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Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:36 PM

Serious Question: How many dead due to COVID-19 before we should be concerned...

half the deaths of the regular flu? Not until it exceeds flu deaths?

A few dead people is okay, as long as it not too many.....too many is when the pig's poll numbers take a hit?

If that is the measure, then is that too late and it will be raging across the country.

Is there a tipping point besides a political one.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:39 PM

1. I'm not afraid of death...

I just don't want to be there when it happens.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:42 PM

2. It's not that bad

 


I tried it briefly a while back, and it was as easy as taking a nap.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:59 PM

5. OFFS. Dying while on a ventilator, unable to get enough oxygen, is not like "taking a nap."



What a flippant thing to say about the 60+ people infected with Covid-19 in the US, and thousands across the globe, who are now on ventilators fighting for their lives! You may have enjoyed your "brief try" at dying, but these people are desperately trying to live.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

6. Well you have yourself a nice day

 

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:46 PM

3. A few dead people is not "okay", particularly if the deaths could have been prevented.

We need to be concerned now. The more precautions we take now, the fewer deaths will happen. Period.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:14 AM

9. It's not going to be a few deaths. We are not testing communities like Italy and S. Korea are.

We're not even testing every person who shows up at a hospital with pneumonia. We don't have enough test kits to do so. Who knows how many have already died from Covid-19 in the US?

Our President spent today at a political rally calling Covid-19 a "hoax." Our head of state is not dealing with reality. There is a reason the financial markets are cratering.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:56 PM

4. I was trying to play around with some math

The thing is right now there are too many unknowns. But at this rate, if it were a linear progression which it is not, world wide infections will be over a quarter million by the end of March. Thatís probably pretty conservative. If the death rate is around 3% that would be close to 7,000 dead. But all these numbers are just guesses based on limited knowledge and you can bet any deaths outside the US wonít matter in the slightest to the rethugs.

If all those deaths were in the US, or worse, the stock market drops another 10%, they might decide maybe we should take some serious action. Not just rate cuts.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:04 AM

7. The problem is that this administration doesn't know ...

... HOW to take any serious action, no matter what the prompts might be. They are fundamentally incompetent, and they wonít listen to the people who are competent. I donít know whether this will get really bad. But I am 100% certain it will be worse than it had to be because of them.

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:41 AM

10. Trump called Coronavirus a HOAX tonight, bat crap crazy.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:13 AM

8. 1918/19 flu

50 million deaths from 500 million infected.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:22 AM

11. When you start hearing that hospitals are getting unusually high numbers of patients.

That is when states will have to start making quick and hard decisions on what to do in and around each community.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:33 AM

12. I think

 

that flu kills tens of thousands every year so that's a lot of dead until people wake up

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 05:40 AM

13. If you're a "Good American", you're not supposed to be concerned unless one guy gets it

If you're not a "Good American", then you can be concerned any time you choose.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 06:44 AM

14. Not just dead getting sick with it is bad, all together

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