Here in Louisiana, we jumped up over 2500 cases since yesterday. Im sure we will have over 10,000 cases tomorrow.
The difference with covid 19 is treatment. For covid 19, there isnt one that treats the virus, only the symptoms. Also the death rate for covid 19 is around 3 percent. The flu is .1 percent. Also although some people may not get sick at all, how would you feel if you were the person who gave it to a coworker, your grandmother, you mother, or someone else who dies because you came into contact with them and had the virus but disnt even know untill weeks later, or you never developed symptoms . Covid 19 is much more contagious than the flu, and much more deadly. The whole reason for the distancing is to slow the spreed of the virus to begin with. I, like you looked up the numbers on the flu when this first came out. And yes a lot more people died of the flu last year. About 80,000 people in the US. But there are treatments for the flu. Simply put, covid 19 is 30 times more deadly than the flu, and there is no vaccine, or treatment for covid 19 it self.Please, I don't mean to be a jerk and I am not a flat earther or anything like that. But I do believe in research and fact checking.
I just want to put this into perspective.
Did anyone here know that the 2017-2018 flu season killed 61,000 people in the United States alone? Sixty-one thousand. That's just November/December 2017 through April/Early May 2018.
So far in the US, SARS-Cov-2 has taken something like 17,000 souls. I lament them all. However...thats "only" less than a third of the 17-18 flu number. Only one US flu season in the last 10 years has had fewer deaths than 17,000. Has anyone reacted this way to the flu over the last 10 years? Gloves, masks, totally abandoning the workplace?
All I'm saying is be careful and all, but I dont think our D!ck5 are gping to explode just because we walked outside! If you are that concerned, or if you know someone who is high risk, put a bandana over your face (or an N95 or something if you have it). Put some gloves on. Wash your hands and face extra often and pay attention trying to not touch your face. Gargle with mouthwash. Take a multivitamin and some Airborne. Eat another orange. Have some chicken soup. Sneeze or caugh into your elbow. But try not to panic. Try not to experience undue fear.
So sometimes I wish we could stop looking at this as if we are in west Africa like 5 years ago during that Ebola outbreak? Because this is not that.
I suppose there will be backlash. I understand.
Hey Ray, covid 19 is 30 times more deadly than the flu. Flu kills about .1 percent where covid 19 kills 3 percent. It is an issue for all here in Louisiana, but has hit the black community very hard. 70 percent of the deaths in Louisiana were people of color. And the black community makes up only 30 percent of the population of Louisiana. Research is being done now to figure out why, but the thought is that is because of social distancing.Again, as I said in the other thread, you you are not using real numbers to argue your case.
Yes, The US may have lost 61,000 souls in last years flu season, that season is over and this one has just begun. The projection for COVID19 deaths in the US is 240,000 souls; and, that is with social distancing and staying at home.
The real world truth is that the mortality rate for COVID19 is 10 times the mortality rate of the seasonal flu; that could potentially raise the US death rate for COVID19 to 610,000 if we went back to "normal".