Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

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For anyone interested in my wife's status... Today is day 8 since her first patient that was highly suspected to be positive for COVID. The test results on that patient have still not come back from the lab. Her sore through has not changed, but she is running a temperature of 99.5 while taking Tylenol. She is having chills, and some shortness of breath (though she attributes this to anxiety) - O2 sats are normal.

She called the TN Health Department hotline and explained everything - including that she is an ER doctor, and the patients she'd seen last week presented with symptoms but results were not yet back. They said she should go to the closest location for testing. Ironically, the closest location: Her place of employment (more than 1.5 hours away). Go figure.

So tomorrow she will drive herself there, and hopefully it won't be another 8+ day wait to find out if this is just some other bug. She has not left the master bedroom in nearly a week... Not once. It sucks. She's going crazy, and I'm feeling like room service/housekeeping.
 
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Every news outlet is essentially promoting propaganda; especially when NBC News White House Correspondent, Peter Alexander asked President Trump, "Should the public be scared?" These media companies get what they deserve.


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F this Chinese news organization propaganda with the fake glasses and lipstick and advise to the World. Oh, such heros where those helpless people(the worker bees) who were welded shut into their high rise buildings.
 
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There has been lots of propaganda to go around. Anyone remember "It's just a flu"... But wait there's more:

And cut off on the bottom was "March 9: This blindsided the world."

So yes, lots of propaganda out there...Screenshot_20200326-094957.jpg

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I just hope that the virus's genome (especially the glycoprotein complex studded, projected outward) is being remapped on a continuous basis. The fact that this virus is still new and is now affecting across more than one age group in a more prevalent shape and form also suggests that this virus is actively mutating itself as we speak. This is not to be taken for granted.
 

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I just hope that the virus's genome (especially the glycoprotein complex studded, projected outward) is being remapped on a continuous basis. The fact that this virus is still new and is now affecting across more than one age group in a more prevalent shape and form also suggests that this virus is actively mutating itself as we speak. This is not to be taken for granted.
Yes, this is a very important part of the global response. I'm aware of multiple efforts doing exactly this, as well as looking at the human immune responses to see how our bodies are reacting immunologically.

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I was thinking about this earlier this week....now's the time to refill the Stategic Petroleum Reserve as oil is cheap as chit. I generally find that conservatives are much better at prepping than liberals but I'm sure some liberals will chime in how wrong I am.

 
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The government needs a plan of action should such an event ever occur again. Mitigation procedures should be readily in place. Unemployment is at a all time high, businesses are closed, and many are very concerned.
 

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I was thinking about this earlier this week....now's the time to refill the Stategic Petroleum Reserve as oil is cheap as chit. I generally find that conservatives are much better at prepping than liberals but I'm sure some liberals will chime in how wrong I am.

I thought that President Trump already gave the order to replenish the SPR? Anyways it is being done or will soon be done.
 

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There has been lots of propaganda to go around. Anyone remember "It's just a flu"... But wait there's more:

And cut off on the bottom was "March 9: This blindsided the world."

So yes, lots of propaganda out there...View attachment 58021

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It is just the flu just much more highly contagious there’s no evidence that suggests the death rate is higher than the flu because we don’t know how many people actually have this. The difference between this and the flu is that the panic has shut everyone down.
 

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Do your approve of all the pork that Pelosi is adding to the bill?
I'd rather see more for individuals and small businesses and much less slush for big corps... We could argue all day on this for sure!

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I'd rather see more for individuals and small businesses and much less slush for big corps... We could argue all day on this for sure!

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Yep - keep the people reliant on handouts from the government instead of helping out the big companies that hire thousands and thousands of workers...
 

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Even if the death rate was indeed the same, it's more contagious, and therefore more people will die.

I don't recall hearing of Italian mortuaries overflowing into churches last season.
 

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I'd rather see more for individuals and small businesses and much less slush for big corps... We could argue all day on this for sure!

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Its not about small business vs big business. Pelosi and her selfish pigs included pork funding for complete nonsense like solar panel credits diversity hiring, same day election registrations, aircraft emissions, immigration provisions etc.
Further understand that the "big bad corps" employ MILLIONS of people.
 

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Yep - keep the people reliant on handouts from the government instead of helping out the big companies that hire thousands and thousands of workers...
I have been working for 40 years and my taxes go to the green haired twits that don't want to work. So yeah, it would be nice to have some of that money to come to my way for once.

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