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Monday, May 23, 2022

Damnable Lying CDC


I must say I am extremely angry at the political machine that I USED TO BELIEVE was a institution of science and something you could have faith in.... the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC).  

This is the article, in Fortune, that shocked me into the realization that the CDC is just a corrupt and politically driven institution as any we have seen in our "fair" nation:

(Note.... the article keeps disappearing and reappearing.  If the above link does not work, try this one for access to the full article. If neither link works, copy the title of the article above and put it a search engine.... it is an article in Fortune magazine.)
From this article, something I had been wondering about for quite some time, was revealed clearly for me for the first time:
The CDC changed the metrics of the data for which they reported the COVID-19 levels.  The maps that have been widely reported and shown everywhere have been based on hospital capacity.... meaning very simply that the hospitals in the region have beds available in sufficient numbers for folks with COVID who need hospitalization. These have been the data the corrupt, dishonest CDC has been using to create the nearly all "green" maps they have been promoting SINCE FEBRUARY!!!!!!!!!   The POLITICAL IDEA is to then tell anyone living in a green or yellow county that they can leave their masks at home when going out and about.  So, the show maps like this: 

The above map, shows MOSTLY all GREEN for "community levels" of Covid-19.  This map has been MOSTLY GREEN for several MONTHS now, with gradual yellow and orange colors appearing slowly over the last month or so especially in the northeastern US.  
So, from the above, it looks like things are relatively "hunky-dory" (in case my euphemism isn't well known, that means.... everything is doing pretty well overall) doesn't it?  

What the lying scum of the CDC didn't clearly state is that they CHANGED THEIR METRIC FOR REPORTING THIS GRAPHIC INFORMATION in February. 
But..... PRIOR TO FEBRUARY, however, community level maps were based on the amount of virus spread and the percent of COVID tests returning positive.

Here is the same map of the U.S..... but now it is reporting the same type of data that the CDC was reporting in January and earlier maps:

In the above map, we see the map using the type of data that was used BEFORE a few months ago when the damnable CDC decided to switch metrics. 

Some important quotes from the article:

"The U.S. is experiencing a sixth wave of COVID, with over 90,000 confirmed new cases a day and a 20% increase in hospitalizations over the past two weeks. The actual number of new cases per day likely sits at a half million or more, "far greater than any of the U.S. prior waves, except Omicron," writes Dr. Eric Topol, the executive vice president of Scripps Research and a professor of molecular medicine, in a post on the maps.

Meanwhile, the CDC propagates delusional thinking that community levels are very low while the real and important data convey that transmission is very high throughout most of the country. Not only does this further beget cases by instilling false confidence, but it is conveniently feeding the myth that the pandemic is over—precisely what everyone wants to believe."

We are in the midst of a sixth wave of this damnable pathogen, and there is no guidance of any merit from the agency we are SUPPOSED to be able to count on to give us the information to try to live as safely as possible.   

With these numbers as reported by the SECOND GRAPH, we SHOULD be masking in all enclosed spaces.  We should be very vigilant about our safety protocols in the workplace.  Our national, state, and local governments should be reinstating mask mandates.  But.... NO ONE IS DOING A DAMN THING.  A lot of folks think everything is FINE AND GOOD because the widely published map (Graph 1) shows everything is GREAT, everything is FINE.  And, I suspect.... both damn political parties WANT IT THAT WAY because this is an "important" mid-term election year, and they both are vying to try to wrangle more power..... and who the hell cares if there are more Covid-19 deaths or more debilitating Covid-19 disease?  

I am so angry and frustrated.  I will never trust the CDC again, and I despise both political parties.  



Blogger Unknown said...

And these are the same people who tell us that pipe smoking and cigarette smoking are essentially equally hazardous and are more injurious than marijuana smoking.

It's politics, kind Professor!

Monday, 23 May, 2022  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

we wouldn't have this problem if people would get vaccinated.

Monday, 23 May, 2022  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

That is shocking and depressing.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022  
Blogger Margaret said...

It is so depressing but it's the reality we have to deal with. I trust the numbers from my county's health department, mask indoors and have been double boosted. Will it be enough? I don't know.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022  

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