Yeah, I think there is going to be quite a reckoning for the so-called scientific community, as well as the Chinese Communist Party. Their projections here are even worse than their global warming predictions. They clearly panicked and overshot for reasons that are not entirely clear, and they've done tremendous damage to people's finances. This is the scientific-technological elite that Eisenhower warned us about. Army field hospital for Covid-19 surge leaves Seattle after 9 days. It never saw a patient
This is a similar story with the Navy hospital ships. The hospitals didn't turn over non-infected people (paying customers) to the navy hospital ships. So now the hospital ships are treating patients with coronavirus. Hospital ship Comfort to take coronavirus patients; crew member tests positive
The ship had originally been set to take only noncoronavirus patients as a way to ease pressure on overwhelmed city hospitals. But New York's strict social distancing measures have caused a drop in routine accidents and crime, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
I guess the criminals don't have as many reasons to shoot each other.
A temporary hospital built by the Army Corps of Engineers at the city's Javits Center has also been approved to treat coronavirus patients.
So yet another one is going to be used for coronavirus. We’re Owed an Explanation
Rush Limbaugh wrote:The doomsayers get to get away with everything. “Fauci Slashes U.S. Death Projection, Raising Hope for Reopening.” What is wrong with this headline? Does Dr. Fauci have anything to do with reopening? Yes. That’s what’s wrong with the headline. This is a Bloomberg News story. “Top infectious disease official credits social distancing.” I’m gonna start calling BS on this.
Now, don’t misunderstand. I’m not saying it’s not important. I’m not saying it’s not relevant. But there is no way social distancing has made the difference in 2.2 million down to 60,000 dead. There is no way that social distancing made the difference from 240,000 dead projected now down to 60,000 dead. And what do you bet that number gets revised down in the coming days? There has to be something else going on here, and it has to be the projections were wrong in the first place because of the models, and we know that they were wrong.
But these guys get to revise their projections and hold on to their expertise status throughout the entire process. I just don’t believe social distancing has suddenly changed the data that lowers the forecast death toll from 240,000 to 60,000. We’re not stupid here.
Some of the best statisticians in the world don't work in the scientific community--even though they often have the education for it. They work for Wall Street firms in high finance. They understand modelling very well. Early in my career, I did a lot of that sort of thing. This is why I became a skeptic of the global warming doomsayers. It wasn't hard to find holes in their models around the time of the TAR, and they simply attacked the character of anyone who challenged their assumptions. Yet, they still get held up as experts, even when they fail miserably. Very few enterprises can sustain themselves when being led by people who fail chronically.
Rush Limbaugh wrote:California, oh, man, is this a huge See, I Told You So. Stanford researchers are now thinking, you know what, maybe it was herd immunity. Maybe the virus has been in California since last fall, and maybe in California they’ve developed an immunity to it, herd immunity. Most of the people that have been exposed to it got antibodies ’cause it makes no sense that in a state of 40 million the death toll is still under – I forget what it was — 750 a few days ago. It’s phenomenally low.
Limbaugh may be right. I think I may have had coronavirus in December. When I turned 50, I started getting flu shots. I got a boost in May, and this season's flu shot in December. Yet, around Christmas eve I came down with fever and a persistent, dry, utterly unproductive cough that lasted like two weeks. Nobody gives too much of a shit about flu deaths, so they probably didn't know what was killing people in December.
Rush Limbaugh wrote:In the state of Oregon practically statistically zero deaths. And it’s not because of social distancing. They told us, they tried to tell us that social distancing is what made the difference in California. California had a two-day head start on social distancing over New York. New York has more deaths than Italy. Are you telling me — see, we’re not stupid here. And you aren’t, either. You’re telling me that a two-day head start on social distancing in California is the reason why there are so few deaths in California compared to New York?
I think to a lot of people, this is just non-intuitive. It likely ran through California and nobody picked up on it. WHO head cries racism to cover for his enabling of China’s lies about coronavirus
That’s right: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is complaining that Taiwan is fostering supposedly racist attacks against him, and even death threats.
But he can’t even offer details beyond saying he’s been called names, “black or negro.”
Par for the course.
Here's another interesting one from Limbaugh: Stanford Researchers Looking at Herd Immunity in California
He cites two news articles: one from SFGate and one from the San Francisco Chronicle. Both have been taken down. Seems our news outlets aren't much more reliable than the Chinese Commmunist Party. Here's one article that survives: New study investigates California's possible herd immunity to COVID-19
Don't be surprised if this gets erased.
"Something is going on that we haven't quite found out yet," said Victor Davis Hanson a senior fellow with Stanford's Hoover Institute.
Hanson said he thinks it is possible COVID-19 has been spreading among Californians since the fall when doctors reported an early flu season in the state. During that same time, California was welcoming as many as 8,000 Chinese nationals daily into our airports. Some of those visitors even arriving on direct flights from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
"When you add it all up it would be naïve to think that California did not have some exposure," said Hanson.
For years California has been the No. 1 travel destination for Chinese tourists in the United States. Even after the U.S. halted flights from China this winter Chinese travelers were still able to come to California on flights from Europe and Canada.
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