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post #651 of 977 Old 03-22-2020, 01:06 AM
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The FDA and other health associations needs to approve Avigan for the treatment of the Coronavirus; we need to end this thing, right now!
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Haven't been keeping up with thread lately so sorry if I repeat ...
Australia has just got serious & will be in lockdown from Tuesday. State borders & non essential services & movement banned.

Curiously tho(TIC), 'they' consider mining an essential service. So I suppose Adani will be running amok while protesters stuck at home...
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Philippines here. As of March 21st, we had 230 confirmed cases and 18 deaths. All concentrated in the Manila area. I suspect that the numbers are actually much higher due to a shortage of test kits and labs able to process the samples.

About mid March, the President put Manila under quarantine, but gave several days advance notice. Of course, there was a mass exodus ahead of the quarantine, so there will be cases showing up in the provinces soon.

A few days ago, the entire island of Luzon was put under quarantine. Local instructions are that people are to remain in their homes except essential workers. Food markets remain open. The only shortages I’ve noticed are in alcohol and disinfecting wipes. The less expensive brands of canned foods are in short supply.

Only one person per household is allowed to leave home to get groceries, medication, or go to the bank. That person is supposed to be 59 years old or younger, but older than 18.

We are an oddity in the Philippines in that there is no one in our household under 60, and no kids. I got a quarantine pass from our barangay captain the other day to make a supply run for the ranch. Drinking water, canned goods, and veggies. I passed through 2 check points staffed by the National police. No problems.

The pass is good for only one day, but we generally only need to make a supply run once a week.

The rural folks, as well as the urban poor here generally have no concept of Western style sanitation and hygiene practices. Once it gets into the general population, all bets are off.
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The FDA and other health associations needs to approve Avigan for the treatment of the Coronavirus; we need to end this thing, right now!
There is much data indicating that this drug can help. Hopefully it will be approved and we can get plenty manufactured quickly. If the world leaders would work together for this...
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Something to consider in my part of the U.S. is that the hospitals are run with economical/profit factors in mind. This means that they don't keep more staff employed than necessary, and they don't make extra beds beyond what they anticipate will be filled. On any given day in the cities around here (before Covid), there will be several hospitals on divert due to either having all available beds full, or no more available staff. In a normal state of things people are shipped around to hospitals that have empty beds from one place to another.
My point is that it even a few extra sick people would mean all the hospitals were full.

I'm not sure either how a whole lot of extra patients would be cared for either. It's not like there are a lot of extra doctors and nurses that are sitting around waiting for work to open up. Most are already employed. There are laws for nurses that help them protect their licenses, meaning I don't know of any nurses that would accept an assignment with more patients than they felt they could care for safely. People might be dying, but their families are still allowed to sue if for example they didn't get the care they needed because a nurse was overwhelmed.

Around here people seem to be afraid of fruits and vegetables, and are only buying bananas. Apparently because they can peel them without washing them. I guess it needs to be made more clear that this virus cannot be caught by consuming it.
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Our neighbors, Croatia, just had two strong earthquakes with a lot of damage. The current directive to public is to stay OUT of the buildings as they are expecting more. This whole thing is beginning to feel like an unrealistic Hollywood blockbuster.
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Stock up on the TP now...new evidence of fecal virus shedding

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle...=2318549&faf=1
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Something to consider in my part of the U.S. is that the hospitals are run with economical/profit factors in mind. This means that they don't keep more staff employed than necessary, and they don't make extra beds beyond what they anticipate will be filled. On any given day in the cities around here (before Covid), there will be several hospitals on divert due to either having all available beds full, or no more available staff. In a normal state of things people are shipped around to hospitals that have empty beds from one place to another.
My point is that it even a few extra sick people would mean all the hospitals were full.

I'm not sure either how a whole lot of extra patients would be cared for either. It's not like there are a lot of extra doctors and nurses that are sitting around waiting for work to open up. Most are already employed. There are laws for nurses that help them protect their licenses, meaning I don't know of any nurses that would accept an assignment with more patients than they felt they could care for safely. People might be dying, but their families are still allowed to sue if for example they didn't get the care they needed because a nurse was overwhelmed.

Around here people seem to be afraid of fruits and vegetables, and are only buying bananas. Apparently because they can peel them without washing them. I guess it needs to be made more clear that this virus cannot be caught by consuming it.
We are increasing staffing thru lots of overtime (one nurse is working 6-12's each week because her husband employer has limited the work hours. They have bills to pay.


Other safeguards are in place for COVID-19 patients
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Our neighbors, Croatia, just had two strong earthquakes with a lot of damage. The current directive to public is to stay OUT of the buildings as they are expecting more. This whole thing is beginning to feel like an unrealistic Hollywood blockbuster.
Sad news. Stay safe.
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post #660 of 977 Old 03-22-2020, 08:05 AM
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Our neighbors, Croatia, just had two strong earthquakes with a lot of damage. The current directive to public is to stay OUT of the buildings as they are expecting more. This whole thing is beginning to feel like an unrealistic Hollywood blockbuster.
Have you heard of a film called 'The Purge'? Haven't seen it so dunno if there were earthquakes too, but it was made years ago, about a world pandemic & was set 2 days ago or something!
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