Posted On: Wednesday - June 24th 2020 7:37PM MST
In Topics:   US Police State  Healthcare Stupidity
(See that "+8" for the day - it's tough with this reduced grapic, sorry. Just for reference, in the neighborhood of 170 people die in Missouri on an average day. Shouldn't we be talking some more about high fructose corn syrup instead?)
It's heating up again, that nasty Kung Flu. No, not the disease, so much as the rhetoric and Police State build-out, is heating up. I suppose this month of black/antifa rioting, oops!, protesting, I mean, was a nice break. Man, we've got to get back to this pressing problem and clamp down some more. I mean, shoot, we broke 120,000 deaths like, a week back, though it sure took a while. (It even went down one time. Whooh, that was scary - see COVID-one-niner Death Count Hemoraging.)
We've been told that wearing masks anywhere in public will become law next week(?) in our jurisdiction. I'm not doing it. I believe more and more this stuff is being pushed for more nefarious reasons than the power-tripping of State and local officials. The people behind this are getting very good at scaring people who don't have enough perspective. Let's use ours.
Since the June 1st graphic that Peak Stupidity used at the top of our post I miss my Kung Flu TV, 17.2 thousand more people have died with or from this corona virus. That's in 3 1/2 weeks, which means about 750 people/day nationwide. Even if we assume every one of the really died FROM this disease alone, we ought to remember that right around 10 times as many die each day in America on average. This is significant, but if you took out NY City, for which not many of us really care about who dies there, it gets a lot lower in significance.*
Again, if you are very vulnerable, do what you feel is prudent. If you know someone vulnerable, take some precautions. However, this is no big rebound.
Again, for some reason I can't seem to find a nice line graph for US deaths, but the graph above is better than nothing. This graph is current, BTW, right up through yesterday, June 23rd. Hmmm, is this a reason for a KLAMPDOWN, or LOCKDOWN 2.0? Look at the graph, or better yet, look at this one:
This one if for the whole country too (when I saw New York, the State, it showed the same leveling off). I'm not sure why this one doesn't match the number 124,750 seen at the top here, as it also goes through June 23rd. Again, where's the rebound even in CASES, as they (my wife?) keep noting?
As we noted in the post Social Distancing Waivers from right just over 2 weeks back, this rioting business has been an experiment. We wrote that, though, 2 weeks AFTER this Floyd Infotainment race-guilt-fest started. The experiment has had time to run. Are our betters, our experts and those that tell us what rules we will live under next week, trying to say that the experiment proved that this stuff spreads easily and is still a big killer? If so, as stated in our post linked-to above, the people who encouraged the race panic are murderers.
I don't think they are in this sense though**. There has not been a rebound, and the conclusion from this experiment in extreme un-LOCKDOWN is that it didn't matter.
I don't think our "betters" care what those results are. They are pivoting back to the Kung Flu panic now with a vengeance. Just when we thought we could start living almost as freely as in 2019, which was not very damn much to begin with, they pull us back in (side)!
Micheal Corleone on the renewed LOCKDOWN:
Where have you gone, Michael Corleone, our nation turns its LOCKDOWNed eyes to you... whooh, hoo, hoo...
* Of course, then there is the affect of most of these deaths being of people who would have died in the next year or few years, meaning the numbers over a year or two will show a modest stretched-out blip, with maybe a dip afterwards to even it out.
** Though they are very much so in other senses, regarding race relations and the anarcho-tyranny produced by the instigators of the riots and cultural destruction.