You read this stuff and you think it has to be parody, but then you remember that the medical establishment is full whacked woke. The title of this joke of a “study” tells you all you need to know. It purports to compare death rates from CV-19 among Democrats and Republicans in Florida and Ohio. It is just beyond absurd that something like this even gets published. The study claims that those bad, bad, bad Republicans died at a 43% higher rate than did Democrats. The implication is that this is because they didn’t get vaxed as much. Among the obvious defects of the study is that it doesn’t actually know cause of death, it just assumed all excess deaths were CV-19 ones. Death rates were higher before the epidemic in supposedly Republican counties, probably because those tend to have more older people. The researchers don’t actually know who is a Republican or Democrat, just made assumptions that the deaths were among Republicans is supposed Republican counties and vice versa. Independent voters were excluded even though they represent a large part of the electorate. They didn’t actually know if whoever died was vaxed or not. There was no difference in their warped study in Florida, just in Ohio, which tells you how screwed up the methodology was. And of course, they cherrypicked time periods, not starting til May of 2021 and ignored larger trends at that time. So the whole point of the study was to demean Republicans, and it doesn’t matter what methodology or data twisting you had to use to get there. It is truly embarrassing that this stuff can get published. (JAMA Article)
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