Media’s False Fearmongering About Michigan

“You can easily look at the situation and usually you can show that

  • the number of hospitalized Covid patients is similar to last year (despite “safe and effective” vaccines)
  • the number of non-Covid patients (usually sick vaccinated people) is about 20-30% higher than a year ago
  • shortage of staff is due to firings of unvaccinated workers

Fortunately, there are simple tools that let you look into any locale (for example Grand Rapids, Michigan) and debunk these articles. Following this approach might allow you to expose your local Covid scare scam campaign, and become a local truth-telling celebrity.

You need to:

  • Look at hospital utilization chart for your largest local hospital
  • Compare hospital utilization with and without Covid patients included
  • Look at data from a year ago
  • Decipher cryptic statements about “staffing shortages” and properly explain them by firings of unvaccinated workers.” (866×294) (

Published by markskidmore

Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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