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Isabeau

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 7:40pm



 MassivRuss wrote:
When travel, concerts, ballgames, schools are closed or restricted, when we're stuck at home,when the world seems to be ending, we still have music.
Thanks Tom Edison, Guglielmo  Marconi, and all for the gift of recorded music.
Thanks Bill & Becca
 


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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 7:15pm



 haresfur wrote:

Also without a good attribution, I heard that China is sending plasma to Italy to help them with their response.
 
There are several promising drugs that are approved for "other" things that may help with Covid-19, but the biggest hurdle for everything in the US right now is testing.  The drugs work MUCH better as an inhibitor, so early detection is key.  Right now, you need to show deathbed signs or be famous to get a test early enough (in the US) to consider options.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 6:37pm



 kurtster wrote:
There is some good news, FWIW.

There has been some success in treating this virus with plasma therapy.  Blood plasma with antibodies has been taken from survivors and then infused into those sick with the virus with great results.  One patient's plasma is able to treat three others.  Much like things were done back in the stone age before antibiotics.  This is how we were able to treat Ebola recently IIRC.  

I have no link as I heard it from a doctor on a FNC program a day or two ago.
 
Also without a good attribution, I heard that China is sending plasma to Italy to help them with their response.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 1:33pm



 kurtster wrote:
There is some good news, FWIW.

There has been some success in treating this virus with plasma therapy.  Blood plasma with antibodies has been taken from survivors and then infused into those sick with the virus with great results.  One patient's plasma is able to treat three others.  Much like things were done back in the stone age before antibiotics.  This is how we were able to treat Ebola recently IIRC.  

I have no link as I heard it from a doctor on a FNC program a day or two ago.
 
I'd read something about that yesterday I think - I don't remember where.  I believe it is being developed by a Japanese pharmaceutical company.  There were apparently favorable, anecdotal findings, but nothing published yet.  

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 1:10pm

There is some good news, FWIW.

There has been some success in treating this virus with plasma therapy.  Blood plasma with antibodies has been taken from survivors and then infused into those sick with the virus with great results.  One patient's plasma is able to treat three others.  Much like things were done back in the stone age before antibiotics.  This is how we were able to treat Ebola recently IIRC.  

I have no link as I heard it from a doctor on a FNC program a day or two ago.
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 12:36pm

It's starting to ramp up here. I have a bunch of friends spread over the UK, France, Germany and Italy (we often go on holiday together) so it's been interesting to hear the different experiences. Our Italian friends have taken their kids up to their hut in the mountains (school is closed anyway). 1000 deaths now in Italy. In England the doctor on the team is pretty frazzled but has great faith in the NHS to deal with it. Everyone else is doing home office. Here in Germany, just got an email from the school that the kids should make sure they are connected to the school's cloud to be ready for remote learning from home (isn't the internet a great thing?) and the official call this evening is to avoid even private gatherings.  I am getting online advertising offering 30 different kinds of toilet paper...  
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 11:41am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
snip ...

 But calling it the Wuhan Virus was part of the problem early on: a certain segment of the population, who live in White Houses especially, allowed themselves to think it was a Wuhan problem.

 
That is being pissy and nothing else.  CNN and MSNBC were calling it just that when it was first getting to be a real problem back in January.  I have seen many clips of the usual suspects using that very name.  They were also calling Trump both racist and xenophobic for implementing the China travel ban then, too.   Now they, like you and most others are using it as an excuse to bash Trump.  It was OK then, now it's not.

WTF do you want ?  Do we go back and change the name of the Hong Kong Flu ?  Give me a break.  Find another reason to be outraged by Trump.  There are plenty of real ones.

And FWIW, I was one of the first people in the US to get the Hong Kong Flu in the middle of September 1968 at age 15.  It knocked me out of school for a month.  It morphed into pneumonia IIRC.   I never did return to school in California as we were moving to Philly in November.  The wife went around and signed me out of all of my classes for me.  Broke her heart. 

I've also had measles, mumps and chicken pox.  There were not any vaccines for that stuff way back then.  I lived through them, just like most others back then did, too.

I'm always going to call it the Hong Kong Flu.  So I guess you have yet another reason to call me racist and xenophobic.

{#Rolleyes}
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 11:38am



What a colossal jackass.
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 11:19am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
Local breweries are closing their tap rooms.
 

Probably could still get Corona or Blatz or Two Buck Chuck. But who's asking?
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 11:12am

When travel, concerts, ballgames, schools are closed or restricted, when we're stuck at home,when the world seems to be ending, we still have music.
Thanks Tom Edison, Guglielmo  Marconi, and all for the gift of recorded music.
Thanks Bill & Becca
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 11:01am

Local breweries are closing their tap rooms.
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 10:24am

U.K. Shields Its Economy From the Virus, but Not Yet Its People
As the total number of confirmed cases in Britain rose to nearly 500, the country’s aggressive economic rescue plan had contrasted starkly with its public-health response to the epidemic.

A top U.S. official said the nation cannot process coronavirus tests as quickly, easily or in the same volume as other countries — even as the virus spreads to 44 states — and that’s “a failing.”

“The system is not really geared to what we need right now, what you are asking for. That is a failing,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday at a hearing on the nation’s preparedness for the outbreak.

“The idea of anybody getting it easily the way people in other countries are doing it, we’re not set up for that. Do I think we should be? Yes. But we’re not,” Fauci testified.

The virus has now spread across 44 states and Washington, D.C., Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced during the hearing. (...)

“The truth is we’ve under-invested in the public health labs,” Redfield said. “There’s not enough equipment, there’s not enough people, there’s not enough internal capacity, there’s no search capacity.”

westslope

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 9:35am

Yes Cancel Concerts, Withdraw From Cruise Due to Coronavirus


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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 9:22am


Isabeau

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 9:02am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
We are all counting on each other to do the right thing instead of looking to government to take care of us.
 
Correct and/or/but this line of thinking pisses me off. Nobody's asking the government to take care of us. But the government does need to do a few things that are 100% in their purview: disseminate quality information and provide leadership. Prepare for closures and disruption. Order closures where applicable. Our local and state leaders look to the federal leaders for guidance; if that guidance is stupid, conflicted, or nonexistent, the people on the ground are less likely to take practical steps. And so hey we're Italy.

 


Regarding sirdroseph's post, Yes, agreed. However, it should be noted the usual big government haters are: (Wall Street) running to the Fed for rate cuts, (CEO's) demanding another round of tax cuts, (OPEC) wants to control Oil production and (Airlines) are currently lobbying for a bailout.  Apparently big government allows for save-the-economy 'rescue-bailouts' for them, but insists that same spending would be 'socialism' for the people.

What happened to the 'let the free market decide' meme?

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 7:58am

 rhahl wrote:
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

Time to stay home.

But if you must go out.

The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/25/wuhan-coronavirus-safety-china/
 
Evidently it is ok as long as I don't say it.{#Lol}   I actually don't care, I just hope that everyone takes this to heed and again check out that link for food supplies.  Keeps you out of the market, every little bit helps!{#Cheers}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 7:19am



 rhahl wrote:
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

Time to stay home.

But if you must go out.
The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe


https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/25/wuhan-coronavirus-safety-china/


 
The first link was posted yesterday and it's good so good for posting it again

The second one is from January and I didn't read it because of that; EDIT: I read it, it's good. Has some points I hadn't thought of but is basically first aid protocols re: BSI. But calling it the Wuhan Virus was part of the problem early on: a certain segment of the population, who live in White Houses especially, allowed themselves to think it was a Wuhan problem.

rhahl

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 7:11am

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

Time to stay home.

But if you must go out.

The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/25/wuhan-coronavirus-safety-china/


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 7:09am



 sirdroseph wrote:

Didn't mean to bug ya to paraphrase Bono, but this way of thinking is a core philosophy of mine and always will be.  One thing I can guarantee you is that personal responsibility, independence and self sufficiency will never contribute to societies ills, they will only help.
 

No, a certain amount of selfishness is warranted. What pisses me off is when asking people who work for me (in this case the gov't) to do the thing I hired them to do is equated with asking the gov't to take care of me. I didn't ask the gov't *for* anything, certainly nothing for myself. You, alone, can't do much to mitigate the effects of this thing in the community around you. Sure, you can protect yourself, as everyone should to the best of their ability. But most people have to go to work today. HAVE TO. Until someone in authority steps up and says they don't. You can wish all day long for everyone to do the exactly right thing without that authority voice, but that way lies madness. Lay madness. As it were.
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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 - 6:46am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
We are all counting on each other to do the right thing instead of looking to government to take care of us.
 
Correct and/or/but this line of thinking pisses me off. Nobody's asking the government to take care of us. But the government does need to do a few things that are 100% in their purview: disseminate quality information and provide leadership. Prepare for closures and disruption. Order closures where applicable. Our local and state leaders look to the federal leaders for guidance; if that guidance is stupid, conflicted, or nonexistent, the people on the ground are less likely to take practical steps. And so hey we're Italy.

 
Didn't mean to bug ya to paraphrase Bono, but this way of thinking is a core philosophy of mine and always will be.  One thing I can guarantee you is that personal responsibility, independence and self sufficiency will never contribute to societies ills, they will only help.
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