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Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:15 AM

Question about Covid infections and deaths

It used to be the practice for cable news networks to display an active chart on the TV screen showing daily Covid infections and deaths, every day.

I don't see that any more, I don't even hear it being reported.

My question: doesn't ignoring the ongoing daily Covid infections and deaths give everyone a false sense of security, like, Oh boy there isn't anything to worry about I got vaccinated?

I believe that cable news is contributing to Covid infections and deaths by not showing the running totals like they used to do.

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gab13by13 Sep 7 OP
Elessar Zappa Sep 7 #1
gab13by13 Sep 7 #4
BlueJac Sep 7 #2
Danmel Sep 7 #3
AZSkiffyGeek Sep 7 #5
Texaswitchy Sep 7 #6
nitpicker Sep 7 #7

Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:19 AM

1. Yeah,

the news should go back to a death tally that’s on the screen all day. Many people think this thing’s over. I heard the other day that we’re back to 1500 dying a day.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:37 AM

4. Yes, I had to look it up

3 or 4 days ago we had over 1,500 Covid daeths. Think about that for a minute, 1,500 Covid deaths wasn't newsworthy. The tragic deaths of our military people in Afghanistan is still on going.

I mean I cite examples like going to church wearing a mask was mandatory when deaths were high like they are now, but no, the church is even afraid to offend the right wing mask narrative. I counted 4 people wearing masks in church last Sunday.

The real kicker, listen to sports reporters gleefully reporting how great it is to have thousands of screaming fans packed like sardines screaming for 3 1/2 hours.

I think the narrative is really that money is more important than saving lives. Our world really isn't pro life.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:21 AM

2. They contribute to alot untold news that is worthy of being reported

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:21 AM

3. The front page of the New York Times shows the daily covid numbers

But that is mostly preaching to the choir.
Did Faux ever show the numbers. I never ever turn that on in my home.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 11:33 AM

5. THere are news reports daily about COVID

If people aren't paying attention now, I'm not sure what a rolling death toll would do...

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 11:38 AM

6. Some people never grow up.


They want it to be over.

So they m ake it over in their heads.

Sad.

It takes a family member to bring it home.

The CDC didn't help with the mask off for those with the vaccine.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 01:08 PM

7. Perhaps they think it's skewed?

States used to report daily.

KS was one of the first to switch to MWF reporting.

Now NE only reports on Wednesdays. With NO county totals.

And FL late on Fridays (BUT one has to take the cumulative death tolls to see both the fresh and delayed reporting). AND they quit reporting on non-resident cases and deaths.

And many states stopped reporting on the weekends.

I think that's why news coverage shifted to "7-day moving averages" to represent what is going on.

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