Coronavirus thread

Discussion in 'Happy Hour' started by werewolf, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Freethinker

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    I might take home the prize for knowing the most infected people.

    My cousin and his wife tested positive this week. They live in Florida and both work at a hospital. They have been quarantined even before the test result came back. Both recovering well.

    I have a good friend who lives on Long Island who also tested positive this week along with an older family member. His in-laws are assumed to have it as well but the doctor ran out of tests. My buddy told me he’s already almost 100% healthy again. He compared the symptoms to having a mild flu.

    My wife also knows someone she went to HS with who tested positive with his wife and young child. All are already recovered and they are also LI residents. So in total in know 7 people for sure and 2 more who are assumed likely.

    Overall I feel like the virus is highly contagious but overall not as deadly as it’s being portrayed. Even with that said, my family and I are not taking chances and are hunkered down pretty good. Better safe than sorry IMO.
     
  2. Westside

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    A second co-worker came down with it. He has had it for 2 weeks. He is getting better. A fever comes and goes. He is 54 years old and a smoker. Hopefully is full recovery is near.

    NYC reports over 500 deaths this morning!
     
  3. Bucky

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    All of the Deaths in Milwaukee have been Blacks.
     
  4. BeyondFedUp

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    So Laverne and Shirley are okay!! Good!!
     
  5. TOWG

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    I got my answer as to who is dieing in NY this morning. One of the Hasidic communities produced a 64% positive rate when mass testing was launched. Apparently covid-19 is not an equal opportunity infector
     
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    By chance is it in Kiryas Joel?

    My friend who lives in Orange County NY, where this jewish settlement is located, has told me they have tons of cases there. For those not red pilled on Kiryas Joel, it’s a “village” that sprung out of the town of Monroe in the 1970s due to a migration of 500 Jews of a particular sect. They’ve been breeding like rabbits to the point that the village has a higher density than The Bronx. They fleece the welfare system to the tune of 2/3rds of the residents claiming benefits. They also vote as a bloc to control the local politicians to get exactly what they want. Usually it’s more land to expand their ever growing ghetto. They literally use the same tactic they do against the Palestinians to keep taking more and more of their land.
     
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    Article discussing suicides outnumbering coronavirus deaths in Tennessee and suicide hotlines blowing up all over the country. But that’s okay, since these are usually white people and we need to get rid of them anyway. Let’s keep the economy shut down for another six months! After all, this is the deadliest pandemic ever, one cough *cough* and you’re dead! https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-...ed-coronavirus-deaths-in-tennessee-last-week/
     
  8. TOWG

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    Yes it was Kira’s Joel
     
  9. Westside

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    Dr Fauci expects 100K-200K deaths from COVID 19.
     
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    Yes, and let's keep the country shut down for months maybe until June like I am hearing. We will see riots and suicides from this. I suspect millions already had this virus and didn't know or didn't show symptoms. The tests are garbage.
     
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    9 deaths. 129 people killed themselves each day last year in America. You want to save people with mental health issues that want to die but don't care about those who want to live. You don't understand statistics and the difference between .001 and .08 and also don't understand what effect .08 dying all at once would have on the economy and the healthcare system.

    I understand the situation we are in is new and it must be scary especially when you can't comprehend the big picture. You just want things to go "back to the way they were" but that's not possible right now.

    The economy isn't shut down so nobody dies, it's shut down so not everyone gets sick at once and overloads the system. We're doing fairly well compared to most of Europe.

    Still with the quarantine the deaths have quadrupled in the last week. Without the quarantine we wind up in the same place, except there's not enough people to work and things shut down anyway and it takes years to recover. This is what happened during the Spanish flu, which statistically killed around 2 percent of those it infected.

    I understand things are bad right now and I wish you the best.
     
  12. Charles Martel

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    - British boxer Anthony Yarde has announced that his father has passed away after contracting coronavirus.

    The 28-year-old said his father was healthy and suffering from no underlying health issues and urged people to stay at home and stop ignoring lockdown measures. “I’m a very private person and TBH I’m still in shock but maybe this can help people stay home,” Yarde wrote on Instagram.

    “My dad passed away from this virus yesterday and he was fit with no health issues. The more people go out and mingle the longer this isolation will last and the more it will spread. “I’m not a doctor but I do know if you stay home you are less likely to catch it or pass it on. It’s seriously not worth the risk.”

    A statement released by Yarde’s promoter, Frank Warren, read: “Frank Warren and everyone at Queensberry Promotions would like to express sincere condolences to Anthony Yarde and his family after the untimely passing of his father. “Coronavirus is an issue affecting all of us, but that doesn’t make the individual casualties any less tragic.


    - Alan Merrill has died of COVID-19. Older members here will remember this hit song he wrote:

     
  13. Charles Martel

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    Former Wladimir Klitschko opponent Derrick Jefferson has COVID-19 is on life support.

     
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    That's all the truth. I know that area pretty well.

    Meanwhile the long corrupt FBI, which now seems to be behaving like a branch of the SPLC-Antifa-Mossad-Jewish Defense League, is putting out totally made up reports with zero evidence about a "white nationalist plot" to infect Jews, police, and "people of color", widely repeated by the controlled mainstream media, like here:

    "NEW YORK -- Extremist groups, including neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups, have encouraged members to spread COVID-19 to police officers and Jews, according to an FBI report obtained by ABC News."

    https://abc7ny.com/neo-nazis-encourage-members-to-spread-covid-19-fbi-alert/6038813/

    Russia Insider has a good article on it:

    https://russia-insider.com/en/fbi-c...erately-infect-jews-and-cops-covid-19/ri28470
     
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    I believe death rates in overpopulated third world countries are much higher than being reported.

    You need to understand that many people in those places are relatively simple and uncommunicative, the governments don't have a clue what's going on. And many dictators in African countries don't care about the people or even really keep statistics.
     
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    CFers take this with a grain of salt. I just finished speaking to my brother who is an MD. He advised that this COVID19 will drag out till the summer of 2021, or until a vaccine is developed. There will be a slow down during the summer months. He said at least 1 million people will die at that time! Not the 100k-200K that Dr. Fauci stated!
     
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    Possibly.

    However, keep in mind that 3rd World, say, African nations have some key advantages over "1st World" European nations: 1) Less Migration through international flights, tourism, and border crossings so much more difficult for the virus to get in to begin with and spread as we have seen in Europe due to open borders. I believe many African nations also attempted to restrict travel before many Western European nations did. 2) It's a lot warmer in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Although with COVID19 they are still studying it, generally, flus and coronaviruses with similar properties tend to proliferate in colder, wintery climates.
     
  18. Charles Martel

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    That's all well and good but I don't believe the statistics that we have. The rate of infection is probably far more than is being reported, with most, especially those under 50 experiencing very minor symptoms. Throws those in and the 99% death rate goes way down. Plus I don't trust the WHO at all. What is going to be worse, the Wuhan virus or the massive global depression that may end up killing and impoverishing millions due to suicide, starvation and other disease that results? That's the big picture.
     
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    Plus only "confirmed cases" are listed to compare to the death toll which skews the statistics. For instance, when I get the flu and feel bad enough to go to my doctor, he checks my symptoms and declares that I have the flu. No "flu test kit" gets pulled out to positively verify, it just gets into the database. So the actual rate of infection is absolutely unknown. And the death rate is for any death in which the virus is considered a factor, whether or not that person would have died anyway due to their condition. So the statistics are questionable at best.

    It this Wuhan virus worse than the seasonal flu? Probably. But only to a certain advanced age group. The seasonal flu is particularly deadly to very young children who are wholly unaffected by the COVID-19.
     
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    County music singer Joe Diffie passed away from the virus today. John Deere Green and Prop Me Up Next To The Juke Box was probably his two biggest hits. Just play both of them Friday night for couple of my tractor loving neighbors. We'll miss you.
     
  23. Westside

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    How old was he?
     
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    He was 61. Reports say he died from COVID19 complications. RIP!
     
  25. Riggins44

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    That's awful that Joe Diffie died. He made alot of really good songs and had a great sound. Keep in mind he was probably more than a little bit overweight, and may have been a smoker, though I'm not sure.

    As someone mentioned, one wonders how many people whose deaths are attributed to this virus actually died from pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis, or something else. TPTB have been hyping this thing up for months and inciting mass panic and fear that seems far beyond the actual medical threat of this virus. The number of cases has spiked so much in the past week or so because so many more people have been tested. The economic damage and empowerment of government to restrict our civil liberties is a far greater danger than the medical threat of the virus. What really is a threat I think is if local governments make every child get a vaccine to re-enter schools, or if companies make taking a vaccine mandatory for you to continue to work for them.
     

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