posted on Jul, 13 2020 @ 02:16 PM
a reply to: burdman30ott6
I'd bet its an issue with when someone will answer the phone to sign a paper.
But its indicative of a larger problem....we have # for statistics to base any judgements on. The homeless thing has become a real mess of a
question, as it seems that no one really tracks homeless illness. Which seems kind of dumb from a public health standpoint...we should have
demographics broken down by socioeconomics so we can decide about stuff like how to address this public healthcare debate (among other things, like
tracking pandemics among populations we leave exposed for the sake of running live petri dishes it seems).
The one thing standing out to me right now is that death statistics are newly being ignored for infection rates. Which is about as honest as
discussing "gun deaths" rather than "murder rate" when talking about gun control. Its like we have moved the goalposts because the story wasn't
telling the needed narrative. And worse...if you go get tested 5 different times to see if you are clear of an active asymptomatic case....each of
those tests is recorded as a unique event for the purpose of reporting.
None of this was set up to gather meaningful data. It was set up to gather damning evidence. Its why when Texas sees its worst spike a couple of
weeks ago, we suddently find that several small communities had everyone just posted as a (false) positive. Lord knows how many other false positives
no one even looked for. How about the folks who scheduled a test but didn't show who still got a confirmation of a positive test?
I do data for fun. Its my career, but i enjoy it. And i've gone looking for some numbers and have found that they are nearly impossible to find.
You might find what you are looking for in one area, but find that its not being measured the same in another area (like if you want to compare US
rate to the global rates). Or you might find no one has bothered to even look at the data to begin with. I know that were I building a
report/analysis to run my business from, the data available would not fit my needs in that regard.