Clay Travis is still a clown
I recently wrote a blog post explaining just how full of shit Clay Travis is about Corona virus. On March 18, he wrote an article (which I won’t link to here because I’m not giving him clicks) where he said:
Loss of life will be in the thousands, at most, and not the tens of thousands or the hundreds of thousands or the millions as the most terrifying of these forecasts have suggested.
As of right now, according to Johns Hopkins there have been 9,619 deaths related to coronavirus with FOUR straight days of 1000+ deaths. So we should hit 10,000 today, which would make Clay Travis’, who let me remind you is wildly unqualified to make projections like this, unequivocally wrong. As a result he apologized to his readers for misleading them and said he would do better int he future.
JUST KIDDING! Of course, he didn’t do that. He tweeted this today:
Clay. Clay. Let me be very clear about this. I’ll speak slowly because you don’t seem very bright. The millions of deaths models were based on the assumption that we did NOTHING to stop the spread of the disease. But we did. We’ve been socially distancing, against your advice, mind you, for a few weeks here in Chicago. And a bunch of other places have been doing it too. Most of America in fact.
And remember, the current projection for number of deaths is between 100K and 240K…..IF we do everything nearly perfectly.
So. Clay. I know you truly believe that you are right. But you aren’t. You’re intentionally being a moron. Please stop.
He followed that tweet up with this gem:
Clay Travis should be the first one to get one, because the reported deaths are still growing exponentially (It’s possible that the growth rate of reported deaths is slowing down ever so slightly, which is good but definitely not a trend yet). And that’s REPORTED deaths, which are almost certainly an undercount of the total deaths from Covid-19. Just take a look at the reported deaths graph below on the log scale. We are going to go crashing through that limit, literally TODAY, where Dr. Travis, M.D. said we’d never get to:
The moral of the story, as always, is that Clay Travis is full of shit. He doesn’t know what he is talking about in regards to coronavirus. He also doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to football either. But in that case it doesn’t matter. It really matters in this case. So stay safe and stay at home. And stop listening to Clay Travis.