5150wpdad wrote:badboy wrote:5150wpdad wrote:badboy wrote:polofanca wrote:Data from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that the novel coronavirus’s true fatality rate in the United States, which takes into account mild and asymptomatic cases, stands at 0.26 percent, about eight to 15 times lower than earlier mortality rate estimates of between two and four percent, which prompted the lockdowns.
this whole thing stinks to high heaven. open everything now and get polo going again.
Have you done the math on this? .26% of 335,000,000 isn't a small number (it's 871,000 dead Americans). For fun, let's just run it at 40% of the US population gets it - that's (.4)(335000000) = 134,000,000 x .0026 = 348,400 dead Americans, so we're about 1/3 the way there. At 80% of Americans infected (which is about where we need to be to have herd immunity), it's up to 696,800 dead.
Was there panic because we had no information, absolutely. Is it wise to just let a half a million Americans die without doing something, probably not.
More math to think about...The Most Important Coronavirus Statistic: 42% Of U.S. Deaths Are From 0.6% Of The Population
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothec ... 4ada4174cd
I feel like you're trying to say something here, but you really don't want to come out and say it. Would you view that stat differently if instead of the .6% being old, they were 4th graders? Regardless, 58% of the deaths aren't in the group you're so quick to dismiss.
Lol, "I feel..." and "Would you view that stat differently if instead of the .6 being old, they were 4th graders?"
Message board virtue signalling at its finest.
It’s pretty well established that healthy children (under 18), with no preexisting conditions, are not likely to catch the virus or if they do, will only incur minor symptoms. Sweden never closed down borders, primary schools, restaurants, or businesses, and never mandated masks, yet 99.998% of all their people under 60 have survived and their hospitals were never overburdened. Mitigate the risk and get the kids back to normalcy.
Good luck to ya.
Nah, not really. I was just wondering why "they're old, it's not our problem if they die" is prefaced any less directly here?