In 1918, the common flu (H1N1) killed between 17 million and 50 million people worldwide. Fast forward to 2014. I contracted H1N1 and spent three months in the hospital, two of those in a coma in ICU. Ventilator, feeding tube. Nothing by mouth for four months. Had to be in physical therapy for another two months to relearn to walk. That year 256 people in North Carolina died from the “common flu”.
You called it:Would not surprise me to see the NCHSAA cancel the finals. Some high school sporting events are now being cancelled. Comes down to risk versus reward.
Yes we are all going to die eventually, sure. But my 87 and 94 year old grandparents may die NOW if they get this, in fact you'll see a lot of older people who seemingly had years ahead of them die from this before it's all said and done. Unlike the flu there is no vaccine or natural immunity to this, so stop comparing it to something it isnt.we’re all going to die
Ahh yes, testing. That’s actually what I meant.Screening is assessing symptoms and travel history. Testing is the issue.
Apparently, one of the reasons for our country’s failure to test more, and more effectively, is that our government insisted on only using a test that had been developed in the U.S.. And the first one of those showed many false positives and false negatives. We are four or five five weeks behind where we should be because our federal government cares more about the economic and political aspects than taking whatever measures are necessary to curtail the spread of the disease. Ironically, that failure is part of what is driving the stock market and the political discussion.