Minimizing Person-to-Person Contact Will NOT Worsen a Pandemic


This is some serious NPC shit. 🤦🏻‍♀️

This study looked at 1,000 people in New York City who’d been hospitalized for the coronavirus, and lo and behold, 66% were non-essential workers who were “staying at home”.

But “staying at home” does not entail hard quarantine.  In the context of this study, all it means is not working outside the home

There is nothing to suggest that these people were infected at home.  They could have easily gotten infected “by going out to get groceries or other essential items, or from seeing people outside of work” — and if they hadn’t, all that says is that they’d come in contact with someone who had.  (Or with contaminated materials.)

Somebody had to get the supplies, and given NYC’s insanely high population density, that someone was most likely a member of their household — perhaps even someone who had been working outside the home.

BOTTOM LINE: People are NOT more likely to get infected by “staying at home”.  The infected are more likely to be people who are not currently working outside the home because the vast majority of New Yorkers are not currently working outside the home.

Minimizing person-to-person transmission is not going to make a pandemic worse, and attempting to draw general conclusions about infection rates by looking at an already high-risk population (96% had underlying health conditions) is just atrocious methodology.

Bernie Has His Priorities


Funny how Bernie is willing to fire a staffer for mean words online about journalists and his Democratic opponents, yet he is unwilling to fire any of his staff for their talk of gulaging Trump supporters, abolishing the constitution, and executing the wealthy.

At the very least you’d think the Democratic frontrunner would denounce such rhetoric, rather than instructing them to (and I quote): “Be careful what you say… especially in public.  Always assume that you may be being recorded.”

But I suppose Bernie has his priorities.

Bernie vs. Bloomberg as the Nominee


At this point I think the only thing that could keep Orange Man from winning is voter complacency — people who want him to win refraining from voting because they believe he cannot lose.

Lately I’ve been torn on whom I want his opponent to be.  Biden’s out — tragically, because Trump would have wiped the floor with him, and the sound bites would have been glorious.  (The man basically memes himself.)

Which leaves either Bernie or Bloomberg.  Bernie will take the nomination if he manages to receive enough delegates, which is why the DNC is intent on keeping so many warm bodies in the ring (plus Biden) — to siphon away votes.  Bloomberg will be awarded the nomination via brokered convention if their strategy proves successful.

I hope somebody buys Biden an ice cream cone afterwards or something.

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Bernie is an Extreme Authoritarian


This is why Bernie Sanders refuses to denounce his staff’s execute-the-opposition & abolish-the-Constitution rhetoric: because Bernie himself admires extreme authoritarian dictatorships.

Tim characterizes Bernie as the Anti-Trump: “Trump is talking about creating wealth, Bernie is talking about taking it.”