vegetariantaxidermy wrote: ↑Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:22 pm
henry quirk wrote: ↑Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:08 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: ↑Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Indeed. I've been wondering why covid cases are accelerating but deaths seem to be going down. It could be that deaths haven't had time to catch up with cases (many people linger) or that many more young people are getting it (and they have a much lower death rate).
Also (and I'll post on this later), the powers that be
have rejiggered the count again, inflatin' the numbers (again).
I shit you not.
First, the CDC screwed up the totals by accidentally
intermixing virus test results with antibody test results, then contact tracing in various locales has ben re-worked so that probable, but unconfirmed, cases are bein' counted as positives
Think about it: Joe tests positive. In an earlier iteration of contact tracin', if Joe had contact with 15 folks, those folks were considered possible infections, and they'd remain categorized as possibles
till tested. Now, each and every one of those 15 is considered positive for beer virus till tested. Before, they were added to the confirmed infections count; now they have to be removed. And if they never get tested, they stay on the confirmed positives list (even if they aren't infected).
It's the difference between innocent till proven guilty
& guilty till proven innocent
And: in some locales, tracers are forbidden to ask if an infected person attended any protests
Like I said to RC over in my perspectives thread we don't have any friggin' idea of the true (U.S.) total(s)
(of previously or currently infected, of those hospitalized with beer virus vs those hospitalized cuz of beer virus, of folks who died with beer virus vs those who died cuz of beer virus).
It's a great big mess.