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Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:01 AM

Just an FYI - 3,600 people (sadly) drown every year not 360,000 per Dr. Phil

I heard that and thought - 360,000?!??? That’s 12 times the gun deaths.

Like many things they are getting excited about death and hyping the numbers. The “Reopen VA” page on Facebook has a (hilarious) standard response that says 80,000 people die from the flue every year. Yes they misspelled “flu”.

https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.

From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.1 An additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents.2

About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.1 For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.1

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Reply Just an FYI - 3,600 people (sadly) drown every year not 360,000 per Dr. Phil (Original post)
underpants Apr 2020 OP
mercuryblues Apr 2020 #1
underpants Apr 2020 #2
genxlib Apr 2020 #3
underpants Apr 2020 #6
lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #4
Dem2 Apr 2020 #5
treestar Apr 2020 #7

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:08 AM

1. You caught that too.

What a moran.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:35 AM

2. Yeah

The Reopen VA Facebook page is a hoot. Nothing but YOU IDIOTS! responses.


Here is their standard response: 😳🥴🤪
There is growing evidence that COVID 19 has spread to 30+% of the population, most don't even notice it passing through them, and that is a lot of herd immunity already built up. We have a great treatment for those who get seriously sick that has them better within a week. The projected death toll has dropped from 2 million +, to 200,000, to 100,000, to 80,000, to 60,000. For perspective, we had about 80K die of the flue in 2017 and the nation didn’t bat an eye. We have millions Americans that need to go back to work so as to pay their bills and put food on the table. We have no reason not to go back to work.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:39 AM

3. Aside from all the other stupidity

They seem to completely miss the "cause-and-effect" behind the changing projections. The projections changed BECAUSE the country was shut down.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:52 AM

6. Well yeah

There’s always that

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:42 AM

4. I'd take medical advice from Dr. Demento before Dr. Phil or Dr. Wizard of Oz

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:43 AM

5. These fake doctors are hilariously transparent in their agenda

I'll never ever take a word these idiots say seriously.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 09:59 AM

7. All irrelevant, even the "flue"

The flu does not overwhelm the hospitals! It is tougher to transmit and not transmitted until a person has symptoms! These people are just ignorant.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-did-the-world-shut-down-for-covid-19-but-not-ebola-sars-or-swine-flu/

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