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A Scientific Explanation Of
Why Shutdowns Are Useless

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/15/2020 1:49:12 PM

For the third time, Peter Robinson interviews Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford Medical School for Uncommon Knowledge. (Snip) Dr. Bhattacharya brings bad news: 1) Only a small percentage of Americans, less than one percent in his study, maybe two or three percent nationwide, have had COVID-19. Herd immunity requires something like 70 percent or 80 percent to have antibodies. So the disease has a very long way to go before it has run its course. 2) There is no vaccine for COVID-19 on the horizon, and there may never be one. 3) The shutdowns that have paralyzed the developed world have

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He has good news too, worldwide fatality rate is low

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KatieJo 5/15/2020 2:15:39 PM (No. 412159)
FTA: "The real choice is between the disease with a flourishing economy, and the disease with a devastated economy. " Our government chose the latter, we need to start over. Almost every single thing they do is destructive.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 5/15/2020 3:05:17 PM (No. 412187)
Trump tried to do the right thing by listening to the experts. Unfortunately, the one thing the experts will not tell you is that, at the end of the day, they are best guessing what will happen. Further, as things are ramping up and the data is coming out of an unreliable country (China), the "best" guess becomes a shot in the dark Things are bad. In some areas, hospitals were overwhelmed for a while. As the article says, things are slowing down and deaths are relatively low; nowhere near the panic predictions. But improvements are happening no matter what governments have done. Isolate, don't isolate things are getting better. Because of their political goals, the Left will play up every death and paint those who want to get back to work as callous. Yet we suffer through deaths from flu and other diseases because there is no choice. We cannot stop them. We have flu vaccines and yet 60,000+ die every year. This is the life we live in. Shutting down the economy and ruining people's lives, some for a long time, probably helped a minimal number of people. It was a choice that sounded good but was probably the worst of two evils. Lesson learned?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: pensom2 5/15/2020 3:09:14 PM (No. 412191)
Open up the darn hospitals for elective surgeries and other treatments, cancer treatments, etc. If they must have quarantined hospitals to treat the Wuhan virus sufferers, pick one out of five hospitals in metropolitan areas to be a Wuhan virus hospital, then open up all the others for all other treatments. NYC can be the exception--they voted for their crazy governor and mayor, let 'em live with it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: AltaD 5/15/2020 3:47:25 PM (No. 412221)
I wish Dr. Jay Bhattacharya was on the president's covid task force.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: proximo 5/15/2020 6:31:15 PM (No. 412290)
Antibody tests reported a couple of weeks ago in New York State showed ~15% positive within the state and ~25% positive within New York City proper, or about 2.2 million cases for NYC alone if it holds. Admittedly, this was a small study but it suggests he's wrong about the extent of the infection. We need more antibody testing to be sure but the numbers in NYC alone suggests COVID-19 is about half as deadly as seasonal flu.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: czechlist 5/15/2020 7:19:25 PM (No. 412301)
Meh, no one will pay attention to Dr. Bhattacharya unless Trump disses him
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Reply 7 - Posted by: anniebc 5/15/2020 8:51:09 PM (No. 412342)
Plain ole common sense explanations work for me.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: VELOX 5/16/2020 6:28:12 PM (No. 413060)
I agreed that the virus will not run it’s course completely until either enough people have gotten it or a vaccine has been developed. But, the isolation has given precious time to gain knowledge and medicine protocols to help people recover as well as get us closer to to a vaccine if one ever is developed. Remember when it first showed up we had absolutely no knowledge as to what we were expect and how to treat it. It turns out the virus is killed in seconds by the sun. Now that we have a handle on it the time has come to get things going again. America is an amazing country. If we can survive Carter, Clinton, and Obama we can survive this thing. I feel confident with Trump at the helm we will be back in short order. Hell we really had almost 20% unemployment under Obama when you look at the real number of people that should have been considered in the work force. As soon as Obama left office the country started blazing ahead with vigor!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NYbob 5/16/2020 11:57:41 PM (No. 413228)
We should have protected the most venerable, NOT attempt the impossible of protecting everyone with bizarre prohibitions. Instead of isolating nursing homes, rat governors SEND infected people into them to up the death count. How insane are we as a culture or should I say how stupid are we to allow this? Of course, as usual, most of this can be dumped right back at the evil media's feet. They created the total panic about everyone dying and then when rat governors actually kill people, they say nothing.
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