Category Archives: Humor

Trust Science becomes Trust Polls

Last year’s Trust Sciencetm meme, uttered often by Covid-19 lock down enthusiasts has evolved to Trust Pollstm.

Los Angeles Times: As recall threat grows, California Gov. Gavin Newsom shifts his governing style, pushing reopenings

The science was never very reliable, providing wiggle room for politicians to do random actions and be seen “doing something”. When people noticed the hand waving had no effect and new cases grew by an order of magnitude, Trust Sciencetm gave way to Trust Pollstm

Oregon de facto opens vaccine eligibility to everyone

This is the correct step regardless:

As it has done so far, the state will continue to allow Oregonians to self attest to their eligibility for vaccinations — meaning a doctor’s note or proof of age or occupation aren’t required. Public health officials say requiring proof of eligibility could slow down the vaccinations rollout.

Source: Oregonians age 45 and older with underlying conditions can get COVID vaccine March 29 — general population by July 1 – oregonlive.com

See the earlier post about being unable to verify eligibility.

As said here in the past, by April or so, vaccinations need to be open to all as there is no way to verify eligibility.

Otherwise, we get the absurdity of The Onion’s column on vaccine rollouts:

“If you are between the ages of 49 and 52, were born in Iowa but now live in Ohio, reside exactly 3.25 miles from a hospital, or have bowled a 300 game, you should proceed to a medical facility to receive your Covid vaccine,”

Much more at the link – hilarious as usual!

Heh: Nation Enters New Phase Of Vaccine Distribution Where Capricorns, Gymnasts, Childless Uncles Now Eligible For Inoculation

“If you are between the ages of 49 and 52, were born in Iowa but now live in Ohio, reside exactly 3.25 miles from a hospital, or have bowled a 300 game, you should proceed to a medical facility to receive your Covid vaccine,”

The Onion: Nation Enters New Phase Of Vaccine Distribution Where Capricorns, Gymnasts, Childless Uncles Now Eligible For Inoculation

Stunning: Cause of Covid-19 pandemic waves revealed

The cause been right out there all this time.

Obviously, the pandemic waves correlate with solar sunspots!

We don’t know if the sunspots caused the pandemic waves or if the pandemic waves caused the sunspots, but does it matter?

Note the case peaks in spring, July, and then climbing in October-December, peaking, and then falling off a cliff.

Now take a look at the solar sunspot index from Feb last year to this year.

The blue line – solar sunspot number – peaks in April, then in July, and then in October starts climbing with a peak in December, followed by a sharp drop off.

The correlation is obvious, isn’t it?

Do you think I should submit this to Nature?

Seriously, it makes about as much sense as the other ten random official explanations by experts as to why the pandemic peaked and is now collapsing!

They have no idea why nor do I. But they can spin some fancy dancing and hand waving with equally nonsensical explanations!

I have seen many erroneous random correlations made by “experts” recently. Hopefully this sort of example makes clear the silliness of what they are doing. Sadly, people take the “experts” seriously.

Awkward: “Data shows COVID-19 infection rates are in free-fall around the world”

Epidemiologists in panic as good news surges in an exponential growth pattern:

In what has become an unmistakable trend globally, the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be loosening its grip around the world. In the U.S. alone, cases are down 30% from last week.

Source: Data shows COVID-19 infection rates are in free-fall around the world | Disrn

Experts, quoted at the end, say we must continue to lock up, socially isolate, cover our faces – forever – and we must continue to follow the mitigation strategies that resulted in a 10x increase in cases in late 2021. Really.

In the UK they say two people, both vaccinated, should not meet together. Epidemiologists say you should continue to suffer in social isolation as long as we can force you to.