Does “Social Distancing” Work?

We’ve all been given our “orders” from the Gestapo governors to “stay home“, “close non-essential businesses“, “practice social distancing“, ad naseum.

I’ve wondered whether or not any of this makes a difference. The “experts” keep telling us “social distancing” is making a difference in the stopping the virus. How do the “experts” know this? There has NOT been an experiment performed where one community practices “social distancing” and an identical group doesn’t. For all the “we must believe in science” crowd, there is NO SCIENCE regarding the effects of “social distancing“. All the conclusions are based on ANECDOTAL results, NOT SCIENCE.

Okay, given that the “experts” are full of excrement, can we determine anything given the data published minute by minute, 24 hours a day? Can we find a group that doesn’t practice “social distancing”?

I thought about what group most likely DOESN’T practice “social distancing”. That group would be the HOMELESS on SKID ROW in Los Angeles. They live in tents on top of one another and don’t practice GOOD HYGIENE in the normal course of living. There have been cholera and plague outbreaks in that community before COVID-19 became a thing.

IFsocial distancing” is necessary to CURTAIL the spread of COVID-19 we should see an inordinately HIGH RATE OF INFECTION and DEATH among the residents of SKID ROW who most likely don’t practice “social distancing”.

Looking at the DATA as of APRIL 15, 2020, for the region of Los Angeles which encompasses SKID ROW, we see 24 CASES with as best as I can determine no deaths in a POPULATION of 37,131 or 0.065% infection rate of the area’s population.  How does this compare to other communities in Los Angeles.

Hancock Park where Crazy Auntie Maxine Waters lives has 0.309% infection rate of population.  You are 500 % likely to get infected if you live next door to Auntie Maxine than living on SKID ROW.

Melrose where the uber rich live has a 0.293% infection rate.  You’re 450% more likely to get infected living with the wealthy than living on SKID ROW.

Hollywood where the celebrities reside has a 0.190% infection rate. You’re almost 300% more likely to get infected living near a celebrity than living on SKID ROW.

How does this compare to Los Angeles County as a whole?

Los Angeles County has 8,889 confirmed cases with 267 deaths or 0.089% infection rate in the population. You’re 37% more likely to get infected if you DON’T LIVE ON SKID ROW and you are INFINITELY more likely to DIE if you LIVE OUTSIDE OF SKID ROW.

If you believe the “experts” on “social distancing“, the only conclusion is that the RESIDENTS of SKID ROW are much more disciplined at following the “social distancing rules” than the IGNORANT RICH bastards of Melrose, Hancock Park, and Hollywood.

Does “social distancing” work?  Don’t ask me.  I’m a just a deplorable global warming denier who doesn’t believe in science, as I’ve been told.

You can review the DATA HERE.

Masks? We don’t need no stinking masks…

I went grocery shopping this morning and I wore my fishing scarf around my face. I have to admit it feels weird shopping with my face covered.

Here’s the interesting thing I noticed about the other people in the store. All of the younger people had surgical masks on. The middle aged wore scarfs or surgical masks. The odd thing is that the oldest people in the store didn’t wear any sort of mask. They just casually went about with their grocery shopping. For people supposedly part of the “most vulnerable” group, the older folks seemed to be the least concerned. They probably think, “I’ve lived through the Korean War and the Vietnam War, two recessions, and two other pandemics so how bad can this be?

Others are using the face mask wearing for another purpose. The bank that my friend works at was robbed last week, by, wait for it, perps wearing surgical masks.

Was there anything distinctive about the suspects?

Yes, they were wearing blue surgical masks.