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    You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    For those of you remaining in denial and failing to grasp the gravity of the situation, surgeon and critical care specialist Dr. tells it like it is -

    We are living in a global public health crisis moving at a speed and scale never witnessed by living generations. The cracks in our medical and financial systems are being splayed open like a gashing wound. No matter how this plays out, life will forever look a little different for all of us.
    https://dnyuz.com/2020/03/19/a-new-y...ky-is-falling/
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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    "Liberty is so creative, and the government is so stupid, that Iím very optimistic about the future"
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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    For the hysterical morons...

    BREAKING: Percent of Deaths from the Coronavirus Compared to Deaths From the Flu in the US Reach 0.7% (155/22,000) – The World Has Gone Mad!
    Joe Hoft by Joe Hoft March 19, 2020 261 Comments

    When compared to other societal ailments, the coronavirus is receiving much more attention. The common flu does more damage than the coronavirus but the world seems to be reluctant to focus on anything else.
    According to overnight updates, the number of coronavirus cases in the US now stands at 9,464 cases. The number of related deaths stands at 155:

    According to the CDC, the number of flu cases confirmed in the US since September currently stand at 222,552 cases with 22,000 deaths:

    The number of coronavirus cases confirmed in the US as a percent of the number of flu cases confirmed in the US now stand at 4.2% (9,464/222,522). The percent of deaths from the coronavirus to deaths from the flu is 0.7% (155/22,000).

    In the past few days the number of deaths in the US from the coronavirus passed the number flu deaths in Hong Kong (7-8 million people) which were 113.

    As we reported previously, since the beginning of the year the flu in Hong Kong has been much more consequential than the coronavirus:

    The Centre for Health Protection announced today that the winter flu season has ended. During this period, 113 adults died of influenza and no deaths from children were recorded. The Centre reminds the public that although the winter flu peak period has ended, citizens should continue to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to prevent respiratory diseases.

    There have been 4 deaths from the coronavirus to date in 2020 in Hong Kong.

    The US is now willing to spend $1 trillion on the coronavirus. It would be nice to see this go to other ailments where it might be better used.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/202...-has-gone-mad/

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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    For the hysterical morons...
    Are you suggesting the ventilator shortage is due to a hoax? That would mean that virtually all HCWs are hysterical morons too or in on the scam...
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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    EE, watch the video I linked here, and watch this one too:

    http://gold-silver.us/forum/showthre...-and-epidemics

    I agree that right now things don't seem that bad, but in an exponential growth environment, the time it takes to go from basically fine to overwhelmingly bad is very very short. You go to sleep one night and things are OK, you wake up the next morning and everyone's infected. This thing can explode out of hand any time, really fast.
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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    You go to sleep one night and things are OK, you wake up the next morning and...
    Hasn't that already happened?

    everyone's infected
    EVERYONE will be exposed to this virus, it's inescapable...sort of living on an island with zero visitors. However if you leave your island, guess what? It's still out there lurking somewhere for an extended period of time even after herd immunity*...imo.

    *think of the Spanish flu outbreak, there were Spanish flu outbreaks several times years later, although not the scale as in 1918
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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight rambler View Post
    Are you suggesting the ventilator shortage is due to a hoax? That would mean that virtually all HCWs are hysterical morons too or in on the scam...
    So you will be voting for Joe Biden?



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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    Quote Originally Posted by EE_ View Post
    So you will be voting for Joe Biden?
    Something tells me there won't be so much voting going on.
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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight rambler View Post
    Hasn't that already happened?
    I was thinking a scenario whereby you wake up one morning and hospitals are out of beds, ventilators, supplies, etc., but the patients keep coming and the bodies keep stacking. The exponential nature of the virus growth means that the moment we're out of capacity, we'll be dramatically overwhelmed with sick and dead people. Imagine running out of capacity, and then the number of sick and infected doubles. Then it doubles again. And again. Hundreds of thousands of people (maybe millions) needing medical care without any access. That's what I was talking about.
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    Re: You may call me an alarmist and I can live with that

    Global incident map shows only a few here and there then you get to Michigan and its like 535!

    I think that's the one to keep an eye on to see how things go.
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