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    If Liberals won't go to the science, I'll bring the science to liberals.



    Texas, Florida Reporting Fewer Coronavirus Cases Per Capita than Key Blue States with Mask Mandates


    Both Florida and Texas, two states serving as the model for reopening their economies and forgoing statewide mask mandates, are continuing to report fewer new cases of the Chinese coronavirus than key blue states, such as Michigan and Pennsylvania, both of which have shown no signs of easing their respective mask mandates.


    Breitbart News has continued to track the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in key states. Free red states, such as Florida and Texas, have continued to fare just as well, if not better, than pro-lockdown blue states. This week’s data was no exception.


    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) Michigan, which just began masking toddlers, has reported 316.9 new cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 31,648 total. Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) Pennsylvania has reported 185.4 new cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 23,736 total.


    Meanwhile, Texas, which has remained open for over a month, recorded 68.4 new cases of the virus in the last seven days per 100,000, or 19,844. Florida, which has remained open for months and never once had a statewide mask mandate, reported 170.2 new cases of the virus per capita, or 36,545 in the same time frame.


    The CDC’s data on New York is not as straightforward, as it splits New York City’s data entirely from the rest of the state. New York City alone reported 131.3 new cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 11,027 cases. The remainder of the state reported 133.4 cases per 100,00, or 14,750.


    While the two separately are less than Florida per capita, there were weeks showing the Sunshine State consistently reporting fewer new cases per capita than New York City alone.


    According to the CDC, the U.S. has reported 32,091,429 total cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic, and over 101 million have been “fully” vaccinated, representing 30.5 percent of the U.S. population.

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    Economist: Lockdowns ‘Greatest Peacetime Policy Failure’ in Canada’s History

    Canadian economist Douglas Ward Allen recently ran a cost-benefit analysis of lockdowns. The trade-off hardly seems worth it.


    Earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the United States, struggled to explain why COVID cases and deaths in Texas were continuing to fall even though the Lone Star State had lifted the last of its restrictions against Fauci’s advice a month earlier.


    "It can be confusing,” Fauci began. “Ofen you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect ... I’m not really quite sure. It could be they’re doing things outdoors."



    Weeks later, COVID-19 cases and related deaths continue to fall in Texas and other states that lifted restrictions, including Mississippi and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, many states with restrictions have seen a resurgence of the virus, including Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.


    Costs and Benefits of Lockdowns
    Why states without restrictions are currently faring better than states with restrictions is unclear. But a recently published economic study may offer a clue.


    Canadian economist Douglas Ward Allen, the Burnaby Mountain Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, suggests the ineffectiveness of lockdowns may stem primarily from voluntary changes in behavior.


    “Lockdown jurisdictions were not able to prevent noncompliance, and non-lockdown jurisdictions benefited from voluntary changes in behavior that mimicked lockdowns,” writes Allen. “The limited effectiveness of lockdowns explains why, after one year, the unconditional cumulative deaths per million, and the pattern of daily deaths per million, is not negatively correlated with the stringency of lockdown across countries.”


    Allen’s thesis would help explain the abundance of data that show lockdowns and other restrictions have been, at best, largely ineffective at reducing the spread of COVID-19.


    His study does not stop there, however.


    While much of Allen’s paper analyzes the literature to show that studies over-estimated the benefits of COVID-19 lockdowns, he also considers the cost of the lockdowns. In order to do this, he relies on the estimate from George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan regarding the quality of life lost due to lockdowns.


    Caplan frames this problem by asking, “Suppose you could either live a year of life in the COVID era, or X months under normal conditions. What’s the value of X?”


    Caplan argues 10 months seems like a conservative estimate. Another way to think of this is that people would be willing to sacrifice 2 months of life to avoid a year of lockdowns. This estimate seems reasonable, due to the violence, job loss, business failure, and substance dependencies fostered by lockdowns.


    If a year of lockdowns means losing an equivalent of 2 months of life per person, multiplying that 2 months over the entire population of Canada (37.7 million people) gives a cost of 6.3 million years of life lost.


    If COVID-19 lockdowns made the death rate 10 percent lower, that would be equivalent to 22,333 years of life saved. Compared to the loss of 6.3 million years, this trade-off hardly seems worth it.


    Even if the frightening projections of the Imperial College of London had turned out to be correct—and Allen painstakingly shows they were not—the number of years saved from lockdowns would be 1,735,580, which is still significantly below the 6.3 million years of life lost.


    ‘Greatest Peacetime Failure in History’
    As more countries and states open and do not suffer the consequences lockdown proponents predicted, the empirical data will become increasingly difficult to ignore—especially as the adverse effects of lockdowns become more clear.


    For example, FEE’s Brad Polumbo recently reported on new CDC data that show 87,000 people died from drug overdoses from October 2019 to September 2020, a 30 percent increase from the same period the preceding year. There is little doubt these deaths stem from lockdowns.


    “While overdose deaths from drugs had begun rising in the months leading to the pandemic,” Axios noted, “the biggest spike in deaths occurred in April and May 2020, when shutdowns were strictest.”


    As more data are made available giving a complete picture of the effects of lockdowns, a long-established truth about tradeoffs observed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase is becoming apparent.


    “It would clearly be desirable if the only actions performed were those in which what was gained was worth more than what was lost,” wrote Coase. “But in choosing between social arrangements within the context of which individual decisions are made, we have to bear in mind that a change in the existing system which will lead to an improvement in some decisions may well lead to a worsening of others.”


    To be sure, Allen’s research will not be the final word on lockdowns. But if his data are correct it will be difficult to disagree with his verdict on how history will judge government lockdowns.


    “[It] is possible that lockdowns will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in Canada’s history,” he writes.







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    Breitbart News Case Closed


    Facts vs Finction
    If COVID-19 lockdowns made the death rate 10 percent lower, that would be equivalent to 22,333 years of life saved. Compared to the loss of 6.3 million years, this trade-off hardly seems worth it.

    Seems worth it to me Buddy vs YOUR DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For a guy who can't figure out how to clean a slit glass

    PS Florida Has the Third largest Covid19 infection rate more than 10% of the state 2.2million infected 36,000 dead Americans hardly a success story


    Mississippi ranks 50 in Vaccinations pretty poor ROOKIE what's wrong with your state?
    Last edited by bsm2; 2 Weeks Ago at 12:24 PM.

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    Facts vs Fiction
    The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 5,419 Saturday. According to the state's daily update, the total number of cases in Florida since the pandemic began is now 2,238,937.


    The number of Florida resident deaths has reached 35,239, an increase of 78 since Friday's update. In addition, a total of 698 non-Floridians have died in the state.


    The number of new cases and deaths reported each day does not necessarily reflect the day that the case was confirmed. The state says some private testing labs dump large batches of test results which include cases from previous days, and data can take days or weeks to validate. Stats for today and previous days will likely change in the future as the state reviews more cases and updates retroactive data.
    The state's number of deaths represents permanent Florida residents who have died from COVID-19.

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    Wear a Mask like Science Tells You
    Game Over

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    Wear a Mask like Science Tells You
    Game Over
    why? even YOUR president isn't following CDC guidelines on Masks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    why? even YOUR president isn't following CDC guidelines on Masks!
    You right. Phil Trumps a Moron glad America FIRED him

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    Economist: Lockdowns ‘Greatest Peacetime Policy Failure’ in Canada’s History

    Canadian economist Douglas Ward Allen recently ran a cost-benefit analysis of lockdowns. The trade-off hardly seems worth it.

    ... a single economist analysis whose research is not the final word on lockdowns. This person has no medical training, is not an infectious disease expert and will not change the direction that Canada is taking to limit the spread of COVID-21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    You right. Phil Trumps a Moron glad America FIRED him
    Trump is no loner POTUS.. like you have pointed out too many times.

    BIDEN is now your president and HE ISN'T following CDC guidelines on MASKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalesServiceGuy View Post
    ... a single economist analysis whose research is not the final word on lockdowns. This person has no medical training, is not an infectious disease expert and will not change the direction that Canada is taking to limit the spread of COVID-21.
    in that light neither are all the talking heads on MSM.. but they tell us how to live ALL the time.

    Fauxci has flip flopped on things constantly but y'all still take every word of his as gospel ....

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