Well if you saw the President’s press conference friday, it’s easy to see where that’s coming from. Saying in public that it’s more important to make the numbers favorable than it is to stem the spread leads to people minimizing the problem. Cliff’s Frank Drebin allusion is sadly correct.It's interesting. I've got lots of friends on Facebook from other countries. The only people I see not taking this seriously are Americans - some are using it as humor fodder. Even worse, I see assholes wishing for others to get it. I don't know why this surprises me anymore.
While I don't buy into the whole apocalyptic feel of this...much of it is true. Sports venues are starting to cancel fans attendance across the globe, states are declaring states of emergency, and even my workplace is offering optional 'work from home if you can' plans.This coming week is where things will get "real". There are likely thousands or tens of thousands already infected in the US. I'm pretty sure two of my employees have it. A town near us has just closed their schools by order of the CDC.
Two months ago I was trying to tell anyone who would listen about how serious this is and no one even blinked an eye. I feel like the guy wearing a sandwich board shouting "the end is near" and everyone is just walking by paying no attention.
Hyper-virulent and extremely deadly. It's time for the US to wake the f*&^ up and start taking this seriously.
you're betting on people dying?Should we make a bet? When the number of total reported deaths in the US stays under a certain number I'll get a FM-3?
Yes, that was in bad taste. As well as this hyping, conspiracy theories and public spreading of panic, which actually kills people.How do you not feel like a complete piece of shit after writing this?
That's a good question, and I think a lot of people are wondering the same thing. It has similar symptoms and spreads in a similar manner to the flu, so could it be just another flu? The answer is: COVID19 is far more serious than seasonal flu.Am I missing something here?
The US botched test kit roll out, the white house last week overruled health experts who wanted to recommend social distancing measures, and the federal government has announced they will no longer report COVID19 testing statistics. You would literally be better off living in any other country in the world right now. Cliff's post with the 3 videos that compare the responses of China, Korea, and the US perfectly summarize the situation.Meanwhile I will look at the aforementioned curves from China (no new deaths and only 1 new case in the past couple of days), and extrapolate them to the US taking into account much better preparedness