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Response to crickets (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:36 PM

43. We had a plan. Dump did the opposite.

At every turn, he not only did the wrong thing, he has elected to do the worst thing possible. Take having no plan to deal with the outbreak since he first heard about it.



How many needless Covid-19 deaths were caused by delays in responding?

Most of them


By ISAAC SEBENIUS and JAMES K. SEBENIUS
StatNews, JUNE 19, 202

EXCERPT...

To compare each country’s responses to the pandemic on a consistent basis, we turned to the work of an Oxford University team that has constructed a stringency index based on 13 policy responses (lockdowns, border closings, tests, etc.) to measure how strongly each country responded over time. The Oxford index shows that 14 days from the date of the 15th confirmed case in each country — a vital early window for action — the U.S. response to the outbreak lagged behind the others by miles. The U.S. stringency score of 5.7 at that point was 25% of Australia’s (23), 23% of Germany’s (25), 18% of Singapore’s (32), and only 15% of South Korea’s (38).

Related: Rising Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations underscore the long road ahead
Due to exponential viral spread, our delay in action was devastating. In the wake of the U.S. response, 117,858 Americans died in the four months following the first 15 confirmed cases. After an equivalent period, Germany suffered only 8,863 casualties. Scaling up the German population of 83.7 million to America’s 331 million, a U.S.-sized Germany would have suffered 35,049 Covid-19 deaths. So if the U.S. had acted as effectively as Germany, 70% of U.S. coronavirus deaths might have been prevented.

Continues...

https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/19/faster-response-prevented-most-us-covid-19-deaths/



Precisely as you noted, crickets: Not incompetence, it is intentional — and it is global.

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