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March 26th, 2020 at 1:56:57 PM permalink
To me at least part of the problem with controlling the spread of the virus in New York and in the rest of the country is that we missed the whole beginning of the outbreak. Everyone felt reassured that there were very few cases because there was no testing available. On March 1st, New York reported only one case of coronavirus, but looking at the 114 of new fatalities from the virus reported on 3/24, the actual number of people infected in New York on March 1st was actually quite a bit higher.
It takes on average 5 days from exposure to the virus to develop symptoms of being infected. If you become infected with the virus, the chance of you dying is between .5% and 1.0% and that will take place on average 19 days later. So for 114 people to die on March 24th from the virus, somewhere between 11,400 and 22,800 people were infected with the virus on March 1st in New York.
114/.005=22,800 114/.01=11,400
Is it possible that these numbers are close to the truth?
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March 26th, 2020 at 2:53:18 PM permalink
Based on government figures, the death rate looks to be about 1.4% of the infected as of yesterday. It's very fluid so I'd use a pencil when writing these things.
Queens , NY is starting to get attention as 13 people died in one hospital in a little over 24 hours. Two of my friends were in that very hospital but were transferred to a different one.
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March 26th, 2020 at 3:08:51 PM permalink
Thanks for the information. I'm using the mortality rates from countries like China were the disease at least at this phase has already played through, but even using a 2% mortality rate would mean that 5,700 were infected at a time New York State was officially reporting only one infection. That's a huge difference.
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March 26th, 2020 at 3:09:43 PM permalink
237 US deaths today, and there is still many hours to go.
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237 US deaths today, and there is still many hours to go.


The US now leads the world in COVID cases. Once again America is great...at something.
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To me at least part of the problem with controlling the spread of the virus in New York and in the rest of the country is that we missed the whole beginning of the outbreak. Everyone felt reassured that there were very few cases because there was no testing available. On March 1st, New York reported only one case of coronavirus, but looking at the 114 of new fatalities from the virus reported on 3/24, the actual number of people infected in New York on March 1st was actually quite a bit higher.
It takes on average 5 days from exposure to the virus to develop symptoms of being infected. If you become infected with the virus, the chance of you dying is between .5% and 1.0% and that will take place on average 19 days later. So for 114 people to die on March 24th from the virus, somewhere between 11,400 and 22,800 people were infected with the virus on March 1st in New York.
114/.005=22,800 114/.01=11,400
Is it possible that these numbers are close to the truth?
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This sure makes you consider how many people have already had and either died/recovered from undocumented COVID, let's call it "pre-USA-outbreak", during the original cold/flu season this year? Perhaps entire families and other cohorts have been exposed, shared, experienced signs/symptoms and recovered, essentially decreasing the "true-count" (lol, had to refer to gambling) or the "true death rate/count". I recall myself and several friends/family close to me being TOTALLY wiped out by 'something' from a time frame of Christmas Eve through the end of February, during REGULAR flu season. Specifically, I rode the couch HARD for about 3 days, right up to the time I left to go on a 3-4 day work trip in mid-Feb sometime. But I stayed my ass home, didn't go see a physician, drank my OJ and fluids, medicated, laid low, and I kicked it within about a week, which for me is a LONG ILLNESS. For those of you who know me, I'm generally speaking a young and healthy individual with a strong immune system. I'm the "basically have to be next to dying to see the doctor" kind of guy. But I can tell you what I didn't do during that time... go see my elderly grandparents, or visit with friends. I stayed in, and protected myself and got better. I know I'm not the first to think this, but perhaps this ENTIRE issue could have been avoided with just normal, healthy sanitary behaviors? How many times do we as casino-goers and airport-frequenters see folks (esp. Men) leave the restroom without washing their hands at all? Daily...

Sorry, this got more rambly than I meant for it to be. Be well.

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March 26th, 2020 at 5:28:32 PM permalink
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This sure makes you consider how many people have already had and either died/recovered from undocumented COVID, let's call it "pre-USA-outbreak", during the original cold/flu season this year? Perhaps entire families and other cohorts have been exposed, shared, experienced signs/symptoms and recovered, essentially decreasing the "true-count" (lol, had to refer to gambling) or the "true death rate/count". I recall myself and several friends/family close to me being TOTALLY wiped out by 'something' from a time frame of Christmas Eve through the end of February, during REGULAR flu season. Specifically, I rode the couch HARD for about 3 days, right up to the time I left to go on a 3-4 day work trip in mid-Feb sometime. But I stayed my ass home, didn't go see a physician, drank my OJ and fluids, medicated, laid low, and I kicked it within about a week, which for me is a LONG ILLNESS. For those of you who know me, I'm generally speaking a young and healthy individual with a strong immune system. I'm the "basically have to be next to dying to see the doctor" kind of guy. But I can tell you what I didn't do during that time... go see my elderly grandparents, or visit with friends. I stayed in, and protected myself and got better. I know I'm not the first to think this, but perhaps this ENTIRE issue could have been avoided with just normal, healthy sanitary behaviors? How many times do we as casino-goers and airport-frequenters see folks (esp. Men) leave the restroom without washing their hands at all? Daily...

Sorry, this got more rambly than I meant for it to be. Be well.

-Bruce



I think my whole family and friends network had that. Same time frame this past January - starts first night with vomiting and headache. Total lethargy.

After 2nd day small improvement. Third day is finally on road to recovery

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March 26th, 2020 at 5:29:42 PM permalink
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This sure makes you consider how many people have already had and either died/recovered from undocumented COVID, let's call it "pre-USA-outbreak", during the original cold/flu season this year? Perhaps entire families and other cohorts have been exposed, shared, experienced signs/symptoms and recovered, essentially decreasing the "true-count" (lol, had to refer to gambling) or the "true death rate/count". I recall myself and several friends/family close to me being TOTALLY wiped out by 'something' from a time frame of Christmas Eve through the end of February, during REGULAR flu season. Specifically, I rode the couch HARD for about 3 days, right up to the time I left to go on a 3-4 day work trip in mid-Feb sometime. But I stayed my ass home, didn't go see a physician, drank my OJ and fluids, medicated, laid low, and I kicked it within about a week, which for me is a LONG ILLNESS. For those of you who know me, I'm generally speaking a young and healthy individual with a strong immune system. I'm the "basically have to be next to dying to see the doctor" kind of guy. But I can tell you what I didn't do during that time... go see my elderly grandparents, or visit with friends. I stayed in, and protected myself and got better. I know I'm not the first to think this, but perhaps this ENTIRE issue could have been avoided with just normal, healthy sanitary behaviors? How many times do we as casino-goers and airport-frequenters see folks (esp. Men) leave the restroom without washing their hands at all? Daily...

Sorry, this got more rambly than I meant for it to be. Be well.

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March 26th, 2020 at 5:32:44 PM permalink
Nope, no nausea/vomiting, mostly just cough, PND, congestion, severe headache, overall malaise. Probably the worst 'seasonal illness', call it what you want, in the adult portion of my life. I was HARD out of commission for a SOLID 3 days, the following 3 weren't fun, but tolerable. This is mostly irrelevant to the point of my comment though, regarding the "un-accounted for COVID patients".
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March 26th, 2020 at 5:42:17 PM permalink
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Nope, no nausea/vomiting, mostly just cough, PND, congestion, severe headache, overall malaise. Probably the worst 'seasonal illness', call it what you want, in the adult portion of my life. I was HARD out of commission for a SOLID 3 days, the following 3 weren't fun, but tolerable. This is mostly irrelevant to the point of my comment though, regarding the "un-accounted for COVID patients".



Had that. Called the MN dept of health. Never had a fever. Their take was no fever = no test = no Covid. Wife had it so bad she went to the er. They wouldn't admit her, but had us buy a nebulizer so she could breathe. But, same thing - no fever, no test, "no Covid".
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March 26th, 2020 at 5:46:52 PM permalink
A Doctor in NY said most of his patients had explosive diarrhea before they had any other symptoms.
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March 26th, 2020 at 5:56:02 PM permalink
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Had that. Called the MN dept of health. Never had a fever. Their take was no fever = no test = no Covid. Wife had it so bad she went to the er. They wouldn't admit her, but had us buy a nebulizer so she could breathe. But, same thing - no fever, no test, "no Covid".



They're starting to find that "no fever" is not as good a differentiation as they thought, specifically looking at Italy's stats. There are a significant number of cases that started with gastrointestinal issues, then moved to respiratory distress without fever, but still tested positive. I don't have numbers. I'm not sure they do.
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March 26th, 2020 at 5:56:27 PM permalink
Again, not trying to be mean or belittle @rdw4potus or @darkoz, but the point was more along the lines of what volume of false-negative COVID folks have ALREADY come and gone. I'm not talking about the current patients, but the people out there that are quarantining completely, but are in reality already safe and could be out and about like normal because they've got immunity already (ignoring any viral mutations or the fact that we may not actually know yet whether or not we build immunity, though I believe we strongly lead to YES?).
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March 26th, 2020 at 6:14:29 PM permalink
Monkey see, Monkey want.
Monkey sees Bruce able to go out , monkey wants to go out.

Suppose there is one or two percent of the population that can safely go out. So what? Is a factory going to reopen with two percent of the work force? Will a bar open up for two percent of its people? If it did, you can bet some people who shouldn't be out will go anyway.
Its not a bad theory, but putting it into practice simply isn't pragmatic.
We won't even get into false negatives.
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March 26th, 2020 at 6:18:30 PM permalink
Oh trust me @billryan, I'm not, I'm on day 14, going on 15 of hard self quarantine. I'm not supporting either side necessarily, just stirring up conversation :p
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March 26th, 2020 at 6:19:45 PM permalink
They are working on anti-body tests that are much cheaper than detection of the virus itself

We need to figure out who had it already using this method
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Btw, did you lose your sense of smell? Never heard of that with the flu.
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March 26th, 2020 at 7:42:55 PM permalink
After doing some reading. I learned that the 2009 Swine deaths could total ~500,000 worldwide with ~60,000,000 infections worldwide. USA had ~114,000 infections confirmed. Italy had ~3,000,000 infections confirmed. The 2019 Coronavirus seems to be in the same order of magnitude as the 2009 Swine Flu. The 1918 Flu killed ~50,000,000 which is a higher order of magnitude. Some believe that the 1918 Flu orginated with British soldiers in France the year prior. I am guilty of getting caught into the hype too.
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March 26th, 2020 at 8:02:49 PM permalink
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March 26th, 2020 at 9:59:40 PM permalink
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This sure makes you consider how many people have already had and either died/recovered from undocumented COVID, let's call it "pre-USA-outbreak", during the original cold/flu season this year? Perhaps entire families and other cohorts have been exposed, shared, experienced signs/symptoms and recovered, essentially decreasing the "true-count" (lol, had to refer to gambling) or the "true death rate/count". I recall myself and several friends/family close to me being TOTALLY wiped out by 'something' from a time frame of Christmas Eve through the end of February, during REGULAR flu season. Specifically, I rode the couch HARD for about 3 days, right up to the time I left to go on a 3-4 day work trip in mid-Feb sometime. But I stayed my ass home, didn't go see a physician, drank my OJ and fluids, medicated, laid low, and I kicked it within about a week, which for me is a LONG ILLNESS. For those of you who know me, I'm generally speaking a young and healthy individual with a strong immune system. I'm the "basically have to be next to dying to see the doctor" kind of guy. But I can tell you what I didn't do during that time... go see my elderly grandparents, or visit with friends. I stayed in, and protected myself and got better. I know I'm not the first to think this, but perhaps this ENTIRE issue could have been avoided with just normal, healthy sanitary behaviors? How many times do we as casino-goers and airport-frequenters see folks (esp. Men) leave the restroom without washing their hands at all? Daily...

Sorry, this got more rambly than I meant for it to be. Be well.

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March 26th, 2020 at 10:07:42 PM permalink
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Btw, did you lose your sense of smell? Never heard of that with the flu.



That's VERY common with colds.
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March 26th, 2020 at 11:09:26 PM permalink
This is what I was saying, if you had it with no serious symptoms, there have to be 99 other, 3 had to die, 20 had to need the ICU. We didn't see this. If you or anyone had it, all the bad cases had to come at the same time. We haven't see this. Lots of people have been telling themselves this, but again, maybe we can't see a planet, but we can calculate the wobble and know there is a planet, there has to be a wobble for there to be a planet, cannot have a planet you can't see without the gravitational wobble. If we're the wobble, the sickness we're not sure of, the sun( the major illness) has to exist clearly. We're still at risk.

Well that was before, now with some cases being verified where we live, maybe during this time, we may have had it. Sounds just about the same, just not as likely to be a survivor when you're really a COVID VIRGIN.

I don't think take-out delivery food is safe, I will no longer be having it. If someone spits on your pizza by accident, who knows, I think you're getting it if you're not microwaving the food really well. Who will do this to a salad or a hot pizza. This is stress, at some point in the future, we are either dead or recovered, or somehow unaffected, this will be where to focus.

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March 26th, 2020 at 11:24:36 PM permalink
It will spread by a factor of 10 every 6 days, unless you throw in some social distancing then it might take 8-10 days.
This will crash the hospital system. With no ICUs available, the disease mortality rate will be running to 15% from then on.
So America hits 100,000 cases by the weekend, it could hit a million cases by April 7, hit 10 million cases by April 17, hit 100 million cases by April 27.

Extreme prolonged lockdowns could slow this whole thing down, but you'll still crash the hospital system by the end of summer.
So, if lockdowns are outlawed, hospitals crash, the disease mortality rate goes to 15%, but everybody else doing normal things can't go to the hospital, period! Get in a car crash on the way to work? The hospital is a hot zone, can't go in there. The mortality rate of people dying doing other things could add up to 20%. So 15% + 20% = about a 1/3rd chance of dying in this pandemic in America.

What China is doing is interesting but they have to ban visitors now because everybody else is still contagious. Other states are looking at New York and telling New Yorkers to quarantine for 14 days or leave their state. I expect the military will shut down the New York State border within 2 weeks.

So if you live in a city of 1.5 million, 225,000 could die from the disease, 300,000 could die of the anarchy of Mad Max, for a total of 525,000 or just over 1/3rd. All that could take 2-4 months. YMMV
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March 26th, 2020 at 11:51:27 PM permalink
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That's VERY common with colds.



I never have. Unless my nose is so stuffy that I can't breathe through it.

I believe rxwine is talking about losing smell/taste before you show any real symptoms of Covid-19, which has been reported more recently.
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March 27th, 2020 at 7:31:25 AM permalink
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It will spread by a factor of 10 every 6 days, unless you throw in some social distancing then it might take 8-10 days.
This will crash the hospital system. With no ICUs available, the disease mortality rate will be running to 15% from then on.
So America hits 100,000 cases by the weekend, it could hit a million cases by April 7, hit 10 million cases by April 17, hit 100 million cases by April 27.

Extreme prolonged lockdowns could slow this whole thing down, but you'll still crash the hospital system by the end of summer.
So, if lockdowns are outlawed, hospitals crash, the disease mortality rate goes to 15%, but everybody else doing normal things can't go to the hospital, period! Get in a car crash on the way to work? The hospital is a hot zone, can't go in there. The mortality rate of people dying doing other things could add up to 20%. So 15% + 20% = about a 1/3rd chance of dying in this pandemic in America.

What China is doing is interesting but they have to ban visitors now because everybody else is still contagious. Other states are looking at New York and telling New Yorkers to quarantine for 14 days or leave their state. I expect the military will shut down the New York State border within 2 weeks.

So if you live in a city of 1.5 million, 225,000 could die from the disease, 300,000 could die of the anarchy of Mad Max, for a total of 525,000 or just over 1/3rd. All that could take 2-4 months. YMMV



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One thing we need to realize is that the mortality rate of 1-3% is probably way high. I would guess itís significantly under 1% given proper medical care.

At least in the US, the only people getting tested are those who show up to the hospital with severe symptoms, so the mortality rate among those who are tested will be exaggerated.

Obviously the mortality rate will go up as ventilators/medical resources become strained.

Iceland was in a unique position to have the capability to test a huge percentage of their population, They reported that among those who tested positive, something like 60% were completely asymptomatic.

You will continue to hear reports of healthy 30 somethings dying from this. With so many people getting infected, that is expected. Although not common, young and healthy people die from the flu every year, you just never hear about it.

Who knows why some people get 0 symptoms and others end up in the ICU. Itís really just a genetic lottery at this point.
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March 27th, 2020 at 8:57:53 AM permalink
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Hoover dam, what a load of garbage.



Yeah. Those numbers are pretty off I think. A factor of ten every 6 days isn't sustainable I think with the current data. I'm on the pessimistic side still, but I'm thinking we'll still be under 100k deaths nationwide. Hopefully closer to 25k-50k.
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March 27th, 2020 at 9:00:02 AM permalink
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Who knows why some people get 0 symptoms and others end up in the ICU. Itís really just a genetic lottery at this point.



Yeah this part of the disease is quite scary to me. I'm thinking your genetics can help or hurt you with this. :(
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March 27th, 2020 at 11:00:53 AM permalink
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Yeah. Those numbers are pretty off I think. A factor of ten every 6 days isn't sustainable I think with the current data. I'm on the pessimistic side still, but I'm thinking we'll still be under 100k deaths nationwide. Hopefully closer to 25k-50k.



Couple of Doctors at Stanford thinking .01% mortality nationwide, 20-40K, or same as the normal flu season.
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March 27th, 2020 at 11:12:58 AM permalink
As we get a little further away from the flu season we need to reopen the country and keep the elderly, people at high risk, and smokers sheltering in place. The rest of us need to develop some herd immunity.

Since we've done such a large prison release, perhaps we could put smokers in the prisons to protect them, and the rest of us from them, and the diseases that often follow the smokers.
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March 27th, 2020 at 2:50:17 PM permalink
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Couple of Doctors at Stanford thinking .01% mortality nationwide, 20-40K, or same as the normal flu season.




WE will be over 2,000 dead by Saturday and almost certainly over 5,000 in a week. How many dead will it take before you stop comparing it to the flu? Do you have any reason to think these daily numbers won't keep going up for the next month?
This is a hundred year storm.Hopefully it doesn't grow into a five hundred year one.
The Government just ordered GM to start producing vitally needed goods, but we are looking at mid June for them to convert production lines.I assume that means they think this will still be a problem after that. If it doubles once a week for ten weeks, we are screwed.
A Vaccine is many months away, at best and if those anti-malaria drugs work, the math still looks bad.
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March 27th, 2020 at 3:24:31 PM permalink
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WE will be over 2,000 dead by Saturday and almost certainly over 5,000 in a week. How many dead will it take before you stop comparing it to the flu? Do you have any reason to think these daily numbers won't keep going up for the next month?
This is a hundred year storm.Hopefully it doesn't grow into a five hundred year one.
The Government just ordered GM to start producing vitally needed goods, but we are looking at mid June for them to convert production lines.I assume that means they think this will still be a problem after that. If it doubles once a week for ten weeks, we are screwed.
A Vaccine is many months away, at best and if those anti-malaria drugs work, the math still looks bad.
If you have a reason to be optimistic, please share.


Can you read? The math is changing with more stats coming in. 1% mortality is more than 3 million. In the US. Seems thatís what you want.
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March 27th, 2020 at 4:57:25 PM permalink
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Can you read? The math is changing with more stats coming in. 1% mortality is more than 3 million. In the US. Seems thatís what you want.



The math is getting worse. Or am I missing something?
What I want is for everyone to do their part, like the President asked , and I'd love people to take this seriously.

The NYPD has 12% of its Officers out , many in self quarantine. Many exposed by people who shouldn't have been there. What happens if that keeps pace with the virus. As more people get sick, there will be less people to care for them. If this is anything like Italy or Spain, hundreds of Doctors will die. Who replaces them?
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March 27th, 2020 at 5:04:33 PM permalink
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I don't think take-out delivery food is safe,

SIGH :(



We have avoided all take-out since our pseudo quarantine. They touch the bag, may breathe on the food or packaging, etc.... Son went to pick up a pizza, said although not crushed like a sardine on a New York Subway, it was crowded waiting.
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March 27th, 2020 at 5:34:52 PM permalink
I just realized I have been wrong to say COVID-19 or COVID19, COVID-19 is the name of the disease produced by the virus. COVID-19 is caused by the virus SARS-COV2, just like AIDS is caused by HIV.
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March 27th, 2020 at 7:05:08 PM permalink
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The math is getting worse. Or am I missing something?
What I want is for everyone to do their part, like the President asked , and I'd love people to take this seriously.

The problem is, there is a lot of math out there. The more that gets tested the worse it looks. The President even predicted that would happen. If, if we believe China itís over right? A lot of chicken littles out there who donít want somebody re-elected. And they are in charge of most of the press, spreading a ton of misinformation.

Today I got a ďget out of jailĒ card, actually a letter from the USPS. This letter will inform any and all authorities that I am an essential worker, authorized to drive a car to and from work. In addition to Postal ID badge. This is knuckin futs. Today the New York Times blamed the Christians! There are going to be a lot of disappointed folks when this clears up without martial law.
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March 27th, 2020 at 7:39:14 PM permalink
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Couple of Doctors at Stanford thinking .01% mortality nationwide, 20-40K, or same as the normal flu season.



Really? That low??

Do these Stanford doctors make any assumptions about hospitals functioning well or poorly? Is this a news interview? Or, a peer-reviewed journal article with a full explanation and a more detailed data analysis? I sure would like to know more... link, perhaps?
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March 27th, 2020 at 8:29:45 PM permalink
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Couple of Doctors at Stanford thinking .01% mortality nationwide, 20-40K, or same as the normal flu season.



So Italy has a complete healthcare breakdown every flu season. They just never showed it until this year.
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March 27th, 2020 at 9:18:47 PM permalink
Estimates are for California to have 50% total population infected or more. New York 50-70%. Germany expects 50%-70%.

The models I saw had optimistic variations predicting 80,000 U.S. deaths. That would be twice the annual regular flu deaths in half the time. Those were the optimistic if-we-shelter-in-place numbers.

I expect that it'll be considerably worse.
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March 27th, 2020 at 10:54:45 PM permalink
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Really? That low??

Do these Stanford doctors make any assumptions about hospitals functioning well or poorly? Is this a news interview? Or, a peer-reviewed journal article with a full explanation and a more detailed data analysis? I sure would like to know more... link, perhaps?


https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/stanford-doctors-coronavirus-fatality-rate-may-be-far-lower-current?fbclid=IwAR0EJBI7IKOm18QbdFcqh8zIh8mgVpPXWqTKKDEidmjO-thOrs68fHJsHQY#.Xn4heDm1PLt.facebook

Hopefully this works
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March 27th, 2020 at 11:00:19 PM permalink
Quote: redietz

Estimates are for California to have 50% total population infected or more. New York 50-70%. Germany expects 50%-70%.

The models I saw had optimistic variations predicting 80,000 U.S. deaths. That would be twice the annual regular flu deaths in half the time. Those were the optimistic if-we-shelter-in-place numbers.

I expect that it'll be considerably worse.



From The Washington Post no less:https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/21/facing-covid-19-reality-national-lockdown-is-no-cure/
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March 28th, 2020 at 12:47:54 AM permalink
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From The Washington Post no less:https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/21/facing-covid-19-reality-national-lockdown-is-no-cure/



First of all, do you pay to see the Washington Post? I will not and I'm blocked from reading it.

Secondly, whatever they are saying is BS. If I have a house full of rats, cats, bats, whatever, and make no way to enter or leave, all the animals die eventually. Actually India is doing it now, so we'll see. If all the people didn't go along with it and some cheated, testing and hunting down chain of infection and quarantining would work. You either snuff this thing, or you get it over with. I'm still thinking infecting as many people not at risk and quarantining would fix most of the problem. All the hotel rooms in America are pretty much empty, the young can be placed there. Young school aged children can be kept at schools.
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March 28th, 2020 at 1:12:35 AM permalink
The swine flu vaccine was released in 6 months. I hope we see a Coronavirus vaccine in June or July.
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March 28th, 2020 at 1:29:31 AM permalink
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First of all, do you pay to see the Washington Post? I will not and I'm blocked from reading it.

Secondly, whatever they are saying is BS. If I have a house full of rats, cats, bats, whatever, and make no way to enter or leave, all the animals die eventually. Actually India is doing it now, so we'll see. If all the people didn't go along with it and some cheated, testing and hunting down chain of infection and quarantining would work. You either snuff this thing, or you get it over with. I'm still thinking infecting as many people not at risk and quarantining would fix most of the problem. All the hotel rooms in America are pretty much empty, the young can be placed there. Young school aged children can be kept at schools.



Interesting thought. But innkeepers ain't going to do that for free.

And that Stanford prediction is probably a bit optimistic. We'll probably be at 10k deaths in two weeks. It really depends on how deadly this is overall. Testing varies so greatly by state, it's still hard to say.
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March 28th, 2020 at 5:23:45 AM permalink
So I have reexamined my math and how I viewed the problem - If there is a mortality rate of 1%, then for every new death from the virus, a group of 100 people would have become newly infected 24 days ago. The first death reported in the United States was on 2/29 so we can deduce that 100 people had become newly infected on 2/6. (Obviously this is a rough approximation, but over time this will average out to the assumed mortality rate and time from infection till death). On 3/27 there were 317 new deaths, meaning that 31,700 people had become infected on 3/4. Filling in the data between and 2/6 and 3/4 leads to a cumulative total of 147,600 that were infected in the United States by March 4th. On that day the actual number of reported cases was 217.
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March 28th, 2020 at 7:00:12 AM permalink
ONM: I'm thinking they are waiving fees for a lot of content, no, I paid nothing to the Post and wasn't asked. Link from Twitter via VitalVegas.

Can't say enough good things about Scott at VitalVegas and his reporting. If you are not on Twitter, these times would be a good reason.
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March 28th, 2020 at 7:14:07 AM permalink
The Imperial College London guy that ran the models that spooked the US and UK governments is walking back his 500,000 UK dead number to 20,000.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238578-uk-has-enough-intensive-care-units-for-coronavirus-expert-predicts/

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March 28th, 2020 at 8:50:38 AM permalink
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The swine flu vaccine was released in 6 months. I hope we see a Coronavirus vaccine in June or July.



As the real testing for the vaccine won't start until September, I'm afraid you might be a bit optimistic.
I realize people want go grasp at miracle solutions, but this fantasy that it is going to go away in two or three weeks is going to get a lot of people killed.
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