CA, FL Covid Death Rates Almost The Same

By | March 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Front page LATimes: Long article attempting to explain why CA, with lockdowns, masking, & school closures, has essentially same Covid death rate as FL, which is much more open. Article goes into great detail about differences between states, but says nothing meaningful.

In fact, many retired in FL, more susceptible to virus. Median age FL=42, CA=37. So FL should have significantly more Covid deaths than CA, but it doesn’t. Lockdown may be counter-productive.

Reminds me of Richard Feynman, Nobel physicist at Cal Tech. Whenever a researcher presented “corrected” data, Feynman was sure to ask how he knew when to stop correcting. Real corrections remove a known error. Phony corrections produce the result you wanted all along.

LATimes tried to “correct” away FL-CA death rates being almost the same. It failed.


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