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Mon May 11, 2020, 11:18 AM

What are we to think?

Over the last month I have been reading reports from all over the world of under reporting the death toll. I linked a Huff Post piece below, however, a quick Google search will show you many more.

Have we begun to see it happening here, right now, as states open up to more infections? How is it possible the death toll would be going down? Using google.com/covid19/map as my reference for US deaths here are the reported US deaths over the last 5 days:

5-7 2,558
5-8 1,976
5-9 1,623
5-10 1,496
5-11 878

Something doesn't seem right to me. Should I be happy about the trend or distrustful?


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/heres-why-the-coronavirus-death-toll-is-likely-underreported_n_5eb43438c5b646b73d294966
https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

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FreeWheatForever May 2020 OP
rampartc May 2020 #1
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #4
rampartc May 2020 #5
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #7
onecaliberal May 2020 #2
gibraltar72 May 2020 #3
abqtommy May 2020 #6
Squinch May 2020 #8
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2020 #9

Response to FreeWheatForever (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:23 AM

1. i'm distrustful

the rwnjs were complaining that if a guy with covid dies of pneumonia it gets counted against trump's numbers. i think cases like that are now being counted as pneumonia.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:49 AM

4. Excess Deaths will tell the truer toll. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:53 AM

5. the actuaries won't release that number until after trump's reelection.

wait til you see the great economic numbers in a nation of unemployed homeless.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #5)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:56 AM

7. Nope. Data already available, including USA (NYC):




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Response to FreeWheatForever (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:31 AM

2. Cases are up daily here and we're only testing those who go to the hospital.

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Response to FreeWheatForever (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:48 AM

3. Governor of Floriduh Donald Trump Junior

doesn't park his car in his garage anymore. Just sayin.

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Response to FreeWheatForever (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:56 AM

6. I was distrustful at the time of my birth. Now, 71 years, later I see no reason to change that basic

perspective that has served me so well...

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Response to FreeWheatForever (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 12:11 PM

8. Give it 2 weeks.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #8)

Mon May 11, 2020, 01:31 PM

9. +1. "Death" is what I think they call a "lagging indicator"

The count of infections, hospitalizations, and intubations will precede the death count.

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