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Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:11 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
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This is just the beginning... We as a species will survive this too...
Let us hope we come out of this with a refreshed understanding that we as people is what counts, not incorporated persons.
One can only hope. We'll see what the "leaders" and media instill in people.
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Post by abscate » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
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This is just the beginning... We as a species will survive this too...
Let us hope we come out of this with a refreshed understanding that we as people is what counts, not incorporated persons.
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Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:30 am

wizechatmgr wrote:
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What many in the US do not realize is it had already been here well over a month before anyone even mentioned it.
Before 14 February 2020, "two reporters [citizen journalists] in Wuhan disappeared," who were reporting on coronavirus, and apparently, they are still missing today. Russia shut down its its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30,. Needless to say, that Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded," with the upshot being "The work done over the past five years, however, demonstrates that the government had considerable knowledge about the risks of a pandemic and accurately predicted the very types of problems Mr. Trump is now scrambling belatedly to address."

>This is already a full on pandemic and there isn't much you can do

When the Polio epidemic is contrasted with Coronavirus pandemic, US citizens were more receptive to what scientists/intellectuals were saying in 1950s. A president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, created the March of Dimes, which funding brought about a vaccine. In short, the nation was engaged in eradicating Polio.

>People need to hunker down

Older generations are aware, but younger generations need an education. Sadly, one political party mainly has been pushing anti-scientist, anti-intellectual viewpoints, which has eroded trust from those who are enlightened about pandemic consequences.

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Post by Cees Klumper » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:54 am

I do think recognizing the fact that government officials made big mistakes ("assigning blame") is highly useful because it clarifies who you should stop believing or following, and opens the door to better quality decisions. It's not too late and every individual can influence the trajectory and outcomes by stopping the spread: no contact, disinfect, stay in when you have symptoms, don't take any, any, unnecessary risk. You may save someone's life, literally. We can only hope that this virus does not evolve into a far more deadly mutation, as virusses have the ability and propensity to do. That is just a fact. Buying time now by stopping transmission creates room to breathe for the health system, allows research into medicins and vaccines and will greatly reduce the # of unnecessary deaths. Stay safe.
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Post by matthew1 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:55 am

Great discussion. Thanks to everyone on this thread.
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Post by volvolugnut » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:45 am

Cees Klumper wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:54 am
It's not too late and every individual can influence the trajectory and outcomes by stopping the spread: no contact, disinfect, stay in when you have symptoms, don't take any, any, unnecessary risk. You may save someone's life, literally.

Buying time now by stopping transmission creates room to breathe for the health system, allows research into medicins and vaccines and will greatly reduce the # of unnecessary deaths. Stay safe.
Well said. This message needs to be repeated until everyone gets the message. Slow the transmission rate. Give the medical system
time to function. Produce the tests, supplies, and devices needed by the medical system.

This is how every problem is solved. Slow down the process so you can understand it better. Reduce the spread/growth of the problem. Use every method to reduce damage from the problem. Use all your resources to attack the problem as soon as possible before it is out of control.

Mistakes have been made. Let history write about the mistakes.

We (the entire world) have every reason to unite and solve this problem. How do we start? Like eating an elephant - one bite at a time. So where do we take the first bite?

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Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm

COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose

Via WHO's Myth Busters site
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Post by volvolugnut » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:40 pm

93Regina wrote:
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Via WHO's Myth Busters site
Thanks for the link to WHO myth busters.

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Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:35 pm

Europe's desperate doctors now shielded by trash bags as equipment
shortages continue

At some Spanish hospitals, doctors and nurses resort to taping garbage
sacks to their arms to shield themselves while they work to save an
avalanche of patients fighting for breath. They have run out of
disposable coats.

The plastic glasses they wear are of such poor quality that medics can
barely see through them, so they find the pulses and veins of
coronavirus patients by touch, said Samantha Gonzalez, a 52-year-old
nurse who works in the emergency room at the Txagorritxu hospital in
the Basque city of Vitoria.

“This is not the First World anymore — it’s a war,” said Gonzalez.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/ ... ronavirus/

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Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:35 pm

Powerful crowdsourced supercomputer revs up virus research by inviting
anyone online to join in

WASHINGTON – Gamers, bitcoin “miners” and companies large and small
have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to
harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus
treatment.

The project, led by computational biologists, has effectively created
the world’s most powerful supercomputer, one that can handle the
trillions of calculations needed to understand the structure of the
virus.

More than 400,000 users have downloaded the application in the past
two weeks from [email protected], according to director Greg Bowman, a
professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Washington
University in St. Louis, where the project is based.

The distributed-computing effort ties together thousands of devices to
create a virtual supercomputer.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/ ... -research/
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