… the former vice president said there had been 6,114 “military Covid deaths” and 118,984 “military Covid [infections].”
Facts First: This is wrong — and not just by a little. Biden overstated the number of military Covid deaths by 6,107 and infections by nearly 79,000. There have been seven deaths in the military due to Covid-19 and 40,026 cases as of September 9, according to the Defense Department.
Wow, I did not know that: only 7.
So the Case Fatality Rate among US military personnel has been about 1 out of 6000.
The military has mandatory retirement ages and rules against being too fat, so personnel are much less likely to be old, fat, or sickly.
From the DoD:
|DOD COVID-19 Cumulative Totals|
|As of 0600, Sept. 9, 2020|
CFR is Case Fatality Rate or deaths per officially recorded cases. CHR is Case Hospitalization Rate.
The CHR for Military isn’t super low (1.48%), but the CFR rate is almost negligible (0.02%).