59,000 Positive Tests Missed Due to Walgreens Error
We get a lot of people in the Facebook chat or even calling the show to tell us about the COVID-19 numbers and how we're wrong when we report them. We're corporate shills just here to regurgitate what our corporate overlords want us to say to spread their message. I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but that's simply not the case. We report the numbers the come from official sources. Unfortunately, those official sources have some issues reporting their numbers some times.
There was apparently a coding error that resulted in 59,000 positive COVID-19 tests not being counted. The error has been corrected, but this just goes to show you that not all numbers are exact and you have to be willing to take everything with a grain of salt.
Something that we need to stop doing is dealing in absolutes and thinking we know everything. I believe it was Socrates that said:
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
At least having the ability to admit you are wrong is a big step in that direction. But Buzz made this point last week. When it comes to politics, admitting you are wrong is giving a victory to the other side. And that is one of the saddest things I can possibly think of. Knowing you don't know is the only way to gain true knowledge. Oh, and in case you need a reminder of this, we are all human and we are going to make mistakes. Mistakes should be allowed and worked on. Not avoided completely, or causing the complete cancelling of someone of something based on a mistake. Of course, the size of the mistake means a lot too.