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19 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

 

 This is a great way to get the news out to the American people--

No audio and no video.

No Electronic evidence of what was actually said.

What are they trying to hide?

The Truth

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3 hours ago, Arturo said:

Except that the death rate For Coronavirus  is now 3.4%, more than 30 times more.

The problem is that even at 2%, it is potentially a huge number because of the potential number of people infected.  Trump and his cohorts do not understand that.   2% of 100,000 is a lot more than 2% of 1,000.

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9 hours ago, Arturo said:

Except that the death rate For Coronavirus  is now 3.4%, more than 30 times more.

My local pharmacist said the death rate for the 2009 Swine flu was about the same at 3%.

People want to blow this out of proportion in order to politicize it! 

This is not the bubonic plague! Of course this is a new strain of  virus and question is will it reoccur each year like the flu!

I keep hearing the same thing regarding people in critical condition...underlying medical condition...are very old, the recent on NBC4 is 80.

 

FYI I have no plans to write a Last Will and Testament if I contract it.

 

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7 hours ago, hamradio said:

Out of China

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Guess that's a Kylo Ren corona mask. :blink:

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The last one must have doofus Florida politician Matt Gaetz under there.  What an assinine jerk he is! 

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11 hours ago, hamradio said:

My local pharmacist said the death rate for the 2009 Swine flu was about the same at 3%.

People want to blow this out of proportion in order to politicize it! 

This is not the bubonic plague! Of course this is a new strain of  virus and question is will it reoccur each year like the flu!

I keep hearing the same thing regarding people in critical condition...underlying medical condition...are very old, the recent on NBC4 is 80.

 

FYI I have no plans to write a Last Will and Testament if I contract it.

 

Your local pharmacist is a better authority than the CDC, the National Institutes of Health and hundreds of other medical agencies?  As I said before the rate of deaths is based on the number infected.   So far, they are predicting a much higher rates of infections for Coronavirus.

I bet you would have believed that the Titanic was unsinkable and that smoking is good for your health.

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12 hours ago, hamradio said:

My local pharmacist said the death rate for the 2009 Swine flu was about the same at 3%.

People want to blow this out of proportion in order to politicize it! 

This is not the bubonic plague! Of course this is a new strain of  virus and question is will it reoccur each year like the flu!

I keep hearing the same thing regarding people in critical condition...underlying medical condition...are very old, the recent on NBC4 is 80.

 

FYI I have no plans to write a Last Will and Testament if I contract it.

 

Ham, Dr. Leung, one of the doctors working in Hong Kong to contain the virus said this-

As for his policy recommendations, Dr. Leung thinks the internal Chinese quarantine is too late. For the rest of the world, his recommendation is simple if not specific.

 

“Substantial, draconian measures limiting population mobility,” says Dr. Leung, Hong Kong’s top guy, both a virologist and a virus-fighter, “should be taken immediately.”

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The top doctors would NOT be saying this, recommending closing borders and limiting travel to China if it was just the common cold. It is extremely serious.

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15 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

Ham, Dr. Leung, one of the doctors working in Hong Kong to contain the virus said this-

As for his policy recommendations, Dr. Leung thinks the internal Chinese quarantine is too late. For the rest of the world, his recommendation is simple if not specific.

 

“Substantial, draconian measures limiting population mobility,” says Dr. Leung, Hong Kong’s top guy, both a virologist and a virus-fighter, “should be taken immediately.”

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The top doctors would NOT be saying this, recommending closing borders and limiting travel to China if it was just the common cold. It is extremely serious.

 

Thinking about the first cases of HIV / AIDS, this was NOT a contagious disease.  Even though early on it had a 100% mortality rate, it could not be contained.

WHY NOT???

Maybe if we had the same uproar instead of worrying so much about the rights of a couple of dozen people - it would have been history 30 years ago! :angry:

 

We're lucky with low mortality rate of corona but one of these days that luck will run out. What if an organism cause death on the scale of those during the Middle Ages?  Man has the  assumption science will always come to the rescue.

We should thank our lucky stars HIV couldn't be caught like the common cold.

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2 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

Thinking about the first cases of HIV / AIDS, this was NOT a contagious disease.  Even though early on it had a 100% mortality rate, it could not be contained.

WHY NOT???

Maybe if we had the same uproar instead of worrying so much about the rights of a couple of dozen people - it would have been history 30 years ago! :angry:

 

We're lucky with low mortality rate of corona but one of these days that luck will run out. What if an organism cause death on the scale of those during the Middle Ages?  Man has the  assumption science will always come to the rescue.

We should thank our lucky stars HIV couldn't be caught like the common cold.

Ignorance of HI V/AIDS is alive and well nearly 40 years later.  It’s been said on this thread here before, the two are not the same thing.  There WAS an uproar when it came out, largely because how it was transmitted was not known for a couple of years.   That there wasn’t a bigger uproar was because the populations chiefly affected, gay men and Haitian refugees, were not considered a high-enough priority to fully fund research and treatment.  

One shameful episode should not mean we need to repeat another shameful episode.  Of course, with our woefully inadequate response to coronavirus from our woefully incompetent president and WH administration, who among other thing, do not believe in science, this crisis is and will get much worse than necessary.

 

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4 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

Thinking about the first cases of HIV / AIDS, this was NOT a contagious disease.  Even though early on it had a 100% mortality rate, it could not be contained.

WHY NOT???

Maybe if we had the same uproar instead of worrying so much about the rights of a couple of dozen people - it would have been history 30 years ago! :angry:

 

We're lucky with low mortality rate of corona but one of these days that luck will run out. What if an organism cause death on the scale of those during the Middle Ages?  Man has the  assumption science will always come to the rescue.

We should thank our lucky stars HIV couldn't be caught like the common cold.

I worked in an agency when AIDS/HIV first occurred and we handled hundreds of claims.  Tremendous amount of ignorance.  And in the beginning, if you had it, you died.  Period.    We had many, many claims from people who were not homosexual, did not use drugs or needles, etc.  They still died.

While Coronavirus is not as life threatening, it is to many who get it and may well change into something for more dangerous if not contained.

One significant factor re: Coronavirus is the vast number of companies that are sacrificing much of their profits and/or income to curtail business and working for fear of it.  Anytime companies in it for a buck stop something, it is serious.

I recommend you book a flight to China (if you can find one) and go to the places where it is worst and stay there for a month.  Then come back and tell us how it is.

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10 hours ago, jakeem said:

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This is absolutely horrifying.
 
Rick Santelli on @CNBC says we should consider giving coronavirus to everybody to just get it over with.
 
That way it won’t wreak so much havoc on the economy.
 
This is your brain on capitalism.
 
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5:41 PM · Mar 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

10 hours ago, jakeem said:

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The guy who blamed poor folks for the housing collapse & launched the Tea Party now advocates deliberately killing millions of Americans for the sake of the economy. 
 
6:27 PM · Mar 5, 2020·Twitter Web Client

This Tea Party Guru, Rick Santelli, suggests that we kill a few Americans by way of this pandemic to improve the economy.

Unfortunately for NBC this nutcase works for CNBC.

MSNBC has had one headline-grabbing firing of a cable presenter this week.

 NBC is going to need a revolving door for firings because this CNBC presenter certainly does not deserve to keep his job of informing the American public.

 A very bad week for NBC cable news.

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11 hours ago, jakeem said:

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CNN
 
VP Mike Pence, who is leading the Trump administration's coronavirus response, acknowledged there was a shortfall in testing kits: "We don't have enough tests today to meet what we anticipate will be the demand going forward"
 
6:58 PM · Mar 5, 2020·SocialFlow

 

11 hours ago, jakeem said:
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@DearAuntCrabby
 
The American people CANNOT TRUST the Trump administration.
 
They were SLOW to recognize the Coronavirus. They were SLOW on the distribution of test kits. And, they are SLOW in getting TRUTHFUL INFORMATION to the American people. Trump is a DANGER to the American people.
 
6:54 AM · Mar 6, 2020·Twitter for Android

The trump presidency is a danger to the world.

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7 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

Thinking about the first cases of HIV / AIDS, this was NOT a contagious disease.  Even though early on it had a 100% mortality rate, it could not be contained.

WHY NOT???

Maybe if we had the same uproar instead of worrying so much about the rights of a couple of dozen people - it would have been history 30 years ago! :angry:

 

We're lucky with low mortality rate of corona but one of these days that luck will run out. What if an organism cause death on the scale of those during the Middle Ages?  

 

*Man has the  assumption science will always come to the rescue.*

*If you're looking for the discovery of radiation you better not look for a man because Marie Curie discovered that.

And if you're looking for the discovery of the DNA double helix--

well, there were men who took the Nobel Prize for it--

but it wouldn't have been possible without the work of a woman named Rosalind Franklin.

And we can go on and on but yeah men are in science, but women have made important contributions too.

We'll save Rachel Carson for another School Day. LOL

 

 

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1 hour ago, Princess of Tap said:

*If you're looking for the discovery of radiation you better not look for a man because Marie Curie discovered that.

 

 

 

And died from it!   Curie and her belonging will glow in the dark for the next 1500 years!

Science, the gift that keeps on giving.

https://www.sciencealert.com/these-personal-effects-of-marie-curie-will-be-radioactive-for-another-1-500-years

 

 

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45 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Surprised no sci fi producer has made a movie about a female "glow in the dark Boris Karloff" crawling out of that lead lined tomb  raising havoc.

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Funny you mention that. In the "Invisible Ray" Boris Karloff is indestructible glowing until he meets his mother and that's all she wrote.

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1 hour ago, hamradio said:

And died from it!   Curie and her belonging will glow in the dark for the next 1500 years!

Science, the gift that keeps on giving.

https://www.sciencealert.com/these-personal-effects-of-marie-curie-will-be-radioactive-for-another-1-500-years

 

 

The gift she gave has saved countless people from cancer in radiation treatments.

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

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During a White House briefing, Vice President Mike Pence reiterates that "the risk to the American public of contracting the coronavirus remains low," adding that "we're continuing to lean into this effort ... to ensure that we do everything to prevent the spread of the disease"
 
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5:51 PM · Mar 6, 2020·SnapStream TV Search

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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Passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise off the coast of California learned that 21 people aboard the ship tested positive for the novel coronavirus by watching Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement this afternoon
 
7:26 PM · Mar 6, 2020·SocialFlow

 That was really cruel to do that to those people on that cruise ship.

The trump Administration does things  like that because either they're so poorly organized or they just don't give a damn about people?

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Are RNA Viruses Candidate Agents for the Next Global Pandemic? A Review

 

Published: 04 September 2017
 
 
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The continuous growth of the human population closely linked to globalization, trade, and habitat fragmentation increasingly promote contact between people, domestic animals, and wildlife populations. Such contact between formerly isolated populations increases the risk of transmission of parasites to which they had not been exposed before. The increasing human interaction with wild environments has induced a number of pandemics originated from wildlife reservoirs, as was seen with the emergence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), H1N1 influenza, the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza Nipah, Hendra, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS), and the recent Ebola virus (EBOV) (Feldmann 2014; Jones et al. 2008; Joseph et al. 2016).
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11 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Ted Lieu

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Thank goodness state & local health officials can’t get muzzled by

@vp Pence & @realDonaldTrump

. According to @nytimes

tracker, there are now 283 cases of #coronavirus in 25 states.

https://nytimes.com/interactive/20

Two possible cases reported in S.C.  One in Charleston for someone who returned from a trip to Italy and one in the middle of the state.  Two cases do not appear related.

https://www.live5news.com/2020/03/07/first-possible-novel-coronavirus-cases-detected-charleston-kershaw-counties/

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man oh man this pandemic business is really getting crazy and the democrats have a zero working relationship with trump. last nite I heard on abc news that 4000 are quarantined in NYC...

good! everybody has to chip in. :)

they must remember that they are good little nyc liberals and that they are assisting the rest of humanity by helping to contain coronavirus.

their hearts must be glad.

:lol:

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