Editor: During the Vietnam conflict approximately 2.3 million people were killed worldwide including military and civilians. During the past 9 MONTHS approximately 1.3 million people have died of covid. Extrapolating the numbers, this means if covid lasts as long as Vietnam, with no significant change in the death rate, covid would result in approximately 4.7 times as many deaths worldwide as the Vietnam War. Where is the outrage now?

Throughout our history we have lost approximately 662,500 Americans in wars from the Revolutionary war through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the past 9 months over 240,800 Americans have died from covid, approximately 36.4% of the total number of Americans killed during all our wars. The death toll in the Civil War was over 498,000. Excluding the Civil War, the death toll in all other wars is only approximately 68% of the death toll from covid in the past nine months. Once again, Where is the outrage now?

Robert Coapman

Sierra Vista

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IcePick

biGboB. Ok Schnitzel here's some facts..

Stop Sniveling! Your President Donald J Trump has a Vaccine coming in a couple weeks. So Start looking for something to Bi!ch @

Deaths and Mortality

Data are for the U.S.

Death rate: 867.8 deaths per 100,000 population

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

Number of deaths: 2,839,205

Life expectancy: 78.7 years

Infant Mortality rate: 5.66 deaths per 1,000 live births

Source: Mortality in the United States, 2018, data tables for figures 1, 2, and 4

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

Heart disease: 655,381

Cancer: 599,274

Accidents (unintentional injuries): 167,127

Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 159,486

Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 147,810

Alzheimer’s disease: 122,019

Diabetes: 84,946

Influenza and Pneumonia: 59,120

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 51,386

Intentional self-harm (suicide): 48,344

Mortality in the United States per year.

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BigBob

Here's a thought, instead of nattering on like a fool, why don't actually prove anything I posted is in error? OOPS, can't do it, can you?

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NorthLong

I want to see if Pelosi can now "crush" the virus like she has been bragging about. Guess her bragging about gaining up to 20 seats in the House sure fell apart. She will be lucky is she doesn't lose 10 seats.

BigBob

Many of the methods Americans used in 1918/19 to prevent the spread of the flu are similar to what people began doing during the current COVID-19 pandemic: Close schools. Wear masks. Don’t cough or sneeze in someone’s face. Avoid large events and hold them outside when possible. And no spitting.

In Philadelphia, streetcar signs warned “Spit Spreads Death.” In New York City, officials enforced no-spitting ordinances and encouraged residents to cough or sneeze into handkerchiefs. The city’s health department advised people not to kiss “except through a handkerchief,” and wire reports spread the message around the country.

In western states, some cities adopted mask ordinances, and officials argued wearing one was a patriotic duty. In October 1918, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a public service announcement telling readers that “The man or woman or child who will not wear a mask now is a dangerous slacker”. One sign in California threatened, “Wear a Mask or Go to Jail.”

simon1dog

No different than in 1918.

BigBob

One correction, as of today 11/19/2020 over a quarter-of-a-million innocent American men, women and children have died because of the trump virus as the fool refuses to admit there is problem.

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