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Old 04-29-2020, 07:05 PM   #8731 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
*A very bad flu season in the USA is 60,000 dead,in 12-months.
*As of yesterday we were at 58,300 dead for about a month-and-a-half.
*Extrapolating for a twelve-month period suggests 466,400 deaths in the USA.
*No one knows in advance how long the virus will be with us,or if it will return.
*Obviously,human life means nothing to over one half the US population,so anything to protect it WOULD appear to be 'ridiculous',and 'nonsense'.
My understanding at the moment (which changes since the scientific method consistently brings about new evidence) is that the mortality rate of CoVid-19 is similar to the flu, or about 0.01%. Herd immunity stops the spread of the disease at about 60% of population exposure. That,s 200,000,000 people exposed in the US. 0.01% of those would be 200,000 deaths, which is how I derive my estimate.

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It's on the nightly news.That's not to imply that you'd recognize it.Some of your passed comments suggest that a lot escapes your attention.It would remain a mystery to you,hiding in plain view.
Your idea of 'living' could mean a death sentence for your countrymen.
My understanding of the nightly news is that it's heavily left leaning, so am I understanding correctly that you imply the left leaning half of the population don't care about protecting life?

I don't buy that premise at all.

Politically, the left places more faith in governmental institutions to solve problems, and the right places more faith in markets and individuals. There's some healthy balance to strike between those values.

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