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(CNN)   Worldwide death toll for COVID-19 reaches 2,000,000, or the equivalent of 10 jumbo jets crashing daily for a year. Or almost two Rhode Islands if you're old school   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-01-15 2:25:56 PM  
Unfortunately the US is only 465 away from another grim milestone.
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2021-01-15 2:32:07 PM  
Almost a quarter of that is US. Despite the fact that we have just over four percent of the world's population.
 
2021-01-15 2:35:59 PM  
Ain't no hoaxin like COVID hoaxin cause COVID hoaxin don't stop
 
2021-01-15 3:16:42 PM  
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2021-01-15 3:21:11 PM  
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2021-01-15 3:21:42 PM  
What are we down to now, just one plague rat on Fark who will show up and try to statsplain this away as jUsT lIkE tHe FlU?
 
2021-01-15 3:23:08 PM  
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2021-01-15 3:24:09 PM  
Don't forget to thank trump for our contribution.
 
2021-01-15 3:24:22 PM  

FlashHarry: Almost a quarter of that is US. Despite the fact that we have just over four percent of the world's population.


If we continue to lose 3-4k a day Trump will have officially overseen the excess deaths of more Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. We're going to lose more people in 12 months than we lost in all of WW2. The fact that he was nearly reelected despite that fact should tell you something about modern American politics.
 
2021-01-15 3:27:07 PM  
WWII = 415,700.

The last 10 Months of his Presidency will have seen more American's die from the malice of the Trump admin and GOP, with the aid of a biological agent, than the Axis powers were able to inflict in 4 years.
 
2021-01-15 3:27:25 PM  
How many hectares is that?
 
2021-01-15 3:27:37 PM  
Real death toll is likely much higher.
 
2021-01-15 3:27:50 PM  

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Sweet -- we're going to break the WW2 count before end of next week.  Nothing like compressing the impact of 4 years of fighting a brutal war into 10 months.  Next stop, US Civil War around the time we hit the 1 year mark.
 
2021-01-15 3:28:06 PM  
But nobody ever talks about all those plane crashes. It's all covid, covid, covid. The China hoax.
 
2021-01-15 3:28:15 PM  
The US has somewhere around 5% of the world's population, but 20% of the COVID fatalities. Ugh.
 
2021-01-15 3:28:35 PM  
Half a million American dead by Valentine's Day.
 
2021-01-15 3:29:08 PM  

FlashHarry: Almost a quarter of that is US. Despite the fact that we have just over four percent of the world's population.


If only we could shoot the virus with our guns all our problems would be solved. 

Being an American has only become more embarrassing over the course of my life. Moon landing, I'm born, everything slowly slides down the bowl. 

Now I'm thinking it's my fault.
 
2021-01-15 3:30:06 PM  

Social Justice Warlock: Real death toll is likely much higher.


If you count suicide, domestic violence and substance abuse, absolutely. And we SHOULD count those.
 
2021-01-15 3:30:21 PM  
Congratulations kids, you've finally got something worth being emo about.
 
2021-01-15 3:30:33 PM  
How many bus crashes is that?
 
2021-01-15 3:30:47 PM  

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Sweet -- we're going to break the WW2 count before end of next week.  Nothing like compressing the impact of 4 years of fighting a brutal war into 10 months.  Next stop, US Civil War around the time we hit the 1 year mark.


I'm gonna assume you mean the death toll. But I can't rule out a basic prediction of Civil War 1 year into the pandemic.

This timeline is the goddamn WORST.
 
2021-01-15 3:31:56 PM  

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Sweet -- we're going to break the WW2 count before end of next week.  Nothing like compressing the impact of 4 years of fighting a brutal war into 10 months.  Next stop, US Civil War around the time we hit the 1 year mark.


Only if you include the enemy/traitor casualties.  If you count only US deaths we've blown past it.
 
2021-01-15 3:32:31 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: What are we down to now, just one plague rat on Fark who will show up and try to statsplain this away as jUsT lIkE tHe FlU?


The flu is worse. I read on Facebook it kills like 3 billion people a year.
 
2021-01-15 3:33:44 PM  

dothemath: How many bus crashes is that?


Bus plunges. It's like, 40-50 bus plunges a day.
 
2021-01-15 3:33:59 PM  
what is that in washing machines?
 
2021-01-15 3:35:12 PM  

dothemath: How many bus crashes is that?


do your own math!

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2021-01-15 3:35:34 PM  

gunther_bumpass: dothemath: How many bus crashes is that?

Bus plunges. It's like, 40-50 bus plunges a day.


RIP BusPlunge.org (archived: https://users.lmi.net/tcs55/hall.html​ )
 
2021-01-15 3:37:38 PM  
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2021-01-15 3:41:35 PM  

EBN-OZN: The US has somewhere around 5% of the world's population, but 20% of the COVID fatalities. Ugh.


We're in that sweet-spot of having a healthcare system that is good enough to track the deaths, but not good enough to delay them.
 
2021-01-15 3:45:55 PM  
whar are the dead @ ? there are no dead it is all a lie to gauge our fear & we failed :(
 
2021-01-15 3:45:58 PM  

OrangeSnapper: EBN-OZN: The US has somewhere around 5% of the world's population, but 20% of the COVID fatalities. Ugh.

We're in that sweet-spot of having a healthcare system that is good enough to track the deaths, but not good enough to delay them.


This is quite astute
 
2021-01-15 3:46:51 PM  
If you recall, we decided that we need to upend our entire society and political system because ~3,000 people died on 9/11. Invading multiple countries, Patriot Act, Gitmo, and an endless destruction of civil liberties.

Now more people die than that EVERY DAMN DAY.

Trump and Republicans have been pushing to make sure people don't wear masks, don't isolate, don't even care about all the people dying. Now that we have the vaccine, it's a huge free-for-all with no comprehensiveplan at all. We will probably be many months later to get this finished with a commensurate number of people dying, and further cratering of the economy. Financial and death misery.

This is a crisis that was created and it's all on the Republican "leadership".
 
2021-01-15 3:48:23 PM  

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Sweet -- we're going to break the WW2 count before end of next week.  Nothing like compressing the impact of 4 years of fighting a brutal war into 10 months.  Next stop, US Civil War around the time we hit the 1 year mark.

Only if you include the enemy/traitor casualties.  If you count only US deaths we've blown past it.


US death toll in WW2 is around 416,000.  We just broke 400,000 covid deaths today correct?
 
2021-01-15 3:49:09 PM  

FlashHarry: Almost a quarter of that is US. Despite the fact that we have just over four percent of the world's population.


India is much worse than what they claim for several reasons. Same with China.
 
2021-01-15 3:50:00 PM  

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Sweet -- we're going to break the WW2 count before end of next week.  Nothing like compressing the impact of 4 years of fighting a brutal war into 10 months.  Next stop, US Civil War around the time we hit the 1 year mark.

Only if you include the enemy/traitor casualties.  If you count only US deaths we've blown past it.


Ah, thinking more I assume you meant the US Civil War.  I was taking it as a total death toll -- staying away from the politics of who was or was not an "American" for that one.  Population of the country decreased by that amount from war deaths.
 
2021-01-15 3:56:40 PM  

FlashHarry: Almost a quarter of that is US. Despite the fact that we have just over four percent of the world's population.


Yes, but we have over 70% of the world's morons.
 
2021-01-15 3:57:39 PM  

djfitz: Invading multiple countries,


That was the best part. After an attack by a bunch of Saudis, funded by Saudi money, and supported through the Saudi embassy and some folks who hung out in Pakistan we started wars with two countries that weren't Saudi Arabia or Pakistan.
 
2021-01-15 4:00:55 PM  
Waiting for one of our resident Covidiots to arrive and explain how "Covid is not that bad" and "everyone is over reacting"
 
2021-01-15 4:06:29 PM  
 
2021-01-15 4:10:10 PM  
Was watching Joe's speech about COVID. He was giving zero f*cks about the Republicans in Congress who refused to wear masks when they were locked down. He said "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? GROW UP."
 
2021-01-15 4:10:27 PM  
"In order to transmit the same amount of information on paper, they would have to arrange for a 747 cargo freighter packed with telephone books and encyclopedias to power-dive into their unit every couple of minutes, forever."
 
2021-01-15 4:11:23 PM  
There was a COVID death in my building last night. I asked what floor it was on but was told no for privacy reasons. But judging by the activity downstairs I think it might be there. I usually never hear her and people have been in and out all day.

It's a big building and I never talked to anyone even before this crap. Just gonna be even more careful.
 
2021-01-15 4:36:18 PM  

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Sweet -- we're going to break the WW2 count before end of next week.  Nothing like compressing the impact of 4 years of fighting a brutal war into 10 months.  Next stop, US Civil War around the time we hit the 1 year mark.

Only if you include the enemy/traitor casualties.  If you count only US deaths we've blown past it.

US death toll in WW2 is around 416,000.  We just broke 400,000 covid deaths today correct?


Yes, as I had mentioned in a prior post. 😉
 
2021-01-15 4:40:49 PM  

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Sweet -- we're going to break the WW2 count before end of next week.  Nothing like compressing the impact of 4 years of fighting a brutal war into 10 months.  Next stop, US Civil War around the time we hit the 1 year mark.

Only if you include the enemy/traitor casualties.  If you count only US deaths we've blown past it.

Ah, thinking more I assume you meant the US Civil War.  I was taking it as a total death toll -- staying away from the politics of who was or was not an "American" for that one.  Population of the country decreased by that amount from war deaths.


Even setting aside the politics, civil war deaths has a huge range, depending on how you count them. Only about 200k killed in combat total. Many more from disease, infection, exposure, poor treatment or malnourishment in prison camps. You could probably state a case that anywhere from 200k to over a million were killed in that war.
 
2021-01-15 4:54:08 PM  

FlashHarry: Almost a quarter of that is US. Despite the fact that we have just over four percent of the world's population.


Its like a fifth. Which is bad enough.
 
2021-01-15 4:54:53 PM  

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Hey, at least we're better than the town. The mayor in jaws 2 is the same guy
 
2021-01-15 5:57:29 PM  
For comparison, worldwide births, deaths by year up to 2019
How many people die and how many are born each year? - Our World in Data
 
2021-01-15 6:30:46 PM  
Silly Subby, Rhode Island can't fly
 
2021-01-15 6:32:26 PM  
A virus is fine, totally natural event.

The government intervention into it and its effect on people's lives?  Inexcusable.

*disclaimer: I know you expect the gov to take care of (control) you
 
2021-01-15 6:43:38 PM  
That's no nearly enough for some of our Farkers who have now gone silent on the issue .
 
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