Epidemiology is the study of the numbers around the transmission, treatment and mortality of infectious diseases (note infectious diseases)
Why is this relevant? Well at Planet-B we have at length pointed to Bakers fictitious unsubstantiated ramblings as to where this is outbreak is going.
Combine this with having a Director General of Health who’s qualification is in non-infectious diseases and a Government following a futile elimination strategy, who have spent precisely nothing on improving our frontline response, even though it was patently obvious that this variant was on its way, and I can see why my kids want out of NZ.
Hell even the Aussies get it (we clearly are becoming ‘thick’ as a nation) – I guess we can no longer refute the OECD education stats that have us at the very bottom of most categories)
But to the numbers. If we follow Bakers scaremongering numbers:
Number that should be in hospital 83 16
Number in ICU 14-20 0
Deaths 2-5 0
Perhaps we can get him to start a website picking Lotto numbers