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U.S. Now Past 3,000,000 Covid-19 Cases; World Nears 12,000,000 Cases

3D Rendering of Coronavirus

Eric Zuesse

The most-authoritative site presenting, in real time, the number of coronavirus-19 (Covid-19) cases and data, country-by-country, throughout the world, is

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

and they now show America having soared past three million cases, and the entire world likely, by July 8th, to cross the threshold past twelve million cases.

They show the daily number of new cases as having steadily ascended ever since May 15th (100,393). The only lull (less-sharp rise) had been the moderate ascent which extended during the period of April 3rd (84,056) to May 15th (100,393). The first soaring period had extended during the period of March 17th (15,763) to April 3rd (84,056).

On July 4th, the number of daily new cases reached 190,662. On July 3rd, it had been 210,467. (The daily figures vacillate considerably.) So, it has approximately doubled between May 15 and now. That’s just 50 days. Overall, it seems that we’re still sharply ascending.

Many people continue to doubt the usefulness of these data, because the understanding of the virus continues rapidly to develop, and almost nothing was scientifically established about it prior to January 22 of this year. Because so much about the virus continues to be not scientifically well-established, many people who distrust science and have higher trust in the beneficence or other rightness of the ‘natural order’ or of ‘God’, continue to believe that the globally reported figures should be ignored, and “nature should just be allowed to take its course” in order that a ‘herd immunity’ will develop and no Man-made vaccine will be needed in order to overcome whatever problem might possibly exist regarding this virus.

Also, many people believe that scientists are more corrupt than whatever authority the individual person happens to trust is. A great many individuals distrust the opinions of a majority of scientific experts on a given matter, regardless of how large that majority of expert opinions may happen to be. For example, there exists widespread disbelief in the peril that over 90% of climatologists assert to exist that unless humans cut way back fast on our burning of fossil fuels, this planet’s biosphere will soon become doomed to end within perhaps even less than a thousand years — producing a dead planet.

Consequently, many individuals reject these data, and trust instead that ‘herd immunity’ will develop after all of the non-immune people will have died-off — and that those believers will themselves turn out to be among the immune ones, instead of among the ones who will die off from this disease (if the disease is real, at all, which some contest).

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
July 6, 2020

A lockdown can continue for 100 years. If this disease is real and is man made,No cure will be satisfactory so what is the point of lockdown? Just a thought.

SteveK9
SteveK9
Reply to  Robert Tyrrell
July 7, 2020

The ‘cure’ is your own body. You are being ‘infected’ all the time. We evolved to deal with that environment. The most likely event is that this particular variant of the many coronavirii will simply vanish. Lockdowns are 99% political … they may indeed continue for 100 years. After all, Communism in Russia lasted for 70 years.

John Ellis
Reply to  Robert Tyrrell
July 7, 2020

Fake logic, for a real disease may or may not have a real cure.
For if your immune system is nourished by a 10% fat vegetarian diet, it can give you antibodies, surely, a real and permanent cure.

Olivia Kroth
July 6, 2020

Thank you for this excellent article, Eric, to keep us up to date. The numbers look rather frightening.

John Ellis
July 7, 2020

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SteveK9
SteveK9
July 7, 2020

Eric, it keeps being pointed out to you that cases mean NOTHING. Do you get that more testing, just leads to more cases. The true number people who have been infected is probably in the billions … because the majority don’t even know they were infected.

Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
Reply to  SteveK9
July 7, 2020

My doctor and I are pretty sure I had this in january. I was weirdly I’ll. But if what I had was covid 19 then the world has been duped.

Petrus
Petrus
Reply to  SteveK9
July 7, 2020

If this virus is genuine, then I had it in February. AND: one of my clients in New York said that she and her husband came down with it already LAST YEAR, in October of 2019. Since herd immunity will take place in roughly a month’s time — if nothing at all is done — then it was accomplished by the time the lockdowns began. This has been a disgusting charade at everyone’s expense.

The idea that the curve has already been flattened has been written about: https://bit.ly/2yxUAYt

Petrus
Petrus
Reply to  SteveK9
July 7, 2020

You can say “more tests leads to more cases” — but what do the tests really mean? And: what do the numbers really mean? https://bit.ly/38vfy7V

Petrus
Petrus
July 7, 2020

You are mischaracterizing herd immunity — which does not develop “after all of the non-immune people will have died-off” (I mean, who actually believes that?), but rather when around 80% of the population has taken on the virus and has developed antibodies to it.

A solid source for better information on the virus can be found here:

https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

Petrus
Petrus
July 7, 2020

Many folks seem to enjoy hashing out a lot of data, as if numbers could guarantee the truth, especially “correct” ones from “fact-checked” websites. Take a look at this video and before you even get through 3 minutes of it, you will understand WHY the numbers for this “virus” event are meaningless — ANYwhere in the world. If enough people share this, we could be done with this “event” in no time, with plenty of consquences guaranteed for all involved.

https://bit.ly/38vfy7V

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Gyre07
Gyre07
July 7, 2020

“Massive increase in Covid infections!” type headlines every day plays well to nations full of hypochondriacs despite no significant percentage of any population (<1%) showing symptoms.

Olivia Kroth
July 8, 2020

TASS:

Africa’s coronavirus cases pass 500.000, says WHO

https://tass.com/world/1176111

Olivia Kroth
July 8, 2020

TASS:

Over 30 African countries request Russia’s assistance in anti-coronavirus fight

https://tass.com/world/1176091

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