Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #32

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

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  1. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    @otto we all know the person that must constantly see their doctor yet fail to heed his advice. I have a neighbor that chain smokes, uses oxygen, moves from bedroom to family room only, has a host of other ailments & complains her doctor fails to help her. She’s her own worst enemy. I think the same about the people that chose to vacay over their health. Moo
     


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    Kensie Well-Known Member

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    I agree but no one expected this outcome. The lesson I have learned as far as cruises go is to get travel insurance. Many people think that this type of thing will not happen to them.
     
  3. IceIce9

    IceIce9 Well-Known Member

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    Compare the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Kentucky’s governor has been very proactive with social distancing orders, Tennessee’s has not.

    Cases are skyrocketing in Tennessee and rising very slowly in Kentucky. Social distancing works.
     
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    Hazelnutty Kindness Matters

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    Omgee! Genius idea!
     
  5. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Even before this pandemic cruises often had their own problems. I can’t imagine a more germ filled vessel. Moo
    Grateful I went on many in the past and had enough of them to last me a lifetime. Not at all my vacay of choice. Mostly ours were gifted to my husband thru his work.
     
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  6. MJPeony

    MJPeony SF Bay Area

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    Yep, that’s what I’m also realizing- we have to take it upon ourselves to protect ourselves. The general public still isn’t fully complying.

    I’m in official shelter-in-place territory and I went to Whole Foods yesterday- decked out in facemask and gloves- and you’d have hardly known there was a pandemic happening (aside from the aisles being nearly bare). But otherwise people were just meandering around the store- not keeping 6 feet apart. It was very stressful every time I went down an aisle because I’d try to avoid people and they’d just pop on over and peruse the shelf right next to me. The checkout lines were not keeping people distant, and not one of the checkers was wearing gloves.

    And then today my family went to a Bay Area open space area- a huge park environment- and we actually had to leave after being there only 5 minutes. The trails were PACKED with people. Sure, everybody trying to get out- but it’s as if people thought “oh, as long as I’m outside I’m social distancing”. NO. When you’re passing 50 or more people at 1 foot apart on the trails and walking just a few steps behind people you are NOT social distancing. So yeah, we felt very uncomfortable and left.

    So annoying.
     
  7. cody22

    cody22 Former Member

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    Idle Musing - You know, all this "social distancing" ( which I approve of), could play havoc with young people's Romance lives...........moo
     
  8. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    I'm a risk taker and I understand the thrill of spontaneously challenging ourselves in new and exciting situations, but international travel is not a good risk to take when WHO has daily reports about an epidemic tipping into a pandemic. At the same time, I could not convince my son to return from Australia until sports events and restaurants closed. He couldn't envision what came next until he was standing in it. Foolish youthfulness.

    It was almost a funny conversation this morning when he told me about the online test and said that he thought he contracted the virus in Australia. It was quite the eye opener for him to align his symptoms with the virus.
     
  9. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    Ever know young people to let a thing like the rules stop them? When sweet Romance is in the air? :)
     
  10. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    I think you will see KY’s true number early next week.
    We are not privy to most results, only from certain labs. But soon that will change.
    It is moo one small rural KY town has hundreds in quarantine.
     
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    I haven't tried her SYRUPCHUP quite yet, lol.
     
  12. cody22

    cody22 Former Member

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    Nope..................:oops:..............moo
     
  13. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    The second Baby Boom is coming...just wait.
     
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    Tribute to essential health care workers set for 8 p.m. across the US

    Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), most people retreated into their homes to decrease their chances of infection. Essential health care workers, however, have done the opposite, remaining in the line of fire as they attempt to heal the sick and control the spread of the disease.

    Hospital networks and physicians in the U.S. are now asking Americans to pause at 8:00 p.m. local time every night, for a moment of appreciation or even to go to a balcony or window and clap, as a show of thanks and gratitude to those who risk their lives for the benefit of others.

    The idea stemmed from similar displays of gratitude in Spain, Italy, France and Israel, where citizens opened up their windows to applaud health care and wellness workers on their way to their jobs.
     
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    If you are acting irresponsibly, you could be a carrier, spreading COVID to many others even if you don’t have symptoms.
     
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    I think a few of us who have posted here saw this coming since January - watching it unfold, wondering why international travel with China was permitted even though the virus was out of control in China and was moving around the world through international travel. Every country foolishly thought they could contain the few travellers who brought the virus to different countries.
     
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    This made me laugh, so I thought I’d share
     

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    The difference is the government having to DIRECT private companies to produce/manufacture etc. In this crisis, the President doesn't need to do that because private companies have volunteered to produce supplies. That's the way I understand it. And there is this to help you understand:
    What exactly is the Defense Production Act?
     
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    otto Verified Expert

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    As in, have a conversation first?
     
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    Other than the closed stores and no traffic, I have seen little to suggest any of this social distance. Kids playing basketball, and just the normal crowded super market, no one keeping distance or anything. However, store employees seem to get it.
     
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