... because it's impossible to predict.
A year ago, ScIeNCe told me that I needed to wear a mask. Now it says I don't.
"At this stage of the pandemic" is doing a whole lot of work in that sentence. It's replacing the words, "We have been lying to you all along."
On Twitter, I posited that not only does the virus mutate, but it also becomes a better driver. "At this stage" refers to the fact, established by ScIenCE, that the virus can now steer its little virion vehicle around your mask and sneak in through the freaking massive gaps in it. Before, all it could do was go forward and backward and turn only a very little amount. At this stage in the pandemic, it's a regular Hollywood stunt driver.
Only a True Believer or a journalist desperately trying to prop up all of the corrupt and degenerate institutions who've been Gramscian trampled by the Left would fall for this.
PEDIATRIC WUHAN FLU ADMISSIONS HIT AN ALL-TIME RECORD!
Yes, they did. And that record was 344 in one day. Which works out to 7 per state. That's 14 per state if you kick out the smallest 25 states where no one but worthless, mouth-breathing deplorables live.
Just out of curiosity, I went hunting for the average number of daily pediatric admissions in the US. I didn't find it, but I found something that caused me to stop my search. It was this paper on hospital stays for children from 2012. I admit that it's filled with racism, but what isn't these days? You'll have to look past the systemic white supremacy when you read it. Here's a snippet in case you don't want to support hate.
In 2012 there were nearly 5.9 million hospital stays for children in the United States.
5.9 million divided by 365 works out to 16,164 pediatric admissions per day. Assuming that's representative for the current decade, we can say that on the day when 344 children were stricken with the Wuhan Sniffles, the admission count went from 16,164 to 16,508.
The headline in the AP news story linked above reads, "US children hospitalized with COVID in record numbers." The AP's job, apparently, is not to inform, but to frighten. Also, you should vote for Democrats. They will save you from the Scary Things.
DEATH! DEATH! DEATH!
Finally, I thought this was awesome. Enjoy.