Post by J. Clarke Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by Alan Baker Post by J. Clarke Post by email@example.com
This seems to make a lot of sense. On the tactical level we would be
concentrating resources on protecting the elderly and health-challenged,
while younger people would be at work producing those resources.
I am interested in any comments.
It seems reasonable to me, however he is a lawyer and thus excluded
from the priesthood and so the Devoted will ignore him.
You're an ass.
I was literally having a conversation about this very point with my
girlfriend this morning and while she isn't herself an expert, she works
for an organization that is literally OVERFLOWING with experts in this area.
While being younger certainly reduces your chances of dying, it can
still make you sick enough that you require hospitalization...
...and we do not have an infinite supply of hospital services.
Something like 10% of people under 40 who contract it will require
Based on experience from other countries is it possible to make
a more detailed projection? What fraction will require intensive
care, full life support, ventilation?
And how accurate is that 10%? Is that 10% of all people who were
infected, or 10% of all people who were sick enough to seek treatment
and were treated somewhere where testing was available?
You utter simpleton.
What does it matter if 10 times as many people have it asymptomatically...
...when we can see the number of cases we DO know about rising
It is (checking live) 141,781 known cases in the US, and that number has
been consistently doubling about once every 3.5 days.
At that rate of growth, in just two weeks there will more than 2,250,000
Total deaths in the US are 2,471 and that has been consistently doubling
every 3.5 days or so. And that rate is surely going to get worse as
regions start to run out of ICU beds and the trained staff to run them.
Yes: if right now, everyone in the US has actually got the disease and
only 141,781 got it bad enough for anyone to notice, congratulations,
you'll be right.
But does even someone as thick as you've been about this really believe
that to be the case?
This is about as serious as it gets, you complete idiot.