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White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus
AAMER MADHANI, KEVIN FREKING and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
March 31, 2020
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Estimate between 50,000 and 250,000 dead. A projection which can/ and probably will change. The next 2 months numbers depend on what we all do. All of us. Not Democrats or Republicans. If the number is low-that is good. If it is higher-it's bad- for all of us. Leave politics out of it.
No matter what Trump said or says, did or does, he's still the President. Listen to the medical experts, get people to sacrifice, help the medical and other front liners. Push for needed changes in our health system, and push harder to get the cooperation which will be needed to repair America and the world.
We need to help each other-not point fingers. Those who still work will lose jobs, too. All who are out of work and home bound have to figure out ways to help those who are trying to save lives. Also, to help those in need. Food pantries, delivering and shopping for the elderly, donating blood. There is a large need for blood every day. There are patients in hospitals that have cancer and other conditions. People have accidents and acts of violence against them every day. The Red Cross symbol is known around the world. They need financial help to help others.
People need clothes and shelter. There are many people that go without every day. We need to remember that. We only seem to remember in times of need. Someone once said-"A nation divided against itself cannot stand." End the division. There will be time for politics when this pandemic ends. Peace.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US they had the coronavirus under control; now they tell us hundreds of thousands of people could die.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US you’d need prolonged physical contact with someone with the virus to be exposed; now there are reports suggesting the disease might be transmitted in the air.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US only old people or those with severely compromised immune systems were at risk; now people of all ages are dying due to COVID-19.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US that we would be out of our houses by Easter; now we’re all quarantined in our homes, with Virginia suggesting residents can’t leave until June.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US we didn’t need to cover our mouths in public because it would do no good; now the CDC says they might recommend it.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US tests are available, plentiful and easy to get; now we hear stories almost daily about how some people can’t get tested, and if they can, many are waiting weeks for results. We’ve heard some grim stories about people dying before their results are in.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US Google would be building a website to help people figure out if they need to get tested, and direct them where to go if so; now, we see the site is live in just four counties in California, not across the country, as they indicated.
“FIRST THEY TOLD US they had enough ventilators; now, in New York — one of the world’s most important cities — a top hospital is telling doctors to “think more critically” about who to give assistive air to.
I had to go to the hospital pharmacy today to get my heart meds. I knew I was potentially stepping in to a "restricted" area and expected this.
I was met at the door by friendly hospital personal who assisted me in maintaining social distance while getting my needed prescriptions filled. Just an "in-and-out" experience at the front door of the hospital pharmacy which actually worked very well!
Imagine the folks during 1918 Spanish epidemic not having social media. From January of 1918 until December 1920, it infected 500 million people, about a quarter of the world's population at the time. The death toll is estimated to have been anywhere from 17 million to 50 million and possibly as high as 100 million, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in human history.
I honestly hope we don't get to those projected numbers death wise. Please, for the love of GOD follow the guidelines set by the CDC for each state.
This is a projection based off of the current information. If people stop social distancing then the numbers will go up, if more people become serious about it then numbers will go down. Also, new medicines and therapies are being tried on an on going basis so that should also impact the projection numbers.
Enjoy Your Propaganda
SC just mandated all non essential business close this afternoon. They waited too long. I know the economy is important, but why are they reacting so slowly. Always reacting.
Why is the U.S. infection rate higher than China when they have so many more people?
Back in Feb, " Sending supplies overseas may have seemed like the right thing to do. But it’s worth noting that this release of vital medical supplies came two days after several senators, including Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy, offered to allocate congressional emergency funding for preventative health measures and research to ward off the virus in the United States—and President Donald Trump turned it down. “Local health systems need supplies, training, screening staff, etc…” tweeted Murphy, “and they need it now.”
Trump's quotes about the Corona virus?:
Jan 20: "I know more about viruses than anyone.”
Jan 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
Feb 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”
Feb 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
Feb 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”
Feb 25: “I think that's a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”
Feb 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
Feb 26: “We're going very substantially down, not up.”
Feb 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
Feb 28: “We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”
Mar 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”
Mar 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”
Mar 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”
Mar 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
Mar 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”
Mar 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”
Mar 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”
Mar 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it ... Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
Mar 6: “I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault.”
Mar 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”
Mar 9: “This blindsided the world.”
Mar 13: “National emergency, two big words.”
Mar 13: “I take no responsibility at all
Only in America baby
These people in NY. The Doctors, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, EMT’s, NYPD, Fire Department workers, and their families will go down in American History as hero’s. Every day they go to work not wondering if they will get infected but when. They redefine the meaning of the word hero
I think these numbers would be considered reasonable. But we still have people attending church services illegally open bars etc. I would not be shocked to see at least 1,000,000 deaths at least. walking outside hanging out on the deck with your household is one thing but hundreds being bused into churches across the country. That is not social distancing, in case SOMEONE is WONDERING.
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