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14 thoughts on “Macro-Level Forces Report: How Covid Conditions Impacted 2020 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Capture Rate

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  1. For any other consumer product, 62 deaths in one year would be cause for concern on a national level. Of course, it’s complicated by the fact that the CDC feels that breed information related to these deaths is unimportant.

  2. Well written, Farmer Jayne.

    The Covid years from 2020 – 2022 could be characterized by the “Packs of Pitbulls” years. Dozens to 100 dogs in general were also removed from homes.

    Another key point of the report is that victims ≥ 45 years old seem to be invisible despite some contributing to the American economy for at least 20 years.

  3. I’m sure it relates to “COVID Pups”. Everyone needs a dog to keep them company when working from home.

    Now, consider the “inventory” available at shelters at any given time. The vast majority of dogs there are, or are closely related to, Pit Bulls. I estimate many of these dogs had bite histories, also.

  4. I’m pretty sure the lack of many of the >45yo deaths is a “hush job” by the surviving family because their own choice of ‘family pet’ caused their deaths. If it was a death of someone unrelated to the dog, then it would more likely have made the news.

    • That is certainly what we have seen. Police are much more likely to issue a media release if the victim was unrelated to the dog.

  5. Thank you for confirming what I’d suspected. During 2020 and 21 everything disappeared except the election and Covid. I heard that our local shelter adopted all of its dogs. Every where you go there are shiny bright pit bulls pulling their clueless owners around. Two immediate neighbors got new dogs, not pits, thank goodness, but very barky breeds, so I now have 5 barkers on my fence line.

    • Join the club, Dayna.

      I have about the same number of barkers next door, and what I think of those dogs and their owners cannot be printed here on this family blog. Thank goodness they aren’t pits, but they still make quite a racket.

      However, there is some good news in the neighborhood. It appears that the pit bull owning sleazeballs across the street are being evicted. I saw an official-looking guy serving papers last week, and the chronological adults looked very unhappy.

      Even better, I think they moved the dogs to some other location because I haven’t heard one of their barkathons since the late summer.


    Unresponsive COUNTY/CITY government Animal Control Services in Ohio are interrupting FEDERAL operations of the US Postal Service.

    Recently we learned of the death of USPS route carrier Pam Rock by pitbull mauling. Putnam County, Florida.

    Please see my 2 new comments at that Dogsbite site regarding this major failure alert. At the end of the Comments.

    • Hopefully, the 2 new comments on the USPS and Animal Control Services will be approved by Dogsbite soon. DBO is understandably protecting the Comments.

  7. Indianapolis Care and Control is giving away pitbulls routinely. I wonder when the population is so saturated with them that no one comes to get them. Really nice writeups are being put out.
    on the dogs. I wonder who writes them up.. Are they largely copying other writeups?

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