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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
    Interesting...
    That this crud is still confounding the scientists and doctors. ...that it's something different.
    Fauci: 'Something very strange' about COVID

    But I still say it's a biological equivalent to a stress test.
    The crud gets in...and tests and presses everything. (which is why many feel tired for so long)
    And if it finds a hole, it tries to make it fail...even to the point of death. (or for some, very impacting...even long term)

    IMHO
    We'll see

    It's good to hear some positive movement.
    However, it's much longer than people want...but he's being real.
     
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  2. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
    I agree that there are quite a few strange things about this virus. How consistently and evenly it seems to spread. It is true that there aren't large 10,000+ events anymore, but I would have expected some days to be good with low numbers of new cases, other days to be really bad.

    I have a feeling that they will eventually figure out that people who were exposed to a coronavirus cold in the past were able to handle this virus better.
     
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  3. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    FYI
    People Thought Covid-19 Was Relatively Harmless for Younger Adults. They Were Wrong.

    Young Adult are more affected than thought.
    They are not immune.

    Unfortunately, we've lost the momentum of preventative mindset.
    So they will continue to think they are.

    I wonder how many parents' health insurance benefits (or wallets) are being used to deal with hospital bills and illness.
    That's a substantial increase in burden.

    I hope we're able to get better control and put a smarter mindset out there.
    Too many have been lost already. (even just today)
     
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  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Add to that the incorrect belief that being vaccinated is a total shield, i.e. they can't be carriers.
     
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  5. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Yes, masks and distancing will be still needed after vaccination

    It will resolve some good amount of paranoia for oneself
    You just gotta learn to trust others
    Which is hard because of vax inconsistency or denial.

    It’s going to be a long wait period until normalization
    Next Fall by realistic projections
    IF everyone does as they’re supposed to
    AND decent antivirus distribution
    AND no virus mutations

    Cross your fingers, we get this right
    So far, we’ve been C- students
     
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  6. PonyPotato

    PonyPotato Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Pretty sure it got me. I’ve been sick for a week with no indications of it slowing down anytime soon. This is a bitch.
     
  7. spindles

    spindles Very Tilted

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Well, smugness about having covid under control just went out the window. 28 active cases in Sydney and no real idea what the source of the infection. A few states have reinstated border restrictions with NSW.

    Welcome Christmas chaos.
     
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  8. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
    That is my fear. Now I probably won't wear my full face P100 mask to grocery shop after I get the vaccine, but I expect to still need to wear a mask until cases are 0 for 2 weeks in my area..
     
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  9. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I'm wearing a mask until this crap is down to near zero.

    But being low risk for contact, unless my wife being a teacher changes that, my wearing a mask is...not the same as a high risk person being diligent.

    But I'm not wearing it for my protection.
     
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  10. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    At work..
    MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN AT HOME SINCE SCHOOL STARTED, OUR CHOICE, THE EMAIL WE GOT LAST WEEK SAID THAT ON JANUARY 6TH( THATS WHEN SCHOOL STARTS BACK) EVERYONE IS TO BE AT SCHOOL AND THEIR WILL NOT BE ANY MORE VIRTUAL LEARNING UNLESS SOMETHING DRASTIC HAPPENS.
    FIRST OF ALL I GET IT, BUT AFTER EVERYONE IS TRAVELING FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND IS AT FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSES AND FRIENDS HOUSES AND NEW YEARS STUFF, NOT SURE IF I LIKE THAT.
     
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  11. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    There’s been a lot of inconsistent policies
    And policy changes...often they’re all winging it.
    Trying to compromise...
    Between medical advice and teachers/staff wanting to be safe
    And pressure from deniers, getting the kids in school and parents who aren’t used to having their kids around always. (their lives aren’t set up for this and employers are often selfish wanting work focus during business hours)

    The kids potentially bringing home the crud isn’t helping either.

    IMHO, it hasn’t helped having the Prez denying it and pushing for being normal. BUT putting all responsibilities and consequences into state and local governments.
    So policy is mixed there, depending on who’s in charge and the decision “at the time”.

    In the end, parents just have to do what’s best for themselves.

    I’m lucky, if I had kids, I’d opt to keep them at home and school them there. I work from home, have fairly flexible hours and I’ve been a teacher. Knowing a broad variety of subjects. (my family is like this too)
    Many parents don’t have these options.
    (Then again, I don’t have kids, so I’m also likely underestimating what’s the level of effort...to be honest)

    I don’t envy parents’ position
    Especially since the leaders are being inconsistent.
     
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  12. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North

    I don't know if it's the case in your district up here the superintendent made the same decision even though we are having a major spike and are down to 2 ICU beds in the state.
    So it didn't make any sense at all until you looked at how much their attendance was dropping off.
    Parents are just taking their kids out instead of dealing with remote schools, either because they don't have the internet connection/computers or the kids can't handle it.
    Some parents are doing homeschooling.
    Anyway the districts get their funding bases on attendance so if it drops too low they are kinda fucked.
    Getting bodies back in the schools is the only way to guarantee they don't lose that funding.
    While I understand their fears, I'm sorry risking peoples lives for money is fucking bullshit.
     
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  13. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Many school districts in Texs are begging for some Funding Based On Attendance slack from the state. In crazy times some flexibility is needed.
     
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  14. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us?

    Another Twist...
    But I'm not as worried as before.
    We're not surprised this time and we know what we're deal with.
    We'll adjust...and make other antiviruses - the system and infrastructure has geared up and has got the momentum now.

    The key is us.
    We're the ones screwing ourselves over.
    So if we can get our act together more...there would be less impact.

    This is a lot like war.
    Things will fail, fade and pass.
    But a least we're not being blown up and shot at with intent.

    Batten down the hatches.
    Adjust for floods. (people DO live in these target areas)
    We just need to accommodate.

    In relative terms, this has been quick. (what do you think they did during the hundred years war???)
    In relative terms, it HAS been comfortable. (electricity, plumbing, no farming/hunting, cars, computers, games, remote work for many, etc)
    We've just been inconvenienced...and scared.
    But we'll get through.

    Step by step
     
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  15. OdinsFreya

    OdinsFreya Vertical

    Location:
    US
    I'm not scared and never was. The media is owned by 4 major companies. All of it. It's why I don't watch. They can no longer control us by force so that's how they control us, by fear. It's a powerful force, too. So I choose not to play into it. Fear is a reaction and courage is a choice.

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  16. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Hospital ICUs are filling up. It’s even worse than it sounds. — Vox

    It’s going to be a long winter
    And this is impacting other health issues too
    Because the time, energy and resources are being used on the virus.
    But nature doesn’t stop other things
    It gets ignored, pushed or not as good care
    And there’s only so much of the staff left
    It’s all cascading consequences

    Not only that, but the virus makes the logistics of getting in and out of the hospital even more challenging and cumbersome than normal.

    And don’t even get us into the monetary costs of all this
     
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  17. OdinsFreya

    OdinsFreya Vertical

    Location:
    US
    There will be a good side to it, just be patient.

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  18. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Baltimore/DC
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  19. OdinsFreya

    OdinsFreya Vertical

    Location:
    US
    Hell no... they'll have to take me kickin' and screamin'...not for me or my kids...[​IMG]

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  20. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    Hell no to what exactly?
     
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