So maybe I am the only one who doesn’t see how things are adding up.
But in the U.S. we have 4,000 dead from Coronavirus and 3/4 of the country (all the major population centers) are on lockdown.
Yet, the projections are still for deaths in the U.S. to pile up between 100,000 to 240,000.
How do you get from 4,000 to 240,000 with most people under lockdown?
The numbers of projected deaths were in the millions before the lockdown and social distancing, so yes the numbers are lower and better now.
Still the escalating death toll is frightening in its magnitude of what is yet to come DESPITE the lockdown.
Moreover, the estimated death in the U.S. from the Flu was only 34,000 (2018-2019) and that’s with everybody round and about doing their business.
My question is what happens after the (first) peak when they send people back to work and school?
There are still going to be people sick and contagious out there and the whole cycle STARTS AGAIN until we get the vaccine.
And even after the vaccine, it may become seasonal like the flu or mutate and become even more virulent.
It seems like there is plenty of reason to be cautious and concerned about what is yet to happen from here.
Then again we may be considered fortunate this time and actually beat this Coronavirus, but then again what happens when the NEXT really bad natural or man-made pathogen gets out? 😉
Note: There are approximately 16 countries with deadly biological weapons programs.
(Credit Photo: My wonderful so-in-law, Itzchak)