The Grim Reality of Covid-19 - A Dire Warning to us All!

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  1. Pants

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    I keep thinking there must be a trick in this question somewhere...

    Slowing the growth of the illness is accomplished by keeping people from interaction. The Chinese were able to slow down the growth by, among other things, having quarantine hotels. People self quarantining in their homes with their family is just spreading it within the walls of the home. They also have checkpoints at the entrances to every public building and offer 'drive through' testing.
     
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    Allow me to continue with my fantasy.

    Viruses for the common cold are extremely contagious and are airborne pathogens. 80% of the people who come down with the common cold certainly know they are sick. In fact, caused by a runny nose, headachy feeling, shortness of breath, couphing spells, they are quite miserable. The symptoms last for about two weeks.

    For the other 20%, the common cold can be quite serious. Many are elderly with underlying conditions such as respiratory ailments, heart conditions, and weaken immune systems. A very small percentage of these people die from the common cold.

    Sound familiar?
     
  3. jay runner

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    There are 41 deaths from coronavirus since the first death on 2-29. Average deaths in the US are at 2.9 per day, still flat hovering around 3 per day after 14 days.

    Nobody under 50 has died from coronavirus in the USA.

    This is a politically driven panic. It's crazy.
     
  4. Space_Time

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    Skepticism about the coronavirus is apparently just conspiracy mongering:

     
  5. Kyklos

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    You changed my quote and it is incorrect.
     
  6. Space_Time

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    Is there really more of a problem with racism amidst the coronavirus outbreak or is this more chest thumping by the Left:

     
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    Perhaps the coronavirus-racism connection is just virtue signaling:

     
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  8. Sandy Shanks

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    Five people have died in the U.S. since yesterday. That compares easily to the number of people who died last year and the year before that of the common cold or illnesses brought on by the common cold such as pneumonia.

    In 2018, an average 641 people died of lung cancer in the U.S.

    Are we going a little overboard on all this? Just asking.
     
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    Lots of people die of lots of things each day in the US, somewhere around 7500. Around three million a year. Compared to that, this virus is of little or no concern.

    I will take actions to protect myself as should everyone, but I am not going to spend a minute worrying about it.
     
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    Fatuous response ignored for obvious reasons.
     
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    This info is from my friend that works for CDC that passed this along to his family and friends. I'm passing it along as well:

    The new NCP coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days, how can one know if he/she is infected. By the time they have fever and/or cough and goes to the hospital, the lungs is usually 50 % Fibrosis and it's too late!

    Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:

    Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stuffiness or tightness, etc.,it proves there is no fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicating no infection.

    In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.

    SERIOUS EXCELLENT ADVICE by Japanese Doctors treating COVID-19 cases:

    Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat is moist, never DRY. Take a few sips of water every 15 mins at least. WHY?

    Even if the virus gets into your mouth...drinking water or other liquids will WASH them down through your esophagus into the stomach. Once there in tummy...your stomach ACID will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly....the virus can enter your windpipes and into the LUNGS. That's very dangerous.

    Pls send and share with family, friends and everyone.
     
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    That’s funny. A Russian on Facebook is saying the same thing. :)

    https://factcheck.afp.com/world-hea...-claims-holding-your-breath-can-test-covid-19
     
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  13. Collateral Damage

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    Please explain the purpose of 'containment zones', as you see them.
     
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    If the illness is proven mental, why not?

    Otherwise, we do nothing until the someone kills someone else?

    Kinda-sorta way tooooo late, isn' it ... ?
     
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    Why don't you just take a look at the EXAMPLES of containment zones in China and South Korea because that is what I was talking about.

    It is way too late for them now here in America thanks entirely to the self serving INCOMPETENCE of your criminal IMPOTUS.

    More people than necessary are going to die because of his FAILURE to implement them when they would still have been effective.
     
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    Never thought I’d ever agree with you....
     
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    But they don't hold a candle to panic in that regard, because panic causes people to stop thinking and behave like decapitated chickens. You can inspire panic, but you can't lead it or direct it to a useful end.
    The biggest problem by far right now is the lack of common sense and properly directed behavior among the people.
     
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    Have they been effective? Do you believe they would be effective here in the US, considering the existing demographics of who has shown symptoms, and the mortality demographics?

    Since you are so fond of claiming Trump as 'my president' (there are those annoying quotes again!) for whom I did not vote, curiosity is, who is 'your' president? Personally, I don't give a flying rats posterior who the President is, people lacking common sense apparently need to be led about with ropes through their nose rings because they don't know how to apply logic and common sense.

    No one should die of any disease or virus, but your hyperbolic finger pointing provides nothing of any value to the discussion, nor helps with any person who is immune compromised. All it does is make matters worse, evident by the idiots and morons who feel they need 144 rolls of TP to survive 30 days.
     
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    Does the meaning of the term "WHEN" need to be explained?
     
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    Reference to the containment zones you specified.

    So you do know what quotes are for.
     
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    Just put on my Army Surplus gas mask and it’s making it very difficult to see little keyboard on my smart phone
     
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    Fake Don is panicking.

    The lie that he is responsible for the unprecedented 10+ year economic expansion that has now ended has been exposed, and his inability to confront the pandemic honestly, knowledgeably, and competently is on public display.
    In desperate need of political leadership, Americans are increasingly looking to "deep state" competence.

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    Order of magnitude every 10 days. :(
     
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    An order of magnitude is usually a factor of ten. It is closer to an order of magnitude in about 8 and half days or so.
     
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    O.K.
     

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