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Corona Virus - How bad is it going to be?

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1 hour ago, Bob said:

The point is that it's not inconceivable that 60k could die in a year from flu and no one would bat a +++++ing eye, yet we stop the world for this. You didn't disprove anything. This blue checkmark guy makes a lot of other valid points, too.

You understand that 40k people in the U.S. alone just died in the last month. I don't remember the seasonal flu ever doing that. And that's with stopping the world.

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Just now, NVGiant said:

You understand that 40k people in the U.S. alone just died in the last month. I don't remember the seasonal flu ever doing that. And that's with stopping the world.

Around 40k+ die in essentially a 2 month span each flu season. What do you think the curve looks like in a  typical flu season? So this is twice as bad as the flu. Better shut the world down.

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On 4/21/2020 at 9:12 AM, Bob said:

Around 40k+ die in essentially a 2 month span each flu season. What do you think the curve looks like in a  typical flu season? So this is twice as bad as the flu. Better shut the world down.

40k+ Covid deaths with unprecedented containment measures...

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11 minutes ago, Bob said:

Around 40k+ die in essentially a 2 month span each flu season. What do you think the curve looks like in a  typical flu season? So this is twice as bad as the flu. Better shut the world down.

Uh huh. And what does that flu curve look like in November? Because right now we're less than two months removed from the first detected case of community spread in Washington, which would be about equivalent to the end of November during a typical flu season. This is what the average flu season looks like, typically peaking in February, according to the CDC...

flu-peak-activity-updated.jpg

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Rocket said:

The hospitals need the time, they can’t move the dead bodies out fast enough.

Maybe in New York. Many hospitals have less than half the patients they normally have since they are only doing emergency surgeries and cases. 

As an aside,  I went to the dentist yesterday afternoon to have a crown replaced. I was the only patient in the office. It was me, the dentist, his assistant, and two women at the front desk. On a normal day there are four dentists, ten assts/hygienists and they see more than 100 patients. 

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4 minutes ago, NMpackalum said:

I'm in a hotspot town that won't open anytime soon but there are large portions of NM that haven't had a case of Covid in more than 2 weeks and no evidence of community spread. There really isn't any reason not to open those counties with precautions rather than have mass layoffs and bankruptcies that will likely be permanent.

they should all stay home until they starve and die. 

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4 minutes ago, pokerider said:

they should all stay home until they starve and die. 

I went to the grocery store yesterday.  No one is hoarding any more, but the grocery store shelves were still half empty.  I am hoping the issue is that it will just take some time to recover from the run on the grocery stores a month ago.  Otherwise, there are some supply issues starting to manifest.

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4 minutes ago, BYUcougfan said:

I went to the grocery store yesterday.  No one is hoarding any more, but the grocery store shelves were still half empty.  I am hoping the issue is that it will just take some time to recover from the run on the grocery stores a month ago.  Otherwise, there are some supply issues starting to manifest.

The Democrats response to this is to Let them eat cake.  

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27 minutes ago, soupslam1 said:

Maybe in New York. Many hospitals have less than half the patients they normally have since they are only doing emergency surgeries and cases. 

As an aside,  I went to the dentist yesterday afternoon to have a crown replaced. I was the only patient in the office. It was me, the dentist, his assistant, and two women at the front desk. On a normal day there are four dentists, ten assts/hygienists and they see more than 100 patients. 

Don’t believe everything you see on t.v. it’s not only New York.

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16 hours ago, BYUcougfan said:

I have just stopped tuning them in.  They keep exclaiming how quickly this story is moving.  It isn't.  Tune out for a couple of days.  When you tune back in, you realize they are talking about the same stuff, just with a different expert.  I am not sure we can 100% trust them to go against their best interest when peddling a pandemic crisis is so good for their ratings.  I have not tracked the numbers in Utah for a few days.  On Saturday, we had under 30 deaths with nearly 3,500 confirmed cases.  That is a death rate under the flu.....at least in Utah.

I don't get HBO so only watch Bill Maher when I'm staying in a hotel while traveling. So I don't know exactly when he said it but on Ben Shapiro's show yesterday afternoon he played a soundbite from a recent show in which Maher said the same as we are. Maher is my kind of liberal in that he calls leftwingers out when it's deserved and in essence Maher said broadcast media people have been providing porn for the privileged. It's small businesses and their employees who are really getting hammered by the forced shutdowns and the sensationalist slant that's supporting them. The broadcast companies see the slant as a means of propping up their Neilsen's while the anchor people stay fully employed in their 7-figure jobs.

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16 minutes ago, mugtang said:

Looks like this was a bust:

 

I was hoping we would have some sort of effective therapy by now, but looks like we'll need to continue testing with other options. Hopefully those options can stay away from politics....

 

Edit: looks like the study has not been peer reviewed yet, so it's unsure of the quality of their methods. If done incorrectly the study could show no actual clinical outcome one way or the other. Just like the badly done studies "showing" it was effective.

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2 minutes ago, SleepingGiantFan said:

5,382nd example of what an effing moron we have for a president

He'll attack the trial as biased or something.

 

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8 minutes ago, mugtang said:

Looks like this was a bust:

 

I think Trump may have known that information since last week.

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President Donald Trump and his allies in conservative media have subtly scaled down their hyping of hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure for the coronavirus, according to a POLITICO review of White House briefings and cable news coverage.

Although Trump had repeatedly promoted the decades-old malaria drug since the early days of the disease’s outbreak in the United States, his public statements regarding hydroxychloroquine have diminished significantly over the past week for reasons that remain unclear.

His most recent mention of the drug at the White House’s daily coronavirus news conferences came last Tuesday, when the president announced his administration had deployed roughly 28 million doses of hydroxychloroquine from the federal government’s Strategic National Stockpile.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/20/trump-hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-196191

 

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