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Posted: 03/02/20 06:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Pawz4me. That is the type of info needed to avoid incorrect information being spread. The coronavirus is NOT the same as the Flu!!!! We need to stop that disinformation as it could cause harm.

LA Times: "Coronavirus infection Vs Flu"

The truth is, it can be difficult to point out the infection or illness based on the symptoms alone because of their similarities - such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. So, the best way to find out whether you or someone has 2019-nCoV is through laboratory tests."

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Posted: 03/02/20 06:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Its just to early to pooh pooh how the new Covid-19 will affect all of us or any of us.
The OP will do well to take all precautions or even extra precautions for his situation at home.


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Posted: 03/02/20 07:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

My thought would be to take the same precautions you take to avoid the regular Flu. The Flu has killed one whole heck of a lot more people than the virus du jour, which is corona virus this year.

COVID-19 (corona virus): Approximately 3,048 deaths reported worldwide; 2 deaths in the U.S., as of March 2, 2020.

Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.



It's not the "total" that counts, but the percentage.

Something like .01% is your 12,000 - 16,000 deaths.

Corona as it stands this evening 6 dead out of 90 cases.
If 6% of flu cases ended in death that would be millions worldwide.

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Citing statistics about deaths from flu, auto accidents or any other means are meaningless when trying to evaluate the risk of Covid-19.

This is a novel disease where no one in the population has any immunity, no vaccination is available and where health services have been overwhelmed in other areas of the world.

This virus has only been identified for a little over 2 months and has only been identified in the US for weeks.

The good news is that it appears that 80% of infected individuals have mild disease.

The bad news is that it appears that 20% get serious disease. Considering the number of suspectible individuals, we're talking huge potential numbers.

The way we can mitigate this is to slow spread, take individual responsibility to reduce the chance of spread, and to listen to the credible health officials.

I hope the terrible potential never materializes, but to ignore the epidemiological evidence is short sighted.


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Posted: 03/02/20 08:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you want "unspun" information about COVID-19 look here: World Health Organization

and WASH YOUR HANDS!

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If you want to prepare a little bit before hand then good for you. Remember this is not the apocalypse and all your normal utilities will still be working. Just stock up on the normal things you use daily so you wont have the need to go to the grocery store and avoid contact.

If it hits your area then you will be all set at staying at home, if not then you can wait longer until you need to hit the grocery store again and use the extra supplies you bought.

Don't be like the old y2k preppers and start buying water barrels and a cabin out in the woods somewhere.



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Posted: 03/03/20 06:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remember this is PROBABLY not the apocalypse.

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Posted: 03/03/20 06:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

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You know, I kind of resent that. It's not a panic but when people like you don't take it seriously, the spread of COVID-19 will be worse and there is increased likelihood that I will be exposed. Statistics to date show an 8% mortality rate for people in the 70-79 age range like me. I'd prefer not to take that 8% chance.

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Once upon a time a virus like this would be contained locally till it died off or killed everybody in the village.
In today's world there are no borders or distances great enough to isolate yourself.
The Spanish Flu killed millions and that was before fast inter-continental travel.
I hope this is only a wake up call and we learn what we need to fight the next "big one"

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