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The Coronavirus 3 days 23 hours ago #383270

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As some of you head out the door this morning to battle this virus, I wanted to say thank you and ask that you please be careful.
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The Coronavirus 3 days 20 hours ago #383277

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Steve Knortz wrote: As some of you head out the door this morning to battle this virus, I wanted to say thank you and ask that you please be careful.

I second Steve's sentiment. All you guys and family members working in hospitals, clinics etc. are real heroes. God bless and please take care.
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The Coronavirus 3 days 20 hours ago #383278

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Beast of the East wrote:

fuchsia wrote: Lack of widespread testing reduces the denominator in the mortality equation:

X deaths
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Y total infected
so that we don't know just how dangerous this sucker really is.
I want to see the China numbers after they relax the social controls in Wuhan because we don't yet know how long people stay contagious after acute phase of illness.


How does a table for 4 at Tommy Bahama's sound nows?


A hell of a lot better than not being able to see friends at all. Friends from NYC (he is ob-gyn in Queens) at their place in Hallandale and we are all avoiding each other. Stay safe. Don't know about how they will get home. There will come a time when we lure you across Alligator Alley to 15th Street Fisheries in Fort Lauderdale and have some of the greater redmen tribe join us to celebrate getting the Beast of the East and his better half to the East coast of Florida.

Stay safe and healthy.
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The Coronavirus 3 days 20 hours ago #383279

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The healthcare works now are kind of like the fireman and policemen on 9-11.

Much appreciate everything you are all doing
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The Coronavirus 3 days 20 hours ago #383282

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fuchsia wrote:

Beast of the East wrote:

fuchsia wrote: Lack of widespread testing reduces the denominator in the mortality equation:

X deaths
_____________

Y total infected
so that we don't know just how dangerous this sucker really is.
I want to see the China numbers after they relax the social controls in Wuhan because we don't yet know how long people stay contagious after acute phase of illness.


How does a table for 4 at Tommy Bahama's sound nows?


A hell of a lot better than not being able to see friends at all. Friends from NYC (he is ob-gyn in Queens) at their place in Hallandale and we are all avoiding each other. Stay safe. Don't know about how they will get home. There will come a time when we lure you across Alligator Alley to 15th Street Fisheries in Fort Lauderdale and have some of the greater redmen tribe join us to celebrate getting the Beast of the East and his better half to the East coast of Florida.

Stay safe and healthy.


Thank you. We are a couple of years from being able to do that, until retirement and extended Florida stays. Still very much enjoyed meeting you and Mrs. Fuchsia and would look forward to visiting you on the East Coast.

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The Coronavirus 3 days 19 hours ago #383283

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mjmaherjr wrote: The healthcare works now are kind of like the fireman and policemen on 9-11.

Much appreciate everything you are all doing


In some ways, much greater. Cops and firemen who were first responders knew this was hellacious, but didn't dream that their lives were in grave danger. Cops and fireman enlist for that type of danger. Fireman entering burning buildings know the risks and lots of education and leadership assess fires and try to mitigate risk Every single building in NYC is inspected and mapped for the materials they store, including hazmat, etc, in case of fire. Although every time they leave the house, there is a risk they could not make it home that evening, they expect to be in manageable situations. 9-11 was the worst assault on humanity and civilians NOT in wartime (Hiroshima and Nagasaki come to mind) in history. (We warned about bombing those cities and Japanese authorities thought it was all propaganda.

Each healthcare worker going to work in direct patient contact, even those entering facilities with thousands of workers (when I worked at Mount Sinai Hospital they had 10,000 employees) could contract a potentially deadly disease. This we know - it's a highly contagious virus with a high mortality rate, in a city with the highest infection rate in the world. They are all incredible.

My company supports hospitals with software. I kept our office open with a small team after dispatching most to work from home, in order to provide the best support possible. We had to shutter the office two days ago when one remaining worker developed a fever.

Rather than get into a debate about who was at greater risk, suffice to say, all healthcare workers on the front line are at risk, but those of us who chose healthcare professions did this to help people in healthcare crises. You are right as many others have, to single them out.
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The Coronavirus 3 days 18 hours ago #383288

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Class of 72 wrote: I just want to share a symptom that my family experience during the virus and that is that they all lost their sense of taste and smell. That lack of medical supplies and equipment is a national disgrace. I think our reliance on China for cheaper goods will change dramatically in the future.


thanks 72 for the symptom info even if I did have a disturbing dream last night that I lost my sense of taste. I hope your relatives recover soon and one of the results of my family members packed into my home is that we are doing the 3pm Divine Mercy prayer together every day that the Pope called for, for the sick, deceased, and health care workers. We were also able to go to mass on Sunday at St. Patrick's Cathedral with Cardinal Dolan (via Youtube).

Tomorrow (Friday) the Pope is giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing normally reserved for solemn occasions. Some basic info here: www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/...end-to-pandemic.html
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The Coronavirus 3 days 17 hours ago #383292

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I am on a health care org board in NYC. We just had a update conference call and I can agree with everything that folks are saying here. Yes it is getting worse. The fact that PPS (personal protection equipment) can not be gotten is an insult to all health care workers. When someone in our organization has to get supplies from a guy in a NJ parking lot , that is crazy. Our organization, and everyone else, is scrambling for PPE and basically bidding against each other.
The need to protect caregivers which includes everyone in Hospitals, nursing homes, etc. is at a tipping point ( and that goes from doctors to cleaning staff--even admin folks who are being put into service positions that need to be filled as others get sick. Some places are saying that health care folks who have signs of having the virus have to keep working until they test positive--stupidity. More testing is needed. Total "Spit storm".
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The Coronavirus 3 days 14 hours ago #383320

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As the trees are starting to show some buds, I thought this might be helpful for my fellow allergy sufferers.

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The Coronavirus 3 days 13 hours ago #383329

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Never thought I would be happy to have diarrhea! :lol:
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