So did anyone else dive deep into the weekly COVID update from the CDC? No? Probably not. On the "public friendly" version of the CDC weekly updates, business is usual. Big scary numbers.
If you go to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics site, there is a super stealth, no mainstream mention, very critical piece of info:
| For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. [...] on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death. |
Said another way, 94% of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths, were, in fact, deaths due to around 3 other causes and the Corona happened to be present as well. That means, as of 1:02PM today, 10,929 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S.
Facebook has upheld Donald Trump’s suspension but will revisit the decision in six months. (Ridiculous for many reasons including that more coordination for January 6th happened on Facebook than anywhere else...including Parler.)
Curious if you guys are even on Facebook anymore. I see lots of messages from people who have deleted it or just don’t use it. Are there any features that you miss which we should incorporate here on Locals?
A big welcome to all the new folks who joined the community today! (And yes I’ll be signing those cards and mailing them out to you ASAP!)
While we do plenty of politics and culture around here it’s also a lot of pet and food pics. And since we have so many new members today it seems like a good time to start a pet pic thread. Here’s Clyde...now everyone introduce your furry friends!