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sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

yep

https://www.advisorperspectives.com/commentaries/2020/07/29/they-blinded-us-from-science 

These results are nothing short of stunning. Mortality data have shown from the very beginning that the COVID-19 virus age-discriminates, with deaths overwhelmingly concentrated in people who are older and suffer comorbidities. This is perhaps the only uncontroversial piece of evidence we have about this virus. Nearly all US fatalities have been among people older than 55; and yet a large number of Americans are still convinced that the risk to those younger than 55 is almost the same as to those who are older......

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Our poll results identify two major culprits: the quality of information and the extreme politicization of the COVID-19 debate:

  • People who get their information predominantly from social media have the most erroneous and distorted perception of risk.
  • Those who identify as Democrats tend to mistakenly overstate the risk of death from COVID-19 for younger people much more than Republicans.

This, sadly, comes as no surprise. Fear and anger are the most reliable drivers of engagement; scary tales of young victims of the pandemic, intimating that we are all at risk of dying, quickly go viral; so do stories that blame everything on your political adversaries. Both social and traditional media have been churning out both types of narratives in order to generate more clicks and increase their audience............

For example, respondents who were shown COVID-19 case trends for Texas and Florida in isolation were much less willing to reopen schools and businesses than those who were shown the same trends compared to New York. And more alarming graphics tend to be used more frequently, as they generate greater engagement.

 

6 Replies
sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: yep

“Just a statistic.”

J. Stalin

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: yep

And once again you prove yourself a science denier.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: yep


@r3020 wrote:

And once again you prove yourself a science denier.


For some science is a tool for understanding the world, for others its a tool for controlling the world.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: yep

Still approximately an order of magnitude more lethal for healthy young people than seasonal flu.

No one was arguing with you about the relative risks.

You’re straw mannin’ again.

”Trusted source says these stupid libs think....,”

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: yep

Wrong again Nox. It's not stupid libs think, it's stupid libs say.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: yep


@r3020 wrote:

Wrong again Nox. It's not stupid libs think, it's stupid libs say.

 

 


Nailed that Ron.

Looks like about 42 under 15 in the USA have died from cv19. 

"Even though the reported number of deaths during the 2017-2018 flu season was 187, CDC’s mathematical models that account for the underreporting of flu-related deaths in children estimate the actual number was closer to 600. "