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Blue_playwright

Blue_playwright's Journal
Blue_playwright's Journal
September 30, 2020

The ladies on MSNBC...

... should be allowed wine if the next debate is such a shit show.

September 22, 2020

Why our minds can't make sense of COVID-19's enormous death toll

[link:https://apple.news/Ai0VzhFLOSKKcj2h1HsHjWw|]

[link:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/why-minds-brains-cannot-make-sense-coronavirus-enormous-death-toll/|]


When the COVID-19 pandemic started nine months ago, the current reported death tolls were unthinkable. Yet this week, the fatality count will reach 200,000 people in the United States, and global deaths are approaching one million.
Although health officials say the real toll is likely much higher, due to a percentage of coronavirus deaths not being officially classified, the 200,000 statistic is a heartbreaking milestone. It’s a symbolic grim number that’s seared into the public’s consciousness and marks another alarming level of escalation in the pandemic.
The tally means a U.S. death has happened every 1.5 minutes, on average, since the first official fatality in late February. It’s also the equivalent of wiping out a small city—such as Salt Lake City, Utah or Akron, Ohio—or a quarter of Washington D.C. It means we have lost 1,450 plane loads full of people. (Here's where cases are growing and declining in the U.S.)

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