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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:15 PM

Death rate comparison- H1N1 vs Covid-19




If anyone's still wondering why we weren't this concerned with the H1N1 pandemic, here's a comparison of confirmed (laboratory tested & presumed positive) deaths in the US between the H1N1 pandemic & COVID-19:


Pretty stark as to now important physical distancing and testing really is

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Reply Death rate comparison- H1N1 vs Covid-19 (Original post)
Roland99 Mar 2020 OP
gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #1
wishstar Mar 2020 #2
El Supremo Mar 2020 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #4
Roland99 Mar 2020 #5

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:19 PM

1. Plus we had a functioning government.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:22 PM

2. Also, we had vaccine in 6 months getting it under control by the fall season in 2009

despite all the hoopla today about Johnson & Johnson's billion$ deal to make vaccine, projected rollout to public is still at least a year away.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:26 PM

3. But the H1N1 caused 12,469 total deaths in the US.

As estimated by the CDC. We are nowhere near that... yet.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:30 PM

4. Well

Trump has set the bar for a "good outcome" for COVID19 as 100K.

Also, as has been noted, that figure was for an entire year (and somewhat in line with normal flu deaths)

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:44 PM

5. over its year-long span. We're *one month* since 1st Covid-19 death (nearly 25% of H1N1 fatalities)

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