Coronavirus

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cramx3


SwedishGoose

Quote from: MoraWintersoul on February 28, 2020, 04:44:33 PM
Super-spreader story from Norway: https://www.nrk.no/vestland/over-hundre-kan-ha-hatt-kontakt-med-koronasmittet-ulleval-ansatt-1.14922358

An employee at the hospital in UllevÄl was on holiday in Italy, came back, worked for two days, got tested for the virus, turned back positive, and now they are contacting 100+ people this employee was possibly in close contact with during these two days. It's the eye department, so I'm hoping it's not someone treating people, just a receptionist or admin.

According to Svenska Dagbladet it's a Doctor who has treated a lot of patients during the last few days.
Patients at the clinic are often elderly people.

ProfessorPeart

Nothing to see here, thankfully. It's just a liberal hoax. I can go outside again.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/28/trump-south-carolina-rally-coronavirus-118269

lonestar

He's such a fucking narcissistic moron.

Adami

Quote from: lonestar on February 28, 2020, 09:37:02 PM
He's such a fucking narcissistic moron.


LIKE HILLARY WOULD BE ANY BETTER

HOW DO WE KNOW HER EMAILS DIDN'T SPREAD THIS

SwedishGoose

Quote from: ProfessorPeart on February 28, 2020, 09:16:30 PM
Nothing to see here, thankfully. It's just a liberal hoax. I can go outside again.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/28/trump-south-carolina-rally-coronavirus-118269

They are damn good at creating hoaxes thouse liberals.
Here in Sweden I could jhave sworn it was a real virus, but now.....

SwedishGoose

Just 4 new cases in Sweden yesterday making it 11 in total. I expected more.
But then again it's just a hoax so the fact that security equipment for health care professionals and isolation rooms for infected are limited should not worry....

cramx3

Woke up to news of a suspected case at the hospital down the street from me https://www.app.com/story/news/health/2020/02/29/coronavirus-suspected-case-reported-bayshore-holmdel-report-says/4912248002/

I kind of wish they wouldn't share this news unless it was confirmed

Harmony

"We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical." -- Trump on the coronavirus

Medical elements?   Elements of medical?  ???

Volante99

Just returned from a trade show. Manufacturing in China is more or less at a standstill. Going to be an interesting Q4 as retailers and companies are scrambling for product but everything is late or delayed. I'm more worried about the economic consequences at this point which we are already starting to see.

That said, SOME factories seem to be reopening so it MAY have peaked in China.

Ben_Jamin

Quote from: cramx3 on February 29, 2020, 07:12:10 AM
Woke up to news of a suspected case at the hospital down the street from me https://www.app.com/story/news/health/2020/02/29/coronavirus-suspected-case-reported-bayshore-holmdel-report-says/4912248002/

I kind of wish they wouldn't share this news unless it was confirmed

That's why I'm more worried about the fear and panic they're spreading. We know people have got it, but do we know those deaths were confirmed to be caused by the virus?

For me, Just take extra precautions, more than is usually done. That's pretty much all we can do.

This does remind me of the Futurama episode "Cold Warriors" where Fry gets the common cold, which didn't exist in the future.

Grappler

#221
I normally dislike Dr. Drew, but I think he's dead on.  The earliest outbreak I recall is SARS, which happened right after college.  And every single outbreak since gets all sorts of media coverage.  Not once has Chicago become a hotbed for disease and we're one of the largest cities in the US.  I commute tot he city by public transportation daily and have been getting flu shots for the last ten years, due to being on a train for 3 hours a day and having young children at home.  Not once have I ever been worried about an outbreak of disease.  A shooting in the train station in the city?  Sure, I worry about that, but getting sick...no.  I try to stay as germ-free as possible.

I'm not concerned about this outbreak in the slightest.  But in the suburbs around Chicago, where I live, surgical and protective masks are flying off of store shelves and school districts are advising families that they are working on plans in the event of an outbreak.  That's just silly, and Dr. Drew is right - it's 100% media driven.  The news reports it, people get worked up on social media and start pestering the schools about it.

If cases show up in Chicago (we had two that were isolated and have since recovered), I'll pay more attention, but treating this like some imminently deadly outbreak is off-base.

lonestar

First confirmed US death in Seattle

Cool Chris

Had a high school near me closed for the last couple days, but turns out the suspected person tested negative. There are two more positive cases in the area, however.

Anguyen92

Quote from: lonestar on February 29, 2020, 11:42:23 AM
First confirmed US death in Seattle

Welp and I'm on an airplane to Seattle to get back to the OC with a 2.5 hour layover in Seattle.

MirrorMask

Quote from: Anguyen92 on February 29, 2020, 11:51:57 AM
Quote from: lonestar on February 29, 2020, 11:42:23 AM
First confirmed US death in Seattle

Welp and I'm on an airplane to Seattle to get back to the OC with a 2.5 hour layover in Seattle.

As been said before - avoid strangers close to you. Wash often your hands. Don't touch your eyes, mouth or nose with the hands. If you have less than three hours to spend in the airport, find a nice resting spot and a restaurant that is not crowded, you should be fine.

SwedishGoose

Quote from: MirrorMask on February 29, 2020, 11:56:28 AM
Quote from: Anguyen92 on February 29, 2020, 11:51:57 AM
Quote from: lonestar on February 29, 2020, 11:42:23 AM
First confirmed US death in Seattle

Welp and I'm on an airplane to Seattle to get back to the OC with a 2.5 hour layover in Seattle.

As been said before - avoid strangers close to you. Wash often your hands. Don't touch your eyes, mouth or nose with the hands. If you have less than three hours to spend in the airport, find a nice resting spot and a restaurant that is not crowded, you should be fine.

As far as I have heard it's not that spread in the U.S yet.... if you were going to Teheran it would be another thing but Seattle, you should be fine with normal precausions.

lonestar

Yeah, and somehow I think SF will get the first big push, I'm pretty sure we got the biggest population of people going to and from China. I'm just waiting for it to explode here.

MirrorMask

Quote from: lonestar on February 29, 2020, 12:21:03 PM
Yeah, and somehow I think SF will get the first big push, I'm pretty sure we got the biggest population of people going to and from China. I'm just waiting for it to explode here.

Each and every one of them should be carefully checked, period.

The USA are lucky, they're learning from China and Europe's mistakes, they can see what worked and what didn't. If politicians consults doctors and people expert in these fields and do what they say, they should be able to contain it.

DragonAttack

^
You are talking about a country whose leader (?) called it a hoax last night, and who assigned someone in charge who has a history of dragging his feet when facing a health crisis.

I am filled to the brim with confidence in their present and future actions
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Chino

Quote from: DragonAttack on February 29, 2020, 12:39:05 PM
^
You are talking about a country whose leader (?) called it a hoax last night, and who assigned someone in charge who has a history of dragging his feet when facing a health crisis.

I am filled to the brim with confidence in their present and future actions

He literally told people to pray HIV away.

Anguyen92

Flight has been delayed by an hour.  I hope this had nothing to do with the death.  I'm going to be stuck at the airport for 4 hours.....

cramx3

Quote from: Anguyen92 on February 29, 2020, 02:13:43 PM
Flight has been delayed by an hour.  I hope this had nothing to do with the death.  I'm going to be stuck at the airport for 4 hours.....

I doubt it but delayed an hour and stuck for 4... super cautious or was there no traffic in LA today?

Anguyen92

#233
No idea what caused the layover.  Was supposed to be about 2.5 hours of a layover.

Spoke to an airline customer support. They said it was mechanical reasons why the flight is delayed which I guess it’s the better reasons why the flight is delayed rather health reasons.

jingle.boy

Quote from: MirrorMask on February 29, 2020, 12:25:43 PM
The USA are lucky, they're learning from China and Europe's mistakes, they can see what worked and what didn't. If politicians consults doctors and people expert in these fields and do what they say, they should be able to contain it.

You're adorable.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
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Anguyen92

That should be what happens, but that's not what I see will happen in this country.  There will be the usual blame whatever and not get things done as always.

Adami

Quote from: Anguyen92 on February 29, 2020, 03:28:10 PM
That should be what happens, but that's not what I see will happen in this country.  There will be the usual blame whatever and not get things done as always.

It's already been called a Democrat hoax and that dems hope millions die so they can blame trump. Brilliant.

max_security

The living room used to be called the " parlor " , the Spanish Flue of the early 1900's changed a few things like that ( sleeping with open widows in the winter as well ). If you live in an older place that's why the cast iron radiators are so big. I wonder what this one will change ?

MirrorMask

Quote from: max_security on February 29, 2020, 03:43:31 PM
I wonder what this one will change ?

Hopefully:

- Better hygiene for people
- A new era for smart working (in Milan the air has never been so clear, with many people working from home to avoid going around)
- A new worldwide and coordinated plan to deal with future epidemics like this, hopefully this will be a big lesson on how to deal with this kind of stuff

Northern Lion

Quote from: MirrorMask on February 29, 2020, 04:04:52 PM
Quote from: max_security on February 29, 2020, 03:43:31 PM
I wonder what this one will change ?

Hopefully:

- Better hygiene for people
- A new era for smart working (in Milan the air has never been so clear, with many people working from home to avoid going around)
- A new worldwide and coordinated plan to deal with future epidemics like this, hopefully this will be a big lesson on how to deal with this kind of stuff

I wish I could be so optimistic.  I kind of doubt anything will change much.  However, I do think office buildings should become a thing of the past and just let everyone work from home.  I do, and I love it!

King Postwhore

Quote from: Adami on February 29, 2020, 03:34:23 PM
Quote from: Anguyen92 on February 29, 2020, 03:28:10 PM
That should be what happens, but that's not what I see will happen in this country.  There will be the usual blame whatever and not get things done as always.

It's already been called a Democrat hoax and that dems hope millions die so they can blame trump. Brilliant.

This is what we've delved into as a country.   Instead of working together in a time of need, we politicize this epidemic.   People sicken me.  Bond together,
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MirrorMask

Well, that's today's human nature and don't think in Italy things are better.

The moderately problematic immigration issue, which peaked in numbers 2-3 years ago, has been HEAVILY politicized by the right wing populists and so it seems like we're being "invaded" while they're preaching to keep the "ports closed", since they lived in an imaginary world where we can do things all by ourselves, and surely they jumped on the bandwagon "hey, we said to keep ports closed all along!" as soon as the infection started.

However it was an italian that spread the virus around, and it was people from Lombardy who brought it to Sicily (south of Italy and landing point of many immigrant boats), to Algeria and Nigeria. WE infected THEM, not the other way around. That's basically like if someone in the USA would jump at the coronavirus scare to reiterate that mexicans should be kept outside of the USA with a wall, and then some american citizens would travel and infect mexicans  :lol

jingle.boy

You laugh, but I'd bet my next pay cheque that will come out of Trump's mouth the instant there is even a suspected case in Mexico.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

lonestar

He's already hinting at closing the southern border.

KevShmev

Quote from: kingshmegland on February 29, 2020, 08:22:57 PM


This is what we've delved into as a country.   Instead of working together in a time of need, we politicize this epidemic.   People sicken me.  Bond together,

Agreed. This is why almost all politicians are disgusting human beings.