3 Questions concerning 3 Graphs comparing 5 Years of Respiratory Death Rates


If a shutdown is a necessary public health measure in 2020, then why didn’t anyone ever suggest a shutdown when things were just as bad—and even worse—a few years ago?

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Or, would COVID-19 have hit far harder if it weren’t for social distancing and shutdowns—for example, did this state’s mitigation policies prevent Winter-Spring 2020 from becoming a repeat of 2017–2018?

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But if mitigation works, then why has New York—the most mitigated of all—experienced such a severe death toll for respiratory illness this year?

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Keep asking questions. Your state might be shut down, but don’t let your brain be shut down.

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