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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Scientists warned that the United States someday would become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. That moment arrived on Thursday. In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths -- more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times.

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Well, Trump's response has finally made sure America is indeed first on the entire planet.

And the arc of the infection's growth is now steeper than Italy's as cases in New Orleans and Florida are only beginning to mushroom.

What the hell happened to "it will soon be zero"?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-26 05:32 PM | Reply

Winning!

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-26 05:35 PM | Reply

What the hell happened to "it will soon be zero"?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-26 05

If you ask Trump, he'll deny ever saying that.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 05:37 PM | Reply

RELEASE THE BANANAS

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 05:38 PM | Reply

So much winning!!!

He was right. It's just like he said it would be!

I'm so tired of it

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-03-26 05:38 PM | Reply

So this is what Trump meant by MAGA.

Gotta give him credit, he made sure we were unprepared, unresponsive, and under-educated.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-26 05:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who will be the first poster to bury someone?

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 05:40 PM | Reply

My imagination is pretty good, but I'm running out of ways to express that Donald Trump is scum.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 05:41 PM | Reply

Give him credit... donald did say "maybe" zero, not for sure zero.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-26 05:49 PM | Reply

tremendous... it yugely under control... Bigley

#10 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-03-26 05:55 PM | Reply

Trump boasts to governors that his pandemic response system will be the talk of the world

#11 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-03-26 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

U.S. Has the Most Coronavirus Cases in World, that is if you can trust what the CCP says, or the Iranians, or a great part of the third world who have very little means to find out the facts on the ground.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-26 06:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Phase II is going to be terrific. Everybody's going to be talking about it.

#13 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-03-26 06:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Thanks yet again, trumpers, for being willing to overlook almost everything Hair Furor has done and give him almost 50% approval.

I think America is toast.

#14 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-03-26 06:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

U.S. Has the Most Coronavirus Cases in World, that is if you can trust what the CCP says, or the Iranians, or a great part of the third world who have very little means to find out the facts on the ground.

#10 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Or trust the US...which can't test very many people and likely has 10 times as many cases as it has confirmed.

But that was Trump's move wasn't it? If we can't test for it, we can't say that many people are infected....until they die.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-26 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Docnjo: The U.S. is also lowballing the case count through inadequate testing.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2020-03-26 06:08 PM | Reply

"or a great part of the third world who have very little means to find out the facts on the ground."

Oh you mean The United States of America.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

U.S. Has the Most Coronavirus Cases in World, that is if you can trust what the CCP says, or the Iranians,

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-26

Very late stage denial.

Maladaptive.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 06:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Have no fear, if we post Fake News! and some demeaning nicknames for the dems on twitter, the virus will know who is boss and leave America alone.

#19 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-26 06:09 PM | Reply

U.S. Has the Most Coronavirus Cases in World, that is if you can trust what the CCP says, or the Iranians, or a great part of the third world who have very little means to find out the facts on the ground.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-26 06:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well Donald trusted the CCP. He even praised their handling of it in between golf outings.

#20 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-03-26 06:10 PM | Reply

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In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths -- more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times.

It pretty simple really, its because we have tested more......
covidtracking.com

But as I stated a week ago, the US will have tested more people in two weeks than any country in the RoW; and more people than Obama did through the whole H1N1.

Will we get banner headlines when the CFR is less than 1%?

God Bless Trump and Capitalism.

#21 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-26 06:10 PM | Reply

He (Trump) even praised their handling of it in between golf outings.

#18 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-03

Would it be possible for Donald to sneak out for a round of golf unobserved? Has he burned time thinking about it?

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 06:11 PM | Reply

Trump should threaten to sue Corona, or get the National Enquirer to buy and kill the story, or just get his lawyer to pay it hush money. Trump's got this.

#23 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-26 06:11 PM | Reply

Will we get banner headlines when the CFR is less than 1%?

#19 | Posted by AndreaMackris at

2000 American deaths by late Sunday night.

Sure. Banner headline is fine.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 06:13 PM | Reply

Anyone watching "The Walking Dead" with some new understanding?

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 06:17 PM | Reply

We're #1!

Thanks Trump! You presided over the greatest intelligence failure in American history!

Americans and Republicans, remember: You asked for this. Given the choice between a dozen solid conservatives and one Clinton-supporting con artist and game-show host, you chose the con artist. You chose him freely. Nobody made you do it.

#26 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-03-26 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You chose him freely. Nobody made you do it.

#24 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-03-26 06:20 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

I blame demons.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-26 06:24 PM | Reply

It pretty simple really, its because we have tested more...

No, we haven't. The United States still lags behind other countries in testing.

We've tested 1,079 people per million residents.

Compare that to these countries:

South Korea: 6,953 per million
Italy: 5,365 per million
Canada: 3,327 per million

www.nbcboston.com

That link also shows that our biggest testing numbers come from New York, which has tested over 5,000 people per million as it deals with the worst outbreak in the U.S.

#28 | Posted by rcade at 2020-03-26 06:26 PM | Reply

Finally Hair Furor is correct about something, the world IS talking about his regime's (lack of) response to this pandemic!

#29 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-03-26 06:28 PM | Reply

UN Secretary General: "It took the world three months to reach 100,000 confirmed cases of infection. The next 100,000 happened in just 12 days. The third took four days. The fourth, just one and a half. This is exponential growth and only the tip of the iceberg."

twitter.com

100,000 new cases in 36 hours.

#30 | Posted by rcade at 2020-03-26 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In a little over two years there will be more cases of the Chinese Coronavirus than atoms in the known universe. 10^78

#31 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-26 06:37 PM | Reply

But as I stated a week ago, the US will have tested more people in two weeks than any country in the RoW; and more people than Obama did through the whole H1N1.
Will we get banner headlines when the CFR is less than 1%?
God Bless Trump and Capitalism.

#19 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Lying POS.

They tested 1 million people for H1N1 within 30 days of the first case in the US.

The CDC tested 5,000 cases itself in the first 30 days and worked in partnership with companies like Quidel to get massive testing done in the private sector and state labs.

We are 3 months in and haven't tested 1 million people yet with Coronavirus.

You should be banned for doing NOTHING but lying on here.

#32 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-26 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

100,000 new cases in 36 hours.

#30 | POSTED BY RCADE

The numbers dying in the US seem to be doubling daily.

#33 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-26 06:42 PM | Reply

Trump Wants to Reopen America.' Here's What Happens if We Do. INTERACTIVE

The above article has interactive graphs created by scientists and an epidemiologist.

- 128 MILLION infections and 2 MILLION DEATHS if we only 'stay at home' for 14 days.

Even 31 days (until Easter) would be 72 MILLION infections and 1.1 MILLION deaths.

And that's not counting the number of people who will die from heart attacks and other emergencies because they couldn't get an ICU bed.

#34 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-03-26 06:44 PM | Reply

MACKRIS

You're a f-ing moron who must have failed at math.

The U.S. has SIX times the population of South Korea, the country Trump used for his idiotic statement.

Using math, we've tested at 15% the rate South Korea has.

And that's due to a president who acts on HIS behalf, now ours.

#35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-03-26 07:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump a month ago TODAY: "15 people. Within a couple days is going to be close to zero."

THIS is the moron fools like Mackris support. Birds of a feather flock together ...

#36 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-03-26 07:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who will be the first poster to bury someone?
#7 | POSTED BY ZED

I'm legitimately worried about my folks. My dad has a heart issue and my mom has diabetes, both older than 65.

My dad is so frickin' stubborn. Still walking around and going to stores just to get out of the house. I keep telling him to stay home, but he's always been very active, so he's having difficulty adapting. I hope that difficulty doesn't lead to him catching the virus, but it's the sole concern on my mind right now.

#37 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-26 07:06 PM | Reply

"But as I stated a week ago, the US will have tested more people in two weeks than any country in the RoW; and more people than Obama did through the whole H1N1."

You cannot get tested unless you are showing symptoms (or very rich and well connected).

We only test if you are sick. A lot of the sick are also dying. And then other people die who cannot get care. It has shown itself to be more deadly than the flu.

So if a lot get sick then a lot will also die. Think McFly.

"Will we get banner headlines when the CFR is less than 1%?

#19 | Posted by AndreaMackris"

I predict it will be headline news if we could get the CFR below 1%.

Because that would be a miracle. But it is a topsy turvy world.

Trump could accidentally fix our broken health care system too!

#38 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-26 07:15 PM | Reply

quit making this about politics!

post something productive and helpful

be smart, careful, help those in need and be patient

#39 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-03-26 07:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

God Bless Trump and Capitalism.
#21 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

I'm so glad you feel it's necessary to emphasize this.

It is truly telling.

#40 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-26 07:17 PM | Reply

Trump is a symptom, not the disease. The left and the right both own this because we allowed things to become so bad that someone like Trump could become president to begin with.

#41 | Posted by Sybarius at 2020-03-26 07:18 PM | Reply

#39 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

Piss off! It is important to know how our leadership is reacting in comparison to the rest of the world and how that reaction is playing out in real time.

Guess what, MAVERICK, our leadership is chosen through democratic processes influenced by politics. With an election so near on the horizon, the political element to the greatest pandemic crisis in a century BETTER god damn well be part of the discussion!!!

#42 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-26 07:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You chose him freely. Nobody made you do it.

#24 | POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT AT 2020-03-26 06:20 PM | FLAG:

They did it to troll libs. It worked.

#43 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-26 07:40 PM | Reply

"God Bless Trump and Capitalism."

How have either helped us? BTW, Quest Diagnostics still hasn't given me my results from the test. Giving the responsibility to corporations was ---- stupid. I suspect they have been secretly told to suppress results.

#44 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-26 07:41 PM | Reply

Trump got what he wanted, to make "America First"...

OCU

#45 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-03-26 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"some people don't even recover, they're incredible people"

Donald J Trump - March 26, 2020 new conference.

BTW, Trump was briefed about the threat COVID-19 posted to the U.S. on December 22nd and chose to ignore it.

Yet, some people still act as though Trump hung the moon.

Imagine if this was Obama. The same people who screamed about a beige suit are Trump sycophants who still support him.

#46 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-03-26 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

God hates capitalism. Capitalism puts money ahead of peoples souls.

#47 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-03-26 07:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

quit making this about politics!

#39 | POSTED BY MAVERICK AT 2020-03-26 07:15 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

The President did that. Send him a letter. Stop acting like any of us are responsible.

#48 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-26 07:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Why don't we have the supplies and equipment to deal with this pandemic? Capitalism. It costs money to buy and store equipment for a pandemic that no one can predict its time of arrival. Capitalism is about profit, nothing else. It is not profitable to buy far more ventilators than our typical needs require so they don't. Capitalism is great for building cars, not so great about providing healthcare. People are dying right now because of Capitalism. There was not profit incentive to prepare for a Pandemic.

#49 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-26 08:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

So Pence says ~550,000 tested to date... 82,000 confirmed infected... that's 15% infection rate among tested...

God help us if that extrapolates out to the general population... ~49,500,000 potentially infected people. Even if it's 1/10th that's still 4.95 million infected at the moment.

And people are still acting like this is an overblown response?!

#50 | Posted by handy_man at 2020-03-26 08:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm wondering tonight, will our hospitals and the rest of our healthcare systen want to continue without a Socialistic healthcare system after this? Millions will incur Trillions in healthcare costs that they won't be able to pay. Healthcare suddenly has become a very bad investment opportunity because....it should have never been a for profit endeavor in the first place.

#51 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-26 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

quit making this about politics!

#39 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

If the politicians can't handle this then who will?

#52 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-26 08:48 PM | Reply

I'm so tired of it

#5 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

But not sick and tired.

Yet.

#53 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-26 08:50 PM | Reply

Good point Donnerboy. Politicians are making huge decisions right now, how could it not be about politics. I think politics itself gets a bad rap, politics is a decision process, what is bad is that money buys too much influence in our politics and makes us all suspicious of every decision made by our politicians. Probably need to fix that to bring back trust.

#54 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-26 08:53 PM | Reply

Catastrophes are always about politics. Don't like it? Don't go into politics.

#55 | Posted by cbob at 2020-03-26 09:02 PM | Reply

And make no mistake, this is a catastrophe of epic proportions.

#56 | Posted by cbob at 2020-03-26 09:03 PM | Reply

#41 - The lowest voter turn out in the free world. It didn't have to be this way, but everyone who who is whining and didn't vote - you built this. I voted, but not for anyone who is currently in power.

#57 | Posted by Ilya_Koslov at 2020-03-26 09:04 PM | Reply

Half of Congress could die in the next 3 months.
Which half? Hummmm,I have no idea. Nature can be a cruel mistress. We have forgotten things our ancestors knew all too well. Life is fleeting, tomorrow is gauranteed to no one.

I hope my fears about mass death turn out to be groundless. I doubt they are.

Italy's death rate has been 10% of known cases

OUCH!!

#58 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-26 09:05 PM | Reply

It pretty simple really, its because we have tested more......

Testing per capita is the only thing that matters. And in that regard, the US has failed miserably. And you know it.

You're a stupid, lying piece of ----.

#59 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-26 09:10 PM | Reply

You're a stupid, lying piece of ----.

Actually a quite intelligent, lying piece of ----. :-)

#60 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-26 09:20 PM | Reply

We caught up with S Korea in the number tested in just two weeks. Our current rate of testing, tests/day, must be higher than theirs. Pretty amazing achievement.

#61 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-26 09:32 PM | Reply

"We caught up with S Korea in the number tested in just two weeks."

That's some solid Deplorable math skills right there!
Too bad we have six times the population of South Korea...

#62 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 09:37 PM | Reply

What's the matter, don't you have the math skills to figure out when we'll surpass their tests per capitalism?

#63 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-26 10:13 PM | Reply

Per capita not capitalism

#64 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-26 10:15 PM | Reply

What's the matter, don't you have the math skills to figure out when we'll surpass their tests per capitalism?
#63 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

We *already* exceed South Korea cases per capita.
Did you even finish high school, Visitor_?

Stay in school, kids!

#65 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 10:26 PM | Reply

TESTS per capita. RIF

#66 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-26 10:51 PM | Reply

"TESTS per capita. RIF"

The fact that we're going to have to end up doing more tests per capital is driven by our failure to contain the virus, not our success at containment.

It's not a thing to crow about, but you're not smart enough to understand why.

#67 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 11:32 PM | Reply

To put things in better perspective: 80% of the deaths in Italy (pop 60M) are in 2 northern regioni/states with a population of 15M. New York City (8M) and the surrounding metro area with NYC (20M) will closely resemble Italy's death stats. Then the virus will spread to the OTHER 94% of the United States.

The 2 weeks starting March 30th and April 6th will be so devastating in NYC (600-1200 dead per day, DAY AFTER DAY) - all discussions of "packed churches at Easter" and "getting the country working again" will be laughed at with the comment - YOU go back to work.

On March 1st in ITALY there were only than 34 deaths
01809 dead March 01st to March 15th (15 days) 188 PER DAY
06356 dead March 16th to March 25th (11 days) 578 PER DAY
03000 dead last 5 days March (EST 600 PER DAY)
11165 dead in one month and no end in sight

Early April in Italy will be bad and then what? Spikes for Rome and Southern
Italy are still to come in the future. Italy has more hospital beds per capita and more ICU beds per capita than the United States

A pause of 45-60 days is the MINIMUM PERIOD FOR THE INITIAL SHUTDOWN IN THE UNITED STATES.

Forget the dotard and listen to the CDC and the Governors. The math does not lie. Innumeracy is deadly.

#68 | Posted by clearheaded12 at 2020-03-27 03:28 AM | Reply

What mystifies me is while we have lost 1000 people due to a new virus, we lost 70,000 last year from opioid overdoses and no one even raised a damned issue.

#69 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-27 07:50 AM | Reply

Doc, seriously WTF is your malfunction? You want to know why the nation's enterprise didn't come to a halt because 70,000 people consciously decided to abuse drugs?

Your whataboutism is sick and twisted. We are only in the beginning stages of a pandemic that so far is on a trajectory to kill over 1 million Americans through no fault of their own. These people aren't making the selfish choice of catching a virus that may end their lives, they are simply victims of an invisible killer whose lethality and impact is minimized by stunods such as yourself.

Please, just stop posting such ignorant garbage. You are not helping this situation, you're mocking it out of your own idiocy and lack of reason. Stay safe.

#70 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 07:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#70 | Posted by tonyroma, I seriously doubt you give a ---, about anything but number one. Now the grim reaper is in the neighborhood and you loose your mind. A coward always takes council with with their fears. I have faced death enough times to be acquainted with him, he eventually meets us all.

#71 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-27 08:21 AM | Reply

"they are simply victims of an invisible killer whose lethality and impact is minimized by stunods such as yourself."

I gave you a funny flag for using "stunods" in a sentence. Don't think I've ever seen that word spelled before.

Then I gave you a newsworthy flag for the general point of your statement. Unlike the opioid overdose deaths there is nothing I can do to guarantee I won't contract COVID-19. Doc knows this; he's just confused about the dangers of minimizing the threat of what's happening.

#72 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-03-27 08:22 AM | Reply

I've seen a conservative model that shows, if current rates of mortality and infection continue, in just over 100 years nearly everyone alive today will be dead!

#73 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-27 08:22 AM | Reply

#70 | Posted by tonyroma, I seriously doubt you give a ---, about anything but number one. Now the grim reaper is in the neighborhood and you loose your mind. A coward always takes council with with their fears. I have faced death enough times to be acquainted with him, he eventually meets us all.

#74 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-27 08:22 AM | Reply

What mystifies me is while we have lost 1000 people due to a new virus, we lost 70,000 last year from opioid overdoses and no one even raised a damned issue.

#69 | Posted by docnjo at 20

No one?

I've seen this line of argument a lot recently. More people have died from the flu; more from opiates.

I'm not sure why it has any relevance to anything.

MSGT will see COVID-19 deaths advance beyond 12,000, his apparent metric for taking it seriously. 70,000 is coming, I think.

Yes, "death eventually meets us all". But these days it just sounds like another political slogan in support of Trump.

#75 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-27 08:34 AM | Reply

I have to say that in my opinion the tally of American death for most Trumpites is simply an annoyance. Dead people get in the way of Trump.

#76 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-27 08:46 AM | Reply

#70 | Posted by tonyroma, I seriously doubt you give a ---, about anything but number one.

That why I ended my post with the admonition for you to "Stay safe." Because I only care about myself.... Lessron.

You prove me correct with every word you write. I'm not talking about fear, I'm talking about MATH. The very fact you're unable to rationally think through this difference shows which one of us cares about more than "number one."

I've been shouting for months that due to the fecklessness and myopia of this President many Americans will needlessly suffer and die. It isn't a panic, it's a statistical certainty because the things that would have minimized this outcome were ignored or viewed as "panicking" by those in denial like yourself.

Of course death is the ultimate fate of every living thing. That isn't the point right now. It's the fact that premature, somewhat preventable death will affect millions before this is over and reverberate through those left living is the point.

And for many who didn't know better, once they find out that those who did know better didn't warn them or try to minimize what inevitably happened to them, there will be an accounting.

#77 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 08:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump's head and on a stick.

#78 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-27 09:43 AM | Reply

The flu misinformation myth has to be exploded over and over. The seasonal flu kills most of its victims over a 6 MONTH PEAK PERIOD AND THE ENTIRE SEASON IS FOR 12 MONTHS.

Seasonal flu tends to die out every year, thank goodness. 45 has used this "happy talk" optimism (misinformation) about COVID-19 despite the fact it is not the same. The NOVEL COVID-19 virus is new, we have no COVID-19 vaccine shot and that makes us vulnerable and unprotected.

Annual flu vaccines are 25% to 60% effective each year keeping a COVER/LID on out of control flu. Only 45% of the United States population gets a flu shot each year. States worst to best are LOW of 35% in Nevada and HIGH of 58% in Rhode Island for coverage. If something like 60-70% of the country had a flu shot deaths deaths from the flu would plumett in the best year when the vaccines is most effective.

Here the flu averages for the last 10 years in the United States.

Flu kills 12K (2011-12) to 61K (2018-19) per year. 2018-19 season was one of the deadliest in DECADES.

AVG YR 37,000 (3083 avg per month over 12 months)
(Prev 10yrs) (6166 avg per month over 06 months PEAK EST)

2011-12 12,000 (1000 avg per month over 12 months)
BEST (2000 avg per month over 06 months PEAK EST)

2018-19 61,000 (2541 avg per month over 06 months)
WORST (5083 avg per month over 12 months PEAK EST)

Our health system is built to handle the KNOWN peak of 2000 to 5000 deaths each year. We have decades of experience with it. Overlay COVID-19 on top this baseline and you have to be blind not to understand.

#79 | Posted by clearheaded12 at 2020-03-27 10:44 AM | Reply

Still winning under Drumph!
The ------- Moron...

#80 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-03-27 10:44 AM | Reply

Deaths from flu and opioids get enormous attention, Doc. To say otherwise is a lie. But they pale in comparison because neither one of those issues has overwhelmed hospitals like this one has already in New York City and many other places. Stop using these false equivalencies. It makes you look like a fool.

#81 | Posted by cbob at 2020-03-27 01:16 PM | Reply

These deaths in such a short timeframe is distinctive.

#82 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-03-28 12:12 AM | Reply

Who will be the first poster to bury someone?

#7 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2020-03-26 05:40 PM | REPLY

Who will be the first poster buried?

#83 | Posted by dibblda at 2020-03-28 01:28 PM | Reply

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