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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

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"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Vaccination Nation

The states that are doing well at vaccinating people and that are doing poorly are about those that you would expect:

4 comments:

Tod Germanica said...

Yes, because baby jeebus his own self protects those true Trumpite red (neck) states on the lower left corner of this Deep State so called chart. His eye is on the sparrow. And I know Trump watches me. In him I trust. I sure don't want to come down with that awful autism I keep hearing about.

Borepatch said...

This is a weird set of criteria for the two axes, which leads to weird results. In what universe does New Jersey outperform Florida on Covid mortality, even not adjusting for average age of population? Quite frankly, the *ONLY* valid Covid metric is deaths per capita. Everything else is just a shopping expedition.

This looks like the standard "shopping for data that proves my political viewpoint". If you torture the data enough, it will confess to everything.

Eck! said...

And if you are a non-believer covid and its data is all hoax...

I have no patience for disclaiming data, present your data.
Or in old internet parlance, CITE!


Eck!

Borepatch said...

My point is that the data don't tell us anything meaningful. These data seem meaningful:

Case Fatality Rate
ICU Utilization Rate due to Covid
Non-ICU hospitalization rate due to Covid
Sick days taken due to Covid (this is a little shakier, but still seems valid)

Heck, I could even see tracking downside effects of lockdowns: child suicides, drug abuse, unemployment, business failures (although this is getting harder to track).

These data are not at all fake. As with all data sets there will be problems, but these are all really important.

But "Daily Rate of First Dones Administered"? Doesn't seem remotely as important as the ones I listed. At least, that's my $0.02 worth.