CDC forecast predicts more than 62,000 Covid-19 deaths in the US in the next four weeks

1 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 17:30:31ID: s2btjy
CDC forecast predicts more than 62,000 Covid-19 deaths in the US in the next four weeks
2 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 17:30:31ID: hsdffo0

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3 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 18:16:38ID: hsdmx73

For those still in the 'it's like the flu' mode, 62k deaths would be an annual death toll during a very bad flu season.

ID: hsdt5k7

I love how comparing it to the flu is their argument.

The flu is a terrible illness lol

ID: hsdtsk3

seriously... Ive been getting vaxxed against flu strains for DECADES. It was also common practice in my family to stay away from vulnerable members if you feel sick and don't come over if you have the flu.

Before Donald fucking Trump most people saw vaccines as a good thing and only fringe nutters would say shit like "flu vaccines are a scam for money!" now its a major republican platform.

ID: hsdust6

A bad dose of the flu can leave people with COPD, which can kill them years later by cardiopulmonary arrest.

The long-term effects of covid can be much worse.

The 'it's just flu' crowd is kinda saying, 'It's only getting shot in the head with a .30-06, it's not a .50 BMG.'

You're still fuqin dead.

ID: hsdruj5

Omicron will be bad but it should hopefully be the last wave of really high death tolls. The new nucleoside-analog viral inhibitors work really, really well at stopping viral replication in it's tracks after a positive test. When they get into widespread availability in about 6 months, the antivirals plus widespread adoption of multi-round vaccinations should relegate COVID to a seasonal & manageable illness similar (epidemiologically) to influenza

ID: hsdujr4

I really hope so. Not sure how much more of this we can take as a society.

4 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 17:41:33ID: hsdh7mo
ID: hsdmbrj

Well our rolling average is at 1700 a day so just staying steady is 50,000. Obviously Omicron is going to add to that a bit (but amazingly small increase honestly compared to the skyrocketing cases: that shows how mild it is in comparison to Delta).

I gotta say: I need the CDC job that makes these predictions. Nothing actually depends on them and you can get them by logic and five seconds of multiplication and extrapolation!

ID: hsdncnr

Thank you for posting helpful context, exactly what I was looking for!

5 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 17:54:08ID: hsdj9on

Imagine this headline in 2019 with any other cause. Video games, terrorism, peanut allergy. It would be massive news, now best we can do is jab and mask.

ID: hsdpgxo

If everyone did what they were supposed to do from the beginning, we would have hundreds of thousands of less deaths in the US. But you know, microchips in vaccines, freedumbs, and drinking piss to cure Covid is what's more important to people.

6 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 18:08:12ID: hsdlk19

Some depressing points of reference for these numbers, that's more than U.S deaths in Vietnam, almost 2 Korean wars, 14 Iraq wars, or 24 Gulf wars - in 4 weeks. Before this I could never have imagined any circumstance where this scale of death could just be taken in stride, now firmly believe there is no imaginable circumstance where broad systemic change occurs in our societies.

7 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 17:44:44ID: hsdhq6b

You may already be a winner!

9 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 18:00:27ID: hsdkay9

But the internet told me omicron was just a flu so they must be wrong.

ID: hsdpnxw

Flu? I've been getting "lol it's just a bad cold, bro!" These idiots always start their comments with "lol" and end it with "bro". Fucking morons.

ID: hsdr7j1

A lot of these “just a cold” people forget about Long Covid. I’m more frightened of that than the original disease. I have a friend and a cousin who are suffering with that, about a year out from initial diagnosis.

10 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 18:21:22ID: hsdnoss

A month or so ago it was estimated that 700,000 people in Illinois who are not vaccinated have also never gotten COVID.

Within the past month, the 7 day average has gone from 8,000 on 12/12 to a peak of 29,000 on 1/4. We have added at least 400,000 cases. Considering the lagging indicator, I definitely expect it to get bad.

12 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 18:46:37ID: hsdrrmb

Let's go Darwin. Grifters gonna grift.

14 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 19:11:15ID: hsdvpki

Good news is their estimates have been horribly off since the beginning of the pandemic.