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Event Trend Animations

By September 16, 2021Commentary

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  • Abhijit Bakshi says:

    I love that the graph colour for death is green 🙂

    My takeaway: the age structure of everything is the same now as it ever was.

    The correct action was always, and remains: protect the vulnerable, let everyone else be free.

  • Charles C. Kesler says:

    I don’t understand the blue line. Shouldn’t the proportion of cases track the deaths? All along we have heard that Covid has the least effect among the young, but if I read this correctly the graph shows the highest proportion of cases among the young.

  • Kevin Roche says:

    serious disease is far, far lower in the young, but they have the highest mobility and contact levels, so they would be expected to have the most cases, almost all of which are asymptomatic or mild. And we test far too much among school children.

  • Charles C. Kessler says:

    Kevin, Thanks for the explanation. Really enjoy your stuff.

    CK

  • Abhijit Bakshi says:

    Charles, to expand on what Kevin said, you may have noticed that many “public health” websites and dashboards ONLY give you the “age structure” of case (positive PCR test) distribution and NOT the “age structure” of actual impact.

    The reason they do this is because they can publish graphs that make it look like young people are affected (“high cases”) when in fact most of those cases are asymptomatic or otherwise of low to no impact.

    It’s all to drive the fear narrative. Or if you’re slightly less cynical, it’s all to drive the feeling of importance among “public health” “experts” as they can keep holding the limelight as long as people thing there’s something scary going on.

  • Kevin Roche says:

    absolutely right, I am very, very upset by the constant “messaging” by governments instead of just giving us the data

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