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Old 03-24-2020, 12:48 PM
 
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President of Harvard and his wife have coronavirus
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:39 PM
 
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President of Harvard and his wife have coronavirus
Community spread in Boston area is already pretty bad.
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:44 PM
 
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Community spread in Boston area is already pretty bad.
Without question.
Friend of mine who works for WGBH said they were all told to go home for, I can't remember, three or four weeks. She's trying to work from home and is finding video conferencing infuriatingly complicated.

My healthcare friends are frantic for lack of protective equipment.
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Community spread in Boston area is already pretty bad.

Yup. One of the scariest things about the Harvard case is they have no idea how they got it. They'd been self-isolating since March 14.


I've been saying for weeks that there's no way only 90 people were impacted by what happened at the Biogen conference. Each of those people probably spread it to 10, 20, or more before they knew they were possibly sick. And any number of other people at that conference beyond those initially identified might have had it.


It's been spreading for weeks. And in all likelihood, quite a few students traveling over winter break from China brought it back with them as well having no idea they were asymptomatic.
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:07 PM
 
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Yup. One of the scariest things about the Harvard case is they have no idea how they got it. They'd been self-isolating since March 14.

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It's been spreading for weeks. And in all likelihood, quite a few students traveling over winter break from China brought it back with them as well having no idea they were asymptomatic.

No question. And travelers were coming in and out of all the businesses and schools from all over, and likely from NYC, too.
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:10 PM
 
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And in all likelihood, quite a few students traveling over winter break from China brought it back with them as well having no idea they were asymptomatic.
Most likely, Spring term did not start at Harvard until January 27th.
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Most likely, Spring term did not start at Harvard until January 27th.

Most colleges were a few weeks before that - before the Wuhan lockdown.


I work at a university and we have students from Wuhan - including at least one student who we provided a lot of support to because both their parents were doctors in one of the COVID-19 hospitals. As far as I can tell, they were all able to make it back to campus before the city shut down, if they traveled there at all. It just wasn't something we were thinking about at the time.


(This is in no way me blaming Chinese travelers. Just an observation.)
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:56 PM
 
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Apparently there is no one to blame for this really other than the Chinese government.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:22 PM
 
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Default WTF! I went to Roche Bros This Morning And As Soon As The Doors Opened Everyone Made A B line To Toilet Paper Section

What the hell did everyone all of sudden get diarrhea... I really don’t get this panic buying of toilet paper..
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:24 PM
 
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as if we needed any more evidence that people are dumb
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