Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Most Places, the Data Says…PLEASE IGNORE ANY WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLES PUSHING A “LOCKDOWNS HAVE TO GO” NARRATIVE!

Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Most Places, the Data Say No - It pains me to even type that. I'm not entirely arguing with the idea that strict lockdown may not be appropriate for rural or less densely populated areas, but it's hard to get past the author using Sweden as the cornerstone of …

Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported: Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess of normal levels across 14 countries analyzed by the Financial Times

https://amp.ft.com/content/6bd88b7d-3386-4543-b2e9-0d5c6fac846c?shareType=nongift&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3WQWq72QWadTEKg_SZQFBXtC5JVro2d9YA_lBhSCRjMuV2kt0GVWe8xpo Or you can listen to the two doctors who own an urgent care franchise in Bakersfield, California, who think the counts are being overrepresented (through hearsay!) and the lockdowns are no longer necessary. You know, because they stumbled on a massive conspiracy and everyone else is wrong. I'LL STICK WITH THE DATA FOR NOW.

Let’s take a quick moment to look back and clear the record. Hint: President Obama isn’t to blame for this.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obama-ebola-coronavirus-trump-congress-tea-party-a9469186.html?fbclid=IwAR0d-_4-G6_NfL_7Sc3O2BxZrfbwiAvVl2J-XbCzUJG2uVlzmf8zMX9hU3M From handing down "broken tests" for a disease that didn't exist three years ago to he “inherited a broken system" and "They also gave us empty cupboards. The cupboard was bare … So we took over a stockpile with a cupboard that was bare.” DONALD TRUMP, the captain of our ship, continues to deny …

TIME TO PUT THE “IT’S JUST THE FLU” NARRATIVE TO REST.

The same doctor that penned the Wall Street Journal article propping up the "it's just the flu, bro. Let's get back to work" movement pushes fatally flawed study trying to support his original claim...and is torn to shreds by the rest of the scientific community. EXPERTS DEMOLISH STUDIES SUGGESTING COVID19 IS NO WORSE THAN THE …

We’re all eager to “get back to normal” for a number of necessary and compelling reasons. But let’s not push bunk science to get there.

HERD IMMUNITY WON'T SAVE US. All I have to add is this, from Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Yaneer Bar Yam's March 25, 2020 article The UK's coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn't. The key point--> "you need 60-70% of the population to be infected and recover to have a shot at herd immunity, and there …

The Live Free AND Die Movement

Watching the news, you'd think there was a massive ground swell of ANTI-LOCKDOWN sentiment out there. Enough to jam the streets and maybe even fill stadiums!NOT REALLY. JUST A FEW HUNDRED AGITATORS STRATEGICALLY SPRINKLED ACROSS THE UNITED STATES—REPRESENTING AN INCONSEQUENTIALLY SMALL MINORITY. What the Protests Are Really About-POLITICAL THEATRE See the "Open the Economy" Protests …

We all know how this story is going to end…it’s not going to end. And that’s the problem.

Instead of giving shelter in place orders even the minimum amount of time to work, three states lift restrictions before the orders likely made much of an impact. The results will be predictable. THE "SURGE" PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC MAY NEVER END IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, WHICH PUTS US ALL AT RISK. Flying …