I did try the humour approach first.
Here are some real numbers (I hope my math is correct):
Québec, where I am living temporarily, has a population of about 8.5
million. The provincial website says that, to date, there have been 353,134
people infected in the province. That is a little less than 5% of the
population. Just shy of 11,000 have died; roughly 1 in 30 who catch it. I
believe the single group with the deadliest outcomes amongst those who
catch the bug has been our elders in nursing homes. The COVID record within
these residences is an abomination, generally, in at least Ontario and
In the States,
y'all have had just shy of 565,000 deaths.
says there have been, approaching, 33,000,000 cases in the US. That's
roughly 10% of your population, is it not? (Mortality rate of about 1 in
60-ish, if my math is right).
I have a difficult time understanding on what basis anyone shares
statistics not taken directly from a website such as the CDC or
state/provincial govt and, even more puzzling, "analysis" of same and
prognostication, unless one is an expert in the field of (SARS) viral
How many would listen to, or welcome the gloved finger of, an amateur
I'm sorry for the tone but this really pisses me off.