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Old 04-01-2020, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Well...my wife's uncle was pronounced brain-dead this morning. They are pulling the plug.

Because of the pandemic, we're unable to have a funeral so he's being cremated, but they aren't even able to do that until August. So he will be in a freezer until then.

People, please check on your families. Make sure they are being smart and safe.

STAY HOME!!
So sorry for your loss Chilly. I so wish people would be smarter.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:59 PM
 
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Louisiana has the 4th highest total deaths. The numbers seem way off compared to other similar size states. Why would it grow so fast?

link: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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Louisiana has the 4th highest total deaths. The numbers seem way off compared to other similar size states. Why would it grow so fast?

link: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
A lot of people think it might've been spreading around among Mardis Gras revelers 5 weeks ago. However, it takes a week or two to show symptoms and since a lot of those people are quite young many of them probably didn't get too severe symptoms and didn't feel the need to go to any doctors. So it was probably spreading around quite a lot throughout the community by the time testing started ramping up in Mid March and the government realized the extent of the spread and started shutting things down.

Louisiana, like the rest of the South has a lot more health problems among its population than the northern states that had bad outbreaks like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Washington which means they'll have more complications from the virus. The difference in life expectancy between Louisiana and those northern states is about 5 years. The difference in life expectancy between the US as a whole and Jamaica is 4.5 years by comparison, so 5 years is a big difference.

Looking at the data though, there's a lot of states that might experience a rather significant deterioration in conditions, from thinking they're doing better than other states to realizing they're in a worse situation than other states. Those include Mississippi, South Carolina and Oklahoma. Those states aren't testing much (a lot less than Louisiana), and are probably only aware of the most severe cases as evidenced by the very high death and hospitalization rates in those states. With a very high % of test results in those states coming back positive and low rates of testing, they probably have a lot of mild cases that they aren't aware of and that are spreading the virus since they also don't have a stay at home order.

The situation looks especially bad in Oklahoma, despite having the 2nd highest case fatality rate in the country (tied with Washington and Louisiana), and 12th highest deaths per capita in the country, they're dead last (by a lot) in tests per capita, have no stay at home order and haven't closed non-essential services.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Louisiana has the 4th highest total deaths. The numbers seem way off compared to other similar size states. Why would it grow so fast?

link: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
Mardi Gras.

Can't believe that they didn't cancel it.

Just HAD to get drunk and party, I guess............

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Old 04-02-2020, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Bowie but New Orleans born and bred
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Originally Posted by Chilly Gentilly View Post
Well...my wife's uncle was pronounced brain-dead this morning. They are pulling the plug.

Because of the pandemic, we're unable to have a funeral so he's being cremated, but they aren't even able to do that until August. So he will be in a freezer until then.

People, please check on your families. Make sure they are being smart and safe.

STAY HOME!!
Sorry to hear that. This pandemic is causing situations that people never really thought of, like not being able to travel to see a sick/dying loved one or even have a funeral, and that's especially sad if it's an immediate family member

BTW, thanks for your kind message
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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I know it is shameful, but Washington was first, NYC is NYC, and LA is LA. New Orleans just isn't as newsworthy. BUt unfortunately, if things get worse in New Orleans, "If it bleeds it leads", you can best bet New Orleans will get more press.
NYC, LA, Bay Area, Seattle, Miami, DC, Chicago popular spots
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Louisiana is among next hot spot for the virus what city of New Orleans doing to slow down the numbers ?
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Old 04-04-2020, 12:56 PM
 
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Louisiana is among next hot spot for the virus what city of New Orleans doing to slow down the numbers ?
New Orleans has been a 'hot spot' for some time now.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Louisiana is among next hot spot for the virus what city of New Orleans doing to slow down the numbers ?
What is city government going to do against a pandemic?!
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Old 04-13-2020, 05:09 PM
 
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it's terrifying that this is all still going on
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