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kentuck

(111,272 posts)
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:03 PM Mar 2020

If they stopped all the traffic from coming into the U.S., why are so many dying from the virus?

If they did such a good job at stopping the traffic from China and other countries, how did this virus get into our country?

What specifically caused this virus to be so widespread?

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iamateacher

(1,090 posts)
2. Are you trying to be logical?
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:07 PM
Mar 2020

This is a time without logic. People want black or white answers, logic is verbotten. (Sarcasm )

GusBob

(7,296 posts)
3. They didn't stop all traffic, even from China
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:10 PM
Mar 2020

US citizens were allowed in

I think that answers your question

The virus spread because they didn't test

uponit7771

(90,442 posts)
10. "The virus spread because they didn't test" and the WHO had the genetic sequence from China Jan 12
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:21 PM
Mar 2020

Ohioboy

(3,290 posts)
4. Good question
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:11 PM
Mar 2020

The easy answer to your second question is that people were not taking the virus seriously, including Trump. When Democrats complained that Trump wasn't doing enough, he called it their (the Democrat's) next hoax to try and impeach him. He made it all about politics instead of about lives.

MartyTheGreek

(577 posts)
5. Experts believe the total confirmed cases are estimated to be 10 X 105,792 cases...
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:12 PM
Mar 2020

Lots of infected and asymptomatic folks about hence, the stay at home orders and shutdowns to slow the spread.

Trump was informed in January that China was experiencing a virus breakout. He sent China 17 tons of medical supplies on February 8th as a good will gesture and still dragged his feet over what test protocol to use. The first CDC test was botched, the WHO protocol was offered, some were told to stop testing, then finally he relented and allowed State labs to begin testing. All of this delayed the response and only made the spread worse. Some say 3 to 7 weeks was wasted on social distancing and now finally, stay at home orders being underway in many States.

My take, I'm not an expert.

roamer65

(36,753 posts)
8. I'd say it's more like 10 million, IMO.
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:17 PM
Mar 2020

8 million of those would think it’s just a weird cold or flu.

roamer65

(36,753 posts)
7. Because in November the virus was only a 12 hr flight away from the US.
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:15 PM
Mar 2020

Wuhan is a city the size of NYC, thus a large international airport.

I am sure someone boarded a plane and unknowingly brought it here.

12 Monkeys redux.

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