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originally posted by: jrod
This figure was crossed today and will continue to go up. COVID will finish the year as the 3rd leading cause of death. Keep in mind, this figure is deaths per total population, not just those infected.
With the vaccine in limited supply and even more limited by it's roll out due to bureaucracy, greed and denialism; we will still have a few more grim months before the vaccination efforts start to show improvement.
The current surge of deaths will likely result with COVID becoming the leading cause of death in December. Currently heat disease is the leading cause of death, claiming about 2300 lives a day in the US. So far this month, we have seen multiple days in excess of 3,000 deaths a day from COVID. Also life expectancy will drop by as much as 3 years as a result of the pandemic.
While hope is around the corner, this is a grim way to end of the year. With news of a vaccine, many may not take the same precautions to prevent transmission, this along with the season may result in even higher COVID rates before the majority can get the vaccine.
US poised for deadliest year ever as pandemic cuts life expectancy, experts sayedit on 23-12-2020 by jrod because: US Population: ~331 million, US COVID death: 331, 208 (and rising, figure as of time of OP)
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: eletheia
The number of COVID deaths in the US is currently 331,208. That figure will be higher at the end of the day....
originally posted by: Edumakated
We simply don't know. Given the elderly are already frail, isolating them and missing appointments could very well be a huge factor in immediate death.
Lauren Rossen, a data scientist with CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, told PolitiFact that the numbers of deaths in 2020 are "without a question NOT on par with previous years" and that claims that the numbers are equivalent are based on misinterpretations and misuse of the available data.
originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: LSU2018
Personally, i believe none of this lockdown shenanigan bull# would have ever been allowed to happen if people had the slightest grasp of numbers with more than 3 zeros in them and just a bit of basic arithmetic skills. It seems to be a skill that's sorely lacking among many people.
a reply to: jrod
I was responding to your 2300 deaths per day number...learn to read.
originally posted by: caterpillage
So the odds of dying from covid are about the same as dying in a house fire.
And were making everybody stay in the house more!
It's a conspiracy created by big fire I'm tellin' ya.