We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I would submit that a major weakness in this analysis is the number of deaths in China. Does anyone really believe the number of deaths reported by China? If the Chinese number is figured into this calculation, than I highly doubt the accuracy of this calculation.
After all this subsides, I can't wait for the numbers to be evaluated and compared to other pandemics, and then I hope there is a serious reckoning with the people who tried to shut the whole world down indefinitely based on hysteria.