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Old 03-24-2020, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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I know, it's so annoying. I too joined in the madness and overbought TP, otherwise what if there's none to be found when I need some? I found some at Target in Westborough after going to five different grocery stores.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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What the hell did everyone all of sudden get diarrhea... I really don’t get this panic buying of toilet paper..
It's something people don't want to be out of. Once there's a little bit of rush on it, things spiral out control. And, unlike many other things people panic buy, most people will eventually be able to use even the most absurdly large stockpiles, so the cost of not panic buying is relatively low.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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I just read this article this AM on it. NY was testing a lot. I believe MA was 6600 tests so far. Let me see if I can find it


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NY state has done 60,000 tests. The most by a long shot. That's why their case count is so high

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/on...cid=spartanntp
Massachusetts has done about 14000 as of today. You can find actual, state-released figures here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-ca...-2020/download

The thing I can't quite square with the some of the anecdotes I read on this thread is the roughly 10% positive test rate (1159 of 13749). If the disease is absolutely everywhere AND only people with the severe symptoms are even able to get tests, why are so few testing positive?

Hopefully an antibody test can be generated at scale so we can start testing to see if this is something that is widespread but low potency or is as concentrated and impactful as it seems.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:58 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I get 3 packs of 6 or 8 rolls (which somehow are deemed to actually be 48 rolls or something on the package) auto-delivered from amazon every 4 months or so. I just so happened to get a regularly scheduled delivery right before this insanity happened. I don't really see any reason why our usage would increase significantly.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:00 PM
 
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Yeah the Larry barcow is not a young guy. I hope he’s ok. In a position like his I guess it’s hard to say sorry I don’t want to see anyone. In hindsight I guess that’s what he should have done but at this point he could have got it anywhere

Im not feeling so great today and of course it’s on my mind what if I have coronavirus when it could be a common cold. I’ve been sneezing, coughing a bit and my back hurts.

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Old 03-24-2020, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Boston MA area
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I don't think we have any way of knowing the false negative or false positive rate; do we?
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:57 PM
 
Location: The Moon
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I don't think we have any way of knowing the false negative or false positive rate; do we?
I imagine false negatives happen enough for it to be a consideration. "At the moment, patients in China are discharged after two negative nucleic acid tests, taken at least 24 hours apart, and indications of clinical recovery, including resolution of symptoms, according to the National Health Commission" but doctors quoted in that article said it wasn't enough.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The ghetto
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Red eyes may be telltale symptom of coronavirus


"Red eyes might be a sign that a patient is very sick with coronavirus, according to a nurse who has been on the front lines of the pandemic."

"She continued: “We’ve had patients that just had the red eyes as the only symptom that we saw and go to the hospital and pass away.”

“I’ve even had the disaster medical control physician say, ‘Do they have the red eyes?’ And I will say yes. And he’ll say, ‘I’ll find you a bed.’ "
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:09 PM
 
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Ive recently read that loss of smell and taste is a symptom.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:11 PM
 
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Ive recently read that loss of smell and taste is a symptom.
Especially in younger folk who display no other symptoms.
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