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Old 04-15-2020, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Our town finally mandated wearing a mask in public. I keep one in the car and put it on when I have to stop for some sort of interaction.
That's exactly what I do. Extends the life of the mask too, wearing precisely and only when needed.
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:06 PM
 
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I'm 39 and pretty healthy and strong, but I still don't want to get this thing. I'm the poster child for getting a man-cold and my wife would kill me
Haha, you and me both. I don't want to get it either. I have a close friend who fits your profile above and he got laid low by this virus. He'll be fine and is coming out of it now but he is 25 days post positive test. The first week he didn't feel great but then got absolutely crushed for the next 2 weeks. Extreme fatigue and headaches. Luckily he did not have severe respiratory symptoms.

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...yet the restaurant delivery services (doordash, ubereats, grubhub, etc.) are being avoided - even with all of them using contactless delivery. People are scared to eat food that has been prepared by someone else.

If you disagree with what I wrote then please explain why the restaurant delivery services are currently suffering at a time when the demand for their services should be higher than ever. These services were thriving prior to COVID-19.
I don't disagree with what you wrote. However I can share my 'data point of one' opinion about food. We do take out 1-2x a week currently. I try to be careful about the places I order from; they are restaurants I trust to put a premium on safety over volume. I don't feel it is any riskier to get a take out meal than deal with high trafficked grocery stores or multiple people in a delivery chain. Here is an article from a reputable source I found reassuring (https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...tm_id=51541930).

As far as the delivery services. I previously used them a bit but do not any more. One reason if that close friends in the restaurant business unanimously dislike them and feel the financial model is not sustainable. Now more than ever, restaurants don't need a haircut on their margins. Another reason is I have the time to pick it up myself. There is no traffic and taking a drive by myself to get the food is sadly a highlight of my week.

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Interesting study here that I had suspected, but never saw mentioned anywhere. In hearing about underlying conditions, I always wondered if obesity played a roll. There may be something to it.
This is interesting and it does make sense. I saw another study last night that found only 1.3% of U.S. COVID-19 cases are current smokers, and 2.3% former smokers. I found this completely counterintuitive, but interesting. Smoke em if you got em??
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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This is interesting and it does make sense. I saw another study last night that found only 1.3% of U.S. COVID-19 cases are current smokers, and 2.3% former smokers. I found this completely counterintuitive, but interesting. Smoke em if you got em??
Statistics can easily be misleading.

https://www.lung.org/research/trends...tobacco-trends

Current smokers = 34.3m
Former smokers = 55.2m

That probable explains most of the variation. I'm sure if you were to break out the numbers by age group it would explain the rest (former probably skew older than current smokers).
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:35 PM
 
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Assuming your numbers are US smokers, wouldn’t that mean that smokers are significantly underrepresented as a proportion of C19 patients?
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:46 PM
 
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https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-ca...-2020/download


1755 new cases and 151 new deaths. Crossed the 1k death mark

Vast majority of this latest group of deaths in their 70s through 90s. A pair in their 40s and a handful in their 50s
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:12 PM
 
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Here are the town by town numbers


https://www.mass.gov/doc/confirmed-c...-2020/download

Last edited by sawyer2; 04-15-2020 at 04:23 PM..
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:21 PM
 
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I guess you missed this:
You're right - I did. The article I read had a poorly worded line I should have re-read:

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Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a mandate nearly two weeks ago saying only essential workers may continue going to work, and building a football stadium doesn’t seem to fit the definition of “essential.”
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Essex County, MA
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Poor Chelsea!
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:30 PM
 
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Poor Boston!

Poor Brockton!
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:38 PM
 
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You wear a mask in public places largely to protect everyone else. If we all do it, it really cuts the transmission rate. It doesn't need to be an N95 mask. A cotton dish towel is enough to trap the virus when you exhale. Personally, I don't understand why stores aren't insisting on it since it protects their employees.
I will start wearing a mask when going anyware .Soon it will be a requirement in most places I assume.
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