Everything is Bigger in Texas

Today’s post is not intended to offend anyone or to plainly demonstrate how dumb some Texans are.  I married a Texan.  My two most successful projects are Texans.  I lived for over 20 years in Texas.  But you can’t make this stuff up:

Nearly 22 new cases per 100k people (7 day moving average) as of 07.02.20

In Galveston county less than an hour away by car:

54 new cases per 100k people (7 day moving average) as of 07.02.20

While down at the border:

EMERGENCY ALERT:  STARR COUNTY RESIDENTS:  Today it is with a heavy heart that we announce that we have had 18 deaths in Starr County due to COVID-19, and we had two (2) severely ill patients flown out of the valley for medical assistance, one was flown to San Antonio and one to Dallas. The local and valley hospitals are at full capacity and have no more beds available.

I urge all of our residents to please shelter-in-place, wear face coverings, practice social distancing and AVOID GATHERINGS.
– Your Judge Eloy Vera

Nearly 66 new cases per 100k people (7 day moving average) as of 07.02.20

Meanwhile in Oklahoma County:

No fireworks today.  We’ll have a quiet July 4th, burgers on the grill, potatoes, slaw and some beer.

13 new cases per 100k people (7 day moving average) as of 07.02.20

All statistics are from the Harvard Global Health Institute.  See my previous post Do You Live in a Covid-19 Hotspot?

And if you are offended by my comments on your intelligence I don’t care.

Daily Pill? No Thanks, I’ll Take Early Death | Medpage Today

About half of patients in the U.S. don’t take their medications as prescribed, including patients who have had heart attacks.

Daily Pill? No Thanks, I’ll Take Early Death | Medpage Today.

I actually started to write something really, really snarky but better judgement prevailed.  Why even mention people who discontinue statin use without their physician’s knowledge, have a myocardial infarction and two drug eluting stents all while denying the MI ever occurred and maintaining belief that the second stent was not necessary?

Why write about the Standard offer for life coverage?  I was asked to review the medical records for my opinion.

Standard?  I think not.

Wealthy L.A. Schools’ Vaccination Rates Are as Low as South Sudan’s – The Atlantic

Wealthy L.A. Schools’ Vaccination Rates Are as Low as South Sudan’s – The Atlantic.

When actors play doctors on TV, that does not make them actual doctors. And that does not mean they should scour some Internet boards, confront their pediatricians, and demand fewer vaccinations for their children, as some Hollywood parents in Los Angeles have apparently been doing.

The Hollywood Reporter has a great investigation for which it sought the vaccination records of elementary schools all over Los Angeles County. They found that vaccination rates in elite neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have tanked, and the incidence of whooping cough there has skyrocketed.

I guess these “enlightened” parents know little about community immunity.

You can’t fix stupid.

Community Immunity “Herd” Immunity.