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Muh Muh Muh My Corona (virus)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Twirling Time, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Why Trumpists Don't Care About Covid-19, Part 101,616:

    In this chart, a ratio of 1.00 is what would happen in a truly egalitarian world: Each state's share of the population would equal its share of deaths. A 1:1 ratio would exist. In Vietnam, most states were pretty close to 1:1 (Vietnam deaths to portion of the 1970 population). But in the Trumpandemic, New York's share of deaths is nearly five times its portion of the population according to 2018 estimates.

  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    If "Trumpist" states have low death rates . . . "THIS IS WHY THEY DON'T CARE!"
    If, say, one (Alabama) happens to have a higher death rate than a non-Trumpist state (California) . . . ''SEE? IT'S BECAUSE ALABAMA DOESN'T CARE AND CALIFORNIA DOES!!!"

    No matter what happens . . . criticism. Heads I win, tails you lose.

    News flash: people in New York and Massachusetts aren't getting their hurricane preparations ready this summer, either.

    Because . . .
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  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    A truly egalitarian world?

    It's a virus. It isn't working on a quota system.

    And quotas don't make for an egalitarian world, anyhow.

    The virus actually is egalitarian, in that it doesn't give a fuck who you are.

    It spread through NY and caused a lot of death there, because it got there early on, not as much was being done to stem its spread, and the population density in parts of NY is high.
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  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  5. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    South Korea closes schools again after re-opening causes infection spike.
  6. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Active Member

  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    "So?" -- Alma
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    South Korea closed its schools because of a virus spike, and yet Denmark and Norway opened theirs and there was no appreciable spike. The randomness of this virus is one of its worst features. How can it be effectively contained if it creates so many contradictory data points?
  9. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

  10. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    It’s a loaded subject, but I’m interested to see if there’s a genetic component to this virus that strikes some populations and not others, or if it is simply a socioeconomic/access to healthcare/sheer luck situation. I’m guessing a little bit of everything.
  11. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    The disparities in transmission between Europe and Asia and North America may have more to do with things like architecture and HVAC than we think. Especially in schools. Also cultural habits in how and where we gather. Sewage treatment and public transportation. Temperature and humidity.
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