Armageddon Denied

Just a few weeks ago, COVID numbers from the Sturgis motorcycle rally and, we were breathlessly assured, “super spreader event“, turned out to be lower, per capita than any sample of over a half million people in the general population.

The numbers came out just in time to tamp down a bit of the excitement Minnesota is “Karen“ population was feeling at warning Minnesota, yet again, of impending doom over the state fair.

Which didn’t prevent Karen from Karening.

But all good things – I like the inflated feeling of self importance one gets from being a joyless Jeremiah – come to an end. The numbers from the state fair just aren’t that bad.

State officials say 228 confirmed COVID cases have been traced back to the State Fair as of Friday. For a little perspective, there were more than 1.3 million people in attendance.

During the period of the state fair, they were roughly 1400 new cases detected per day in Minnesota – a rate of 254 cases per day, per million Minnesotans.

228 cases over 10 days, across 1.3 million people, breaks down to a rate of about 180 cases per million per day.

In other words, assuming the math in my head is correct (Not to mention the numbers coming from the Minnesota Department of health), Minnesotans who went to the fair were almost a third safer than Minnesotans who didn’t.

Could we stop the hysteria over public events held outdoors, already?

25 thoughts on “Armageddon Denied

  1. I got one of those Covid tracker apps on my phone. It exchanges random pings with nearby phones and somehow alerts the owner if one of those phones belongs to a person who has or has been exposed to Covid. I’m perhaps unclear on the details and feel free to correct me. Anyway, went to the State Fair all 12 days (don’t judge me. My wife’s bucket list) and thus far nary a chirp on the app. When I see a Covid freak driving while masked I feel pity and hilarity simultaneously.

  2. Ya sure, but tell me Mr. Smarty Pants, how many of those Stugis rally goers deaths will be attributed to second-hand smoke?

    Like lots!!

    Too bad hysteria doesn’t kill. It might clean up the media…..

    Somewhat.

  3. This is the second year in a row that Kristi Noem and Sturgis have failed to produce the “covid super spreader” as they were commended to by the covid-panic-porn media complex.
    There is no cure for being wrong.

  4. “I got one of those Covid tracker apps on my phone. It exchanges random pings with nearby phones and somehow alerts the owner if one of those phones belongs to a person who has or has been exposed to Covid.”

    !!!!!!!!!!Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!

    “random pings”

  5. It’s gotten to the point that I’m going to have to insist friends put their pocket spies in my Faraday bag when visiting.

  6. Even turned off & with the sim removed, both iphones and android phones track your location and will report the information back to your carrier (& others) as soon as it is in contact with a network again.
    People in shady businesses use burner phones for reasons that have nothing to do with the phone & SIM number.

  7. MP:
    On iPhones, if your “Location Services” is switched off, it can’t be tracked, even with the Find My iPhone app. In fact, the mapping app won’t give you the right directions if that is switched off.

  8. Dunno, I can research it more, but I read a tech report that said that even with power off and sim card removed, after roaming for a day and switcing it back on, it immediately beamed back all the locations where it had been. This was true for both iphones and android.

  9. When I ask my T-Mobile phone to find a restaurant ‘near me,’ I get hits in a suburb of Chicago. My destination is on my right? Yeah, about 400 miles to the right. It’s a reconditioned phone, maybe the prior owner lived there.

    I’ll probably be extradicted for crimes soon. “Deny it all you want, buddy, your cell phone says you were there and cell phones never lie, unlike your lying dog-faced pony-soldier friends.”

    I wonder if this is relevant: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/16/geofence-warrants-reverse-search-warrants-police-google

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    When I ask my T-Mobile phone to find a restaurant ‘near me,’ I get hits in a suburb of Chicago. My destination is on my right? Yeah, about 400 miles to the right. It’s a reconditioned phone, maybe the prior owner lived there.

    I’ll probably be extradicted for crimes soon. “Deny it all you want, buddy, your cell phone says you were there and cell phones never lie, unlike your lying dog-faced pony-soldier friends.”

  11. Since the State Fair isn’t a very good super spreader event, we might infer that deep fried food on a stick protects against the ‘rona, no?

  12. If one were to presume that majority of State fare goers were of the MAGA type, then it stands to reason that Wuhan Flu is raging in the self-righteous vaccinated Karen-led population. Hmmm….

  13. boss, if you believe that switching location services off no the phone prevents it from tracking you, then I presume you also sit up all night on the 24th waiting to greet Santa with milk and cookies?

  14. On iPhones, if your “Location Services” is switched off, it can’t be tracked, even with the Find My iPhone app. In fact, the mapping app won’t give you the right directions if that is switched off.

    Well……….yes and no.

    A phone can be tracked by the cell tower receiving the signal and if the phone is being used in a “tower dense” area, a fairly close location approximation can be made by the towers that receive the signal.

    In the cities, your phone is always pinging several towers.

    Whether the consortium of Apple/Google/Verizon/ATT/T-Mobile does this on a routine basis to generate revenue is an open question.

    Whether they want to or not, is not even a question.

    Now, let’s deal with the issue of me talking about pressure washers with a guy outside church and suddenly getting pressure washers ads decorating my browser….

    Apple and Google say they don’t use your microphone to listen to your conversations……but that’s lawyer-speak. What they don’t say is whether one of the many services they partner with do.

  15. MP is right. When you turn your pocket spy off, it remains active; you can’t use it, but Apple (or Google) can and it will cache data while “off”.

    If you don’t want your location to be added to your NSA profile, you need one of these.

    There are several different brands out there, but I like the Silent Pocket because it has a double fold closing. I know it works because when I put my flip phone in there (I do not have a mobile computing device) while I travel, it blows up with text messages when I take it out and all the messages tell me they were just received, even if they were sent days before.

    Here’s another alternative

    Rob Braxman is a true wizard. They guy may be a genius, I dunno, but he sure knows his way around digital security. You can shop for one of his de-googled android phones at brax.me. You’ll have to register, but he doesn’t ask for an email or phone #.

    Notice on the video, that Rob tells us why you can never have privacy with an Apple phone…which is why you never want an apple phone.

  16. I’ve just been moderated because I’ve shared more than one link. It’s an informative post, I think…hope it gets through the censor.

  17. Question — If you use 30,000 deaths as a average flu season, how many average flu yrs would it take to reach the Covid deaths in ~18 months? (~675,000)
    Answer — 22.5 years of 30k flu seasons.

    It’s like the apologists who were determined to parrot the line that Covid was “just the flu” or “not as bad as the flu” couldn’t let go of the fact they were embarrassingly wrong, so they still want to claim 675,000 dead are no big deal.

  18. After all the bullshit from the fed’s alphabet teams we have seen exposed, imagine being stupid enough to *still* believe 675,000 people died from the bat flu, but doubting the veracity of the vaxx data.

    *snicker*

  19. Bodies are very easy to count. Excess deaths are actually above the Covid death numbers. And, you are literally one of the last people to lecture me on Covid.

    Imagine you — posting comments on SiTD and taking yourself seriously.

  20. Bodies are easy to count. Cause of death . . . not so much.

    Say some old guy died of respiratory distress. What killed him?

    2019 – pneumonia
    2020 – Covid
    2021 – pneumonia (he had Covid but he’d been vaccinated so that would have been a breakthrough case of Covid and we don’t count them anymore and voila, another excess death).

  21. Epic nitwit, rat Emery squeaked: “Bodies are very easy to count.”

    Right…and all of the people that died of “gun shot” and “starvation” during the reign of Pol Pot actually died of Covid…I mean c’mon, one look at the bodies will confirm that. Go ahead; count ’em.
    ………
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    Sometimes, I think making breathing an involuntary action is punishment from God. Make idiots like rat Emery remember to breath, and civilization moves ahead centuries in days…but here we are.

  22. On the bright side, there should be some preowned motorcycles up for sale in the coming weeks/months.

  23. Even the CDC has admitted that only 5-6% of the 675.000 deaths were strictly from Covid. The other were “with” Covid. Another figure I saw was that about in 80% of the deaths, obesity was a factor. By the way, anybody notice how during the last year or so our woke corporations have substituted skinny models with “large” ones in what seems like almost every add? No doubt a lot of the same ones demanding their employees get vaccinated…

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