Posted by Views Askewed on September 26, 2020 at 23:54:20:
In Reply to: Re: Tell the truth, coach posted by Dave Reville on September 26, 2020 at 11:24:03:
: : : Come on coach, enough sophistry. The people with underlying conditions that you write about would still be alive if not for contracting this virus - COVID killed them. That's a fact, no matter how much you, the President and his lapdogs dispute it. Without Covid they'd be alive.
: : I've tried to avoid the politics of it, but the restructering of the presentation of the statistics was a political move to cover up the massive failures of the government. Now we have people--even intelligent people--giving out misinformation about this virus.
: : Walt Flanagan's Dog
: I've tried to avoid the politics too - especially on a HS hoops site - but this disingenuous bs is too much. 200,000 Americans have already died, and it's well past time to tell the truth.
: Thanks, Walt Flanagan's Dog, for weighing in (great name, btw!).
Spain, Italy, France, U.K , and the US are the top five tourist destinations in the world, and also have the most outgoing tourists. Each of these nations failed in their covid responses by not banning all travel to and from other countries, and quarantining returning travelers.
Nursing homes have been death traps during this pandemic. Aside from NY, 30-50% of all deaths in each state have been in assisted living/nursing facilities, as the employees cannot keep a sterile bubble environment with their resources. Roughly 40% of all deaths in the USA have been in nursing homes.
There are 655k deaths related to heart disease each year. Covid may or may not have been a lethal factor in some of these cases, but if anyone who dies happens to test positive for Covid, they become part of the 200k.
Once there is an estimate of how many Americans have had the virus, if the percentage of heart disease deaths in a given time (w/ Covid as an underlying cause) is significantly greater than the percentage of overall Americans who have had the virus, all the fearmongering was apropos. For example, if 10% of the country has contracted Covid by the end of the year, and around 10% of all heart disease deaths listed Covid as an underlying cause, perhaps the deaths were related to preexisting heart disease. If that number is 20%, Covid is definitely a contributing factor. We should look at all deaths this year and see what percentage of each type of death had Covid as an underlying cause, and compare that to the percentage of Americans infected.
By March, there will be a vaccine, and enough will be inoculated for young people to play indoor sports. Few fans will be allowed and some may not be permitted without a vaccination.
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