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United States Now Leading the World for COVID-19 Infections

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sunstone, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Sunstone

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    You have not been reading up on the details of the Trump response. I can tell.

    Here's a good article for you:

    How the Pandemic Will End
     
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    After watching the latest POTUS et alia Press meeting on TV today, a truly disturbing thought came to me: at this point, I'm inclined to believe that Pence, as low as my opinion of him is, would make a better president.
     
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    Jeebers. I can see you were the go-to student in med school for when all the others didn't know the answers.



    You don't even know what you're talking about, do you.
     
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    Many, many people have arrived at that opinion. The Hill, a conservative news source, ran an article on that just yesterday or the day before.
     
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    Dammit...all I can offer is unclear messaging, not active disinformation.
    I humbly bow to US exceptionalism.
     
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    Herd theory hasn't been credibly supported for this particular pandemic, as far as I am aware.
    It does apply to some things, but do you have any reason to believe it's a positive in this specific outbreak?
    Second part of the question, do you think herd theory is part of a deliberate strategy?
     
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    Oh you know so much, do you? Then please tell me how many people will die before "herd immunity" (as it is called) is acquired in sufficient numbers to stop a pandemic in a country the size of the United States. HINT: It's in the seven digits range.

    And when you are finished with that, tell me what are the odds the immunity will last longer than a few weeks or a few months?

    Last, when you get done with all of the above, tell me what the best case projections are for the duration of acquired immunity with a SARS family virus.
     
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    I can read it without subscription (maybe because I'm not in the US??)

    That doesn't suggest we should be happy the virus spread is escalating. At all.
     
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    "We"??? "We" who, Pollyanna?
     
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    Blame him? I'm praising him for Making America Great Again -- in the only way he knows how.
     
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    We are now at the point of arguing whether being third globally for COVID-19 infections is much better than being first.

    Was this the America you wanted when you voted four years ago? Because I doubt it was.
     
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    You know for certain the World Health Organizations stats are more accurate than Johns Hopkins, eh?

    I don't think you really know. I think you're just assuming they are more accurate.

    Me, I'm going with Johns Hopkins.
     
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