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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:02 PM

The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Source: NYT

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.
March 26, 2020, 4:55 p.m. ET

Scientists warned that the United States someday would become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. That moment arrived on Thursday.

In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths — more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times.

With 330 million residents, the United States is the world’s third most populous nation, meaning it provides a vast pool of people who can potentially get Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.

And it is a sprawling, cacophonous democracy, where states set their own policies and President Trump has sent mixed messages about the scale of the danger and how to fight it, ensuring there was no coherent, unified response to a grave public health threat.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/health/coronavirus-united-states.html



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Reply The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Mar 26 OP
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 26 #1
Igel Mar 26 #20
dewsgirl Mar 26 #2
econron Mar 26 #3
econron Apr 1 #24
Hassler Mar 26 #4
IronLionZion Mar 26 #15
alwaysinasnit Mar 26 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 26 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 26 #7
Grins Mar 26 #8
D_Master81 Mar 26 #9
EarthFirst Mar 26 #10
mjvpi Mar 26 #11
riversedge Mar 26 #12
denem Mar 26 #13
former9thward Mar 26 #14
LudwigPastorius Mar 26 #18
Igel Mar 26 #21
former9thward Mar 27 #22
Jack from Charlotte Mar 26 #16
keithbvadu2 Mar 26 #17
Brainfodder Mar 26 #19
SKKY Mar 27 #23

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:05 PM

1. Another thing for Trump to brag about

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:24 PM

20. Does that mean

Cuomo should be proud.

If NY were its own country, it would be #6 for cases.

Ahead of Iran or France.

Only #7 for deaths. It's ahead of Bojo's UK, however, so there's grounds for pride.

I'm going to guess that stay-at-home orders are more useful than providing a few thousand test kits when there were so many more infections.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:06 PM

2. K and R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:13 PM

3. Wait a Minute

Didn't Orange Julius say we were going to go from 15 cases to Zero. What happened? Maybe he meant we will have a minimum of 150,000 cases.


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Response to econron (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:21 PM

24. We blew past that number

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:13 PM

4. Italy's death rate is over 10%

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Response to Hassler (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:13 PM

15. Trump's equipment hoarding will help us beat that too

because only a true asshole would outbid states to buy up all the healthcare equipment

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:14 PM

5. Whatever our current numbers are (of confirmed cases), all of us know that because of the

massive lack of testing, this number is only a small fraction of actual cases.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:42 PM

6. Also #1 USA in Active Cases and Doubling Rate.


Active cases is Total Cases minus dead and minus recovered.

Inescapable conclusion: many more deaths down the road.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:43 PM

7. Day is not over yet, but Italy has finished reporting for the day. . . . nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:45 PM

8. Who-Hoo!!! We're #1!!!!

Oh, wait....

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:12 PM

9. 6 states haven't reported yet for today

Washington and Colorado are def gonna push that number higher. The other 4 states will probably add a 100 or so. It’s looking like we’ll go north of 15,000 for the day. The part that’s getting scary is that several states are starting to become hot spots. 9 states will have over 3000 cases by this weekend. If this doesn’t slow and soon there will be 5 New York’s.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:18 PM

10. So glad the economists have taken charge of the federal response!

Good luck!

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:29 PM

11. It's past time to take a long, hard look at or economic system.

Is our economy a tool for us, or are we a tool for the economy. This lays it out in the starkest terms imaginable.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:43 PM

12. Coronavirus live updates: US now leads world with over 82,000 cases




https://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-live-updates-cuomo-calls-stimulus-bill-reckless/story?id=69806200&cid=clicksource_4380645_2_takeover_2_headlines_hed


Coronavirus live updates: US now leads world with over 82,000 cases
Coronavirus has now killed more than 23,700 people around the world.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-live-updates-cuomo-calls-stimulus-bill-reckless/story?id=69806200&cid=clicksource_4380645_2_takeover_2_headlines_hed

March 26, 2020, 5:17 PM

Cuomo says stimulus bill is ‘irresponsible’ and ‘reckless’Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the latest developments in New York state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 23,600 people around the world, including at least 1,178 people in the United States.

Worldwide, there are more than 526,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, spanning every continent except Antarctica, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. At least 122,000 people around the world have recovered.


With more than 82,000 diagnosed cases, the U.S has the highest national total, ahead of Italy and China.

Today's biggest developments:
US leads world with over 82,000 cases
A third of the world's population is on coronavirus lockdown
China temporarily bars all foreign nationals from entering country
17-year-old dies in Louisiana

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Response to riversedge (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:57 PM

13. Now 83,144 up 22% in day.

I'm thinking the numbers reflect increased available testing kits.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:04 PM

14. The U.S. has one of the lowest death rates.

Currently 1.4%. Only Germany is lower at 0.6% China is 4.0% Spain is 7.4% Italy 10.2% France 5.8% UK 5.0%

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/coronavirus/

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Response to former9thward (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:40 PM

18. Watch that number once the hospitals get choked with more patients then they can handle.


It's about to get real ugly up in here.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:25 PM

21. Confidence versus possibility.

I think it's possible.

I'm less confident that it will.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:18 AM

22. No it is not.

Our hospital system, much derided by some, is the best in the world. The death rate will remain low compared to the rest of the world -- especially Europe, which many want us to copy.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:19 PM

16. USA. USA. USA...... We're #1......

USA great at something, again.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:20 PM

17. Donald gave his Trumpvirus a good head start with his active sabotage of the system and his incompet

Donald gave his Trumpvirus a good head start with his active sabotage of the system and his incompetence.

Making himself look good was his only goal.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:51 PM

19. Credit in full for our Bestest Prezident Donald J. Trump! Congratulations!

Sir, you might want to stand over there for your 21 gun salute?

Hey, you knew this wouldn't end well for our hero, didn't you?



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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:33 AM

23. We'll be over 100K by this afternoon...

...depressing.

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