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    100,000 Americans have died from coronavirus

    So, the president claimed he had it all under control, but:

    It didn’t take much longer than 100 days for the coronavirus to claim the lives of 100,000 Americans, an unimaginable toll when the first death from COVID-19 took place in the U.S., believed to have been Feb. 6 in California. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/n...fe/5225436002/
    USA TODAY consulted experts in a variety of fields, including public health, business, history, social sciences and the hospitality industry, to get an assessment of what the new normal may look like in the next 100 days.

    The consensus: It’s going to be a bumpy ride. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/n...fe/5225436002/
    No wonder Trump is having problems with fact checks since his statements with reagard to this extremely serious situation were obviously wrong. And in order to take focus away he continues to make more false statements while human lives are lost.
    "That is the little thing, the small thing, which Trump demands of his followers: To call hot cold. To call black white. To call wrong right." Michael Gerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    So, the president claimed he had it all under control, but:



    No wonder Trump is having problems with fact checks since his statements with reagard to this extremely serious situation were obviously wrong. And in order to take focus away he continues to make more false statements while human lives are lost.
    Lacks a point of comparison, so doesn't really show anything.

    We don't know how many would have died in different circumstances, and we don't know what the final outcome will be - that's probably many months or even years away.

    Once the pandemic is finally actually over, we can add up deaths + deaths from damage to economy + deaths from lockdown issues + all other negatives related to the pandemic and then start to get some idea of how various countries have performed.

    Even then, there are so many differences between countries that it won't really be comparing apples with apples.

    How many will die because of Trump ordering churches opened?

    How many would die if he said to keep them closed?

    No-one has any solid idea of either number, just estimates based on models based on assumptions.
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    Died from, or died with?
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    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Died from, or died with?
    Wife: Honey, do you think I've gotten fat and flabby over this lockdown?
    Husband: You weren't that way BEFORE the lockdown?

    Husband's funeral service will be Tuesday at 1PM
    Cause of death --- Covid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Wife: Honey, do you think I've gotten fat and flabby over this lockdown?
    Husband: You weren't that way BEFORE the lockdown?

    Husband's funeral service will be Tuesday at 1PM
    Cause of death --- Covid.


    Elderly couple, in church. Wife whispers to husband "I've just done a silent fart. What should I do?"

    Husband "Put a new battery in your hearing aid."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVel View Post
    Elderly couple, in church. Wife whispers to husband "I've just done a silent fart. What should I do?"

    Husband "Put a new battery in your hearing aid."
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    They were saying that we could reach 100,000 at least a month ago but hoped they wouldn't. They also said without the measures taken, we could have had 1.2 million deaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    So, the president claimed he had it all under control, but:

    No wonder Trump is having problems with fact checks since his statements with reagard to this extremely serious situation were obviously wrong. And in order to take focus away he continues to make more false statements while human lives are lost.
    Actually I think virus fatigue has set in and people care less about death tolls than they did. I've noticed for about a week on my local 6pm news more often than not coronavirus isn't the lead story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    Actually I think virus fatigue has set in and people care less about death tolls than they did. I've noticed for about a week on my local 6pm news more often than not coronavirus isn't the lead story.
    As I said in my thread aptly named, for good or bad, I think Memorial Day became Independence Day for the confined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVel View Post
    Lacks a point of comparison, so doesn't really show anything.

    We don't know how many would have died in different circumstances, and we don't know what the final outcome will be - that's probably many months or even years away.

    Once the pandemic is finally actually over, we can add up deaths + deaths from damage to economy + deaths from lockdown issues + all other negatives related to the pandemic and then start to get some idea of how various countries have performed.

    Even then, there are so many differences between countries that it won't really be comparing apples with apples.

    How many will die because of Trump ordering churches opened?

    How many would die if he said to keep them closed?

    No-one has any solid idea of either number, just estimates based on models based on assumptions.
    The point is in Charles first sentence. "The President claimed he had it all under control." And yet the control he had was in doing nothing but talk. He claimed it would, like a miracle, just disappear. He claimed we have 15 cases now, in a week we'll have ZERO. We now, just 3+ months later have over 1.7 millon confirmed cases and over 100,000 deaths. He claimed he had sufficient testing, we still don't. The CDC, OSHA and the FDA, under his dictatorial control, have virtually been missing in action. And now, even though the spike in the country as a whole is rising, still lacking the testing crucially needed to contain, he wants to open up the economy. Then he constantly lies in order to cover up his ineptitude, his inaction, while the professionals in his own Administration are then forced to contradict him. The president doesn't get to Monday morning quaterback, he is the quaterback, he lost the game and needs to be removed in November for the disaster he allowed to happen, as well as for other reasons.

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