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  1. QuebecCityOliver

    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    But, again, the problem is not the death rate, per se. I am sorry that I have to rant again that the problem is overwhelming the system and causing a collapse that results in an overall higher death rate. And, if throwing hundreds of thousands of volunteers to hold back the dike solves the problem to some degree then the shutdown was warranted to stop total collapse. Also, we still have insufficient data to make accurate claims about death rates. It is simply too early to know. Too much BS and too much information and not enough actual data. The panic and fear-mongering is beginning to worry me, more so than the actual virus which can probably be contained. Fear spreads far more easily.
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    When will you covidiots get it into your very, very dense skulls that it is not the fucking number of deaths now or later that matters? It is a question of overwhelming the NHS, the number of beds and ventilators. That is the point of flattening the curve. The NHS is set up to deal with the routine number of cases, such as car crashes and accidents and elective surgery, etc. If the wave is too large, the system collapses. The Chinese dumped 42,000 health care workers on Wuhan. Where is the UK going to find the workers and medical supplies?
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    More than 1 million were killed on the roads. 7 million from the good old death sticks. It is impossible to have a sense of perspective - having a sense of perspective would be instantly fatal - just ask Trin Tragula. However, we do work to reduce those deaths. That is the point of life, putting of death to later. http://robslink.com/SAS/democd79/us_traffic_fatalities.htm Should add that the USA doesn't feel that way about pedestrians. https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/02/28/u-s-pedestrian-deaths-reach-highest-level-since-1990-infographicbut/#261f344d2b63 Not as bad as 1936 and 1937 when more than 15,000 died each year in the USA.
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    Well, last time I checked, this is called the deathlist.net. Yep. Still on the right website. We are a bunch of sick puppies, here, my mate. Look at your bloody name, for starters. Back to the question. The Boxing Day 2004 tsunami killed several hundred in Africa (mostly Somalia) - why? Because they were not told to move away from cosal areas even though there were hours (more than 5) to warn people. Is your argument, that we should not have warned Africa? Even in S.E. Asia people were saved because of the knowledge, when water goes out run uphill. That saved lives. Without question. Should we not try to do the same with COVID-19? "On Maikhao Beach in north Phuket City, Thailand, a 10-year-old British tourist named Tilly Smith had studied tsunamis in geography at school and recognised the warning signs of the receding ocean and frothing bubbles. She and her parents warned others on the beach, which was evacuated safely.[55] John Chroston, a biology teacher from Scotland, also recognised the signs at Kamala Bay north of Phuket, taking a busload of vacationers and locals to safety on higher ground." Best Case Scenerio - 50,000 to 100,000 - Worst case - 1 to 10 million.
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    Jacques Chirac

    Guardian obit. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/26/jacques-chirac-former-french-president-dies-aged-86
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    The 9th Death of 2019

    Bob Barker is looking very frail.
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    The 8th Death of 2019

    Prunella Scales. Dementia is a bitch.
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    George Bush Senior

    This is part of why the age of widowhood is so low. Many older couples who stay married the wife goes first and the husband shortly thereafter. I would be surprised if George lasts a month.
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    Joni Mitchell

    Well, I can't find a video of her smoking since 2013 but she is a 73-year-old smoker who has smoked for more than 50 years and lived life hard. She is not the worst pick on the list. I mean, Kirk is still looking good. I wouldn't be surprised to see Joni go before Kirk. I do recognize that the background risk is ten times greater for Kirk than Joni but on an individual level it is all pretty much a guess. Gascoigne is the worst choice on the list. Donald would have been a better choice or Kim.
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    Gay Byrne

    I doubt he is going to drop dead soon, but any 83 year-old undergoing cancer treatment should be considered a candidate for the list. http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/wife-kathleen-reveals-gay-byrnes-tough-battle-with-cancer-462583.html And obviously John McCain is going on the list - should make the top ten.
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    Valerie Harper

    Some recent coverage of Valerie Harper. Not sure how old the photos are. 2015-2017 by the looks of it. I think she might hang on until March 2018 for the Oscars. Definitely one to keep for next year if she makes it. http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/entertainment/2017/09/26/valerie-harper-balances-comedy-and-grief-my-mom-and-girl/703320001/
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