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By Steve Erdman
Nebraska 47th District 

Straight Talk from Steve Erdman


Today we know a lot more about COVID-19 than we did before the outbreak first occurred in China’s Wuhan Province. Unfortunately, those who make the policies for our states, do not always get their information from the right sources.

We’ve known since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in America that the elderly were most at risk, especially those living in nursing homes and long term care facilities. We’ve known this about the coronavirus because on March 17 Stanford epidemiologist, John Ioannidis, warned the American public that “…even some mild or common-cold-like coron...

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Anymouse writes:

Sen. Erdman did a fantastic job of not addressing the real issues with Covid-19. He says we should adopt policies like Florida's, where that state has been shown to underreport deaths by Covid-19 as pneumonia, showing a dramatic rise in pneumonia deaths in Florida compared to its average. The state's data is considered a laughingstock. Florida is firing coroners who speak out against manipulation of mortality data. Nebraska doesn't have a low death rate, it is one of the USA's highest.


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