’tis interesting how the media is against “reopening” the country, and is pulling all the stops to stir public opinion against it.
I think the best (if mostly misleading) argument:
“Cases are increasing”. Yes, TESTED cases are, indeed, increasing. A month ago we were testing nearly nobody. Now counties are testing thousands of people a day. Of course “Cases are increasing”. Hospitalizations are not, nor are deaths in most areas…. Inflate the Fear Balloon!
Plus there is this whole disease that is striking some children (they fail, mostly, to point out that it is EXTREMELY rare) called “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome“…. if one bothers to read the data on it, it may or may not (probably not) be related to Covid-19. But keep Ratcheting up the Fear!
And then the new fear-word:
“Superspreaders”…seems that some people, in some conditions, can spread the disease farther than normal…say if one sings in a choir or other activities where one comes in contact with a large number of people while breathing hard or otherwise having the opportunity to spread droplets of spit or mucous. Duh. This is not news. But it strikes Fear into the hearts of weenies and sheep-like people.
I cannot help but wonder every day, why the attempt to control and corral the United States Population in this manner. Not only does it appear to be unneeded (the expected rise in cases never happened and a vaccine is still months, if not years away and if you have not been exposed, you will be….simply by buying groceries or doing other “essential” activities over the next few months) when the evidence shows that the “experts” were very, very, wrong in their estimates and predictions about this disease, (and, really, if it hiding from it even works) and why the attempts to keep the US population corralled and only let some businesses and activities happen and leave others wither. Why the attempt to keep people afraid and to continue to keep people at home and our economy throttled….
Why are the media and the “Authorities” in general trying to keep the country shut down? If one looks at the chart, you can see that things aren’t as bad in most parts of the country .
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Yeah, green is 1/3 of the deaths blamed on Covid-19, yellow is another third, red is the rest. Not quite what the media is telling you, izzit?
And I still cannot fully understand the attempted hero-ification of our Nurses and Doctors. Yes, it is a (somewhat) dangerous job, hut it always has been. It is a job that deserves respect. But actually, very few of our medical personnel are actually in contact with ANY Covid related people. Yet the media and some parts of our society seem to think they should be venerated as heroes.