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@napacat posted:

My point is all of the positive case numbers are cumulative.... but in reality we all know there are not that many people who still have it.  Take any state, county , city and only use the numbers for the past 14-20 days.  That is the amount we know are positive.  Anyone who was positive before that date has recovered, perished or can no longer transmit.  

Nope, wrong.  As of today, 8,814,771 confirmed infections 5,733,570 recovered, 229,985 dead.  Which means 2,851,216 not recovered, according to this internationally respected non-partisan website:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

Or, if you prefer another internationally respected non-partisan website (https://www.statista.com/page/covid-19-coronavirus), as of yesterday...

8,661,772 confirmed infections, 5,655,327 recovered, 228,381deaths.  Which means 2,778,064 not recovered, by their count.   

So nearly 3 million Americans still have the disease, many of whom will no doubt die as the current death rate is between 4-5% in the US.  Hence the projection that nearly half a million Americans will be dead by Spring.

And of course many, perhaps most of those so-called recovered will have suffered some kind of permanent damage to their health.  We see much of that already but will not doubt see more as time goes on.

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