COVID-19 Outbreak (Update: More than 1.8M cases and 106,507 deaths in US) (128 Viewers)

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It shouldn't be a big deal but with a large number of people unable to afford healthcare, and the anti vax crowd growing there's a small chance that this could be interesting.
 
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Did you read about the dad, who had a son down there with the spring breakers?

After his son flew back home, the dad refused to allow him to be in the house. The dad told his son, “grandma & grandpa live in this house & I am not going to let you infect them with whatever you have been exposed to while on spring break.”
So they put a bunch of food in the kid’s car & he was not allowed in the house.

The kid eventually just returned to his off campus apartment at whatever college he was attending.

That was a smart dad. ?
“If I catch the Corona then I catch the Corona man”.
 

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This just shows that they are testing more. It's a "good news" graph in the sense that it's another piece of anecdotal evidence that there are a lot of cases out there that we don't know about due to lack of testing and people with low-end symptoms not bothering with treatment. But it's not really shocking either way.
yep. For example - LA won’t even test you unless you are symptomatic.
 
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after SARS, Ontario stockpiled a ton of masks, but the issue was the elasticized bands, apparently - as CB noted above. The masks, themselves, most people seemed to think were okay but agreed that these things could/should be inventoried better (they couldn't find all of them... whaaaa?) and rotated as stock. These supplies are always needed, so a couple of years before the extras expire, just release those to hospitals to use and don't order new ones.

It doesn't seem that difficult.

But reading about how states are bidding against one another for PPE is ridiculous.

I read where some states were trying to order them because the Fed told them to order it themselves, only to have the Fed bidding against them or seizing the ones that they'd ordered.

Every state needs them - why can't there be a central body or regional bodies to oversee the distribution of these things?
Because, without bidding the manufacturers don't make as much money.
 

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They should really just use the reusable masks with the replaceable filters.
I was thinking this, too, but then realized that they probably don’t want to bring the ”dirty” part of the mask into other areas. We use n100 half face respirators with filters that screw into sockets on them for our welders at work. Better protection than n95 but if you don’t disinfect it properly after each patient interaction, you could carry the virus from room to room on the elastic band or mask part of the respirator. The user would be safe but could expose a lot of others.
 

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Do we have actual global laws? Like Murder? Is that a global law?

Or eating a friggin bat, or monkey steaks, or canine tenders?
No unfortunately. China made the practice legal for their country I believe in the 60s or 70s due to poverty.
 

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Interesting, and @Brennan77 this veers into some of what you and I were talking about. When I saw that one family where 4 or 5 of them died from COVID at relatively young age and they were all very very obese, that stuck out to me as a yellow flag. I don't mean to be insensitive to the family or to anyone who struggles with weight. I just mean from an observational standpoint, that set off some alarms in my head. You have 4 or 5 people in the same family who all fall into age brackets with like a one half of one percent fatality rate. The chances of that happening in a vacuum are around 1 in 1.6 billion. It wasn't coincidence.
We talked about that family about 1000 pages back.

Large Italian family that enjoyed decades of delicious Italian dinners & pastries at grandma’s house every Sunday.

The sad part is, they were all high functioning, productive members of their community & of their beloved church.

Just a sad tragedy for the remaining members of the family.
 
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