Asymptomatic individuals can spread the virus.
So, 90+% of the people who get it are asymptomatic so that means they are mostly spreading it to people who won't get sick either.
The rate of fatality is not the only thing to be concerned about.
I would disagree, that is the most important factor is the death of people who get it. Since less than 1% of the people who get it are dying, then it isn't as deadly as the media has been saying it was. At this point we have 130k deaths, without a vaccine... we were told MILLIONS were going to die because this virus was so deadly, now we know it isn't that deadly.
The more people that become infected the more people need treatment.
Except the infection rate is not correlating to the death rate of the hospital rate. Remember, NY had the hospital ship during the height of their infection, and it took in less than 200 people for the month it was there. It wasn't needed because the hospitals never got that full. How many old people died in nursing home becuase sick people were put there? Had a GOP politician done this, it would be front page news for a month. Instead Cuomo gets a pass because him and his brother did some good CNN TV while people were dying in his state.
People who survive often show disturbing effects which linger for months. Just allowing the whole country to contract the disease because maintaining social distancing is inconvenient is a terrible idea.
Of course you are talking about the small minority of people who actually show symptoms, not the vast majority that show no symptoms and therefor will have no "lingering" effects. You are tying to use the minority to control the majority, it doesn't work that way. Those who are on the danger list of weak systems, they should stay home, the rest of the US should be on Phase 2/3 of reopening. No going back, we know it won't help the spread when you have hundreds of thousands of people protesting every day in close proximity to each other, no following social distancing rules. George Floyd had 4 funerals with millions of people in attendance, someone's grandma died alone and was buried with no one there to remember her...
Considering the number of people who were ill and the difficulty in securing PPE, ventilators, and drugs, yes it was a good response. Comparing NYC to Florida is like comparing apples to oranges...literally.
No, it's the closest state in size and population. The only difference is the city of NY.
Now the lies start, there was no shortage of ventilators in NY, they had a couple thousand in storage and never used them. PPE was a problem but mainly because a lot of that equipment is made overseas and China wasn't willing to send any over after the world helped them out at the start of the virus spread. We also know that a lot of the govt stock pile was never replaced after the last couple viruses under the previous admin. Let's hope we learn a lesson and bring a lot of that manufacturing home and not rely on communists to provide important materials.
I've said as much on another thread. But remember, the shutdown was a reaction to something that represented a potential emergency.
We over reacted on the response, the media was really pushing the scary side of the virus and not talking about the actual science of it and who was being effected. Italy reported who the majority of the sick people were, but the media didn't care, they were concerned with the death numbers, remember, if it bleeds it leads.
And the very areas which you may not think should have been shut down are now areas with rapidly climbing numbers of cases.
They are seeing those infections now, not 3 months ago when they were first put into lockdown. In the mean time the economy was destroyed and there are over 40 million unemployed people in the US, to include myself.
You claimed it was 85% before. In either case, those people can infect others and some of the infected people will come down with a serious disease.
Yeah, I was hedging my numbers, but not any more, less than a 1% death rate. The more people who get tested the more will be found with the virus the lower the actual death rate will be. While the official number is only 3 million right now, the anti-body testing will show that millions have already had the virus and never knew it. I suspect my wife and I got it back in March after she traveled home before the lock down started. She had a low grade cough for about 4 weeks and was tired all the time. I had some lung butter for a week and wasn't very energetic.
Are you referring to the report that the virus might cause people to develop diabetes?
Yes — I corrected you. You took the statement of one scientist who said asymptomatic carriers wouldn't infect others. The WHO corrected her statement the next day and I provided thelink which showed you were mistaken.
You proved my point that the "experts" don't know what is going on and have changed their minds more times than we can count. I wasn't mistaken about anything, I was reporting what an expert was saying... funny you only "correct" one side of this thread yet let misinformation from Zardoz to go unchallenged. More white knighting from you for the propagandist.