Posted On: Wednesday - June 17th 2020 7:36PM MST
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(Yes, we have a thing for Roman Numerals at Peak Stupidity, but, then again, see Roman Numeracy.)
It's been 2 weeks since Mr. E.H. Hail's Part XIII, his last post on the Corona Panic-Fest. He gives lots of numbers and graphs to back his points, something that we don't do enough of here. This post is simply to point out this latest, with data from many countries, and the city of Berlin, in Europe, called Against the Corona Panic, Part XIV: Total mortality data in Europe confirms Wuhan-Coronavirus comparable in magnitude to flu waves of the 2010s; the Panic and lockdowns are now fully discredited.
Mr. Hail must have spent much of this 2 weeks gathering, arranging, inspecting, and presenting his large amount of data for the post. As I wrote, it's specifically about Europe. In it, he gets to the bottom line of the Panic vs. anti-Panic debate: How many people have died versus "normal" times? There are comparisons to other flu seasons of the past decade for each of 22 countries and 2 cities (Berlin and Hesse, Germany) with analysis for each one of them. They are grouped into 4 categories, based on the size of the death spike (or pimple, as the case may be) compared to normal times for the entities in question.
You may want to peruse just a sampling of the graphs, and read through some conclusions, or you can take an hour or two and go through the whole thing. I figure the man spent a lot of time on this, so it's worth spending some time reading. I'm not sure I can convince anyone close to me, anyway, till I get American data and after some more time to cool down has expired. With this latest BLM/Commie rioting business, maybe things will never cool down.
I’ve been trying to avoid this Kung Flu topic lately on unz.com with my comments, as I haven’t seen any posts lately that are specifically on this topic. (Gee, I wonder why.) If I were to, I wonder if Mr. Unz would back off his panic-filled rhetoric finally. I know Mr. Sailer has been solidly back to his forte since at least the last couple of weeks. That’d be really refreshing, if the country being destroyed culturally weren’t the topic that we NEED to talk about now. Interesting times indeed …
Lastly, let me write this same point I’ve made multiple times before. I don’t care if it had been the case that this Kung Flu virus HAD been 10 times deadlier than anything we’ve seen before. It is always the wrong thing to do to let the State exercise more power, because they will feel very comfortable using it plenty more times in the future, if not put these rules on permanent status. If this Kung Flu had been on the scale of the Black Plague, well, my State’s Governor wouldn’t have had to do anything, as my family would have bugged out to the country with a stash of food and water, or whatever else we could have thought of. People would have locked themselves down on their own.
Either way, the people have resisted lately to some degree but not enough at the outset. More and more of the time, I see people, acting as individuals, not at all worrying about the masks and all that. I've had quite a few guys start with a fist bump or that elbow thing, and I just say "c'mon, this is bullshit", and we shake hands. That would not happen were this the Black Plague.