SvennoJ said:
jason1637 said:
10 million gang. 20 by the end of the summer?

It depends how it goes.

Atm we're at 1.155 million cases per week. If it stays flat from now on less than 9 weeks to 20 million, August 27th.
However cases have been steadily growing 114% week over week, shrinking it to 5 weeks and 4 days, August 5th.
That week would be adding 2.5 million cases if we don't stop the current growth.

Yeah may 20th it was just 5m worldwide.
Its taken like ~36-37days to double the worldwide confirmed cases.

"end of summer" thats around september right? (for northern europe) so like 3 months away?
Yes by that time, we could be over 20m confirmed cases world wide.

Pemalite said:
I keep seeing the US numbers climbing ever higher... And we haven't had a single case here in over a month... Economy is recovering.

Trumps policy in handling COVID-19 is an utter and complete joke and the pain the USA will have to endure will be extended.

It proves you dont want to "act" late, and then do half ass meassures, only to give up, before time, because your worried about the economy.

Trump without a doubt, has caused this pandemic to hit the US economy worse than if others would have just taken the time to get it right 1st time around, and not made wearing masks a red vs blue thingy. The mixed messageing from the Whitehouse is hurting not just the US health system (and lives) but also the economy.

You cannot have a healthy ecnomy, if your population en mass are sick.
Why is that so hard to understand? Save the economy? you need to fight the virus, its the root of the issue.

vivster said:
Pemalite said:
I keep seeing the US numbers climbing ever higher... And we haven't had a single case here in over a month... Economy is recovering.

Trumps policy in handling COVID-19 is an utter and complete joke and the pain the USA will have to endure will be extended.

The US actually won't have to endure anything. Poor people dying in the streets is their normal mode and their propaganda machines are strong enough to cover up a few more deaths. I think at this point it's gonna be irrelevant if they have 200000 dead or 20 million, their political and capitalist machine has proven too resistant even to a pandemic. Yes, a good portion of people will be worse off, but that has never stopped the US to claim superiority and blame everything on the poor.

Also, I reject the notion of calling anything the Republican party or Trump has done in the past 20 years a "policy".

Doubt it can kill that many, at most I'd say around ~3m in the US.
If you just let it run its course though society. The old and sick, will be the majority of the deaths.

However if you need to get that many infected (before herd immunity removes the issue), you will be left with a population that has : more diabetes, more lunge damage, had blood clots and heart attacks, brain damage, kidney damage, liver damage.

People act like if you get this virus and dont die, your fine.
Your not, alot of people that make it, have lasting damage afterwards.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 28 June 2020