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kentuck

(111,499 posts)
Thu May 7, 2020, 09:05 AM May 2020

Less than 10 days ago, we were talking about the lives lost in the Vietnam War...

It seemed like a landmark number, 58,220. The Corona virus was soon to eclipse those that lost their lives in a ten-year war.

Today, a few days later, the number of dead from the COVID is set to pass the 75,000 mark.

The danger is that it may become a statistic instead of a tragedy.

When will it end? Where will it end?

No one expects it to end abruptly, except maybe Donald Trump?

If it continues thru the summer months, some might expect it to return with a vengeance during the flu season this winter?

The odds are that many more lives will be lost before we have a vaccine, if we ever do?

It is more likely that we will develop a "herd immunity" and learn to live with this threat for the next two or three years.

Just my opinion .

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Less than 10 days ago, we were talking about the lives lost in the Vietnam War... (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
...... dware May 2020 #1
Herd immunity? Wouldn't count on it. Lars39 May 2020 #2
I believe we'll surpass the WWI US casualty number during June, if not sooner sarge43 May 2020 #3
58k ten days ago and now 73k. At this rate it'll be 100k by the end of the month. brush May 2020 #4
Sometime around Memorial Day CanonRay May 2020 #5

sarge43

(28,968 posts)
3. I believe we'll surpass the WWI US casualty number during June, if not sooner
Thu May 7, 2020, 09:24 AM
May 2020

116,708

If anyone wants to keep track

World War II: 407,000

Civil War: 655,000

brush

(55,078 posts)
4. 58k ten days ago and now 73k. At this rate it'll be 100k by the end of the month.
Thu May 7, 2020, 09:38 AM
May 2020

Come November's election it'll be off the charts.

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