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Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« on: March 11, 2020, 09:58:43 AM »

Well I am not running around yelling the sky is falling, or buying provisions to shelter in place for 6 months.
But ever since the first group of people were quarantined on Travis AF base, I have been keeping an eye on local developments.
So when the first person who made if off of the base, then went into city's near my home, later comes up with the the virus, (wtg Airforce..lol) it wasn't that big of a surprise to me, I kind of knew it was just a matter of time.
It seems like many online that downplay this virus as being overhyped and media driven hysteria, don't really have any skin in the game, and do not live in an area with active positive diagnosis of this virus, or exposure to it.

But back to my original question, has this changed your life any?

Personally I plan on not attending sports activities, as these have always been  from a germ perspective a great mixing pot.  Sucks cause baseball season is coming up, but just not worth the risk for me.
Kid is doing independent studies at home at least until testing can be done, because it makes me wonder just how many people that could have been exposed are not being tested.  And it didn't help that the school district mistakenly sent an email to parents talking about acceptable #'s that would warrant school closures.
Figure at very least test that is less than $3K, cause I know they're not giving me that one at the VA😄.


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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 03:21:15 PM »
Traffic is better since some big businesses are closed. Big companies like Kaiser Permanente have ceased group meetings and any non-urgent travel. My sister-in-law sells swag at festivals, concerts, etc. and it's really starting to hit her. All of these events are being cancelled.

I cringed a little when the head dude of the Pacific Airgun Expo said something like 'don't be afraid of the flu' or something to that effect. However, I've stuck my foot in my insensitive mouth a million times and I'm sure I'll do it again before week's end. It might be the one time in recent history where American men run from an online ad that says 'Warm Asian Girl'. Dammit! I didn't even make it to the end of the post, let alone the week. Insert foot.
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 04:47:49 PM »
My daughter’s high school marching band has prepared for a year to fly this Friday to New York City. They were going to March in the St Patrick’s Day Parade, play a symphonic show, and go to a broadway musical. Canceled due to CoronaVirus.

Meanwhile band director and his assistant teacher packed up the huge 5th wheel trailer and have made it all the way to Tennessee.  They have turned around.

Eleanor is upset, as are many of her classmates.

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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 05:34:51 PM »
With the announcement of it being declared a Pandemic, my wife and I just closed the Motel for the remainder of the month.... We will re-evaluate then....

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 05:43:28 PM »
They have shut down the Houston Livestock and Rodeo.   A major undertaking.  Poor kids at the livestock show.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 06:44:07 PM »
Heard that Golden State Warriors games are to be played in front of empty stadium. I think I have/had 'work tunnel vision' right now and my current event attention is lacking. Just hearing the above-mentioned stuff brings it a little closer to home.   

I've been somewhat naïve on the more far-reaching aspects of it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 06:56:04 PM »
Well they are talking about all NBA.  Now they have included NCAA tourneys etc.
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 05:45:52 AM »
What puzzles me, is this specific virus has been with us for many years—we've only learned to recognize it. This from Google (Feb 7, 2020):

The CDC predicts that at least 12,000 Americans will die from the flu in any given year. As many as 61,000 people died in the 2017-2018 flu season, and 45 million were infected.

So the question remains, why is this one (Covid-19) a pandemic?
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 06:01:53 AM »
What puzzles me, is this specific virus has been with us for many years—we've only learned to recognize it. This from Google (Feb 7, 2020):

The CDC predicts that at least 12,000 Americans will die from the flu in any given year. As many as 61,000 people died in the 2017-2018 flu season, and 45 million were infected.

So the question remains, why is this one (Covid-19) a pandemic?

Let me project MY "conspiracy" theory.  1) Maybe, MAYBE this is a trial balloon "pandemic" thrust upon the world community by the ChiComs to access their ability to develop a Pathogenic Weapon to control population? 2) Maybe, MAYBE this Virus COVID19 is already genetically altered to attack and kill a certain segment of the world population, i.e. a Racist biological weapon.
Maybe, MAYBE I watch to much sciFi.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 09:07:34 AM »
*shocked look*….

yeah, but maybe, MAYBE because it's made in China it won't last long....  ::)

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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2020, 09:37:10 AM »
The potential of a 3.4%+ fatality rate of the CoronaVirus is what is making governments and pandemic experts extremely worried.  Flu death rate is something in the 0.1 % range.

This is the worry.

If you are over 60, and have pre-existing disease, such as asthma and other respiratory disease, heart disease, auto-immune disease, or suppressed immune system due to chemo therapy, etc, then you are high risk to not surviving Corona Virus.

Corona Virus is not the Flu.

It appears that some governments are purposely suppressing the numbers of the virus for political reasons. This is potentially going to make the situation worse than it is since the number of tests being given are also being suppressed. I fear the numbers are not at all exaggerated, rather they are much lower than they really are.

Conspiracy theories be damned.

By the way, the very long thread over at the GTA on the CoronaVirus is a total cluster muffin. I had two posts edited Censored for Political Content even though they were not political and only had video of CDC testimony. In my opinion, the moderation is heavy handed, counter productive and driving people away. Crying shame.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2020, 09:55:34 AM »
I feel like the world reaction is overkill. Its fretting over something we have little control over. Panicking to the point of breaking the world economy will do more damage than the virus.

At any time the nukes might launch and vaporize a lot more than 3% of us. I have no control over it. So no reason to fret over it. Just live life with common sense.


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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2020, 05:45:34 PM »
The potential of a 3.4%+ fatality rate of the CoronaVirus is what is making governments and pandemic experts extremely worried.  Flu death rate is something in the 0.1 % range.

This is the worry.

If you are over 60, and have pre-existing disease, such as asthma and other respiratory disease, heart disease, auto-immune disease, or suppressed immune system due to chemo therapy, etc, then you are high risk to not surviving Corona Virus.

Corona Virus is not the Flu.

It appears that some governments are purposely suppressing the numbers of the virus for political reasons. This is potentially going to make the situation worse than it is since the number of tests being given are also being suppressed. I fear the numbers are not at all exaggerated, rather they are much lower than they really are.

Conspiracy theories be damned.

By the way, the very long thread over at the GTA on the CoronaVirus is a total cluster muffin. I had two posts edited Censored for Political Content even though they were not political and only had video of CDC testimony. In my opinion, the moderation is heavy handed, counter productive and driving people away. Crying shame.

IMO the death rate is VERY inaccurate precisely because the numbers of infected ARE under reported .  Once the bean counters get it all figured out the death rate should be in the tenths of a percent. 
Bullfrog has a simple, sane, and IMO best response.
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2020, 11:41:35 PM »
I feel like the world reaction is overkill. Its fretting over something we have little control over. Panicking to the point of breaking the world economy will do more damage than the virus.

At any time the nukes might launch and vaporize a lot more than 3% of us. I have no control over it. So no reason to fret over it. Just live life with common sense.

I believe you're right to a degree.  But the real problem is that for the most part people that live in populated areas cannot understand what common sense is any more.

Given what this virus is, no one should have to be shown how to wash their goddamn hands and not to be such  nasty people.  I knew we were screwed once crap like this started making headlines.
It shouldn't take a real genius for themselves to just take a step back and avoid some of the germ mixers like concerts, bars, sporting events and such.
But unfortunately most people would still continue living their lives as if it's all good.
So much has changed in the past week around me.  People are overreacting imo, but that is the only way to raise the common sense bar to a percentage were its acceptable.
People are stockpiling water and all paper products, napkins paper towels and toilet paper and each one I talk with doesn't really know why, they're just doing it.

Some of my hippie friends were asking me about hunting and fishing today, not that they would ever do either, but just having that conversation was stimulating.

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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2020, 05:59:48 AM »
Not fun times, that's for sure. Who can believe anything that's being reported anyway? If you listen to CNN it's one thing, FOX it's another, and BBC another still. Like everything else politicians view good fortune and tragedy as avenues to advance their agenda. Combined with most people's tendencies to exhibit flock mentality and you have a bizarre reactions to events like this.

I've been experiencing some of the front line factors first hand; I have a brother and a mother who are both hospitalized right now: the former with a life-threatening colon infection and the latter with COPD and congestive heart failure. Neither can be visited right now and all medical updates/communication is done through skype. The other thing is that my girlfriend works for a major medical facility and I'm getting REAL updates from the doctors, hospitals, and the insider stuff (if there is such a thing)  Due to the virulence of the virus a huge sector of the population will be infected if not somehow contained. I don't have the figures but a death toll of a fraction of a percent on the world population would be overwhelming. The medical source that I have states that the death toll is roughly 3 percent. Based on 327 million people in the US that number could be very high.

To contradict Bullfrog, we do have some control over it. We can take simple measures to avoid spread by limiting travel, personal contact, and extra attention to sanitation. I'm a healthy guy, but others in my family and community are not. I care about my fellow man and if I can do my part to stave off infection for someone else I will do so, especially when preventative measures are easy to employ. To be fair, I'm in total agreement with Bullfrog with folk's overreacting. It's absolutely justifiable to be concerned, but stupid to hoard and/or be careless and self centered. Bottom line is that most people are sheep and there are very few shepherds. That's just a sociological fact.

This is not a political thing...the Dem's and Rep's did not start the virus, they won't cure it, and it sickens me that politicians and zealots use this as a platform to further their corrupted agendas. Let's all please strive to find ways to work together FOR ONCE and leave the bullshit behind. This is very serious.
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