(source: PLC (Humble_Analysis) on Twitter))
The claim here is that in one county in Ohio with a large (about 42%) Amish community (who generally avoid vaccination) the vaccination rate is low, but the death rate from 2020-2022 is lower than the national average. This observation is contrasted with expectations that a low vaccination rate would increase the death rate, as more. people would die of Covid-19.
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Also in the Twitter thread, a link claiming the county has average health:
And they claim it's a bit older than average:
The argument concludes:
However, Matt Timberlake pointed out that the median age in Holmes County is 30.6, whereas the the national median age is 38.1, so it actually skews way younger. In fact out of the 88 counties in Ohio, it's the 87th youngest (only college town Athens is younger). The median age in Ohio is 39.5So, this large rural county in Ohio with average health metrics & average demographics chose to essentially ignore the pandemic - no social distancing, no masks, no vaccines - and nothing much happened. So, was all our hysteria and strife, all of it, ultimately pointless? Yes.
Multiple factors account for different death rates. This appears to be a classic example of very narrow cherry picking, and not taking everything into account.
(Work in progress, I plan to flesh this out a little more)