Did Social Distancing Flatten the Curve or Just Kill the Economy?

Did we really flatten the curve? No. We didn’t.

Most of the truth of the pandemic revolves around mathematical models. It’s easy to be skeptical of such models. After all, they’ve been telling us that the climate would wipe out humanity in 12 years for the past 50 years. Clearly, you can make the math say whatever you want.

But, modeling still has its uses, and when mathematicians and scientists are genuinely worried that a disease might end their life, they tend to do their jobs better.

Here’s what’s going to surprise you. That was the case with most of the modeling going on in this country up until early March.

In early March one study changed everything. Do you remember when all of the mainstream media outlets were telling us that the flu is worse than coronavirus? That was based on real scientific studies. Dozens upon dozens of mathematical models all projected that coronavirus was in the country, it was spreading like wildfire, and even though it would tragically end American lives, it would never catch up to the flu in deadliness.

The prevailing wisdom was that if we can handle flu season every year since forever, we could handle this one corona outbreak.

There was only one study out of dozens that said anything different. It came from the University of Washington (even though several good studies came from the same university), and it said that millions would die.

The Univ of Washington study suggested that Italy was the rule — not the exception — and that the pandemic would last for 14 months. Scientists around the world disagreed with that conclusion, but their objections were drowned out by the doom and gloom predictions propagated by the liberal run media.

In fact, it was Dr. Anthony Fauci himself who took this study to President Trump and convinced him to shut down the country. He admitted this last week during the daily Coronavirus briefings held at the White House.

The whole message was that we need to “flatten the curve.” The premise is that by implementing social distancing, we would slow the rate of infection and prevent hospitals from being overrun.

Here’s the problem. Social distancing measures have been used throughout human history. Scientists have loads of data showing how ineffective they are. Unless at least 90 percent of the population participates, social distancing doesn’t work.

We didn’t even shutter 90 percent of the country. We left roughly 30 percent open and labeled it as ‘essential.’ Again, epidemiologists and virologists all know how social distancing has to be done. The entire thing was set up to fail. The goal was never aiming to slow the spread of the virus. The point was to cripple the economy.

This whole reaction was a deliberate, coordinated effort from the socialist left. It’s why they’re calling the very notion of letting people work and earn a paycheck murder.

You don’t have to take anyone’s word for it. All of those good studies predicted that we would see the peak of the epidemic by April 14 at the latest. We actually saw the peak on April 4. Social distancing didn’t work — unless the goal was to kill capitalism.

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