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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1230 on: June 26, 2020, 06:31:02 PM »
Yup. Florida could very well be where NY was in late February now. I sure hope not, but we won't know for a couple weeks.

The good news is that we're eons ahead of where NY was in early Feb with regards to awareness, prevention, resources, and treatment. I fear that if the results are so much better, people will downplay it's severity and take it less seriously going into fall.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1231 on: June 26, 2020, 06:32:34 PM »
The good news is that we're eons ahead of where NY was in early Feb with regards to awareness, prevention, resources, and treatment. I fear that if the results are so much better, people will downplay it's severity and take it less seriously going into fall.
Right, but the real question is are vulnerable people staying home?
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1232 on: June 26, 2020, 06:35:37 PM »
Right, but the real question is are vulnerable people staying home?

Unfortunately, not as much as they should be. Still better than before, though.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1233 on: June 26, 2020, 07:13:07 PM »
There wasn't really a lag in NY. March 20 broke 3k positives and there were 100 deaths.... once it started shooting up the death rate went right with it.

Btw, if that's the game you want to play, in NY the virus must have become superb  deadly. We're seeing daily death counts at 5-15% of the new positive cases.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1234 on: June 26, 2020, 07:16:51 PM »
Btw, if that's the game you want to play, in NY the virus must have become superb  deadly. We're seeing daily death counts at 5-15% of the new positive cases.
Really?


Today was 1.40 percent and yesterday was 1.66.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1235 on: June 26, 2020, 07:21:21 PM »
Really?


Today was 1.40 percent and yesterday was 1.66.

761 new cases, 41 deaths. Looks deadly.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1236 on: June 26, 2020, 07:22:14 PM »
761 new cases, 41 deaths. Looks deadly.
Who had 761 new cases??

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1237 on: June 26, 2020, 07:22:54 PM »
Who had 761 new cases??

The State of New York. The place my post was talking about.
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1238 on: June 26, 2020, 07:25:01 PM »
The State of New York. The place my post was talking about.
My apologies. But there were only 14 deaths in NY yesterday.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1239 on: June 26, 2020, 07:29:39 PM »
My apologies. But there were only 14 deaths in NY yesterday.

You're right. And it's been the exception, not the rule. The point is, that's not how the virus works and not how the numbers should be looked at. I think you'd agree with that?
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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1240 on: June 26, 2020, 07:41:04 PM »
761 new cases, 41 deaths. Looks deadly.
Today's update on the numbers: 61,723 tests were performed yesterday. 805 tests came back positive (1.3% of total). Total hospitalizations fell to 951. Sadly, there were 14 COVID fatalities yesterday.
This was for yesterday.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1241 on: June 26, 2020, 07:47:09 PM »
You're right. And it's been the exception, not the rule. The point is, that's not how the virus works and not how the numbers should be looked at. I think you'd agree with that?
A lot of the data currently is weird because deaths definitely have dropped to 6-700 a day even with the rise in cases over the last ten days.


Itís hard to judge the numbers from NY because a lot of the people dying now have been intubated for months..

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1242 on: June 27, 2020, 09:04:46 PM »
It's just better treatment,new and better drugs. Less intubation etc.

Now, nyt says 43% of all us death's are nursing home related.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-nursing-homes.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

So we gotta address that.  Maybe they got much better?

Also one Dr told me, that in past, people were coming in too late

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1243 on: June 28, 2020, 02:19:57 AM »
Itís now hitting a far younger age group on average so outcomes are likely to be far better than the Northeast.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-surge-in-south-and-west-looks-different-from-norths-11593203105?mod=mhp
If they can continue to have the virus hit primarily younger people like it is currently doing that would be fantastic. Short of a vaccine that is a best case scenario. Keep the elderly and vulnerable home and let the virus sweep through the younger population and you will see far better outcomes than what we saw in the Northeast. Of course time will tell if older people in these States are hit hard as well.

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Re: Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
« Reply #1244 on: June 28, 2020, 02:35:37 AM »
If they can continue to have the virus hit primarily younger people like it is currently doing that would be fantastic. Short of a vaccine that is a best case scenario. Keep the elderly and vulnerable home and let the virus sweep through the younger population and you will see far better outcomes than what we saw in the Northeast. Of course time will tell if older people in these States are hit hard as well.

The old people are getting hit harder than before. Itís just that young people make up a bigger percentage of the increases. So when the US hits new records every day we can celebrate that the amount of old people getting sick is only doubling, not tripling, instead of basically going down to zero like every other country in the world.