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I think the case rate or number is a complete red herring. It has no bearing on anything. For all anybody knows we have all been infected with Covid19 a dozen times and recovered. It is an influenza virus and it gets everywhere.
Whats important is why certain people become sick (and or) die. That's the number that needs accurately tracking.
Vitamin D3 seems to play an important role.
As an Engineer I used to love doing multi variate experiments. The statistical software we get these days is a powerful tool looking at the results from a well designed experiment.
For example I have seen some "pro mask" folks blabber on about conclusions from some experiment. What would be interesting would be to apply more data so that factors that conflict with the experiments aims can be excluded.
A good example would be vitamin D3. There has been some strong evidence that the chances of you get a serious Covid19 infection depends on the amount of Vitamin D3 stored in your body.
More evidence on vitamin D deficiency and death rates from COVID-19 (news-medical.net)
Now if you put all the data in, all the known factors can be assessed statistically, and you can even model the the data with all the factors except one (say wearing / not wearing of face masks) and see what the model predicts. Skilled use of the software and knowledge of the experiment can also deduce how confident you can be in the results too.
Modern computers and statistical software can be really helpful that way, especially if the scenario is complicated.
So the death rate per 100k people and serious illness rate is what should be measured and compared to various factors on a timely basis.
Infection rates don't really mean much imho. they could be 100% and can be harmless. They look scary on CNN while they frighten you to obey all the new arbitrary set rules, that's about it.
How much Vitamin D3 victims have in their bodies at death would be an interesting statistic any study should try and measure accurately. Once that factor is determined, it can be eliminated so other factors can be studied by modeling a steady level of D3 in all data points
In summation, most people can be repeatedly infected with "Covid19" and they can hardly notice they are even ill, and just get on with life.
Things have been that way for a long time and there was no big panic like we have today. Did everyone get tested in 1969 when the Hong Kong flue struck in the USA and elsewhere ? No, nfw. Impracticable and costly.
In the old days, people would just say ... "The flu is bad this year" and that would be it. No Bill Gates back then though. He is there to help us now. It's no "theory" when the Agenda is called an "Agenda", and people meet up to discuss stuff.
Statement about nCoV and our pandemic exercise (centerforhealthsecurity.org)