September 28, 2020
Several months ago, I wrote a series of posts about COVID in the five Upper Midwestern states. The comparisons seemed useful because the states are similar in many respects, but their responses to the Wuhan epidemic were very different. Now that more water has gone over the dam, it is a good time to revisit those comparisons.
These are the currently reported rates of "COVID deaths” for the Upper Midwestern states–again, bearing in mind that a "COVID death” is, in most if not all jurisdictions, the death of someone who probably had COVID, regardless of what actually killed him or her.
North Dakota: 0.00025
South Dakota: 0.00023
A few observations come immediately to mind. The first is that a disease with a fatality rate that begins with 0.000 is quite minor. It is remarkable that we have twisted our entire society and economy out of shape, devastating the lives of tens if not hundreds of millions, over this flu bug.
Second, we are seeing a convergence of "fatality” rates among states. When I was following these numbers several months ago, Minnesota’s death rate was around 2 1/2 times that of South Dakota and North Dakota. Now, the Dakotas are catching up, although Minnesota’s fatality rate is still substantially higher. This isn’t hard to explain: any communicable disease spreads more rapidly in densely populated areas. It will spread in the countryside, too, but more slowly. That is what we have been seeing around the country in the past few months, as rural areas are catching up to more urbanized areas.
Third, the data reveal the utter futility of "shutdown” measures such as those that have been enforced in Minnesota and other states. In this sample, the correlation between severity of shutdown and fatality rate is actually negative. South Dakota never adopted a shutdown and has a much lower rate of purported COVID deaths than Minnesota, which had (and still has) one of the harshest shutdown regimes in the country. North Dakota, which had a shutdown but a relatively casual one, also does much better than Minnesota.
Of these comparisons, the most interesting is that between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Both had shutdowns for a while, but Wisconsin’s was invalidated by that state’s Supreme Court. This event was greeted with schadenfreude by Minnesota’s liberals, as in this tweet by the head of the DFL party, with a cartoon by the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s left-wing editorial cartoonist:
And since tweets just don't copy properly, you'll want to go here https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/covid-19-in-five-states-revisited.php to see it.
To say that the Wisconsin disaster failed to materialize is an understatement, as the above numbers show. By any measure, Wisconsin has far outperformed Minnesota despite having no shutdown order in place, and despite being open for business. (Some would say, sort of like how the Green Bay Packers outperform the Minnesota Vikings.) The only reasonable conclusion is that COVID shutdowns have been, at best, useless.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at September 29, 2020 06:35 AM (TiSnl)
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at September 30, 2020 01:13 PM (GXsiT)
Buy cannabis UK, Mail order Weed UK Buy weed online UK Buy marijuana Online UK. We deliver fast using Next Day Delivery. Weed for sale in the UK. Buy weed online Uk! Uk & US mail order Legal weed online store, offering a variety of best weed strains, Edibles, weed wax & oil, THC and Cbd oil for sale. Buy legit marijuana and weed online, Legit weed online from the USA, Buy original weed online, Buy legit cannabis online, Buy legit cartridge vape pen online, Buy weed online, Buy Marijuana online, a Best marijuana shop in the USA, Buy weed online UK, Buy weed in Europe, Buy Cannabis Marijuana Weed Online.
We provide different strains all being top-shelf grade AA+ the strongest and this makes it easy for you to choose which strain goes well with you so buy cannabis online with confidence. Keep away from minors and Smoke with Joy We ship to all 50 States, the UK, and Worldwide. 1 Ounce =30 Grams and an LB = 480 Grams. Order weed the online UK.
Posted by: buy weed uk at September 30, 2020 05:38 PM (LGTz1)
Speaking of which, St. Louis and St. Louis County both have kept the bars closed so St. Charles and Jefferson Counties are doing land-office business. It's the best thing to happen to them! Of course, both are run by Republicans, not Democrats.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at October 01, 2020 07:10 AM (H1ky5)
The world’s strongest bud! Lab tests confirm it at 98.2 % THC. A top shelf-nug is first dipped in hash oil, dusted with fire kief, rolled in a CBD extract, coated in pure THC crystals, doused in CO2 Oil, lovingly smothered in bud budder. Generously sprinkled with green crack, followed by a dash of dank dust, and finally a refreshing dip in weed jello-o.Martian rocks are so strong they prove a challenge even for the most experienced smokers. Known as the father of all highs and has a wide fanbase among consumers
Reason for the legalization of medical marijuana in the world this greens keep us good and help for the reduction of pain i preferred to take medical marijuana than drinking alcohol or taken tobacco and medical marijuana is good for the health and if you feel tired and depress medical marijuana help you a lot to reduce stress and take you away of bad dreams and the rest you all know , so we have to fight for the legalization of this leaf as it give us joy and help lot of our parent and grandmother out of cancer and insomniaWhere to buy martian rocks
Discreet Martian Rocks delivery. buy Martian Rocks reliable plug. buy Martian Rocks in texas. buy Martian Rocks outdoor grow. most reliable site to buy Martian Rocks online. best online store to purchase Martian Rocks. online store Martian Rocks. where is the most secured site to buy Martian Rocks online. buy illegal Martian Rocks online. buy Martian Rocks in canada. buy moon rock online canada. buy moon rock adelaide. where to buy Martian Rocks in sydney.
buy Martian Rocks without a medical card. I want to buy Martian Rocks. Buy Martian Rocks weed online uk. weed for sale. weed for sale. craigslist weed for sale. k2 weed for sale . High times weed for sale. buy painkillers. Weed buds for sale Online. Weed buds for sale in the UK. legal weed for sale in the UK. Legal weed for sale Cheap. legal weed for sale Online. Martian Rocks for sale. Martian Rocks products for sale. synthetic Martian Rocks for sale
Buy Marijuana online, Buy cannabis oil online, buy shatter online, Buy Marijuana edibles, Buy hash online,Buy Martian rocks weed online . https://darknetweedstore.com/product/martian-rocks-weed-where-to-buy/
Posted by: martian rocks weed at July 25, 2021 05:06 AM (3XB/j)
43 queries taking 0.0539 seconds, 140 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.