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Wed May 13, 2020, 07:06 PM

Coronavirus: US death toll would have been halved had it acted 4 days sooner, study says

By Stephen Chen

The daily death toll from Covid-19 in the United States could have been more than halved if authorities had acted more swiftly in recommending self-isolation and the wearing of face masks, according to a new study.

Several US states began issuing stay-at-home orders in late March, while federal health authorities began recommending the use of face masks for all in early April. However, had such measures been implemented just four days earlier, the roughly 2,000 Covid-19 deaths currently being recorded each day would have been cut to less than 1,000, the study said.

Furthermore, lifting the measures in a bid to kick-start the economy would almost instantly increase the daily death toll to more than 3,000, it said.

"These findings may inform policymaking," said the researchers from Princeton Medical Centre and other research institutes in a yet-to-be-peer reviewed paper posted on Medrxiv.org on Wednesday.

Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-us-death-toll-halved-093000321.html

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radicalifornian May 13 OP
Da Mannn May 13 #1
PrescientWon. May 13 #2
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Response to radicalifornian (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 07:10 PM

1. At the time, WHO was saying there was no human to human transmission

and they said it at the behest of the despicable Chinese Communist Party.

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Wed May 13, 2020, 07:11 PM

2. And if I would have picked 6 numbers last night...

I'd be worth 130 million dollars right now.

Damn.

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Wed May 13, 2020, 07:27 PM

3. Statistics used to promote a lie....

Given the doubling rate at that time (about every 4 days at its peak) one could make the argument, but this includes assumptions that are unsupported by data or logic.

It is fair to ask what we might have done better, and to prepare for the next inevitable surge or new virus. Any planning of that sort should be grounded in the principle that the economy must be left to fend for itself, without government mandated shutdowns or bailouts. Let the guiding hand of Capitalism steer the ship. Government should serve as a guide and backstop, not a dictator.

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Wed May 13, 2020, 07:28 PM

4. Says fuckin communist China?

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Wed May 13, 2020, 08:21 PM

5. Your ilk screamed racist at the first thing Trump did.

Fuck off.

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Wed May 13, 2020, 08:22 PM

6. Hope Xi sees this, bro

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Wed May 13, 2020, 08:30 PM

7. So given that NY didn't shut down until A WEEK AFTER Trump acted, and they have the most

cases and deaths, does that mean that if NY had simply listened to Trump at the time, thousands of lives would have been saved?

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Wed May 13, 2020, 08:33 PM

8. 4 days sooner than the Democrats criticizing Trump for acting too soon?

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Thu May 14, 2020, 06:09 AM

9. 100% of the cases could have been avoided

If we shut down the country in October of 2019. Does that make me any expert now?

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Thu May 14, 2020, 11:11 AM

11. If only Pelosi hadn't encouraged people to go to Chinatown..

no lives would have been lost.

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Fri May 15, 2020, 11:49 AM

13. How about 5 days sooner?

Or 2.8 days sooner?

Or half a day later?

Or China Airlines had cancelled a flight?

Or Patient Zero had washed his hands one more time?

Or a butterfly had flapped its wings in Wuhan?


This is nothing but navel gazing that can never be proved and certainly doesn't help the current situation.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 10:38 AM

18. Congress could have brought their concerns to admin 4 days sooner

had they not had their head of the ass of shampeachment.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 03:08 PM

20. Study Says: If I had the right lotto numbers last night, I'd be a millionaire today

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