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Sen. Ron Johnson - Portrait Of An Uncaring Republican

Posted on the 20 March 2020 by Jobsanger
Sen. Ron Johnson - Portrait Of An Uncaring Republican “Getting coronavirus is not a death sentence except for maybe no more than 3.4 percent of our population… probably far less. We don’t shut down our economy because tens of thousands of people die on the highways.”
Those are the words of Senator Ron Johnson -- the Republican senator from Wisconsin. Frankly, I am shocked by his attitude. Does he really not care that we could lose 3.4% of the population?
Maybe he failed math in school. But in a nation of 330 million people, 3.4% of the population is not "tens of thousands" -- it is 11.2 million people. If we lost only 1%, it would be 3.3 million people.
I'll give Johnson the benefit of the doubt, and figure he was talking about only those who actually contracted the disease. If half the the population got the disease, the death toll would be about about 5.61 million at 3.4%, and 1.65 million for 1%.
Say only 25% of the population got the virus (which is very likely), that would still be 2.8 million deaths at 3.4% and 825,000 deaths at 1%.
Those are still NOT ACCEPTABLE FIGURES, and I can't believe a U.S. senator (any senator) would believe they were.

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