Seems like CDC is on a mission! A Lefties one!
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Apparently, the CDC are used to be heard, and now they want to take advantage of the whole situation!
Now they try to justify the idea that Americans should be OK with the damaging policies and measures given by the country’s government, regardless of the statistic…
Like the Liberals have ever given a damn about statistics…
The New York Times covered the story, reporting the following:
“Joe Scarborough expressed frustration and concern with Covid-19 mitigation guidelines following a New York Times report that criticized the CDC for misleading numbers on outdoor Covid-19 transmission risk,” Mediaite reported on the segment’s backstory.
“In a rather stunning version of the Morning Newsletter, David Leonhardt said that the CDC’s guidelines that the risk of getting the potentially deadly Covid-19 contagion as ‘less than 10%’ is technically correct but remarkably misleading, as the number—according to epidemiologists he cites—is closer to 1 percent, or even 0.1 percent,” the report continued.
“David goes on to write that the benchmark seems to be a huge exaggeration,” Scarborough says. “In truth, transmission that occurs outdoors seems to be below 1% and may be below 0.1%. David writes, ‘Multiple epidemiologists told me’.”
“And then he said, ‘Saying less than 10% of Covid transmission occurs outdoors is akin to saying that sharks attack fewer than 20,000 swimmers per year,” he continued. “The actual worldwide number is 150. It’s both true and deceiving’.”
“But the takeaway here really is — well, a couple of takeaways,” he went on. “I keep wanting people to be guided by science, we keep wanting people to be guided by science, just as we were saying during the Trump era, and it is so important we don’t overreact in the other direction now that we seem to be moving through COVID. It’s what Scott Gottlieb said to Shep Smith, it’s what we keep hearing from people, that sometimes being overly conservative — actually if you’re not following science, like not sending our kids back to school in a timely manner, you’re actually undermining your credibility. And in this case, the CDC undermines its credibility when it oversells a statistic.”