Without drastic restrictions, 2.2m Americans could die of covid-19 – UK scientists

A grim report by UK scientists warned that without drastic restrictions, 2.2 m people in the US would die of the coronavirus and a quarter of a million in Britain. Eight to nine percent of people in the most vulnerable age group, 80 and older, could die if infected. This report by researchers at London’s Imperial College – which advises the Johnson government on its coronavirus response – warned the two governments that the current public health threat is the “most serious” respiratory virus since the Spanish Flu in 1918.

This report spurred the Trump task team and British prime minister Boris Johnson to finally ramp up restrictions. New federal guidelines issued Sunday night warned Americans to work from home, avoid unnecessary shopping trips and refrain from eating in restaurants. Some states and cities have already imposed stricter measures, including lockdowns and business closings. The Ohio governor cancelled the Democratic primary.  In London, everyone was told to avoid pubs, restaurants, and theaters and non-essential journeys.

 

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12 thoughts on “Without drastic restrictions, 2.2m Americans could die of covid-19 – UK scientists

  • Mar 17, 2020 @ 12:57 at 12:57
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  • Mar 17, 2020 @ 13:15 at 13:15
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    Because of this WH inept, corrupt, wasteful, clueless lack of action, his idiotic comments….”It’s a Dem hoax, by summer it’ll go away” the US LOST 1+ month of fighting the spread, the blood & misery of many WILL be on his hands !

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    • Mar 17, 2020 @ 13:44 at 13:44
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      Funny WHO said due to his actions we gained 3-4 weeks of it not spreading..

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  • Mar 17, 2020 @ 14:25 at 14:25
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    @ Dave and Anonymous. You are both right. But apart from Trump’s first decisive stop for all flights and ships from China and Japan, he has been led down the garden path by his holdovers such as Dr Fauci and Azar. What would you do if you were President but were not an epidemiologist or pulmonologist by training? Trump has seen the light now on most Corona related issues. History will condemn Fauci and Azar as stuck in old virus paradigms.

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  • Mar 17, 2020 @ 14:27 at 14:27
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    What is more worrying is the house arrest going on in Serbia, Spain for the population. Serbia, 3 years jail for going outside, Spain, €32 000 fine for going outside and the UK has just condemned all its population over 60 to house arrest for 4 months. The death camps are not far away.

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  • Mar 17, 2020 @ 16:03 at 16:03
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    They are not both right- Trump never called the Corona virus a hoax, he called the Democrat’s charaterization of his response to the virus a hoax. He never said it would go away by Summer, he said the heat “might” affect the virus. Both contentions above are outright lies, and since we all have Google it isn’t credible to believe the OP doesn’t know it. Google the statement “quoted” above, as far as I can tell it doesn’t exist. Every article about Trump calling the virus a hoax is an exercise in partial quotes followed by projection and mischaracterization.

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    • Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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      March 9, 2020 Trump’s Tweeter quote;

      “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

      – President of the United States Donald Trump

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  • Mar 17, 2020 @ 20:56 at 20:56
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    THIS IS A HOAX!!!

    – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

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    • Mar 17, 2020 @ 21:20 at 21:20
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      I saw and heard what he said and you are an outright liar.

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