Come back to me when 7 million of has died, or 72,900, or 24,300, or let's say anywhere near the 12,000 that died without lockdown during the swine flu. China topped out at less than 3,300. Korea is stopping out at less than 100. Both are stabilizing. Let's say a few more die. That's still far below the 12,000 that died here from swine flu or the 40,000 that die from the seasonal flu that we dont lock down for. Lockdown according to korea who has done very well, say it makes it worse.MSK, take a math class on exponential growth.
The scary thing here is not the 100 deaths or the 6000 infections.
The scary thing is that both those numbers have been tripling every week.
Look at your own posts. On Friday you said, "only 41 deaths". Today you say "only 100 deaths.,"
Perhaps Saturday you can post "only 170 deaths". Then a week from now you can say "only 300 deaths."
If that continues,
300 dead by March 24.
900 dead by March 31.
2700 dead by April 7.
8100 dead by April 14.
24300 dead by April 21.
72900 dead by April 28.
And so on until all 350 million of us are infected, and about 7 million of us have died. At current growth rates, that happens in late May.
Now do you see why epidemiologists are concerned? It isn't the total. It is the growth rate.