With COVID crushing our country, I decided to do a thought experiment. COVID stats are often measured by the following equation: new cases per 2 weeks per 100K population, or, NC2W/100K. Early CDC guidelines recommended less than 50/100K or 0.05% over any two-week period to “open up.” Many, many areas of the country currently are well above that number. Yet the mantra around here continues, “opening up saves lives.” Huh?
I suggest that there is a new equation we should keep track of, i.e. the title of this article. Admittedly it is hard to measure accurately and is very subjective. Your opinion of a dummy is likely different than mine. But here is a report that I submit we can all agree is an example of two dummies: Example of Dumb Behavior.
Now, I ask you, help me fill out the rest of the equation. How many dummies like these guys are representative of the county you live in and I will tell you whether you live in a stupid county – using CDC guidelines of course. If we can acquire data from a large number of counties, I think we can project whether we live in a stupid country or not.
I submit this at 2150 on 9/4/20 while sitting on my deck, minding my own business, in southern York County, PA. I’m listening to what sounds like a small fire fight going on about a mile away from my house. At least 10 people are popping off all manner of rounds. A total of hundreds. I fired off 3 rounds from my 16-gauge shotgun when they were done. “Take that dummies” I said to myself. Likely, they’re a bunch of locals having a party on Friday night. But preparing for what? A civil war?
Yes, it’s an assumption. But I can assure you that I live in a stupid county. Should I call the cops? It might be interesting what they find.