This Won’t End

In Illinois we have 27 daily COVID deaths down from 170+ in May. Our governor wants to put is into a 3-week lockdown. This isn’t justified in any way or manner.

This is also a response to the people who thought COVID was about the election. It’s not. It’s about transferring capital to the global digital oligarchy and depriving you of basic welfare such as schooling.

Remember, this won’t end until we, the people, decide it should end. For now, we are perfectly fine with being robbed. So we will continue to get robbed.

8 thoughts on “This Won’t End”

  1. Do you have any ideas of how to effectively rise up and put an end to it? I called my governor and assemblymemebr today to say not to shut down schools again, make vaccine voluntary, and to end emergency powers (that last just to the assemblymemeber). I’m not hopeful this will make a difference.

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  2. I’m seeing a 7 daily rate average for Illinois of 76, with 48 deaths yesterday and 153 the day before. According to:
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/illinois/
    Where are you seeing 26 daily deaths?

    The overall hospitalizations for the US is also incredibly bad, worse than during the early months of the pandemic:
    https://ourworldindata.org/covid-hospitalizations

    That slope of that trend line paints a grim picture. Things are about to get much worse.

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    1. No, no, no. Those 153 deaths aren’t the deaths that happened on that day. Otherwise, the disparity from one day to another wouldn’t make any sense. These are the deaths that were added to the total on that day. The only way to know the number of actual deaths for the day is to go to each county and add them up manually.

      The slope of the trend is extremely positive. This thing is largely over. However, we have entered the flu season. What’s going to start spiking, as always this time of year, is seasonal flu. That’s what you are seeing in the hospitalizations. Hospitals are always getting full this time of year. It’s not unusual. November is always worse than May in terms of respiratory hospitalizations.

      I know I’m wasting my time because people who need to believe that everything is terrible will still believe it.

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      1. “What’s going to start spiking, as always this time of year, is seasonal flu. That’s what you are seeing in the hospitalizations”

        I’ve seen the idea that people are being hospitalized with flu and when they test positive (because of the over-sensitivity of the tests) they’re classified as being sick with covid (and it’s not clear if protocols for covid are really effective for people with flu….).

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    2. I’m in agreement with ed. The overall trend over the course of the last month looks ugly, with only a few days worth of screwy data at the end that will probably fall away in significance in the next few days. None of the fundamentals have changed in that state, so there is no reason to expect it to buck the national or global trend.

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  3. “No, no, no. Those 153 deaths aren’t the deaths that happened on that day. Otherwise, the disparity from one day to another wouldn’t make any sense. These are the deaths that were added to the total on that day. The only way to know the number of actual deaths for the day is to go to each county and add them up manually.”

    The 7 day average accounts for the average of the reported deaths for the last 7 days. I think this is a good way to understand things, since it doesn’t look at only one day.

    “The slope of the trend is extremely positive. This thing is largely over. ”

    I admire your optimism.

    “However, we have entered the flu season. What’s going to start spiking, as always this time of year, is seasonal flu. That’s what you are seeing in the hospitalizations. Hospitals are always getting full this time of year. It’s not unusual. November is always worse than May in terms of respiratory hospitalizations.”

    According to the source of the data: “This chart shows the total number of patients in hospital due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) on a given date. ”
    https://ourworldindata.org/covid-hospitalizations

    These are confirmed people in hospital with COVID. They may also have flu along with COVID, but this data is not about people with the flu, it’s about people that are in hospital being treated for COVID.

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    1. As I already explained, reported doesn’t mean it actually happened on that day. It means it was added to the rolls on that day. Specifically in Cook County there was recently a whole batch of deaths added to the count from back in June.

      Another aspect with COVID is that so many people who die or get sick enough to be hospitalized are extremely elderly. We had a recent COVID death in the community of a 92-year-old lady. We haven’t had any deaths of non-elderly people in the county for a very long time. These very old people would probably not live to the end of the year anyway. These death counts – inflated or not – are meaningless without the information on who is dying. Compared to the seasonal flu that causes hundreds of pediatric deaths, COVID is a lot less dangerous to moderately healthy non-elderly people.

      But again, those who think I’m completely wrong should be absolutely free to stay inside, self-isolate, etc.

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  4. The PCR tests look to be 90% effectively false positives due to use of 37-40 amplification cycles. Meaning there is no detectable presence of replicable, infective virus. CDC says this is that case when cycles greater than 27 (IIRC) are used. So most of these tests are useless and are just to keep us terrified. We would not know COVID-19 was still around without these tests.

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