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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:33 AM

Truth telling docs on COVID19

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/republican-tries-to-get-doctor-to-downplay-coronavirus-threat-and-it-backfires-spectacularly/

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Joinfortmill Mar 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #1
matt819 Mar 2020 #2

Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:47 AM

1. I love how he also smacked down the 'pukes bullshit anti-BHO talking about

about H1N1.

Go Dr. Fauci!!!

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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:55 AM

2. What is it with these people?

You fucking morons.

If 100,000 people get the seasonal flu, and the mortality rate is .1%, 100 people could die.

Back in 2009, the H1N1 virus had a mortality rate in the range of .01% - .08%. So maybe 10 - 80 people would have died.

COVID-19 has a mortality rate that has been given from 1% to 5%. Let's go with the middle, 3.5%. So for the 100,000 or so people who have it now, 3,400 may die.

So. . . it's not the seasonal flue. It's no H1N1. It's worse. From 10 to 50 times worse than the seasonal flu.

The number of infected worldwide is now 121,564, up almost 7% since Monday.

The number who have died is 4.373, up almost 10% since Monday.

The number of infected in the US is now 1,050. That's up almost 50% since Monday.

To be fair, as of Monday, 63,662 people had recovered. (The flip side is that 47,058 were still sick.) Right now, 66,239 are counted as having recovered. (Again, the flip side is that 50,952 are still infected.)

BTW, there are now infected people in 118 countries. There are 195 countries in the world (there are few other places that are not "technically" countries, but 195 works for the purposes of this comment). For those who care about percentages, that means there are infected people in 60% of the countries on earth.

You can't minimize these figures. You can't whitewash or gaslight these figures. These are real people getting sick. These are real people dying. And the US seems to be doing nothing particularly productive to address the problem, provide useful information, and calm the concerns and fears of the nation.

Republicans: STFU or just go away and let the adults deal with this.

Note: In a recent post on another issue I fucked up some arithmetic. Boy did I feel stupid when a DUer pointed that out to me, So I will caveat this post by saying that if my arithmetic is wrong, let me know and I'll make the changes. And if I'm not wrong, yay for me.

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