If we go by Donald Trump's logic on the pandemic, if we stop reporting on gun deaths, will it bring the numbers down?
- notLv 72 months ago
Reporting does inflate as you suggest. Let's look at that. Which weapon needs to be addressed? I know your answer, it is the answer you have been given by media and government reporting to you: the assault weapon.
Okay now let's look at actual statistics: 98% of gun violence is commited with a handgun. 2% is commited with all rifle types combined, that's assault or not. So with reporting can you bring 98% down to a number so low it that it gets ignored. So yes you can manipulate people this easily, not me but you of course.
Throwing around the word logic, how rich. Go ahead logically reveiw these numbers and refute this my logic.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It has been proven a lot of shootings are "copy cat" events. That knowing some one else did it inspires another to try to do the same.
Point blank this means reporting gun deaths causes gun deaths. Seeing shootings in entertainment also feeds the number.
Now no one would be inspired to go get a covid-19 to solve a problem because they saw it on TV, a lot of people have been inspired to go get a gun and shoot some one because they saw it on TV.
- Anonymous2 months ago
So why then did Obama’s CDC stop counting H1N1 cases?
In late July, the CDC abruptly advised states to stop testing for H1N1 flu, and stopped counting individual cases. The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking individual cases was: why waste resources testing for H1N1 flu when the government has already confirmed there's an epidemic?
Some public health officials privately disagreed with the decision to stop testing and counting, telling CBS News that continued tracking of this new and possibly changing virus was important because H1N1 has a different epidemiology, affects younger people more than seasonal flu and has been shown to have a higher case fatality rate than other flu virus strains.
CBS News learned that the decision to stop counting H1N1 flu cases was made so hastily that states weren't given the opportunity to provide input. Instead, on July 24, the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists, CSTE, issued the following notice to state public health officials on behalf of the CDC:
"Attached are the Q&As that will be posted on the CDC website tomorrow explaining why CDC is no longer reporting case counts for novel H1N1. CDC would have liked to have run these by you for input but unfortunately there was not enough time before these needed to be posted (emphasis added)."
I triggered you didn’t I?