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Old 03-01-2020, 09:13 PM
 
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Positive Coronavirus person in Manatee county. Another in Hillsborough county.

FL State of Emergency per FL Governor Sunday evening.
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:31 PM
 
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Here's a link to the story in the Herald Tribune:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.her...emplate=ampart

What's kind of strange is that apparently the case from Manatee County didn't involve the person travelling anywhere.

I've been noticing that the coronavirus concerns caused the stock market to take a big drop last week. I'm wondering if there isn't a handle on this virus before the upcoming presidential election if it will hurt Trump's chance for re-election.

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Old 03-01-2020, 09:31 PM
 
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Sarasota - one at Doctors hospital.

Truth of the matter is that where there is one - there are many.

Sadly, at this point, there is nothing most can do except wait to get it....or not. Obviously our national and other systems have failed to stop it at the borders. Also, I don't think there are systems set up for testing of millions quickly, etc.

Not good.
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:36 PM
 
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Here's a link to the story in the Herald Tribune:

What's kind of strange is that apparently the case from Manatee County didn't involve the person traveling anywhere.
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Not strange at all...all it means is that many other people have it and the person bumped into someone who did.

This is tourist season in Florida. Every one of those planes landing and taking off contains people who come from elsewhere...then from other countries, etc.

The stock market or a reelection are the last things we need to worry about. As we speak the numbers are growing...the only ones we know are those tested. Many people have been refused testing (they don't have kits or the proper protocols).

I'm not sure of the exact math involved but being as zero safety protocols have been in effect in most of the USA....and the amount of visitors and travelers that come and go in Florida....I would expect we will have quite a number of cases soon enough.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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Here's a link to the story in the Herald Tribune:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.her...emplate=ampart

What's kind of strange is that apparently the case from Manatee County didn't involve the person travelling anywhere.

I've been noticing that the coronavirus concerns caused the stock market to take a big drop last week. I'm wondering if there isn't a handle on this virus before the upcoming presidential election if it will hurt Trump's chance for re-election.
This is a topic for the political forum, so I'll make 1 comment here, and then cease.

I think people are smart enough to realize that President Trump didn't cause Coronavirus, and he has every gov't scientist trying to devise a cure. Trump stopped incoming flights from multiple Country's over a month ago, so took swift action to minimize our exposure.

Additonally, those caught up in transit during this time, were all quarrantined until they could be cleared.

I think it helps Trumps re-election bid because most realize that we don't need an administration change in the middle of a pandemic outbreak. We need 100% focus upon Coronavirus, nothing else.

This is an issue for the political forum, so this is all I have to say about it here.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:38 AM
 
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The idea that florida, ranked #49 in health care access, is going to be effective, transparent and thorough with the public......seems unlikely to me. Remember Red Tide? Studies showed it harmful up to 5KM inland....but the official news was that it was OK except right on the beach.

Here is an example from today - note that the person gives their real name, etc. -
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ER4fEY_X...jpg&name=large

"In hospial with all the symptoms of coronavirus, had direct contact with sick Chinese citizens recently. Florida health department refusing to have me tested."

The good news is she tested positive today for Flu. The bad news is she still hasn't been tested for CV.
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:25 PM
 
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I find the hysteria over this virus is more alarming than the virus itself. It's not Ebola or the black death, people! We have, what, 100 cases reported in the US thus far? and 2 died from it. That's 2%. That means the vast majority of those who tested positive eventually recovered and were able to go back to their normal daily life.

I'm in no way diminishing the seriousness of this virus, but I wish the media would put things in perspective and leave out the sensationalism factor a little bit.
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:51 PM
 
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I find the hysteria over this virus is more alarming than the virus itself. It's not Ebola or the black death, people! We have, what, 100 cases reported in the US thus far? and 2 died from it. That's 2%. That means the vast majority of those who tested positive eventually recovered and were able to go back to their normal daily life.

I'm in no way diminishing the seriousness of this virus, but I wish the media would put things in perspective and leave out the sensationalism factor a little bit.
The reason its alarming is because those with compromised lung functionality who are at risk of mortality are at MUCH greater risk than an average flu / cold. Basically, if you have lung issues, chronic illness such as Bronchitis or Asthma, weakened immune system, smoker, or elderly... you face a much bigger threat than your average healthy joe blow 30 year old catching the flu.

Its basically like this, the average healthy person won't feel much different than a strong flu or cold, but a person who has compromised lung functions as is could be seeing a death sentence.

The Flu comparatively kills about 0.1% of all known cases. This Virus kills aproximately 2% of all known cases - thats almost twice as many people.
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Old 03-02-2020, 03:03 PM
 
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The Flu comparatively kills about 0.1% of all known cases. This Virus kills aproximately 2% of all known cases - thats almost twice as many people.
Not agreeing or disagreeing, just saying.... school is good.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:34 PM
 
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I find the hysteria over this virus is more alarming than the virus itself. It's not Ebola or the black death, people! We have, what, 100 cases reported in the US thus far? and 2 died from it. That's 2%. That means the vast majority of those who tested positive eventually recovered and were able to go back to their normal daily life.

I'm in no way diminishing the seriousness of this virus, but I wish the media would put things in perspective and leave out the sensationalism factor a little bit.
6 deaths.

It's true younger, healthier people probably have nothing to worry about -- older immune compromised are at risk.

What we healthy people have to think about is how we could be carriers for the disease.

It is cause for concern for older people.

Ebola is much more difficult to 'catch' and doesn't happen as often. Same with the Black plague.

This seems to be very 'catchy' and seems to be spreading around the world.

Cause for concern is not hysteria.

Where has there been hysteria?
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