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@bman posted:

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.

Thanks for the links.  The people who have had it a while ago and have "not recovered" are not still contagious I would guess.  So active cases (That we know of) that can spread the disease are much lower...and more in line with what I was saying, the positive results of the last 14 days or so.

As the media tells us that cases are surging in Florida, they do not tell you that the amount of testing done has also increased.  On 10/21, 10/22 and 10/23, FL performed more than 100,000 tests per day and the percent positive was 5%, 3% and 3% (rounding off).  That is a massive surge. 

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