The Covid-19 death toll in the US has now surpassed that of their 20 year military involvement in Vietnam.

The CV-19 death toll in the United States has no exceeded the
Can someone call an ambulance, it looks like Bodenplatte has had a stroke.
 
That has to be the fastest infection to death rate from COVID-19 yet.

RIP @Bodenplatte .
 

Chimp

ADC
Well we know the average age of a soldier in Vietnam was n n n n n n n n n n n n n 19 i wonder what the average ages are for this one.
 
If you can remember Covid-19 you weren't there man!
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
does that mean more will commit suicide than died in the outbreak then?
 
Am sure the OP will enjoy this:

It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million. On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war. At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, should have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? When you were a kid in 1985 and didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above. Perspective is an amazing art. Refined as time goes on, and enlightening like you wouldn’t believe. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Let’s be smart, help each other out.
 
Be like Father Ted, keep things in perspective

Remember, all together now

Small, far away....

 
Am sure the OP will enjoy this:

It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million. On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war. At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, should have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? When you were a kid in 1985 and didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above. Perspective is an amazing art. Refined as time goes on, and enlightening like you wouldn’t believe. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Let’s be smart, help each other out.
But we get lattes this time!
 

Niamac

GCM
Am sure the OP will enjoy this:

It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million. On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war. At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, should have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? When you were a kid in 1985 and didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above. Perspective is an amazing art. Refined as time goes on, and enlightening like you wouldn’t believe. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Let’s be smart, help each other out.
Best reminder yet. Bit like the 9/11 death toll of 2900 being about 2 hours worth of WW2 which remember went on for 6 years.
 

Robme

On ROPS
On ROPs

Some stats for those of you inclined.
This is a really interesting post, and proves that Hancock was spouting shote when he said that only hospital deaths are the international count when it comes to this China Plague. As a pity-full excuse for failing to include deaths at home and in care facilities. Leaving aside Cummings master plan for the Governments care in the community bill (we don’t care, neither do the community), I note that from tomorrow the government have announced that all deaths from this will be included in the daily count. Now that Boris is back, hopefully some of the B/S can be put to one side and things start to happen.
 

Bodenplatte

Old-Salt
I can't help having a stutter.

I was trying to say that US deaths from C-19 have now exceeded the number of deaths suffered by 20 years of Vietnam.

UK has now just exceeded the number of deaths suffered by 20 hours of the first day on the Somme.
 
Well we know the average age of a soldier in Vietnam was n n n n n n n n n n n n n 19 i wonder what the average ages are for this one.
19 isn't a coincidence sheeple
Average age of US soldiers in 'Nam? 19
Which coronavirus is it? 19
How old does Donald like his models? 19
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
to put this into a proper non hysterical press hyped perspective with regards viral infections.

700,000 US citizens have died of HIV/AIDS - 1.1m currently live with it and there are 38,000 new infections per day. - more than all the US war dead over 250 years.

Influenza kills 500,000 per annum globally and nobody gives a shit. can you imagine Ross Kemp on the frontline every october covering the 7000 flu deaths in the weeks up to xmas.

this is on par with the 57-8 and 68 influenza pandemics. H2N2 and H3N2. except they were killing far more children so we are lucky on that one I reckon..

HIV was in the human population since around 1957, MERS and SARS a good 20 years before the outbreaks and C19 isn't because they are tracing it back from 2017 another ten years or so.

somewhere it learned to jump a lot quicker and it possibly did escape a chinese lab investigating zoonotic viruses in the same way UK and US labs have all had viral mishaps or sent live anthrax in the post to each other.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
If you can remember Covid-19 you weren't there man!
I remember it very well - a bit of a headache, slight shortness of breath for a day and a nice two day sleep in.
 

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