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Old 03-11-2020, 04:53 PM
 
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China released a model of the virus genome in Jan
Germany had a test available within a week
The US STILL doesn’t have enough test kits because
1–we would not accept another country’s test
2–the US/CDC screwed up the initial tests they had modeled when they created their own
3–the number of test kits were initially low because the thinking was the travel embargo worked
Then they realized it didn’t
By then the flawed kits were found to be flawed
4–we have an admin in charge of this national policy that does not want to see the problem for what it is

A NOVEL (new—no resistance on part of any human) virus with a very virulent ability to attack respiratory systems and create life-threatening damage
IF someone with a compromised respiratory system—COPD/asthma/heavy smoking—gets the more virulent form they can spend 10 days on a ventilator—-that means serious medical oversight required/ICU—

And some cases of serious infection/recovery are reporting NEUROLOGICAL damage extending past the hospital release
Like encephalitis can cause neurological damage after the infection is over

As I have said before
There are ongoing studies but not lot of the results have been peer reviewed and checked
There is lack of ACCURATE information in this country about the mechanics of this virus
Numbers of cases and deaths are scary but not really helpful...
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:59 PM
 
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The rate is skewed because we have NOT TESTED enough people to have a balance between infected and dead...
Most likely there are limits on testing in the USA because Trump didn't want the number of positives to increase in the USA. He sees this as his "ratings". When this last cruise ship had thousands of Americans that were stuck on the ship a few days ago, Trump cared more about refusing entry into the USA because if they entered the USA, the volume of positive patients would increase. Trump only cared about his "ratings" - i.e. keeping the number of positive cases as low as possible. Limiting test kits and reducting testing keeps Trumps "ratings" better. And that is all that matters to Trump. He's ok if millions die over this because he wants to keep the testing limited so that his "ratings" are better (fewer positives because fewer tested).
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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He's ok if millions die over this because he wants to keep the testing limited so that his "ratings" are better (fewer positives because fewer tested).
I’m not a Trump fan but do you realize how ridiculous this sounds?
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:13 PM
 
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Here's just a bit of good news: viruses dislike heat and humidity, they die off that way. Yay for Florida it has plenty of both.
It's possible that Florida's natural conditions will result in fewer transmissions. Let's hope so.
Blazing above normal temps coming this weekend and next week.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:24 PM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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Not sure about elsewhere but in general I certainly don't see a big percentage of the seniors...or even others..outside here often.

Walked miles today - and to downtown and most everyone is in cars or piling into restaurants, etc.

Any help from sunshine is probably far offset by the number of people here who just left those giant aluminum tubes (airliners). Also, driving is a prime way to catch it (the NY patient that has spread to many did so). That is, if you are in a car with someone who has it the odds are not good.

All in all I'd say well less than 10% of the people here spend time outside in the sunshine with any regularity - and that is probably a high guess.

As most probably know, the joker who wore a Gas Mask to Congress and embarrassed our state...just had a death in his district today.

In Florida we really won't know much for about 3-4 weeks. That would give time for a lot of tests to get here, the people get tested and some results known and then disseminated. Until then we are really in the dark.

Life is pretty much normal around here - no empty shelves and people out eating, etc.

I've heard cancellations to some Spring Training Tours are up....maybe I'll be able to find some last minute good tickets. I told the wife I wouldn't worry about going if we had the decent seats (a big of room around us)...they are really open air in most stadiums.
Yes, I heard of someone who cancelled spring training events this year.
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Follow the money; bonds are coming due.
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:52 AM
 
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Did any of you watch the Trump speech to the nation Wednesday night about the coronavirus? Trump looked tired and stressed out. Not his normal self. He even sounded bad - his voice was monotone and wavered at times. Then after his speech the stock market futures tanked another 1,000 points in overnight trading:

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:24 AM
 
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Did any of you watch the Trump speech to the nation Wednesday night about the coronavirus? Trump looked tired and stressed out. Not his normal self. He even sounded bad - his voice was monotone and wavered at times. Then after his speech the stock market futures tanked another 1,000 points in overnight trading:

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen
He may have got bit by the bug.
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:50 AM
 
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Did any of you watch the Trump speech to the nation Wednesday night about the coronavirus? Trump looked tired and stressed out. Not his normal self. He even sounded bad - his voice was monotone and wavered at times. Then after his speech the stock market futures tanked another 1,000 points in overnight trading:

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen
people say TGIF
imagine how much stress it is being PRESIDENT!
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Old 03-12-2020, 12:04 PM
 
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He may have got bit by the bug.
The Brazillial official that visited Mar-a-Lago this past Saturday and met with Trump there, has tested positive for Coronavirus. So there is some risk to anyone that had contact with that person

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/ameri...ntl/index.html
Brazilian president's press secretary tests positive for coronavirus, days after meeting Trump
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