Here's the data for California, which is run by people who believe in SCIENCE and have everything properly locked down.
Here's the data for Florida, which is run by bigoted evangelicals who hate SCIENCE and have allowed private citizens to run wild in the streets.
The bigger question, however, is one of reference points. Is 3,116 new cases a big number? Is it bigger than the flu right now? Is it smaller than pneumonia? Is it as deadly has a hangnail or is it like being shot in the head?
What am I supposed to do with that graph?
Our Cantor of Chemistry has similar issues, albeit stated with a good deal more rigor even though he hates SCIENCE.
Our Goober has made the location of the goal posts fluid and uncontrollable. Actually they have become so idiotic and convoluted that based on the explanations I've seen (admittedly filtered through former journalism majors), I simply can not say that I understand them sufficiently that I could actually calculate them. Hey, I've got a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, published peer reviewed articles in a bunch of physics journals, and taught myself the mathematics of General Relativity for fun, but clearly I should have known that this is just so complicated that I probably shouldn't have expected to be able to understand it.
Read the whole thing, if you dare.
Look, I have no problem wearing masks inside of stores. Wearing masks outside is simply idiotic. Watching politicians give speeches outdoors while wearing masks makes me want to add a dunce cap to their outfit.
|No one is within 20 feet of you, you dork.|
I guess I just hate SCIENCE.
Maybe It's Time To Quit
As far as I can reason out, when the Chicom Flu gets within normal flu territory in terms of infections and lethality, it ought to be time to quit the pandemic panic and go back to normal life.
Are we there yet?