CDC Caught Red-Handed: Numbers Do Lie

As I’ve written a hundred times, numbers don’t lie. Except for when they’re grossly exaggerated. And that’s exactly what we’ve just learned of the CDC. AGAIN.

How many times do we have to catch this agency misleading the American public, especially in regards to the WuFlu, before we shut them down?

A new report shows that the risk of outdoor transmission of coronavirus is greatly misrepresented. Of course, file this under “tell me something I don’t know.”

As Fox News elaborates:

A stunning New York Times report claims that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s estimate that the risk of coronavirus transmission while outdoors is around 10% is greatly exaggerated.

The CDC has cited the estimate to back up its recommendation that vaccinated individuals do away with masks in certain outdoor situations, but should keep wearing masks during others.

According to the Times, the 10% benchmark is based “partly on a misclassification” of some virus transmission in Singapore at various construction sites that may have actually taken place in indoor settings. Singapore also classified settings that were a mix of indoors and outdoors as outdoors, including construction building sites, the outlet reported.

Still, the number of cases reported at the various sites did not add up to as much as 10% of transmission, but was more like 1% or less, the report stated.

I don’t know about you, but I’m so over all these lies. Here in Texas, we’re seventeen days from my son’s high school graduation. The ceremony is held outdoors. I was recently notified that due to covid restrictions, we will be limited to ten tickets. Now, I have a pretty big family. At the bare minimum, we need sixteen tickets. But thanks to some liars and manipulators, I’m supposed to figure out who won’t be watching graduation from the home side of Tiger Stadium.

This is especially frustrating, considering many towns around us aren’t imposing the same limitations. But that’s the fallout from so much conflicting information floating around.

How many of your gatherings are affected by all this misinformation?

Fake News

You know what the funny thing is? I bet Facebook and Twitter aren’t jumping into overtime to correct the WuFlu Fake News. In fact, I bet they’re working, instead, to squash this latest news of CDC shortcomings.

However, at least some Republicans are pushing the CDC to get their facts straight.

The article continues:

In a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, pressed CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on the report and said it was one of three recent examples of conflicting, confusing guidance issued by the agency, with the other two involving school reopenings and summer camps.

Walensky said the 10% benchmark came from a meta-analysis topline result from a study published in the Journal of Infectious Disease back in November.

“The topline result was less than 10%, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, one of our top infectious disease journals,” she said. “That is where that came from, it was from a published study that synthesized studies from many places.”

Sounds like the age old strategy of passing the buck. At least Collins requested that the full report be placed in the record. However, setting the record straight isn’t enough. We need to reverse the course of action limiting our activities.

Perhaps it’s time the CDC personally notify people of their mistakes. Newspapers and magazines are forced to print retractions. Social Media will brand you with their Fake News scarlet letter whether you’re guilty or not. So why not make the CDC come out with truthful guidelines for moving forward?

Go Outside Folks!

It’s becoming clear that 1% is a magic number when it comes to covid. Only 1% of the population dies from this pesky virus. And you only have a 1% chance of catching it outdoors.

“We’re at the point right now where we can start lifting these ordinances and allowing people to resume normal activity, certainly outdoors we shouldn’t be putting limits on gatherings anymore, we should be encouraging people to go outside,” former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

I’m glad to hear a little common sense coming through. Now, could someone inform the graduation powers that be? Because I’m six tickets short.






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