I’ll say it again.
No false equivalence.
Stick to the FACTS. Base any arguments or opinions on FACTS.
Do not abuse or denigrate others.
Black humour and “Super Dooper Hilarious” Memes are permitted in moderation. However, if that’s your only contribution maybe your best contribution is to be a lurker.
COVID-19 is far worse than a bad flu, even when you consider the infection fatality rate (IFR) that includes all infections, not just cases confirmed by testing.
About 0.1% for flu vs. ~0.9% for COVID, when medical care is available. (best estimate from papers from the Institute of Disease Modelling and Imperial College London)
Below is a graph from the paper published by the Insitute of Disease Modelling that compares the severity and transmissibility of COVID to various seasonal
Guess what? These 3 things can be true at the same time.
1.The COVID-19 Pandemic is primarily the fault of the Chinese Government due to both their lax regulation of live wild animal markets and allowing the trading of live and endangered wild animals to continue even after previous outbreaks. It’s also as bad as it is due to the inept initial response in Wuhan by local and regional government officials.
2.The US Government response has been inept due to a unique health syste