King Ding Dong Posted July 15, 2020 Share Posted July 15, 2020 17 minutes ago, gad198 said: I'm not picking on this specific news story, but how many models or predictions related to this virus have in reality been anywhere in the ballpark of what they predicted? Just some other questions rattling around in my head right now: Why is that mask use in the US has increased significantly in the past few months (60%-80% current usage depending on the source) and yet the number of cases is still climbing? Why is it that despite that huge increases in US cases - 3 times as many daily average cases today as compared to two months ago - that the daily average number of deaths has gone down during that time? Source Why is that South Africa and most South American countries, despite having a couple month advance notice that this virus was coming, imposed mandatory masks orders around May 1 and yet their case numbers are continuing to climb? Source Why is Sweden, who imposed no lockdown nor mandatory mask requirements (less than 10% mask usage there), seeing both their case and mortality numbers consistently go down? Source Why do Asian countries still have major seasonal flu outbreaks despite high mask usage there during flu season? Source This virus simply can't be controlled by man-made measures. If it were controllable we would have been able to contain the common cold and the seasonal flu a long time ago. The sooner we stop looking at these (often grossly incorrect) models and assumptions and start looking at the data we do have available the better off we'll be. I think many would say the answer to many of those questions is compliance and that masks alone will not solve the problem. Masks are on of many methods that need to be employed including hygiene (something many countries are not known for). Social Distancing, testing, robust contact tracing and isolation (not the same as a quarantine). As to the last paragraph: New Zealand 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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