COVID-19 Outbreak (Update: More than 2.9M cases and 132,313 deaths in US) (29 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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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?
I only wish the Fed response was so bad you couldn't tell they were there.
Remember that cornerback who was objectively worse than empty grass?
That's these guys.
 
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I only wish the Fed response was so bad you couldn't tell they were there.
Remember that cornerback who was objectively worse than empty grass?
That's these guys.
Almost like some kind of federated arm
So you're saying the feds are Jason David? A chilling thought.
 

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I've been wondering about what is separating the serious cases from the not-so-serious ones. It seems that viral load is a big deal. My totally non-medically trained hypothesis is that those picking up the virus via touching contaminated items and then touching their face, etc. might be introducing a small dose of virus into the body as far away from the critical organs as possible in transmission (meaning it has to do some traveling to get to the lungs) and are almost giving themselves a vaccine like dose. It gets in the sinus cavity and creates some havoc, but the body is putting up a good fight to keep it out of the lower respiratory system. On the other hand, those that are inhaling the virus and bringing it directly into the lungs are short circuiting this journey and thereby the body's ability to fight it off. Medical professionals are usually meticulous about their hand hygiene, etc. and would avoid that kind of infection, but when their PPE doesn't fit perfectly that one time and they inhale a big dose of the virus, suddenly they become one of the severe cases.

Again, no science to back this up. Just trying to make sense of the what, why, and how.
 

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Not nearly as refined as boiling a bottom-dwelling arthropod alive, then ripping it in half before sucking out the juices from its head and devouring the meat from its tail.
OMG.......yes! That just seems so cruel & disgusting.
 

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You just can't leave the political crap alone, even after warnings from a moderator.
There is a difference between the "federal government" and elected/partisan politics. We're not set up for kings or ruling parties, we're supposed to elect representatives and have checks and balances. We can gripe about the government's response all we want (those of us who vote) :hihi: without singling out individual politicians or ideologies...on this thread.

Did you ever consider your extreme reactions might be helping the pendulum swing wider each time? Members have the power to add other members to their "ignore" list.
 

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I've been thinking that considering this whole situation is something that no state in the country is going to escape, are we in Louisiana "fortunate" to have been hit so hard early on? It seems like we'd have more access to PPE, ventilators, etc since many other places haven't been hit hard yet.
 

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I've been wondering about what is separating the serious cases from the not-so-serious ones. It seems that viral load is a big deal. My totally non-medically trained hypothesis is that those picking up the virus via touching contaminated items and then touching their face, etc. might be introducing a small dose of virus into the body as far away from the critical organs as possible in transmission (meaning it has to do some traveling to get to the lungs) and are almost giving themselves a vaccine like dose. It gets in the sinus cavity and creates some havoc, but the body is putting up a good fight to keep it out of the lower respiratory system. On the other hand, those that are inhaling the virus and bringing it directly into the lungs are short circuiting this journey and thereby the body's ability to fight it off. Medical professionals are usually meticulous about their hand hygiene, etc. and would avoid that kind of infection, but when their PPE doesn't fit perfectly that one time and they inhale a big dose of the virus, suddenly they become one of the severe cases.

Again, no science to back this up. Just trying to make sense of the what, why, and how.
That's why the "experts" are saying to try to drink a bit of water every 15 minutes. They say that if you happen to get a bit of the virus in your mouth, wash it down to your stomach, because the acid/juices will kill the virus, in that the virus cannot survive in that environment.

So the theory is, much better down the esophagous & into your stomach, before it can travel down your airway and into your lungs.

Hope this makes sense.......of course nobody would know if they accidently had the virus in their mouth, but, by being mindful of always having water with you, and to keep taking a swig at frequent intervals, it will help to keep you safe.

Hope this is not just, "an old wives tale." lol
 

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Master class in moving the goal posts.

a month ago tomorrow was supposed to be the day we all forgot about Corona because 15 cases was going to be the peak(so was said). Why we didn’t need to do anything. A day out and we are talking about a quarter million dead not out of the realm. How if they keep it lower they should be treated like national hero’s.
 
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