Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
10% of the people tested got the virus. 1.5% of those who got the virus, needed hospitalization. One-half of one percent of those who got the virus, died from it. 80% of the deaths are in nursing homes. No child has died from it.The computer model estimates from the press conference in March, when the Governor imposed the lock down, were that 2.5 million Minnesotans would get it, of all ages, from 6 months to 91 years; that 15% of those who get it would require hospitalization; 5% of them would require ICU care; 1% would die.Testing proves the computer model was wrong. Can we abandon the model, now? Focus our efforts on those who need them, liberate the rest to go back to work so we can pay for it all?Joe Doakes
I’m not going to say “nothing about Govenor Walz’s response has anything to do with public health.
But nearly every part of the response – especially last week’s luke-warm reopening announcement – is driven by political expedience.
In this case, most notably, as defiance of the state of emergency burgeons, the expedience of appearing to still be in charge.