Again, Berenson is either one of the dumbest people on the planet when it comes to interpreting data or assumes everyone in his audience is an idiot. That’s very chart shows the deviations as vaccines ramped up, but eventually all age groups benefit from reduced transmission.
Also, almost 60% of Israel’s population has been vaccinated. That’s a lot more people than those in nursing homes. If almost 3/5 people can’t get or spread the virus, it’s going to make it hard for it to spread to too many people in any age group.
Btw what’s Alex’s explanation for how a country went from a massive Covid-19 outbreak to 95% reduction in cases over a few months just as they gave most people a vaccine if the vaccines aren’t effectice? Pure luck? Covid-19 just decided to give up on Israel?
You can either get stuck in the past with him or move on to the future and try to stop the radicals on the left looking to make permanent changes. This isn't about policy. You can back every policy you supported with Trump, but there can be no political success backing him.
and a lot more people are going to realize that when Trump will inevitably turn on pols like DeSantis once he feels they are overshadowing him and are insufficiently loyal to him. Because all he cares about is himself.
We do not decide Presidential elections by popular vote so it’s a completely meaningless statistic. It’s like saying a team made less field goals during an NBA championship series so they shouldn’t get the title after winning 4 games.
Re Georgia, a lot of the people attacking the law have shifted from the discussing the details (where their attacks have fallen apart) to demand we argue the context. I don't think it makes sense for context or motives to supersede the actual details of the law, but...
if you're going to focus on context, you can't ignore the context of a candidate losing decisively in GA, then inventing a bunch of lies about the system to suggest they didn't lose and justify not conceding.
That happened in 2018 and helped lead to some of these provisions.
(and yes it happened again in 2020 on the other side)
The reality is both of those elections and the partisan reactions that followed contributed to some of the changes, but many of those changes make sense and improve the process while ensuring security.
Wow. And it appears that @60Minutes edited the clip to cut out several minutes of @GovRonDeSantis giving extensive details showing just how wrong this narrative is..
Here is the full clip with the question starting ~1:40:
They literally cut out him explaining the whole process including who was responsible for LTCs (not Publix), how Publix raised their hand as CVS/Wallgreens was doing LTCs, how they had a trial to test it, why it worked, & how now CVS/Walgreen's are being used now.
The GA election law is so revealing of the way the press works these days. Most publication had reporters that didn’t bother to read the law and just wrote it up based on what activists told them was in it, which matched Dem spin & was a complete distortion of reality.
There were some exceptions that wrote good explainers (ex: Business Insider), but the overall narrative was completely created by activists and almost impossible to challenge now. The reliance on activists, and mostly from 1 side, to frame these stories has become a real issue.
It’s a simple truth that the GA law expanded voter access compared to any pre-pandemic election. That’s hard to dispute with actual facts. But no one who read the coverage would possibly come away with that conclusion.
Just embarrassing. Yahoo News is letting one of their most incompetent reporters promote insane conspiracies about Florida’s numbers and of course the blue-checks on the left that have been looking to justify this conspiracy are eager to promote.
The whole article is reliant on someone not understanding the difference between Covid-19 deaths and excess deaths. Excess deaths will exceed Covid deaths in a lot of states because there were other factors last year (spikes in homicides, suicides, less preventative care etc)
Salome people just can’t accept that they were wrong about Florida’s approach to Covid because they spent a year yelling about how it would be a disaster in 2 weeks so now they have to invent things to justify a dumb conspiracy from a state that is very transparent w their data.
Despicable. Hard not to notice that this video is very similar to many from the wave of attacks on Jews in NY in 2019. The city has a serious problem with bigoted attacks that just isn’t being addressed.
Went into this Clubhouse. Truly one of the most bigoted discussions I have ever heard. A bunch of people basically dismissing and justifying any discrimination that isn’t targeted directly at their community.
One of the few intelligent speakers on the stage points out that Asian-Americans have also face plenty of discrimination in history including the Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese-American internment. Basically gets dismissed and told it’s irrelevant.
The most telling part was one of the girls justifying her ridiculous statements by saying her professor has told her that’s what’s right. It’s rather clear that this neoracism is being enshrined on college campuses and we are worse off because of it.
Berenson: Cases are starting to rise with vaccinations, just like in Israel.
Reality: Cases have crashed overall in Israel and the US. And far more so among the elderly, which are the population that have been vaccinated. Small inc are among unvaccinated groups due to variants.
Israel went from almost 10K new cases per day in late January to 1-2K per day over the last week. From~70 deaths per day to less than 10 in the same period. You have to be a complete idiot or intentionally dishonest to not recognize what vaccines have done.
Rupar misled tens of thousands of people into thinking this was the officer giving his own view of the suspect’s motive. That narrative got picked up by several major outlets. And his defense is that the officer wasn’t directly quoting, just paraphrasing.
And then journalists that fell for that false narrative decided to go further by stalking through the social media of this private officer and smearing him as a racist in several major outlets because he once posted a picture of what he thought was a funny shirt re Covid/China.
I’m rarely surprised anymore, but one of the more despicable media pile-ons I’ve seen recently. Especially because it was targeted at a private figure that happened to be the spokesperson for the Sheriffs Department on the case.
The talking filibuster is silly. If you think the 60 vote threshold is too high because things are too partisan, lower it to 55. But don't pretend like not passing country-shifting bills with a tiny majority is somehow the end of Democracy.
Also, so much for the people who argued that Biden would defend norms and institutions as President. Suddenly there is a lot of picking and choosing about which norms and institutions are worthy of defending.
That's putting aside a discussion over whether one can support/push provisions within a bill while opposing the final bill. But just check how many blue checks responded ignorantly suggesting this was about the recent package.
These guys spend all day spreading nonsense conspiracies that media figures and most of the left promote without investigation. This is no different than the voter fraud stuff, only gets more prominent support.
FL was more transparent w their data than most states so you could see both methods, but hospitalizations/deaths speak for themselves (FL is below national average).
Deaths claim was nonsense from May 2020 (!!!) where TBT confused excess deaths w Covid deaths over short period.
Again, repeating the same baseless conspiracies for a year now while we have the real data in front of us. All because they'd rather keep digging than admit they were wrong about DeSantis and the FL approach.
Meanwhile, wealthy people from all over spent all winter in FL.
Middle school and younger high school students are the ones facing the most harm from keeping schools closed. What these selfish clowns are doing to children is unconscionable. Those kids will pay the price for this for years to come.
Get rid of public-sector unions and fire anyone that refuses to actually do their job. Teaching is not a job you can effectively do from home. If you don't like it, get a new profession. But we can't let these people continue to hold hostage the health of millions of children.
Oh and btw it's not like these kids are going to be sitting in these homerooms alone. That means schools will be paying for other adults to sit there with the students while the teachers zoom from home. Apparently, it's fine for those minimum wage adults.
Even a basic look at the data w/o cherry-picking makes it clear these claims are false. Vaccines reduce severe cases, hospitalizations, and deaths at an incredible rate, & have shown very limited side effects.
And as we get more data re the impact, the more the moves goalposts.
"Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was 98.9% effective at preventing COVID-19 deaths... 99.2% effective in preventing serious disease, decreased morbidity by 95.8% and decreased the likelihood of hospitalization by 98.9%."
The left tends to misuse and overuse racism accusations, but Nick Fuentes is a legitimate white supremacist. I would rather he be ignored, but this is despicable normalization and mainstreaming of actual bigotry.
That student didn't just lodge a false accusation of racial bias, but then she publicly smeared the staffers involved as racists and posted their pictures on Facebook. She then accused the Smith admin of "enabling racists"
She ruined lives & somehow was never punished.
And look at the take from the ACLU lawyer that helped lead this smear campaign. Somehow we are supposed to ignore that they tried to ruin several lives based on false accusations of racism because racism otherwise exists as if such incidents don't hurt the fight against it.
Unaccompanied minors that cross the border are put in detention facilities temporarily. They are then transferred to ORR custody & put in shelters. ORR then looks 4 sponsors (such as family) to take them in while their cases get adjudicated.
Of course, those facilities aren't perfect, but it's also not easy to maintain facilities for tens of thousands of people at the border. It's even more difficult when you have surges at the border caused by policy anouncements (~2014) or spacing challenges due to a pandemic.