Posted On: Wednesday - July 1st 2020 7:33PM MST
In Topics:   TV, aka Gov't Media  Media Stupidity  Healthcare Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
Now this was just a little curious, in a totally un-literary use of that word which I keep seeing and getting annoyed by myself, it so happens. I'd had the page from Monday (I think) with the COVID numbers, such as they are, and in the format that Peak Stupidity screenshot (is that a word?!) in C'mon guys, it's all CASES nowadays!. Yes, I've now been keeping up for a couple of weeks as if this were baseball standings, as I may have mentioned my wife has been, keeping her worries way up for months. I'm just doing this to see the this experiment. (The Socialist Scumbag President Lyndon Blow Job had his Guns AND Butter policy. Yeah, well we have our Contagious Disease AND Rioting policy in effect, so there!)
I brought up the new stats in a different tab. The total US deaths FROM/WITH COVID, I dunno which, was in the mid-400s above the previous number. However the little number beside it, showing the change, had "+500" and something, about 100, or 25% more. What gives with that? I guess I can try this same thing again for another couple of rounds to see if this was just a glitch with the software or something more nefarious. Do they think we can't do arithmetic? No, don't even answer that, I know ...
I wish the excited followers of the numbers would still keep their perspectives. I don't know how the US annual death rate is only 2,800,000 or so, when even the 1% yearly rate ought to give us 3.3 million, but that's what I've read. That makes a number closer to 3/4 of a percent, while even 1% cannot possibly be a long-term steady-state-equilibrium rate. (That's an average of 100-year life spans.). I'll just be conservative and use that 2.8 million, and then get the rounded-off, and even slightly-more conservative, number of 7,500 people dying daily on average. Whether the 400-odd deaths from my subtraction or the 500-odd deaths shown as the change, it's well under 10% of the deaths each day.
Well, one might say, 7% of people dying daily "from" this virus is a BAD THING. Even if you don't get the part that, on the whole, over the year, increased deaths now of people of the age and condition almost all are dying at will be made up by reduced deaths later, this is obviously no kind of Black Plague, dammit. Let's not get stupid about this, Americans.* I should say, let's not let Government and the Lyin' Press keep making us act stupid about this. Should we have not learned the lessons from Season 1? There was a narrative there - not the one such as they have been inserting into the infotainment, such as the single-Moms-as-heroes agenda from the old One Day at a Time sitcom**, for example. No, we have to learn our own lessons from Season 1, like, don't listen to experts on political matters, and "but not a single person I know has gotten sick from the Kung Flu, much less died from it", and LET'S! NOT! GET! HYSTERICAL!
This Season 2 of the Kung Flu Infotainment has really started off strong. Peak Stupidity will have a number more posts about our observations on it, but hopefully only interspersed among plenty of other pieces of stupidity. We know our readers are those channel-flipping type. There are plenty of channels of stupidity, even without a subscription!
* We are referring to non-Peak-Stupidity aware Americans, of course!
** There was only one reason to ever watch that show, and she ended up marrying a rock guitarist, so that's that ...
Addendum: Just after finishing this, I loaded the same page for July 1 (I suppose June 30th data). This time the numbers were closer together, off by only 10 out of a whopping 1400. I do mean "whopping" non-sarcastically this time, but let's just see tomorrow. I hate to say that this is like a game to me too now, but at least I'm rooting for the right side!