Patience? Just two weeks to flatten the curve, amirite???kalm wrote: ↑Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:35 am(Forgets we’ve had similar discussions using Sweden, Florida, Texas...with each surge and decline)AZGrizFan wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:59 pm
Yes. See the Dakotas. Both are well on the downside of their latest “surge” in both cases and deaths. Meanwhile Washington’s peak occurred almost 30 days later than the Dakotas’ did, and they appear to be right about the peak of their death curve. Florida (fairly populated, with a whole shitload of old people) appears to have leveled off its deaths and case count despite not locking down or destroying their economy again. California (some of the toughest lockdown regulations in the country) sees cases and deaths continue to skyrocket.
The graphs aren’t “still images”. They’re a historical record of how states have done compared to other states.
And what they continue to show us is this: LOCKDOWNS DON’T WORK.
Texas added 118,000 new cases this week. Florida 75K. Better than California but hardly on significant downhill slide. That will probably start happening at the end of February. The Dakotas are indeed a function of timing and as mentioned ad nauseam is one of numerous factors influencing case counts. Hence snap shots.
Lockdowns work...as do all preventative measures. Neither of us like the ancillary effects I just happen to value life, community, and functioning hospitals more than you. Also patience.
I’m just proving your hypotheses wrong....you keep moving the goal posts. You mentioned the Dakotas. Wrong. You used Washington as a shining example. Wrong again. “Probably happening at the end of February?” Why might that be, one should ask....because it ain’t gonna be because of lockdowns and masks. It’s because VIRUS GONNA VIRUS. Meanwhile, the wealth transfer continues....congrats, Nazi.