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(111,272 posts)
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:22 PM Mar 2020

Too many people have died already.

100,000 is not an acceptable number. It is a disaster.

Stop the political game.

We are in the middle of an epidemic. This is no time to play politics. Stop saying that 100,000 is the number of deaths we can expect under "perfect conditions".

We are all threatened by this virus. We want it stopped. There is no acceptable number for the deaths to come. Don"t make up any arbitrary number for political reasons. It is wrong and immoral.

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Too many people have died already. (Original Post) kentuck Mar 2020 OP
And, look at Germany. I'd like to see a reporter ask about that intrepidity Mar 2020 #1
The problem is that the past cannot be undone. TomSlick Apr 2020 #2
675,000 Americans died from the Spanish flu. Aussie105 Apr 2020 #3
100-200k is way too optimistic Calculating Apr 2020 #4


(7,514 posts)
1. And, look at Germany. I'd like to see a reporter ask about that
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:33 PM
Mar 2020

Why are we accepting this death rate? I thought we were the greatest country in the universe?


(11,232 posts)
2. The problem is that the past cannot be undone.
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:15 PM
Apr 2020

Trump was in denial since January. Those months could have been used to get ahead of this. At this point, those months are lost and cannot be regained. If we responded perfectly right now (actually last week), the projected deaths are from 100K to 250K. That is the best for which we can hope at this point.

Worse, there is no reason to believe that Trump and his cult members will suddenly begin to act perfectly. We should anticipate the total number of deaths will be much higher.

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