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Old 03-21-2020, 02:46 PM
 
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There are no Easy answers. It seems absurd to me that everything has been shut down but it doesn’t seem like it’s a good idea to just continue as normal. It doesn’t seem feasible to me that school will not open again in the fall.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:49 PM
 
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There are no Easy answers. It seems absurd to me that everything has been shut down but it doesn’t seem like it’s a good idea to just continue as normal. It doesn’t seem feasible to me that school will not open again in the fall.
The answer is sticking us right in the face. People just have to go about their lives and medical institutions just have to do their best.

Anything else is madness.
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Old 03-21-2020, 03:03 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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The answer is sticking us right in the face. People just have to go about their lives and medical institutions just have to do their best.

Anything else is madness.

Lol... ok
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Old 03-21-2020, 03:05 PM
 
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Total cases in MA

525

Number hospitalized

60

Number dead

1
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Old 03-21-2020, 03:13 PM
 
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It is scary seeing reports of the numbers on the rise. I think there are 10 workers at tufts medical who have it and 9 at Brigham and women’s.

The person who died was 87 and had already been hospitalized. I’m curious as to how they got it. I guess from someone else at whatever hospital they’re at. Sadly older hospitalized people often contract pneumonia or the flu and die.
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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Unless there already was a SAHP, it's going to be hard to homeschool your children.

My wife is a teacher, but even she can't do it because they are going to start to do remote programs next week so she will also technically be working. We have to do it in shifts really.
Yep. Shifts. My wife works mostly with people from Seattle, so I get the 4-12 shift,like that one summer I worked on a particle accelerator. The only difference is that instead now I have 12-8 with the kids instead of 16 hours for myself.

I work in physical technology development so at some point I'm going to run out of algorithms to develop and papers to write. If we're still in lockdown for months I'll probably just get laid off and then I'll be the SAHP.
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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It didn’t take decades.

And yeah why isn’t there a vaccine for the cold? Or a universal vaccine. Watch pandemic. There won’t be a vaccine for coronavirus for a long time. So we can stay inside for years or get real.
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Total cases in MA

525

Number hospitalized

60

Number dead

1
Still in the exponential growth phase. The good news is that testing looks like it's been ramped WAY up:

https://www.wcvb.com/article/massach...-2020/31849021

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State health officials said 5,207 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Massachusetts by both state and commercial laboratories as of Saturday.
It's not clear if that means the positive rate is only 10%.
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:04 PM
 
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Number of cases is going to skyrocket. Keep in mind there is a lag in getting the testing done, and getting results.

We got our results today (negative) and it took 6 days for the results to come back. So a lot of the numbers we are seeing now may not be reflective of new cases, but previously existing. It’s going to take a week or two to get enough data to see trends forming
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:11 PM
 
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I do think people need to keep calm about the possibility of getting it. Most people who get it are ok. I get that this won’t be the case for all... but it will be for most.
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:12 PM
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Location: in the miseries
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The answer is sticking us right in the face. People just have to go about their lives and medical institutions just have to do their best.

Anything else is madness.
Crazy talk
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