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1 year 6 months ago #26148 by HawkErrant
COVID19 UPDATE 2021-01-15
Friday 2021-01-15 20:35 GMT (14:35 CT)
Source: www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

Day 344 since first recorded U.S. death (2020-02-06)

MASKS ON, America!

400,299 U.S. deaths in just over 11 months
350,908 on 2020-12-31, just 15 days ago
300,649 on 2020-12-11, just 35 days ago
250,077 on 2020-11-14, just 62 days ago
200,197 on 2020-09-15, just 122 days ago

MASKS ON, America!

200,102 deaths in 122 days
1,640 deaths a day the last 4 months
2,847 deaths a day the last 5 weeks
3,293 deaths a day the last 2 weeks
By Inauguration Day January 20, 2021 projected to hit
420,094*, passing
World War II (405,399, passing on January 16)
for US Event deaths, trailing only the
#2 US Civil War (664,035) and the
#1 1918-20 Spanish Flu pandemic (675,000; see list below)
*source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america ...

COVID-19 today is the #1 Cause of Death in the United States, ahead of heart disease and cancer. And at current rates, by the end of 2021 COVID-19 will pass the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic (the earliest recorded cases of which, ironically, occurred on the Fort Riley, Kansas US Army post, just before its troops were deployed to Europe to fight in World War I) as the deadliest event in US history.

Today EVERY CORNER of our nation is a biological combat zone.

While vaccines are being distributed to the high priority populace, the general public will not be getting the vaccine until late Spring at best.

MASKS ON, America!

EVENT                       USA DEAD
Spanish Flu Pandemic        675,000 in 2 years 2 months
US Civil War                664,035 in 4 years
World War II                405,399 in 4 years 9 months
COVID-19 PANDEMIC           400,299 in 11 months (1st US death 2020-02-06)
World War I                 116,516 in 1 year 9 months
Vietnam War                  58,209 in 17 years 3 months 
Korean War                   36,516 in 3 years 1 month
American Revolution          25,000 in 18 years 6 months
NB: Why do I cite Worldometers and not the Johns Hopkins numbers American media likes to use? Because -
(1) Worldometers is used by many international entities,
(2) most experts agree that for a variety of reasons COVID19 deaths are definitely being underreported and
(3) Worldometers routinely reports higher numbers than JHU does, with the difference currently over 10K as of today.
Given these three pieces of information, I have opted to consistently cite the higher numbers recorded by Worldometers.

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it” ~Albert Einstein
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