Posted by there is a plan on May 21, 2020 at 20:00:18:
In Reply to: Re: The real problem for restarting sports in high schools posted by hedleylamarr on May 21, 2020 at 13:30:56:
: : I posted this on April 28:
: : : : As of today, we've surpassed the one millionth case. We've also passed the 58,000 deaths mark.
: : As of today, May 16 we're up to 1,450,000 cases and 88,000 deaths. So a third of the deaths have occurred in the last two and a half weeks.
: : Walt's Dog
: May 21 - 93K deaths and 1.55 million cases, but, hey, let's re-open!
Some of those cases are no longer active, and Georgia is doing fine so far. They've been open for about two weeks. Florida received criticism but their death rates have been low, same with Texas. What do these states have in common? They're further South than many of the heavily affected states.
Spanish Flu receded in both the summers of 1919 & 1920, without cities being locked down (aside from sports) or treatments being found. It then returned with a vengeance during flu season. We can be better prepared this time around to stem that deadly second wave, which was the most deadly round of infections 100 years ago. Temperature checks and testing, along with surveillance-assisted contact tracing could stamp out an outbreak and prevent another lengthy lockdown.
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