United States of America Now #1 In Total Worldwide COVID-19 Cases

jelly

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Oct 26, 2017
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Let's see how Trump gets out of this one, blame time. Reparations if he has learned that word but I'm sure someone will tell him.
 

DJ88

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Oct 26, 2017
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Despite most of these numbers being totally reliant on the amount of testing. The 2 far right columns are more accurate metrics.
 

Kyuuji

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Nov 8, 2017
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Show me where I lied. I said 400 people since yesterday, as in Wednesday 12:01am on the east coast, to now (Thursday) at 5:20pm.
Nowhere did I say 400 people died in 24 hours. Yesterday was the word I used.
Since yesterday has typically meant since yesterday (at least here) is all, as in the day since that last day. That’s why I took it to mean the past 24hrs not ‘since yesterday including yesterday’. Was only speaking to the importance of being clear with the data and language we use at this time as I feel it could be read that there have been 400+ deaths today.
 

FairyEmpire

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Oct 25, 2017
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And your president still is against a lockdown. A lot of people (innocents as well) will now pay for the mistakes made in 2016. Good luck to all, you'll need it.
 

Typhonsentra

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Oct 27, 2017
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sure, if you actually believe the numbers provided by China.
LOL, as if the numbers the US is reporting is even remotely accurate. Both me and my brother have symptoms but when we contact the Tricare Nurse Hotline they told both of us that tests are only for those requiring hospitalization, traveled to a hot spot over the preceding 2 weeks, or came in contact with another diagnosed case. In much of the country, it is virtually impossible to get tested.
 

Micerider

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Nov 11, 2017
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Despite most of these numbers being totally reliant on the amount of testing. The 2 far right columns are more accurate metrics.
Testing everyone is impossible, for any country. We in Belgium just managed to get a new testing method to move from 2k tests per day to 10k (for a country of 11 millions) and even that means that it would take years to test everyone. Not gonna happen. By all accounts, cases in the wild are much higher than reported, but yes death should be accurate, and the US death toll is not reassuring seeing how early they are in the pandemic unfortunately.
 

devSin

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Oct 27, 2017
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United States of America is #1

I definitely don't need to read any further than this and I can safely log off for the rest of the day.

There are some seriously scary times ahead and I wish America would come together to fight together instead of the crappy piecemeal state by state plan.
Interstate travel and public transit (bus, train, airplane, etc.) need to be suspended.

Free movement is great in normal times, but the virus has been carried to every corner of the country by people traveling (both abroad and domestically).

Some states are doing a fair job of trying to restrict movement and interaction, but it's far too little for the scale of this crisis and isn't being reliably enforced.

Things are going to get really bad.

Is this because we didn’t test enough in the beginning or was this always going to happen regardless. It doesn’t seem like something so easily contained.
Without instituting national restrictions and making preparations (we've known about this since December), this outcome was inevitable.

And this is just the start.
 

metalgear89

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Oct 27, 2017
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Even Boris Johnson doesn't go as far as trump. If you look at johnson every time he does his daily updates on the virus you can see genuine fear in his eyes, whilst trump treats it as another session just to show off and show how tough and better america is than the world. It's pathetic and will make america one of the worst hit by the virus.
 

EdibleKnife

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Oct 29, 2017
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There's no other way to put this: This is conservative politics and capitalism showing that ultimately all it's good for is destroying a nation. The only way to avoid even a fraction of this crisis happening again in the future is to restructure US politics around legislation and politicians that are the exact opposite of the GOP and Trump. Under GOP control, the US can only continue to embarrass itself on the world stage and pretend it's succeeding while it slowly sinks into molten lava. I can only hope that on the other side of this crisis we've killed and buried the ideals of corporate worship, flaccid strongman bs, and/or American exceptionalism. America isn't invincible and can indeed crumble and its death will consistently be due to rewarding and granting power and privilige to selfish idiots concerened about their own bank accounts and inflated egos more than scientific evidence & the lives and livelihoods of actual average people who truly make the gears of the nation turn.
 

Gandie

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Oct 27, 2017
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Germany's death numbers are extremely suspicious. AFAIK, they are not counting the elderly or people with previous illnesses. Or people who die at home. They only count people who die in hospitals. That's why they are so low.
what kind of misinformation are you spreading? Total bs, we have a lower death rate because we’ve been testing like crazy and our hospitals haven’t been overwhelmed yet. In fact we can accommodate several dozen icu patients from Alsace and Italy.
 

Atolm

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Oct 25, 2017
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This could have been completely avoided. You had examples with Italy and Spain about how fast this thing spreads if you don't apply social restrictions fast enough.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this because your administration is just a bunch of apes from 40 million years-ago brain.
 
Apr 14, 2018
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Personally I'm maintaining a countdown until Trump tweets about the liberal mainstream medical community overhyping the virus to threaten his re-election

Also the liberal mainstream mayors and governors continuing lockdowns after he tries to open the country to hurt his re-election

And also the liberal mainstream virus protein bundles getting people sick to hurt his re-election
 

KillerMan91

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Oct 25, 2017
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Testing everyone is impossible, for any country. We in Belgium just managed to get a new testing method to move from 2k tests per day to 10k (for a country of 11 millions) and even that means that it would take years to test everyone. Not gonna happen. By all accounts, cases in the wild are much higher than reported, but yes death should be accurate, and the US death toll is not reassuring seeing how early they are in the pandemic unfortunately.
Yeah. As most cases are mild and can be confused with regular flu I don't see how everybody could be tested. You would need to test like 20% of the population every week (people with some flu symptoms). That is obviously impossible.