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originally posted by: hombero
You just happened to be right, that's all. It could have easily gone the other way. You're not an expert or in a position to claim to be an authority for making such predictions.
originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: Nyiah
I've been saying from Day 1 it is mass hysteria brought on by social media, bias mainstream media, and politicians looking to hype up situation to hurt Trump.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: shawmanfromny
And it doesn't occur to anyone that the new numbers are lower because the measures are working?
But don't worry folks, you will always be able to say that the measures weren't necessary.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Is it? Or is it the same as other strains with the exception that this is a new one?
originally posted by: rickymouse
Trump, just like a lot of intelligent people were buffaloed by improper interpretations of evidence submitted by individuals that were supposed to be stating facts not fiction.
originally posted by: Serdgiam
a reply to: Edumakated
What if its not just to hurt Trump?
We have been seeing a decline in.. "Social Health" (I guess you could call it), for many years. And, some might have noticed, the same lines that have been drawn in those regards are present with the reaction to this virus. The behavioral response is much the same as it has been for years, even preceding Trump.
Before all this, I believed Trump just served as a useful focal point for things that had already been ongoing. I see the same thing with the virus, and for the most part, the "sides" remain largely the same. Even when an individual shifts, its almost solely around established focal points.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Jumping to conclusions *is* dangerous, and that's exactly what happened here. That's what the models are -- conclusions based on incomplete information.
By now, there is a pattern emerging. Heavily populated urban counties have it the worst. They do need some measures for sure. For the rest, outside of hot spots and clusters like nursing homes, people could likely ride this out with some cautionary measures, but nothing like the heavy restrictions we see in places like NYC.
But isn't that what our state and local leaders are doing to protect the community? You know, the ones that tell us to follow the "shelter at home" rules or face fines. What "choice" do I have if I can be fined? It's OK for them "to tell others what they must do," but apparently it's OK for them to break their own rules.
Neither have anything to do with this, so its a moot point, but as you asked...
2,977 people died on 9/11. The USA undertook two armed conflicts in response, which had massive public backing and changed its laws by introducing a whole slew of legislation.
Over 5k deaths have occurred in New York alone due to Coronavirus, and people here are saying that's nothing in "real" terms and everything should go back to normal.
I find reconciling those two figures and the response really difficult.
The 'patriotic' response to 9/11 was to back the action and support the troops.
The 'patriotic' reaction to Covid19 is screw the experts and let people die.