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Corona Virus - How bad is it going to be?

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26 minutes ago, soupslam1 said:

In the middle of the pandemic I read that epidemiologists claimed those in warm climates were contacting the virus at the same rate as those in cold climates? Has that been debunked? 

Public health professionals where I live are saying that being outside is better. Being cooped up inside with other people is more likely to spread the virus.

I don't think that really has anything to do with climate. People can be cooped up in the tropics just as much as in the arctic.

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19 minutes ago, soupslam1 said:

Those on the beach look spread out in family groups plus they are outdoors. A picture inside a full restaurant or bar would have better gotten the message across. 

Not if you are trying to scare people from leaving their houses altogether.

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Texas hits new highs in new cases and hospitalizations.

 

 

 

 

I dont have any pics.  Just close your eyes and picture a crowded table at a bbq joint or something...

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5 hours ago, soupslam1 said:

The world meter for the US shows positive cases continue at about the same rate, but deaths are gradually subsiding. I take this to mean there are a lot more tests being performed but most infected are not catastrophic. 

Bingo. The media is desperate for bad news, but it keeps getting better and better which they hate.

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22 minutes ago, RSF said:

Texas hits new highs in new cases and hospitalizations.

 

 

 

 

I dont have any pics.  Just close your eyes and picture a crowded table at a bbq joint or something...

Here we go. I think this is appropriate art for the story:

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26 minutes ago, RSF said:

Texas hits new highs in new cases and hospitalizations.

 

 

 

 

I dont have any pics.  Just close your eyes and picture a crowded table at a bbq joint or something...

They are nowhere near running out of hospital space for sick people.. and deaths remain in check. This is just fear porn.

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21 minutes ago, Bob said:

They are nowhere near running out of hospital space for sick people.. and deaths remain in check. This is just fear porn.

And if they do run out of hospital space, what will you say then?

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6 minutes ago, CV147 said:

And if they do run out of hospital space, what will you say then?

To be fair, i doubt that occurs.

 

Of course, given the sheer size of the state, a lot of those beds are nowhere near the places the cases are occuring.

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2 hours ago, CV147 said:

And if they do run out of hospital space, what will you say then?

they won't. If they do it'll be really, really old sick people whose time it is to pass on. Just like most people that have died from this virus.

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1 hour ago, Bob said:

they won't. If they do it'll be really, really old sick people whose time it is to pass on. Just like most people that have died from this virus.

Will they turn them into crackers?

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1 hour ago, Bob said:

they won't. If they do it'll be really, really old sick people whose time it is to pass on. Just like most people that have died from this virus.

I get it, these are sick, old people who were going to die in the next few years anyway. The problem is when it’s accelerated like this and they all die at once, our healthcare infrastructure can’t handle it. Lockdowns were supposed to give our system more time to prepare for the increased volume of hospitalized/ICU patients. If there was no lockdown the entire country would have looked like NYC all at the same time. High population areas that didn’t use the time to prepare are going to look like Italy/Spain/NYC. If high population areas run out of hospital beds because the old, sick people are taking them all up, what happens to the young healthy people who get into a car accident and can’t be treated quickly because there is nowhere to treat them? 
 

We’re likely about to see how it plays out in Arizona because they are at about 80% capacity right now. 
 

We need to be having these conversations because we can’t just lock everyone in their houses, but we also can’t do nothing. You seem like you don’t want to move off the do nothing hill no matter the fatality rate. Would it make a difference if the sick, old people start piling up and die in the waiting rooms or at home because the beds were already taken? How close to the 2 million deaths prediction do we need to get before you come off your hill and meet anyone half way? Or is it ok because they were going to die anyway, so it might as well be now?

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