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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 12:33 PM

Trump's own administration predicts at least 300,000 American deaths if lockdown is lifted early

Why is Trump pushing for a lifting of the lockdown even though his own administration predicts at least 300,000 American deaths?

Because he doesn't give a shit about American lives. He only cares about the stock market and his reelection.


What Happens If U.S. Reopens Too Fast? Documents Show Federal Coronavirus Projections

April 21, 2020 10:35 AM ET
LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE

Federal health officials estimated in early April that more than 300,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 if all social distancing measures are abandoned, and later estimates pushed the possible death toll even higher, according to documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. Some outside experts say even that grim outlook may be too optimistic.

The documents, created by the Department of Health and Human Services, spell out the data and analysis the agency is sharing with other federal agencies to help shape their responses to the coronavirus.

While the White House Coronavirus Task Force has cited other models created at academic institutions, the federal government has not made public its own modeling efforts. The documents paint the fullest picture yet of the assumptions underpinning the government's response to the pandemic.

The Trump administration is laying out plans for how to reopen America's economy, and protesters are parading near state Capitol buildings to demand that happen swiftly. But while overestimating the threat of the virus could cause unnecessary job losses, underestimating it means more lives lost. At particular risk are the elderly, and African Americans, who already disproportionately dying, based on preliminary data.

More: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/21/839456638/what-happens-if-u-s-reopens-too-fast-federal-documents-show-coronavirus-projecti

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 12:47 PM

1. That last sentence may contain a tiny clue explaining why they want to go ahead

Considering who his worshipers are, itís probably a gamble that the GOP considers to be worth taking.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 12:49 PM

2. That's so Trump can brag about keeping numbers below predictions.

He keeps throwing around a figure of 60K expected deaths like it's something to be proud of, because someone had predicted as many as 2M.

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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 12:51 PM

3. We should be honored to sacrifice our lives for the glory of Dear Leader!

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