Posted by hedleylamarr on May 27, 2020 at 12:05:04:
In Reply to: Re: The real problem for restarting sports in high schools posted by Let's Get Real on May 23, 2020 at 07:44:04:
: : : : 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: : Some of those cases are no longer active, and Georgia is doing fine so far.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.
: In 1920, many people did not have indoor plumbing in their homes, especially rural areas. Hospitals were slightly better than witch doctors and were typically where people were sent to die. Penicillin was years away from being discovered much less used effectively to fight infectious diseases. I think we can dispense with comparing the Spanish Flu with COVID-19. In today's day and age, COVID-19 is a minor annoyance.
: Oh, and to Hedy Lamarr - check the math below. (All facts, no opinions, just FYI)
: US COVID deaths - 96,370
: US Population - 331M
: 96,370 divided by 331M = 0.00029
: Death rate in US from all causes - 0.7319% (2018 figures)
: In other words, COVID-19 is less dangerous than living.
: It would be great to trust our medical professionals to deal with this crisis, but unfortunately the politicians are the ones in charge and the ones making the decisions. The voices in the medical community that have been saying since day 1 that most of us only need to wash our hands and observe social distancing have been drowned out along with all common sense.
So, we don't get to make the decision? That is what I've been saying all along.
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