“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”
(D) Joe Biden*
(R) Donald Trump
(D) Diana DeGette*
(D) Joe Neguse*
(R) Lauren Boebert*
(D) Adam Frisch
(R) Ken Buck*
(R) Doug Lamborn*
(D) Jason Crow*
(D) Brittany Pettersen
(D) Yadira Caraveo
“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”
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BREAKING NEWS: Everything does depend on GOD.
So….you are saying you have no responsibility? Good or bad, it's Gods' will?
Yup. He's not responsible for anything he does.
Slavery? Poverty? Malnutrition? Droughts? Onerous gummit requirements for CDL licenses? Or just the good stuff like tax breaks for the rich?
To Quote Ozzy Osbourne:
Tell me I'm a sinner I got news for you
I spoke to God this morning and he don't like you
For telling all the people the original sin
He says he knows you better than you'll ever know him
Everything does depend on DOG.
Fixed it for you. You're welcome.
I dunno, Parkie. In my experience cat is pretty powerful too!
Speaking of…PewPew has sure been quiet (sans her idiotic Coram radio ad release). Has Dog put a muzzle on her?
I think it may have finally dawned on her that, in spite of her tight pants and Calamity Jane bravado, she is staring down the barrel of some pretty serious firepower. She and Sherrona are tight, as I understand it, and Sherrona is tight with Tina. The collective heat has been increased in the pot of hot water.
How long can these froggies sit in this ever more bubbling sauce pan before they jump out. Perhaps they won't.
Sorry, PP, but you are completely mythtaken
Covid Deaths By State Ranked:
Wyoming, West Virginia, Montana, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri, Idaho, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia top the list.
Colorado has half the deaths per-capita as Wyoming.
Sheesh. If Pear is right, God must really be pissed at those red states.
I was thinking that, but I didn't really have the religious fantasy to say it out loud.
God is somehow getting Republican Governors to kill off their people by getting them to refuse vaccinations and where masks. You would think free-will would allow residents to take appropriate cautions as recommended by scientists.
Some day there will be a full investigation into the plot to have Republican Governors and other Republican leaders kill their own. It's receiving far too little attention. Who is behind it?!! George Soros?
Well, governors Death Sentence, and Gregory Abottoir, for two.
Can you blame her?
Or it could be a very slow-motion Rapture, with God calling all his favorites to meet up in the sky.
@JiD Well, it is a very short list. 144,000 should be able to be done before lunch.
Wyoming and Montana? They're liable to run out of people before they run out of virus.
Am I reading that chart correctly? Colorado had 3,960 deaths when no vaccine existed and 3,851 deaths when available. A difference of 109 deaths. Does that equate to a 2.75% decrease in deaths due to the vaccine?
But, it does mean that even with Pfruit’s god calling all the shots, the vaccinations don’t help nearly as much as they could if you choose to depend on not getting them . . .
. . . and that you could probably use some help from Pfruit on your ABCs and reading.
I think numbers refer to math, not ABCs….Help me understand. I would think with a 75% vaccination rate we would reduce deaths by more than 2.75%. I did this by dividing the lower death rate of 3,851 by the higher of 3,960 (3851/3960=.9725) and subtracted 1 to get .0275, which, I think, when converted to a percentage you would move the decimal 2 spaces right (right?) to result in 2.75%. Or is it 27.5%?
You did ask if you were reading the chart correctly. Your team’s numbers guy is Fluffy — GLWT . . .
. . . https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status
Notice the chart down below the summary — overall US, not Colorado specific, however — for the most recent period for which data is currently available, the unvaccinated had 5x the risk of testing positive, and 14x the risk of death from Covid, as compared to the vaccinated.
Divide whatever you want by whatever you want and then multiply it by whatever you want — and then think about it however you manage to think — it’s not on point.
The best protection from Covid for any individual is for that individual to be vaccinated. (Shots into your neighbors’ arms won’t vaccinate you any better than their guzzling dewormer will deworm you.)
I am not sure your response is on point, with all due respect. I asked if I was reading the chart correctly and your response is "squirrel!"? Providing a nationwide chart of risk? Not sure how you manage to think that is relevent but much further off point that my inquiry….
I agree, the best protection from Covid is to be vaccinated. No doubt. My question is, in Colorado, does the vaccine decrease the death rate by 2.75%?
That is a good question.
I don’t know if Colorado gathers that data, and if it does, I haven’t found where it reports such.
But, the chart you are reading (deaths in time periods) does not supply the data to answer your question. So, no, you are not reading the chart correctly — you are misreading the information it provides, none of which has anything to do with causality/mortality and reductions related to the vaccinations.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has a fairly extensive page of COVID stats. The one tracking unvaccinated versus vaccinated is https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-breakthrough
What you’re seeing in Colorado are the ups and downs with the Delta and Omicron variants.
When we read Colorado‘s column straight across, you see a high death rate ( 3,969 /100K) at the beginning of the pandemic with no vaccinations available. Then, with the start of vaccinations you see the death rate greatly decrease, to 2,232/ 100K
Then you see Delta and Omacron variants kicking in and vaccine denialism rampaging through the red counties, filling up the ERs with MAGA minions on ventilators.. The death rate goes back up to 3,851/100K
When you get granular with the data by county, you can see that the red anti vax counties, like Mesa and Weld, also have much higher per capita death rates.
You can see basically the same pattern in every state except for the very solid , populous blue states like New York and California which have decreased their death rate rhrough vaccinations and it has stayed down. You could probably zoom in on the effects of mask mandates, shutdowns and “draconian” measures, as well as very high vax rates, in states where the death rate has stayed low.
Mama what would you consider a pro vax, blue county in CO to compare to Weld and Mesa Counties?
Well, not that either. The numbers 3,969; 2,232; and 3,851 are not per-100,000 numbers. They’re total deaths (in Colorado in those three time frames indicated at the top of the chart),
The only per-100,000 number for Colorado is that 65-per-100,000 number (for after April 19, 2021).
And, when was that “75% vaccination rate” for the entire eligible population in Colorado achieved?
Hint #1, it did not happen on the day that persons first became eligible for vaccination.
Hint #2, Colorado is currently right now at 67% of vaccinating its currently eligible population:
The information in the chart which began all this, is useful for showing a comparison of states (by overall death rates per 100,000 since April 19, 2021), and that’s pretty much it. Any “analysis” beyond that one purpose is likely to be highly flawed, because the data are not for any of those other purposes.
Agreed. However you cannot determine the total death rate per 100k without the data being accurate. Wyoming has a population of 576,000 people, or a divider of 5.76 to determine the total deaths per 100k. The death count after vaccine (the black in the graph) shows 823 deaths. 823 divided by 5.76 equals the 142 total deaths per 100k, which is exactly how it sits on the chart. So if the data provided is "flawed" so are the results. If the data is accurate, more people died in Colorado since the vaccine was available than when it was not.
OK. And, what do you take that to mean? Or, rather, what are you trying to make that mean?
If it’s a statement about vaccine efficacy, or inefficacy, you’re not looking at the kinds of data needed to examine that question.
Which was the point, I was trying to make to you earlier — that the vaccinations can’t be effective if persons don’t get them?
Many states (not quite half by my quick count) are showing more deaths since the date when the vaccinations became available for all adults, than before vaccinations were available for anyone. Do you think that means something?
I’m pretty sure, although not certain, that more folks have died in automobile accidents since seat belts became mandatory in vehicles, than had died before they did? (That’s not, however, how I or most folks would choose to examine any question of seat belt efficacy.)
I would not be surprised to find that same datametric phenomenon for numbers of lung cancer deaths, pre and post cigarette and tobacco warnings on packaging?
What data would you need to examine that question?
Yes. Yes I do.
Well. Well, you could be . . .
The most obvious way to read this chart is to notice that states with Republican Governors dominate at the top with extremely high death rates.
Red states tend to have other well-known tragedy correlations. For example, Republican dominated states have high gun ownership which results in high death rates from suicides.
May need to check what chart you are reading. The stat page I go to, http://91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/, shows Colorado’s cumulative numbers as
Dec 31,2020…..334,097 cases …..4,814 deaths — case fatality rate 0.0144
Dec 31, 2021…..929,275 cases…..10,271 deaths
difference ……..595,178 cases ……5,457 deaths — case fatality rate 0.0092
difference in case fatality rates is 63%. Which, given that not everyone was vaccinated at the start of 2021, means vaccinations cut deaths by MORE than 63%.
Current estimation by Co Dept of Public Health & Environment, based on statewide deaths in November, 2021: fully vaccinated are 12.9 times less likely to die than the unvaccinated. 54.8 deaths per million among the vaccinated, 704.7 per million among the unvaccinated.
In all situations, the disease is much, MUCH worse than the flu. “CDC estimates that, from 2010- to 2020, flu-related deaths in the United States ranged from a low of 12,000 (during 2011-2012) to a high of 52,000 (during 2017-2018).”
Ah, I see. Sorry I was looking at the provided data from the OP. Still that decimal thing is messing with me….based on your data the fatality rate pre vaccine is .0144, or 1.44%, and with the vaccine its .92%?
Part of the issue with the first chart is that the time periods are unequal. If you plotted death rate per month, you would see the drop.
ajb how can you tell the time periods are unequal? Wouldn't that change the results?
Heather Cox-Richardson provides a context-ful summary of the campaign to overthrow Biden’s election.
This is a great read. I didn’t realize that ex UC Boulder Conservative scholar John Eastman was Justice Thomas’s law clerk.
Read the whole thing, but here is a quote that shows how HCR concisely and clearly lays out the connections:
Your link doesn't work for me, but a Goggle search turned up this.
You're right about a great read. Thanks.
Thanks, fixed. I initially cut and pasted rather than go to the website, first.
Treatment of COVID with horse dewormer may be bad medicine, but it seems to be a Republican article of faith: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/17/us/ivermectin-covid-arkansas-jail.html
Old methods. Now they've moved on to drinking urine.
But aren't there some Republicans who sincerely believe that urine coming out of Russian ladies of night has some magical healing powers?
One year ago I drafted this letter to the Denver Post editor that was not selected for publication. It still resonates today:
The Big Lie that motivated the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol is that the election was stolen from Donald Trump. Congress should introduce a resolution simply stating that Joe Biden won the election fair and square. Such a resolution would remove the fig leaf from some members who did not want to vote for impeachment. Such a resolution would be the most consequential action that Congress would take in its history. This Big Lie must be confronted head on for the country to unite and to save our democracy.
And here we are a year later, the Big Lie is alive and well and growing in strength, just like COVID. Strange times.
You people are so easily triggered. You need to make it a little more challenging…….. come on man!
Triggered by what? You started the day's thread by posting "everything depends on god." But, you didn't indicate which god and which religion.
As examples, the Hindus have millions of gods in their pantheon. Then, there are the Rastafarians who worship the late Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie, and use marijuana as their sacrament.
Prosperity Jesus, of course. You had to ask?
Yeah, I consider myself appropriately chastised.
But, I will say that any religion that has pot as a sacrament has to be pretty good. Take that, Jeff Hunt.
It is, in fact, a sacrament in the Church of the Groovy Blue Chrysler. Twice a day, upon awakening and promptly at 4:20 PM, devotees are encouraged to partake of the sacrament and chill.😎
CHB.Your question is one that you will have to answer for yourself. Choose wisely.
Get your commie socialist Antifa BLM welfare beast COVID tests right here.
Ah, more free stuff.
They send out candy canes next week.🙄
I think marshmallow peeps are coming up soon!