## US's Covid Stats - an Embarassment

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henry quirk
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### Re: US's Covid Stats - an Embarassment

Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 am Over 200,000 COVID deaths in the US in less than 1 year. Compare that to the flu which kills anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 per year. I'd say it's a serious pandemic alright. Looks like the skeptics here were wrong.
yep, that's the official count: 200,000

how many died from beer virus?

how many died with beer virus?

how many died, were counted as beer virus deaths, without any confirmation of actually bein' infected with beer virus?

200,000 is a made up number
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henry quirk wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 am Over 200,000 COVID deaths in the US in less than 1 year. Compare that to the flu which kills anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 per year. I'd say it's a serious pandemic alright. Looks like the skeptics here were wrong.
yep, that's the official count: 200,000

how many died from beer virus?

how many died with beer virus?

how many died, were counted as beer virus deaths, without any confirmation of actually bein' infected with beer virus?

200,000 is a made up number
Even if that number were inflated by 50% that would still add up to twice as many deaths than flu. Just admit it Henry. You are wrong.
henry quirk
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Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:34 pm
henry quirk wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 am Over 200,000 COVID deaths in the US in less than 1 year. Compare that to the flu which kills anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 per year. I'd say it's a serious pandemic alright. Looks like the skeptics here were wrong.
yep, that's the official count: 200,000

how many died from beer virus?

how many died with beer virus?

how many died, were counted as beer virus deaths, without any confirmation of actually bein' infected with beer virus?

200,000 is a made up number
Even if that number were inflated by 50% that would still add up to twice as many deaths than flu. Just admit it Henry. You are wrong.
what if only 10,000 folks actually died of beer virus: would I still be wrong?

what if nearly half of all 'murican beer virus deaths occurred in 4 states and were the result of governors warehousin' infected in elderly care facilities: would I still be wrong?

you, along with a whole whack of folks, have been spoonfed makarky

beer virus is nasty, but it ain't the coronapocalypse
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Gary Childress
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henry quirk wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:34 pm
henry quirk wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:27 pm

yep, that's the official count: 200,000

how many died from beer virus?

how many died with beer virus?

how many died, were counted as beer virus deaths, without any confirmation of actually bein' infected with beer virus?

200,000 is a made up number
Even if that number were inflated by 50% that would still add up to twice as many deaths than flu. Just admit it Henry. You are wrong.
what if only 10,000 folks actually died of beer virus: would I still be wrong?
If it were that low, then you might be right. But that's a pretty big difference from 200,000. If It's that inflated, I seriously doubt it would be inflated that much.
henry quirk
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### Re: US's Covid Stats - an Embarassment

Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:38 pm
henry quirk wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:34 pm

Even if that number were inflated by 50% that would still add up to twice as many deaths than flu. Just admit it Henry. You are wrong.
what if only 10,000 folks actually died of beer virus: would I still be wrong?
If it were that low, then you might be right. But that's a pretty big difference from 200,000. If It's that inflated, I seriously doubt it would be inflated that much.
why?
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henry quirk wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:30 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:38 pm
henry quirk wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:36 pm

what if only 10,000 folks actually died of beer virus: would I still be wrong?
If it were that low, then you might be right. But that's a pretty big difference from 200,000. If It's that inflated, I seriously doubt it would be inflated that much.
why?
Maybe a better question would be why would you think things would be that overstated, 10,000 vs. 200,000 is an enormous discrepancy.
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Gary Childress wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:40 am
henry quirk wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:30 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:38 pm

If it were that low, then you might be right. But that's a pretty big difference from 200,000. If It's that inflated, I seriously doubt it would be inflated that much.
why?
Maybe a better question would be why would you think things would be that overstated, 10,000 vs. 200,000 is an enormous discrepancy.
cuz commies lie, cheat, steal, kill

slavers gotta slave

it's an ugly business, subverting freedom without wreckin' social structure; a nasty, novel cold offered an unexpected means to that end
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henry quirk wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:40 am
henry quirk wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:30 pm

why?
Maybe a better question would be why would you think things would be that overstated, 10,000 vs. 200,000 is an enormous discrepancy.
cuz commies lie, cheat, steal, kill

slavers gotta slave

it's an ugly business, subverting freedom without wreckin' social structure; a nasty, novel cold offered an unexpected means to that end
I see. Vermin, all. What was I thinking?
henry quirk
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Gary Childress wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:32 am
henry quirk wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:40 am

Maybe a better question would be why would you think things would be that overstated, 10,000 vs. 200,000 is an enormous discrepancy.
cuz commies lie, cheat, steal, kill

slavers gotta slave

it's an ugly business, subverting freedom without wreckin' social structure; a nasty, novel cold offered an unexpected means to that end
I see. Vermin, all. What was I thinking?
this it can't happen here position: never understood it

history overflows with examples of it can happen here, it will happen here, if you ignore the signs but folks just go right on ignorin' the signs