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Old 03-22-2020, 11:58 PM   #1
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COVID-19 by the numbers


This is a good article and helps view the progress of this virus in a rational way.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-nobel...210318391.html

We have heard the term "exponential growth" but here is his take.
"The virus can grow exponentially only when it is undetected and no one is acting to control it," We are taking action, as I sit voluntarily isolated in my own home. Just do it and this will be over sooner than the MSM wants.

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Old 03-23-2020, 01:12 AM   #2
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I'd probably be safer if I didn't keep going to stores to see what people are cleaning out & what they aren't taking. It's fascinating.


I was looking for Ktownskier's Everclear, just out of curiosity and got into a conversation with a man looking for whiskey to trade for ammo. I asked him about the reasoning behind that. He went into detail like one of you guys would here. He was impressed I knew what Armalite was.



To make a long story short, he has a piece of the P-38 airplane that shot down Yamamoto at Guadalcanal! He felt his grandfather would be pleased. He served in WWII.Fascinating discussion.


I do think that's one positive aspect about the coronavirus. People are drawn together in a potential or unknown crisis, & talk more readily..
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I'd probably be safer if I didn't keep going to stores to see what people are cleaning out & what they aren't taking. It's fascinating.
LOL too funny you mention that, I was talking about that with my husband this morning - RE braving Costco just to see what folks cleared out. I called it "pandemic tourism"
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People are clearing the shelves of bleach (5% hypochlorite) but not touching the pool bleach (10% hypochlorite.)
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~shakes head~ I've had three bottles of bleach and like 7 or 8 canisters of clorox wipes just kinda on hand for years. I don't understand how folks don't keep this kinda stuff (plus the TP and paper towels) "in stock." Do they just like, run out of whatever for a day or three until they get to the store or what? I mean even stuff I don't keep a "set stock" number of on hand, like say... hmmm, okay, so I guess I keep a few of everything on hand.

I'm apparently more of a prepper than I thought...
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Good article, Bud. What is NOT being reported in MSM is the number of recovered cases. Only the doom and gloom of the number of cases and deaths. Take away the number of recoveries, and the hype will die down.
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Although they are in to gun control and social manipulation, the CDC has some good guidelines and information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...s%2Findex.html
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I went to my local grocery store yesterday morning for the early hour senior only opportunity and was planning another trip today. But my daughter picked up on Facebook that my little town now has its first (2) cases of the virus and I don't think they are included in the state's totals. I got yelled at and told to stay home and will do so which is part of those CDC guidelines.
"The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus."

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Living alone iíve always kept stocked up in case I canít get to the store. Last night I let my daughter shop for me ONLY if she rang my stuff separately and accepted money. She never wants to take money from me. I buy a 4 pk of beer on weekends for hydration after mowing 2 days in this heat. She bought me a case of 30. Now my fridge looks like an alcoholic lives here.
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My middle daughter is an avid online user and with the difficulty getting some things she has pressed me to accept her ordering for me online. Boxes daily now and it would be useless to try and pay her. In a way, the best payment I can give her is to allow her to buy stuff for me.

I now have to pick up another shelf assembly to try and organize everything.

PS, headed out shortly to pick up 20 pounds of hamburger from a wholesale meat supplier, very old company and I've been an occasional customer for 40+ years.

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Every country must implement the lockdown for at least 2 to 3 weeks. We need to get rid of this virus right away. It is very alarming already.
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Thanks for sharing the article Bud, we need all the positive info we can get.


By the numbers, and from the pessimist side of me: we are currently at approx 26,000 cases in the US. Doubling every 3 days. Unless the rate of infected freezes or decreases, we are looking at 3.5 million infected within 3 weeks. The next two weeks are critical to slowing this down.


I have been following these 3 sites:
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashb...23467b48e9ecf6
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...eporting-cases
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Is it? Is the media and hyper alarmism about the virus really born out by the data and numbers?
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Is it? Is the media and hyper alarmism about the virus really born out by the data and numbers?



Right now the US mortality rate is a little over 1%. We are well within our capacity to care for the current qty of infected.
Italy's mortality rate is now closer to 10%. Their health care system is overwhelmed.


What will ours look like in 3 weeks? Time will tell.
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Right now the US mortality rate is a little over 1%. We are well within our capacity to care for the current qty of infected.
Italy's mortality rate is now closer to 10%. Their health care system is overwhelmed.


What will ours look like in 3 weeks? Time will tell.

Data can easily go askew.



https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronso...-high-n2565445
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