Fake news headline of the day: “Infections are raging in India. Could U.S. be next?”

Fake news headline of the day: “Infections are raging in India. Could U.S. be next?”

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Could the U.S. be next?

COVID: Infections are raging in India. Could U.S. be next?

NO! This is a click bait headline. Remember, when news headlines are a question, the answer is usually “No”.

This is intended as a click-bait headline, basically a form of fake news, attempting to link the situation in India, which is very bad, to the U.S. in the spring of 2021.

India, a crowded country of 1.4 billion people, is in its 2nd wave. Why did India lag behind elsewhere for so long? No one knows.

“…she and other health experts concede they don’t fully understand how India managed to avoid the severe outbreaks that rocked the U.S., South America, Europe and the Middle East over the past year, only to see cases explode in the past month.”

There is no consistent explanation for why, say, Oregon and Vermont kept cases low relative to nearly all other U.S. states – until the past month or two. Then cases suddenly leaped upwards.

The explanations usually consist of hand waving and assertions, generally unsupported by data, and often even contradictory to real world data.

 

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