Monday, May 03, 2021

The Problem With Epidemics

 The problem with epidemics is that they usually aren't.  As we lerned with the Covid pandemic, the experts were usually wrong. Completely wrong, horribly wrong.  Now, in early 2021, many of us look on the experts with a jaundiced eye (see what I did there?).

It's bad enough that they were wrong about Covid, they are trying to couch social problem sin medical terms.  For example, the CDC now says that racism is an epidemic, which is plainly wrong.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky called racism an “epidemic” — a claim frequently made by leftist academics.

No, it's not, not by any rational standard.  And, I would expect the CDC to use a rational metric before claiming that something is epidemic.   Which makes Director Rochelle Walensky a damn lair, and a flunky for the left.

Racism is not an epidemic.  It appears in far less than 1% of the population.  Dare I say less than 0.1% of the population.  To paraphrase Ben Shapiro, if you can show me one concrete example of racism, I'll stand beside you and protest it.  If you make the claim, and cannot show a concrete example, you are simply a jackass.


Termite said...

And in other news.......

Ron DeSantis suspends all remaining Covid restrictions: ‘We are no longer in a state of emergency’

He taking a gamble, like he did originally when he locked down nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but left the beaches open. But the first gamble paid off.

If this works too, he is well on his way to 2024 GOP presidential candidacy..

Well Seasoned Fool said...

What is needed at CDC, and government organizations in general, is to stay in your lane. Public health is death and disease, not social issues. Getting into other issues, by using your position, is making yourself more important than you really are.

The bad side of all of this is the loss of public confidence. Once a lie is exposed, the only recourse the liars have is censorship.

The Chicken Little parable has come to life in all levels of government. The leftists are the worse because of their cult nature but it cuts across all political lines.

Old NFO said...

The CDC is a failed organization with no credibility. Nuff said...

Justin_O_Guy said...



I'm more likely to get it right.
Not that I DON'T listen to the experts. I do.
I just don't agree with them. It's been working out with the media and the geniuses who get screwed by everyone we get in a trade deal with, and the ridiculous people who make terrible decisions and terribly wrong proclamations and predictions ,you know, like the people who have been hyperventilating about the climate catastrophes we started having thirty years ago,, and they just won't shut up??

I'll decide if someone is an expert thank you, and the ones whose track record says they are idiots, Coff, Coff, Fauci, aren't experts. Having an education that SHOULD make you an expert isn't the same thing as actually Being one.