We can't ignore the coronavirus.....

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  1. mobileparts

    mobileparts Active Member

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    Since we can't ignore the coronavirus, here are some tips:

    Buy your toilet paper NOW... A lot of supermarkets are already out....
    Which means either people are going to fight the coronavirus with Charmin
    --- or --- no question that it is scary --- so many people are scared
    $h!tle$$ !!!!!! In any event, time to wipe....

    Buy Corona Beer -- since their sales are off by 35 % --- you can get it extra cheap right now.... And Corona Beer executives have petitioned the WHO
    (World Health Organization) to name the next deadly virus --- the
    AnheiserBuschVirus.....

    NASCAR has announced they will run the next couple of races without fans.... Haven't they been doing that for the last 10 years now ?????
    But now, who will be there to BOO Kurt and Kyle Busch ???? And to witness Joey Logano's and Brad Keselowski's tears and fake beer muscles ?????

    Seriously, everyone, stay safe, and check in on your older friends and relatives..... God Bless All.... Yours, Craig....
     
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  2. Turboomni

    Turboomni Old Man with a Hat

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  3. Joseph James

    Joseph James Senior Member

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    For a lot of people it isn’t a big deal. For seasoned citizens it can be a very big deal. I work with a lot of seasoned citizens and the workplace is taking it very seriously. I know I wouldn’t want to make someone else sick.

    Rumor has it there is a case in my area.
     
  4. JC68vert300

    JC68vert300 Well-Known Member

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    My wife said people had shopping carts full of cases of water. It's not a natural disaster, the water is not being shut off. I don't want to downplay an illness. But I feel like the media are leading the lambs(the public) to a mental slaughter with fear.
     
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  5. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I just did.
     
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  6. GOLDMYN

    GOLDMYN Well-Known Member

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    I recommended to my wife "perhaps we should stock up on some can goods", yesterday I looked in the cardboard and she bought 10 bags of potato chips and 1 can of dinty moore beef stew. Guess I know who gets the beef stew.
     
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    DBAP! Live life and die anyway!
    DBAP= Don't Be A Pussy!
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    To give an impression of the situation here (Veneto, close to one of the areas that were first cordoned off):

    This morning a police car drove slowly down the street urging everybody over the loudspeaker to stay inside as much as possible. My workplace is practically deserted and so are the streets.

    We are urged to work at home so that is now turning into a busy office: upstairs my son is having his high school lessons streamed and downstairs my wife is on the telephone before a monitor. How am I supposed to teach my students in this din?

    Nobody is stocking up on nothing, at least not in my neighborhood. The supermarket shelves are filled.

    Our horizon is becoming very restricted.
     
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  9. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    I read the CDC's website last night because I'm involved with an organization that will have to make an official statement.

    As far as I can see it.
    Are people going to die - unfortunately yes.
    Who is going to me most impacted, the aged, the sick - especially if you have respiratory issues, weakened immune systems, diabetics, heart issues.

    According to the CDC's website we should be following normal hygiene recommendations for not getting sick.
    Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    Avoid close contact

    I heard someone state that more people die from influenza in PA each then have died from COVID-19 worldwide.

    It seems like the rush to shut everything down seems to be a bit of an over reach.
     
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  10. Wollfen

    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Here's the thing about the corona virus, it hasn't reached the general population yet. Of course the flu currently kills more, the flu is caught by huge numbers of people each year. Once corona virus finally does spread to the general population that's when the impact will really be felt.
    Right now there aren't many cases reported in the states, but then with the CDC testing less than 100 people a week, of course you cant see where its spreading or how fast. All we can know is, all the quarantines will only slow it down, which is what it was supposed to do to give us time to prepare.
    In Germany they estimate that eventually 70% of the population will catch it. In Australia the government is saying 20% of the population will catch it.
    I decided to crunch the numbers regarding that, using the 20% number on a global scale as it seems conservative anyway. With a 3.4% death rate, that means 40 million people worldwide will die of it. That's something to sit back and consider before scoffing at this minor virus.
    Personally I'm not too worried, I'm not panicking, but I am concerned for those that are older around me or have existing conditions that will make it hard for them to recover if they get infected.
     
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    waitin' for them to cancel Chryslers at Carlisle.
     
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    Same advice we have received. I’m not worried about getting it, just wouldn’t want to spread it to others.
     
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    Trace 300 Hurst Professional Tinkerer FCBO Gold Member

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    Noooooooooooooo! Now I'm REALLY in a panic! :eek:
     
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    The place that was cordoned off, Vò, was subjected to a comprehensive study of the spread of the virus among the population, 2,778 persons. After repeated testing for positivity it appeared that 2.5% of the total population was infected. Per age group the 65-74 olds were most affected, 5.1%. That's exactly one of the age groups with a relatively high mortality from the disease. Oh, for the 75-84 olds, another high-risk group, the infection rate was 4.2%.

    Movement restrictions put in place may have slowed down the spread of the virus in the community, but bear in mind that all were subjected to their first test within one week after the restrictions took hold.

    So these figures could be a good starting point for extrapolations.
     
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    The organizer has already said they will not cancel any of the Carlisle events
     
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    This guy went for the quick win.

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    Sure, why not? It works for guns! :rofl:
     
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