PANIC PORN ALERT!
SECOND VERSE SAME AS THE FIRST (shout out Herman’s Hermits)
So, below are four quotes from a very prominent American figure who has been parroting the standard PANIC PORN we have been fed for the better part of the last 12 months now. This individual constantly tells us how we must listen to the experts, but those experts ain’t so good at prognosticatin’. As I have asked before, why is nobody questioning these types of doomsday predictions? Especially when they are repeated over and over again and prove to be incorrect over and over again.
“…the next six to twelve weeks would be the darkest of the entire pandemic”.
“understand the facts, we're likely to lose another 250,000 people DEAD between now and January.”
“…but we need to be honest, the next few weeks and months are going to be VERY tough, very tough period for our nation. Maybe the toughest during this entire pandemic.”
“We are entering what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus.
All pretty scary stuff. But let’s take a look at the actual numbers. Below is the percentage increase in the growth of the daily coronavirus infections (positive test not a “case”) over the last two months, broken into two-week increments based around Thanksgiving. I used Thanksgiving because we were told we would all die if we ate turkey with other humans (the infamous “surge”). Then we were told we would all die if we celebrated Christmas with friends and family (the infamous “surge on a surge”). And you can still read articles being published today that claim things are getting exponentially worse and that doesn’t even include the “surge” from the holidays we’re still expecting. But what do the actual numbers (some might even call it SCIENCE AND DATA) say? Let’s see. First, in picture form:
Then, by the numbers:
12/25 – 1/7 +15%
1/8 – 1/21 +12%
First, for the record: There was NO post-Thanksgiving surge, there was NO post-Christmas surge, and there were just under 80,000 deaths attributed to COVID in the months of December, NOT 250,000. What you are looking at above is absolute fact that we are not all going to die (at least not from COVID), and that the virus is not growing “exponentially” or “out of control”. You will notice that the rate of growth of “cases” peaked in mid-November (before Thanksgiving) and has been declining slowly but steadily since. That’s a consistent slowing of daily new cases for two months now. In fact, over the past month we have seen an approximately 20% drop in two-week period over two-week period cases. And if you’re not a numbers person, just look at the graph. That is a perfectly normal seasonal curve for a respiratory virus; no spikes, no surges. But please don’t believe what you can see with your own eyes or count with your own fingers and toes. You’ve been told by “experts” that things are getting worse, so you better stay under your bed. But then again, there’s no need to fear, vaccine-man is here! (hat tip Underdog) By the way, if you didn’t read yesterday’s post about the coming change in PCR testing you should take a gander. Before you give the credit for the coming reduction in “cases” to a vaccine or a politician, remember these numbers and the coming technical changes in how we determine who is a “case”.
Once again I will disclaim that I’m not telling you not to wear a mask or not lock down or not wash your mail. You do you. But I am asking you to look at the actual numbers and compare those to what you’re being told by the “experts” and the media and maybe change your approach to this whole thing. Have I ever mentioned fear and anxiety depress your immune system? Probably not a good idea at the moment (or ever). If you can look at the actual SCIENCE AND DATA and still not believe it, then as I have said before, we have left the Age of Reason and re-entered the Dark Ages. Heaven help us.