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Old 03-26-2020, 05:33 PM
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Italy also has 6X the population density, and an open border with multiple countries.
Much of the U.S. population lives in areas with a population density that is substantially higher than Italy's.

If you drop Alaska, Wyoming, the Dakota's, Nevada, Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico, you make a huge dent in the area of the U.S., but only a small change to population size.

Texas has half the density of Italy.
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Now that we're the epicenter of the outbreak, do you think China's president might start calling it the "US Virus?"
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They have a significantly older population. So the peak may be less than 4,200/day in the US. [Not saying the 80K number is right]
New York may be within a week or two of hitting 1,000 deaths/day.

Louisiana has a preacher who is holding multiple big worship events a week. Louisiana has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 infections in the world. Italy is in lockdown and is getting stricter by the week
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I was tested and did not have it. The only symptom I had in common with COVID was a fever. I did have a lot of other symptoms that are not associated with COVID. I am not a care provider or essential person. I don't know why they gave me the test. I didn't expect that they would, even if I exhibited more of the symptoms.
My sil was sick and went in to see what was wrong. He had a very slight temp that our thermometers didn't register and a sore throat and cough. They tested him for flu and then when they found out his wife, my daughter, was pregnant they tested him for COVID. Still waiting for the results.

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Now that we're the epicenter of the outbreak, do you think China's president might start calling it the "US Virus?"
Didn't they already say it was a US plot? I can't remember if that came out just before or just after Trump called it the Chinese Virus.
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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml...&ICID=ref_fark

doctors and nurses say there is likely an under reporting of deaths so far
I keep hearing stuff like this from 2nd hand sources. When there was 1 case in Louisville confirmed a nurse was saying there were 5 at their hospital. Another nurse saying our local hospital in Southern Indiana has 16 patients while there are only 1 confirmed by the media. I have been hearing stuff like this for weeks.
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I'm not quite sure what this site is, but if the 80,000 deaths projection to August is right, then people aren't going to care too much, and will go back to their regularly scheduled lives.

http://covid19.healthdata.org/projections
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Caveat, I didn't read the whole thing. I stopped fairly quickly.

I'm really pissed off with this kind of take. It doesn't matter if it's as DEADLY as has been reported. That's entirely missing the ****ing point! It has a relatively high rate of hospitalizaton, that's the problem with COVID-19! WE don't have enough goddamned hospital beds or ventilators for the number of people who are likely to need them... and if we can't care for the people who need medical care, then the death rate will increase.
you should go teach medicine at Stanford and show those doctors who authored the article what the real point is!
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New Jersey must have ramped up testing something fierce. Almost +2,500 cases in a day.
Looking at https://www.politico.com/interactive...-of-new-cases/

there are four states who have a much higher positive rate than all others, Maryland, Delaware, Arizona and Missouri between 57 and 86% positive rate whereas all other states are below 34%.
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They have a significantly older population. So the peak may be less than 4,200/day in the US. [Not saying the 80K number is right]
Lotta younger people dying in Italy because their healthcare system is overwhelmed and they can't get basic supportive care.
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I'm not quite sure what this site is, but if the 80,000 deaths projection to August is right, then people aren't going to care too much, and will go back to their regularly scheduled lives.

http://covid19.healthdata.org/projections
I don't know about the rest of y'all, but I think 80,000 is pretty damn high!
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