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Old 03-03-2020, 04:57 PM   #101
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Predictions are 70% of the world population will get this at some point.

WHO just announced they believe the death rate is now 3.4% but not really sure what has led them to this prediction.

I'm glad that President Trump is on top of this. The virus doesn't stand a chance against the interest rate cut!!!
They are just basing the rate on the current known number of infections and the current known deaths caused by it, 90k infections 3.1k deaths. I expect that mortality rate to be a wee bit lower because I think there are a lot more infections out there than we know.

But it is going to vary region by region, like Italy is probably going to have an overall higher mortality rate I think just because their population is more elderly (23% over 65).
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They are just basing the rate on the current known number of infections and the current known deaths caused by it, 90k infections 3.1k deaths. I expect that mortality rate to be a wee bit lower because I think there are a lot more infections out there than we know.



But it is going to vary region by region, like Italy is probably going to have an overall higher mortality rate I think just because their population is more elderly (23% over 65).


And in Iran it’s probably really high right now (and in the US) because there’s a general failure to contain, so more cases will appear/already exist but are not diagnosed.
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Aye we won't likely have a proper mortality rate for it until another few months have gone by.
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Also it looks like in Washington state there was a failure to contain the virus in a home for elderly people, and now multiple of them have died and been infected.
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So glad I live in Washington.
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Hey Neigbour! I live in BC. We have a few cases here (I think like 9?) but no deaths here. Sad to hear what going on just south of the border!
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Hey Neigbour! I live in BC. We have a few cases here (I think like 9?) but no deaths here. Sad to hear what going on just south of the border!


First case in the US was in my county. So fun.
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Oh boy! That sucks! Take good care of yourself! I wash my hands a million times but then again I work in a waste water treatment plant so we wash very often. I hope you guys don’t get any more cases. Stay safe!
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I bet that rate will come down again once they realize just how bad the situation is in Iran.

I wonder how much effect sanctions have had on the severity of the situation in Iran.
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I wonder how much effect sanctions have had on the severity of the situation in Iran.


Iran’s initial response to this was criminally negligent in my opinion. That’s what’s to blame here.
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Iran’s initial response to this was criminally negligent in my opinion. That’s what’s to blame here.


Negligent I’m not so sure. While countries like Iran and Lebanon etc. aren’t “third world counties” per say, they do lack the infrastructure to be able to do anything about such an issue. It’s entirely likely that they’re in total uncontrolled outbreak and that’s that.
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Negligent I’m not so sure. While countries like Iran and Lebanon etc. aren’t “third world counties” per say, they do lack the infrastructure to be able to do anything about such an issue. It’s entirely likely that they’re in total uncontrolled outbreak and that’s that.


Their government publicly called quarantines “archaic” and declared that they do not work.

They covered up their epicentre.

They failed to provide supplies in an effort to cover up how massive this was.

They harassed and interrogated and shut down media and journalists.

Yes they have limited resources but there is a lot more happening there than lack of $ and infrastructure. It’s a government beset by one scandal after another trying to save face and failing.
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We can say Iran and US have shared values in regards to this crisis
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Their government publicly called quarantines “archaic” and declared that they do not work.

They covered up their epicentre.

They failed to provide supplies in an effort to cover up how massive this was.

They harassed and interrogated and shut down media and journalists.

Yes they have limited resources but there is a lot more happening there than lack of $ and infrastructure. It’s a government beset by one scandal after another trying to save face and failing.


As BEAL sort of hinted at... don’t be surprised if that’s what happens in the US.
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Happens or has already happened? We're already down the road
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If it becomes more clearly apparent that that’s what has already happened.
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The US is even worse than Iran because there is no funding/infrastructure excuse that they can conjure up.

It's 100% Trump administration incompetence.
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I'm not sure it's incompetence but more intentional. We mean nothing to these people. Trump cares about nothing but himself. He's surrounded by people who probably believe this is one of the Seven Signs, or coming End Times/Days.

I really believe this is a means to widen the gap even further of the Have's and Have Not's
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I'm not sure it's incompetence but more intentional. We mean nothing to these people. Trump cares about nothing but himself. He's surrounded by people who probably believe this is one of the Seven Signs, or coming End Times/Days.

I really believe this is a means to widen the gap even further of the Have's and Have Not's
100% agree that they don't care.

But they also don't understand basic scientific concepts and as such are actually incapable of making informed (much less intelligent) decisions. They don't understand how vaccines work, or even what vaccines are. They don't understand the scientific process, R&D or constraints of current technology. To Trump, everything is transactional, so he thinks that vaccines will be made overnight and in quantities to meet demand because that's how products are made and that's how money is made. There is no intellectual curiosity in any of these idiots.

This is a result of decades of the right looking down at science with derision, like it's some sort of chai latte for the coastal elites and not a thing that they have any interest in at all. You have Pence praying things away, something that would not just be mocked in the rest of the western world, but looked at with extreme contempt.
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