US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

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US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by Doc67 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:10 pm

In the course of the Vietnam War, 58,220 American soldiers died or were missing and presumed dead.

As of yesterday, U.S. Covid-19 deaths stood at 58,355.

I thought it was a sobering milestone and worthy of note to our American members.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by IraHayes » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:54 pm

Pfff that’s nothing 5 children die every minute from malnutrition. Time for this virus to up its game I think.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by Ricky Shaw » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:55 pm

And China is responsible.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by John Bingham » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:15 pm

No, China is irresponsible.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by WildA » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:23 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:10 pm
In the course of the Vietnam War, 58,220 American soldiers died or were missing and presumed dead.

As of yesterday, U.S. Covid-19 deaths stood at 58,355.

I thought it was a sobering milestone and worthy of note to our American members.
It's a meaningless statistic except it's to the point that China owes us for 58000 dead citizens. my kid lives and works in Shanghai, and I told her I would give her notice before we dropped smart bombs in her neighborhood.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by crob » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:26 pm

Does that include those who drank bleach?
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by Chuck Borris » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:30 pm

China will pay on same day when USA will for war damage. On the St. Never-laus day.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by Brody » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:32 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:10 pm
In the course of the Vietnam War, 58,220 American soldiers died or were missing and presumed dead.

As of yesterday, U.S. Covid-19 deaths stood at 58,355.

I thought it was a sobering milestone and worthy of note to our American members.
That's a little misleading.

War kills virile young men and women in the prime of their lives.

I would venture to guess that Covid-19 kills many with pre existing conditions and ailments that would have taken them out this year or the next regardless of Covid-19. That along with the elderly, etc.

Did Covid-19 take out healthy, virile people as well? Probably some.

But to compare it to warfare is disingenuous.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by Kammekor » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:33 pm

In a month or so the cost of this epidemic will be higher than the cost of the Vietnam war too.
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Re: US Death toll now higher than Vietnam War

Post by Duncan » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:44 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:33 pm
In a month or so the cost of this epidemic will be higher than the cost of the Vietnam war too.

Lets deduct the costs of bombs dropped on Lao and Cambodia and revise those Vietnam war costs.
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