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Old 03-22-2020, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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I am mostly watching the national numbers. The US is currently at 33K confirmed cases. I suspect we'll be at 100K confirmed cases by next weekend (if they don't curtail testing). In NY, the governor is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to help them quickly build pop-up hospitals because the existing ones are getting overwhelmed. Other states, like the rural states to our north, are actually fairly quiet still.

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Old 03-22-2020, 04:43 PM
 
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I am mostly watching the national numbers. The US is currently at 33K confirmed cases. I suspect we'll be at 100K confirmed cases by next weekend (if they don't curtail testing). In NY, the governor is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to help them quickly build pop-up hospitals because the existing ones are getting overwhelmed. Other states, like the rural states to our north, are actually fairly quiet still.
I don't understand why they just don't send people out outlying hospitals. If they can't make it on their own pop them into an ambulance.
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:57 PM
 
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More 20- 29 year old Millennials with the C Virus
Then 60-69 year olds

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Old 03-22-2020, 04:59 PM
 
Location: New England
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Because the outlying hospitals expect their own flood of cases, and why shouldn't they? It's going to be everywhere.


BOSTON (CBS) – Coronavirus cases are now up to 646 in Massachusetts after 121 new positive tests, the Department of Public Health said on Sunday.

So far, five coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in Massachusetts.

On Friday, the DPH announced the first death in the state, a Suffolk County man in his 80s with underlying health conditions. Saturday, it was announced that a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who had a pre-existing condition died. Three more deaths, two men in their 70s and one man in his 90s, were announced Sunday.


https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/03/...stitive-tests/
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:05 PM
 
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I am mostly watching the national numbers. The US is currently at 33K confirmed cases. I suspect we'll be at 100K confirmed cases by next weekend (if they don't curtail testing). In NY, the governor is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to help them quickly build pop-up hospitals because the existing ones are getting overwhelmed. Other states, like the rural states to our north, are actually fairly quiet still.
Not really. Maine would have 480 cases if it were the same population of Mass. VT would have 533.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Not really. Maine would have 480 cases if it were the same population of Mass. VT would have 533.
You're right that there are a lot of factors that complicate these numbers. There's also the testing frequency, of course. If you don't test much, then surely you won't find much. NY has tested more than any other state. I do believe they have the most cases, btw. But other states might be closer in case density than the raw observations make it look.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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I'm at an apartment community in Amherst with 90% UMASS students. My fear is a few of them were among the idiots that went to FL last week on spring break...
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:45 PM
 
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I don't understand why they just don't send people out outlying hospitals. If they can't make it on their own pop them into an ambulance.
That is already being done or expected to be done. Of course it's been taken into account.
In more further reaching areas, people are Medflighted to another hospital.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:46 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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I'm at an apartment community in Amherst with 90% UMASS students. My fear is a few of them were among the idiots that went to FL last week on spring break...
A lot of those UMASS students have always been brats. I would hate to be living in Amherst right now. The students go on rampages, they vandalize property, they have drunken brawls in the streets, and nothing much is ever done about it. The university says it's not their problem. The Amherst police say it's not their problem either. All the drunk driving and rioting, all of it is about doing whatever they want to do no matter what! If I were you I'd stay inside for a few weeks if you can and wait to see how many of them develop the illness. Then, when they do, just hope that they actually stay inside their own apartments--can't imagine that they really would though. Be very careful. Those out of control UMass students were one of the reasons I moved away--it was bad back then, probably just as bad or even worse now. Nobody ever does anything to them, they just keep getting away with it. It used to be simply a matter of putting up with the noisy partying and the usual annoying behaviors and being careful when you're driving due to their drunk driving, but this time it's really a matter of life and death.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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A lot of those UMASS students have always been brats. I would hate to be living in Amherst right now. The students go on rampages, they vandalize property, they have drunken brawls in the streets, and nothing much is ever done about it. The university says it's not their problem. The Amherst police say it's not their problem either. All the drunk driving and rioting, all of it is about doing whatever they want to do no matter what! If I were you I'd stay inside for a few weeks if you can and wait to see how many of them develop the illness. Then, when they do, just hope that they actually stay inside their own apartments--can't imagine that they really would though. Be very careful. Those out of control UMass students were one of the reasons I moved away--it was bad back then, probably just as bad or even worse now. Nobody ever does anything to them, they just keep getting away with it. It used to be simply a matter of putting up with the noisy partying and the usual annoying behaviors and being careful when you're driving due to their drunk driving, but this time it's really a matter of life and death.
Actually the property I live on I am the resident manager/Maintenance manager. This is a very tame property, they never party, they are well behaved, hardly every have to reprimand them. Only a few of the ones that left last year were so-so. I am fortunate in the sense I am on a nice property. I rarely even find beer cans or trash on the property. BUT, where did they go this last week, I know with the colleges cancelled a lot of them are now gone, and stayed gone, but when they return, that is when I wonder where they were.
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