Experts are warning that hundreds of millions of people around the globe could eventually catch COVID-19, and if that actually happens, millions of people are going to die. Globally, less than 10,000 people have died during this pandemic so far, and the level of fear we are witnessing is off the charts. The entire western world is shutting down and people are freaking out like we have never been before. So what is going to happen if the global death toll soon gets 100 times higher? According to the CDC, in a “worst-case scenario” more than 200 million people could become infected in the United States alone…
According to The New York Times, a closed-door meeting was held last month among CDC officials and dozens of epidemic experts from around the world.
One of the CDC’s leading epidemiologists presented four scenarios – named A, B, C and D – to show possible ways the virus could spread throughout the US population.
The federal health agency projects that in the worst-case scenario, between 160 million and 214 million people would be sickened.
Do you think that our society is equipped to handle a crisis of that magnitude?
I certainly don’t.
Hopefully the measures that are now being taken will slow the spread of this virus. Because if that does not happen, researchers at Imperial College London are projecting that 2.2 million Americans could die…
The report is also influencing planning by the Trump administration. Deborah Birx, who serves as the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, cited the British analysis at a news conference Monday, saying her response team was especially focused on the report’s conclusion that an entire household should self-quarantine for 14 days if one of its members is stricken by the virus.
The Imperial College London group reported that if nothing was done by governments and individuals and the pandemic remained uncontrolled, 510,000 would die in Britain and 2.2 million in the United States over the course of the outbreak.
I really don’t understand why some people out there still refuse to take this pandemic seriously.
Now that this outbreak is completely out of control, it won’t be too long before COVID-19 is virtually everywhere.
According to a new study that was just conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, this virus can remain “in the air for hours” and it can remain on surfaces for days…
The highly contagious novel coronavirus that has exploded into a global pandemic can remain viable and infectious in droplets in the air for hours and on surfaces up to days, according to a new study that should offer guidance to help people avoid contracting the respiratory illness called COVID-19.
So once this virus has spread to every community in the United States, there won’t be any public places that are safe.
It could be on the next surface that you touch, the next hand that you shake or in the next gulp of air that you breathe in.
According to the researchers, COVID-19 could still actually be detected on plastic and steel surfaces “after three days”…
On plastic and stainless steel, viable virus could be detected after three days. On cardboard, the virus was not viable after 24 hours. On copper, it took 4 hours for the virus to become inactivated.
In terms of half-life, the research team found that it takes about 66 minutes for half the virus particles to lose function if they are in an aerosol droplet.
That means that after another hour and six minutes, three quarters of the virus particles will be essentially inactivated but 25% will still be viable.
Some people that get this virus only experience minor symptoms the entire time, and that is definitely good news.
But many others have been hit extremely hard. Some survivors experienced “blinding pain” for weeks, and many felt like they were constantly being suffocated.
And even if you survive after going through all that, there is a good chance that your lungs could be permanently damaged for the rest of your life. In fact, one Belgian doctor says that the lung damage that he has been witnessing is “nothing short of terrifying”…
A Belgian doctor working to battle the coronavirus says he’s treated several seriously ill young patients — and their lung scans were “nothing short of terrifying,” according to reports.
Dr. Ignace Demeyer, who works at a hospital in Aalst, said an increasing number of people between the ages of 30 and 50 have presented with severe symptoms, despite having “blank medical records” that show no underlying conditions that would make them high-risk, the Brussels Times reported.
So please stay at home as much as possible in the coming days.
You do not want this virus.
Just like other countries, it appears that our medical system will soon be overwhelmed. Already, hospitals across America are setting up tents and bringing doctors out of retirement in order to get ready for the expected surge in patients.
But if this virus starts spreading as wildly as it has in Italy, it won’t be nearly enough. Just check out what is currently taking place in one northern Italian city…
Funeral services are overwhelmed in Bergamo, the northern Italian city hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, with a crematorium operating 24 hours a day, The Washington Post reported on Monday.
There is now a waiting list for burials there, and coffins of the deceased awaiting services have overflowed two hospital morgues and a cemetery morgue, The Post reported.
Many would like to believe that the same thing won’t happen here, but the truth is that the United States is on the exact same trajectory as Italy.
We have maintained a pace that is approximately 10 days behind what is happening over there, and we had better hope that the measures that are being implemented now will alter this trend.
Back on March 5th, Mike Adams of Natural News released a model that projected that this virus will cause more than 2 million deaths in the U.S. by July 4th.
Instead of being too pessimistic, so far the actual numbers are exceeding the projections of his model by as much as 25 percent…
Remember the original pandemic projection model we released on March 5th? That model, with details shown below, projected 2.1 million deaths in the United States by July 4th if aggressive steps weren’t taken to achieve strong social isolation (i.e. halting all domestic air travel, blocking public transport, etc.).
Fortunately for us all, President Trump and local mayors and governors have all taken various forms of action since that day, helping achieve some measure of social isolation. That means the original projection of 2.1 millions deaths is now obsolete, and that President Trump, through his actions, has probably saved many hundreds of thousands of lives.
However, we’re not out of the woods yet. And the number of fatalities being reported right now across America is actually exceeding my original projections by as much as 25%.
Personally, I think that we will see a complete and total national lockdown before the death toll gets to 100,000.
And a complete and total national lockdown would definitely change the trajectory of these numbers.
But for a moment, let’s consider what would happen if the model that Mike Adams released on March 5th continues to be accurate…
By April 4th, 2020, if no travel restrictions are put in place:
- 8,645 actively infected and transmitting on this day
- 580 cumulative dead since day one, with 58 deaths on this day
- 5,432 cumulative recovered since day one
By May 4th, 2020, if no travel restrictions are put in place:
- 122,529 actively infected and transmitting on this day
- 10,432 cumulative dead since day one, with 910 deaths on this day
- 85,332 cumulative recovered since day one
By June 4th, 2020, if no travel restrictions are put in place:
- 1.7 million actively infected and transmitting on this day
- 153,000 cumulative dead since day one, with 12,960 deaths on this day
- 1.2 million cumulative recovered since day one
By July 4th, 2020, if no travel restrictions are put in place:
- 24.3 million actively infected and transmitting on this day
- 2.16 million cumulative dead since day one, with 183,000 deaths on this day
- 17.1 million cumulative recovered since day one
I don’t know if I have the words to describe the extreme fear and chaos that we would see if this many Americans really did end up dying in the months ahead.
We are talking about the potential for a societal collapse of epic proportions.
So let us pray for mercy, because right now we desperately need it.
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