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Coronavirus

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by rogue49, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Because some people in charge are stupid
    And don’t think it will affect them or those they care for.
    They think it only affects “others” or “them”
    The “it won’t happen to me” mindset.

    I see it happen again and again
    Many won’t stop.
     
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  2. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    Our daughters sleepover camps were all cancelled.
    Friends of ours were able to send their 2 daughters and it has been fine for them.
    The key: It's an 8 week sleepover.
    They tested everyone pre-arrival, and on arrival.
    Then locked everyone in , including counselors, for the 8 weeks. Nobody can enter or exit.
    They put them in small pods of 10 for the first 2 weeks so if any cases arose they would be contained. Masks and distancing were mandatory.
    Once they cleared the 2 week mark they let them all intermix, and have a normal camp experience.
    So far, so good.
     
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  3. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
    That might be the way to do it, but that is difficult to do for 8 weeks I would think.
     
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  4. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    8 weeks is a long time
     
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  5. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    It is.
    Our daughters were 2 and 4 week blocks.
    With rotating groups like that, I don't think here was any way for it to work this summer.
    Having a single group that remains isolated for 8 weeks was the only way it was happening.
     
  6. spindles

    spindles Very Tilted

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I am a scout leader in Oz. We are only just in the last few weeks back to face to face meetings, and while overnight activities are allowed, it is basically one person per tent, which actually makes it impractical for us to do camps. There are rules about coming if you are feeling ill, using hand sanitiser, restricted numbers for in hall meetings etc. While our state case numbers are relatively low, scouts are much more likely to err on the side of cancelling face to face rather than the bad publicity of being a "hot spot". If our cases spike, they are likely to pull the pin rather than allowing us to continue meeting.
     
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  7. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
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  8. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Followup...


    I know it takes a year to fully heal from a big health issue
    I usually think of an injury or surgery
    But a serious illness could be a factor too

    I wonder if anyone who had cancer or other serious matter say it lingers for a year until 100%

    I guess we’ll have to return from a year from now and see
     
  9. spindles

    spindles Very Tilted

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I had a chat on the weekend with a guy who was one of the "early adopters" in Australia. Here we are a few months later and he said he is finding himself breathless and tired a lot more than usual. Quite a fit mid 40s guy, so the anecdotal evidence is that it can have quite a lingering affect.

    In other news, I went and got tested myself today. Just assuming a fairly minor winter cold, but better safe than sorry. Expect test results SMSed to me in the next 72 hours. I have to self isolate but my family are free to go about their business if they have no symptoms. The process was quite painless (they have a clinic setup at the local hospital), but the procedure itself is quite uncomfortable (the term scratching your brain through your nose is quite apt).

    New cases in the state hit double figures yesterday with one at my local hospital, so it kinda pushed me not to ignore the snotty nose and cough.
     
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  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...2f8a54-d813-11ea-a788-2ce86ce81129_story.html

    Yeah, Russia “really” cares about its people...
    So either it’s effectively a placebo, not working
    Or it’s hurting/killing them with side affects
    Or both.

    And it’s not like we’re going to know if it works
    Because Russia won’t tell the truth on its counts
    So more will be “cured” than the true number
    And they’ll cover up any deaths and hospitalizations
    Which they’re doing ALREADY with the virus.

    Let’s hope they don’t get up to WWII numbers...
    Again, not that they care.
     
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  11. spindles

    spindles Very Tilted

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Got my results last night. A big negative :)
     
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