by Ironwood @, Monday, October 19, 2020, 04:00 (39 days ago) @ Chas

So far in the US we have 8.12 million confirmed infected with Covid 19 with 219K deaths. Just using these numbers that’s a death rate of 2.69 %. With any luck Biden will win in November so he can take reins as he did in 2009 for the Obama Administration. In October of 2009 Joe Biden took the lead in the fight against H1N1, the Swine Flu Pandemic. He told us they would have 100 million doses of a vaccine by October 2009. They actually only produced 11 million. In the end 84 million became infected in the US and 17K died. If we had 84 million infected now like we did with H1N1, in 2009, the death total would be 2,259,500.

As for your numbers, according to the CDC....which Donald the Impeached now lumps-in with all the other "fake news".... there were 60.8 million cases of the H1N1 virus in the USA over the 1 year period from April/08 - April/09. Only 275,000 or 0.45% required hospitalization. There were 12,500 deaths, or 0.0205% of those who contracted the virus.
There is simply no comparison in severity between H1N1 and COVID-19. The Obama administration learned from H1N1 and set up measures to deal with the next epi/pandemic. Trump dismantled them, then failed to deal with a threat that he acknowledged was "deadly....much worse than your strenuous flu."
His response has been to give the virus childish names...the "China virus" or "Kung flu"....and to repeat, ad nauseam, that he "stopped all flights from China", which, of course, is another lie. Somewhere in the order of 40,000 people flew into the US from China AFTER he says he stopped all the flights. Assuming 250 people per flight, that's 160 planeloads of people coming in from China....after he'd "stopped all flights."
Great job, Trump.

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