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At the rate we are going, it won't be long before the death toll tops our loss in the Vietnam War

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Attaboy Donald!

Round 1
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Define "long". I don't need to say anything more because my opponent has forfeited.
Round 2
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Today 22,000 dead. The death toll for US serviceman during the Vietnam War was 58,000.

We will surpass that number in less than 1 month.
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Coronavirus rate 2:
Since your “short” is 1 month, I will try my best to argue that it will be more than 1 month to reach Vietnam War deaths.

How many people in the Vietnam war died? About 1,353,000.[1] How many people died of coronavirus now? About 1/10 of the Vietnam war now.

Now our rate is going about 6500 a day.[2] Let’s do the math. Next month is 31 days, and a day is 6500. “At this rate” means linear, and logarithmically speaking, it is pretty flat considering we had around the same number of deaths per day in the last few weeks. So we are going pretty linearly. Let’s say just 6,500 a day. Then 6500x31 equals 201500, or 201,500. Today it is about 116,000 deaths, plus that 201,500 it is 318,000, and 318,000 is less than 1,353,000 if you know quick maths. 

Calculating to this rate, it will take more than 6 months for the coronavirus toll to reach Vietnam War deaths considering (1,353,000-116,000) / 201,500 roughly equals 6.14,[3] which is more than 6. Since 6.14>1, thus in conclusion Coronavirus deaths will not reach Vietnam War deaths until 6 months later, where this is if we GO OUT LIKE IF THERE IS NO THREAT, and in projection, Coronavirus will be gone in about July, so there is a chance Coronavirus will be gone before death reaches the Vietnam War deaths, and if we keep the same rate, it will take us 6 months, end of the story.

Sources:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War_casualties
[2] https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
[3] https://calculator.com/standard-tape/