Earl_Bruce_Era's picture


MEMBER SINCE   June 29, 2016

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Jun 2020

Your source gives absolute numbers. As others have pointed out, that is the wrong metric.

The census bureau estimates that the white - black breakdown of US population in 2019 is 76.5% white, 13.4% black. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US

That means that there are >5 times as many whites in the US as there are blacks. In your source, the deaths for 2017 are 457 white, 223 black. Assuming that the other demographics in your source relating to age and gender track the Census estimate, the number of white deaths for that year needs to be 1,115 just for you to have the SAME statistical likelihood of getting killed by police as a black male. In other words, using your source and census data, a black in 2017 was three time more likely to be killed by police than you were.

Comment 10 Apr 2020

Your claim that you conduct thorough research is belied by your statement that “There is a reason for this shutdown, and it has nothing to do with a virus. That would be a whole other thread.”

Next, you misunderstand the reason for social distancing. Flattening the curve may not reduce the total number of reported cases (which data suggests is significantly less than the total number of cases) but it will mitigate the risk that the healthcare system gets overwhelmed. 

Finally your persistence in equating this with seasonal influenza is ridiculous. Just look  at the mass grave in NY.


Comment 11 Mar 2020

FYI, on the story of the acquitted man, your link borrows from the article headline an incorrect fact, i.e., that the guy stayed in jail two years after he was acquitted. The body of the article states that he was in jail for two years before the trial. He was acquitted on Friday 3/5 but not released until 3/10 after protestors gathered at the jail demanding his release.

Comment 10 Mar 2020

It is not a common flu. This virus made the jump from bats to humans. We don't have much information on it. Nor do we have a vaccine for it. We only developed diagnostic tests for it a couple of months ago. The one thing that is clear is that it spreads rapidly.

Comment 10 Mar 2020

From lifescience.com

The death rate from seasonal flu is typically around 0.1% in the U.S., according to The New York Times. 

The death rate for COVID-19 appears to be higher than that of the flu. 

In the study published Feb. 18 in the China CDC Weekly, researchers found a death rate from COVID-19 to be around 2.3% in mainland China. Another study of about 1,100 hospitalized patients in China, published Feb. 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the overall death rate was slightly lower, around 1.4%.

Still, the death rate for COVID-19 appears to vary by location and an individual's age, among other factors. For instance, in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak, the death rate reached 2.9%; in other provinces of China, that rate was just 0.4%, according to the China CDC Weekly study. In addition, older adults have been hit the hardest. The death rate soars to 14.8% in those 80 and older; among those ages 70 to 79, the COVID-19 death rate in China seems to be about 8%; it’s 3.6% for those ages 60 to 69; 1.3% for 50 to 59; 0.4% for the age group 40 to 49; and just 0.2% for people ages 10 to 39. No deaths in children under 9 have been reported. 

Though the death rate for COVID-19 is unclear, most research suggests it is higher than that of the seasonal flu.

Comment 09 Nov 2019

Since we are all speculating, here is my guess. OSU found out about it after the Wisconsin game immediately reported. During the bye week OSU investigated and based on the facts expect a 2-game suspension. Imposed that suspension themselves because, er, Maryland and Rutgers. NCAA will now have between the reported date and the PSU game to confirm OSU’s internal evaluation. If OSU is right, then CYis back for the next important game. If they had not self-imposed a suspension, CY could have played the next two games only to be suspended the final two.

/end speculation  

Comment 23 Oct 2019

The final scene in Johnson's video reminded me of a film study in high school. Back in the day, we scrimmaged Meadowdale at Welcome Stadium in Dayton before each season. My senior year, Irv Eatman was a sophomore at Meadowdale, playing OT and DT. At film study after the scrimmage, we watched time and again our OT matched up with Eatman come out of his stance to block and Eatman just step over him into our backfield.