Deaths pass 50,000 in USA

Deaths from Covid-19 in the United States have just passed the 50,000 mark  (currently 50,243) – 24 April 2020.

A month ago they were under a thousand deaths.

They reached 10,000 deaths on 2 April.

They reached 25,000 deaths on 12 April.

This is the most recorded deaths for any country – actually it’s nearly double the deaths in Italy and will be over double in a day.

Daily deaths have been over 2,000 per day most days for the past two weeks, with 2.342 yesterday and a similar number the day before.

On Monday Trump estimates US death toll between 50-60,000

During Monday’s daily briefing, Trump and White House experts calculated that there will be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths in the US by the end of the outbreak, “Right now we are heading to 50 thousand and according to the projections we will end up with 60 thousand by the end of the pandemic,” the US president said.

These projections differ from those given by White House Coronavirus Task Force chief Dr. Anthony Fauci a few weeks ago, when he estimated that in the worst scenario the United States could register 100,000 Covid-19 deaths.

At current rates there will be 60,000  in three or four days – before the end of the month, and there is no sign that the rate will drop significantly at this stage.

Covid is going to be a long haul for many countries, and difficult to keep it away for others.

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  1. Griff.

     /  24th April 2020

    Winning Trump style …..

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    • Duker

       /  24th April 2020

      Its MEGA all right , 100,000 deaths would be equivalent to 1500 in NZ ( all other things being equal)

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    • Dennis Horne

       /  24th April 2020

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/23/trump-coronavirus-treatment-disinfectant

      Robert Reich, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former labor secretary, tweeted: “Trump’s briefings are actively endangering the public’s health. Boycott the propaganda. Listen to the experts. And please don’t drink disinfectant.”

      Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, added: “It is incomprehensible to me that a moron like this holds the highest office in the land and that there exist people stupid enough to think this is OK. I can’t believe that in 2020 I have to caution anyone listening to the president that injecting disinfectant could kill you.”

      Experts questioned why the homeland security report had been promoted at the briefing. Dr Irwin Redlener, the director of the Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, told the MSNBC network: “Everything that this scientist talked about from homeland security was basically incoherent, nonsensical, not really supported by evidence and really quite contrary to a lot of things that we do know about some of the things he was saying.

      He added: “The very fact that the president actually asked somebody about what sounded like injecting disinfectants or isopropyl alcohol into the human body was kind of jaw-dropping.”

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      • Dennis Horne

         /  24th April 2020

        https://www.ft.com/content/67e6a4ee-3d05-43bc-ba03-e239799fa6ab
        UK coronavirus deaths more than double official figure, according to FT study | Free to read

        David Spiegelhalter, the Winton professor of public understanding of risk at Cambridge university, said it was “the only unbiased comparison” given the problems measuring deaths and their causes.

        The FT’s analysis has extrapolated these figures using the latest trends in the daily hospital deaths assuming the relationship between these and total excess deaths remained stable, as it has so far over the course of the pandemic.

        Using this calculation, a conservative estimate of UK excess deaths by April 21 was 41,102.

        Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford university, said the deadly effects of Covid-19 were much more marked than during a bad outbreak of seasonal influenza.

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  2. The fact that they have the most deaths is probably because of their enormous population. They probably have the most recoveries as well.

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    • Blazer

       /  24th April 2020

      maybe you need to …look it…up.

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    • No, Germany has more recovered (103,300) and only 153,129 cases.

      Spain has 89,250 recovered, and 213,024 cases.

      USA has 85,922 recovered and 886,709 cases.

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  3. Duker

     /  24th April 2020

    Kitty doesnt seem to understand demographics either , especially the demographic she is in

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  4. duperez

     /  24th April 2020

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  5. Pink David

     /  24th April 2020

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    • Fight4nz

       /  24th April 2020

      If only people here had listened to the privatisation message and let our saviour John Key get our hospitals out of the State’s bumbling clutches….

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  6. Patzcuaro

     /  25th April 2020

    #dontdrinkbleach

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