Covid-19 discussion, continued...

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  • Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:10 PM

    When things are “back to normal”,  which I still think will be in June, I doubt we see large gatherings. Sports without fans, concerts will still be banned, etc. Our back to normal will be offices re-opening, restaurants open for dine-in (probably a limited capacity) — stuff like that.

    My guess is large crowds won’t be permitted for most states until the fall, if not later.

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:28 PM

    It be a gradual reversal of how things were shut down.

    All retailers, license bureau, etc, will be limited in capacity.

     

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:44 PM

    Anyone read this article?

    “[W]hat people are trying to do is flatten the curve. I don’t really know why. But, what happens is if you flatten the curve, you also prolong, to widen it, and it takes more time. And I don’t see a good reason for a respiratory disease to stay in the population longer than necessary,” [Knut Wittkowski] said.

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:59 PM

    I read a similar article on the Federalist. Seems like he would just prefer to let nature run it’s course and rip through the senior population. 

    I’ll stick with the current method. 

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 1:27 PM

    My favorite conspiracy I have seen is that the government has noticed a dip in reproduction among the younger generations. So they are forcing the lock downs in order to get young people to have more sex and therefore have more babies. 

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 3:46 PM

    If you don’t understand these measures were taken to not overwhelm the hospitals, thereby saving lives... I’m not sure what else we can tell you at this point. 

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 4:53 PM
    posted by OSH

    Anyone read this article?

    posted by Automatik

    I read a similar article on the Federalist. Seems like he would just prefer to let nature run it’s course and rip through the senior population. 

    I’ll stick with the current method. 

    Yeah, I'm not saying this guy doesn't have the credentials, but he's rehashing talking points that have already been shown to be inadequate for the current pandemic.  By saying we should treat this like you treat all respiratory viruses, he's basically going back to saying, "Treat it like the flu," but the differences between this and the flu, and why treating them the same way doesn't work, were established weeks ago.

    I'll side with these guys over "The College Fix," who has their bias right there in the subtitle:

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/flattening-the-covid-19-curves/

     

     

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 6:01 PM

    Under 400 again today

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 7:33 PM

    I wish everyone across the country right now would all agree that when this is over and *if* things don’t turn out as bad as initially projected, your response isn’t “see it was never going to be that bad they didn’t know what they were talking about all along.” If that’s your attitude then just don’t say anything at all. 

    Wed, Apr 8, 2020 10:46 PM

    I was just telling my wife that I think when we are out of this, many many people who didn’t pay much attention to being publicly sanitized but who are now educated, we will see a decrease in common colds and flus. One of my daughters told me today that, in months past, co-workers frowned, made faces, told her she needs to build up her immunity........when she used her sleeve to open a door knob or door pull handle. 
     

    Us people who do things like that now may be less “judged” by other unconscious unsanitized. 

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 5:14 AM
    posted by BRF

    I was just telling my wife that I think when we are out of this, many many people who didn’t pay much attention to being publicly sanitized but who are now educated, we will see a decrease in common colds and flus. One of my daughters told me today that, in months past, co-workers frowned, made faces, told her she needs to build up her immunity........when she used her sleeve to open a door knob or door pull handle. 
     

    Us people who do things like that now may be less “judged” by other unconscious unsanitized. 

    I've always been like this and never gave a fuck about what those people think.  I am more annoyed with the people who can't practice common hygiene such as cover their mouth/nose after a cough/sneeze or simply washing your hands after using the bathroom.  Also, people who come to work sick pisses me off.  You're not a hero for coming to work sick and getting everyone else sick. I understand there are businesses/orgs out there that make people feel bad for calling in sick, but I bet they change their tune after this.

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 7:54 AM

    Seeing some really sick people with this at work this week. When it hits you hard, it might be your time. 

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 8:07 AM
    posted by BRF

    I was just telling my wife that I think when we are out of this, many many people who didn’t pay much attention to being publicly sanitized but who are now educated, we will see a decrease in common colds and flus.

    you're giving people too much credit

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 8:24 AM
    posted by MontyBrunswick

    you're giving people too much credit

    You're right.  There is a guy in my office I have seen leave the bathroom without washing his hands after taking a shit.  I figured maybe these corona shit would change him.  Nope, saw him do the same thing last week. 

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 8:51 AM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    Seeing some really sick people with this at work this week. When it hits you hard, it might be your time. 

    Older people with crappy health anyway?

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 9:21 AM
    posted by like_that

    You're right.  There is a guy in my office I have seen leave the bathroom without washing his hands after taking a shit.  I figured maybe these corona shit would change him.  Nope, saw him do the same thing last week. 

    I once saw a stupid old dude sitting at the slot machine eating a sandwich & chips, touching the machines buttons with the hand he was eating with. Ironically, he was also wearing one of these protective masks we're seeing during this pandemic because the smoke was "offensive." We scrub those buttons down with anti-bacterial swipes because god knows what people have been touching.

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 9:22 AM
    posted by Spock

    Older people with crappy health anyway?

    Saw a French doc said he thinks it's worse for the obese.

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 10:53 AM

    I'm sure you've seen this floating around. Maybe I should buy stock in Schweppe's?

     

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 11:06 AM
    posted by OSH

    I'm sure you've seen this floating around. Maybe I should buy stock in Schweppe's?

     

    Can you give us a spark notes version of this? That dudes insane if he thinks people are gonna watch 25 min of video of him talking about a single point he’s trying to make. Sheesh 

    Thu, Apr 9, 2020 11:24 AM
    posted by SportsAndLady

    Can you give us a spark notes version of this? That dudes insane if he thinks people are gonna watch 25 min of video of him talking about a single point he’s trying to make. Sheesh 

    Basically zinc and Schweppe's tonic water. He does say the HCQ is valuable.

    Some of his rants are about how the media is lying -- example is the newborn in Louisiana born and died from Covid-19. The baby was preterm, and born at 22-weeks.

    I had the video on in the background while at work. I tuned out some of the rants, but listened to when he'd give "suggestions" on what helps.

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