The following article, Stanford Professor Makes It Clear: We Are Greatly Overreacting to Coronavirus, Data Shows, was first published on Flag And Cross.
The world is panicking. People are losing their jobs. Toilet paper continues to fly off the shelves. The stock market is acting like it got hit by a Mack truck. Basically, we’re getting as close to living out The Walking Dead as we’re likely to ever see.
Hold the phone, says this Stanford professor. People might just be overreacting, a little bit.
From Daily Wire:
In an analysis published Tuesday, Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis — co-director of the university’s Meta-Research Innovation Center and professor of medicine, biomedical data science, statistics, and epidemiology and population health — suggests that the response to the coronavirus pandemic may be “a fiasco in the making” because we are making seismic decisions based on “utterly unreliable” data. The data we do have, Ioannidis explains, indicates that we are likely severely overreacting.
“The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco,” Ioannidis writes in an opinion piece published by STAT on Tuesday.
For those who argue that the high fatality rate among elderly people indicates that the death rate cannot be as low as 0.05%, the professor notes that “even some so-called mild or common-cold-type coronaviruses that have been known for decades can have case fatality rates as high as 8% when they infect elderly people in nursing homes.”
Here’s Bernie Sanders at Sunday night’s liberal debate on CNN…
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Here’s Joe Biden…
Biden just said we need to protect against financial disability as a result of “SARS”
Does this man ever know what time he’s in or what’s going on? pic.twitter.com/Dp1ynL4ui2
— Ashley StClair (@stclairashley) March 16, 2020
In the span of 10 seconds, Joe Biden:
– Mixes up the #coronavirus with the swine flu
– Mistakenly calls the H1N1 virus (swine flu) the "N1H1"
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Another unintentionally funny Biden moment…
"In terms of potential deaths…the crisis we face is on a scale of a major war…we also have to face the truth and that is that the number of casualties may actually be even higher than what the armed forces experienced in World War II." -Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/mMPbfcl2aT
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) March 12, 2020
Coronavirus apparently proves America needs single-payer healthcare.
Mayor Stephen Wukela at a Bernie Sanders rally today in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: “Alright Myrtle Beach! Alright. How does it feel to be a bunch of radicals, huh? A bunch of revolutionaries? A bunch of socialists here in Myrtle Beach?”
The crowd cheers pic.twitter.com/50SHlODjUu
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 26, 2020
How in the world did we end up with so many Americans that are either so grossly ignorant of history or so amazingly selfish and greedy that they are cheering on socialism? This is what happens when you take God out of America and allow “radicals” to run the education system.
— jcope (@jtcope4) February 26, 2020
This is the time for Cuban-American Citizens to come to the aid of American youth who have been lied to and duped into believing Socialism lies! They know from their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents the Truth!
— Janice Evans (@JaniceE31515512) February 26, 2020
Well scratch Myrtle Beach from any of my vacation spots.
— Jim Crane (@RedC521) February 26, 2020
Trump 2020 campaign ad …
Radical Revolutionary Socialists … No hiding it now!!
— WestCoastConservative (@WC_Conservative) February 26, 2020
"But there's no more money left, Socialism" pic.twitter.com/yv0tbTDaLB
— Bob Richards (@BobRichards57) February 26, 2020
— David Basulto The Hispanic Conservative (@thc1776) February 26, 2020
— Mary Forbes (@MaryForbes14) February 26, 2020