I do remember that H1N1 infected 61 million Americans in it's first year... luckily with a low death rate.
You are soooo right. In about two weeks more Americans will have died in a month than were killed during the ENTIRE Vietnam war. This is like nothing we have seen in 102 years. Blaming it on the news media, or comparing it to colds or the flue is like burying your head in the sand. It is here, RIGHT NOW, and pretending it “isn’t so bad” will only make the death toll worse. It is time to listen to the medical experts, accept shelter in place and social distancing, and focus on surviving this pandemic.Let's put this in prospective. When was the last time other than WW II that 16,000 people die in Italy in a matter of less than 2 months?. How about converting hotels into hospitals etc...
You have never seen anything like this happening with the flu, or any other disease for the last 50 to 60 years.
Is very contagious and if it was not for the distancing and lock downs most countries have taken, the death rate would be 100K per month.
By the way it was reported today, that the stimulus for the small business has already put back over 3 million workers in the payroll of this small business.
It is fairly simple reasoning. If you can’t obtain food, you WILL DIE. Work, movies, restaurants, stores etc etc are not truly essential in most cases. As far as those workers providing essential services...they ARE working. And some will die. I hope this helps you “GET IT”. Please understand I am not trying to be rude, but threally is deadly.I just don't get how it is acceptable to go into a crowded store for food and toilet paper... but going to work is risky?
The short answer (beyond Wendell's response) is that it ISN'T acceptable. That's why the stores are now implementing limits on the number of people in the store and putting in distance markers. It's also why the White House has now recommended that folks DON'T go to the grocery store for the next 2 weeks.I just don't get how it is acceptable to go into a crowded store for food and toilet paper... but going to work is risky?
Yeah, I thought so too. Maybe its a language thing.Kind of thought that's what I meant when I said this:
"BUT - the benefit is less taxing of the medical community's ability to respond and support and though the virus may exist for a longer period, it also creates the possibility of vaccines or treatments to be developed. "
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First I am going to say that if we had reacted the way Taiwan did, by closing our borders to anyone from China and then checking every incoming passenger from anywhere for illness and either quarantined or "returned to sender" all of those who were ill, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Unfortunately we didn't, for a variety of reasons both valid and invalid, and we can't go back, so here we are.I know that I will catch a lot of flack from saying this - but here it goes... One death is too many but at what cost to 'our' system. We passed a two Trillion dollar government stimulus package, without figuring the cost incurred by the private sector, at 10,000 deaths in the US, that's 200 Million per casualty. And what do we say to the families of the yearly 70,000 drug overdose victims (or insert many other diseases and accidental causes of deaths here)? I assure my other Kappa brothers that I do have a soul and that I am very concerned about this virus - my wife works in a hospital.