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LamarkNewAge
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Message 16 of 17 (871698)
02-09-2020 3:54 PM


More deaths than SARS now.
Considering the fact that this has been a relatively isolated illness, I am going to consider the 800 deaths so far to be serious though one can ask why the Flu deaths don't get the coverage they deserve.

And we don't know what else is going to come.

I hope hand washing gets the credit it deserves for stopping illnesses. I have noticed that fundamentalists have something in the way of responsibility for twisting scriptures in a way that downplays hand washing but that is another topic.


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02-09-2020 3:54 PM


Re: More deaths than SARS now.
Considering the fact that this has been a relatively isolated illness, I am going to consider the 800 deaths so far to be serious though one can ask why the Flu deaths don't get the coverage they deserve.

According to the CDC 80,000 people died from common, run-of-the-mill Influenza last year in the US alone and were responsible for in between 9 to 45 million cases that impacted personal lives and industry. And just like most of those deaths, Coronavirus deaths are also mostly attributed to the very young, the very old, or people with immunodeficiencies.

The problem is the speed at which it travels. While I have doubts that it will turn into a true pandemic, its still a huge problem for hundreds of reasons. We should always play it safe and err on the side of caution with these things. Its a virus after all. Just because this strain only has a death rate of 2% doesn't mean that it can't mutate into a much more deadly strain that is harder to treat and is more easily transmittable.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Fix quote box.


"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" -- Thomas Paine

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