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Rant0matic: William Briggs calls out the PlagueDoomsters


Look at this plot, the number of daily COVID tests in the US, according to the COVID-19 tracking project.

So far, since the start of the insanity, there have been 35,512,916 tests. Call it 36 million.

This plot is the number of daily tests. On 5 July, for instance, there were 654,489 new tests. I repeat, this plot is the number of new daily tests by day. 650 thousand reported tests per day!

If your jaw is not dropping, you have not understood this plot. It is not total tests. Testing is increasing everywhere, day by day. Testing is going nuts. Testing is out of control. Testing is rampant. Testing is at insane levels and only growing.

Why is this important? I’ll tell you: because we hear from every propaganda source that we are seeing a “surge” and “spike” and “record” new “cases”.


It would be a shock if we didn’t see a surge in new “cases” with all this testing!

Pardon my screaming, but we have gone, as the phrase has it, stark raving mad. I am beside myself with frustration trying to explain this to people who are so panicked they can’t listen to reason.

Now look at this picture, the official weekly dead according to the CDC (as of 2 July for week ending 27 June, the latest data available Monday morning):

Notice anything? You might not have reached the apex of probability like I, the Statistician to the Stars! have, but surely you can see the most salient point. DEATHS ARE DECREASING, EVEN AS NEW “CASES” “SURGE” “SPIKE” “SOAR” “SET RECORDS”….

RTWT [ From Coronavirus Update XXI: Calm Down! Record Testing Is Why There Are Record “Cases” – William M. Briggs

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  • ghostsniper July 7, 2020, 6:27 PM

    I don’t believe that 650,000 number. Period.
    Divide by 50 states = 13,000 tests per state per day.
    No way Jose.
    The whole thing, all of it, is another giant hoax/scam/lie.
    To this moment I do not have even ONE verifiable source of covid19 victimization. Not one.
    I have to at least 3 steps in any direction before it gets close.
    E.: My wife told me that a woman she went to grade school with was told by another classmate that another classmate died from that virus. Nobody in that line-up has first hand knowledge. All of it is hearsay, rumor mongering.

  • Steve in Greensboro July 7, 2020, 6:28 PM

    Just as in the old Soviet Union, we should assume that any “information” extruded by the official outlets is false.

  • steve walsh July 9, 2020, 3:27 AM

    Meanwhile, Fauci says not to get excited or have false hope based on the declining death numbers. We are still in a crisis and must stick to all the crisis management measures. My follow-up question is the same now as it was in March when the measures were implemented (note: to flatten the curve): What data do we have to see that will allow the sounding of the All Clear signal?

  • Teri Pittman July 9, 2020, 10:23 AM

    You are simply not allowed to share any good news about this. It’s insane. And any time someone comes up with a drug that works on it, early on, the CDC blocks use of it. And we have a country full of people that seemed to be turned on by the idea of everyone in face masks. It’s very strange. As the disease becomes less fatal, they rachet up the laws and restrictions.