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Re: Social dancing is Snake-oil
By:jawaid ahmed
Date: Monday, 18 May 2020, 11:10 am
In Response To: Social dancing is Snake-oil (William Sullivan, Manilla)

60% of New Yorkers who are now getting covid-19 have been self-isolating so on the face of it this does not work.

But 2% of the prison population have died of covid so extreme isolation works.

New Yorkers have flattened the curve from having over 1000 a day covid deaths to 150 a day, precisely and only because the majority have been self-isolating.

Self-isolating does not mean extreme lockdown but they have been buying food and visiting pharmacies, as well as receiving mail and delivered take-away's. This means they have still been coming into contact with covid-19 through people or contaminated products, hence the 60% rate.

Without self-isolation New York would have needed the 30,000 ventilators and tens of thousands of extra beds the CDC said they might have needed.

Self-isolating is not snake oil but ignorance of facts is a snake oil sellers only way of getting a sale, whether he adds the title DOCTOR before his name or not!

Messages In This Thread

Social dancing is Snake-oil
William Sullivan, Manilla -- Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:40 pm
Re: Social dancing is Snake-oil
jawaid ahmed -- Monday, 18 May 2020, 11:10 am