AND IN WORDS
“The much-maligned University of Washington IHME model“……
Don’t you mean the “the broken clock that isn’t even right twice a day” model?
The “even the blind squirrel dies before finding a nut” model?
The “hasn’t even been remotely close but we’ll all go with it because a really rich liberal that we worship used his money to back it so it must be right” model?
The “model that single handedly got the US population to never trust models put together by the elites for the next 100 years” model?
The “model that Global Warmist Michael Mann would even disapprove of because it makes his hockey stick look like he knew what he was talking about and not lying his A $ $ off” model?
Actually the seasonal flu WAS a big story in the leftist press just a few weeks ago:
— “Past (flu and virus) epidemics prove fighting coronavirus with travel bans is a mistake.” – Washington Post
— “Don’t Worry About The Coronavirus. Worry About The Flu” — Buzzfeed
— “Is this going to be a deadly pandemic? No.” — Vox
— “Get a grippe, America. The flu is a much bigger threat than coronavirus, for now.” – Washington Post
— “We Should Deescalate the War on the Coronavirus” – Wired
— “Worried About Catching The New Coronavirus? In The U.S., Flu Is A Bigger Threat” — NPR
— “Be wary of an aggressive government response to coronavirus.” — Washington Post
That’s the cream of the leftist media less than two months ago. How stupid are people that they ever read or listen to them.
Modeling was invented in Mexico.They fill a bag with candy, blindfold you, and give you a stick. Then they twirl you around and if you are lucky, you accidentally hit the bag and get the candy.
The most plausible model without severe restrictions is that of Sweden. The experience there is that less severe restrictions are leading to results that may be better than in Norway, which has severe restrictions. Certainly comparison between areas with more severe restrictions and less severe does little to support the more restrictive mindset.
The Sweden approach appears to be closing to within a near match of US deaths per population, and it entailed virtually no abridgement of legal rights, nor destruction of their economy.
There isn’t a government “worker” at any level of government who is going to miss a single paycheck, a single accrued vacation day, a single accrued sick day, accrued benefit and they will of course keep their gold plated taxpayer funded health insurance. Most of them are living the life of Riley, sitting at home watching porn on their taxpayer purchased computers. My guess is most of them are enjoying the whole show.
Spoiler alert! The government will be reluctant to admit it was ever wrong about anything having to do with their reaction to this event. Sorry I wrecked the surprise for every one…