I am not convinced. There is evidence that in some bits of the world only one in 10 of those who die from covid are identified as such, which would mean we are underestimating the "percentage of people who have been infected by the coronavirus needed to be hospitalized". It could be that the republicans are nationalists who only consider the country they are in, and the democrats are actually considering everyone.
Democrats were thinking of Zambia when they answered a poll question about the risk of hospitalization?
We're talking about the effect of the scare campaign and it shows up in polls with less than a 1/5th of respondents knowing what should have been a basic knowledge. The people who were right did their own research instead of relying on US media.
Again with the made up term. No he wasn't, its bullfeathers spread by irresponsible moneygrabbing idiots.
First time I heard it was from Dr Robert Malone on Joe Rogan's podcast. As for irresponsible moneygrabbing idiots, are you describing big pharma, politicians, media, Robert Malone, or Eric Clapton? Most people are way off on the hospitalization risk, why? Give it a name, propaganda, brainwashing... Manufacturing consent!
Well, a million Americans have died. Based on that metric, I think people have underestimated it.
But people have a good idea of the death toll, that doesn't explain why they're so clueless about the risk of hospitalization. Hell, we've been bombarded so much people overestimate the risk for vaccinated people.
"In August, Gallup surveyed over 3,000 U.S. adults on their understanding of the likelihood of hospitalization after contracting COVID-19 among those who have versus have not been vaccinated. The results show that most Americans overstate the risk of hospitalization for both groups: 92% overstate the risk that unvaccinated people will be hospitalized, and 62% overstate the risk for vaccinated people."