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wnjj

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time2roll wrote:

azrving wrote:

How many people have died compared to the regular flu which kills 12,000 to 60,000 a year and alcohol at 88,000 or smoking and two of those are preventable.
Will not know until the year is over.
Only then can we compare how many were saved and if that has value.

Ok to volunteer at your local hospital or charity in the mean time.

Even when the year is over there will be no way to know what difference any of this made (I’m not saying it isn’t). All of the predictions are estimates/educated guesses and all we’ll have at the end is the reality with whatever path we chose. We cannot redo it and see what difference it made.

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azrving wrote:

How many people have died compared to the regular flu which kills 12,000 to 60,000 a year and alcohol at 88,000 or smoking and two of those are preventable. Oh wait, those generate big tax revenue. Maybe the medicine is worse than the virus.

Virus

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

So the "flu" developed simultaneously all over the world? It spread just like this virus does, but it's been around for much longer. However, the "flu" is actually comprised of several different corona viruses, which is why the "flu" shot doesn't necessarily keep you from becoming ill.

As to when it first appeared...I personally know two people who showed all the symptoms of this virus back in December/January, one of whom was me. This was much different that the normal "flu" that I've had in the past. Severe upper respiratory congestion, fever, fatigue, dry coughing. It hung on for about 2 weeks. I finally went to my physician and was checked for "flu" and pneumonia. Negative for both. I never really felt awful, just coughed and felt very tired. And since we're old, we kept all the kids out of the house, and I went no where until I felt better. So I'm convinced this virus has been in the US, and elsewhere too probably, for a while. That may explain why there is this "amazingly rapid spread".

Improper grammar edited: "which" to "whom"

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fj12ryder wrote:

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

So the "flu" developed simultaneously all over the world? It spread just like this virus does, but it's been around for much longer. However, the "flu" is actually comprised of several different corona viruses, which is why the "flu" shot doesn't necessarily keep you from becoming ill.

As to when it first appeared...I personally know two people who showed all the symptoms of this virus back in December/January, one of which was me. This was much different that the normal "flu" that I've had in the past. Severe upper respiratory congestion, fever, fatigue, dry coughing. It hung on for about 2 weeks. I finally went to my physician and was checked for "flu" and pneumonia. Negative for both. I never really felt awful, just coughed and felt very tired. And since we're old, we kept all the kids out of the house, and I went no where until I felt better. So I'm convinced this virus has been in the US, and elsewhere too probably, for a while. That may explain why there is this "amazingly rapid spread".


^^ THIS!! Finally someone who gets it. So many think it just appeared out of nowhere in a nursing home in Seattle, yet it hit NYC harder than any other city in the US thus far in mere weeks.

Same deal with our family and other's I know. Strange upper respiratory illness. Some with fever, some just a nagging cough, so to speak. 3+ months ago. Wife tested neg for flu when she had it. It did put her in the hospital with pericarditis due to her chronic cardiac and respiratory problems. Me n the kids coughed for a few weeks and never stopped to wonder why.


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fj12ryder wrote:

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

So the "flu" developed simultaneously all over the world? It spread just like this virus does, but it's been around for much longer. However, the "flu" is actually comprised of several different corona viruses, which is why the "flu" shot doesn't necessarily keep you from becoming ill.

As to when it first appeared...I personally know two people who showed all the symptoms of this virus back in December/January, one of which was me. This was much different that the normal "flu" that I've had in the past. Severe upper respiratory congestion, fever, fatigue, dry coughing. It hung on for about 2 weeks. I finally went to my physician and was checked for "flu" and pneumonia. Negative for both. I never really felt awful, just coughed and felt very tired. And since we're old, we kept all the kids out of the house, and I went no where until I felt better. So I'm convinced this virus has been in the US, and elsewhere too probably, for a while. That may explain why there is this "amazingly rapid spread".

Thanks for your story. I have suspected the same that it’s been here longer but the rapid spread has been in the testing, now that we know what it is we’re looking for. The good news if if you are correct about this, the spread will start to slow on its own as the number of people who cannot get reinfected in at least the near term will be higher than we thought.

On the other hand, only 5 percent of those tested in Oregon tested positive. So there must be a whole bunch of people who seem like they have it but don’t.

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I don't know about in Oregon, but they are not testing everyone with symptoms here in Missouri. Peggy has talked to several friends who were denied testing because they weren't sick enough. So it's pretty obvious the number of people who would test positive are much higher than the numbers that are given.

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And now, back to OP's original topic . . .

wa8yxm wrote:

Laundry is an "Essential" service far as I know.

Until they shut down the laundromat.


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Time to turn them inside out.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:


No way would you catch me in a Laundromat!!!

Now I have another reason to be happy I have had a WD for nearly 5 years.


Ditto.

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fj12ryder wrote:

I don't know about in Oregon, but they are not testing everyone with symptoms here in Missouri. Peggy has talked to several friends who were denied testing because they weren't sick enough. So it's pretty obvious the number of people who would test positive are much higher than the numbers that are given.


Making the ACTUAL death rate MUCH lower. But that may not be what some would like!


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