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kentuck

(111,605 posts)
Tue May 12, 2020, 09:02 AM May 2020

How to misread the epidemic?

NYC was the epicenter of the attack within the US. At times, they had more cases than the rest of the country combined.

When their numbers started to go down, it would be expected to have the numbers fall all across the country. If the numbers stayed near the same or decreased just a minimal amount, that would indicate that the rest of the country was still growing the virus. It is a precarious moment, in my opinion.

It seems like we are somewhere near this middle of this crisis?

Does anyone else see it nearing the end?

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How to misread the epidemic? (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
The real science says we are looking @ 18 months to 2 years Botany May 2020 #1
In Wisconsin, the last time I went shopping on Madison's East Side Tetrachloride May 2020 #2
It's too early to say but I think things will get much worse in a couple weeks captain queeg May 2020 #3

Botany

(71,156 posts)
1. The real science says we are looking @ 18 months to 2 years
Tue May 12, 2020, 09:07 AM
May 2020

Michael Osterholm @ the University of Minnesota is the go to man on the subject.

"The steps we will recommend will be based on our current reality and the best available data," ead the preface from CIDRAP Director Michael Osterholm. "Our goal is to help planners envision some of the situations that might present themselves later this year or next year so that they can take key steps now, while there’s still time."

The first report reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic so far and compares it to pandemics of the past, such as the 1918 Spanish flu. By looking at behavior patterns from past influenza outbreaks, CIDRAP experts believe the coronavirus pandemic may last 18 to 24 months. In the new report, CIDRAP outlined three possible scenarios.

https://www.fox9.com/news/university-of-minnesota-infectious-disease-experts-outline-3-scenarios-for-covid-19-pandemic

Tetrachloride

(8,098 posts)
2. In Wisconsin, the last time I went shopping on Madison's East Side
Tue May 12, 2020, 09:13 AM
May 2020

the uneven usage of masks concerned me.

Also, among the homeless population: I am told the homeless are being put up by local authorities in a hotel and that mask usage is non-existent there.

So, I believe there will be an upward trend of new cases fairly soon, despite recent "favorable" numbers.

captain queeg

(11,094 posts)
3. It's too early to say but I think things will get much worse in a couple weeks
Tue May 12, 2020, 09:36 AM
May 2020

The damage will be done by then. Even if we clamp down again the cat will be out of the bag it’s like watching the country self destruct. It feels like it’s happening slowly just because we are in the middle of it but it’s really pretty fast. Look how damaged we are in just 4 months.

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