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End the Covid Mandates: They don't work

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I ran a very simple comparison of the Covid death results from the top 4 most populous states today, using NY Times Covid data (from the CDC and individual polling of the states) and Census Bureau population data.

This is what I found:

Simple 4-state comparison of Covid death rates over 2 years
Simple 4-state comparison of Covid death rates over 2 years
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And this is what I Tweeted:

This is a simple 2-year Covid deaths comparison chart for the 4 most populous states: 2 Red No Mandate & 2 blue Mandate states. Can U see a significant difference? I can't. #endcovidmandates #covid #covidisendemic #returntonormal @CDCgov @DrFaucis1 @POTUS

Maybe a statistician can find a significant difference in outcomes, but these could be explained by other factors too: more international airports in blue states, more warm weather outdoors in red states, etc.

But the question remains: is it worth tearing the country apart with mandates or should we learn to live with what is now a largely preventable disease, at least for the worst outcomes? Vaccines work. Masks may work, if used properly. Healthy lifestyles & weight control work (including vitamin D & Zinc) up to a point.

Lockdowns & economic hardship kill too.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a former blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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Scott is a former and current President of Common Ground-NY (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of (more...)
 

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