Why Mandates Are Ridiculous - And Response

Friday, October 15, 2021

Hamilton County COVID cases 62,525

Hamilton County COVID deaths 638

By my math 62525/638 = 0.012 percent

0.012 percent of people that got COVID died from it

99.988 percent survived including myself

 

I just wanted to point out how ridiculous vaccine mandates really are and how COVID hysteria, driven by the media and federal government, is unwarranted.

Vaccines reduce the rate of serious illness or death, by how much exactly? 0.002 percent?

 

And Jen Psaki says if they don’t use this pandemic to ram through their Socialist policies they won’t get another chance.

 

I am not anti-vaccination but I do not see any reason it should be forced. Thousands of us have natural immunity which seems to have no known limits so far.

 

David Rutledge

 

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I'm not going to argue either way on the basic point here, but I will argue with the way the basic numbers were used.

 

Numbers are like words -- either they mean something, or they mean nothing.  And, like words, numbers deserve to be used properly. 

So, starting with the original local statistics as given -- 62,525 cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton County, and 638 deaths -- I get these results:

First, 62,525 cases / 638 deaths = 98.002 cases per death, meaning there has been one local death per every 98 local COVID cases, on the average.

Then the inverse of that leads to the true percentage originally referred to; 1 / 98 = 0.0102, meaning 1.02 percent of local COVID cases have died to date.

That's obviously 100 times the value Mr. Rutledge stated, which sort of dilutes his conclusion.  Sorry about that, but at least the math is honest.

My complaint for the past year and a half has been with the basic statistics themselves; we haven't yet been given honest numbers to work with.

For instance, what is a 'case'?  Do you really 'have' COVID-19, if you don't exhibit any symptoms?  Did you actually 'have' it, if you never had any symptoms?

And the death count -- oh, that's been so greatly exaggerated from day one that it deserves no respect.  Seriously, it has seemed all along that in many cases, COVID-19 was merely the final straw that broke the camel's back; tack COVID onto advanced heart disease, cancer, pneumonia, simple old age, whatever -- and then claim COVID did the deed.

So, no, I don't trust the statistics we've been given, neither case numbers nor death totals.  But the local statistics as given indicate that roughly 1 percent of local COVID cases have died overall.  And what the shots have done to minimize that result, nobody really knows.  How about going back to the pre-vaccine days and look at the cases-to-deaths numbers at that time for an honest comparison?  Why, that would be nearly scientific!  But it might not fit the script.

 

Larry Cloud

 


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