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kurtster

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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 9:19pm

 Coaxial wrote:
Is it really? If you use only those that reported their first case in January like we did, so we are sort of comparing apples to apples, you end up with 5 countries...Sweden, the UK, France, Spain, and Italy. The combined population for those 5 countries is roughly, using 2019 numbers, 250 million people. The US has 331 million...Is it really perspective or just that the percentages are skewed by the low population numbers in comparison to ours?
 
I don't know, make of it what you will.  We are still learning.  Here is the chart organized by date of first case, down to Iran in Feb.  

This chart is much more meaningful than the one richard keeps posting, imo.  With it you can spot trends that helps you sift through all of the fear mongering going on in the media.  For example, I have watched the number of critical cases, especially in our country.  It gives you a good idea of what is going on in ICU bed usage.

Here is the line for the USA from March 28.  Yeah, some big, sobering changes in a very short time.  One trend is that while nearly every category for the USA has doubled, the number of recovered has nearly tripled in the same time.  There are still more surviving than dying.  I find that to be a good thing to see and inspires hope, at least for me.




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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 8:37pm

Rikers Island Prisoners Are Being Offered PPE and $6 an Hour to Dig Mass Graves
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 7:51pm

 kurtster wrote:
Perspective

I'm pretty sure you'll get some in a few weeks from now. Roughly the same time it took to take it seriously in the first place.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 7:44pm

please stay home...
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 7:41pm



 Coaxial wrote:
 

Dude. He isn't interested in the several thousand dead here. Only the survivors.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 7:36pm

 kurtster wrote:
Perspective

with chart organized by deaths per one million of total population above 10.  World average is currently 6.1 per.
 
Is it really? If you use only those that reported their first case in January like we did, so we are sort of comparing apples to apples, you end up with 5 countries...Sweden, the UK, France, Spain, and Italy. The combined population for those 5 countries is roughly, using 2019 numbers, 250 million people. The US has 331 million...Is it really perspective or just that the percentages are skewed by the low population numbers in comparison to ours?
kurtster

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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 6:44pm

Perspective

with chart organized by deaths per one million of total population above 10.  World average is currently 6.1 per.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 6:32pm

 haresfur wrote:


It makes for a problem in treatment, too. It's hard to get people to eat when they have no sense of smell or taste and feel like crap.

I have a shitty sense of smell so don't think it will be much help.
 
Same with cancer and chemo. 

THC goes a long way in helping to overcome that problem. 

One of the reasons it is used by cancer patients.

It causes da munchies !!!
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 6:24pm



 kurtster wrote:
Clue to Infection

Smell loss could be a diagnostic marker for the new coronavirus

By MASS. EYE AND EAR COMMUNICATIONS April 1, 2020

...
Flag raised for ENTs

This week, ENT UK, the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology, said in a guidance document that in countries with high coronavirus rates, including South Korea, China, Italy, Iran and France, significant numbers of patients who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection have developed anosmia, or a reduced ability to smell (hyposmia).

“We really want to raise awareness that this is a sign of infection and that anyone who develops loss of sense of smell should self-isolate,” Claire Hopkins, president of the British Rhinological Society, told The New York Times. “It could contribute to slowing transmission and save lives.”

In Germany, more than two out of three COVID-19 cases have anosmia. In South Korea, where testing has been more widespread, 30 percent of people with confirmed cases have reported loss of the sense of smell as the major symptom in otherwise mild cases.

“The unique part of this association is that the reports are coming from patients who are COVID-19-positive, and in some cases, they’re having the smell loss when their symptoms are pretty mild,” Holbrook told MassLive.

 
It makes for a problem in treatment, too. It's hard to get people to eat when they have no sense of smell or taste and feel like crap.

I have a shitty sense of smell so don't think it will be much help.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 6:21pm


kurtster

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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 6:07pm

Clue to Infection

Smell loss could be a diagnostic marker for the new coronavirus

By MASS. EYE AND EAR COMMUNICATIONS April 1, 2020

...
Flag raised for ENTs

This week, ENT UK, the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology, said in a guidance document that in countries with high coronavirus rates, including South Korea, China, Italy, Iran and France, significant numbers of patients who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection have developed anosmia, or a reduced ability to smell (hyposmia).

“We really want to raise awareness that this is a sign of infection and that anyone who develops loss of sense of smell should self-isolate,” Claire Hopkins, president of the British Rhinological Society, told The New York Times. “It could contribute to slowing transmission and save lives.”

In Germany, more than two out of three COVID-19 cases have anosmia. In South Korea, where testing has been more widespread, 30 percent of people with confirmed cases have reported loss of the sense of smell as the major symptom in otherwise mild cases.

“The unique part of this association is that the reports are coming from patients who are COVID-19-positive, and in some cases, they’re having the smell loss when their symptoms are pretty mild,” Holbrook told MassLive.

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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 4:59pm

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Speaking of drugs....   4,651 Americans have died from the COVID-19 virus while more than 480,000 Americans die annually from tobacco smoke (CDC estimate).  More than 88,000 Americans die each year from alcohol-related causes.

Naturally COVID-19 virus comes from the filthy, dangerous, slanty-eyed Chinese communists while tobacco and alcohol are familiar, family-friendly, white  Christian-approved ways that people hurt themselves and hurt others.  

Um...do we have to wait until the death toll from a disease reaches that level before we take it seriously? Once half a million have died it's too late. We failed.

It's not racist to try and prevent your friends and family dying gasping for breath.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 4:55pm

Thought I'd give a quick update from rural Australia. Ok, not out back of beyond, a small city that is a long commute from Melbourne. So there were a lot of people going back and forth to the big smoke. We are a regional health centre which is good. They made a dedicated COVID emergency facility in the old hospital.

The rapidly changing rules have lead to some confusion. Some of that is due to people not following the rules so they have tightened things up. One of the things they decided is that to get people to stay home, you make it less attractive to go out. So parks and beaches (if you are near the ocean) are closed. But wisely they are still encouraging people to exercise. Groups of people who don't live together are limited to two. It is important that women be allowed to exercise with someone else for safety. The dog park is open. We have been taking a friend's pup with us and have now taken up doing her grocery shopping. She is on oxygen and my biggest worry is transmitting something to her.

At the small local grocery near me, they only let a few people in at a time and give them gloves. Pack your own bags and keep your distance at check out. Still slim pickings but I scored some paper towels. The thing that really pisses me off is that grocery prices are sky-rocketing. Makes no sense since the increased demand at home should be mostly offset by the slowdown at restaurants. Takeout is allowed and there probably would be rebellion if people couldn't get takeaway coffee. I bought extra prepaid cards at one of my coffee-pushers to help them out.

There still seem to be too many cars out but I suppose I see them when I'm out so I can't point fingers. Roadworks are continuing.

Shipments of PPE are starting to arrive from China but they have intercepted a number with false certifications. Cruise ships are a huge problem (not locally but nationally). The worst is yet to come, but I am cautiously optimistic that they are doing mostly the right thing.

The conservative-leaning Federal government is doing some things to support the people affected by the virus and shutdown. More people-focused than the US, anyway. My state government, who I'm not super fond of for other reasons is doing pretty well. They were hemorrhaging money before the bush fires and this, so I'm not sure how that will shake out.  

Hang in there everyone. If I was in the US, I'd say I'm rooting for you but that is highly inappropriate in Australia. 

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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 4:53pm


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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 4:22pm

Speaking of drugs....   4,651 Americans have died from the COVID-19 virus while more than 480,000 Americans die annually from tobacco smoke (CDC estimate).  More than 88,000 Americans die each year from alcohol-related causes.

Naturally COVID-19 virus comes from the filthy, dangerous, slanty-eyed Chinese communists while tobacco and alcohol are familiar, family-friendly, white  Christian-approved ways that people hurt themselves and hurt others.  
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 4:08pm

28 Texas State students returning from Cabo tested positive. All were rooming and sharing a plane together. However, Gov. Greg Abbott's 'border' quarantine for the other states didn't stop these kids from landing right smack dab in the middle of hear no virus, see no virus, speak no virus land. Meanwhile, claiming it will free up medical service, he has immediately seized on taking away a constitutional right to privacy and halted all abortion procedures, even those done at home with pills, for an undetermined amount of time.

Explain how thousands of pregnant women are going to receive prenatal care and safe births during a Pandemic and doctors are stretched thin?
Where Millions of families have not only lost their Jobs, but their Health Insurance as well and can't possibly face a full on hospital birthing bill?

Texas already has the highest Maternal Mortality rate in the Nation.

Gov Greg Abbott is actually placing American Women in mortal danger over ideology.
This IS murder.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 3:15pm

 KarmaKarma wrote:
 steeler wrote:
Some massive  drug trafficking initiative going on, using Navy and Coast Guard, and being announced now at Coronavirus press briefing. Tuned in late, so not sure of details but wondering why now. Squirrel or critical?
 
Duh.  It was a squirrel.  He just said he's now number #1 on facecrack.  Today's news conference was really to drop that.

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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 3:08pm

 KarmaKarma wrote:


 steeler wrote:
Some massive  drug trafficking initiative going on and being announced now at Coronavirus press briefing. Tuned in late, so not sure of details but wondering why now. Squirrel or critical?
 

Trump is shutting down back door imports from China and Russia.  Products not Made in America.
 
Counterfeit and dangerous drugs that will kill, not save.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 3:07pm



 steeler wrote:
Some massive  drug trafficking initiative going on, using Navy and Coast Guard, and being announced now at Coronavirus press briefing. Tuned in late, so not sure of details but wondering why now. Squirrel or critical?
 
Duh.  It was a squirrel.  He just said he's now number #1 on facecrack.  Today's news conference was really to drop that.

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Posted: Apr 1, 2020 - 2:55pm



 steeler wrote:
Some massive  drug trafficking initiative going on and being announced now at Coronavirus press briefing. Tuned in late, so not sure of details but wondering why now. Squirrel or critical?
 

Trump is shutting down back door imports from China and Russia.  Products not Made in America.
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