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April 13, 2022

Study: Democrat States New York and California Had the Worst Covid Response; The State With the Best Covid Response Was...
...wait for it...
... DeathSantis' Nether-Peninsula of Woe


Okay, I lied in the headline for clickability. I learned that from the media.

Florida wasn't rated as having the best covid response, but as one of the best. It gets an "A," along with five other states. Three states got A+'s.

The Committee To Unleash Prosperity (CUP) has released the most comprehensive analysis to date on how states handled the COVID-19 crisis. These results have also been published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The Report Card on the States measures and compares state performance on three metrics: the economy, education, and mortality from the virus. It answers the question: how did states do in balancing the health of their citizens, allowing their economies to remain operational and keeping job losses low, and keeping their schools open so that school-aged children did not suffer long term educational setbacks.

Each of these three metrics were equally weighted. The states that received an F grade were New Jersey, New York, California, Illinois and Washington, D.C. These states performed poorly on every measure. They had high age-adjusted death rates; they had high unemployment and significant GDP losses, and they kept their schools shutdown much longer than almost all other states.

The top performers were Utah, Nebraska, and Vermont with Montana and Florida right behind.

The study verifies other studies which have found that locking down businesses, stores, churches, schools, and restaurants had almost no impact on health outcomes across states. States with strict lockdowns had virtually no better performance in Covid death rates than states that remained mostly open for business.

The study also found that keeping schools closed had almost no impact on the death rates of children or adults, but it did severe damage to the educational progress of students.

"Shutting down their economies and schools was by far the biggest mistake governors and state officials made during Covid, particularly in blue states," said CUP Co-Founder Stephen Moore. "We hope the results of this study will persuade governors not to close schools and businesses the next time we have a new virus variant."

The states that locked down their economies have had unemployment rates on average about two percentage points higher than states that did not engage in severe lockdowns. These high state unemployment rates have persisted for two years now. Most lockdown states have still not fully recovered t the jobs lost in the early months of Covid.

Throughout the pandemic many in the media compared two of America's four largest states: California and Florida. Florida was often times criticized by health officials and the media for remaining open and California was often praised for remaining locked down. This study shows that the death rate in the states when adjusting for age and other comorbidities were nearly the same. But Florida's economy performed much better than California's, and Florida kids lost far fewer days of schooling than did kids in California.

The ongoing, lifelong damage to Florida's children will be far less than that inflicted on California's.

Florida's rank as far as covid deaths was 22. California's was 18. And California shut down fascistically hard -- Shanghai hard -- whereas Florida remained open.*

So what, exactly, did California's Endless Lockdowns accomplish, apart from making sure the French Laundry was easy for Gavin Newsom to get a table at?

* Note that this study seems to have adjusted the death rate according to "age and metabolic health" (metabolic health = fitness vs. obesity), so the usual thing we say about California's and Florida's very similar covid death rates -- that Florida has a much older population, and so would be expected to have higher covid death rates -- seems to have been compensated for already.

But also note that #22 and #18 are barely a click away from each other.

7 that Florida has a much older population, and so would be expected to have higher covid death rates


You are saying a state with a high death rate could also have a high Covid death rate?

Posted by: SH (overturn roe)

40 >>>34 What grade did Putin get? Posted by: In Reel Life

DeathSantis just announced that Florida's covid deaths should be called "Putin's covid deaths."
Posted by: ace's ghost (deader but wiser)

digg this
posted by Ace at 01:19 PM

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