Just a few weeks ago

“The big projection being that 2.2 million people would die if we did nothing. That was another decision we made, close it up. That was a big decision that we made. 2 very smart people walked into my office and said listen these are your alternatives. And that was a projection of 1.5 to 2.2 million people if we didn’t close it up. That’s a lot of people.” Actual: maybe 18K or maybe a fraction of that.

2 Responses to “Just a few weeks ago”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    Yep. The models are perhaps marginally better than the Global Warming models, but that’s about it. Of course they wanted it that way. A model could have been built showing a little more than a minor problem, but where’s the fun in that? That would deprive some of a political weapon, others of their 15 minutes of fame and still others their opportunity to exercise power over the little people.

    Meh.

  2. feeblemind Says:

    “In a new study published for the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers found that the majority of those hospitalized due to COVID-19 have preexisting conditions—about 90% of patients, or nearly all, had one or more underlying conditions. The most common, per the CDC, include hypertension (49.7%), obesity (48.3%), chronic lung disease (34.6%), diabetes mellitus (28.3%), and cardiovascular disease (27.8%).”

    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6915e3.htm

    If these risk factors are identified, why are we not focusing on sequestering this part of the population, rather than everyone?

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