Coronavirus COVID-19 *Global Health Emergency* #11

Discussion in 'Coronavirus - Covid-19' started by Amonet, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    Fatality rate for coronavirus is 3.4%. Fatality rate for regular influenza is fewer than 1%.

    How can anyone say that the regular influenza is more fatal?
     
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    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    I grew up during the days when nearly everyone spit on the ground.
     
  3. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    I’m glad to know it’s not as efficient as the flu and can be contained. That’s good news. Hopefully we will get in gear as a planet and work hard to contain it.
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    More people are exposed and catch it. I mean if Covid19 spread as widely as the flu then it would be catastrophic. And that’s what it seems they’re working hard to prevent.
     
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    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    “Glove in a bottle” or Barbasol shaving cream can protect the skin in between like a barrier (mechanics do this because the grease soap is so strong) and Curel hydra therapy or Nivea in shower lotion work with water and help lock it in (especially before bed) I have had very good luck with these, especially coating my hands with these & water, just before bed and first thing in the morning. I hope it might help
     
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    Because they are NOT listening to experts, scientists and/or in denial out of fear.
     
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    I was surprised to see that - very good news. It looks like human to human contagion only happens after symptoms are present, although exposure from surfaces still seems to be possible.

    That makes it so much more important that everyone with the sniffles stays home.
     
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    I’m hoping this will reduce the flu as well. A sign in the doctor’s office stated 14 kids have died of the flu this season in Orange County. That’s huge.
     
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    People are daring each other to lick toilet seats at bars to prove they are not going to catch the virus.

    Wait, what???? Source please! LMAO. Sounds like Darwin at work to me.
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    It's not on MSM it's posted online by mutual friends on FB daring each other to do it.
    Kinda like the tide pod challenges.
    There's always an idiot out there.
    The reason I mentioned it it's because we assume everyone is washing their hands and staying home when ill. They are not.
    I know people who work in the food industry laughing it off showing up to work ill. Some people think it's all one big joke.
    I do NOT trust people to self-isolate or quarantine when ill.
    I, unfortunately, know very stubborn, anti-science people.
     
  13. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Kindness matters - always

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    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this and I don’t have time to read through the whole thread before work to find out. But I would not flush “flushable wipes.” You don’t want sewage problems in the middle of an epidemic. I’ve read previously that none of these things are really safe to flush.

    Just a caution.
     
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  14. LaborDayRN

    LaborDayRN In a world where you can be anything, be kind

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    This is OBSCENE! 6K!!??
     
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    Just talked via phone to an 80 yr. old distant relative in South Florida. Lives in a condo along w/ several hundred others. She had no
    idea of what the virus is and hadn't heard a word about it because she doesn't listen to much national news. She claims the local TV
    news hasn't reported on it yet that she's heard.
    Just an example that there's probably many people who aren't current on this problem.
     
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    this has been my hubby's theory and I agree 100%
     
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    To clarify, I said I thought more people will die from the flu this season than this new virus. That means I don’t believe we are going to see as many people with the coronavirus as compared to the flu virus.

    Preliminary In-Season 2019-2020 Flu Burden Estimates

    CDC estimates* that, from October 1, 2019, through February 22, 2020, there have been:

    32,000,000 - 45,000,000 flu illnesses and 18,000 - 46,000 flu deaths

     
  18. Henry2326

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    Father & son in GA w/ #coronavirus have mild symptoms.
    Fever
    Cough
    Short of breath.
    Their doc diagnosed them Feb 25. Health officials reaching out to people they had contact with. *Worth repeating that family home schools their kids. #11Alive Atlanta
    Fulton County coronavirus cases are 56-year-old dad, 15-year-old son, officials say

    The two confirmed coronavirus cases in Fulton County are a 56-year-old man who returned on Feb. 22 from a work trip to Milan, Italy, and his 15-year-old son, public health officials said Tuesday.
    The father began showing symptoms on Feb. 25, last Wednesday. The son showed symptoms two days later.
    Their doc diagnosed them Feb 25?
    Press conf 3/2.....


    Fulton County coronavirus cases are 56-year-old dad, 15-year-old son, officials say
     
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    I have a "vision" that our "new" world will be every one at home, doing work on Skype, computers. If you leave the house, you will suit up in the Hazmat Giraffe costume.
     
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