Worse Than The Disease

Science: Draconian lockdowns are, at best, of no real effect in containing the effects of Coronavirus:

The Associated Press picked up on the theme over the weekend, finding that states which enacted tight restrictions on commerce and other activities performed no better in preventing coronavirus deaths or confirmed infections. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, for instance, imposed some of the most draconian curbs in the nation. Florida was at the opposite extreme. Yet “California and Florida have experienced almost identical outcomes in COVID-19 case rates,” the AP reports, and both rank in the middle in terms of deaths per capita.

The latter is even more significant given that California’s younger demographic means that a higher percentage of Florida residents were at high risk for serious virus complications.

The AP also highlights the contrast between South Dakota and Connecticut, which are both among the 10 worst states in terms of death rates. But the latter was much more aggressive in restricting the actions of its residents, while the former took a laissez-faire approach.

While there are obviously many factors in play when making comparisons between the states, such anecdotal evidence is in line with a peer-reviewed Stanford study of eight countries — including the United States — published in January that found “no clear significant beneficial effect” from stay-at-home orders and business closures.

Politics: “They’re not about containing viruses, silly deplorables”.

13 thoughts on “Worse Than The Disease

  1. In a few days I’ll be in south Florida to begin a vacation aborted last March. I plan to troll certain high profile public officials with cheery vacation post cards from the land of freedom. I encourage other travelers to consider doing that.

  2. FF – regarding people not wanting it to end, Kurt Schlichter was on Tim Poole podcast talking about that. That this is their war, and what brings excitement to life

  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will get a coronavirus vaccine shot on Tuesday. ~ Moscow (AP)

    Maybe now Republican men will be more willing to get one.

  4. Lives would be saved if The Garden showed more leadership. Since the vaccine wasn’t available when they took over, they should both get their jabs now, on television, at a news conference where everyone can see and believe and be inspired to follow suit.

    Anything less means blood on their hands.

  5. Anything to avoid the topic of the thread, eh Emery Incognito?

    Surprise everyone sometime and write about the posted topic.

  6. “Georgia Limits AstraZeneca Shots After Nurse Dies of Anaphylactic Shock: TASS

    By Reuters, Wire Service Content March 19, 2021
    U.S. News & World Report”

    Under the Emergency Use Authorizationsexternal icon for COVID-19 vaccines, appropriate medical treatment for severe allergic reactions must be immediately available in the event that an acute anaphylactic reaction occurs following administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.”

    “ NYT
    Doctor’s Death After Covid Vaccine Is Being Investigated”

    “ Man dies after receiving vaccination at Javits Center; doctor says initial indications show no allergic reaction”

    Although he’s an idiot, and completely ignorant of the facts, I’m hoping this won’t deter Tater from getting himself juiced up real good.

  7. “ Ireland halts use of AstraZeneca vaccine following blood clot reports in Norway”

    A normal, well adjusted person would look at the ignorant asshole he’s made of himself, and beg pardon.

    PotAto HeAD is already on to his next cognitive debacle.

  8. Doc, don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the goings-on in S. Florida, but don’t forget your pistol.

    Place is literally jumping with vibrancy.

  9. Adults aren’t children.
    The regular ol’ flu (which seems to have taken a siesta) kills 40k to 100k Americans every year.
    No one considered making it mandatory for adults, or “vaccine shamed” people who refused it.
    Another vast over reaction to what has been a minor pandemic.

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