COVID-19 update: Global death toll surpasses 100K, over 1.7M cases

COVID-19 update: Global death toll surpasses 100K, over 1.7M cases

At least 103K people have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 1.7M people have been infected, while over 382K have recovered. The number of cases in the US has crossed 500K with more than 18K deaths. Italy, with 147K and 18K deaths, has extended the lockdown for another three weeks. India, too, is deciding to extend the country’s nationwide lockdown.

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Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 months

Oh no! 100,000 mostly old people who would've died in the coming year from anything else died a bit early! Quick! Shutdown the global economy and wreck everyone else's mental and physical health too and work them into a frenzy!

Chris
Chris 1 months

The numbers are definitely much higher, Chinas actual number would be at the very least similar to the US if not more.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

"Flattening the curve" only delays the ultimate outcome and leaves us exposed to the virus longer. Until enough people get the virus, it won't go away. The primary upside to flattening the curve is to avoid exceeding capacity in our hospitals and spiking the death rate. That's a noble goal, but it leaves the Sword of Damacles hanging over our head.

Dhiren
Dhiren 1 months

I doubt, extension of "nationwide lockdown" in India is officially annouced yet. It MIGHT be announced in coming days.

John W
John W 1 months

Wuhan lab was performing coronavirus experiments on bats from the caves where the disease is believed to have originated - with a £3m grant from the US https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8211257/Wuhan-lab-performing-experiments-bats-coronavirus-caves.html

Girthquake
Girthquake 1 months

Sorry, but I will never believe that we are doing worse then China

wyseeit
wyseeit 1 months

Still not as high as yearly abortions. And that's being labelled an essential service

Ironborn Pyke
Ironborn Pyke 1 months

Lockdowns will be like in China. Seems like 11 to 12 weeks is the effective range

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