US pass 100,000 Covid deaths

The United States has now passed 100,000 recorded deaths from Covid-19, and now have had over 1.7 million cases.

While the total number of deaths in the US is well over twice the next highest, the United Kingdom, they are only 9th highest in deaths per million population (of countries with  population greater than a hundred thousand).  Belgium is the highest but that may be in part to do with how they record Covid deaths compared to other countries.

Current models estimate deaths in a month’s time in the US to be somewhere between 111k and 173k, so it is far from over with risks of a resurgence as states relax their lockdowns.

President Trump thinks he has done his job very well dealing with Covid, or at least wants other people to think he has done very well.

Containing the virus in the US was always going to be difficult with the amount of international travel to and through the country.

States continue to make most of their own decisions despite Trump urging them to get things back to normal.

Covid seems to be out of control in Brazil with a climbing death rate, which looks to be under reported going by their number of cases.

The death total in Russia is surprisingly low and could be questionable.

Ways of counting cases and deaths varies in different countries so are indicative only.

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23 Comments

  1. artcroft

     /  27th May 2020

    The US is reaching the point where they realise that they just have to live with Covid. C’est la vie and all. They’ll open there economy to the world, while epidemiologists demand we keep our border shut for 2 or 3 or 4 years. (As per the vaccine guy on Seven Sharp last night)

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    • Gezza

       /  27th May 2020

      I never watch it. Too much fluff & nuttiness.

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      • artcroft

         /  27th May 2020

        My wife can’t miss it.

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        • Gezza

           /  27th May 2020

          You’ll have to let her go ! 😡

          Who else have you got ? 😳

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          • artcroft

             /  27th May 2020

            That’s a down tick for you.

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            • Gezza

               /  27th May 2020

              That’s ok. I need a bit of karmic balance. 🤔 Could you get rid of the tv instead.

    • Corky

       /  27th May 2020

      America, Arty, has discovered two truths:

      1- Life in all regards is a gamble. Sometimes playing the odds ain’t going to cut the mustard.

      2-There are plenty of folk to go around. Therefore refer to point one… and take your chances.

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      • artcroft

         /  27th May 2020

        All true.

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      • duperez

         /  27th May 2020

        The video of Alabamans I saw summed it up – ‘we’re all going to die anyway.’ A positive attitude to apply to a pandemic and life I suppose.

        Significant ramifications for their resourcing and provision of health services I suppose. Hospitals would only have to be little booths with a machine. Push the button and a voice says’ Go home, you’re going to die anyway.’

        At least they’ll know they won’t have to waste any coronavirus vaccine there.

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        • Corky

           /  27th May 2020

          Look on the bright side…you live in Aotearoa. No worries?

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    • Pink David

       /  27th May 2020

      “The US is reaching the point where they realise that they just have to live with Covid. ”

      Most of them are already there, despite what the media is attempting to portray.

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    • Pink David

       /  27th May 2020

      This is cool. The county filled in this skate part to stop people ‘illegally recreating in case they had covid. I don’t believe 80 yo commonly skateboard, the skateboarders are taking it back;

      Back to the old normal. No new normal.

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      • Fight4nz

         /  27th May 2020

        That does strike me as a very accurate portrayal of many aspects of the current situation, in particular putting the Tiananmen protester alongside the skater. A profoundly sobering contrast of the utterly selfless vs the utterly selfish.

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        • Pink David

           /  27th May 2020

          “utterly selfish.”

          I assume you are talking about the people who demand hundreds of millions lose their jobs and businesses out of their own fear of a virus which almost entirely effects retired people?

          Or is it the people in power who rob people of their rights, then flout the ‘rules’ they demand they all follow when they know it’s all bullshit?

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  2. Pink David

     /  27th May 2020

    “Andrew Cuomo gave immunity to nursing home execs after big campaign donations”

    Interesting Cuomo’s order to send Covid patents into the nursing homes, thus killing thousands is going to haunt him for some time.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/26/andrew-cuomo-nursing-home-execs-immunity

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    • duperez

       /  27th May 2020

      Bit of a bugger for Cuomo if he is to be haunted by killing a few thousand. Maybe he could get a dose of whatever Trump has and then he won’t be haunt
      ed or fret or worry.

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      • Pink David

         /  27th May 2020

        I’d think it was a bit of a bugger for the thousands of dead killed by an insane policy driven by
        nothing but panic and complete failure of leadership, but that’s me.

        For you it’s just Orange Man Bad.

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        • duperez

           /  27th May 2020

          Ah, for me it’s ‘Orange Man Bad’ but for you it’s a complete failure of leadership? More than 100,000 dead whichever way.
          I imagine anyone who saw the early public involvement of Trump, has read accounts of the initial reactions and response and followed events as they have happened, is in a good position to talk about complete failure of leadership.

          And it’s not about Orange Man Bad, it’s about the issue being beyond the ability of the elected American President to provide coherent leadership.

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  3. The complete failure of leadership from Orange Man Bad is a damned good place to start.

    ““I’m asking you to intervene in this instance because the President of the United States has taken something that does not belong to him—the memory of my dead wife—and perverted it for perceived political gain.”

    There may be a more damning thing that’s been said about an American president, but none immediately comes to mind.”

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/malignant-cruelty-donald-trump/612097/

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    • Pink David

       /  27th May 2020

      Oh noes! Someone’s feelings got hurt!

      Not a problem that insane lockdowns have put 40m out of work, that’s not an issue. Orange man hurt someone’s feelings!

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      • artcroft

         /  27th May 2020

        Orange Man is bad. He’s a nut. As president, he is meant to provide some direction and leadership. But all he’s done is yell abuse from the sidelines at those who would lead. What a useless dork.

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        • Unfair to useless dorks !

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        • Pink David

           /  27th May 2020

          “But all he’s done is yell abuse from the sidelines at those who would lead.”

          Has he not provided the states will all the equipment they ask him for? Did he not shut down flights from China and Europe far ahead of anyone else, and against a significant opposition? Did he not ask for a lockdown because he had been convinced it was needed?

          What is his single biggest error in this Covid panic do you think?

          The contrast is a media that has claimed for years now that Trump is a Russian ‘asset’. A claim that has no basis in any fact, yet the ‘fact checkers’ seem to miss this.

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