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US hospitals are preparing for 96 MILLION coronavirus infections and nearly HALF A MILLION deaths, leaked documents reveal
Almost half a million (480,000) Americans are expected to die from coronavirus
4.8 million will be hospitalized and 96 million infected
Figures come from leaked slides from a presentation by Dr. James Lawler, a University of Nebraska Medical Center professor and hosted by AHA
They show the spread of the deadly disease could be far worse than officials claim, with the crisis 10 times greater than a severe flu season
The shock figures fly in the face of claims made by President Trump who has maintained on many occasions that the risk to Americans is 'low'
Lawler estimated people with heart conditions have a one in 10 chance of dying from the disease, compared to less than one in a 100 among healthy individuals
Trump signed a spending bill to allocate $8.3 billion to tackle the crisis Friday
US has around 300 cases and 17 confirmed deaths, after Florida confirmed its first two deaths Friday
US hospitals are preparing for 96 million coronavirus infections and nearly half a million deaths from the outbreak, leaked documents have revealed.
The spread of the deadly disease could be far worse than officials claim, with 480,000 Americans expected to die from the virus and 4.8 million hospitalized, according to a presentation hosted by The American Hospital Association (AHA) in February.
This puts the crisis on a level more than 10 times greater than that seen in a severe flu season.
The shock figures fly in the face of claims made by President Trump who has maintained on many occasions that the risk to Americans is 'low'.
The slides, obtained by Business Insider, suggest that hospitals need to ramp up preparations now to reduce the death toll around the US.
At the time of the presentation last week, there were more than 80,000 confirmed cases around the globe.
In the US there was around 60 cases and no deaths.
Fast forward just one week, and the US has around 700 cases and 17 confirmed deaths.
Worldwide, more than 100,000 people have now been infected.
The leaked slides also reveal the significant risks to older people and those with pre-existing health conditions if they catch coronavirus.
People aged 80 and over have a 14.8% chance of dying if they contract the infection, the slides revealed.
The risk declines with youth, though those aged 70-79 and 60-69 are still placed at a significant risk, with 8% and 3.6% mortality rates respectively.
Trump had nothing to do with this and Trump sucks because he isn't doing more.
our gov sucks and doesnt plan for anything. I bet if we had another president the virus would never have even entered the US. i blame Trump for everything.
UW has cancelled all classes and will only be doing online classes after a professor has been tested positive for covid.
is it canceled yet?
Supply is not an issue anywhere in America.
As useless as any other placebo, masks, gloves and sanitizer are available pretty much everywhere they normally are, and all over the internet.
But go ahead and fixate on things that don't matter as you are programmed to do.
Maybe Trump will cancel the election!
Dems withheld his emergency funding request for over 2 weeks, and have fought his border security and health screening for over 3 years.
CDC has not been delayed, restricted or interfered with at all.
"Scientists" and "doctors" know little more than you or I about it, and all of their incomes increase as the panic is created. All evidence points to them as the actual creators of the virus.
If you're sick, it keeps you from spitting on people.
It doesn't keep you from getting the virus.
Wearing a mask when you are sick with a respiratory virus will slow or prevent your recovery. The 4 most effective healers for a virus are air, clean water, a balanced diet, and sunshine.
Mankind has never improved on this formula, hence the constant prevalence of the flu and common cold.
Vaccines and other nonsense have served only to create stronger diseases and more susceptible populations.
You should have told the management. The owners are brothers from LO I went to school with. The wife of one is a lifelong friend of mine. Great people and delicious food.
OH MY GOD IT IS THE CORONA VIRUS!!!!!! IT HAS KILLED 1500 PEOPLE WORLD WIDE meanwhile the common flu is estimated to have killed 20000 to 52000 in the US alone. Just sayin.
This isn't Captain Tripps folks, calm down we will get a vaccine.
Nah bro. This kind of thinking is really not smart at all. 12,000 die from the flu on any given year but 31 million people get it. With a 3.4% mortality rate just do the math. That's 34,000 per Million. The number is 1,054,000 people dying in one year alone. If you can't understand the numbers please just stop making comments.
Whats even more disturbing is your 1500 number is off as well. At this point it has killed 3400 people and that number is climbing exponentially every day.
oh look...the whitehouse has spoken
I do like the reference to The Stand though
mortality rate % will go down as more people are diagnosed with it and numbers are reported world wide.
Complete freakout overreaction.
It seems each year we go through some end of the world scenario.
Ebola...Sars...Bird flu.....swine flu..trump flu...maya calendar ending...can't remember 'em all.
Wash your hands and cover your face when sneezing or coughing.
That is all.
Which one was H1N1 ? Bird flu ?
I remember they made such a big deal out of it and in the end ONE person died of it in France lol
I remember the Hong Kong flu, Asian flu, Sars and others
I remember the Hong Kong flu, TV back then had the world coming to an end. Same with SARS, mankind is doomed.
Separate names with a comma.