[ExI] More deaths from COVID-19 than Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined

Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 15:35:27 UTC 2020

This is not the Spanish flu.  The CFR for COVID-19 is MUCH lower.  It is
also not killing most people below 60.  I think you already know this

I'd rather have the economy reopen in June, have at risk groups continue to
shelter in place,  delay reopening extremely large gatherings like concert
venues and stadiums, and get on with things before we end up in a global
depression that may result in A LOT more deaths once people and nation
states start scrambling for diminishing resources.

On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 11:28 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 10:58 AM Dylan Distasio via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> *> John, as usual you are being over dramatic here.  Current estimates for
>> this outbreak in the US are at bad flu season levels. *
> Well, in 1918 we had a rather bad flu season and it started in early March
> just like this one, in less than a year it killed 675,000 Americans, ten
> times the number that died in WW1, and it made tens of millions of them
> sick. Worldwide it killed between 50 and 100 million people. And all
> "current estimates for this outbreak" are based on the assumption that no
> political leader does anything as colossally stupid as stopping the
> quarantine way too early.  But I can think of one political leader who just
> might be that stupid.
> John K Clark
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