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post #51 of 1440 Old 03-05-2020, 09:17 PM
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My 8-year-old niece has cystic fibrosis, which is an added concern, as you can imagine. My sister, her mom, just sent me a funny little ditty that is circulating online amongst the CF community (and, of course, we are from Boston):


NEIL DIAMOND: "Hands…"

CDC: "Yes, wash them for at least 20 seconds."

NEIL DIAMOND: "Touching hands…"

CDC: "No, please don't touch hands."

NEIL DIAMOND: "Reaching out…"

CDC: "Avoid that, too."

NEIL DIAMOND: "Touching me!"

CDC: "Oh, hell."

NEIL DIAMOND: "TOUCHING YOOOOOOUUUUUU!!!!!"


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What is the difference in symtomology between this and the flu? I'm in the US, health is privatized...they say stay home if you are sick, but many people go to the doctor to get prescriptions or just to find out what's ailing them. If I feel like I'm coming down with something, I go to the doctor to figure out what it is. Is it really bad to do that now? You can be sick with any number or things--there's only one way to find out and that's going to the doctors office before it gets worse.

...or are we more so talking about when you have really bad symptoms to not go, because then I understand. But at the same time, if you don't know what you have and you let your symptoms get worse without a proper diagnosis...that's asking for it. I guess that's when you'd get the mask if you need to absolutely go to the clinic. I can only imagine how many untold deaths due to the flu and other viruses are not in the 'death toll' count because people didn't want to go to the clinic or couldn't.

I guess I'm really conflicted on how things are being said on the news (not clearly enough). People need to know when and when not to get help. And since viruses are usually contagious before symptoms can occur, and those who are asymptomatic can still spread it, it's impossible to contain such things completely. Airbourne viruses are tricky, but I think this panic is also very very overblown. Now if this was an airbourne disease with the death rate of Ebola or rabies, or the spanish flu....then it's really really time to freak the hell out!
Bottom line is, if you have respiratory symptoms, wear a mask to protect others. Wash your hands a lot, use hand sanitizer a lot. Don't shake hands, apologize for being rude if you feel you must, but mainly be sensible. A common cold can have acute symptoms for around 7-10 days. Chronic symptoms (cough, snot) for 3 weeks. If you have a fever above 100.5 F or 38 C, respiratory symptoms that make you think you possibly have pneumonia, then go be checked by all means. Caveat for thyroid patients, if you're hypothyroid, you could be running a pretty good fever (for you) and never break 100.

Wash your hands, don't cough or sneeze into your elbow if you can avoid it. Cover your mouth and nose. If your doctor or clinic has a call in consult you can do, do that first. Stay home from work or school if you're sick. Call your dr. the first day you're out, most jobs require a dr's excuse after 3 days.

Carry hand sanitizer, and put some of that sanitizer on paper towels when you're out in public and wipe down tables, seats, menus. Anything anyone else who's buggy could have touched. If nothing else, it'll keep you from getting the flu.
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post #54 of 1440 Old 03-06-2020, 12:27 AM
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If Corona virus doesn't kill you something else will.
I saw some figures - it was something like... Corona virus has killed 181 people to date. Cancer has killed 1000's over just the last year. Heart disease has killed 1000's over the last year. Suicide has killed 1000's. Hunger has killed many, many 1000's. But rich people can't catch starvation so they're not worried about that...
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post #56 of 1440 Old 03-06-2020, 06:02 AM
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Apparently it started from a joke some DJ made about running out of toilet paper & people just took that 'ball' &...
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post #57 of 1440 Old 03-06-2020, 06:03 AM
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Slovakia here. So far no know cases, but we too get daily updates by media about what is going on.
Same as Spanish Rider, these two rules apply here:

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1) If you suspect having COVID-19, you should NOT go to the doctor or hospital. You are to call 112 (our 911), and they will determine your risk. An ambulance will be sent to your home to take a throat culture.
2) You are to remain at home until the results are in. If positive, you should remain in a room separate from other family members.
And maybe some other rules, but I cant remember them now.

To say the truth its probably already in our country just not found. There is no way its not - everyone around us has already found at least one person who has it.
People are also kinda getting ready to be at home for long times - many are shopping for non-perishable foods.
Personally, just waiting for it to hit, eating my fruits and veggies (vitamins) and trying to stay healthy as long as possible.
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I saw some figures - it was something like... Corona virus has killed 181 people to date. Cancer has killed 1000's over just the last year. Heart disease has killed 1000's over the last year. Suicide has killed 1000's. Hunger has killed many, many 1000's. But rich people can't catch starvation so they're not worried about that...
Not sure where you are getting your stats from. COVID19 has killed 149 in Italy alone. Globally it's sitting around 3300.
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Many cases in NYC, and One on Long Island where I am...my god mother runs a school and is worried. Also my mother knew the attorney that got it. Yesterday at her job (Brooklyn family court) some individuals in suits came there and they did a deep clean of the whole area. It's pretty surreal when it's right on your doorstep (the virus) but I'm more worried for her than myself--she has lung problems related to or possible related to 911 and she's 55..
She has asthma which causes her to cough often (I honestly wonder if this is genetic though, my grandmother and her children all have it but). Anyway, due to these things she used to get Bronchitis a lot. I'm more concerned about her than me--I'm relatively healthy and young.
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Speaking of TP. Was in the store not to long ago ( pre hoarding) and saw some on sale so I stocked up. It was Charmin, saw the Bears with rolls in their hands and everything. What I didn't see was " essentials" apparently code for 1 ply. Or "strong " code for sandpaper

I am not sure it's even real paper. Looks like some kind of synthetic.
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