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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:18 PM

CDC predicting 180,000 US deaths from coronavirus by August 22: report

Source: The Hill

An internal document by the federal government reportedly predicts the novel coronavirus death toll in the U.S. could hit 182,000 by the end of August.

The number, found in an internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, marks a huge surge from an estimate by the University of Washington at the end of last month, which didn't place the U.S. at more than 180,000 deaths until October.

It would contradict optimistic messages from the Trump administration. President Trump has acknowledged the worsening outbreaks of the virus across the U.S. in recent days and made headlines last week for publicly wearing a face mask. But he also suggested as recently as July 21 that the virus will eventually "disappear."

The new estimate follows the U.S. surpassing 150,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week, and was prepared by the CDC for senior government officials in a brief distributed on Thursday. It has not been released publicly.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/510036-cdc-predicting-180000-us-deaths-from-coronavirus-by-august-22-report

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left-of-center2012 Jul 31 OP
rurallib Jul 31 #1
nitpicker Jul 31 #3
rurallib Jul 31 #4
displacedtexan Jul 31 #2
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jul 31 #5
marie999 Jul 31 #6
Marthe48 Jul 31 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:47 PM

1. @1500/day X 22 days equals 33,000 + 155,000 already dead equals 188,000

back of the envelope figuring.

Just wait til the teachers and kids start dying in September and October.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:03 PM

3. I use the JHU numbers

Currently about 1300 deaths a day, *22=28600.

Add to JHU's 153K dead=181600.

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Response to nitpicker (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:08 PM

4. Whichever - the bottom line is that the numbers are simply mind blowing

By Labor Day somewhere around 200,000 dead DEAD in less than 6 months. Another 60,000 before the election? or will school openings crank that number up.

It is scary, frightening, beyond mind blowing and for some reason we do not have pitchforks at the White House door.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:58 PM

2. Well, Happy Birthday to me. Not.

Until this year, the only historic event I've ever associated with my birthday is the death of Richard III at Bosworth Field in 1485.

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Response to displacedtexan (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:20 PM

5. My birthdate also!

Not much to be happy about there except John Lee Hooker, Carl Yaztremski being born on that date too

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:30 PM

7. Worldometer posted 156612

Over 1000 Americans are dying every single day. And over 5000 people all over the world every day, almost 682000. Some days it goes over 7000. More people are getting sick and more people are dying. Seems like the rate is accelerating.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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