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Coronavirus

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

  1. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
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  2. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    I had a morbid thought.
    How many people might die at home alone with no one checking on them?
     
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  3. Chris Noyb

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

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    Not morbid at all, it should be a real concern. It's impossible to say, but quite a few.


    Houston started our partial lockdown today, two weeks (most certainly will be extended).
    Restaurants: Take out only, pick-up or delivery.
    Bars & Clubs: Closed. Except maybe the after hours cop bars.
    I forgot the third major one.

    And now the surrounding counties are basically following suit.

    A lot economic pain now, and much more to come. But as some European countries learned too few restrictions for too short of a time don't work.
     
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  4. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

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    People die in NYC apartments all the time. The first studio apartment I live in the neighbor died a couple of days after I moved in. He didn't get a chance to stink up the place because the super suspected that he was ill and not going to make it. So he checked on him and peeked in a window off the fire escape and saw him lying on the ground. When he left the apartment he notified the management company who called my friend who held the lease to my apartment, telling him that they found me dead. My friend was beside himself thinking I was dead until I called him a day or so later. The super mixed up the apartments since he didn't walk in through the front door where the letter is hanging but via the window. We all had a good laugh, except the dead neighbor. Well, maybe he laughed too.
     
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  5. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

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  6. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted Donor

    Now working from home for the foreseeable future. What a clusterfuck. Not that I mind, the wife is here and we can be nekkid. WOOT WOOT!

    Stay healthy people.
     
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  7. Chris Noyb

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

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    My wife is getting a crash course in cyber teaching. She has always been more of a hands-on and interactive demonstrations type of teacher, and up to now it worked fine for music. It's going to take some time, which she realizes but that doesn't stop her from worrying and stressing out.

    Oh, yeah, the new principal started in January....and this is her first job as principal. She's worried about the school being closed permanently, and with good reason. The diocese has previously closed schools in areas where other schools could absorb the students.
     
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  8. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    Coronavirus: Experiment in northern Italian town halts all new infections after trial



    This is an interesting story about a town in Italy where they were able to test every person in the town. They found that ninety percent of the positive tests were from asymptomatic people. Basically they had it but never even realized they had it. After a second round of testing, the new cases had fallen hard. So people who tested positive before had recovered, and most of the people who had it never even knew they had it.

    The good news from that is that there may be a larger part of the population than we realized that will not be hit hard by this. The second bit of good news is that the number of positive cases tested could actually be a tiny fraction of the total cases, meaning the mortality numbers are really based on those (in this case) 10% of people who show symptoms, not the actual amount of people who would test positive if you could actually blanket test everyone.

    We'll see if other tests show that to be accurate or not, but that was based on a several thousand test sample size.
     
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  9. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    We're worried about our school as well. It's a smaller school already.
     
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  10. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

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    I am isolating at home, and we shall see how this goes. It isn't like I don't spend most of my time home alone anyways.

    I am more worried about other family members getting it. I've been prepping for a viral pandemic for years. I am in a better position with actual PPE that will protect me from airborne viral infections than many hospitals.

    Hospital Workers Make Masks From Office Supplies Amid U.S. Shortage

    And even 3M is saying that the P100 full face mask I have can still let a few dry virus particles through, even though they don't think it is enough to infect people. But, I wouldn't want to be wearing an N95 mask that doesn't make a good seal around your face when dealing with infected patients. However, it does seem to be enough for the Chinese doctors not to get sick now.

    https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/409903O/respiratory-protection-against-biohazards.pdf
     
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  11. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

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    I worry that there was nothing done in the past 9 years since the movie Contagion came out that fairly well predicted this. Although in the movie the mortality rate was 50%-70%, I am just glad that the mortality rate is a lot lower because too many stupid mistakes are being made.


    View: https://youtu.be/5ksjsMgsn4g


    They need to treat it like it is a Terminator.


    View: https://youtu.be/zu0rP2VWLWw


    Because this was the scene at one of two hospitals here yesterday. Luckily there aren't known cases too close, but they have tested either 268 or 468 people (200 the first day, and either 68 or 268 the second) and have only had a few positive cases from 40+ miles away. I have a feeling that they just are planning on everyone catching it at some point and have almost given up on trying to contain it for some reason.

    hospital2.jpeg

    Praying is fine, but work from home, wear gloves, be in different rooms, break out some HEPA filters/UV light filters, and wear masks. Having hospitals that function is the only thing that will help keep the mortality rate down.
     
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  12. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect

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    my cousin lives in Katy, we were talking yesterday and her kids (son 13, daughter 10) are out of school til mid april. and shes pregnant. due April 10th or so give a week or two. she told me about a mechanic at a firestone close to her that tested positive and they shut down that particular store.

    with that said working at a ford dealer, i get in and out of alot of cars on a daily basis. one of the back parts counter guys wife is currently being tested. on tuesday she was tested. he said they came to his house and asked her to come outside and they tested her. they would not go into the house. the parts manager sent him home until the test results come back. as of yesterday they had not. think about how many people he interacts with on a daily basis here..

    they closed a dealer in Atlanta due to a customer testing positive. they say the customer called the general manager on monday and said she got her results on monday and she was at that dealer on friday ans was in the waiting room for about 4 hours while the dealer did a recall.

    my daughter seems to be doing well with the online school so far. she and my wife pretty much stay at the house or at the barn. my wife has to go to work every few days to get the mail and stuff. but the phones are forwarded to her cell phone so she can call in prescriptions or what ever.

    i think it will get worse before it gets better, but i hope that im wrong

    think about how many babies will be born in december or so. lol

    my wife told me last night if i had to be quarantined with her at home for two weeks she would have to report me to HR for sexual harassment after the first day. lol

    @genuinemommy you are right. i never thought about it. maybe i need to check on my neighbors that are elderly. i would hate for something to happen to them just because i didnt take 10 minutes out of my day and check on them.



    what the fuck is wrong with the folks in south beach? do they nor understand it or do they not care?
     
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  13. Chris Noyb

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

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    We have a premium Sam's Club membership that lets us into the store at 9:00am, instead the usual 10:00am. I'm hoping they're still doing this, and it cuts down dealing with panic shoppers.

    I just want our usual items. FTR we've been buying TP in the large multi-roll pack for 25 years.
     
  14. Herculite

    Herculite Very Tilted

    Looking at this I still can't grasp the insanity of the panic some are having over it.

    If I had a choice been Corona and H1N1 I'd pick Corona.

    I get it for not infecting the population it infects, but I have 20 year old healthy people acting like it will kill them if they get it.
     
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  15. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

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  16. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    California - the whole state - must now shelter in place.
     
  17. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    There are so many invisible disabilities.
     
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  18. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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    PSA by Max Brooks and his dad Mel.

     
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  19. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted Donor

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand now, we're under shelter in place. Good times.
     
  20. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    and NY is to now in lockdown
     
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