Yesterday The Gateway Pundit posted an article about the calculations made by government agencies regarding the impact of the coronavirus.
The article reports:
This is quite stunning.
The government models used to predict the extent of the coronavirus pandemic are off by huge margins in the latest coronavirus tracking numbers.
The current government predictions reported by Covid Tracking (https://covidtracking.com/data/ ) for Apr 5th show:
– All beds needed: 179,267
– ICU beds needed: 33,176
– Invasive ventilators: 26,544
The actual numbers are significantly different:
– Actual hospitalizations: 22,158
– In ICU: 5,207
– On ventilator: 656
The article concludes:
The actual numbers show:
– Overestimation of hospitalizations: 8 times
– Overestimation of of ICU beds needed: 6.4 times
– Overestimation of ventilators needed: 40.5 times
This is completely unacceptable.
At this time in history and with the technology in place it is absolutely shocking that this could happen!
Millions of Americans will lose their jobs due to these panic-driven lockdowns.
The first people to be fired should be the ones who drove this panic!
We need to look carefully at the basis for these predictions. Although I am sure that Americans staying home has helped the situation, I seriously doubt it is totally responsible for the difference in the numbers.