My apologies for another COVID thread, guys. But I have been on “PWI” long enough to know when threads are either 1) getting so long and winded that asking a certain question gets lost and buried in the maelstrom and/or 2) the thread has begun to go off the proverbial “rails”.
So I ask “PWI” this fundamental question:
"When does a “Fake” Pandemic Become “Real”?
Stats are what they are…and I don’t think I have ever seen stats manipulated and used by people to justify the “side" they are on…especially with something with Worldwide implications as dire as COVID has been.
Is it “worse” than the flu? Is it “just” a bad flu? Is it more? All I know is that this damn thing is having consequences “on the ground” not seen with the flu…and while the naysayers are getting more vocal and even forming “resistance groups” as they liken health officials and governors to Nazis, emperors, empresses, dictators, and despots (yes…those names are being used as they proudly declare a “revolution” to “take their Country back”…as if a virus gives a damn)…they still refuse to answers some fundamental questions for me. (In fact when I ask, I am told I’m a sheeple or am “drinking the Kool-Aide”…when in reality I just want to know. I really don’t give a damn about your “revolution”.
So I ask “PWI”:
What accounts for ICU’s at capacity in certain States, with overburdened EMS systems…with many being stretched to capacity? (I simply have not seen that with the flu.)
What is it that is leading to respiratory disease and failure through the hot, summer months (so far), leading to increased morbidity and mortality?
What is this “fake” disease that is leading to thousands (perhaps millions in the end) with residual symptoms and disease? (In numbers and with symptoms unlike the flu)?
What is this “fake” disease that is now spreading through South America, India and parts of Africa…and is showing no signs of letting up?
And while I have many questions like this…at what point does a “fake pandemic” become a “real one”? Do numbers have to equal or surpass the Flu before we concern ourselves with it?
Millions? Tens of Millions?
Look guys…I don’t have the answers…but unlike the naysayers, deniers and “fake Pandemic-ers”…I don’t run around with my chest out, shouting proudly like I do…I just want to know what the Hell is going on…
The floor is yours.
(P.S…and no…I do not think that complete lock-downs are the answer…or that we can economically tolerate another one…so don’t throw that one at me as if I support them…)