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2 minutes ago, IceGoat said:

As a New Yorker, I think the Florida beaches SHOULD be open. So long as people don't cluster together and follow distancing guidelines. 

I really have a bone to pick with the "Stay Home, Save Lives" line. It's ironic that we say this for the sake of health but yet we disregard the health -- both physical and mental -- of the many who remain indoors. One of the top comorbidities of COVID-19 is hypertension. What do you think will lower one's blood pressure -- staying in and watching the angst-driven news or going outside for some exercise? It's so easy to maintain social distancing these days, even in once bustling cities like New York. 

I don't think any shelter in place directives have ever said stay indoors and don't go out for walks.  I also don't think the directives were to binge-watch news shows. 

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"Stay Homes, Saves Lives" was chosen over the less PC "Stay the F**k Away from Me" campaign, but it has led to some obvious confusion. 

Edited by 2ndCitySox
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I’m in a stay-at-home state and go for a walk every day, which is permitted and encouraged. The guidelines are to not be a selfish moron, which much of the country seems to struggle with.

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I read an article about this p.o.s.  

I am not a scientist but it seems its armor seems pretty weak.  I have a feeling the heat and humidity of the summer will be its biggest enemy.

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1 minute ago, 89Topps said:

Positive update

Seattle does everything well except baseball!  Keep social distancing, keep elbow bumping, and hopefully sometime into May we can get back to normal.  

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15 hours ago, daynlokki said:

Took until Thursday to reach 1000 deaths in the US. Took 2 days after to reach 2000. 
Anyone asking I’m doing OK. Have medication to supposedly help but I’ve been sick since literally March 2nd. Total of 1000 tests administered in my entire county right now. 80-some positives, 6 deaths. We haven’t been hit as hard as Seattle for sure. Hardest part is my work being up my a** about going back to work. My job is essential and I’m the highest person outside of office management in my side of the company. I’d just prefer not to come back too early and relapse as my job is incredibly physical or even worse come back and still be contagious and go into 2-5 new homes every day spreading the infection. 

Happy to hear this...Keep getting better man

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1 hour ago, hockeyfan77 said:

Happy to hear this...Keep getting better man

Doing good. Only took a month but my fever is finally under 100 for a full day (Still hovering around 99.8).  I may actually get to sleep in my bed instead of at an incline on the couch soon. Doctor wants me 72 hours free of any symptoms before I work again, doubt that will be anytime soon with a cough. Just glad I didn’t have to be hospitalized. November I had that horrible upper respiratory virus and it lasted about a month. Xrays showed scarring of my lungs from that. This could have been horrible. Doctor has said I’m not out of the woods yet. Apparently this will calm down and you’ll start to feel better sometimes then it comes back with force. Just gotta keep on keeping on.  

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4 hours ago, IceGoat said:

As a New Yorker, I think the Florida beaches SHOULD be open. So long as people don't cluster together and follow distancing guidelines. 

I really have a bone to pick with the "Stay Home, Save Lives" line. It's ironic that we say this for the sake of health but yet we disregard the health -- both physical and mental -- of the many who remain indoors. One of the top comorbidities of COVID-19 is hypertension. What do you think will lower one's blood pressure -- staying in and watching the angst-driven news or going outside for some exercise? It's so easy to maintain social distancing these days, even in once bustling cities like New York. 

 

I'm Washington, the Governor specifically suggested people go outside for exercise, just do it alone or with those in your household.

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1 hour ago, daynlokki said:

Doing good. Only took a month but my fever is finally under 100 for a full day (Still hovering around 99.8).  I may actually get to sleep in my bed instead of at an incline on the couch soon. Doctor wants me 72 hours free of any symptoms before I work again, doubt that will be anytime soon with a cough. Just glad I didn’t have to be hospitalized. November I had that horrible upper respiratory virus and it lasted about a month. Xrays showed scarring of my lungs from that. This could have been horrible. Doctor has said I’m not out of the woods yet. Apparently this will calm down and you’ll start to feel better sometimes then it comes back with force. Just gotta keep on keeping on.  

Wishing you the best man

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9 hours ago, 2ndCitySox said:

"Stay Homes, Saves Lives" was chosen over the less PC "Stay the F**k Away from Me" campaign, but it has led to some obvious confusion. 

Sign of the times in the old days people used to cough to cover their farts. Now people are farting to cover coughs.

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6 minutes ago, El_Chingon said:

??

It has always been airborne....

 

6 minutes ago, 2ndCitySox said:

Hasn't it always been?

But when I read that story it’s like they can’t understand why...

The deadly outbreak among members of a choir has stunned health officials, who have concluded that the virus was almost certainly transmitted through the air from one or more people without symptoms.

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On 3/23/2020 at 10:21 AM, bluefrogguy said:

 

Definitely needs some wider randomized testing, which should be easy to do right now. If it is effective, it will definitely get a lot of press.  But right now it is akin to the proverbial over-hyped, spring training "small sample size" data. Have to be careful until you get good data. I'm also hopeful for some of the antiviral options coming through. Let's go human ingenuity!

 

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1 hour ago, El_Chingon said:

??

It has always been airborne....

 

1 hour ago, 2ndCitySox said:

Hasn't it always been?

Isnt airborne a specific trait of surving independent of organic material in the air? 

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Can't vouch for the accuracy of the data, but this looks super interesting if its remotely true and kind of puts things in a different perspective.

 

 

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I fully think I had it about a month ago. I never get sick, but one night about 1 AM I just got the most terrible fever so suddenly. I had all of the symptoms without the trademark digestive issues of the flu. The one thing I won't forget is the horrible fatigue I felt for about 10 days. It sapped me of everything. Not saying I 100% had it, but it would not surprise me if that was what I had. Never felt anything like it.

Anyway, NY continued to be ravaged by this awful illness. It's so depressing. I don't know how much longer I can watch this, truthfully. I'm losing my mind. And I'm a therapist and social worker ffs.

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6 minutes ago, brockpapersizer said:

Can't vouch for the accuracy of the data, but this looks super interesting if its remotely true and kind of puts things in a different perspective.

 

 

TL;DR: Original author says data is incomplete / misleading, but Twitter jumped the gun.

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1 minute ago, tonycpsu said:

 

 

TL;DR: Original author says data is incomplete / misleading, but Twitter jumped the gun.

 

Well thats why I put my original disclaimer in.  Guess we'll wait and see, but I imagine we're seeing a lot less violent crime activity, automobile deaths, and other things in this weird time.

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For at least the last 50 yrs we all been told we should carpool to work to reduce the carbon emissions to  the earth. Now we are being told 1 person per 1 car so which is it now?  I do hope Airlines take out the middle seat from all airplanes cause 3-5 people bunched together in a row like that is very unsafe. Also All sports arenas and stadiums, Music venues, and movie theaters need to remove every other seat so that people can practice  proper social distancing while attending a event. Amusement parks also need to take out the snake line bars while waiting in line  which puts a lot of people in close proximate of each other to ride a ride. have each ride be a single file line with 5 ft of space between each person.  People are no longer allowed to gather in large groups anymore for anything ever again.  All Casinos must also take out every other slot machine  on its floor so that people don;t have to sit to close to each other. Also before you touch a video gaming device you must wait for a floor attendant to come by and spray your machine with alcohol. Poker rooms are now no longer allowed to have rooms full of tables with 9 players per table 5 players per table max.   The world will NEVER be the same again .

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