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Trump cares more about the financial markets than this mystery virus. He has shown arrogance and has been ill prepared to tackle the potential widespread carnage connected to the corona virus.
There were 14,000 deaths from the flu in 2019. The United States with 327 million people, as of yesterday (2/28/20), has only 15 cases of confirmed caronavirus and zero deaths.
“If borne out by further testing, this could mean that current estimates of a roughly 1% fatality rate are accurate. This would make Covid-19 about 10 times more deadly than seasonal flu, which is estimated to kill between 290,000 and 650,000 people a year globally” (Flu has 0.1 fatality rate).
Once it starts spreading here, we are doomed. And it will start spreading because of President who is suffering from moronavirus.
You currently have a 98% chance of survival and the first tests of a vaccine are already occurring. The immunocompromised are the most at risk and warmer weather has a good chance of being the factor that knocks numbers way down just like the flu. Your .01% flu mortality rate is highly debatable and that number only comes from one method of counting. Other methods put the flu at 2% or higher. That puts it on par with Coronavirus.
First, your claim that coronavirus will die off in warmer weather:
In short, there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that the spread of the disease will abate with warmer weather. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes that “at this time, it is not known whether the spread of COVID-19 will decrease when weather becomes warmer.” (https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/485052-trump-says-coronavirus-will-die-off-in-warmer).
This is a NEW virus, we do not know how it will behave, and we cannot afford to take guesses.
The elderly, immunocompromised and health workers are not people in your opinion? So we just should not be worried?
This is my source for 0.1 flu mortality rate: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/18/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html#link-4f1410c9. Which is yours?
Vaccines occurring? It will be 18 months before we can count on them.
Everyone is doing the jobs they should be doing in this country to protect us. The President has made all the right moves and is trying to keep Americans calm. The Democrats have done nothing but make it political and ramp up the panic. Nice job Dems.