Global: Sars-COV-2 – a virus that oscillates between killing 5,000 to 20,000 a day for an entire year?

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How is this graph even possible? For more than one year the global death toll for Sars-Cov-2 has oscillated between ~5,000 deaths a day to ~20,000 deaths a day creating a pattern that is almost ECG like in its uniformity.  Answers on a postcard please, because we do not see anything natural about this graph.

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** This post was originally published on April 27, 2021 **