Monday, November 15, 2021

CDC Ruins The Mandate Push


The CDC used to keep a table around that showed their estimated prevalence of Covid-19.  That stopped being updated for months -- right through the middle of the "mandate screamfest" which started in the summer.

Well, it's back -- and it ruins Biden's mandate demands.

It gets worse.  Note that the 5th Circuit stated that one of the primary problems with the OSHA mandate is that Covid-19 is not deadly to all but a few people.  Well, in this same publication is the infection fatality rate for population segments.  It's not good for the mandating folks.

It shows that for working age people -- those under 65 years old -- in no group does the IFR exceed 0.25%.

In those under 50 the IFR is no greater than 0.04%!

And in those under 18 it is 0.0009%.  In other words, statistically zero.

There are about 60 million people under 18 in the United States.  If every one of them got Covid-19, by the CDC's numbers, about 500 would die.  This is a vanishingly small number of individuals and is dwarfed by auto accidents.  Indeed six times that number of kids die from drowning every year.  Car crashes are worse (drowning is the second leading cause of death in children.)