Saturday, April 11, 2020
Chattering Teeth Blog News - At today's White House coronavirus task force press conference, Dr. Deborah Birx said that the release of large swaths of the country's prison population due to the coronavirus will cause a temporary spike in the official death tally.
Dr. Birx: "If someone is murdered by a prisoner who was early-released due to the outbreak of COVID-19, even if neither perpetrator nor victim have the underlying virus, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death."
This seems legit, since studies show that the recidivism rate of prisoners released hovers near 80%. With the purposeful destruction of the economy, most will not have an opportunity for rehabilitation even if they wanted too.
The good news is that the models now show a flattening of the prison shiv curve with this release.