palmbeacher wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:38 pm
Matteo V wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:26 pm
palmbeacher wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:17 am
Nice try spreading misinformation. Trump must be proud of you.
Palmer, I think it is unlikely you mean that data collection in the second and third world is just as good as in the first world. I mean China has been caught falsifying its own data on this, and India admits it cannot possibly generate any reliable numbers.
So what do you mean???
Is this what you mean?
Reporter: The U.S. has 4% of the global population and 24% of the world’s COVID-19 death, how is that a success?
McEnany: We use different numbers
Let me try to spell it out for you so that you can grasp this concept.
The United States has first world capabilities of collection of data. And while there are political tendencies toward both sides, such as left-leaning in the medical fields, and some right-leaning in industry, the data which we have produced is not only the most comprehensive, but it is also able to be questioned by the people of the United States. And this is exactly what many people are doing right now. We are questioning the statistics gathered on the covid-19 disease and deaths that are attributed to it. Since there have been many instances of deaths being attributed to covid-19, when there was obviously comorbidity, or even blatantly another actual cause of death, there is room to question why these numbers are so high. And that is likely to reduce numbers of deaths actually being caused by covid-19.
In second and third world countries where no politicization of this disease exist, the means to collect data simply doesn't exist. When a 60 year old person dies in another country, it is much less likely for their death to be attributed to covid-19, even if they died while having tested positive for covid-19. Lack of politicization means that more rational thought among doctors, if any are available, who will cite a person as having died from a heart attack, instead of dying from a heart attack but attributing the death to covid-19 because they were positive for the virus. In these second and third world countries, there is also an inability to accurately test for covid-19. Thus when gathering data, another disease cannot be ruled out. Which leads to those deaths, which may have been the result of covid-19, not being ruled as being caused by covid-19. Given these set of parameters, it is very much rational to assume that these lower statistics in second and third world countries are due to unreported covid-19 deaths.
And then there are countries where this disease is politicized for one reason or another and there is a vested interest in the government artificially deflating the number of deaths. While China is not the only example of this, they are likely the most responsible for covering up actual deaths resulting from covid-19, and are certainly not reporting a death from a heart attack as being a result of covid-19 if there was simply a positive covid-19 test. We already have evidence that China has been greatly reducing their counts for political reasons, as they do with anything that puts the Chinese Communist Party in a bad light.
Does this now make sense to you?