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Quote from: Solar on April 13, 2020, 01:58:01 PMWHO Official Says She Suspected Human-To-Human COVID-19 Transmission 'Right From The Start' — But The WHO Echoed Misleading Chinese Claims To The Contrary For WeeksA World Health Organization official said Monday that she suspected human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus "right from the start," beginning on Dec. 31, 2019.But WHO officials echoed Chinese authorities and denied any suggestion of human-to-human transmission for weeks after Dec. 31. Chinese doctors, meanwhile, were reported to have known for weeks prior that the virus could be transmitted between humans."Right from the start, from the first notification we received on the 31st of December, given that this was a cluster of pneumonia — I'm a MERS specialist, so my background is in coronaviruses and influenza — so immediately thought, given that this is a respiratory pathogen, that of course there may be human-to-human transmission," Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said in a press briefing Monday.Despite Van Kerkhove's apparent suspicions, the WHO repeated Chinese authorities' downplaying the possibility that the virus could spread between people. https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/13/world-health-organization-human-transmission-timeline-china-covid19-coronavirus/
Quote from: Sauce on April 13, 2020, 10:05:08 PMThe WHO - We wont get fooled again
Quote from: Solar on April 14, 2020, 06:38:29 AMWhy Doesn't Flu Tank Economy Like Covid-19?https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-doesnt-flu-tank-economy-like-covid-19-11586511000
Quote from: Possum on April 14, 2020, 06:45:13 AMHope everyone can read that chart.
Quote from: Solar on April 15, 2020, 12:10:32 AMhttps://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Eng/status/1250176943196160002
Quote from: WMK on April 15, 2020, 05:11:55 AMWhat chart??
Quote from: Prospector on April 15, 2020, 06:49:54 AMA leading cause of death in the United States: Several weeks ago, coronavirus deaths were few in comparison with other causes. But last week, reported U.S. Covid-19 deaths were just shy of the normal rate from heart disease, usually the leading cause of death.More than all typical deaths in New York: Strikingly, in the state of New York, the number of people who died with coronavirus last week was more than any other cause of death — in fact, more than twice the average number who die in a week from all causes combined.In the worst week of the 2017-18 flu season, New York saw 218 deaths from flu and pneumonia and 2,098 total from all causes. Last week, the state saw 4,694 reported Covid-19 deaths alone. These figures must put to rest the "dying with but not of" line of skepticism. The idea that this many people would have died anyway even without Covid-19 is simply not credible.Any serious attempt to put coronavirus deaths in context by comparing it to some other cause of death in a previous year must acknowledge the marked differences in the Covid-19 trend — most notably, the rapid spike in deaths that is still underway, and the wide range of uncertainty about when it will peak, how high it will peak, and whether it will peak only once. As long as the pandemic is rapidly spreading, these comparisons will be fraught.Perhaps a better way to state the danger posed by the coronavirus is just that we cannot easily compare it to any precedent in recent history. Nor do we need to dispute projections about future deaths to recognize what has happened already. Amid the statistical noise is a powerful signal. The question is whether we choose to see it.
Quote from: shhh on April 15, 2020, 07:41:25 PMThe Democrats have a vested interest in keeping our nation as chaotic as possible going into the 2020 Election. Rather telling that the Dem Governors went to extremes with the lock down.