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For a start, lets stop left or right and see up and down. There was just an armed insurrection on capitol on Jan 6th fueled by same outrage you are talking about. Your outrage = Ad $$ for fox and “entertainment” radio show networks. Your outrage is nothing but guaranteed votes for manipulating politicians . Keep your outrage with yourself and use it for something good, and please don’t increase hate in the world. Peace out !
I call BS on this one. She is no epidemiologist and not qualified to tell what the trend should look like on All Cause Deaths. Also, the work done by student is lousy at best – no statistical rigor or model explanation at all. I wonder how does an economist can make a call on what the trend for mortality should look like or what model to be used to fit?? According to CDC the death rates have been slightly decreasing (e.g 2018) due to better cancer care .
I went to the same CDC site and got the same dataset. Did some basic plots and the sure enough 2020 is screaming loud and clear on COVID. Anyone with basic excel skill can get this and verify this and call BS on this whole topic. Here is the dataset https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Weekly-counts-of-death-by-jurisdiction-and-cause-o/u6jv-9ijr/data , download it and check for yourself.
1. Subset the Jurisdiction to ‘United States’
2. Plot by Year and Week Number
3. Add all the causes to get the All Cause
4. Also, Note that last few weeks of 2020 are lower/incomplete due straggler data
The data is screaming loud and clear that 2020 has excess deaths and also deaths per week has been the highest in any of the years. (Which is trend reversal from last two years).
Please go through the CDC website and read the paper https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm
It explains in 3000 words the method used, assumptions made and limitations etc.. It is way more rigorous than the sloppy work an unknown economist and grad student put together. A simple excel plot is enough to call BS on the economist and the student.
Please dont spread fake news . Here is the cdc report on excess deaths – the data is loud and clear https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6942e2-H.pdf
Overall, an estimated 299,028 excess deaths occurred from late January through October 3, 2020, with 198,081 (66%) excess deaths attributed to COVID-19.
I think mask compliance has gotten so much better, so even though mobility is almost normal – its not spreading through community like grocery stores etc.. rather it is still being spread through small gatherings of people at hone. This is a great news that we can bring economy back withh masks on – however, our personal gatherings still have to wait ( without masks).
let’s flip the question – what evidence do you need more to see that trump is a perpetual liar? Why is it so hard to believe that people are fed up with Trump and his childish antiques and rule by chaos – even wallstreet ? There never was any mass scale fraud in USA and there will never be ( even 1 fraud vote is a felony, millions of felony votes is absurdity ) . This is standard Trump playbook and just being a sore loser –
- https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/nov/20/tweets/yes-donald-trump-claimed-fraud-after-2016-iowa-cau/ He cried fraud when he lost to Ted Cruz in 2016 in IOWA caucus.
- He cried foul even before he won in 2016, He cried foul after loosing popular vote .
Guys, the world is not your enemy. Your ignorance is .
In the US, the notion that a republic was a form of democracy was common from the time of its founding, and the concepts associated with representative democracy (and hence with a democratic republic) are suggested by John Adams (writing in 1784):
No determinations are carried, it is true, in a simple representative democracy, but by consent of the majority or their representatives.
hmm .. evidence of fraud please? you realize voter fraud is felony? are you accusing your fellow citizens commiting felony in troves? you sure must have some solid data to make that allegation do you?? or is it few tweets and he said she said?
At an arraignment Friday night, prosecutors said that text messages reveal two Virginia men, who were arrested Thursday, drove to Philadelphia to “deliver a truck full” of fake ballots because they were concerned about ballot-counting taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, according to a local CBS affiliate.
Think about compound interest, if you only have 1 dollar it make take few hundred years to become million dollars. If you have $100000 it may take few decades. You are buying time with mask , in which body will recognize the enemy and mount an attack. There is ample evidence on how masks work. use duckduckgo to search. Your google profile might only show the sites which say masks dont work. Y
All he had to do was to wear masks and ask his staff to do it… He has been caring about his election more than the health of the country. Hope he doesn’t need to learn the hardway like Boris. Wish him speedy recovery and some common sense.