The NYT’s Charles Blow is asking for help and wants someone to explain to him “how these southern states have such low rates of Covid when many of their governors haven’t followed cdc guidance”:
I am mystified by how these southern states have such low rates of Covid when many of their governors haven’t followed cdc guidance. Someone please explain this to me. pic.twitter.com/klmBEPVu6p
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 4, 2021
Does he *really* want to know the answer to it?
Are you sure you want the answer to this question? https://t.co/LwYQPS0J1G
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) November 4, 2021
Because, *this* is the answer:
Easy… remember when Florida and Louisiana were the "epicenter" of covid infections?
We endured the virus and recovered, now most have NATURAL antibodies…
No need for lockdowns or any kind of mandates… https://t.co/DuNvRHKNYa
— Greg Musselwhite🇺🇲 (@GregMusselwhit3) November 5, 2021
A legit Hall of Fame entry if there ever was one:
Has there ever been a more significant "self-own " than this? https://t.co/Yfff00yAFL
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) November 5, 2021
But this is what happens when things like talking about “natural immunity” get you banned:
Seasonality and, after this summer, high levels of natural immunity. https://t.co/PZrdjeF1q6
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) November 4, 2021
We get that people want there to be a magic government solution, but there isn’t.
Once you accept that policy only has marginal effect on outcomes, everything becomes much easier to digest. The COVID surge just does its thing, burning through vulnerable populations until the kindling is gone. It then moves on. https://t.co/HSX1M0odXT
— Damir Marusic (@dmarusic) November 4, 2021
It’s like his whole worldview is crumbling before his eye and he just won’t admit it:
He's mystified, you guys.
It's almost as if restrictive politicians who are restriction-happy and who enact restrictive restrictions have no idea what the f*ck they're doing and their decisions are not based in any kind of science whatsoever or something.
Maybe it's that. https://t.co/UWImJdAPVU
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) November 4, 2021
Now, conservatives warned this was going to happen. Conservatives warned libs and the media to stop blaming Gov. Ron DeSantis for what happened. Now it’s happening just where conservatives said it would happen:
COVID comes & goes in waves. Most of the susceptible people were likely exposed during the recent big wave & more than half are vaccinated (still not enough). Most states have shown a similar pattern regardless of precautions, though those with fewer have had more deaths. https://t.co/sp3zM5KIDN
— Liz Highleyman (@LizHIVHep) November 4, 2021