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Posted on: June 4, 2020 at 22:33:55 CT
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Just what do you think would have happened, death-wise, if we had taken absolutely no social distancing and mitigation efforts at all? Would there still be “only” 100,000 dead? Or would it be a half million by now, or even a million at this point?

That’s the number you need to compare your number of “increased deaths due to our actions” to.

Experts in the field tell us by taking the drastic social distancing and mitigation efforts when we did in March (even though it was several weeks too late to save a substantial percentage of persons who have died so far), it saved a staggering amount of lives.

The number you are referring to can, and will, be calculated by the experts in the field, by comparing death rates for various causes during the pandemic to death rates in similar time periods. That is an actual science. The same science that is suggesting the current death count is an undercount of those who have actually died from COVID.

My educated guess is that your post will not age well when the number you are referring to is identified and compared not just to the actual eventual death count, but the death count we would have had if we had done nothing at all. That is the fair comparison.

Your assertion will be tested by science, and facts. I don’t think you are going to like the answer you get. But hey, don’t worry, you can always call it “fake news” :)
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          RE: Zero active cases from Lake of the Ozarks Memorial Day - BruceInLA MU - 6/5 18:09:02
               It is very difficult to catch it outdoors. NYC took the - alstl MU - 6/7 10:49:57
               Getting the flu is not the same thing as driving drunk - tiger4real MU - 6/5 22:15:55
                    RE: Getting the flu is not the same thing as driving drunk - BruceInLA MU - 6/6 10:43:28
                         For all but elderly it pretty much is(nm) - tman MU - 6/6 22:10:01
          But what percent of those people have been tested? - Harvest MU - 6/4 17:07:11
               And, doesn't it take a couple weeks for the disease... - Deputy Dawg MU - 6/6 10:11:01
     science says he is right(nm) - DollarSigns MU - 6/3 22:05:38
     RE: Quote From Volleyball Coach Taylor - cybertyger MU - 6/3 08:09:58
          RE: Quote From Volleyball Coach Taylor - BruceInLA MU - 6/3 10:31:45
               You would think people would acknowledge that the actions - tman MU - 6/3 13:57:23
                    I’m curious... - bluetiger_ MU - 6/4 22:33:55
                         We flattened the curve. We didnt change the curve. - tman MU - 6/6 22:16:55
     The CDC disagrees with you(nm) - SEC_BIG_GAMEHUNTER SEC - 6/2 23:28:11
     Yeah athletic college kids are shaking in their shoes(nm) - TigerFan92 MU - 6/2 20:58:44
     that isn't how it's transmitted - MizzouAstro MU - 6/2 20:00:45
          That's not exactly correct... - bluetiger_ MU - 6/2 20:25:15
     RE: Quote From Volleyball Coach Taylor - tigerden MU - 6/2 19:44:27
          Well, the exact quote makes it pretty clear... - bluetiger_ MU - 6/2 20:07:29
     Bruce don’t be so hard on him... - bluetiger_ MU - 6/2 19:34:41




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