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Perspective: There were 83,780 Flu-Pneumonia
Deaths in US this Season — So far Only 4,059
Coronavirus Deaths in US this Year

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Posted By: Toledo, 4/1/2020 12:22:40 PM

The international community is currently experiencing the worst global panic in modern history. Entire economies, including the US economy, are in complete free-fall over the coronavirus pandemic and panic. It is always good to pause and look at the actual data and not the ever-changing “models” the “experts” continue to throw at us. We posted on the current coronavirus numbers in a previous post today. Now this from our friend Steve at Grassfire: The CDC’s “Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Surveillance” website reports that there have been more than 80,000 P&I (pneumonia and influenza) deaths during the current 2019-2020 flu season.

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Chill, people, chill

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Vaquero45 4/1/2020 2:50:55 PM (No. 365235)
We’ve been had.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono 4/1/2020 3:10:02 PM (No. 365244)
To be fair about it, how many of those 83.7K would have wound up dying of coronavirus-induced pneumonia, had they not just died of influenza-induced pneumonia?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad 4/1/2020 3:29:04 PM (No. 365257)
Yup. There are about 2.3 million deaths per year in the US. A reasonable guess is that we will have 2,000-5,000 deaths a day for a couple of weeks, totaling about 250,000. A bad flu season kills about 60,000. There will be offsetting reductions in flu, accidents and MVA's. Bad -- but 90% of deaths this year will be caused by other than COVID-19
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey 4/1/2020 3:38:43 PM (No. 365271)
Been saying it from the get go, it's just another attempt to bring down Trump with all the bee sess negative reporting going on. And his poll numbers just keep on climbing and climbing....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck 4/1/2020 3:58:50 PM (No. 365296)
#1 I would say we've been had willingly. Most Americans are not as conservative as we think. And most will say that it's best to be safe than sorry. The what if we're wrong crap.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 4/1/2020 4:09:54 PM (No. 365308)
Very late in the flu season, very early in this pandemic, not even a remotely cogent comparison. If we luck out, we'll fall below the total flu deaths because we fundamentally changed the course of this disease by isolation and a massive, effective medical response. Making comparisons like this is like Italy saying things were OK and they didn't need to close their borders or lock down three weeks ago. Total Italian deaths on March 8 were 366. Today, they are above 13,000 deaths in just three weeks. Still losing 700+ every day.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/1/2020 5:50:23 PM (No. 365414)
A person 90 years old will die with any added whack, even a pick up in the wind. When they do, Dr. Fauci would add this death to his model as a death from the wind.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: or gate 4/1/2020 7:21:22 PM (No. 365467)
Don worry about stats. This is nancyś virus to get our President.
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