I wonder how the chinless wonders in charge would cope with an actual plague?
This sort of thing was discussed in the other thread, and I can’t really figure out what the hell is going on here:
“The impact of COVID-19 has been especially severe among Black and Hispanic Americans, with about 3 in 10 saying they have a close friend or relative who has died from the coronavirus since March 2020.”
Even allowing for the fact that every dead person will have several close friends and relatives, that doesn’t seem to stack up. There are 100-odd million “black&Hispanic” Americans, and roughly 1800 deaths per million. Let’s say it’s 2500 per million for that demographic, so 250K deaths. That suggests each dead person having a close social circle of a few hundred (I’m assuming limited overlap because there are so few dead people). Have I got my math wrong, or are people including Facebook friends in their tally of "I have a relative who … "?