Right now: The “flattening the curve” protocols worldwide _are_ working to keep hospital occupancy rates at manageable levels.
One very very very very common error is to:
a) take measures that are pro-active
b) get positive results from pro-active measures.
c) declare the measures were not needed at all.
Not everybody was following the same protocol worldwide though. You can’t throw out all the data because some areas did things a certain way and others did things a different way.
Look at deaths. Nations calculate death rates from covid-19 differently too. Can’t throw out the deaths. Just have to work with them.
I actually listened to a little bit of one of his covid team trump update things tonight. First time. I figured he’s got to have the hang of it by now.
Well, besides fighting with the doctor on recurrence at first (back and forth – it was kind of sad really), overall, his message was the same as his Feb 24th 2020 Tweet, and I thought the use of “embers of corona” was clever to place a notion in people’s minds that it’s “burning out”.
Very clever stuff – and making memetics is his strong point. It doesn’t have to resemble truth in any way but it has to ‘stick’. It doesn’t always — “Chinese Virus” flopped. and NOBODY is saying “Invisible Enemy”. But Embers has a nice ring to it. I’ll give kudos for that. But it’s grandpa soothing scared followers, that’s all.
The tone of your messages has been that:
A) everybody is blowing it out of proportion
B) We have it under control or soon will because Trump is in charge.
It could. Who knows. People in power put us in a dependence situation particularly with food supply. It’s not up to little peons like us.
Our job is to ‘GET A JOB” and they take care of the rest.
Sweden’s not ALL that different from what we’d been doing.
They do SOME distancing measures. They do banning of big groups. They shut down a lot of schools. And life is anything but normal in Sweden.
Sweden is more laizze faire but not all that much.
“The difference between the approach in Sweden and in other countries is not very big. It’s mainly the tone that we deal with,” said Johan Carlson, director of Sweden’s public health agency.
Problem is, the soft-touch way is people aren’t listening which is why they’re doing poorly compared to their nearest neighbors. But, it equates to about what Florida’s done ’til early ‘April I’d say, which wasn’t a whole lot.