For any Americans struggling to put into perspective the impact that Coronavirus is having here in the US, especially all of you assholes that refuse to stay home, here’s something to think about:
On December 7, 1941, 2,335 Americans were killed at Pearl Harbor.
On September 11, 2001, 2,977 Americans died in New York.
The battle of Gettysburg took 3,155.
D-Day? 2,499. Just Americans.
The 1906 San Fransisco earthquake and resulting fire had approximately 3,000 victims.
Hurricane Katrina took somewhere between 1,245 – 1,836 lives.
Hurricane Maria claimed 3,059 more. Once again, only Americans.
As of the writing of this post, 7,616 Americans have died from COVID-19. (According to the CDC. John’s Hopkins is reporting 9,441, as of 7pm ET.)
You could take any two (possibly three) of those past tragedies and combine the total number of American lives lost, and still not equal the current death toll from the virus.
And that’s just the current number. It will go up.
Stay at home if you can friends.