1) By focusing almost exclusively on the number of deaths, the more important aspect of this pandemic is being ignored either willfully or by a lack of awareness. The healthcare system in this country was on the verge of being broken by admissions of patients suffering from the infection during various waves. The videos and 1st hand accounts by healthcare workers of overwhelmed emergency rooms was widely reported. Without getting a handle on this virus through RESPONSIBLE behavior including mask wearing, distancing, and vaccination we could easily be in a situation where the ability to provide adequate care for those heart attack and cancer victims could be greatly diminished.328.2 million people in USA
32.744 million confirmed cases. Of those, 1.8% death rate (582,000 according to John's Hopkins)
That means of the 328.2 million people in the USA, there is a 0.177% chance of death, or 99.823% chance of survival
No thanks, I'll skip the "experimental" vaccine.
In other words, more people are killed by heart attacks and cancer in the USA, but smoking isn't banned, and neither is bacon.
and I think the other thing that is missed with this, is that it was sound advice at the time, but later on (science, more studies, tends, etc..) they soon changed their tunes. We noted a few of teh 'anti' crowd tend to jump at the "they're changing their minds" rant as proof "they don't know".
PCBs in electrical transformers, the "safe" level of radiation exposure (1950s level was a couple of orders of magnitude higher than current), herbicides like Agent Orange and RoundUp, widely prescribed drugs like Famotidine and Celebrex, etc. etc.And with this, we might as well toss in leaded gasoline, seat belts, drinking & driving, sun bathing, original Coke (from the 1900's, not 1985), thalidomide...
I had a bottle of this occasionally used for many years. Went to drug store to replace it. None on the shelf. Pharmacist said something like "We haven't sold that in a decade. It turns out it is highly toxic..."I forgot.....Mercurochrome.
Used to use it all the time for cuts and scrapes in my household.
It's OK for topical use.I had a bottle of this occasionally used for many years. Went to drug store to replace it. None on the shelf. Pharmacist said something like "We haven't sold that in a decade. It turns out it is highly toxic..."
Keep in mind that most lockdowns happened reactively, not proactively. If most folks can only be bothered to close the barn door after the horses start bolting, than yes, closed barn doors will correlate with missing horses.Initially. 15 days to flatten the curve. You can only flatten it for awhile, then you get another wave. If lockdowns made a big difference in deaths, then South Dakota and Florida would be at the top of the list.
I will have to read the actual study, but a similar one (title wise) that was bogus went around a few months ago.“A new study from Chicago University economist Casey Mulligan validates what the anti-lockdowners knew all along: Lockdowns are a bad idea. After workplaces implemented mitigation measures, they became far safer environments than people’s homes.”
I haven’t read it all, but helps explain why lockdowns aren’t so great. Lockdowns are different than border closures.
My mother used it (thalidomide) for a couple of weeks when I was in the womb. Lucky for me as I was born with all my limbs and everything intact. Not so lucky for guys like Alvin Law. But she suspected it led to the other health issues I had when I was a kid - I chaulked that up to a Mother's worries and guilt.was widely used in Canada. And, if I recall, Canada was one of the last to ditch it..