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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2020
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinI mean if you can wear Hawaiian shirts at Christmas and have ice storms in late March... what kind of "climate" is that?


    Temperate. You're just in the wrong hemisphere.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2020
     
    I'd be interested in knowing how many of the deceased were smokers. It'll for sure kill those afflicted with black lung and other forms of silicosis in Trump's "clean coal" areas.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2020
     
    If the coal is clean there is no black lung. Cf True Scotsman.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2020
     
    Posted By: AsterixI'd be interested in knowing how many of the deceased were smokers. It'll for sure kill those afflicted with black lung and other forms of silicosis in Trump's "clean coal" areas.

    If there were a significant number of smokists they would probably jumped on it like horny Bonobos.

    So far it looks like there is nobody to blame.

    Even the person who gave the virus its name, TRUMP, even he is a relatively innocent bystander in the grand scheme of ... things
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2020
     
    The coal is clean, perhaps--but not those who mine it.
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2020 edited
     
    I'm having trouble with these damned word problems.

    If there are 330 million people in the USA, and 50 percent of them are expected to get infected with nCV, and this infection has a fatality rate of 1 percent, and Faulsi and Blitz have models that predict 100k-240k deaths if everything from now on is done right, how many people are actually expected to die from the infection?

    A. 100,000
    B. 200,000
    C. 240,000
    D. aw fuck
    E. All of the above



    There is no such thing as a stupid question.... is there?
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    Aw fuck. At what point do the deaths from nCV exceed the birth rate?
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    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: alsetalokinI mean if you can wear Hawaiian shirts at Christmas and have ice storms in late March... what kind of "climate" is that?


    Temperate. You're just in the wrong hemisphere.


    Wrong planet entirely, evidently.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2020
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinThere is no such thing as a stupid question.... is there?

    Presumably they show their working? It being "scientific" advice and all that.
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    Posted By: pcstru
    Posted By: alsetalokinThere is no such thing as a stupid question.... is there?

    Presumably they show their working? It being "scientific" advice and all that.


    New White House Model Projects 100k - 200k Deaths From Coronavirus | MSNBC


    Another forecast, developed by former CDC director Tom Frieden at the nonprofit organization Resolve to Save Lives, found that deaths in the United States could range widely, depending on what percentage of the population becomes infected and how lethal the disease proves to be. Frieden, who oversaw the U.S. response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the 2014 Ebola epidemic and the 2016 Zika epidemic, says that in a worst-case scenario, but one that is not implausible, half the U.S. population would become infected and more than 1 million people would die.

    His team put together a simple table that looks at various scenarios using case fatality ratios ranging from .1, similar to seasonal flu, to .5, a moderately severe pandemic, and 1.0, a severe one. The infection rate ranged from 0.1 percent of the population to 50 percent. That put the range of deaths at 327 (best case) to 1,635,000 (worst case). The deaths would not necessarily happen over a month or a year, but could occur over two or three years, he said.

    from WaPo.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: alsetalokin
    Posted By: pcstru
    Posted By: alsetalokinThere is no such thing as a stupid question.... is there?

    Presumably they show their working? It being "scientific" advice and all that.


    New White House Model Projects 100k - 200k Deaths From Coronavirus | MSNBC


    Another forecast, developed by former CDC director Tom Frieden at the nonprofit organization Resolve to Save Lives, found that deaths in the United States could range widely, depending on what percentage of the population becomes infected and how lethal the disease proves to be. Frieden, who oversaw the U.S. response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the 2014 Ebola epidemic and the 2016 Zika epidemic, says that in a worst-case scenario, but one that is not implausible, half the U.S. population would become infected and more than 1 million people would die.

    His team put together a simple table that looks at various scenarios using case fatality ratios ranging from .1, similar to seasonal flu, to .5, a moderately severe pandemic, and 1.0, a severe one. The infection rate ranged from 0.1 percent of the population to 50 percent. That put the range of deaths at 327 (best case) to 1,635,000 (worst case). The deaths would not necessarily happen over a month or a year, but could occur over two or three years, he said.

    from WaPo.

    There we go, some real uncertainty and error. Science!

    Whenever I want something real to cling to, nothing is more concrete than error and uncertainty.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2020
     
    You can always rely on uncertainty.
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    The only White House model I've heard about is Melanoma.

    Or perhaps escort.
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    I wish people would quit telling me I need things I can't get, or need to do things that I can't do, otherwise I'm gonna die a horrible and lonesome death.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: terry1094NYC coronavirus cases reach nearly 30K, with a death every 9.5 minutes

    At least 67 more people died overnight from COVID-19, bringing the death toll for the five boroughs to 517, new numbers released by the city reveal.
    R

    What a horrid countdown!

    U.S. CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK KILLS AN AMERICAN EVERY 45 SECONDS AS COUNTRY RECORDS HIGHEST DAILY DEATH TOLL YET
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2020
     
    lowercaps panic !
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2020 edited
     
    Talk to Newsweek...it's their headline copied.

    Besides, panic is in a PANdemIC.
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    Ventilators? We don't need no stinkin bentilators... we need Morticians!

    Gov. Cuomo Bringing In More Funeral Directors As Death Toll Rises In New York | MSNBC
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2020
     
    A ventriloquist and a mortician are struck with a bar....