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U.S. CDC reports 44,183 coronavirus cases, 544 deaths

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  1. [3]
    patience_limited
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    That's barely a hint of what's actually going on; with the scarcity of tests and the infection rate, reality is likely much worse. People who are severely ill may take weeks to succumb, so we're...

    That's barely a hint of what's actually going on; with the scarcity of tests and the infection rate, reality is likely much worse. People who are severely ill may take weeks to succumb, so we're not seeing the full mortality picture from all those new cases yet.

    I don't want to be a voice of doom, but I've spent the day on hold with my (Republican) representative's office to beg him to take this seriously.

    19 votes
    1. Gaywallet
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      Italy went on lockdown on Mar 9th. It wasn't until the 21st that the new cases curve started to flatten. That's 12 days straight of a stricter version of what we're seeing in the US. You're not...
      15 votes
    2. Keegan
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      Yeah that's what's scary. See the 10,000 jump from today, imagine how many have been infected but have no symptoms yet, but will in 14 days.

      Yeah that's what's scary. See the 10,000 jump from today, imagine how many have been infected but have no symptoms yet, but will in 14 days.

      1 vote
  2. Keegan
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    This is a big increase in cases since yesterday with a huge increase in deaths. Very troubling.

    This is a big increase in cases since yesterday with a huge increase in deaths. Very troubling.

    4 votes
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    teaearlgraycold
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    Is it wrong for me to just assume that we're going to experience the worst-case scenario? I want to set realistic expectations.

    Is it wrong for me to just assume that we're going to experience the worst-case scenario? I want to set realistic expectations.

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    1. Deimos
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      I don't think it will be worst case. But the problem is that the remaining best case keeps getting worse. This was a good article about that from a few days ago, and it's already gotten worse...

      I don't think it will be worst case. But the problem is that the remaining best case keeps getting worse. This was a good article about that from a few days ago, and it's already gotten worse since then: Even the best coronavirus scenario is terrible

      10 votes
    2. emdash
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      With Italy's quarantine looking like it's finally starting to slow the rate of case growth, and the laissez faire approach the U.S. federal government and many state governments are taking to this...

      With Italy's quarantine looking like it's finally starting to slow the rate of case growth, and the laissez faire approach the U.S. federal government and many state governments are taking to this issue, it isn't outside the realm of possibility the U.S. will have more cases and deaths compared to all other countries combined within the next 2-3 weeks.

      8 votes