Last year we were joking about how COVID19 caused everything. Some folks got worked up about that. Pissed off, I mean. Offended. But has time told the tale?
While seasonal flu has been a scourge of our existence (CDC data – last few years pictured for reference),
Peak Feb 2018 (pre-covid19) (ref. The scale in the featured image above).
Peak Feb 2020 (pre-covid19)
When COVID19 arrives, the Flu season disappears?
Peak Feb 2021 (post-covid19)
Here’s another interesting ‘fact,’ if CDC Data can be believed (it probably can’t).
Pediatric flu is cured too!
It’s a miracle.
Now, if we could cure the political response (and the impulse that lead to it) because if you look at the CDC Maps, you’ll notice that the state’s without mask mandates or lockdowns or quarantines or curfews did (much like with COVID19) as well or better than the states that did do all those things.
A fact that doesn’t change even if the data has been altered, the flu was misdiagnosed, or that infection surveilling was misrepresented as SARS CoV2 ‘cuz reasons. Those being the effect of government force or incentive upon a marketplace (in this instance the medical diagnosis of anything with flu-like symptoms as COVID19 using a flawed test that returns substantial false-positives).
In other words, it is just like when NH Gov. John Lynch reduced public school dropouts to near zero. He’d done no such thing. They just changed what they called them and they magically went away.
But it didn’t.
HT | RCSB