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The JHU Dashboard is currently, as of 1:13:07 PM reporting 959 cases in the United States. This is up ~100 since just earlier this morning.

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The forecast in the title is my own, if any other media outlet has the title, I'm unaware of it.

Wow, this thing is starting to move.:eek:
Yeah, a lot of news really quickly these last few days.

Glad we all decided to pay attention to this and take it at least kind of seriously.

Looks like all of us who weren't that prone to doubt are being proven right.

Thankful for everything I prepped so far for coronavirus!

Coronavirus will definitely stay around and get a lot bigger before this is all over.

Don't know if USA will quickly defeat it, but it's in so many countries, at least some places around the world will probably have awful problems like China's.
 

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How many cases of seasonal flu are there ?
We never really know, since the CDC lumps flu with any and all pneumonia cases.... They have some magic secret squirrel method of dividing by the square root of pi and adding Avagadro's number or something.

One of the difference is that the mortality rate of the flu is <0.1%, while COVID-19 is estimated to be over 3%. That is a huge difference.
 

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Absent comprehensive massive testing....1000 confirmed cases is a meaningless number...

...... Why?

South Korea has tested nearly 200,000 people by now... and they have 7800 confirmed cases... but they do active tracing and quarantining... which captures and accounts for a much higher percentage of the potential total population infected.

That puts S. Korea's confirmed case percentage vs testing at: 4%



The US has no friggin CLUE of the potential infections because that requires massive, comprehensive TESTING... which result in active tracing, and/or quarantining. As a result, as of March 7th the US has tested roughly 2000 people... and we have 1000 confirmed cases?

That puts US confirmed case percentage vs testing at: 50%

:eek:



Anyone with even a modicum of critical thinking skill can see the US case number cannot be used as an argument.. for ANYTHING.... except MORE TESTING.


....getting scared yet?
 

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As of 10:40 this morning Central time: Sprig's link 1050 but according to Ghost863's link 1075 with 35 deaths and only 15 recovered.
 

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Absent comprehensive massive testing....1000 confirmed cases is a meaningless number...

...... Why?

South Korea has tested nearly 200,000 people by now... and they have 7800 confirmed cases... but they do active tracing and quarantining... which captures and accounts for a much higher percentage of the potential total population infected.

That puts S. Korea's confirmed case percentage vs testing at: 4%



The US has no friggin CLUE of the potential infections because that requires massive, comprehensive TESTING... which result in active tracing, and/or quarantining. As a result, as of March 7th the US has tested roughly 2000 people... and we have 1000 confirmed cases?

That puts US confirmed case percentage vs testing at: 50%

:eek:



Anyone with even a modicum of critical thinking skill can see the US case number cannot be used as an argument.. for ANYTHING.... except MORE TESTING.


....getting scared yet?
We are getting slammed around the world about this fact in the last few days. , The USA is not proactive and will cause the global spread around the world.
 

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...Anyone with even a modicum of critical thinking skill can see the US case number cannot be used as an argument.. for ANYTHING.... except MORE TESTING.
On it's own, you are right.

I can tell you that is how I have been tracking the states that are declaring a State of Emergency.

Google doesn't seem to do it, and the media are not even close to the actual number.

Alone, it probably does not mean much, but it is a data point that may later be linked to another seemingly useless data point.
 
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