US coronavirus deaths reach 45,000, doubling in less than one week

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/04/21/us-coronavirus-deaths-reach-45.html

When you consider the shitshow that has been testing and combine it with the infamouslack of access to healthcarefor many… think about that for a while.

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the most horrible thing is just like trump’s lies we’ve become used to it, complacent

it’s been a week and that’s an insane number but it’s just a droning buzz of death and not like a sudden huge 9/11 all at once

so people just block it out

remember when they said 60,000 would be “fantastic” - we are going to blow through that and by the end of the year with everyone going back to work without real testing and no-one staying at home when sick, it’s easily twice whatever it hits this summer

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The USA is nowhere near being able to reduce restrictions.They are still in the thick of the pandemic.

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The almighty market demands otherwise. In my state it was announced that we would be “soft opening” on May 10th. Fucking fun times ahead.

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Here in Australia we may do the same in mid may but we are down to 30 or so new cases per day, expecting less in May. Scale that up to per capita for the US gives you 500 or so, but the US currently has 24000 new cases per day. So yeah, not under control.

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Almost 3,000 deaths a day.

That’s about one 9/11 per day.

If the death toll keeps on doubling every week, that’s one 9/11 per hour in about a month…

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Over or under?

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The Reuters report says it’s doubled in a little over a week. According to WorldoMeters.Info, the tally was 23,843 on April 11. It now stands at 45,279, on April 21. Still awful, but not doubling in under a week.

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We’re #1 USA! USA!

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It’s really more like every week and a half

and the curve doesn’t look exponential anymore, it may never get to 3000

graph

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Just a little unsettling eh?

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Keep in mind that’s only the confnrmed cases: those rich enough or just sick enough to get to a hospital and not die at home. Which is a not insignificant percentage, even in the uk it’s actual health care.

A good NP (rural SoCal) friend of mine has stressed that no matter what the official numbers, things are much worse here. Things do not look good ahead.

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  • They’re counting probable cases as well now

  • These are the numbers. These are the knowable, countable statistics that determine the historical record and whether we can return to normal or not.

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15 times the number of Americans killed in 9/11 already. Around 10 times the number of American soldiers killed in Iraq. More than the total US death toll from the Korean war. Soon we’ll surpass the US death toll from Vietnam. Where will we go from there to get context for the number of dead Americans? The 1906 Earthquake? The 1918 Pandemic? World War II?

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We’ve been well past that for a while now. The official death toll in San Francisco was only 700, although modern estimates are closer to 3000.

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Oh right. I must have been looking at stats for displaced people or something.

The almighty market demands sacrifice.

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