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A Blocker Moves to the
Pandemic’s Front Line

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Posted By: StormCnter, 4/28/2020 8:21:46 AM

Three days before Super Bowl LIV in February, a reporter asked what I thought about the coronavirus. Crazy, right? Back then, I had read a little and knew what type of virus it was and that there were a few thousands cases in China. I told the reporter as much, but added that I was trying to focus on football going into the biggest game of my life. After my team triumphed, I went back to the parade in Kansas City, which is totally inconceivable right now. Adding a million people in the streets? Piled up on top of each other?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sunhan65 4/28/2020 9:56:16 AM (No. 394207)
He has a doctorate in medicine. He still thinks a case mortality rate of 5% is a reasonable thing to be speculating about. The number of covid deaths in Japan is 360. That's 3-6-0. That's 0.00028% of a densely urbanized and aging population. No lockdown. Just common sense and good medicine. At no point in this idiocy did anyone know how many people were actually infected. We still don't. Testing has been focused on high-risk cases and those showing symptoms. In those few places where broader testing of a representative sample of the general (I.e. not visibly sick) population has been done, the actual rate of infection is far higher than anyone guessed. From this, three things: 1. More people have had the virus than anyone was saying. In other words, it had already spread. 2. Many of those people didn't know or care they had it. Covid had little to no effect on them. In other words, the virus is far less deadly than anyone was saying. 3. The real case mortality rate (percentage of deaths amongst those who actually have, or have had, the virus) is still unknown. What sensible people did know all along, and idiots and liars denied, was that testing only visibly symptomatic victims was generating an absurdly high case mortality rate. Testing only people who died from Covid gives you a case mortality rate of 100%. Testing only people already visibly and seriously suffering from Covid-like symptoms gives you the kind of numbers (i.e. a 5% "case mortality rate") that have been used to "lock down" the American people. Both are absurd. We have imprisoned our society and severely damaged our economy based on a non-fact. Never in history has so much damage been done by so many "experts" with so few facts to justify it. (P.S. Yes, I know: Covid-19 likes to kill fat old diabetics and the immunocompromised. As a fat old diabetic, I take that personally. So chain me to a radiator in the basement to "protect me" if you must. But let everyone who isn't actually at risk get on with their lives.)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 4/28/2020 10:25:21 AM (No. 394231)
Interesting personal experience of a multi-talented NFL player who actually has a good set of values. Anybody who believed the projected numbers that WHO and the CDC fed us up front would have overestimated the seriousness of the disease and the death rate like some of our panicked state officials have done. We hear about the gatherings of people that produce a number of cases of the virus but how many really large gatherings have produced nothing? New York City seems to be our main problem and that's no surprise at all.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY 4/28/2020 10:55:47 AM (No. 394258)
Re Poster #1's #3. Will we ever know how many REALLY died with the virus? They don't want us to know because then they will have to answer for the last two months of imprisonment.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sunhan65 4/28/2020 12:32:56 PM (No. 394345)
Sorry for the double post. I want to apologize for my reply #1 above. Both the article and the individual are interesting, and I should not have "thread-jacked" this one with such a long reply about a broader issue. Thanks for posting, OP.
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