OHSU warns us people are going to restaurants , visiting with others indoors and attending large superspreader events!
OHSU releases its latest model for Oregon Covid-19 progression.
Chart showing increase in Risk Behaviors
The use of cloth facial coverings is only 65% and dropping, going to indoor restaurants is increasing, visiting others indoors in groups is going up, and participation in large events is up.
Clearly, this is why positive daily test cases are rising rapidly!
Chart Showing Risk – Oh, Wait – A Drop in Daily Cases
As you can see, daily positive test cases are climbing steadily – oh wait, oopsie, they are going down:
Obviously, the Decline is Due to a Cloth Facial Covering Mandate
Thus, while risk behaviors go up, cases go down. There must be a reason – and you just know what it is! Cloth facial coverings mandates! Praise be to our lord Governor and public health experts!
Of course, cases were falling about ten days BEFORE the “mask recommendation” and falling steadily for weeks before the “Mask requirement” went into effect. The “blip” in the cases curve is likely due to schools and colleges re-opening, with extra Covid testing. After the mask “requirement” went into effect the slope of the curve remained roughly the same. To an “expert” this proves that cloth facial coverings worked!
The cases began falling in advance of the mask mandates because the virus was able to telepathically communicate with future requirements! Obviously!
OHSU and OHA have literally said cases – which were dropping before mandates – went down because of mask mandates. They make no attempt to compare to a control group (such as another state); that would be, like, you know, doing real science and real statistics.
(A cynic might suggest that when cases were falling on their own, the “experts” were scared people might notice cases ebb and flow regardless of mandates – thus, quick, put up a mask mandate so we can claim credit for our expert mask requirements!)
Cases Falling Everywhere Though
Of course, 36 other states have no mask mandates indoors or outdoors and – surprise – their cases are going down too.
Why are Epidemiologists So Out of Touch?
The only conclusion I can draw from inconsistent and contradictory statements and data charts, and correlation claims lacking any control group is that epidemiologists are lying or remarkably stupid. They, of all people, should understand that correlation does not equal causation.
They do not even attempt to look at a control group such as cases in other states without mandates. 36 states have no mask requirements. Eight require the unvaccinated to wear masks in indoor public spaces. Six require both vaccinated and unvaccinated to wear masks indoors. Two require even the vaccinated to wear masks OUTDOORS (Oregon, Washington). Yet with this wide variation, the curves are similar across all states – sort of as if none of this makes a hell of a bit of difference.
Epidemiology has become a religion of true believers having the accuracy of astrology with the honesty of alchemy. How else do you explain this set of contradictions?
Meanwhile, in Japan, where cases have fallen to a very low level, the experts admit they have no idea why. Which would be refreshing honesty, for a change.