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It Does Not Compute

I have been watching the games being played with the data on the COVID-19 pandemic for weeks all of which are dodgy. The Florida health department decided early on that the only cases that would be reported would be those involving Florida residents. If you were visiting from outside Florida and got sick or died of COVID-19, Florida didn’t want it reported. To control that they ordered county medical examiners to stop publishing local death statistics, something that was common practice, because the MEs reported all deaths, including tourists. Journalists noticed the difference in the number of people in the reports and started asking questions.

Then the health department noticed that their web site was making “too much information” available to the media and researchers. The solution: fire Rebekah Jones, the data manager for the site because she objected to manually deleting data from the site.

The BBC has a long article on the handling of pandemic in the US – Coronavirus: From ‘We’ve shut it down’ to 100,000 US dead

On a lighter note you should check out Sarah Cooper on Twitter. She is a comedienne whose lip syncs of Trump are really worth your time. She does pantomime with a Trump sound track. To understand you have to see her in action. How to Medical is my personal favorite.

2 comments

1 Kryten42 { 05.29.20 at 12:36 pm }

Yeah… Our clown have all been celebrating the past couple weeks that “it’s all over! Wooohooo!” and then there were spikes and a couple more deaths & some people who had tested positive and recovered a couple Months ago, have tested positive again. The ignorant morons ruining our countries truly have no idea what the hell they are doing or even a remote idea what is actually happening!

Even I (and others outside the USA) have had enough of the GOP crap on T. here’s my reply to the latest bit of complete BS by der GOP Leader:
https://twitter.com/GOPLeader/status/1266175287219421184

Of course, you know about Donny’s latest dummy spit & brain fart over twitter fact checking him and his issuing an executive order to stop them doing that?

https://twitter.com/verge/status/1266104996938092547

Most of us are just PMSL!

Been watching Sarah Cooper on T! She is bloody good! I even retweeted a couple. 😆

2 Bryan { 05.29.20 at 10:06 pm }

We all can’t have Jacinda. 😉

Kevin McCarthy is a waste of protoplasm that could be used for more quokkas. I think every sentient being on the planet thinks that the planet would be a better place with more quokkas and fewer political hacks.

Trump and the Federal government have exactly nothing in “their quiver” that would have any effect on a private Internet company that makes its money from advertising. Twitter will probably banish Trump when he loses the election. The FCC [Federal Communications Commission] under Obama could have done something with the ‘Net Neutrality” rules but Trump had those eliminated at the request of the big media/telecommunications companies. Laws would have to be rewritten and that isn’t going to happen.