Over at the American experiment, John Phelan writes:
And why? Because the numbers that were projected…the justification for shutting down our economy and putting so many restrictions on Joe and Jane average, turned out to be absolutely false. As Phalen himself says:
Time and again during the Covid-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s state government has acted on forecasts and warnings which have turned out to be wildly pessimistic . When the data fails to support your model it is generally a good idea to revise the model. The Department of Health is just going to dump the data into the memory hole.
So why this move to remove the data from public view?
There’s a couple reasons involved. First, the public anger that would certainly ensue at the restrictions which turned out to be absolutely needless, foolish, and detrimental to American society as a whole not to mention our economy…
And, because those numbers if revealed would show precisely what I’ve been saying for quite a while now… When government runs healthcare, healthcare decisions are not health Care decisions, anymore. They are political decisions.
The decision to shut down our economy and put all these restrictions on American citizens was a political one aimed at damaging our economy and our society. Why?
They needed a weapon to help in the fight against orange man bad. And it was so used and so implemented.
Trouble was, the numbers simply aren’t scary enough anymore to help in that fight. And so out the window they go.