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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:16 PM

The Federal Government Should Go to War With the Coronavirus, Today

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Source: http://Govexec.com

A bipartisan federal effort, leading to a military-style assault, is necessary to contain the virus that has the potential to infect 40%-70% of the world’s population within a year.

BY CARL HENN | FEBRUARY 27, 2020 04:00 PM ET


On Monday, Harvard University epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch predicted that within a year, 40% to 70% of the world’s population would get the novel coronavirus and COVID19, the disease that it causes. With a world population of 7.5 billion, that means 3-5 billion people globally would get the novel coronavirus, and COVID19 would kill up to 60-100 million. This would make the new coronavirus the worst pandemic in history, surpassing even the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919 that killed 50 million people.

More relevant to us, here in the United States, we would have up to 130-230 million cases of coronavirus, and up to 2.5-3.5 million people would die of COVID19. These numbers are simply mind-boggling.

We obviously cannot stand by and allow this worst-case scenario to play out in America. For this reason, President Trump held a news conference Wednesday on the federal government’s response efforts, during which he named Vice President Mike Pence to lead the virus fight. But it’s unclear what level of anti-virus effort the Trump administration has in mind. President Trump said he would be happy to work with whatever level of anti-virus funding Congress deems appropriate.

Read more: https://www.govexec.com/defense/2020/02/federal-government-should-go-war-coronavirus-today/163387/



Here you go- forecasting disease worse than the 1918-19 Spanish flu- and Herr Twitter sits and says all is well.

This article is a good read about what we are and are not doing-

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:19 PM

1. some scientists are saying that it will never go away, it will be a lingering illness that pops up

every year like the flu.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:26 PM

3. And the smart ones will get the vaccine when it becomes available.

And the Darwin Awards will be ordering award plaques by the millions.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:23 PM

2. That would mean the government licensing the vaccine for wide distribution

(6-8 months from now, when there is one) and that would mean Big Dummy's pharma bros wouldn't get to make a financial killing with it.

Plus, it looks like by then, most of us will have had it and a few unlucky people will get relapses, if that lady in Asia is telling us anything.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:57 PM

4. viruses mutate & limits to how many they can isolate

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Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:37 AM

5. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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