Posted by devilinside on April 01, 20 at 14:51:54:
In Reply to: Re: Not true posted by Gilbert_Sundevil on April 01, 20 at 11:28:58:
Ah yes, good old personal insults...the best debates are full of them.
The top government scientists battling the coronavirus estimated on Tuesday that the deadly pathogen could kill 100,000 to 240,000 Americans as it ravages the country despite social distancing measures that have closed schools, banned large gatherings, limited travel and forced people to stay in their homes.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, who is coordinating the coronavirus response, displayed that grim projection at a White House briefing, calling it “our real number” but pledging to do everything possible to reduce it.
As dire as those predictions are, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said the number of deaths could be much higher if Americans did not follow the strict guidelines vital to keeping the virus from spreading. The White House models they displayed showed that more than 2.2 million people could have died in the United States if nothing were done.
Those conclusions were based on a continuing analysis of cases in the United States and generally matched those from similar models created by public health researchers around the globe. The two public health officials urged people to take the restrictions seriously, and a subdued President Trump, appearing with them, echoed that message, saying that now is not the time to relax.
Your first post on this was this was being overblown. I can't speak for you, but I'm pretty sure if 100 to 200 thousand people die (about the population of Tempe if I recall correctly) ...that's hardly overblown....Now pretend that I insulted you as well, that way I don't have to think of anything witty.
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