73,639... Ah yes, the "conservative" number (no pun intended). Let's say for a moment that that's accurate and the actual number of deaths that occurred in this country since Feb 28, the first known Covid-19 related death in this country. So in 3 months time, well over 70k deaths in this country, and we are FAR from being out of these woods. Is anyone really trying to say "only" here to that number? As if we can kick our feet up and relax because, hey, that's not that bad after all? My statement from above still stands, firmly. Just swap out the numbers, we still would have saved many thousands had we reacted sooner and with greater purpose and focus.