Originally Posted by Agesilaus
Actually your governor is nationally known as Darth Whitmer. I'm not sure why you think MI is unique, Florida has much greater diversity than MI and has a much higher population of over 65 year olds. Few people want to retire to MI after all.
I'm also not sure why you think that Florida doesn't publish WuFlu infection rates: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
As for science you are ignoring the actual data with the antibody testing going on. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...-tests-tell-us
It doesn't fit your dogma so you pretend it doesn't exist. Florida has done extensive and randomized test in South Florida and found that 6% of the population has had the WuFlu and most never had any symptoms. NY did testing and found that state wide the infection rate was 4% and in NYC it was 20%. This data reduces the actual mortality rate to numbers closer to seasonal flu. Why hasn't Darth done that test in MI?
And there is plenty of real data showing that the WuFlu dies in a matter of seconds in bright sunlight and high humidity. Conditions that exactly describe the conditions down here. People should be encouraged to get out in the sun not hide in their homes in close contact with others.
And why should folks in the upper peninsula have the same restrictions as the Detroit area? There are few cases up there or for that matter in most of the state. Governor DeSantis has reduced restrictions in most of the state but kept them in place for the high infection rate areas, which were infected by NYC plague carriers. That's called following the science.
I still believe that Arkansas State Parks are doing the right thing.
Hmm, I wonder why the owners of all these RV’s and vehicles with Florida license plates spend their summers here in Michigan.
Let’s offer some factual information. First, the virus is called Coronavirus not WuFlu. Our Governors name is Gretchen Whitmer.
I’m glad to see your governor has finally allowed medical examiners to once again release Coronavirus Death Data after prohibiting it for over 9 days. Good for him. Now maybe he will retract his false statement that nation wide no one under 25 has died from the virus.
Update: The new numbers that DeSantis released are lower than the ones pre-restrictions. Hmm what’s he hiding?
Ignoring data? How can Florida have done extensive and randomized testing when the tests (limited numbers approved but not tested) only became available at the end of April?
From a Florida newspaper. Experts say “The ability for the test to render such confidence is only as good as the test themselves and the data derived from the results. Of the smorgasbord of loosely verified test hitting the market some are far less accurate than others, experts say. Tens of millions of tests are needed before Americans can safely head back to work, school and the beach.”
“Even if the accuracy and sensitivity of the tests were comparable, without a standardized program to collect and analyze the results as there is with diagnostic, nasal swab test-there is less likelihood of public health officials, politicians and business owners will be able to use the test to determine how many people may have been infected and are potentially immune...”
Now reflecting on the seasonal flu death rate, you do realize that you are comparing the Coronavirus death rate of what 2-3 months to an entire flue season? The difference in contagiousness and effect on internal organs of the two can’t begin to be compared.
Michigan residents are not restricted from going outside.
Experts, ie scientists, not the president say that there is little evidence that hot sunny days actually make beach’s safer. Although sunlight can help kill Coronavirus on surfaces it doesn’t work fast enough. Sunshine does not prevent the virus from spreading from person to person through droplets of saliva or mucus in the air.
Your assertion that the Coronavirus dies in seconds is false.
Hospital administrators and county executives in upstate Michigan and the UP were the first to request that residents and visitors stay home and not travel north as their healthcare systems were not equipped to handle normal patients and Coronavirus patients at the same time.