The (High) Cost Of Lockdowns: A Preliminary Report

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by yoopertoo, Nov 21, 2020 at 8:45 PM.

  1. big buck 75

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    Or at least don’t give them an additional amount.
     
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  2. Piranha man

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    What's the total cost of the interstate/ roadway system and repair?
    What's the number of injuries and related deaths?
    I can't believe there so few Americans like me that would take chances with this virus in a second before supporting things to threaten the livelihood of my fellow Americans.
    WTF!!
    Governments place should be to help the unable and high risk.
    BTW I had over a dozen friends/family contract covid!
    A family member with pre existing conditions passed, none of the rest were hospitalized most of them said they've felt worse
     

  3. big buck 75

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    I’m all for taking precautions. I’m not for things that threaten people’s livelihoods, especially if we don’t know if they work or not.
     
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    Would suck pretty bad if you needed hospitalization and it was so full they sent you home to suffocate.
     
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  5. yoopertoo

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    How many people get put on ventilators now?

    I know a number of people who got hospitalized because of low oxygen levels and then got treated with oxygen or simply monitored. There are many people with respiratory illness today who get prescribed home oxygen.
     
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    400 are on ventilators as of 11/19.

    https://www.clickondetroit.com/news...ichigan-covid-19-hospitalization-data-trends/

    There were 1365 on ventilators on 4/13 but we don’t have data published before then.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that getting on a ventilator is a last resort when the more simple oxygen supply isn't doing the trick. The wife's cousin was too late to get treatment and ended up on one. Was COVID free but had so much damage done to his heart and lungs that he passed away.

    The drug package our son got was enough to knock the COVID out, but he is now home with an oxygen generator. I'm waiting until he feels better before I chew his butt for trying to fight it alone as long as he did. It seems that the quicker you get treatment, the less damage the virus does to your body.
     
  8. DecoySlayer

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    Which is the case with just about every serious disease out there.
     
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    Not sure of the number but I believe the data is on each state's hospital bed tracking.

    The trajectory we are (were?) on would certainly lead to overcapacity.
     
  10. Piranha man

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    Were would we be if that was said to all the great young men and women joining the military? "it would suck pretty bad if you needed hospitalisation and suffocate"(died)!
    My guess is there would be less joining but we would still be a great country because some of us don't run from fear we face it.
    America may have a higher rate (disregard more testing) However, there's a cost for living free. Thankfully, some still think it's worth it.
     
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    It's also isolated and sparsely populated.
     
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    i have a feeling the taxes are going to jump to 8% because of the covid and lockdowns
     
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    The higher taxes go, the slower the recovery. Get them up too high and it will grind things to a halt.
     
  15. Piranha man

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    "Come on man" with a liberal open borders (Americans used to fight against horrible big governments like Mexico has China and the Middle East) and MASS imagration america would of had less deaths and cases of covid