Good News from Dr. Fauci

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dwhee87

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Fauci published this today, 3/26. This would explain Trump's turn to this being not as severe as previously thought. Good news all around.

This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387
 
Very few,with the number of cases,,,,
That may be true but in Ga it’s pretty close to 1/3rd of known cases are hospitalized right now. Even if there’s more unknown cases everyone involved in the hospitals are complaining about being full and claim they are overwhelmed with the amount of sick people Coming in. I don’t know which is true but the 2 sides are not matching up.
 
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That may be true but in Ga it’s pretty close to 1/3rd of known cases are hospitalized right now. Even if there’s more unknown cases everyone involved in the hospitals are complaining about being full and claim they are overwhelmed with the amount of sick people Coming in. I don’t know which is true but the 2 sides are not matching up.
A third of known cases are hospitalized in GA for no other reason than we are only testing people showing severe symptoms. If we tested everyone with a sore throat or cough, it'd be a number south of 5%, like most other countries.

Until we start widespread testing and data collection, it's just a guessing game this is affecting a lot of people's lives and livelihoods.
 
A third of known cases are hospitalized in GA for no other reason than we are only testing people showing severe symptoms. If we tested everyone with a sore throat or cough, it'd be a number south of 5%, like most other countries.

Until we start widespread testing and data collection, it's just a guessing game this is affecting a lot of people's lives and livelihoods.
Not disagreeing with that point at all but the fact still stands the hospitals are completely full in the areas this is spreading. Either it’s that widespread and everyone has it or it’s still considerably worse than the flu. Only other option would be that a high percentage of people hospitalized are only there because what they have and they are just closely monitoring them.
 
A third of known cases are hospitalized in GA for no other reason than we are only testing people showing severe symptoms. If we tested everyone with a sore throat or cough, it'd be a number south of 5%, like most other countries.

Until we start widespread testing and data collection, it's just a guessing game this is affecting a lot of people's lives and livelihoods.
Most of these numbers are meaningless. The numbers that count right now are the hospital statistics and those clearly show hospitals and healthcare workers are being overwhelmed by this thing. That's why people need to strictly follow the published protocols. It's not important that you have it with mild or no symptoms. What's important is that you don't spread it.
 
Most of these numbers are meaningless. The numbers that count right now are the hospital statistics and those clearly show hospitals and healthcare workers are being overwhelmed by this thing. That's why people need to strictly follow the published protocols. It's not important that you have it with mild or no symptoms. What's important is that you don't spread it.
Exactly.

The hospitalization rate for this virus is significantly higher than the flu and thereby threatening our supply chain. When 10 people need a ventilator and we only have 5 that mean 5 sick persons needs are unmet which will lead to a higher death rate. I suspect we will see medical rationing on a small scale, notices are already in hospitals about that process. I hope I am wrong and we are equipped.
 
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