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    I'm sure these things are not the norm and just get more press, which make them seem more common, but I can't help but get annoyed when I see stuff like this. A coronavirus party in my old stomping grounds of Louisville, KY, because of course. I'm kinda on board with CBB's idea of not letting young people who catch the virus this way get first crack at ventilators and other medical care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    I'm thinking it ends up between 1-2%, depending on how quickly we can get ventilators and other essential life-saving equipment made, and how much we can flatten the curve.
    Initially the WHO estimated 2% on Jan 29, and they later updated it to 3.4% on March 3rd. I'd be surprised if we ended up under 2%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Initially the WHO estimated 2% on Jan 29, and they later updated it to 3.4% on March 3rd. I'd be surprised if we ended up under 2%.
    Yeah, worldwide, it will be higher. I know the US was horribly unprepared for this, but it is still hard for me to wrap my head around a country with our resources to have a mortality rate that high. Maybe though. Lots of risk factors here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    Yeah, worldwide, it will be higher. I know the US was horribly unprepared for this, but it is still hard for me to wrap my head around a country with our resources to have a mortality rate that high. Maybe though. Lots of risk factors here.
    Considering that it looks like the US will be the absolute worst at containing the virus, I don't see any reason to believe that the US will be better than average in mortality rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Considering that it looks like the US will be the absolute worst at containing the virus, I don't see any reason to believe that the US will be better than average in mortality rate.
    Yeah, unfathomable that we have to rely on state and local governments in this effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    Yeah, unfathomable that we have to rely on state and local governments in this effort.
    When you consider the occupant in the White House, it's not surprising at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    Pulled it out of my ass to align with what "feels right" to me. Seriously. I wish I had a source.
    It will be interesting to watch San Marino. .6% of their population already has it. As that number goes up we can potentially find the upper bounds (if cases goes over 10% then obviously they can't have 10x unreported).

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    Prince Charles & Jackson Browne among those to announce they have tested positive for the disease.

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    The new bill has $150 billion in funds for hospitals, including 49 billion for equipment. That should do a lot, so it will come down to how fast that money can be converted to the right things in the right places.

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    Was just talking to my buddy who is an ER doctor in Brooklyn. He was saying they are almost out of ventilators but supposed to get more today through Elon Musk’s donation. He said rooms are basically full there. Was saying they might end up using tents to house overflow patients.

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