He was just on Fox news describing how Nigeria has 14 deaths per million while USA has 220 deaths per million, he said "Why isn't CDC doing a study on this"? If you ever have worked or lived in Africa which I have for 7 years you know that everyone is getting pumped full of anti-malaria meds, which I also took for all them years. Almost everyone I know in Africa had malaria at one time, if you live there since birth. Unless you live in a million dollar home with air con on all the time etc... Makes you wonder WTF???
Good afternoon to you, I hope that if you're home that you're keeping warm enough and regardless of location I hope you're well.
The other thought I had regarding taking government statistics even remotely seriously is that I can't name an African government that'd be a good place to start.
Now to be clear and certain, when Crown Prince Sparkle Socks or his evil minions say the sky is still blue, I'll be the first to check just to make sure, so that's the level of trust I personally have for my own government's numbers.
But that said, we've got reasonably close contacts in a couple African nations and so help me the stories they tell would be pretty funny if it wasn't true. Some of the African nations had zero beer flu cases, much less deaths and then the next door folks had millions of both. As usual the truth is likely somewhere in the middle.
But if we're hoping to gain credibility with anyone, the last place I'd start would be quoting stats from Africa, you know?
Just a thought from a cold Canuck on the last day of a different sort of year at best.
Regardless sir, all the best to you and Happy New Year.