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Goboinouterspace 174 points ago

My housekeeper was diagnosed Tuesday. My moms coworker and her son in Pensacola were diagnosed a week or so ago.

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BrakeRemovalMechanic 64 points ago

Piggy backing off your piggyback:

A co-worker got it and shut down my entire workplace.

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ChrisTheSoberITGuy 90 points ago

Piggy backing off your piggybacking:

Have a coworker that had all the symptoms, came into the office all week coughing up a storm, and exposed everyone.

Never got tested, and even though I issued him a laptop (I'm the office IT tech) specifically so he could connect anywhere he went, he kept coming into the office until his management FORCED him to stay home.

He could work from home and do literally everything from home, but he CHOSE to keep coming in and get everyone else sick. Even if it isn't the WuFlu, he's an absolute asshole.

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DocOne 44 points ago

Fuuuuck that guy. Especially since your office sounds like it actually encourages sick folks to stay home rather than "encourages". They should toss that guy.

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Ask_If_Im_A_Cactus 24 points ago

^^^ Obvious shill is obvious folks

This is what they have left

Pathetic

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Marble68 15 points ago

Shills gotta shill.

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BytheDozen13 19 points ago

He should be fired!

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booblitchutz 10 points ago

There is a clause in the employment agreement that deliberately harming another employee is punishable by termination, yes? Surely there is. You can't punch a co-worker and keep your job, right?

When someone comes in to work and they are sick, that is a willful act of inflicting harm on co-workers. That's a termination offense.

Make sure that point is made clear and act on it so people know.

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fingerofkek 4 points ago

We have been told that legally we can only suggest an employee go home but we cannot to tell them to. So if someone come in with symptoms. I’m outta here.

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AndrewLB 3 points ago

Just about every job i've had over the years would have pushed him out the front door followed by a firm kick in the pants.

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jojoaz 3 points ago

I work for a large company. We send everyone home to work. They were not given the option of going into the office. I am talking thousands of people. Now our call outs are so low we may let some stay at home permanently.

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HockeyMom4Trump 7 points ago

What a weirdo!

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AndrewLB 4 points ago

I'd fire the asshole.

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Aquamine-Amarine 3 points ago

I agree, people like that are fucking obnoxious. If you're sick, stay home. It's not that hard to understand.

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4touchdownbundy 3 points ago

Eerily similar story for me, wonder if it’s the same office I’m thinking of.

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Pepehands 3 points ago

Piggy x4 I know someone at a company mine works with has it and also 2 of her relatives.

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HeavenlyTrumpets 3 points ago

piggyback:

I know at least one person with it, probably more but haven't been in touch with some of them since hubs' started work from home.

My opinion: This is a lame and pointless thing to sticky.

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Rugar22 1 point ago

That guy deserves to be fired.

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BrakeRemovalMechanic 25 points ago

Thanks. I'm personally fine. My job is deemed essential and I'm still working. But a lot of others aren't.

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KAGallthetime 10 points ago

Piggy backing? You mean Rosie O’Donnelling?

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Madman2020 8 points ago

Same here. A janitor in our district came back from New York infected the first week of March. He came back to work right away. I haven't heard of anyone else being diagnosed though. We would have been able to do a bunch of summer work if that asshat had just self quarantined.

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Choomguy 6 points ago

I dont have it, and have been self quarantined with my family. I work in peoples houses normally, and most of them still want the work to go on. But it just doesnt feel right to me. I always let my customers know that if i am sick, i will not come to their house even in normal conditions. It just doesnt make sense, because if they got sick from me it would be bad for business.

With this thing, and everybody quarantined, it would be pretty easy to track it if i was transmitting it, and many of my customers are in the risk category and know each other.

So, yeah, im screwed. Two kids in college, bills to pay, etc.

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Deplorable_Ruski_Bot 1 point ago

literally overreaction by your workplace,

1.5% may die from coronavirus, 1% of population that gets regular flu dies from it...

unless you live in 3rd rate country ,in which case then ya have a 4% chance of dying from it... (shitholes)

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AngryWriter 7 points ago

Minor point of correct, flu kill rate is like .01%, not 1%. Coronavirus 2-3% kill rate is 200-300 times higher. And the vast majority of Flu deaths are in the over 80 age group, coronavirus is also especially lethal in that group but unlike the flu it is killing a lot of people in the younger groups as well.

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Tonofbricks 27 points ago

Minor point to correct, but we have no idea what the kill rate of Covid is as many many people have it and have not (probably will never) be tested. As testing expands the death percentage will be way below 1%.

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RadMaxBTD 15 points ago

Correct. Covid just looks like a cold or flu in most people. In a couple years it will join the evil pantheon we collectively call the flu.

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Thep1mp 3 points ago

But the same thing happens with the flu..... does everyone who gets the flu go to the doctor? Absolutely not.

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K-Harbour 2 points ago

Correct. Even taking the worst kill rates in the world, CV has a kill rate of 1/10th of 1% to 1/20 of 1% of total population.

Based on those that have it, Kill rate appears to be milder than regular flu.

They were inciting panic based on an exaggerated contagiousness factor, with no compensation for climate and no compensation for application of proper respiratory treatment protocols.

Bottom line, the health community (including Bloomberg Center at JHU and Gates Foundation) had been chomping at the bit for a corona pandemic and everyone overreacted when there was some outbreak.

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KizahdStenter 1 point ago

I would like to know more.

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lo_there 5 points ago

"A lot" no, no it isn't

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Brucesky420 6 points ago

So far, more people died in 9/11 than have died from this flu in 2 month's time (in the US specifically)

Not a lot at all. Obviously the number will get higher, but it's still a drop in the water. The flu will have killed more people at the end of the year than this virus will

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commies0ride0free 2 points ago

Don’t kids die fairly often from the flu? I haven’t heard of many children dying with this

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Brucesky420 2 points ago

it's like 1.1% here in the states. Don't let shitty government healthcare inflate the stats

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SirPokeSmottington 1 point ago

it's like 1.1% here in the states. Don't let shitty government healthcare inflate the stats

Ironic since you are inflating the stats.

It is MUCH lower, by a magnitude or two, than 1.1%

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krzyzowiec 1 point ago

Coronavirus mortality rate is 1.45% currently, if you look at number of cases vs deaths. We won't know the actual rate until it's over, but it certainly will be lower as the number of confirmed cases increases.

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Thep1mp 6 points ago

That’s just not true..... I think it’s overhyped, but don’t make shit up.

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lenisnore 41 points ago

Don't forget to eat a pound of pool cleaner, just to be safe 🙄

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CQVFEFE 5 points ago

Better /s that pool cleaner Rx, some slobbering dimwit is liable to actually do it

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DCdeplorable 3 points ago

Oh it works. You kill the host and you have technically stopped the disease.

(The ccp are using a variation of this technique and their cases are nearly zero!)

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DJTrump2020 1 point ago

My mom's probably getting to that point. I went over to her house earlier and she told me to take off my shoes "so I don't track coronavirus in". She was serious.

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CQVFEFE 2 points ago

Mama's on the money bigly this time, bra, listen to yo mama!

Dr. Birx announced today that the virus can live on the bottoms of shoes for up to five days; and advised that when you get home, leave the shoes outside so you don't track the coronavirus in. She was serious. ;p

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DJTrump2020 2 points ago

Yeah well I'm sure you can also get the virus on your clothes, I guess we should start having everyone strip naked before they come inside.

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CQVFEFE 1 point ago

Works for me! :)

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K-Harbour 1 point ago

Guaranteed way to not die from CV!

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KekistanPM 10 points ago

Late last summer a co-worker who sat two desks away from me returned from the U.K. and was sick; but despite HR policy about sick people needing to stay home, he went in anyway because he really wanted to catch up on work. Pretty sure he got me sick; I was down for a week literally a few days after he was back.

When I got better I called him out for it and he promised not to come into work sick again.

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DJTrump2020 3 points ago

One time when I was a teenager working in a shitty retail job we closed down for a week every year for inventory, but it was staggered so not all the stores closed at once. Anyways, inventory was kind of an all hands on deck thing that was always a push to complete in the allotted time and everyone hated it. A store a town over called and asked us if we could send someone over to help them with theirs and I got "volunteered". I told my boss I was sick, I had the flu, but he thought I was just trying to get out of it so I took a crap load of medicine, went and did it for a day and then refused to go back and heard later that they all got sick. Later on they tried to shame me for it but I was just like fuck you I told you I was sick.

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left_cant_meme 7 points ago

The brother of a friend of mine got it from his friend who he employed. He is now unemployed as a result of the non-essential stay at home order.

They both had pneumonia, the brother had it bad. He was at the hospital for 2 days, after not being able to sleep because of the machines running nonstop he head home and has been there for about a week now.

It's bad. It's a good thing hes young, because he went through hell the past week.

For 80% of people they will get better. We're doing this for the others that don't. This shit isn't a joke people. Stop treating it like it is one until AFTER your Grandma dies, because then I'll just laugh in your face.

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Pats5x 3 points ago

Both grandparents and parents dead... Looks like I'm Golden, eh?

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left_cant_meme 5 points ago (edited)

Not a concern troll, its about understanding statistics.

If this was just a fucking flu we'd all be at work.

If you're so convinced that it's all a scam, go infect yourself and see how it all turns out. We're going to face criminal penalties for going out and prolong this for MONTHS because some single digit IQs can't follow simple directions without thinking China eating bats is part of a globalist conspiracy.

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Block_Helen 2 points ago

Thank you for the straight talk, I am so sick of this shit. Lord we have a lot of dumbasses here. Hopefully most of them are shills.

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Stop infecting the rest of us with your stupid, thanks.

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austinmike 6 points ago

What state do you live? Have you been tested along with your other co-workers who have been tested?

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left_cant_meme 5 points ago

Honestly with NY being the hotbed of the virus right now in the US, I can see a situation where most people had it, mistook it for the cold, and got better before we knew what was really happening.

Late January after recovering from the flu, I had some Chinese food for Lunar New Year. 10 days later I had the worst "cold" I've ever had, with major fatigue, dry cough, and a fever that was there for a day while the other symptoms remained. After hearing that the first officially diagnosed case in the US was in WH late January, I can't see a situation where it was in WH and not in NY first.

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austinmike 0 points ago

Oh. I thought you said no one else tested positive. As if they were tested. Do you live in the city? I have a friend in Brooklyn. Maybe take a trip into the city and visit a hospital? See if there are really any patients there. If not then you may be right!

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HockeyMom4Trump 5 points ago

I am glad to hear it. Hopefully it stays in NYC and doesn't come your wife's way. I am in MN and have a few family members that are doctors. Apparently, things are slower than usual right now as most people have cancelled elective surgeries. I guess as of last night we had 15 hospitalizations from Covid-19. 1 death total. Not quite the 74,000 deaths our Governor was saying COULD happen.

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VinnysMagicGrits 5 points ago

You know it's going to make its way upstate. That's what NYC, spread their vermin all over. I went to an upstate NY college and it's mostly full of NYC and long island douches. They spread their politics, attitudes, etc. like a vrius

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austinmike 0 points ago

Interesting. I'm still on the fence as to whether the virus is real or not. I think it's bullshit too.

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physsijim 4 points ago

Damn. Of course I hang out here enough to recognize your name (who couldn't remember Old Grumpy Bastard, lol), but my wife had Lyme and her Neurologist thinks it triggered her MS; she was recently diagnosed. The two of you are the same age. By the way, what is GWS?

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DocOne 3 points ago

THIS IS BULLSHIT MADE UP GARBAGE PEOPLE

Too strong

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Oskar 14 points ago

The media's fear mongering is bullshit made up garbage.

Open back up, get back to work. Feel sick? Stay home. Not sick? Go on with your life but keep your fingers out of your orifices.

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DocOne 4 points ago

Agreed

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 12 points ago

Not as strong as the overreaction to it.

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DocOne 7 points ago

That's almost certainly true. But both positions are not mutually exclusive. There's a wide gap between "made up garbage" and shut down the world.

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DocOne 2 points ago

I don't know what that means

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_bryan 1 point ago

I also know for a fact he exposed me.

What did we tell you about giving office blow jobs?

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Block_Helen 1 point ago

I thought you usually couldn't get tested with only light symptoms. NYC is testing only moderate to severe symptoms. That's why their positive test result rate is so much higher than elsewhere.

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PichaiLiedToCongress 1 point ago

You're right. I heard that in italy, normally when the elderly folk get an infection, the Dr. visits their home, prescribes them some medicine, then tells them to stay in bed, but ever since the Wu-Flu began, these same patients are being ambulanced into hospital and put into the ER.

Old people die. That's just the way it is. It happens all the time. It's not normally news, but for the last few months this non-event is suddenly big news.

This time next year check Italy's mortality rate among all ages and you'll see nothing out of the ordinary - old people dying.

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ohiopede 0 points ago

Stop piggybacking your coworkers and you won't get exposed! Duh! :)

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EndTheFed2 0 points ago

70% FALSE POSITIVES. Don't forget!!

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EndTheFed2 0 points ago

Go look it up yourself if you announce ahead of time that you're going to distrust any source I provide as 'unreliable'. I'll try to find the links also... but it might be hard as I have way too many tabs open on Firefox.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 44 points ago

Man I hope your mom stays safe! And you also

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Goboinouterspace 17 points ago

Thankfully my mom, despite being certifiable crazy, has pretty good instincts. She and the coworker work alternate day shifts at a mini storage office. When the son got diagnosed my mom just used her PTO until the coworker (who she knew was also sick) got the positive test result a few days after the son and bleached the shared office. Bullet dodged hopefully. My housekeeper only comes once a month and was scheduled to come today. She is having breathing difficulty and has several comorbidities (type 1 diabetes, asthma, and obese) so hoping and praying she will be ok.

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MW23232 0 points ago

With all due respect, how do we know it is not just regular flu or pneumonia tho? If anyone looked it up before all of this, OR EVER, (some stats are still there online from this flu season and years gone by), it states:

22-55 THOUSAND people in this country DIE from flu every year ALWAYS, ANYWAY. 36 - 51 MILLION people will just get sick and not die from it NORMALLY. Pneumonia on CDC site is or was a separate category -- same high but NORMAL stats -- and I cant even find the chart or graphic any longer on there on that. I only saved the one flu chart weeks ago, that they have up still regarding the NORMAL flu.

They even mention CV, adjusted the estimate of how many will die due to pneumonia-reated CV, AND IT IS ONLY 4,000 PEOPLE HIGHER THAN BEFORE THIS STARTED!!!!

But I remember it said 49,000 a year DIE from REGULAR old pneumonia (in addition to the regular flu) in the US, YEARLY. How do we know these corona virus tests are not rigged to say a certain percent will come up positive, and have CV? Just to “prove“ it is “real“???

(And, why are all these Congress people there every day, voting themselves huge raises, interacting w/ each other, apparently not worried they will get sick?) I thought this was too much all along, and maybe I am wrong, but IMHO, this is too frigging much with too little evidence. That we are all being terrified of something that does not even exist, or would have happened and does happen yearly ANYWAY, and in reality, they are merely counting the regular, expected, normal cases of flu/pneumonia?

That would be something the Elites would absolutely do to us, and it is KNOWN that they do regularly, to keep the people in check - so we depend on them to “SAVE US“ . . . all about FEAR AND CONTROL. .

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Necrovoter 4 points ago

How do we know these corona virus tests are not rigged to say a certain percent will come up positive, and have CV?

Until tests are "unlimited", hospitals when continue to test the sickest people first with the few tests they have. This definitely skews the results towards severe and near death. That said, when someone does get a severe case of Chinese Coronavirus it is much worse than the flu or pneumonia.

The difference is like that between pee wee football and the NFL.

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trump_lsd 1 point ago

BTFO op lmao

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Brainz 29 points ago

My best friends parents both just got hit with it. His father is in a coma on a breathing tube and his mom is stable but has breathing problems. We’re in AZ. His father worked maintenance at a casino. Pray for them.

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Mrsattorney 20 points ago

Are they trying the chloroquine coupled with zithromax cocktail?

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Brainz 2 points ago

Will follow up once he lets me know

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Brainz 2 points ago

They did and he’s doing much better

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Mrsattorney 2 points ago

Fantastic news! Thanks for the update. Prayers will continue.

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Brainz 2 points ago

Bless you

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Pepe_covfefe 9 points ago

My dude... I hope they all recover. Best wishes

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Goboinouterspace 7 points ago

Sorry to hear that, especially your friends dad. We will definitely be praying for your friends family.

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WhoElse 3 points ago

Sorry to hear.

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FitOfficial 16 points ago

Yeah, not sure why this "I don't know anyone with CV" bullshit keeps bubbling up. I get being conspiracy-minded especially at a time like this, but open your fucking eyes. The virus itself isn't a hoax. People have it and just because you're a shut-in with no contacts doesn't mean it's phony.

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Barbs 3 points ago

One thing this virus has taught me is that many people are terrible at statistics and math. And since they don’t understand those, they have a hard time understanding the severity of this virus.

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MAGAbetterargument 8 points ago

What is the math that helps you understand the severity of this virus? Very few numbers are reliable.

I live in NYC and I personally don't know anyone diagnosed with it despite working in an office with 150 people who all took public transit to work up to 2 weeks ago. I know math and that seems pretty unlikely.

Either many of us had it and it's less dangerous than it appears from the stats, or it's less contagious. Or, it's a very unlikely circumstance that this hasn't hit my 1st or 2nd degree network

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NaCl_Miner 1 point ago

After listening to Cuomo and the "news", it sounds as though all NY hospitals are turning away patients. Is there a stat on hospital utilization? Do you get any good data from local news? Are they trying the new drug protocol in NY hospitals?

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Kyro5411 16 points ago

Is your housekeeper here legally?

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Liberal_Tear_Addict 12 points ago

“If you kick every [criminal alien] out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning muh toilet?”

-some fucking leftist bitch

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Oskar 10 points ago

Ozzie Osborne's daughter

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Based_Trumpster 10 points ago

And are we paying for her healthcare?

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Goboinouterspace 7 points ago

Her husband works for the power company (great benefits) and she has type 1 diabetes so I doubt she's uninsured but I've never asked.

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Goboinouterspace 9 points ago

Yes lol. She's Irish and her family has probably been in the US longer than mine

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Toughsky_Shitsky 7 points ago

I hope your wife gets well soon.

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago

Since your housekeeper was diagnosed, you are gonna need to clean your house and make sure it is germ free!

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avalonrose 2 points ago

I hope you guys stay safe! May I ask how they are all doing?

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I was in wuhan and I probably had that shit, took iodine, drank chelated silver (NOT IONIZED, chelation is a much stronger chemical solution) and in fucking fine.

Please go fuck offZ

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QuranIsToiletPaper 1 point ago (edited)

I live in the Seattle Metro Area, and I don't know anyone who has been diagnosed, and nor do my family members, to my knowledge. This does not mean that COVID-19 is not relatively common in this area, relative to other areas of the United States. However, COVID-19 in general is not currently common in the United States, relative to other similar infectious diseases, such as influenza.

The concern in this case is the rate of infection or contagiousness, the lack of knowledge or experience with this particular virus, and the worldwide spread or pandemic nature of the virus.

Edit: I was informed today by a family member that they have two personal acquaintances who have now tested positive for COVID-19.

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TrumpOrTreason 71 points ago

I don’t even know someone who knows someone

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OGRapHat 46 points ago

Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

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cccpneveragain 8 points ago

They cleared out our office one day for something almost that crazy. It was something like this employee's brother's son's girlfriend had it and I guess the employee had been around their brother recently. The supposed girlfriend likely wasn't even tested for it at that time and just claimed to have it as this was two weeks ago.

Most of us worked from home a good portion of the time so it really wasn't any detriment but it's still ridiculous.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 5 points ago

One of my wife's coworkers hasn't been back to work since my wife returned from a trip to California almost two weeks ago. She was freaking out about the possibility of my wife being exposed while traveling and has decided that she isn't coming back to work until sometime in April. First she claimed she was afraid of getting sick, then she claimed she was feeling sick herself, which I don't buy for a second. This is at a hospital too, so it's a critical position.

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cccpneveragain 4 points ago

There's so much fear and hysteria and I blame it on a combination of stupidity and the MSM contributing to it. I actually was at a meeting at a different office the day everyone found out but the reports I heard people around were crying even. Not because they had been around someone who had the virus but because of some hearsay evidence that they might have been exposed. There's loads of people that are delusional to the point they are afraid they or someone close to them is going to die.

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Helmerj 1 point ago

Thank you, Simone.

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IMMORTAN_TRUMP 22 points ago

Not a single person, or friend of a friend or even a Facebook acquiescence has gotten the virus. So either it's so mild that most people don't even notice it. Or we really did a great job of cutting the spread. Now, back TO WORK!

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Sumarongi 6 points ago

Tom Hanks ‘has’ it though!

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DivvyDivet 16 points ago

The news told me that someone somewhere in my city has the virus.

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Youtakathecake 7 points ago

Lucky you. I know 2 people personally and I know a doctor who is in hospital with 4 cases (last I checked).

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brother_red 4 points ago

"in hospital"

Are you not in the US?

Cause nobody in the US says "in hospital."

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Youtakathecake 6 points ago

Except me when I'm typing on keyboard fast

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Helmerj 7 points ago

Are you not in the US?

Cause nobody in the US says “on keyboard”.

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brother_red 5 points ago

Suuuuure!

You got a loicense for that typo, mate?

Not fooling me, ya Brit bastard!

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Youtakathecake 2 points ago

Im in sunny California

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HillarysDrunk 5 points ago

Dude people literally recheck what they write 30 times before submitting? Like this guy, i dont give a fuck if i misspell you know that the fuck im talking about bitch dont try and deflect.

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NaCl_Miner 1 point ago

Do you think there is a "Rapper" dictionary for phones? Have you ever read the "Insta" tributes for one of their fallen? " Lika wow, no cool gotta cap dat bitatch so na dissen me". Now, it must have taken 1 hour to compose that by the time you had to force the phone to use all of the misspelled words.

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SD_Pede 2 points ago

Are we doing grammar police now like SJW's do on Trump?

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brother_red 3 points ago

It's not grammar police - I didn't correct his grammar. You must not know that in the UK they say "in hospital" we say "in the hospital" - that is all I pointed out.

And it would be "SJWs" - no apostrophe.

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spanglevision 6 points ago

I know a guy who knows a guy who looks like Mel Gibson.

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magacheeseball 5 points ago

My fourth grader son knows his friend who knows her cousins grandpa who caught the Kung Flu and died from it. I realize this sounds like a joke, but this is the only person I remotely know.

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_bryan 1 point ago

A person’s cousin can have the same grandpa as they do. It would have to be the grandpa from the other side of the family not related to the original person.

I think you’d say it like this:

... knows his friend who knows her cousins other grandpa...

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tombombadil 4 points ago

But in every email, group text, etc. everyone has gotta end it with "Stay safe people! Don't forget to wash your hands!". It's just virtue signaling at this point. I'm so damn tired of it.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 60 points ago

Not saying it’s a conspiracy or anything just want some perspective on this

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BoilingEnema 35 points ago

Had a killer cold that didn't produce much mucus but sat heavy in the chest late January. I'll take an educated guess and say that was it.

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MAGAAllTheTime 9 points ago

I agree. I call that cold Covid 18, an early version. I was sick for a month

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grumpieroldman 3 points ago (edited)

I have this now.
Maybe a nasty chest-cold happened to go around right before or they are saying your viral-load at time of infection make a huge difference in outcome which is why doctors and nurses are dying from it (exposed repeatedly) so maybe we got light infections.

However if it was spread since then why would deaths only show up now?
If there's that few critical cases then we'll see no increase this week.
Cuomo is a traitor for waiting so lock to shut-down New York.
A ton of people could die there now.
They delayed on purpose to blame Trump for it.

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RedditIs4Retards 2 points ago

I've been sick for 6 weeks with a very minor cough and mucus buildup. I get a cold every year but never this long

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I didn't even wanna bother to get tested since nobody around me has gotten sick and it's been so minor for me

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slimcoat 6 points ago

Same here. I'm pretty convinced I had it.

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Marble68 4 points ago

I had the same thing - lasted about 2 weeks. Fell like hell, fever for about a day, then chest was tight and a cough I couldn't shake.

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acada 3 points ago

I had something like that in November/December. It wasn’t COVID-19, doctors thought it was some form of bronchitis, I only passed it onto my wife and she works with elderly patients every day and none of them got it. From what I’ve heard it was some form of rinovirus

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kag-2020- 18 points ago

I'm guessing millions already had it and didn't even know. This spread rampantly long before we shutdown everything.

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Brucesky420 2 points ago

I'd say probably 100-200k more people have it than we know right now. They're either asymptomatic or thought they had a mild cold. Others might not get the symptoms until the next few days

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IPredictARiot 2 points ago

It seems likely that a disease that spreads this rapidly and started in November would have made it here by January.

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curlbaumann 12 points ago

I know a few people personally who have it

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Sumarongi 4 points ago

‘Personally’ as in you see them on a regular basis in your daily life? Or a random Facebook ‘acquaintance’?

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Sumarongi 2 points ago

Your cousins wife’s uncle... ok

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RedBloodedMeatEater 1 point ago

My old boss has it.

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YugeBallsBelieveMe 1 point ago

My wife’s cousins got it, they’re using the H+A combo and it’s having good results

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Sumarongi 1 point ago

good to hear

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workinating 10 points ago

I have a video he posted on FB. That video helped me and my family take things more seriously.

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workinating 6 points ago

Why the downvote?

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SD_Pede 6 points ago

Because if you don't pretend like WuFlu is nothing more than a cold you get downvoted. it's a thing here.

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DCdeplorable 5 points ago

Yeah i was just starting to really get back into the never ending trump rally, after the dark times on the ccp/spez site... but if this is how everyone wants to deal with the current situation I guess ill put a pin in it until may. Feels bad man...

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Afflictionxx 1 point ago

Seriously, my wife works in healthcare and has seen some cases in person. It's not the fucking cold, if you are the least bit immunocompromised this will 100% put you in the hospital. But "It HaZ sAmE naMe aS CoMmOn CoLd, wE don't sHuT oUr EcOnoMy dOwN fOr ThE cOlD eVErY yEAr!!. ThIs iS jUsT a HoAx" The fact that there are so many willfully ignorant and careless people here has been unfortunate. People seriously need to take caution and respect their neighbors and communities right now and not be negligent assholes become some random dick on an internet forum said "I think I had it and just had the sniffles, I wasn't tested but I definitely had it, covid 19 is a hoax MSM hitjob meant to hurt Trump!!!"

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BrakeRemovalMechanic 10 points ago

The perspective is you don't live in New York.

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Liberal_gun_guy 3 points ago

I work in healthcare in Boston, there’s quite a few cases here. The problem is a severe lack of test kits. Unless you have 100% of the symptoms, you’re not getting tested.

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lanre 2 points ago

But I heard the lack of kits was fake news. /s

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xiao_maga_part2 3 points ago

My daughter is sick right now, and I don't think it's the Chinese virus but it might be. Have another televisit this afternoon because no one with a fever and cough is allowed to go to the doctor's office.

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grumpieroldman 3 points ago (edited)

That's actually not how normal pandemics happen because with normal 1918-like pandemics you get R-growth which is what all the models are about.
This virus was growing with R₀-exponential which is highly unusual and is an example of something China-is-ASSHOE lied to us about.
There is no fucking way they only have 80k cases. More like 8M.
They cancelled 21M cell-phones. That ain't deaths; that's the Great Firewall censuring people.

R₀-exponential is like Smallpox to the American Indians. Naive-population, no resistance.
This virus isn't that deadly at all but it was growing so quickly it would overwhelm the medical-system which leads to cascading failures.
And the problem was if we waited to get good data - because China-is-ASSHOE and kept it a secret - it would be too late to stop it if the numbers came in on the bad end.

Theory is China thought they were under attack by a biological agent so the classified the results which is why they lied to the WHO and stopped sharing case data.

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lanre 2 points ago

Right. And everyone's like "it's only a flue bro, only 256 people have it", when in reality is 65536 and by the time they wake up it'll be ‭4294967296‬.

Going by your example numbers.

It's grown from 1,581 cases on March 12th to 81,332 cases in the U.S. so not as extreme of growth, but it looks like thanks to NYC we'll get there.

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SirPokeSmottington 1 point ago

And everyone's like "it's only a flue bro, only 256 people have it"

So these people have a duct for smoke and waste gases produced by a fireplace?

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lanre 2 points ago

I blame everything on autocorrect.

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cuckslasher 1 point ago

yeah just wait ANoTHEr 2 WEeKs

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Poltergeist 2 points ago

You just have to look at the European countries. Italy quarantined late and so the ICUs filled up very quickly. They have a 7% mortality rate BUT it's misleading as it's only 7% out of those tested. Many are at home with mild symptoms, not tested and therefore not in the statistics. Anyway even at 1-3% TRUE mortality rate it's pretty high if you apply to its quickness of spreading.

Switzerland has the highest infected per capita. In general out of those getting tested (only vulnerable people, key people or 65+ are allowed to be tested due to a lack of kits) about 15% are positive. Some areas such as ski resorts have had above 60% of those tested.

Ebola had an extremely high mortality rate (90%+?) but people got sick instantly so the virus didn't spread much. Here the mortality rate is tiny in comparison but 3/4th of the people only get mild or any symptoms, meaning people walk around with it and spread it. So the way you can get a lot of deaths is in a quick spreading.

Corona can kill on its own but it's mainly in comorbidity. In Italy the leading causes have been hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation and chronic renal failure.

In short, it's here. It can get bad but it doesn't have to be if the cards are played right.

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cuckslasher -1 points ago

bullshit

germany has more than enough beds left

italy is a shithole inflating their numbers

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Poltergeist 1 point ago

Where did I mention Germany? I haven't followed Germany so I cannot speak of it. The only thing I know is that Germany gave a lockdown faster than Switzerland.

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trump_lsd 1 point ago

Yeah, that’s totally why you made this post and chose that pic. Perspective.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 4 points ago

Got you to open and comment

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EatDirtCommiePinko 1 point ago

A bunch of medical students in a program my friends are in have it. They're all mid-20s to early 30s, so good survival expectations, but it's either asymptomatic or pretty bad to have from what little we've heard from them.

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americathegr888 1 point ago

My GF had to go to Costco, used the restroom and got sick from some lady in the bathroom coughing up a storm. She was mildly sick for like 3 days then fine.

No idea if it was Kung Flu, though.

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K-Harbour 1 point ago

Perspective: CV did not kill Epstein.

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Darkheartisland 1 point ago

Plot twist, he was the test subject for the human-made virus.

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Brucesky420 1 point ago

Less than .02% of the US population is confirmed to have it. Most people aren't going to know someone who does.

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bellcurvestrikesback 53 points ago

Me. Been trying to get chloroquine for almost a week but two diff doctors including the emergency room ER said they're not allowed or that they couldnt get any.

Pray for me pedes

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Bebopswordfish [S] 10 points ago

Oh man are you feeling ok

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bellcurvestrikesback 15 points ago

Lungs are shot and it also causes orchitis which their not mentioning but confirms my suspicion its a depopulationary bio weap0n as well as nwo catalyst

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Marble68 4 points ago

I read about the damage to male fertility. Yeah, they're not talking about that a lot.

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MuadDon 6 points ago

You can't gauge "permanent" lung/fertility damage when you test someone days after they got over a novel virus. If you've ever had the flu, your lungs aren't operating at 100% for a bit afterwards, sometimes a week or more. They come back. I'm not saying those reports are wrong, just that it's a bit early to be making those claims. If 3+ months after recovering fertility/lung ability hasn't recovered, then start to investigate.

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rootGoose 3 points ago

I bet a bunch of spring breakers would have stayed home if they would have.

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RicottaPrime 3 points ago

Does this mean you are now infertile? Or no?

Also, hope you get your hands on chloroquine soon!

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bellcurvestrikesback 8 points ago

Thanks. I haven't tried to make babies yet so I'm not sure. Want to help me find out?

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K-Harbour 2 points ago

I bet in nine months there will be a run on Pampers instead of toilet paper.

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grumpieroldman 1 point ago (edited)

Balls are also rich in ACE2 receptors.

Are you aware of the T-lymphocyte exhaustion?
If you're not "winning" the fight with this thing you need to go the hospital sooner than later.
If you wait until you start having trouble breathing you're dead-man-walking 50/50 you live.

The more I think about this ...
You should at the least contact your doctor about when you go to the hospital.
You have systemic case if your ball are swollen from it.

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dickslikeyeezus 1 point ago

ex Delta Force said he thinks thats what it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgkvoSJdPS4

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HockeyMom4Trump 8 points ago

What the heck? If people are sick and there is a treatment that helps, why are they not allowing people to try it?

WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD.

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bellcurvestrikesback 7 points ago

I did note that all the celebrities who are becoming sick all state theyre taking it, so the rich seem to have no qualms about its effectiveness or trouble getting ahold of it lol

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NaCl_Miner 2 points ago

Listen to Scott Adam's podcast from last 2 days (870 or 871). He tells you technique to help get the meds that all of the elites have by now.

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

Yeah, people that are diagnosed and need it certainly don't seem too concerned about taking time for trials...

and you know, anecdotal evidence is evidence too.

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lanre 3 points ago

Because your politicians hate you and want you to die so that they can beat Trump in the election?

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago

Honestly, at this point, I would not be surprised. :)

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MuadDon 2 points ago

They may be out of stock, they may have a low stock and saving it for extreme cases/OP might deteriorate and they then administer, they may be cordoning off part of supply for Lupus and other chronic illness patients that require the medicine regularly, etc. Yesterday there was a post about Oregon "banning" the treatment, when really they were establishing measures to stop people from hoarding it so they can utilize it in hospitals. That problem increases the more ears hear about it and the more successful treatments. Lots of variables at play.

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago

I guess we just got tons of it from Israel, so it probably won't be hard to get now.

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grumpieroldman 0 points ago

It's not a proven treatment.
I think a couple of quack doctors got together and conspired to put this out there to cause a stir.
Their hope was probably to make the "greedy companies" think they could make a buck and ramp-up production. At which point in time they announce some "mistake" they made that nullifies the study and so-sad it doesn't work.

Now they can buy anti-malaria drugs on the cheap for their missions to Africa.

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HockeyMom4Trump 3 points ago

Wrong. You will see. It is working. It has worked in many patients including Daniel Dae Kim (an actor from Lost) and Colton Underwood (guy from The Bachelor). If someone in my family gets Covid-19 I hope they get this medication cocktail, because it does work. Hang around awhile and see...

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SlumLordOfTheFlies 5 points ago

Hang in there buddy. I’ve been sick for a couple weeks now. I don’t think I have it (no fever), but it sure has been stressing me out.

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bellcurvestrikesback 7 points ago

I haven't had a fever the entire time and the dry cough they also mention is greatly overstated. But you would know by the shortness of breath

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acada 1 point ago

I had something exactly like that a few months ago. I was given a z-pac and steroid 3 weeks in and it cleared up after a week. However I passed it onto my wife and the same treatment didn’t work for her, and it lasted almost two months. However she doesn’t cough well, which might’ve had an effect on duration, whereas I have big burly manly coughs.

No shortness of breath and it was too early in the outbreak for me to have gotten it

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5minutes2midnight 4 points ago

How are you feeling?

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bellcurvestrikesback 8 points ago

It's more severe than I expected and affects a lot of other organs not usually mentioned especially heart and balls

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago

balls? How does it affect the balls?

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bellcurvestrikesback 7 points ago

I had pain and swelling there and in the prostate. They were hot to the touch. Those symptoms went away for now so hoping my fertility is AOK, if not guess I save money on condoms

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

Oh my goodness. Do you think it was related? Or just coincidence?

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_bryan 1 point ago

That sounds rad.

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Herecomedatpresident 2 points ago

I too am extremely curious about this. Was not expecting that.

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grumpieroldman 2 points ago (edited)

All organs have ACE2 receptors.
It's just really easy for it to get into your lungs and get coughed out into the next person's lungs.

If you haven't read about the virus there is no fucking way it happened naturally.
It has three major alterations making it more virulent.
It has more spike-proteins on the surface - the spikes of the "crown" which is why it's called corona.
Spike-proteins are what the virus uses to latch onto the target cell and it does this by mating up with a cell receptor, in this case the ACE2 receptor. Kinda like a pokeyo connector that can't be plugged in backwards.
Then it has an optimization to a negative-ion placement in the spike to make the bind strength stronger which makes the distance it can bind from further.
Then it also uses something called a 'furin' to more quickly get into the target cell than normal. A furin is like a back-dock worker that helps bring in the pallets (nutrients into the cell). The virus tricks the furin that it works there and the furin opens the door and actually helps pull it in.

The furin-accelreator enables it to attack some t-cells with varying success. Yeah you read that right.
That's why the early conspiracy stuff was saying it's airborne-HIV. It's not. A lot of viruses fuck with the immune system and really only HIV causes AIDS.
But the fact that it does fuck with the immune system is why it's an escalating war between the two which can result in death in two ways; you lose the war and it eats your lungs or your immune-system kills you will it's attack-of-last-resort, cytokine-storm - aka Fire Everything. That later case is why chloroquine might work because it modulates the immune-system affecting the ratio of the types of cells it creates which is why it works on Lupus.

When your immune system first detects the virus it detects a bullshit coronavirus. Common cold. So it's chill like I got this. But it doesn't have it and as soon as it detects it's losing that's when you get knocked on your ass and auxiliary energy is diverted to immune-response. Now you're losing t-cells and if you run out before you beat the virus that's when things take a turn for the worse.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41423-020-0401-3

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Afflictionxx 1 point ago

Thank you for continuing to post long and descriptive posts explaining the various technical details about this. I appreciate it a lot pede!

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SordidPontification 1 point ago

I'd been reading that in older patients or patients with heart problems, it was contributing to arrhythmia and therefore death. Sounds like that was accurate.

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K-Harbour 4 points ago

That’s right. MICHIGAN Licensing Agency issued letter threatening the licenses of health workers and pharmacists if they provide HC for CV. They also added threat of duty to report any health worker seen to be providing HC for CV. That’s how Michigan governor avoided the negative press that the Nevada governor got.

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SirPokeSmottington 1 point ago

Michigan is also limiting movement of citizens with the police. Demanding they prove where they are going.

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WhoElse 1 point ago

Sorry to hear that. I will pray for you.

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RedinaBluestate 1 point ago

Not allowed? Fairly certain the FDA cleared it as a treatment for corona.

I've dealt with a lot of doctors in my time. You often have to really push stuff. If you're too sick to deal with it, find someone that can represent you.

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NaCl_Miner 1 point ago

Thought we had "off-label" use?

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jimmajamma 1 point ago

A friend of mine's mother was very persistent and just recently got over such an impasse for him. Maybe tweet to @realDonaldTrump or someone close to him?

Hang in there.

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_bryan 1 point ago

Take a gun and threaten them. It’sa “crisis” and totally not over hyped remember?

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ravonaf 1 point ago

Try the pet store.

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TexasTeaMAGA 19 points ago

Samesies

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IntrepidBurger 7 points ago

Austin checking in.

Not a single person I know knows of a case.

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Liberal_gun_guy 3 points ago

Fuckin love that city. Lived in San Antonio for a while and would zip up that way for weekend trips.

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K-Harbour 3 points ago

Houston area adding “presumed positive” to the “confirmed cases” numbers.

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IncredibleMrE1 30 points ago

One of my family members' coworkers contracted it and died last week. She had lung issues stemming from military service, and the virus did her in.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 13 points ago

That horrible will keep them in my prayers

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IncredibleMrE1 5 points ago

Thanks.

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512531Patriots 29 points ago

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and I don't know anyone or anyone who knows somone with the virus.

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Darkheartisland 1 point ago

The Chinese tourists just hang out at the Venetian, small part of Vegas.

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keithkman 11 points ago

You’re stupid fucking Governor closed Lake Mead over this crap.

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PoorMansPsychiatrist 1 point ago

Did he? I can't keep up with his shit. Was hoping to head out there this weekend.

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keithkman 2 points ago

Temple Bar Marina launch ramp on the AZ side is open. Nevada side is closed.

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FakeNametag 3 points ago

I am also here in Vegas. One of my colleagues is working overseas and suspects his wife and daughter (here in Vegas) have it, but it is not confirmed. Also, another of my colleagues had a horrific flu-like illness for two weeks in mid to late January but tested negative for the flu. The symptoms sounded exactly like the China virus (fever, short of breath, body aches) but the timing says it was too early. Maybe we will find out that it arrived here sooner than we knew.

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DCdeplorable 3 points ago

That's something I'm pretty sure of. While the CCP was telling their WHO lapdogs to lie about it, globalist idiots were obviously carrying it to the 4 corners of the world.

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dakin116 3 points ago

I was in Caesar's the week they shut it down, everything was normal Sunday/Monday then came back from Death Valley on Tuesday and BOOM, everything shut down

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Weremoose 2 points ago

I know one person who knows one person who knows one person who has it.

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lanre 1 point ago

I wonder if the warmer weather is helping.

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Darkheartisland 1 point ago

It slows the spread as more people are outside. Too bad Democrat governors are ordering everyone inside.

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Nuggito 28 points ago

I'm an American living in S.Korea for over a decade. I do not know of anyone that has the Kung-flu.

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hillaryforprison 5 points ago

Everybody was Kung Flu Fighting Those kids were fast as lightning In fact, it was a little bit frightening But they fought with expert timing

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IncuriousCat 17 points ago

My dad and myself came down with some vicious flu around that same time as well. It took him a while to get well, maybe 2 weeks, but everything is fine now. I've been wondering if we had the Chinese virus then as well.

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AccipiterQ 13 points ago

Same....I NEVER get the flu and I had this weird thing in mid-January where it left, then came back TWICE. Never had that happen, ever. I'm wondering if this thing has been here longer than they're admitting, AND if that's so then the mortality rate is much lower because there's probably hundreds of thousands of extra cases that weren't fatal.

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BigDuke6 8 points ago

Ditto for a lady in my office. She had it bad, got well then it came back. She said she's had the flu before and this was way worse.

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hocuspocusfocusjeep 4 points ago

Playing devils advocate here, there would be extra cases of death also chalked up to pneumonia or natural causes

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jdovejr 3 points ago

Same here.

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mty_green_go 2 points ago

Same here. Wife and daughter had "the flu" early Jan and they were knocked the fuck down for a solid week. We don't even know where we got it? Possibly a plane or the airport? We didn't know anyone who was sick. Lab tests were negative for any influenza. Wife had terrible cough and got super tired and couldn't breathe just going a short distance. Daughter was sick, wouldn't eat for 3-4 days, went down a diaper size. A week later my son got sick too.. i had these terrible migraines and I was always tired also but I was the least sick so I had to take care of everyone

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Lla26 4 points ago

I wonder if the Trump pills would help the regular flu too.

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PacmanZ3ro 3 points ago

No, you wouldn't have. There was another strain of coronavirus that went around nov/dec/jan (hco32 or something, i don't remember the strain name), It cycled through most people before COVID-19 actually started, or around the time it was being exported from china.

https://nextstrain.org/ncov

You can see the dates that the cases were discovered as well as which strains and mutations have been found. There was A coronavirus that cycled through in dec/jan, however it is not this strain which is significantly more severe and deadly. The thing to keep in mind is that coronavirus (like influenza) is a class of virus, but has many many strains in it with symptoms ranging from mild, to extremely deadly. SARS and MERS were also coronaviruses

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busybeagle 2 points ago

I had the flu in January and have never in my 55 years had the flu before. It knocked the shit out of me, but I'm not dead.

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Marble68 2 points ago

They're about to have the antibody tests out - when things setting down you'll be able to find out if you ever had it.

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MAGAmanforever 23 points ago

I'm starting to feel that only medically frail people should be self isolating at this point. I don't want to see my elderly relatives get hospitalized or suffer, but I also don't want to watch the whole country turn into an unsustainable unfunded welfare state either.

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K-Harbour 3 points ago

When this Valkyrie event is all over, we need to tighten our laws so these health agencies can’t take over our government every cold season.

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maga_2020 1 point ago

We're starting to see more stories of those under 60 getting seriously sick because of this. The 40-55 risk range is growing a lot too.

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SummonedDaedroth -5 points ago

Yes let's make it worse and elongate this garbage by spreading it because it won't kill you, great idea

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ravonaf 1 point ago

You do realize that as soon as everyone comes out of hiding it will start spreading again. The only way to keep this from happening is to come up with a vaccine. Which will probably kill more people than the virus anyways.

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grumpieroldman 0 points ago

The primary purpose of the lock-down is to prevent it from overload the hospitals and in the US since the hospitals did not prepare, at all, our doctors and nurses do not have the proper PPE.
Viral-load highly correlates with likelihood of death which is why relatively young and healthy doctors are dying from it.

If we just let it rip we stand to lose at least 5% the population and a lot of doctors and nurses as the medical-system goes to pandemonium and only a few people can get critical care.

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SurrenderFreeman 22 points ago

Pretty sure i had it in Febuary.

Had a really bad cough, congestion, pnemonia that knocked me on my ass for 3 weeks. I got a subsequent conjunctivitis afterwards which usually follows me getting a viral infection.

What's even more telling is that i had a friend hang out with me while i was sick, he had a really bad fever that tested negative for both Flu strains.

So methinks it's been circulating far longer than previously assumed.

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bellcurvestrikesback 7 points ago

How are your lungs now?

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SurrenderFreeman 4 points ago

Not bad. Not feeling any permanent damage. Haven't really tested them with super strenuous activity. I exercise on a bike mostly at a high resistance but i never get winded. I climb 4 flights of stairs every day at work and I'm slightly winded at the top but it does not concern me.

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bellcurvestrikesback 4 points ago

Sounds like even if there are lingering effects they're pretty mild. That gives me hope in the lungs' natural healing and coping abilities thanks!

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FluManChu 6 points ago

Good time to remember people on Hydroxychloroquine were virus free in 6 days ... if doctors prescribed this early instead of waiting until someone is in the hospital on a ventilator, we wouldn't have overcrowded hospitals.

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago

Agree. Why are they not doing this?

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WhoElse 2 points ago

Would love to know this as well.

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PacmanZ3ro 1 point ago

because in order to do this you have to mass test everyone, even a bunch of people that aren't showing symptoms. You can then isolate the asymptomatic ones and put them on a hydroxychloroquine regimen. To prevent them from getting severe and keep them from spreading it.

That requires about 10x the amount of testing we're doing currently.

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

Not really. We don't have to treat every single person. Just the people that need treating. If a case is mild, they don't even need this medication. Most cases are mild.

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Marble68 1 point ago

Supply. The whole planet is fighting for it.

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago

Ramp up production if it is life or death...around the clock.

Fortunately, Israel came through for us and sent us a whole bunch.

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PacmanZ3ro 1 point ago

You can't prescribe it early if you wait until symptoms show. You need massive testing to get people set up on the regimen early.

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victory2024 21 points ago

My father in law is currently in the ICU on a ventilator with confirmed Covid. Unfortunately this is very real. (edited to add that we are in NYC.)

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Bebopswordfish [S] 4 points ago

That’s not good to hear hopefully he can pull through 🙏🏼

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victory2024 2 points ago

We are cautiously optimistic.. he's making slow progress but this is going to take a while it seems.

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maga_2020 1 point ago

Hope he gets better! I'm disgusted with the people on this site acting like it's not real or not taking it seriously.

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victory2024 1 point ago

Thank you. He's now been on a ventilator for two weeks, and has made only slight improvement. I still have hope, but this is truly devastating.

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maga_2020 1 point ago

A slight improvement is still and improvement! Have the docs mentioned trying choloroquine?

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

I hope they are trying the H+A+Z treatment with him.

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victory2024 6 points ago

Yes, fortunately they are trying all the things and he has a real ICU bed at a top NYC hospital. So far his condition has improved a bit. He's been on the vent since Saturday, but still has a while to go. I think they expect these patients to need ventilation for 2 weeks or so.

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Marble68 6 points ago

And that is why, even with low mortality, the Chinese virus is a real problem. You don't go into the ICU and come out in 2 days - you consume that bed, that ventilator, that medical team for a while; and the race is on between complications from surface tension breakdown in your capillaries and your immune system. It's akin to the common cold, but the way it attacks the body dumps proteins that have a domino effect if they get out of control.

Overall, I'm your run of the mill dumbass, but I saw a really good explanation by, IIRC, something called Nina Nerd Science or some such. Guy broke it down really well.

Found the link here on TD.W -

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago

Good luck. I hope he recovers soon. Try to give me an update when he gets well and goes home.

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victory2024 2 points ago

Thank you, I'll try to update when he gets home or at least when they remove him from the ventilator.

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Marble68 1 point ago

Are they going to, or have they, put him on the Trump Pills regiment?

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ProfessorRomendev 18 points ago

I know OF people who have it, but that's cause I work in a hospital.

All those people? They're staying at home cause their symptoms aren't sever enough to take up a medical bed.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 6 points ago

Please stay safe!

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ProfessorRomendev 4 points ago

I work in a supportive role, in that I transport patients from their rooms down to the xray and cat scan machines and stuff like that, so the nurses don't have to waste their time and leave the floor.

Funny enough, there haven't been any stories like that because we've yet to have a single confirmed case of the wuhan coronavirus. Everyone tested so far has come back negative

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Bebopswordfish [S] 11 points ago

Do you know how they are doing? Hopefully in good health.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 5 points ago

🙏🏼

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308win 16 points ago

One of my coworkers husbands died last night. Just found out like 10 mins ago.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 11 points ago

Horrible news

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Libertysheimdall1 12 points ago

Yes, several.

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BeMyFren 10 points ago

What can you report to us about their cases?

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whiskey_shitz 6 points ago

Can you elaborate?

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sharkman100 11 points ago

Apparently I was infected. No symptoms no signs, completely healthy. Was tested two weeks ago. Work requirement.

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ravonaf 1 point ago

I suspect the VAST majority of people who have gotten it are just like you and no one will ever know. The true fatality rate is way lower than was predicted because no one knows the true numbers.

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Marble68 1 point ago

Wow... more info?

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sharkman100 2 points ago

What info do you want? I just told you all I know lol not much else happened. Fiancé got it too and had no symptoms. I think this virus thing is a joke

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Marble68 1 point ago

Was wondering about how long the test took to come back. Was it hard to get the test [or was it easy because of the job they're in]?

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AloweiseEdelHuberIII 10 points ago

Someone said your chances of winning the lottery are higher than dying from c19

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byron 13 points ago (edited)

Someone is pretty retarded then.

Edit: Getting downvoted because I can do math? Haha.

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the_mcgee -11 points ago

Getting downvoted for being a pedantic 'retard' more like. This isn't reddit.

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byron 7 points ago

I do believe the Chinese virus shit is overblown, I'm not retarded enough to say you're more likely to win the lottery than die from it. That's just being fucking stupid.

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Luftpirate 1 point ago

Unfortunately a lot of conspiratards came over from Reddit.

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DisgustedByMisleadia 4 points ago (edited)

Which lottery?

Pick 3 lotteries are about 1 in 1000, depending on the number of balls.

The big multi-state jackpots are about 1 in 150 million, but you can double your money on the mega/power ball alone (less than 1 in 100).

Whoever "someone" was, they were either misinformed, or misleading.

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

They probably meant the big huge pay offs, not a little scratch off ticket or the smaller lotteries

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DisgustedByMisleadia 3 points ago

If he meant the huge payoffs, he was either uninformed or lying.

You can look up the statistics for COVID-19 deaths in the US: about 1 in 330,000 today vs. 1 in 292M for Powerball, and 1 in 302M for Megamillions.

They raised them at some point. They used to be about 1 in 150M.

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SD_Pede 0 points ago

We know the odds of winning a lottery. Until this runs its course we have no way of knowing the chance of dying from Kung Flu.

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malarkybot 2 points ago

There are 330Million people in the US.

If we've lost more than 2 people to corona already, then we already know it's easier to die from it than win the lotto. We don't know how much easier, but we know it's easier.

We have lost more than 2 people.

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DisgustedByMisleadia 1 point ago

There's already an upper bound on the odds today: 1 in about 330,000. It's only going to get worse from here.

The question is where it will stop, or at perhaps suspend until next winter.

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HockeyMom4Trump 1 point ago

You are using the wrong number. Wouldn't it be how many people die of Covid-19 in US vs the population of entire US...not simply 330,000.

Your chance of dying from Covid-19 is actually fairly slim. Dr. Agus said even people in their 80's have an over 90 percent survival rate.

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DisgustedByMisleadia 1 point ago

I think you should check the source data:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

At the time I wrote that post, there had been approximately 1,000 deaths in the US due to COVID-19.

You can do the rest of the math.

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Zbamfz 10 points ago

I am a nurse at a major hospital in Nashville, TN we have had 6 Positive cases at my hospital 3 were sent home from the ER to isolate, 1 was sent home after being here for a few days. 2 are currently still in the hospital but are not in critical condition. The counties we serve have had over 300 cases and my hospital has only had 6. Sounds pretty odd.

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SD_Pede 2 points ago

Are they getting Hydroxychloroquine?

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Zbamfz 2 points ago

No they aren’t showing symptoms they are just on a medical hold because they are suicidal

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AbrahamLincoln 9 points ago

I still don't. But apparently every celebrity gets it somehow. Gross kidfuckers should wash their hands.

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lanre 1 point ago

Probably due to a lot of travel and socializing.

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Lady_MaGa 8 points ago

3 blocks from my house there was a case where the person already had lung issues and he is in the hospital now. It was crazy with all the news helicopters flying over head in the neighborhood for a couple of hours.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 3 points ago

Yikes

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Herecomedatpresident 2 points ago

Geezus poor fucking guy! This is getting weirder every day.

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TwoStar 8 points ago

I work in a company that has a workforce of over 1100 people, working in Washington State, San Diego, Hawaii, Norfolk, Georgia, and Alabama (primarily Navy ship repair). We have a lot of travelers between sites.

Just before I opened this post, I got our company update that says we have zero confirmed cases. There are plenty of people who are staying home due to some combination of risks/symptoms, some of whom may have it but don't need medical treatment

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420-Trump-2020 8 points ago

No one and I'm in the Denver area... girlfriend works at a hospital... NOTHING THERE EITHER.

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MichaelHall1 8 points ago

This thread is a lot darker than its predecessor a few days ago.

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SD_Pede 2 points ago

Wait until next week. Lots of friends in New York. We're talking 9/11-ish news cycle next week through April.

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Shit___taco 8 points ago

Yes, I know of two people who have it that I know personally. One of them pretty much has a cold, and the other one who is pretty unhealthy in general says it is worse then the flu and I am pretty worried about them.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 5 points ago

🙏🏼

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Wettestwilly 8 points ago

MA here. I know at least a handful.

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prancie 8 points ago

My parents' pastor and his wife tested positive.

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LiveFreeOrMeme01 8 points ago

I know 2 people who have it. One in the hospital in Michigan, one in Pennsylvania.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 2 points ago

Do you know how they are doing? Hopefully not to severe to be on ventilators or anything

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Caitiffculprit 8 points ago

New York here. My friends aunt and uncle are infected in Long island. So far is like a bad cold but I'll keep you updated

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Bebopswordfish [S] 2 points ago

Thanks 🙏🏼

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AmpleDesserts 1 point ago

NY friend who had it said it was a week long fever with mostly fatigue.

But otherwise it just felt like any other flu to him.

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ATXGodzilla 8 points ago

I wont say where but I know 2 people who tested positive and my wifes uncle had it but recovered last week.

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Jackgaddis5 7 points ago

Better yet.....have you seen any video of overburdened hospitals? Even in new York. I havent.

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SD_Pede 2 points ago

Maybe because people in the hospitals are working 14 hour shifts filled with patients who are worried about dying.

When I was in the hospital last year I didn't find time to do videos either.

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lanre 2 points ago

We've gone from 1,500 cases to 81,000 cases in two weeks. I think it's fair to say that in a week or two we're going to see more and more critical cases flooding hospitals unless Trump's cure works (which everyone seems hellbent on sabotaging).

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malarkybot 2 points ago

some pics of the testing lines outside.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-york-city-hospital-at-center-of-this-crisis-sees-13-coronavirus-deaths-in-24-hours/ar-BB11K2O7

If they aren't out of beds, the inside would like like any other hospital, hallways with doors into rooms.

I know someone who works in a hospital that's getting a significant increase in cases. They say it's pretty bad.

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unicornpoop 6 points ago

There are supposedly 190 cases in my county, but I don't know anyone who knows anyone who is infected. The entire county is closed down and under quarantine. I got laid off last week.

What a fucking crock.

Edit: There is just short of 1 million population in my county. That's a .02 infection rate.

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DeepStateEnemy 6 points ago

Nope

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txladyvoter 6 points ago

I know no one who has gotten Covid-19. Not tangentially or any other way.

I have a flu shot every year and have had the two pneumonia shots (second one two years ago).

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magabirdlady 6 points ago

Hey I just heard that some of the Hollywood types that had posted that they have it have been lying. Has anyone else heard this?

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 2 points ago

Would not surprise me in the least. Attention whores gonna attention whore.

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magabirdlady 2 points ago

yeah..:/

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RicottaPrime 1 point ago

Where'd you hear this?

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magabirdlady 1 point ago

from a friend (rumor)

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workinating 6 points ago

I do. He's about 40, is Asian, and having a rough go of it alone in Chicago.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 5 points ago

Man that sucks hopefully he can pull through.

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workinating 3 points ago

He said fever broke yesterday. Waiting on an update today.

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Tomboy_Patriot 5 points ago

My doctor indicated that me and my spouse more than likely have it - mild cases. My brother’s spouse, an airline attendant, also received the same info from her doctor.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 3 points ago

Please stay safe and pull get through it quickly

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SD_Pede 1 point ago

Hope you didn't pay for your doctor to tell you this.

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DocOne 5 points ago (edited)

Just yesterday I talked to the doctor I used to work under to get her take on things.

  1. She agrees that the evidence is limited but hopeful for the plaquenil/z pack/zinc combo and that theoretically it makes sense. Also she WOULD prescribe it if the patient requested it AND they were not improving with the current standard of care.

  2. They haven't had a single positive patient yet. She said at least half the people she's seen just have allergies because it's been rainy here in AZ and now the entire desert is blooming, she's a quarter have the actual flu, a quarter have a cold or nothing. And 100% are scared to death cuz of the media. She did also say that they weren't testing everybody though. They're following guidelines re: symptoms for testing.

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AccipiterQ 5 points ago

I live in Boston, one of the epicenters. It spread through the finance industry because of this conference where some people were infected. Supposedly there's hundreds of cases that spread from that. I know of one guy that tested positive. One. Supposedly hundreds of people in my industry that I work with have it, yet no one knows a single person other than this one guy with it.

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StrangerThanFiction 1 point ago

Isn't Biogen a biochemical company, or are you talking about a different conference?

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Siteless_Vagrant 5 points ago

Why would you? Chances of you knowing someone are excessively rare. 69,000 out of 328,000,000.

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SD_Pede 3 points ago

That's 0.02% for those of you in Rio Linda.

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h4ck3l 5 points ago

Nope, but according to the local media the Walmart I have driven by had someone that had it shop there at some point.

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Jeffs42885 5 points ago

Back in November I had ALLLLLLLLLL the symptoms.

Doctor gave me penicillin and I took a few days off of work. After that, one day it randomly went away and I was fine

Sore throat. Cough. Sneezing. Fever. Chills. Nose wouldn’t stop running. No mucus. Chills.

One day, fine. Ironically enough it was a few weeks after I traveled through various airports

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NormaJeanRocks 5 points ago

No, but I know a lot of celebrities who claim to have it. Its almost like they are pushing some sort of agenda or something.

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never_dems 12 points ago

"Celebrities" are starved for attention. They must have it as a vampire needs blood to live. The vast majority or them are dysfunctional humans.

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NormaJeanRocks 4 points ago

Yep. I know if I got it I won't plaster my face all over every social media platform there is. Its fucking weird to me

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741aa 10 points ago

Time for Alyssa Milano to claim she has it. And make a few PSAs about it.

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Kyro5411 7 points ago

It's racist drumph's fault for not letting in more scientists and doctors across the southern border!

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terrapin1234 3 points ago

Yup, add Greta into the mix. It'll be fun to listen to her (handlers) explain how this is Trumps fault and global warming, all while making China look like the victim.

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Wreckonteur 0 points ago

Is Asperger's a pre-existing condition?

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DonatesOthersOrgans 5 points ago

A 92 year old, WWII veteran family friend just tested positive for it here in the Inland Empire after being hospitalized for pneumonia.

Funny thing though.... It was mild enough that they just sent him home.

They didn't fucking quarantine him while his test results were coming in though and now he's a possible vector. Lovely.

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TheNotSoEvilEngineer 5 points ago

2 People at my wife's office. 1 died. This isn't a joke, we are just at the start of the curve. Not the peak, not the end. People just don't understand exponential growth. There were 54,453 cases reported by the cdc for yesterday. With a growth rate of 1.23 from the day prior. World average is 1.07. We thankfully only have a 1 to 1.3 % fatality rate, where the rest of the world is sitting at closer to 4%.

An uncontrolled exponential growth curve at just the AVERAGE (1.07) rate would result in: By April 1st: ~88k in US, 780k world wide. By May 1st: ~719k in US, 5.9 M world wide. By June 1st: ~ 6.2 M in US, 51.4 M world wide. By July 1st: ~ 50.7M in US, 416M world wide. By Aug 1st: ~ population saturation of US, 3.6 B world wide.

Social distancing, and staying home right now is the only thing lowering that number.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 1 point ago

Sorry to hear that about your wife’s coworkers stay safe pede

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GingerLee 5 points ago

I'm in Boston staying with my elderly parents who have other health issues so are at risk, we don't know anyone who has even been tested never mind contracted it. Not even in their rather large circle of other elderly and ill people. I have been running errands for some of their neighbors and friends, no one knows anyone who has contracted the virus around here.

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basedtexapede 4 points ago

I've heard that one of my approximately 450 university students (I teach a STEM field) has contracted coronavirus, but I imagine that with isolation and bed rest she will soon be fine whether or not she receives hydroxychloroquine.

A friend of mine says he knows of someone from his high school class who died of coronavirus, but apparently that person was immunocompromised in some way.

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OGcentipede 4 points ago

I know 3 people who have it, one entire family (neighbors) who have a confirmed close exposure and are on 14-day quarantine. And I think my family all caught it in late Jan after a biz trip inside the US. It sucked.

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LeoDave 4 points ago

I live in Las Vegas, but my sister in law and her boyfriend are in London. The boyfriend told us of his 37 year old, healthy, male co-worker that died from Covid19.

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PamelaD 4 points ago (edited)

Nope. Not one person who knows someone, who knows someone, that has it.

ETA: Although my daughter and her boyfriend were really sick a couple weeks ago but were never tested.

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Charnathan 4 points ago

A friend's elderly mother died in the Philippines from the virus.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 4 points ago

That’s not good 🙏🏼

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Charnathan 3 points ago

Not at all. It made this whole thing very real for me and it happened almost two weeks ago now. They were very open about it for the sake of pubic health. Her husband got it as well and almost didn't pull through. Still not a TON of local cases in my state, but we have every reason to take this seriously. My first son is due Sept 8!

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SimPilot 4 points ago

Can we start banning shills? This website is turning to deniers and flat-earthers. Also ban admin that sticked this bullshit topic.

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kicklucy 5 points ago

It is very frustrating that a certain narrative is being cultivated here and those who dare to think creatively or differently are censored without explanation. And the oddest part about it is that so much of it flies in the face of what POTUS is saying and doing. But this is allegedly a never-ending rally for him. Hmm...

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SimPilot 4 points ago

Pretty much. I'm a fan. I can see what POTUS is doing, but this is turning into circle jerk with shills.

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kicklucy 6 points ago

I kind of started out with the overoptimistic view of things myself, but my thinking has evolved over time as this has developed, much like POTUS’ seems to have. Wish I could have an intelligent conversation and/or debate with my fellow pedes without being downvoted to hell or deleted.

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SimPilot 4 points ago

Wish I could have an intelligent conversation and/or debate with my fellow pedes

Reddit format is made for hive-mind. So for those conversation, find a forum.

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SordidPontification 3 points ago

I kind of started out with the overoptimistic view of things myself, but my thinking has evolved over time as this has developed, much like POTUS’ seems to have.

You're not alone. If you glance through my post history on these topics, you'll see my opinion has changed as more data has come through from countries we can trust. I was hugely optimistic at the start. Now, not so much.

Originally, I based my optimism on the news coming out of South Korea. Italy shook this sense of positivity, but I assumed that much of this was due to the median age of patients being so high (~81). Then the rare but troubling cases of young people who don't make it started to show up in Europe. As it stands, with South Korea's cases slowly resolving, the lethality rate there has changed from about 0.5-0.7% to around 1.3%.

Then there's the sudden transformation in attitude from this British doctor in a single video.

The reason I mention South Korea is because of the extensive testing they did with high sensitivity tests. We can assume that after hundreds of thousands of such tests, they've isolated the majority corpus of people who were infected. If this is true, then it looks as if the virus isn't as contagious as reported (roughly on par with H1N1, not likely that much higher) but may be more lethal since the overall infection rate would be substantially lower.

That said, the worldometers statistics are suggesting the mild vs. critical cases have changed to 96% and 4% respectively, which is a positive outcome from the 80/20% we saw earlier this month as more western medical systems have started to see the virus.

I saw a comment on Hacker News about a week or so ago from someone who claimed to have access to unreleased data on patients. He was responding to someone who was spreading doomsday information, but his comment was interesting: He said essentially that the worst case isn't true. Neither is the best case. Rather, the truth is somewhere in between. I sincerely believe that's what we're witnessing right now. It's not a complete doomsday scenario, but it's not like this is "just another flu." This is definitely 1918 pandemic level material. The advantage is that we have hindsight to guide us, and it looks like there's promising treatments that are about 2 weeks out from the FDA's most recent rapid trials.

However, I believe what makes this so frightening isn't the numbers, though they're certainly terrifying for anyone over 60. It's the fact this is an unknown unknown (rather than a known unknown like the flu). You don't know how your body is going to react until you get it. Chances are, you'll be okay. But if you're not, you're going to have a very rough time at it. How many young people are suffering from cytokine storms? We don't know.

Therein lies the problem: We don't know a lot about this.

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kicklucy 2 points ago

Right. I was literally on this site arguing with people that Italy wasn't a good comparison, that we didn't need to freak out about it. I'm sorry to those people. I still think Italy is kind of an outlier for various reasons, but now I also realize this is a serious problem for all of us. My biggest redpill was watching POTUS himself.

I'm in NY state (not that close to the city, though, thankfully) and we were one of the earliest to do some of the more extreme measures...but we're hanging in there, and I support the precautions. It is spreading here. Some of the most conservative people I know are respecting the rules put in place. My SIL is a hospital physician and isn't one to freak out about anything...she isn't now, either, but she is being very cautious about social distancing, etc.

I also have an international perspective because my in-laws live in England. They're older and I worry for them. I watched their country go from the (presumably) "herd immunity" strategy to changing course very abruptly. That was another redpill.

The unknowns are really tough. I have an autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's) and nobody really knows whether that might be an issue or not. I have two young kids. Hoping I don't have to find out how I handle it. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the ones most in denial can't admit that they're as scared as anyone.

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SordidPontification 2 points ago

the ones most in denial can't admit that they're as scared as anyone.

Salient point, and one I hope they don't have to learn the hard way (assuming they're unwilling to admit it).

I confess I'm mostly concerned because my parents are older and in the danger zone age-wise, and my father isn't in the best of health. If he gets it, I'm almost certain it'll be the end. Mum's tough as nails, but given her age it's an unknown that's equally frightening. So, we're taking precautions.

That said, secretly, I'm also afraid how I might react. I'll probably be OK--I don't have known conditions, as in your case, so I shouldn't be all that worried--but some of the stories from New Orleans of people in the 35-45 range being on ventilators for weeks is enough to convince me that the best option is to do what I can to not get it. It's simply not a risk I'm willing to take, and I think anyone who blows this off as insignificant isn't being realistic. Hence why I completely empathize with your reasoning. We shouldn't have to subject ourselves to life threatening diseases simply because someone is ignoring the events on the ground.

I'm actually not sure where this is going to end. The statistics show the US as still in the asymptotic/growth phase, and if we're following Italy's course, that means we won't reach the inflection point until 2-3 weeks from now. Which, if true, would put us at around 15,000-35,000 deaths before we turn around depending on how saturated our medical system is, whether treatment protocols work, whether distancing works, etc. Then there's the issue of this becoming an endemic disease.

Of course, there's a recent write up on spread that suggests it rapidly infects small clusters of people then slows around the edges for reasons that are not yet known. If true, this would suggest it might be somewhat self-limiting once enough people are exposed.

Still, I think the concern that bothers me most is that if we prematurely open things up, we'll have a brief economic growth period when it looks like everyone's going back to work--then the first set of new infections beyond that will cause everything to crash again, and the idiots will point the finger back at Trump for prematurely deciding to go forward with opening everything. This is not an easy solution no matter how you cut it.

Ideally, we'll be at a point soon where new treatments are established to work as either prophylactics or to reverse outcomes for critical care patients. At least for long enough to buy us time until a vaccine is demonstrated to work.

I was heartened by Dr. Birx's comments yesterday suggesting that the models they're running show "only" a saturation point of 50% of the population infected after 3 cycles, placing us at around this time next year, if we do nothing. The local stores in my part of the country have been roping off areas and marking the floor in 6' intervals, along with putting up shields around the cashiers to reduce their exposure to customers and vice-versa. It's also encouraging that customers are apparently obeying the new requirements and being quite a bit more polite with distancing and exercising a degree of caution I've never seen in my lifetime. It's interesting what can happen to society when faced with a potentially lethal disease spread via close contact.

Regardless, I appreciate you sharing your views and your experiences. I've had a similar turn around in opinion, as mentioned, and I also find it interesting that there are people who will dogmatically hold on to their beliefs regardless of the data simply on the merit that they believe themselves to be right--everyone else be damned--or (as you pointed out) through fear. This viewpoint is dangerous, because it shows an inability to reevaluate one's opinions as new information becomes available, either through stubbornness or pride.

But, I was never much one for dogma, and prefer facts and data, so I can't say I fully understand (or appreciate?) their stance. While facts and data have demonstrated my earlier opinions were wrong, I'm OK with being wrong, and I apologize to those I criticized harshly. However, I'm not terribly sorry for it, and neither should you be, because we based our thought processes on what was available at the time.

Always remember that: As long as you're basing your opinion on concrete data or other metrics, you should never be sorry for it. The time to be sorry is when you're too proud to modify that opinion as circumstances change!

Apologies for the essay.

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kicklucy 2 points ago

No worries. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. You remind me very much of my uncle who has become something of a penpal to me. He's in another state, in his 60s, and has an underlying heart condition. I really hope he will be okay.

He has leaned to the left for the past several years, but this whole thing has really brought him back into the fold. He told me that he considers himself conservative and thinks Trump is doing some good things. A big change in him! However, he is very, very worried that the people pushing to open things up will have their way and it will be premature. He is really turned off by people who spout nonsense that isn't based in fact. I guess sticking to my beliefs with him, but also explaining my thought process has helped him see we're not all just shouting groupthink, and there's room for thinking people on the right.

I think we can trust Trump to make good calls based on all of the advice and information he has at his disposal. I think some of his tweets are just throwing a bone to certain people. Approval ratings based on his response so far have been excellent and going up...to me that shows that there are more of "us" than it sometimes seems.

Anyway, hang in there, pede! Wishing the best for you and your loved ones.

... continue reading thread?
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lanre 2 points ago

I trust Trump to handle this, but between open borders, divided politics, lack of aggressive testing initially like South Korea did, and continual denial by a lot of people I think it's here to stay.

If Trump's cure works out then we might be saved, but it seems like the Democrats are determined to ensure this becomes a crisis by putting roadblocks in the way wherever they can.

I think the other thing to keep in mind is that even if this kills 12-14% of the elderly, is saving them more important than destroying the lives of the rest of the country? If we keep the economy shut down for 18 months I think it'll be a much worse situation, even assuming that stops the spread and doesn't just prolong things.

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SordidPontification 1 point ago

I trust Trump to handle this, but between open borders, divided politics, lack of aggressive testing initially like South Korea did, and continual denial by a lot of people I think it's here to stay.

Unfortunately, I believe you're right. This is going to be an endemic disease that returns in cycles. Hopefully it won't mutate fast enough to render a vaccine pointless, but I don't think we're going to know whether that's true (or not) until this time next year.

I think the other thing to keep in mind is that even if this kills 12-14% of the elderly, is saving them more important than destroying the lives of the rest of the country?

I admit, I think it's a callous way of looking at things, but I don't think there's an easy answer.

The only solution will be to greatly expand testing, which is what POTUS' team is working toward. The reasoning, I believe, is that if you know who has the disease, you can isolate them while keeping the rest of the community functioning. Without extensive testing and contact tracing, this simply won't be possible.

Unfortunately, it also appears that there is a small subset of the population without known underlying conditions who react terribly even though the morbidity statistics suggest they should be fine. I'm not sure we understand why this is the case, and until we have a treatment that can work to mitigate this potential outcome for younger populations, we're going to see a continued unease in people even if they otherwise shouldn't be concerned about outcomes. We also don't know if there are any long term effects from patients who get more severe cases of this disease that may have worse health implications in the future.

What we should do is toss out all the red tape and start conducting massive trials with different drug combinations, both as treatments and as prophylactics, because this would do two things: 1) Reduce the number of people who are sick and 2) starve out the virus by removing reservoirs of people--now and in the future--buying us enough time to get a vaccine out or devise other solutions. I'm somewhat concerned by the idea of limited trials, because this is an exceptional situation calling for exceptional solutions.

Perhaps most importantly, even if the effect of the drugs is somewhat limited, just having something to reduce the duration of symptoms and infectiousness would complete reverse the course, both of the disease and the economic impact.

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EatDirtCommiePinko 1 point ago

DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND? IT'S MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO BE FUCKING RETARDED, IGNORE HEALTH OFFICIALS, HISTORICAL PRECEDENCE, BASIC QUARANTINE MEASURES, AND THE GOD-EMPEROR HIMSELF, SO I CAN SPREAD THIS SHIT TO EVERYONE. ALSO ANYONE WHO SAYS I'M FUCKING RETARDED IS A COMMIE BITCH.

It's pretty bad. The mods need to step up.

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kicklucy 3 points ago

At least one of them is part of it.

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lanre 2 points ago

Honestly, I think this is a big deal but I do think it's your god given right to be retarded, go out, catch the virus, and die of pneumonia in your bed. And it's honestly probably a good thing for the human race if we let retarded people do that.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 4 points ago

I don’t think it’s a conspiracy or anything just want input from fellow pedes I said that in the comments but forgot to put it in the main post

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SD_Pede 1 point ago

Good comparison to flat earthers.

Except we're getting independent reports from hundreds of countries and tens of thousand of people, and POTUS himself, and people are still pretending it's not as serious as Trump says it is.

Had a friend in San Diego put up a post on Facebook wondering if anybody actually saw videos from Italy of people dying. Stupid as flat-earthers.

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Satellite 4 points ago

My friend is a nurse who is quarantined right now preventatively

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Hold3r 4 points ago

Just a question. Does anyone here know anyone from Finland? I personally don’t know anyone or even know of anyone from there. Maybe Finland isn't a real country...

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SD_Pede 1 point ago

I've never met anybody from Finland in my entire life. I think may be on to something.

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lanre 1 point ago

Finland doesn't exist. It's all a deep-state conspiracy.

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AloweiseEdelHuberIII 4 points ago

Atlanta not a soul.

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emperorko 4 points ago

Yeah - wife works at the local hospital. Their specialized Covid unit (separate wing, pressurized rooms) is now overloaded and patients are spilling over into the regular ICU. They've had I think 3 deaths over the past few weeks, close to a dozen people currently on the vent to breathe.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 2 points ago

Not good 🙏🏼

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MissyGinger 4 points ago

I’m pretty confident my husband and I got it back in February.

He’s an airline pilot and gets exposed to pretty much everything going around. I got a mild flu in late January, then he got the flu, then I got the flu AGAIN.

That’s not normal to get the flu twice. I’m in my 30s and healthy, not normally getting sick often. We both got sick with a fever and a dry cough that has lingered. My husband was quite sick to the point I was worried, but he got over it within a few days.

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MuadDon 2 points ago

Glad y'all pulled through!

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MissyGinger 1 point ago

It was worse than the average flu, but not nearly as bad as the swine flu. I got that back when that was going around. THAT was bad!

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kemikalinbalance 4 points ago

Yes I am an LEO in the epicenter and many of my co workers have tested positive.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 4 points ago

Please stay safe

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SD_Pede 1 point ago

Thank you. God bless. Thank you again. You are the true heroes of our country.

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SwampDrainer 4 points ago

Have no way of verifying, but am pretty sure I already had this thing in early January.

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LikeAWombatScorned 4 points ago

Friend in Seattle got it. If you don't know people in leftist shithole cities it's a lot less likely you'll know anyone with it.

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TNpedefosho 4 points ago

I don't know anyone personally, someone in my wow guild had a fever and tested negative for the normals (flu, strep, etc) and expects to know it was Kung Flu by the end of the week

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Kekislaw 2 points ago

I'm in that boat. Low fever, extreme hacking dry cough and breathing a bit weird. Got the covid test monday night after I tested neg for strep/flu. Urgent care doc told me test wont come back for 7 days! The symptoms are mild but the fear and isolation are really taking the toll on my soul. I try to stop reading about it but cant lol. Been trying to get into Doom Eternal to distract.

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WhoElse 2 points ago

Hang in there!

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JesusisKing 4 points ago

I know 2

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Joshy 4 points ago

My most liberal friend. Atheist. Last I had him and his family over a few months ago he mentioned being offended McDonald’s asked whether it was a boy or girl who will get the happy meal as what if his daughter wanted the boys meal. We go back and forth.I can be tolerant of others who have differing beliefs as long as we can have open conversations about this (we do)

Anyway he has it. Described it as being hellish. Was having problem sleeping/urinating the other day per text. He said he prayed over it

No atheists in a foxhole.

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nomoreprinkles 4 points ago

Not a person at work, at home or in my friend group. Also a lot of the testing kits they use have a failure rate as high as 50% meaning the "asymptomatic" people are just as likely to have gotten a bogus test kit.

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Sumarongi 1 point ago

Biggest sham in human history

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SD_Pede 3 points ago

We're not talking about the Federal Reserve here, or the stimulus package. That's another thread.

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Godlike45 4 points ago

I know a few in NY, several family members of my friend. They are all okay. My mom is a nurse in CA and has taken care of 3 as of last time we spoke. I know zero in my state of NV.

This is significantly less people than I would have expected given the hype

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Hammerhouse 4 points ago

I’m in NJ and personally know over 10 people who tested positive and a few had it bad with pneumonia.

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rickscarf 3 points ago

my wife's boyfriend has it, but luckily she is staying with him during this time of shelter in place so I'm all good guys

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Winterds001 3 points ago

I do not and nobody in my office does. South Florida, Palm Beach county.

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Joesf23 3 points ago (edited)

Im in st louis and pretty sure my wife had it in february. She is 33 and I have never heard someone dry cough as much as she did knock the hell out of her. After shortness of breath she got tested for flu A and B. Negative results and doctor gave her zpack. Dr also said that a "really bad URV virus was going around st louis that was like the flu, but worse". My theory is this bio weapon has been here since end of december start of january. I have 3 kids 5 and under who catch everything under the sun in daycare, but did not get the virus my wife had. She is 99% said virus came from a coworker who was sick as hell after returning from california at the end of january.

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MyopicVitriol 3 points ago

2 coworkers and a girl I snowboard with have gotten it. One of my coworkers has recovered, the other is getting better, and my friend is being melodramatic about it but also says she'll be better soon. She's a drama queen and I think she secretly loves the attention she's getting.

Also I live in Seattle so...

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RighteousViolence1 3 points ago

My mom just got a positive test result for it. She just got back from a cruise that got shut down early bc of commie virus. There were allegedly multiple people on the ship who had it and ship let everyone off and go home to their respective countries.

And my mom is super insane about germs. My whole childhood was “WASH YOUR HANDS!” “DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE!” “ARE YOU SICK RIGHT NOW? GET AWAY FROM ME!”

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leonfire99 3 points ago

A member of my church (works at a hospital) and a friend from new york.

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69moleman420 3 points ago

My buddys sister has it here in NY, not hospitalized and my friends fiancees friend caught it around LA, unknown status

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NewGuy001 3 points ago

From Canada's capital; no, not one.

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BornAgainAmerican 3 points ago

Floyd Cardoz, a celebrity chef that lives 1 town over from me, apaprently died yesterday after contracting COVID-19. However, on March 8th, he flew from Mumbai to Frankfurt to catch a connecting flight to NYC. I think it's safe to say he contracted the virus outside of the US.

On my daily check-in with my parents yesterday, they told me that they declined dinner with friends on the weekend of March 14th in order to stay in isolation. Mom told me that one of the couples that went to that dinner are currently quarantined in a NJ hospital with the virus.

Those two incidents are the closest to me that I know of.

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colddeadhands 3 points ago

My wife has a friend whose husband has it (SF bay area).

I have a friend who has a friend in London that has it.

As far as I currently know, neither case is serious.

Also, my son and wife both had a bad case of flu a few weeks ago. I don’t think we’ll ever know if that was normal flu or global pandemic China virus flu.

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SimplePede 3 points ago

I don't but I know someone who has a relative that was diagnosed

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InfiniteWin 3 points ago

I do. Close friend of the family was diagnosed last week.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 3 points ago

🙏🏼

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zwiebelsaft 3 points ago

I know absolutely no one that has it.

I’m in St Louis btw

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Hyperlight381 3 points ago

Girlfriend and her dad unfortunately have it. She’s on week 3 and still sick. Her dads recovered about 80%. The CDC after two weeks told her she was fine to go out in Public even though her symptoms are still prevalent. This directly contradicts their original statement of quarantining an additional week after a test shows she has negative symptoms. They told her the LA County health department mixed up all their cases and basically ghosted her a few days ago. This poor woman is sick as hell and the Health Department seems as dysfunctional as ever

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ColdIceisCold 3 points ago

My army buddy got diagnosed

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Bebopswordfish [S] 2 points ago

🙏🏼

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Avengersoul 3 points ago

Had a lady apparently start running a fever and then collapsed at my mom's work during another shift, later tested positive for it.

They didn't completely shut down however (factory) ran that night and another day and then closed for 3 days and sanitized everything.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 1 point ago

Man stay safe

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patriotvetPA 3 points ago

Yes. One of my very good friends was diagnosed earlier this week near New York city. He’s home with flu like symptoms and is starting to feel better already after about a week.

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dahdahdah_dahditdah 3 points ago

I’ve got a friend who works as a respiratory therapist in a big city hospital, he’s going crazy with covid cases on ventilators. One colleague had an immediate family member who tested positive, and a bunch of other colleagues went to the same conference and all came down with it. It’s definitely out there. Lots of people have gotten mild cases though. It’s weird.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 1 point ago

Hopefully they can get all the supplies they need at these hospitals stay safe

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firestorm117 3 points ago

I know a coworker who states I think her father in law has it. I also know someone whose mother recently died of Pneumonia, although he never mentioned whether it was related to that or not, so it may be unrelated.

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SuperSilly 3 points ago

I was just in bed for a few days, first with a severe sore throat, the next day, serious congestion and headache, the day after that, my nose wouldn't stop running (better than congestion, trust me), THEN I started coughing. Never had all of these symptoms happen one at a time but, they did. Was it Corona Virus? I dunno, and probably will never know. I kinda hope so, tho, because then I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore. But, no one else in my house got it, and it seems to be over now!

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5minutes2midnight 3 points ago

I do not know anyone with it and I’m in northern va.

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MindsetRoulette 3 points ago

I don't know anyone but my district is the hardest hit in my area, but i don't know very many people these days.

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Justin_Bailey 3 points ago

I live in Iowa and there’s two cases in the whole county.

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Etf88 3 points ago

Know one person.

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magaminako 2 points ago

I work in the healthcare field and have known a few patients that have come back positive from testing. I think this is going to come down to the kits more than anything. We just advise our patients to stay home and self-isolate so they might be positive but they won’t waste the test if it’s not absolutely necessary due to shortages and false-positives.

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aangler100 2 points ago

Only 60k people in the country have it, so you might ask do you know anyone Amish?

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OozingMachismo 2 points ago

My answer is the same as my answer for SARS, H1N1, Zika, Ebola, birdflu and the rest: nope

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DonaldsTrump 2 points ago

I have it. Diagnosed and everything.

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RiverFenix 2 points ago

Mild/Moderate/severe?

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DonaldsTrump 2 points ago

I'd say moderate.

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EvanOnTheFly 2 points ago

My spainish coworker has 8 friends in Spain with it. He's either a Mossad agent under deep cover working for a consulting firm for 15 plus years as a long con or he's telling the truth. You decide 😆

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Bebopswordfish [S] 2 points ago

Hopefully his friends will pull through

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SlumLordOfTheFlies 1 point ago

From what I’ve been reading about Spain it’s probably true. Madrid is using a shopping mall ice rink to store bodies. Nursing homes are really hard hit, both staff and patients.

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BCIsARapist 2 points ago

The infection rate in America is 209 confirmed cases per 1 million population so it is very unlikely most will know someone at all who has it.

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SD_Pede 3 points ago

Kind of like Pence saying how the rate is 1 out of 1000.

Hey everybody! I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 1000. Start guessing! I can't believe all you faggots can't guess the number of thinking of!

Same level of thinking here.

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Toucansexual 2 points ago

One of my coworkers are in quarantine. He doesnt know if he has it or not. He's just getting tested.

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ViperBugatti 2 points ago

I know 4 people with it.

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MicMumbles 2 points ago

Yes, 2 people.

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PotentialWizard 2 points ago

A friend's wife just got it from her sister. That's the only one so far. But we're probably entering the peak in the US right now, which should flatten out in a week or two.

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ralphw 2 points ago

zero

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spec17 2 points ago

Yes at least two people..

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TrumpFortyFive 2 points ago

Yes I know two.

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ENVYNITAZ 2 points ago

here in CA, i ask every Uber & Lyft driver and every store clerk . . . . no one has it and they don't know anyone who does . . . mellow the fuck out Pandemic Panic People

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CandyBarr 2 points ago

Kentucky, I'm 98% sure I and all my family have already had it and kicked it. Baby mama is in quarantine and has been tested but results arnt back. She tested negative for everything else. I think most people can kick it easily. It definitely feels different. I think it's been here for month plus and every one just assumed it was normal respiratory infections. Italy got rekt because of the way they live and the supply chain of their healthcare and probably bad luck genetically. Just my thoughts on it.

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aangler100 1 point ago

Are you born and raised in Kentucky? I detect no accent at all.

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Erikabodereka 2 points ago

No.

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F_D_Romanowski 2 points ago

100% speculation here but I think it may be possible that I, my sister, and her son had it back in late January early February.. My sister is a nurse and of course comes in very close contact with sick people. In January we all 3 had a respiratory infection with the symptoms of a severe dry cough and a brief high fever. My sister missed 2 weeks of work.

I think it's a definite possibility that this has been in the US longer than anyone was aware of .

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GatorGirl 2 points ago

Yes my cousin In New York - she is 61 and really fit - didn’t have a fever, no cough - only symptom she has had is Very extreme fatigue - at home on the mend

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uxername27 2 points ago (edited)

My little brother has it and is confined home. However he is young so no hospital will take him. I hope he gets better.

edit: Belgium

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Bebopswordfish [S] 4 points ago

Oh man 🙏🏼

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uxername27 -1 points ago

Thank you for your prayer.

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uxername27 -1 points ago

Hey, I would like to let you know that my brother has totally recovered and has been fine for two weeks. Thanks again.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 2 points ago

Thanks that is great news stay safe and healthy

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1776ThereIsaidIt 2 points ago

Well, I have been in Little Cayman snorkeling for the past couple of weeks but I hear my neighbors Tom and Rita were down under ( they're in the arts community) and they contracted it. Could could you pass the Grey Poupon?

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Evil 2 points ago

Yes. 1 elderly positive and in isolation at the hospital, approximately 10 others presumed positive in the family that are young and will not need treatment, 1 elderly presumed positive but not yet in need of hospitalization.

This shit is real.

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Damn-dirty-apes 2 points ago

One coworker out of two thousand.

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magachaos 2 points ago

aunt and niece diagnosed in canada last week.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 1 point ago

🙏🏼

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Bluebagger126 2 points ago

Yes. My dad's friend, Eugene, was diagnosed with Wuhan Covid 19 a week ago. We live in Perth, Western Australia.

Eugene traveled to Aspen, Colorado for a holiday with a friend of his. On the way back to Australia Eugene's friend was feeling like he had picked up a flu. Eugene's friend went and got tested as soon as they arrived in Perth, Western Australia. He tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Eugene said that he had a sore throat but otherwise felt ok. Eugene went and got tested as well, and tested positive too.

They both quarantined themselves when they got home, and are still in quarantine at home. Both are not sick enough to require hospital treatment. Both men are in their 60's. Eugene has said that he feels like it is a flu with a really bad sore throat and cough.

They are both lucky that they haven't got pneumonia from this virus. People who do develop pneumonia require hospitalization and many have died.

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DontApologize 2 points ago

Plenty of people will get this - spreads easier then the flu. But very few people (relatively) will die.

It's unclear whether this virus will kill more then a seasonal flu - which killed 646k according to the CDC. This is a spread easily - not very lethal kind of virus which is kind of like cold. They called it a "novel" cold to make it sound more scary..

The fear and panic was just a plan to implement communism - and it has worked for the most part.

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RadMaxBTD 2 points ago

I work in an organization of 1500 people. One tested positive and is already over the illness.

ONE

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Youtakathecake 2 points ago

This reminds me of that famous Pauline Kael quote:

"I can't believe that Nixon won. I don't know anyone who voted for him."

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Bebopswordfish [S] 0 points ago (edited)

Just trying to get input from fellow pedes not trying to start anything.

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Genericwhitemale 2 points ago

I’m in the middle of nowhere, we have about 25 cases in our state and they’re trying to shut everything down. And I don’t know anyone with it

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AndrewLB 2 points ago

I live in Southern Kalifornia and don't know anyone with the virus and as far as i've heard, none of those people know anyone with the Virus.

What are the odds that in all those people that constitute two degrees from myself, not a single person has the virus, yet in that second degree circle is the GEOTUS. I should go buy a lotto ticket.

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Count_Dyscalculia 2 points ago

Wife works for an International Pharma Company. She knows 2 people who had it at their office in NJ so they shut the place down just to be safe. Oh, they were both Chinese so........

Oh, and they ain't dead and nobody else contracted THEZOMGMOSTDEADLYKILLERWE'ALL'GONEDIE VIrus despite them not finding out until over a week after they already went to work with 250+ other people.

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PartTimeHick 2 points ago

Tom Hanks bro

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SurrenderFreeman 0 points ago

Idris Elba holms

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joyinliberty 2 points ago

Nope. Central FL.

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Kyro5411 2 points ago

I don't know anyone personally, but there's 10 confirmed cases at my hospital with 2 mortalities. There's a whole wing quarantined off just for them.

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FakeNametag 2 points ago

My college roommate's mother was in the ICU for about a week but recovered, I don't know her age but I think she's around 75. When she came out, my roommate's father, who is 79, went in. I'm not sure how he is doing and whether he is in ICU or just in a regular hospital bed.

This is in Seattle and they are of Chinese ethnicity so they were in a high risk area, age, and demographic. They are not immigrants (both born here in the 40s) and are based so please save the China hate for the CCP and not for them.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 3 points ago

Oh man hopefully they will get through it

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Info_Warrior_Alpha 2 points ago

NY here and yes I do. Nobody in my immediate family, thank God. But I know people who have relatives that have it. They are all on the upswing though!

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BestTimeToBAlive 2 points ago

My friend’s mom in Maine is hospitalized with it now

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Bebopswordfish [S] 2 points ago

🙏🏼

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freedomconnoisseur 1 point ago

Yes. I know at least 6 people.

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criticalMass 1 point ago

There was a case at my doctor's office.

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FitOfficial 1 point ago

I have a friend that travels from Northeast TN to Seattle WA for work and was doing so in Nov/Dec. He had a cough that lasted for two weeks in January, diagnosed as unknown respiratory infection (urgent care said likely RSV without testing) but it couldn't possibly have been CV because the virus magically stayed in China for two months without spreading because that's how viruses work.

/s

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Artisane 1 point ago

I feel like these posts are not productive in the long run. I know a few people that have been either diagnosed or have the right symptoms. This this is real and here.

Just because you don't know anyone personally with it does not mean that it isn't a big deal.

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quiche_epinards 1 point ago

I talked to a person two days after he got back from APAC. He hasn't gotten sick.

That's as close as I've come to it.

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TRUMPWECAN 1 point ago

My mom works as a nurse in a Seattle hospital and tested positive on Monday. She's asymptomatic and has been told she can come back Sunday if she continues to not show symptoms.

There's a rumor that a few nurses got infected from a false negative patient showing all the coronavirus symptoms.

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AslanFan 1 point ago

I don't know anyone.

In a pro-POTUS FB group I am in that includes people across the country and a few Canadians, 830 people don't know anyone with it.

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publ1us 1 point ago

My office had someone who "might have" had it, but they couldn't get the test. So they shut the entire office down, sent everyone to work from home, and are cleaning the crap out of it.

All for someone who might have it...

This hysteria makes me a hypochondriac every time my nose is so much as plugged up, and I bet I'm not the only one. Probably explains a lot of the "90% of people who take the test don't have it"

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TOPDAWG22 1 point ago

What's with the nut bars on here trying to prove this is fake? You sound just as insane as a leftest trying to prove Russia was real.

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WindsOfWinter 1 point ago

I mean... This question is kinda stupid honestly. Less than 100k people currently diagnosed. Well under 0.5% of the population, and it's heavily concentrated in a couple very leftist areas, meaning the average Trump supporter lives in a population with much lower occurrence than even 0.5%.Obviously most folks here don't know anyone with it. But that doesn't mean anything.

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DT_2020 1 point ago

I’m in quarantine in most effected part of California and the hospitals are empty. Zero lines.

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phunxyn 1 point ago

I'm in the same boat, I know no one that has it or know anyone that knows someone that has it. But with 300 million people in the USA that's a probable situation for millions.

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never_forget_seth 1 point ago

I had a friend who got it in NYC and he knows some other people. Most people are OK. He said it felt like a lighter flu

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Cornpop 1 point ago

I actually do know of 2. Both were traveling in Asia when they caught it. One almost no symptoms. The other mild symptoms been to the hospital and were told to self quarantine. Both almost done with it.

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_bryan 1 point ago

No.

My land lady says some of the kids at school have it.

Charleston, SC

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missfrew 1 point ago

No. And everyone I talked to reckons its a load of shite. When I mention how more people die of flu every year, they respond with "yep, I know". Love it.

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Unsilent_Socalipede 1 point ago

Several people at our business locations and suppliers have been diagnosed.

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TrumpCard1776 1 point ago

Yup wifes cousin, he went on a cruise for friends wedding. Just got diagnosed yesterday. Lost the ability to smell and taste which is a trip. His momhas been aroundhim she is getting tested today.

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Bebopswordfish [S] 1 point ago

🙏🏼

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try4gain 1 point ago

I think my and gf both had the "mild" case of it.

  • dry cough
  • headache
  • no fever tho
  • run down and tired

Didnt get tested tho. Just guessing.

But she doesnt normally have a dry cough. And I dont normally have random headaches.

Could be kung-flu, could be nothing. Could be space aids.

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Hillandbill 1 point ago

I'm in New York, nobody in my county has it.

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callaway86 1 point ago

It's possible I had it on my recent trip to Philippines through Japan. I was incredibly sick for about a week with a massive fever, hot and cold sweats and a respiratory issue following, but it went as quick as it came. I was healthy for a few weeks after and risked the flight back through Japan to the USA at he height of the chaos. On my flight from Japan, I had most of a 777 to myself. When I got to the USA they didn't even ask me anything, I was stunned, the response in Asia was really aggressive. I self-quarantined for 3 weeks to be safe and protect others. So far so good. It's possible I had one of the early strains, but it's also possible it was something else, Asia is full of nasty germs.

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XirWokeMasterCuck 1 point ago

I finally heard of my first case. A My girlfriend’s , good friend’s husband. I mildly know them both. Met them twice. I guess that counts. But they are lefty nuts so who knows.

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de9ebkmd7 1 point ago

Someone in my (very very large company) in a different building 2 hour drive away tested positive. That is the only person I have heard of that tested positive.

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odyseuss 1 point ago

My wife's 68 year old uncle died from it yesterday.

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Trumpchoochoo 1 point ago
  1. A friend's daughter who lives in Spain. A week of mild sickness with a day of chills and puking at the end.

  2. A friend's parents who went to NYC just before this broke out. One was mildly sick for the days. The other has been sick for 3 days. Neither have been tested because cases are so mild.

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drmcnulty 1 point ago

Started with a low grade fever a week ago. Constant temp around 99.5. My baseline temperature is around 98, so that's a little high for me. Round the clock. Felt aches/fatigue, with minimal dry cough and no SOB. As soon as I had fever, I took off work (I'm an ophthalmologist) and quarantined myself from my family. Initially wasn't able to get testing in my local town because I didn't meet minimal testing requirements. I figured that testing requirements would ease over the weekend as kits became more available and I wasn't wrong. This past monday I got tested, and found out last night I was negative, which is a relief, but honestly after 5 days of symptoms and a 30-40% false negative rate, I don't know. By the time I got tested, i was starting to feel a little better, so i bet my viral load was pretty low. Traveled within the US (St. Louis) ~ 1.5 weeks earlier, so it fits the incubation period. Taking an extra week off of work just to be sure. This whole week I've been hydrating like crazy and taking lots of Vit C and zinc. I can't wait till the antibody tests become available so we can get a better idea of how widespread this actually is. Frankly, I think it's the most important thing right now. Figure out who's immune, then start a massive blood drive to get the plasma to the front lines.

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kicklucy 1 point ago

Not personally yet, but many friends of friends. I’m in central NY.

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Dereliction 1 point ago

This is a bad question that people should stop asking.

For example, does anyone here know anyone with HIV? Probably someone does, but most people do not despite there being 2.2 million in North America infected with it. How about the flu? It's even more prevalent than the WuFlu, but most people will not know someone with it right now.

In the end, you'll get a lot of people who say no, a few people who say yes, and the muddied mix will somehow be used to prove the idea that something isn't widespread or dangerous? It's the sort of thing Fake News merchants would do if they were playing the other side of the scenario.

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MAGAladon 1 point ago

My sister and her husband both tested positive. I know others. I’m in NYC and am not leaving my home.

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DJTrump2020 1 point ago

No. Although I no longer live there, most of the people on my Facebook are located in King County Washington and I haven't seen anyone mention having it or knowing someone that does. A girl I went to high school with thought her daughter might have it, very sick and coughing etc, but the test came back negative so it's just the flu or something. It's funny seeing the comments though, like "oh I'm so sorry she's sick! Thank god it's not Corona though" as if getting the flu isn't a big deal compared to the China Virus.

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Youtakathecake 1 point ago

Look at that photo of Trump.

This post is "concern trolling" of the highest level - implying that the virus is hyped bullshit.

I agree with POTUS and I don't want the economic shutdown to continue but I don't think it's too smart to spread the idea that this highly contagious virus is bullshit.

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Major_Nutt 1 point ago

Not personally, but the covering up has begun. Hospital in my city had a patient flown in for treatment a few days ago. Today, the room was scrubbed by guys in HAZMAT and the hospital is denying that there was ever a Corona patient there. Friends of the family work in the ICU there, and when we asked they confirmed it WAS Corona. So something fucky is going on.

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Liberty-Or-Death 1 point ago

I'm getting tested tomorrow and should have the results on Monday.

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Wupta 1 point ago

I just found out my cousins mother in law died of lung complications, she was in her 60’s. I asked if it was the virus but he refused to answer. I’m suspecting it to be so.

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CharlesCracker 1 point ago

Dont know a single person

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Juicebusters 1 point ago

Statistically it's rare and then some may have had it but it was so mild they didn't really notice.

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schmaga 1 point ago

My uncle and Aunt and possibly my parents. The delay to symptoms while being contagious is the biggest issue with this, and it's impact when it hits. It's not the flu. But it's not Ebola either.

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nBob20 1 point ago

Yes, a client of mine was hospitalized.

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malarkybot 1 point ago

I know someone that works in a hospital. They saw cases double every day monday through wednesday and are getting near capacity.

Edit to add: Almost all fatalities and extreme cases were obese/diabetes

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BuckyKatt60 1 point ago

One of my cycling buddies sister has it. She's in one of the NJ hotspots.

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negiasu 1 point ago

I personally don't know anyone

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TrumpTrain 1 point ago

Not personally, but my family members do