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Trump said early estimates indicated the U.S. could have 100,000 to 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus and up to 2.2 million if the U.S. didn’t take any action to control the pandemic. He said states like New York have recently reported declining hospital admissions and nationwide the number of new cases is flattening, “substantially suggesting we’re near the peak.”
“We’ll see what it ends up being but it looks like we’re headed to a number substantially below the 100,000 that would be the low mark, and I hope that bears out,” Trump said.
originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
Heart attacks are up 4x nationally. China reported that reinfection people were having heart attacks. These are not being counted either. Some of these are the same home pickups that aren't be counted.
In addition to lung damage, many COVID-19 patients are also developing heart problems — and dying of cardiac arrest.
As more data comes in from China and Italy, as well as Washington state and New York, more cardiac experts are coming to believe the COVID-19 virus can infect the heart muscle. An initial study found cardiac damage in as many as 1 in 5 patients, leading to heart failure and death even among those who show no signs of respiratory distress.
That work has already resulted in changes in the way hospitals deal with the cardiac implications of COVID-19. Doctors have found that the infection can mimic a heart attack. They have taken patients to the cardiac catheterization lab to clear a suspected blockage, only to find the patient wasn’t really experiencing a heart attack but had COVID-19.
Jorde said that after COVID-19 patients recover, they could have long-term effects from such heart damage.
originally posted by: American-philosopher
a reply to: EnigmaChaser
Thats what my Uncle was saying to that you don;t know how many people that this virus could kill in over a year tiem frame or so. But going what the "task Force" was saying. They made it seem like there models were for a month time frame. Whne you combine it with the guidelines and bench marks that Trump began with at the start of the month. It made it seem like we are going to have 100,000 people die in a months time frame. "We have a dark two weeks ahead" remember that?!
originally posted by: Lucidparadox
Im sorry, Im really confused here.
I have always assumed that the 100k-200k death projections were over an 18 month period. No one ever said it was a 2 week projection... just that the next 2 weeks would be probably the worst part.
200k deaths is alot whether its in a month or a year.
originally posted by: hombero
Why are you talking in terms of "X per year" compared to something that's really only been a big thing for a few weeks? Do you see the fallacy?
a reply to: EnigmaChaser