We have a fair amount of info. Yes, it’s science, and science is always revising itself as more info is collected, but refining this info has been a world priority for months and many nations have dedicated resources to figuring out what’s going on.This is part of the issue. Nobody has that info, absolutely nobody. Reason being that nobody knows how many asymptomatic cases there has been. What if half the people who had it not only had no symptoms but have not been test/will not get tested. We know how many have tested positive and how many they say have died as a result (kind of/ maybe or maybe not) but thats not taking into account the many people who won't be counted so I would conclude whatever number they tell us must be exaggerated as compared to the real number infected which drives the percentage of fatalities down even further.
My sister in law is an ICU a nurse in a hotspot city and she hasn’t had a single patient die. The detail that she’s a NICU nurse, so her patients are typically somewhere between minutes and weeks old, might be relevant. Not to take anything away from your wife, but nurses only see their slice of a hospital. Where I live (another hotspot) you can talk to 5 nurses and one of them will say “I’m furloughed so no patients at all”, three of them will say, “no I don’t see much impact,”, and one of them will say, “oh shit oh shit the last ICU bed at our hospital filled up a week ago and we’re losing patients because we can’t provide care!!!!” My cousin is has had both patients and a coworker die, and she isn’t in a hotspot city.Like I mentioned before, my wife is a nurse and we live in Chicagoland. The only people she's seen die from covid were very old /already sick or very out of shape and generally unhealthy. If I saw a young healthy person I know die from it, it would have my attention but it just isn't happening around here.
Except there are no hard and fast "facts"; way too many deaths were labeled Covid, because Covid got more Fed dollars than pneumonia, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Death rates are at or less than the annual flu %-wise, and most are still in nursing homesYou can’t really debate facts. You can misrepresent them and hope your audience is too gullible to do their own research, but that only works if you have chosen fools for your audience.
Sadly, the US public education system was taken over almost instantly by people who saw (still see) an advantage in a society of fools. Few ever manage to break free of that handicap, but it can be done.
I’m healthy paranoia’s biggest fan, but that makes no sense. Why would India, Brazil, Italy, China, Russia, Venezuela, the Koreas, The UK, Spain, Iran, France....hell, we’ll just say, “pretty much every country on the planet”, be getting, “Fed dollars?” You do realize that those aren’t US states, right? How were these payments made? Why aren’t the citizens of those countries complaining about roughly 400,000 of their fellow citizens dying just for some rapidly devaluing US currency? Seems like a shitty deal.Except there are no hard and fast "facts"; way too many deaths were labeled Covid, because Covid got more Fed dollars than pneumonia, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Death rates are at or less than the annual flu %-wise, and most are still in nursing homes
Your insinuation was that the covid statistics are biased by states inflating covid fatality rates to get “Fed dollars.”What the hell are you talking about with other countries? Are you just trolling or what?
I can see you have no semblance of sense or intelligence; I'll leave you to your piss-poor preconceived agenda with made up facts.
We know for a fact that “Fed dollars” play a part? OK, I’ll play.Overseas numbers are all over the place. The reasons for that a multiple, complex, and possibly not thoroughly understood by anyone. In th U.S., that probably is just as true. We do know for a fact, however, that "fed dollars" play a part.
I'm just going to let that one sit there and gather flies.We know for a fact that “Fed dollars” play a part? OK, I’ll play.
By that same standard I can say that we know the recent solar eclipse plays a part too. I mean, we know that there was an eclipse during the pandemic so the eclipse must have contributed in some sense.
Why call out that “Fed dollars play a part” if it’s not significant?No, I didn't. And I'm still not interested in playing your games.
............................................It’s become quite clear that the medical class, who excused the non-social distancing rioting over Floyd, is more concerned with their progressive bias and hatred towards the president than actually doling out credible advice. In short, the medical experts are now no better than the clowns we see daily on CNN and MSNBC bashing Trump.
...........................................University of California, Berkeley carefully evaluated empirical data on social distancing, shelter-in-place orders, and lives saved. To measure the impact of social distancing, they gathered data from cellphones on travel patterns, foot traffic in nonessential businesses, and personal interactions.
Their findings? Social-distancing measures reduced person-to-person contact by about 50%, while harsher shelter-in-place rules reduced contact by only an additional 5%. Then, using data on Covid-19 infection and mortality, they estimated that these measures saved 74,000 lives. Finally, after using demographic data to adjust the VSL—which is lower for older people, who have fewer years to live—the study found that the gross benefit of social distancing has been a mere $250 billion.
That finding casts major doubt on the value of lockdowns and even social distancing as a method of reducing the spread of Covid-19. While we can’t yet estimate a specific figure, the economic cost of social distancing and lockdowns will likely be more than $1 trillion.