[ExI] More Americans have died from COVID-19 than the Iraq War

Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 18:45:43 UTC 2020


Serious question, why don't you have this kind of outrage over the number
of people killed by flu every year?  These milestones are window dressing
and meaningless.  What does 9/11 or war deaths have to do with what is
happening now?  Also, you may want to point some of that righteous
indignation over at the PRC and WHO.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 2:27 PM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Another milestone, 4418 Americans died in the Iraq War and as of today at
> 17:34 GMT 4,516 Americans have died from COVID-19. The US had its first
> death from COVID-19 on March 1, so in one month it has managed to kill more
> Americans than the Iraq war has in two decades, and it has almost certainly
> destroyed more wealth too. I'm old enough to have been alive during the
> administration of Lyndon Johnson and at the time I was certain he would be
> the worst president in my lifetime, but one can be absolutely positively
> 100% certain of something and still be dead wrong, and a few years later
> George W Bush came along and showed me that I was indeed dead wrong. And
> now I've been proven to be wrong yet again. I guess there is just no bottom
> to bad.
> John K Clark
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