The new Coronovirus, Covid-19 and its spread globally

All along, I have known that USA has more people to lose than anyone because our healthcare system supports more than any other country. We have so many people on prescriptions that China and other countries were producing for us.

This situation we are in is horrible…beyond words.
The real onslaught is still ahead.
I have entertained tuning out all news source outlets. I don’t want to see this. I don’t want to hear it.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-home-healthcare-in/u-s-home-healthcare-industry-warns-of-possible-collapse-idUSKBN21D3FS

12 million vulnerable adults…

Sticking head in sand doesn’t make 12 million go away.

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USA now has more cases then China

You are in my prayers :pray:t2:

I was just talking with a friend being redeployed to the hospital. The unit he is currently in is being turned into an isolation unit.
He has , as with many of the redeployed and those working Covid 19 cases, been given a refresher and training education course. Covid19 kills by solidifying the mucous in the lungs. His advice, give up smoking and vaping any type of substance, including the now legal substances in several states. It is thought there are about 20 strains, not mutations , strains, of this virus. Some are , they believe, deadlier then others and settle in different regions. It is incredibly infectious, just touching a surface it has been on could see a person infected.
I am being globally political with this next statement. We are not getting the entire truth because there are not enough masks and sanitizer to go around. Asian countries have the right idea with masks.

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More than you think
People in our worst hit area want to get out. Even if they tested positive, they think a week being healthy is enough to let them go.

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However, we can’t prove we have the true numbers from China.
I think China had a higher number of cases than what they
have reported.

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Social media is not reality.
The media has a vested interest in keeping people tuned in.

There are good reasons to believe it is just ‘dumb kids’.

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We do not know that.
China has been acting to deceive everyone on this since day 1.
There is no reason to believe what they say now.

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Boris Johnson has Covid19.

Did you people who are saying its just dumb kids realise each generation atm has a higher IQ then the last

Yes indeed, they did not hit alert initially and there was that poor doctor who died. But that is not the case now. It is a fact USA is the new epicentre and reports out today are of overwhelmed hospitals and lack of medical supplies. I believe It is very unhelpful to continue with an unfounded hypothesis, rather then looking at the reality.

China has found that there are a certain % of recoveries, who when tested again after a little time, are testing positive again.

Several countries are finger pointing each other and claiming this is an escaped lab virus or worse, a biological weapon. Whatever it is, it is having a global impact, bringing home the global nature of us now, in part due to social and internet media developed initially by ARPA.

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It’s actually a convention centre in East London near the docklands, a financial district home to the HQs of large financial institutions and the small London City Airport.
The morgues are somewhere else I believe.

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Yeah but there are A LOT of them. Spring break parties (which should be banned because I’m a Puritan). Then they go back to other parts of the US.

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If everyone was adulting, people who are meant to be in self quarantine due to foreign travel, would be staying put. They arent.
It is all generations, not just one. USA is passed 100 000 cases now . In Australia, everyone is still going to the beach, this has led to the beaches having to be closed.

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There’s a great meme circulating around about what is in my control, (staying home when sick, washing hands, etc.), and out of my control, (who is/isn’t taking it seriously, supermarket hoarders). I can’t track it down but will post it as a reminder not to drive ourselves crazy over this. :slightly_smiling_face:

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While out on a toilet paper run, (WHEW!!!), I drove by the local dog park and it was PACKED with seniors standing quite close to each other while chatting it up with other dog owners. Meanwhile, kids are under the microscope whenever they go outside. We’re all on edge these days but shouldn’t turn this into a generational issue of “kids these days.”

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So, effective tomorrow, my mother-in-law will be confined to her room in her assisted living facility. She doesn’t remember anything for more than a few minutes, and she can only hear with a cochlear hearing aid if she is wearing it. Who thought this would be a good idea in a memory care facility?

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Your elderly relatives are in my prayers.

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I’m so sorry. They may be isolating her to limit the risk of infection as seniors seem to be a very vulnerable cohort.
It’s a difficult situation and I will pray for her peace of mind.
May God bless you and your mom.
Amen.

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This article written by a man who is rightly fighting against Chinese’s dictature vehiculate dangenrous bias.

  1. By saying that the Chinese’s dictatorial governement managed badly the virus, and it is their fault if it spread wordwilde, they suggest that confinement measures that had been imposed here and in others places in the world are “dictatorials”, against liberty so unacceptable

  2. To call the virus an “whuhan” or a “chinese virus” is dangeous. it is now a pandemic, not something only confine in dicatorial China.

  3. To suggest that answer is only medical research and not to mention preventing measures such as confinement, restrict social and economic life, or testing is close to be irresponsible. If people are ot educated to trust their governements in accapeting the restricted liberties now, many more people would die.

  4. To present Chloroquine as the possible answer. It is only based on one study and time and others unbias studies are lacking to prescribe it globably. It is the official position of france for eg, it cannot be used as preventive or give to any person infected with the current knowledge. More, it has side effects, and the drug may lack to third world countries to his original indication (malaria) if we don’t produce more.

  5. To say that it would be the United States that would win over the pandemic. Seems like a Cold War reenacting. But here, we don’t speak on politic only, but people’s life and the virus has no frontiers. And the current datas and the political decisions shows that United States began to be badly effected by the virus. The future effects, deaths and all the economic consequence on the countries and on individual lives are planned to be difficult. Population would be helped less than in more social countries such as in Europe to go through it economically. They would not win but be wounded.

I am sorry for your mother in law.

However, it is the only medically preventive mesure that makes sense. Remember that if she gets virus, she would likely die by it, or by a lack of trying to ressucitate her due to her age.
Many countries such as France had already locked all their seniors, and particularly in residency where the virus kill many old people.

Pray that she would be unlocked as soon as posible.

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