How Dumb Can Our Experts Be?
A friend tells me that I have to wear a face mask now. Florida, like so many states, has made it mandatory.
The coronavirus is spreading! According to The Washington Post:
“Public health officials are increasingly concerned about coronavirus spreading, especially in the South and West. The head of the Centers for Disease Control says antibody tests show that infections are likely 10 times higher than what’s been reported.”
Gee whiz! How surprising!
From CDC Director Robert Redfield:
“Our best estimate right now is that for every case that’s reported, there actually are 10 other infections. Using that methodology pushes the tally of US cases to at least 23 million. Redfield said the larger estimate is based on blood samples collected from across the country that look for the presence of antibodies to the virus. For every confirmed case of COVID-19, 10 more people had antibodies.”
And how can we possibly explain that?
“Redfield and another top CDC official said that young people are driving the surge in cases in the South and West,” The Washington Post said on Thursday. “They attributed that to the broader testing of people under 50. ‘In the past, I just don’t think we diagnosed these infections,’ Redfield said.”
Now get this:
According to the venerable Post, Redfield also estimated that “92 to 95 percent of the US population is still susceptible to the virus.”
Okay, we didn’t out this CDC mouthpiece (and The Washington Post) for screwing up the first bit of arithmetic – forgetting that 10 + 1 = 11, not, 10. But this new calculation is right out of Alice in Wonderland.
Let’s review his math. 100% minus 10% is 90%. How the hell did he end up with 92% to 95%?
I can think of only one explanation: He’s subtracting 23 million from 328 million, which gives you 305 million. 305 million divided by 328 million (the population of the US today) gives you 92.9%.
Are you laughing yet? Are you curled over laughing? Or are you shrieking with fear that the CDC’s top guy is such an imbecile?
What I’ve just told you is just the beginning of the idiocy. There are at least three more howlers that are coming your way,
Maybe next week, when I stop laughing, I will explain to those that don’t understand all the ways this report – and all the other reports you’ve been hearing from The Washington Post and The New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media – is logically and arithmetically impaired.
In the meantime, wear that face mask (except for protesting, of course). Otherwise your state governor and the state Gestapo will come and get you.