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2020-10-17 Britain
Do the numbers justifying crippling new lockdowns REALLY stand up to scrutiny?
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Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-10-17 04:23|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views ]  Top

#1 Yes, if these people are doing the math...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-10-17 09:41||   2020-10-17 09:41|| Front Page Top

#2 Original mortality (total deaths/total 'cases') estimate was 3.2%. World to-date is 2.8%, US is 2.7%, NY is 6.4% and TX is 2.0%. Deaths are highly skewed towards the elderly. I think it is clear this is a disease to avoid, but it is not clear to me how effective various measures like masks and lockdowns are - and they are not without their own costs, both economic and health. (One could even say they sacrifice the essential people to protect the effete.)
Posted by Glenmore 2020-10-17 11:15||   2020-10-17 11:15|| Front Page Top

#3 'Let's step forward together': Jacinda Ardern delivers a rousing speech after landslide victory in New Zealand election and vows to bring Kiwis out of the coronavirus pandemic stronger than ever
Posted by Skidmark 2020-10-17 11:47||   2020-10-17 11:47|| Front Page Top

#4 Kansas City hospitals turn away ambulances amid surge in COVID-19 patients as health official warns it could become 'the next New York'
Posted by Skidmark 2020-10-17 12:08||   2020-10-17 12:08|| Front Page Top

#5 ^The idea that there is no herd immunity just doesn't seem to penetrate into the minds of "covid sceptics". Just like the idea that Earth's temperatures are determined by the Sun cycle doesn't seem to penetrate the minds of AGW faithful.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-10-17 12:16||   2020-10-17 12:16|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Frank G 2020-10-17 12:59||   2020-10-17 12:59|| Front Page Top

#7 I missed that one, Frank G - it is a classic!
Posted by Glenmore 2020-10-17 16:05||   2020-10-17 16:05|| Front Page Top

#8 Yesterday's Dilbert -- protestors surround office.
Posted by Bobby 2020-10-17 16:31||   2020-10-17 16:31|| Front Page Top

#9 I would expect numbers to climb if economic activity increased.
Posted by gorb 2020-10-17 16:38||   2020-10-17 16:38|| Front Page Top

#10 #2 If you hate lockdowns, you have to love masks & distancing.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-10-17 17:29||   2020-10-17 17:29|| Front Page Top

#11 Not necessarily.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-17 21:15||   2020-10-17 21:15|| Front Page Top

#12 Case mortality is FAKE NUMBERS. Stop it! 35 is misleading and unreal. Try Infection Mortality Rate. Its less than 0.03% in otherwise healthy people under the age of 65.
Posted by Theager Borgia1057 2020-10-17 22:14||   2020-10-17 22:14|| Front Page Top

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