Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers

Over 40,000 fatal car accidents per year in the U.S.

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Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers.

tomOmason

Contrast and compare.
From CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html )
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*

• Total cases: 1,629
• Total deaths: 41
• Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia)
(* Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020 (up to March 16), with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. )

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In total to date for the USA, more people will die in vehicle accidents than by COVID-19 virus.

In the USA with about 220 million vehicle drivers, on average, every 50 minutes someone dies from DUI (Driving a vehicle while Under the Influence[of alcohol or drugs]). That’s 29 deaths per day!
These are very preventable deaths! (From https://carsurance.net/blog/car-accident-statistics/ )

• Over 40,000 fatal car accidents per year in the U.S.
• Each day, more than 90 Americans die in car accidents.
• On average, 2 million drivers experience a permanent injury every year.
• Almost 8,000 people are killed in traffic accidents involving drivers aged 16-20.
• The most common causes of death on the road are drunk driving (40%), speeding (30%), and irresponsible driving (33%).
• Some 58% of fatal car accidents involve only one vehicle, and 38% are caused by a traffic collision.
• When it comes to fatal car accidents by state, most occurred in Texas and California during 2018.
• Each year, more than 1,600 children younger than 15 die in traffic accidents.

These are very preventable deaths.
Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers.

Now that would be alarming!

 


13 thoughts on “Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers”

  1. So let it be. Let it spread all around, don’t try to stop it. Accidents casualties will stay more or less at the same level, but people dying by Covid could be 1000 or 1.000.000. Who knows let’s see.
    This is not the usual flu.
    Here in Italy just in our city we have 50 dead per day! Mortality of 7%. And we stopped everything now, but just too late .

    • I agree that measures should be taken to slow the spread of the virus. Therefore measures should be taken to prevent DUI. This virus will affect everyone. Just as if all vehicle drivers became drunk while driving, we would implement measures to prevent this. However with tackling this virus this is not a take or leave it situation, not an A or B solution. Slowing the rate of the infection is the key so that the medical facilities are not overwhelmed — this is the key priority.

      My rational is to try and get people to understand that overall many things in life are dangerous and daily we all make decisions as to what to do. Daily we way-up small, possibly life threatening situations, and then decide on our action. Individually we actively price our lives — daily — please just think about that!

      This virus outbreak is no different except (IMO) because of media alarmism, people are being pushed to be more fearful, more readily controllable, without understanding what the outcomes might be.

      As you say because of Italy’s government decisions mortality there is as high as 7%. Did the Italian public know, understand and accept this? I doubt it.
      Did the Italian government keep everyone very informed with the latest information on how the virus would spread, how people can protect themselves and that the death rates could be as high as they are? Did the government inform the public of their policy and all the logic for doing it?

      It is the management of people and a rational perspective that, as far as I can see, is out of kilter with what should be done. Just about everyone WILL GET THIS VIRUS and some will die (which is very sad) but this is not on the scale of the great plagues of old.

      Having a good source(s) of information whether government or private, include the mortality figures (and explanations of them), and a proper explanation of what could be done, what is to be done, what individuals can do and the long term consequences.

      While I have compared this virus outbreak to vehicle deaths I feel it is justified if only to get a measure of the numbers involved. The main difference is that this virus will affect everyone not just vehicle drivers.

      I have survived many life threatening events in my life — from Asian flu to a few vehicle accidents, viral and bacterial pneumonia episodes to hospital acquired septicemia and a few others. I am now front and center as a target (right age group) for the worst of this virus outbreak. What am I doing? — NOT just relying on government info but looking for and at those methods that will be best for me when I get infected (and no that is not buying an excess of toilet paper).
      I believe I’ve last this long because I know if I wont do it I can’t expect or rely on others to do it for me.

    • I believe that you listen too much MSM.
      This is not the usual flu for shure. Influenza kills 20 000-80 000 every season in US. Coronavirus less than 100.
      Don’t get COVID-19. In August will come COVID-20. A much better model with 4×4.

  2. “Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers.”

    That’s what they’re doing. Keep us all locked in place in fear of a disease that’s no worse than flu.

    • AMEN!!

      I’m not falling for their damned lies. Never have and never will.

      In the 80’s we were supposed to have died from Aids and nuclear war – never happened! It was the same fear back then. Same with the SARS fear in 2003.

  3. CDC as of March 16 (image wouldn’t copy/paste)

    Deaths:
    Seasonal Flu Corona Global
    22,000 69 6668
    Death rate 10% 2% 4%

    Here is hard data, not fueled by media histronics

    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

    https://nssac.bii.virginia.edu/covid-19/dashboard/

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm

    https://capitalisteric.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/coronavirus-blunt-truth/

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr099.pdf

    The Virus is the pretext & distraction,
    the soft martial law guidelines is the symptom
    the disease could be the lingering tyranny
    what will it take to spook the herd the next time?
    Isn’t the solution up to us?

    Living in Wa state in the Columbia River Gorge, shopping is routinely done in Oregon. Yesterday, I got an early tip this would be happening and went shopping. The next tip was to get back across the river before the bridges were closed. A threat that hasn’t happened yet.

    My adrenaline filled imagination felt a kinship with what it must have felt like to slip out of the Warsaw Ghetto to procure intel or provisions. Not a good feeling.

    Toni

  4. “COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.” A statement from the NIH. It is ridiculous to make such comparisons at this stage of the virus. Perhaps we should just let this virus run rampant so that it will add to the already large influx of people to medical facilities overloading them even further so that it will increase its death rate to even greater than Italy’s.

  5. Yes, you can wash your hands all day – but if you’re freaking out, if your anxiety is driven up to a level 100 because everywhere you look in this digital bubble all you’re hearing is COVID-19… Corona on a loop, to where it almost doesn’t even sound like words anymore – because you’ve heard it so much and you’ve just jacked up your entire system to where you’re just dumping stress hormones and chemicals into your body at a pretty steady pace.
    Fear is the mind killer.

  6. So, you don’t believe the global warming scam but you believe the CDC numbers of regular flu deaths? The CDC shills for big pharma and those thousands of deaths also include pneumonia which may or may not be complications from the flu. Get yer flu shot today!

    With influenza, you expect to recover and go on about your business. Remember H1N1? This is a NOVEL virus and they aren’t telling us is how dangerous (or not) it really is. The real danger is that it’s most likely a cover for The Depression that is being foisted upon us after decades of inflation and currency devaluation through fake money printing. Now we’re seeing the bailouts AGAIN and nobody seems concerned with the additional trillions piled on to “combat” the virus while lining the pockets of the same old usual suspects.

    You can shrug it off as “just the flu, bro” and maybe it’s not that deadly but it is lethal to pension plans, 401Ks and small businesses. Here in North Texas, it’s been overcast for DAYS with a huge storm last night. That is not normal! Factor in the GSM and crop failures and there will be nothing to hoard but hey, the plebs will still have toilet paper!

  7. More children, under 18, die from their bicycles than “GUNS” but you don’t hear that.

    More children, under 18, die from the family swimming pool than “Guns” but you don’t hear that.

    More children die from cars (the Family trip to Disney?), than the GUN, but you don’t hear that.

    It is political.

  8. Adoni- If you live in a digital bubble that is your choice so you can hardly complain about the content, which is pretty much all garbage.

    As Kenneth says, throw your tv out the window. Sit in your backyard and listen to the birds. Take a walk in the park. Get a flip phone. Unplug from the matrix. It helps.

  9. I am uninfected so far but with the shut downs I am almost totally quarantined in my Honda.

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