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Old 03-11-2020, 08:30 AM
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Wall street Journal, a copy and paste from the prior link which is behind a paywall,
also where a colleague of my wife is the CNO, Chief Nursing officer.

click on the link in my prior post if you would like to see the beginning of the article or read it yourself if you have a subscription
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:19 AM
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More like 17 million worldwide; 500,000 in the US, many among troops fighting WWI in Europe at a time that there were no antibiotics. And not even Ebola can kill you in "a matter of hours", (unless you mean 96-168 hours)
According to Smithsonian Magazine, “ the (1918 Spanish Flu) pandemic lasted just 15 months but was the deadliest disease outbreak in human history, killing between 50 million and 100 million people worldwide, according to the most widely cited analysis. An exact global number is unlikely ever to be determined, given the lack of suitable records in much of the world at that time.“
500 million deaths are shown on Wikipedia. 1918 Spanish Flu infected young healthy people VERY rapidly. Smithsonian quoted a health official treating people at the time, “It is only a matter of a few hours then until death comes.” It has an incubation period estimated to have been just 2-5 days. Coronovirus isn’t nearly as quick nor as lethal as Spanish Flu. That was my point.

We are fortunate because Coronovirus has a longer incubation period, is less often deadly and appears to affect a smaller segment of the population.

But Coronovirus has worse effects in people over 60 and those with pre-existing conditions, including those with asthma, diabetes and other ailments.

So, How many people in TV are over 60 and/or have a pre-existing condition? Almost everyone. That’s the problem.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:48 AM
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Cruisers take note:

by Freida Frisaro, The Associated Press, March 10, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Three employees of a company that greets cruise ship passengers in Florida have tested positive for the new coronavirus, state health officials said Tuesday, urging anyone who recently traveled through Port Everglades to isolate themselves for 14 days if they start experiencing symptoms.

The Florida Department of Health confirmed the company connection in a news release that also said a 69-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is the fourth Broward County resident, and third employee of Metro Cruise Services, to have the virus.

The health department advisory asks anyone who passed through the port in Fort Lauderdale to isolate themselves and contact their county health department or health care provider if they start experiencing symptoms of the virus, which includes a cough, fever and shortness of breath.

That conforms with new guidelines issued Monday by the CDC, which advises recent cruise passengers to monitor their health for 14 days, immediately self-isolate if they experience symptoms, and contact medical professionals for treatment.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but it can cause more severe illness including pneumonia in older adults and people with existing health problems. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus within weeks.

Swift-moving developments over the new coronavirus ricocheted across Florida’s Capitol as Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Monday and lawmakers disrupted their legislative session so crews in surgical gowns could swab down the House chambers. DeSantis said his declaration would enable Florida to better marshal resources and get outside help as it confronts the growing public health crisis.

Health officials are trying to connect with all employees of Metro Cruise Services who may have come into contact with the three infected co-workers. The agency announced earlier that three Broward County men, ages 65, 67 and 75, had tested positive; the news release didn't specify which of these men are the other two company employees.

Two cruise ships that left from Fort Lauderdale — the Regal Princess and the Caribbean Princess — were later issued “no sail" orders by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after crew members who had possibly been exposed on a California ship were tested.

The Regal Princess eventually docked at the port late Sunday and passengers were able to leave the ship. The Caribbean Princess stopped briefly in Grand Cayman on Monday to pick up test kits for two crew members. The ship is sailing off Florida's coast until it gets the all clear.

Also, late Monday, state health officials reported that a 60-year-old Volusia County woman tested positive, bringing the state's total to 20. Of those, two people have died. Fourteen of the 20 cases were diagnosed in Florida and five in another state, officials said. In addition, a California resident, now under self-isolation in Florida, has tested positive.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:45 AM
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The scare tactics over this virus is insane! It’s a bad flu not the plague! Common sense is all that’s needed. Wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow, cover your mouth for a cough. People are blowing this way way out of proportion. If you have underlying illness, stay away from crowds. Use common sense.
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Another case of Fake News?
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Another case of Fake News?
Hard to tell, most other accused cases of “fake news” were proven wrong.
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This would be a great time to prohibit ALL rentals in the villages.
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The real answer is to flood our senators and congress representatives with complaints so that congress senators and reps feel that their jobs are threatened if they don't actually stand up and make some decisions for the people
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The real answer is to flood our senators and congress representatives with complaints so that congress senators and reps feel that their jobs are threatened if they don't actually stand up and make some decisions for the people
Such as...…..??????
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The real answer is to flood our senators and congress representatives with complaints so that congress senators and reps feel that their jobs are threatened if they don't actually stand up and make some decisions for the people
One of them has nothing better to do these days - since he's under quarantine for the virus.
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Old 03-11-2020, 02:59 PM
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The scare tactics over this virus is insane! It’s a bad flu not the plague! Common sense is all that’s needed. Wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow, cover your mouth for a cough. People are blowing this way way out of proportion. If you have underlying illness, stay away from crowds. Use common sense.
It's not the flu, bad or otherwise. Do not sneeze into your elbow, sneeze into a tissue. And then throw the tissue away, and wash your hands again. When you cover your mouth for a cough, cover it with a tissue. Then throw the tissue away, and wash your hands again.

Not to keep YOU from getting sick - but to keep everyone else from catching WHATEVER it is you have.

If you have underlying illness and stay away from crowds, make sure you know plenty of people who can do all your chores for you - and plenty of money to pay for it all.
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Default I am shocked at what I am reading on this site!

Our country, and the entire world for that matter, is already in a state of stress and confusion without people throwing out statements that have no merit and only create more panic! We don't need "opinions" right now. What we need is truth and fact! Listen to the experts and professionals not the "arm chair quarterbacks."
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Old 03-11-2020, 03:44 PM
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Health authorities ALWAYS hide the "real facts", especially when Tourism $$$, and other businesses, are affected. It is why there are so many virus epidemics. We are at risk here in TV.. what is being done !!!
I disagree. Do you have any source? Otherwise, nonsense.
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Old 03-12-2020, 10:07 AM
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This would be a great time to prohibit ALL rentals in the villages.
How would you enforce that? Rentals are privately owned homes. Are you going to declare martial law and do away with all Constitutional rights? Or, are you just being facetious?
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