“Briand’s study should not be used exclusively in understanding the impact of COVID-19, but should be taken in context with the countless other data published by Hopkins, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “ (source above)What the Johns Hopkins Newsletter now says about the article, why it was removed, and why (they say) it isn't to be trusted (even though they originally published it) can be found here. That's some mighty convoluted spinning being done by folks who are supposed to be upholding some sort of high academic standards....
Dang it. Would you quit trying to apply logic and science here?? We're trying to have a mass hysteria.Ok, time to beat the dead horse once again! My son lives in Los Angeles Country where they are once again on a stay at home order due to the "alarming rise in cases".
Earlier this year, data from three US states – New York, Nevada and Massachusetts – showed that when the amount of the virus found in a person was taken into account, up to 90 percent of people who tested positive could actually have been negative, as they may have been carrying only tiny amounts of the virus.
A judicial ruling in Portugal determined that using the virus tests to quarantine visitors cited a study conducted by “some of the leading European and world specialists,” which was published by Oxford Academic at the end of September. It showed that if someone tested positive for Covid at a cycle threshold of 35 or higher, the chances of that person actually being infected is less than three percent, and that “the probability of… receiving a false positive is 97% or higher.” The United States has been pushing positive cases as being those that are as high as 40 cycles while many experts say that anything higher than 25-30 should be regarded as negative.
Even with these inflated test results, all we hear from the MSM is the screaming about the number of cases in certain states. No one talks about the percentage of population affected or the rate of infection/hospitalization/death per 100,000.
Look at the two pages below. In the first, scroll down to the number of cases per state. In the second, look at the population by state. Any surprises? The more people in the state, the more likely you are to have a higher total number of cases that less populated states which has nothing to do with how serious the problem is in any state. What matters are the percentages and the rates, not the total numbers. If course, this means using facts, not hysterical data pulled out of context
My rant is done; you may all be at ease for the next 30 days.
United States Coronavirus update with statistics and graphs: total and new cases, deaths per day, mortality and recovery rates, current active cases, recoveries, trends and timeline.www.worldometers.info
OMG. Sorry to hear you died. Hope you get to feeling better soon.Just got back from the MS coast. Things are pretty normal down there. Some people wearing masks, many not. None of it is mandatory.
Took the grandson to Big Play. Played laser tag with other kids and adults we didn't know, drove gokarts, played arcade games, etc... Everybody non-masked.