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Old 11 March 2020, 03:15 PM   #1471
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I have made the decision to tune out the talking head doctors in TV studios regurgitating the same stuff over and over.


Good on you.

Yes a good idea for everyone who has adopted the hygiene, social and monitoring processes. The numbers and the shrill ďbreaking news docsĒ are adding more stress for many people with no new actionable tactics for the citizenry.

Stress induces heightened corticosteroid production that, in turn, suppresses lymphocyte production. It can drain oneís immune system.



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Old 11 March 2020, 03:39 PM   #1472
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Right, itís like ripping the band aid off quickly vs. taking 6 months. A short burst of pain (by staying home a few weeks) is better than death by a thousand cuts and this thing lasting another 6 months.


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Think about this, if every one just stayed home for 2 weeks (unless hospitalization is required), the virus would run itís course and die out. Itís a lot of pain to do this but it would be short lived.


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I share the same thoughts. 2 - 3 weeks max. Everyone stays home and it dies off. Especially in high density areas. Radical but worth the try.


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Itís tempting...

Donít you think that unless the entire globe did it, resumption of air travel to/from countries that didnít would bring it right back to those that did.

I do think it could help in measured steps. It could disrupt the rate of community transmission - like a defensive delaying action. Buying time for a vaccine, and managing the number of people needing critical care at hospitals would be a welcome outcome.


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Old 11 March 2020, 03:46 PM   #1473
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Itís tempting...

Donít you think that unless the entire globe did it, resumption of air travel to/from countries that didnít would bring it right back to those that did.

I do think it could help in measured steps. It could disrupt the rate of community transmission - like a defensive delaying action. Buying time for a vaccine, and managing the number of people needing critical care at hospitals would be a welcome outcome.


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The whole globe would be ideal but just the US could do it. Give everyone a 2 week warning so anyone who wants to leave or come back could do so, then start and everyone stays home for a few weeks and the virus dies out. No travelers to the US unless they are TESTED and not with a thermometer, with a blood test. When the rest of the world sees our success and leadership by example, they will hopefully follow.


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US citizens must travel internationally so barricading the inbound wouldnít be all youíd have to do.

Also 2 very long borders exist.

I get your desire though


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Itís tempting...

Donít you think that unless the entire globe did it, resumption of air travel to/from countries that didnít would bring it right back to those that did.

I do think it could help in measured steps. It could disrupt the rate of community transmission - like a defensive delaying action. Buying time for a vaccine, and managing the number of people needing critical care at hospitals would be a welcome outcome.


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Interestingly enough, companies are engaging in this...of course not solely for the good of the public, but for liability.

They don't want to be the company that forced employees to attend a convention or meeting, then that person catches it, brings it home and somebody ends up fatally ill...so the corporate lawyers are like "shut it down"...hey whatever it takes.

With current technology F2F meetings can be usurped no problem for a few weeks. Do it.
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Think about this, if every one just stayed home for 2 weeks (unless hospitalization is required), the virus would run itís course and die out. Itís a lot of pain to do this but it would be short lived.


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You do realize however thatís 100% impossible right? Youíd still have people moving around. First, there will be those that just wonít do it. Second, emergency workers like police nurses and doctors. Third, how about power plant workers? Someone has to keep the electricity running. Sanitation? What if you have a very lovely but not very intelligent French bulldog like me that usually goes to the vet once a month for some stupid emergency? See what I mean? I still think if you got millions of people to stay home it would slow it down but then once everybody came back out wouldnít it just start right back up again? Seems to mean if this virus is going to run its course itís going to run its course.

I still see people who are most concerned about it saying some things our government is not saying like the virus is much worse then what we are hearing. If they are right then we have to consider that we are being lied to absolutely every day by CDC and all the other the government agencies as well as China has to be lying because things look to be getting better over there and that just doesnít fit the narrative of the world is coming to an end. Iím have a very close friend of mine who is a lot more intelligent than me who has been watching a podcasts from some immunologist that claims in America alone we will be 60 million infected and 500,000 deaths in just the next 9 to 12 months. Get enough Americans to watch that podcast and we all have one hell of a panic on our hands and never mind the economy because that will be utterly destroyed for the foreseeable future. Not to mention that immunologist completely contradicts everything I hear on the daily virus briefing from our government. So guys somebody is lying. Or somebody is telling the truth and others are using scare tactics. Those are the two options here IMHO. Stay safe.
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Old 11 March 2020, 08:33 PM   #1477
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I can’t get that REM song out of my head...

The chorus just keeps going and going and going....
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We should have isolated this country while we had the chance. Not letting infected in. Now it's ok for everyone to stay inside for two weeks? This could have all been avoided with tighter boarders and more suspensions of flights. Leaving this disease in the country where it started.

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The chorus just keeps going and going and going....
Shiny happy people...

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I have a 3 week holiday trip to USA in May. I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that this will be over by then but looking at the situation, it seems not.
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The chorus just keeps going and going and going....
Thanks a lot, now I can't unhear it in my head, ha ha
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Some also keep throwing around the this is just the flu and only people with underlining health conditions and above 80 narrative is absolutely dangerous and asinine.
Exactly, from the start I never took this lightly regardless of what's being said by the officials. It's just too unknown at this point, and I don't necessarily trust what's being told to us. I sincerely hope I'm proven wrong.
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We should have isolated this country while we had the chance. Not letting infected in. Now it's ok for everyone to stay inside for two weeks? This could have all been avoided with tighter boarders and more suspensions of flights. Leaving this disease in the country where it started.

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Surely that was always impossible.

There only needed one person to enter your country three months ago and unknowingly spread it and it was too late. There will be many times the known number currently infected and many that have unknowingly had it, spread it and become well.

I agree that all countries should be prudent in who is allowed to enter and travel Ė but there is no stopping this virus only delaying and slowing it.

All I can say is Ė itís a good job itís not got a known death rate of say 30 or 40% because the panic I am seeing from the various suggested death statistics of this current virus are considerable.
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We should have isolated this country while we had the chance. Not letting infected in. Now it's ok for everyone to stay inside for two weeks? This could have all been avoided with tighter boarders and more suspensions of flights. Leaving this disease in the country where it started.

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That was tried, heavily criticized BIG time and then shot down.
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But the U.S. has lagged even as the virus has started to spread — there have been 647 cases of Covid-19 in the U.S. and 25 deaths so far — having conducted only 5,000 tests to date. The American Enterprise Institute estimates that the country may now have the capacity to run 15,000 tests a day, but that assumes that reagents are available.
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[QUOTE=Fleetlord;10446000]I have made the decision to tune out the talking head doctors in TV studios regurgitating the same stuff over and over.

Me too, and this thread also. Best of luck everyone....
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I just now on live news heard the Health and Human Services Secretary day we have 2 million tests for those who need one. I guess he is lying?
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I don't know if this has been posted. This is an interview with Michael Osterholm, an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. Although it is a long interview I think it was very enlightening on this topic in particular. This individual explains the virus in a simple way to understand.

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I just now on live news heard the Health and Human Services Secretary day we have 2 million tests for those who need one. I guess he is lying?
No way, not a politician.
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Well seeing that most of the media doesnít like him his lie should come to light soon right?
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That was tried, heavily criticized BIG time and then shot down.
I'm scared, bared, and unprepared...

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In the US, test-kit shortages have hampered health authorities' ability to get a clear sense of how many Americans are infected. Compared with many other countries affected by the coronavirus, in fact, the US has done the fewest COVID-19 tests per capita.
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On Monday, Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, estimated that ďby the end of this week, close to a million tests will be able to be performedĒ in the United States. On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence promised that ďroughly 1.5 million testsĒ would be available this week.

But the number of tests performed across the country has fallen far short of those projections, despite extraordinarily high demand, The Atlantic has found.

ďThe CDC got this right with H1N1 and Zika, and produced huge quantities of test kits that went around the country,Ē Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC from 2009 to 2017, told us. ďI donít know what went wrong this time.Ē

Through interviews with dozens of public-health officials and a survey of local data from across the country, The Atlantic could only verify that 1,895 people have been tested for the coronavirus in the United States, about 10 percent of whom have tested positive. And while the American capacity to test for the coronavirus has ramped up significantly over the past few days, local officials can still test only several thousand people a day, not the tens or hundreds of thousands indicated by the White Houseís promises.
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South Korea is a model nation. They jumped on this early, emphasizing testing. Their fatality rate is so low because they are treating it well, and have a very good count of their infected (maybe the best count). Italy is a bad example- they didn’t jump on it and still have dramatically undercounted cases.

The US started out more like Italy, but hopefully is catching up with the South Koreans approach, with more testing available.
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South Korea is a model nation. They jumped on this early, emphasizing testing. Their fatality rate is so low because they are treating it well, and have a very good count of their infected (maybe the best count). Italy is a bad example- they didnít jump on it and still have dramatically undercounted cases.

The US started out more like Italy, but hopefully is catching up with the South Koreans approach, with more testing available.










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We should have isolated this country while we had the chance. Not letting infected in. Now it's ok for everyone to stay inside for two weeks? This could have all been avoided with tighter boarders and more suspensions of flights. Leaving this disease in the country where it started.

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That's just not possible. It's misguided if you think banning X Y Z country is going to do anything. "Leaving the disease in the country where it started" is and was never going to happen no matter what actions are taken.

The virus is not even that bad to warrant such an extreme measure.
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Well, at the very least should be prepared. I canít help you with the other two things.
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The US is blowing it at every point of prevention and testing. It's an absolute joke.

My boss returned to the US from Thailand last week. Upon entering LAX there was ZERO testing of any passengers, especially from Asia (not that country of departure matters anyway). He had a slight fever and decided to go to the hospital to get checked out. All the hospitals he called or went to flat out refused to check him. The only option he was given was to call the CDC, which he remained on hold for 2 hours.

To put it into perspective. I live in Thailand and every passenger is tested for a fever and symptoms no matter country of origin. Even domestic flights are checked. Every single person. This is from a third world country run by an incompetent and corrupt junta.

At my work, I document every worker that leaves the country, and their return path. Any symptoms, they get a 2 week quarantine.

If you want a massive virus spread, just keep doing what the US is doing, which is nothing.
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The US is blowing it at every point of prevention and testing. It's an absolute joke.

My boss returned to the US from Thailand last week. Upon entering LAX there was ZERO testing of any passengers, especially from Asia (not that country of departure matters anyway). He had a slight fever and decided to go to the hospital to get checked out. All the hospitals he called or went to flat out refused to check him. The only option he was given was to call the CDC, which he remained on hold for 2 hours.

To put it into perspective. I live in Thailand and every passenger is tested for a fever and symptoms no matter country of origin. Even domestic flights are checked. Every single person. This is from a third world country run by an incompetent and corrupt junta.

At my work, I document every worker that leaves the country, and their return path. Any symptoms, they get a 2 week quarantine.

If you want a massive virus spread, just keep doing what the US is doing, which is nothing.
And with that I think I end my participation in this thread. see ya.
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More front line, experienced, accounts of the virus from Italy:

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/italy...040542022.html

The other jibber jabber is just noise from “experts” who have never even seen a single Coronavirus patient in person.
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