So if you didn’t read my piece “Is Florida Becoming a ‘Death Cult’” from a few days ago you should go back and do so. But here’s a follow-up on that piece. To review, Mika Brzezinski (co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”) “tore into” those evil stupid southerners who actually believe they should have the right to choose what “investigational” drugs they put in their bodies, claiming the spike in cases in Florida (or as she said, FLOR-I-DA!) was due to the “DeSantis variant” and that Floridians had joined a “death cult”.
Now, if you had read my post on this topic you would already know that the vaccination rates between Florida (the death cult) and New York (where all the smart people live) were very similar, with Florida actually having better coverage of the elderly (previously known as the “vulnerable” until the “young” supplanted them) and New York having a 50% HIGHER DEATH RATE per million residents. So there’s that. But here’s what’s interesting. Mika's tirade was delivered on August 9th to the applause and fist bumps (no shaking hands, Anthony Fauci says so) of the rest of the mainstream media with such descriptors of her tearful attack as “slams”, “smashes”, and “rips” the satanic “death cult figures”. Cool. But what needs to be noted is that the fatality curve had already peaked in Florida on August 6th and since then has dropped by 87% as of this writing. See the graph below. Here’s my question to Mika and her PANIC PORNING buddies, and to you out there in internetland if you actually subscribe to this type of unscientific, hysterical, garbage that somehow passes for “news”. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?
While it appears the daily case count in Florida may have peaked in the last day or so, cases have risen steadily by 1,361% from a low on June 19th through yesterday. Deaths started increasing around July 10th which is earlier than the expected average lag time between infection and death of about four to five weeks (average for death from onset of symptoms is somewhere between 14 and 56 days with average time from exposure to symptoms about 5 days). But cases continued to increase at the same rate all through June, July, and most of August (see daily case graph below) with deaths peaking (and then dropping precipitously) on August 6th. If we assume a roughly five week window from positive test to death, this indicates that the fatality rate peaking on August 6th means that the Grim Reaper (or as Mika would say, Ron DeSantis) decided to slow down his harvesting of people infected after about the beginning of July (people infected on say, July 1st would be the ones dying about a 5 weeks later on August 10th or so), which is just the beginning of this latest “surge” in “cases”. This would mean that the fatalities from early July through early August (remember, deaths started going up around July 10th and peaked on August 16th) would have actually been from people who were infected in early June (or earlier) through early July when, in fact, the case count was, for most of that time, slowly dropping. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT? How do you explain deaths going up rapidly based on about 2.000 cases a day, but then dropping even faster based on maybe 10,000 to 20,000 cases a day?
How do you explain deaths increasing when the infections on which they are based are largely decreasing and then deaths peaking and dropping rapidly while cases are “skyrocketing”? If what many of you think you “know” is true about this virus, then deaths should have continued to rise until about a month to six weeks from now (assuming the cases have actually peaked now), and then started a slow decline. And by the way, why do cases ever peak at all? We have been told for some 18 months, and especially now with the evil Delta variant, how transmissible this virus is, so why doesn’t the virus just continue to infect people until everyone is infected? If you say “masks” or “vaccines” then you’re just silly (see Sweden or India or anywhere else on the planet). And while we’re at it, please notice how deaths are grossly disproportionate to cases in the first “wave” last April and May, are still much higher than cases in the second “wave” of July and August, are still slightly higher in the third “wave” of January and February, but now are maybe half of the case count in this fourth “wave”. What’s up with that? The answer to these questions (and more) is that maybe, just maybe, what you think you “know” about this virus isn’t true and as I’ve said from the beginning, this virus is going to go where it wants and do what it wants, despite (or perhaps sometimes even because of) what dopey “mitigation” strategies we employ. Try to remember this when our overlords order us to mask up and lock down this fall.
As for Mika and her ilk, stop listening to these self-important, uninformed, hysterical, lying, political operatives who do NOT have your best interests at heart. Or, you can continue to express your righteous indignation towards “THEM”, that is, the stupid, selfish, science-denying unvaccinated who are putting “YOUR” vaccinated butt in danger. And you know they are because Mika told you so. As always, you do you.