E Stop The Corona Insanity - The Data

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Yesterday I talked about the impact of hidden deaths. Our narrow focus on the virus is driving decisions that will be devastating - far worse than the virus itself. 

In reaction, people asked for data. What about 'spreading out cases'? what about hospitalization rates? how much would mass isolation impact mortality? Can we do an apples-to-apples comparison?

My first impression was, no. We can only broadly estimate these things. And that remains true in the context of global collapse. After all, we’ve never seen a massive global economic collapse in the era of modern medicine. We really don't know what that would do.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t model some of the effects. And that modeling strongly implies that mass isolation is a very bad idea. 

This simple chart sums it up.

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Ryan Bartel 2 weeks ago Member's comment

This stuff is scaring the bejesus outta me!

Sheryl Morris 2 weeks ago Member's comment

Good stuff.

Stock Vamp 2 weeks ago Member's comment

I'm confused by when you said that education services will have no impact. Aren't most schools closing?

Wall St. Wolf 2 weeks ago Member's comment

I still think the South Korean approach of testing everyone is the best solution.

Bill Johnson 2 weeks ago Member's comment

Good to see that you've backed up your ideas with the data.Very thorough.

Craig Newman 2 weeks ago Member's comment

I wouldn't know. I don't have the patience for such a long video. I gave up after a few minutes.

Bill Johnson 2 weeks ago Member's comment

Yes, it's quite long at about half an hour. But it's chuck filled with good data and info.

Weed Investor 2 weeks ago Member's comment

If you were president?? Well unfortunately you aren't so we're screwed. If I were president, I would have closed the borders before this got in.

Angry Old Lady 2 weeks ago Member's comment

How can you say that not isolating people at all would be better? That would quickly overwhelm our hospitals and health services. Many more would die.

Charles Howard 2 weeks ago Member's comment

Fascinating stuff.