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pianotuna

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Posted: 04/03/20 06:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pasusan,

Glad to hear you are on the mend. We need good news quite badly these days.


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Posted: 04/05/20 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a close, lifelong, friend who lost his life yesterday at age 78 to COVID 19. Thanks to all of you who didn't believe anything would happen to them and didn't follow the recommendations to take precautions.

Last Saturday I went to my son's house and my grandson who is home from Austin, riding out the quarantine, was having a pool party involving several 20-something former high school friends. I asked them (from a distance) if they realized that they are perpetuating this disease even if they don't feel personally threatened. There are young people walking around, mildly affected or asymptomatic without concern for others who will suffer by their reckless behavior.

It's not just up to us old folks to end this threat. We may die but it's their future world that will suffer.

* This post was edited 04/05/20 07:34pm by mikestock *

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Posted: 04/06/20 06:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those trying to compare the flu to COVID19, I posted this in another thread where I saw the comparisons still being made...

RayJayco wrote:

The problem with those comparisons are that the flu develops simultaneously in cities all over and spreads. It doesn't start in Buffalo, NY and spread throughout the USA/world in a winter...

COVID19 developed in 1 (ONE) area and has spread to over 182 COUNTRIES in less than 3 months...

Comparing the flu to COVID19 is like comparing apples to concrete blocks... Think about it...

Ya gotta love the media...



Inquiring minds want to know...

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Sorry, influenza is a virus and spreads just like SARS-CoV2. It does not start simultaneously in cities all over. New variants start in one region and spread throughout the world in a few months just like SARS-CoV2 is doing.

https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefro......../where-does-the-flu-come-from-every-year

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rltorpey wrote:

Sorry, influenza is a virus and spreads just like SARS-CoV2. It does not start simultaneously in cities all over. New variants start in one region and spread throughout the world in a few months just like SARS-CoV2 is doing.

https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefro......../where-does-the-flu-come-from-every-year


This is a good graphic showing Covid in relation to other ailments causing death.

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1712761/

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Reisender wrote:


This is a good graphic showing Covid in relation to other ailments causing death.

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1712761/


The problem with this graphic is that it makes it look like the daily death rate is constant for everything but COVID 19. IT would tell a different story if an average daily death rate for COVID 19 was shown and compared to the rest. It will interesting to see what this looks like in 6 months, especially if the daily death rate for COVID 19 is reflected as an average daily rate at that time.

Edited to add that NY state numbers, which are mostly NYC numbers, show large decreases in the numbers of new hospital admissions and new ICU admissions for the past couple of days, more hospital discharges tha hospital admissions for the third day in a row, and a moderate drop in daily deaths for the second day in a row. I feel the drop in the daily death rate is particularly significant since the number of deaths is a lagging indicator. Most of the people dying today were admitted to the hospital 7 to 14 days ago. The news still isn't good but this appears to be moving in a good direction.

Several countries in Europe are also reporting that their numbers are starting to look better.

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rltorpey wrote:

Reisender wrote:


This is a good graphic showing Covid in relation to other ailments causing death.

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1712761/


The problem with this graphic is that it makes it look like the daily death rate is constant for everything but COVID 19. IT would tell a different story if an average daily death rate for COVID 19 was shown and compared to the rest. It will interesting to see what this looks like in 6 months, especially if the daily death rate for COVID 19 is reflected as an average daily rate at that time.


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Posted: 04/06/20 04:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Saw on the news this morning, a 4 yr old Bengal tiger at a zoo in the Bronx NY caught the virus from its handler.


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Posted: 04/06/20 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mr. ed wrote:

Saw on the news this morning, a 4 yr old Bengal tiger at a zoo in the Bronx NY caught the virus from its handler.


If this is true we have a, potentially, new ball game. It would stand to reason that your household cat or dog could transmit it.

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I saw a report where felines are able to catch the virus, no report on canines

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