Serious Coronavirus Official Thread (COVID-19 discussion and prepping)

Started by Grimace aka Andys Father, Mar 1, 2020, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Grimace aka Andys Father SXN80's Nate Silver

    Mar 1, 2020
    This virus is shaping up to be a global pandemic. Figured we can discuss the day to day virus stuff and what you can do to prep here. I’ll be updating OP in the next few days with useful information
     
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  2. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Mar 1, 2020
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  3. AOC is smarter than me
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    AOC is smarter than me shes a nut case though

    Mar 2, 2020
    Millions of ppl die from the flu each year. This is nothing.. its warming up so it will fade soon.
     
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  4. icecube
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    Mar 2, 2020
    Yeah, I'm with JMG here. The basic flu kills plenty, this is just a strong flu. The vulnerable may die but those with a healthy immune system will fight it.

    It really pisses me off that the media is making this such a big deal.
     
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  5. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Mar 2, 2020
    it's twenty times more deadly than the seasonal flu, and its far better at spreading (its r0 reproduction value). It's expected to infect up to 60% of earths population in the next two years.

    it's not even close to influenza in viral makeup, and experts don't believe the summer will slow down the virus.

    don't take my word for it though, read the countless medical journals and opinions available online..
    this is a serious threat
     
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  6. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Grimace aka Andys Father SXN80's Nate Silver

    Mar 2, 2020
    between 300k and 600k die a year from the flu, out of a billion infected each year.
    this is expected to reach 3x as many people and it is 20x deadlier, so that's about 50 million dead
     
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    Mar 2, 2020
    Y'all needa chill fr. The world survived bird flu, swine flu, SARS and many more and it will survive Covid too. This virus was brought into this world for one reason only and thats for the pharma-industry to make money. Chinese people have been eating weird a--- s--- for ages and suddenly now that caused a virus-outbreak? Nah some dude was on his dr dre s--- and cooked some heat (the virus) up in the lab. They gonna find some medication, sell that s---, make billions and poof... suddenly covid is gone and will be forgotten in 1 year.
     
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  8. Enigma
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

    Mar 2, 2020
    Just because the mortality rate isn’t high doesn’t mean there aren’t huge consequences here. People who get infected obviously can’t go to work & that impacts not only their livelihood but the economy as a whole.
     
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  9. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Mar 2, 2020
    The mortality rate is high though, 2% is insane. 1 in 50 people infected will die
     
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  10. Enigma
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

    Mar 2, 2020
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    I mean...compared to other infectious diseases, not really. There are quite a few that are far deadlier. Hence why most the individuals dying from this disease are older people with weakened immune systems while most middle aged/young people seem to be recovering.
     
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  11. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Mar 2, 2020
    Most that are deadlier are far less infective.
    every illness kills mostly people with compromised immune symptoms. For its infectivity it’s a very high mortality rate. And at this point it’s uncontrolled unlike the SARS and MERS outbreaks. That box puts it near the Spanish flu which is one of the deadliest diseases in human history.
    2% is absolutely a high mortality rate.

    If 3 billion or so people end up infected that’s 50 million people dying just from the disease.

    now factor in the people who die because hospitals are overcrowded (the United States only has 3 hospital beds for every 1000 people, #32 in the world)
    Or the people who can’t get medicine they need to survive because of delays in shipping.

    you’re looking at one of the worst pandemics in world history at that point.

    Is it the end of the human species? No. Will it be a set back to the world economy and human progress? Probably.

    this was controllable but many global leaders, (especially the Trump administration, China, And Iran) have dropped the ball big time, and haven’t isolated the disease.

    there’s credible speculation now that thousands have contracted the illness in the United States without knowing now. All over the world there are more cases popping up with unknown sources, indicating it’s spreading unmitigated.

    And as far as mortality rates go, it can and will jump up at some point after recombination with other viruses or its offspring. Hopefully that point comes after a vaccine is developed, but just like the flu, it will be a yearly vaccine, and people will still die yearly from it.

    not only that, but the mortality rates are already probably higher because a lack of transparency by the Chinese government at this point.

    it’s pretty high in Iran right now, where the country is on the brink of collapse due to its effects.


    This is a serious issue, and it needs to be heeded as such.

    failure to act will only make it worse.
     
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    Mar 2, 2020
    People not treating it serious will be in for a big surprise
     
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  13. Fire Squad
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    Mar 2, 2020
    We’re all gonna die
     
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  14. Bojack
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    Mar 2, 2020
    f---in finally
     
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  15. Guma
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    Mar 2, 2020
    speak for yourself lol
     
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  16. Fire Squad
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    Mar 2, 2020
    we won el clasico :lolgoku:
     
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  17. Guma
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    Mar 2, 2020
    Yeah and we have done it at home. Weird feeling after all these years lol.
     
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    I did, although its not my fault if y'all coming with me :allears:
     
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    Michael Myers The Boogeyman is coming

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  20. Enigma
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

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    Not necessarily true. There are infectious diseases that have incredible low survival rates so old/young—it doesn’t matter. They k--- nearly everyone who contracts it.

    The seasonal flu kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. You apply any disease to a large population, it’s going to lead to a large number of deaths. Even if the mortality rate is less than 1%. That’s just not really how people in the medical field evaluate infectious diseases though.

    To sum up: yes, the corona virus is concerning. Lack of government action can certainly lead to the pandemic getting worse (like the spanish flu), however, if you’re a young/healthy person who lives in a developed nation—your chances of contracting and dying from this are very low.
     
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