Georgia's coronavirus data made reopening look safe. The numbers were a lie
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May 18, 2020
According to state data models, which Gov. Brian Kemp used to justify Georgia’s aggressive reopening, the state’s infection curve has been rapidly heading in a direction that would be the envy of states like California, with its aggressive lockdown rules. The Wall Street Journal hailed the “Georgia Model” as evidence that aggressive lockdowns were needlessly harming the economy.
Georgia’s miraculous curve seemingly played an important role in the changing public sentiment around reopening nationally. If it’s working in Georgia, why can’t it work here?
Georgia’s flattening curve defied all scientific logic. Pandemics don’t end because the economy is suffering and we want them to.
And yet data don’t lie. Or do they?
Thanks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, we now know things did indeed look too good to be true. Georgia’s coronavirus numbers looked so rosy because officials misrepresented the data in such a way it’s difficult to believe it wasn’t done on purpose.
The state of Georgia made it look like its covid cases were going down ***by putting the dates out of order on its chart*** May 5 was followed by April 25, then back to May again, whatever made it look like a downslope. https://t.co/H8pSvY6rxn
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May 20, 2020 at 7:37 AM #317201Jan BoehmermanModerator
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May 20, 2020 at 10:50 AM #317264PunxsutawneyModerator
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Whether out of order or not. I wouldn’t. And given Kemp is a cheater, one should start from the place that his administration is lying and work down from there.
In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie
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