We are doubling every 2 or 3 days now. Imagine what happens when all those kids and people from Florida and New Orleans bring this virus back all throughout the mid-Western and Southern states.
You have a state like Mississippi with a town like Jackson (the state capital) of 160,000 people. If 20% of 160,000 get the virus and 10% of those who get the virus need to be hospitalized (effectively .20 times .10 or .02 of the population) that is 3,200 people. And this is a low estimate.
How many hospital beds do you think exist in Jackson, Mississippi?
According to google, the number of beds at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (in Jackson) is 722. According to a 2015 Mississippi report, there are 11,060 beds across Mississippi.
There are about 3 million people in Mississippi. Applying the same percentages above (10% of 20%, or 2% of total) you get a lower end of 60,000 people across the state in need of being hospitalized.
60,000 is more than 5 times greater than 11,060 folks.
Oh, by the way, those morons who talk about flu deaths and automobile deaths ... last year in San Jose, California, there were 54 fatal deaths from car accidents and 16 flu-related deaths in 2019. At the city of San Jose's recent City Council meeting, Deputy City Manager Kip Harness showed a powerpoint slide indicating there will likely be more than 2,000 deaths and potentially as many as 16,000 deaths in a worse case scenario from the coronavirus pandemic.
According to projections from San Jose’s Office of Emergency Management, there are actually 9,000-19,000 cases of coronavirus in Santa Clara County today.
“So, that means we have a false sense of security in terms of thinking, ‘Oh, everyone who’s tested are the only ones who are infected,'” Harkness said. “There are a large number of us walking around who are infected.”
This is why social distancing is important right now.
[SOURCE: Maggie Angst | Mercury News | 26 March 2020]
Meanwhile Herr Trump is busy strutting around (when he isn't tweeting) acting like he can re-open the country again. As if the various states are locked down because of his executive prowess. Excuse me, the country is shut down because of the state and municipal officials across the country who made difficult decisions in the interest of public safety. Trump didn't do shit. It was not up to him, thank god. All he does is have grandious happy talk about how he is the best ever, lambaste journalists who ask legitimate questions, and pat himself on the back for actions he did not make or do.
And then when someone states the obvious, that the Emperor has no clothes, he screams "Fake News."