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Coronavirus more deadly than the flu?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by OldWiseGuy, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. expos4ever

    expos4ever Well-Known Member

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    One does not know where to begin in answering such a question.
     
  2. whatbogsends

    whatbogsends Senior Veteran

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    Sorry, 849 deaths was from an hour and a half ago. Up to 894 now.

    Infections surging.
    Death toll surging.
    Ventilators, hospital beds and protective gear for medical professionals running low.
     
  3. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

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    should hit 1k today if todays deaths are only on par with yesterdays.
     
  4. whatbogsends

    whatbogsends Senior Veteran

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    Spikes in death are a surety when things like this happen:

    "New Jersey health officials said Tuesday that many of the residents of the St. Joseph's Senior Home had taken ill, and many of the staff were out sick as well. That meant there were just 3 nuns left to take care of nearly 100 people.

    Of the 94 total residents, 24 are now positive for COVID-19 and the other 70 are "presumptive positive," government sources said Wednesday."

    All Residents of Virus-Stricken NJ Nursing Home Now Assumed to Be Infected
     
  5. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

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    here is the site I use United States Coronavirus: 64,775 Cases and 910 Deaths - Worldometer not sure how accurate it is, but the information resets in 3 hours, but yesterday took another 2-3 hours to catch up as news came in.
     
  6. whatbogsends

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    camille70 Newbie Supporter

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  8. Al Touthentop

    Al Touthentop Well-Known Member

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    I was on topic. You think we should always defer to the experts.
     
  9. stevil

    stevil Godless and without morals

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    When it comes to science and things that can be verified by evidence - yes.

    When it comes to religious belief, I don't know who can be considered as an authority of knowledge on that topic.
     
  10. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

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    as predicted were nearing 70k cases, and broke 1k deaths today.
     
  11. Paulos23

    Paulos23 Never tell me the odds!

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    Fudge. :sick:
     
  12. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

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    john hodgkins has it at, "68, 960 cases, 1, 041 deathss, and 616 recoverd." and even those numbers are low, as hearing that some hospitals are reporting 3 deaths, but the totals are only 1 deaths for them.
     
  13. gaara4158

    gaara4158 (Power Level Hidden)

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    So, we ready to eat crow yet?
     
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  14. whatbogsends

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    Worldometers has the death count up past 78K. We're still losing 1000-2500 people daily. I'd be surprised if we were past the halfway mark.

    United States Coronavirus: 1,321,785 Cases and 78,615 Deaths - Worldometer

    Pretty much impossible to argue now that it's not worse than the flu (although some have still been doing so as recently as this week) unless you prefix it with "Spanish".
     
  15. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    Kind of a mind-boggler to me is that the death rate per Million for NY and NJ are both over 1000. That is, more than 0.1% of the population of those states are dead from COVID-19, regardless of how many of them were infected.
     
  16. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A rapid one percent fatality loss out of the blue is often traumatic for a community. Pretty much everyone in such a community would know someone who died. At a tenth of that there will be lots and lots of pain.
     
  17. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    I stand corrected, yes. :( (But there will be no 'eating of crow'.)
     
  18. gaara4158

    gaara4158 (Power Level Hidden)

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    Early on they predicted we’d be facing 200k deaths by the end of the year. If there’s a second wave, that’s all but guaranteed.
     
  19. blackribbon

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  20. JIMINZ

    JIMINZ Well-Known Member

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    Well that number is close enough for everyone to understand just how serious this PANDEMIC really is, as compared to the recurring Flu Season nobody takes note of or the Media never mentions.
     
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