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How concerned are you about the Coronavirus?

  • No worries - it's all media hype

    Votes: 16 18.4%
  • Passively watching it as part of the news headlines

    Votes: 28 32.2%
  • Actively following it with focused interest

    Votes: 15 17.2%
  • Taking steps to assure myself and my family are protected

    Votes: 28 32.2%
  • Skeered it will get me as soon as it gets to my county

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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I am in the food and beverage industry and just got my "essential paperwork" today.
Letters regarding quarantine and shelter in place etc. I still get to go to work. :(

Upside they added a hazardous duty pay for salaried employees $300 per week.

I'd rather ditch the pay increase, stay @ home milling out new gun projects while collecting full pay. :D
 

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I am seeing improvement especially on the roadways.
Very little traffic makes it seem like people are staying home.

Work has decided to feed us lunches for a month.
This is also to support local restaurants that have suffered so much loss of business.
Hell we are feeding over 150 people a day over 3 shifts.

Someone apparently did not come in and is getting tested.
That brought in a sanitizing crew all suited and masked.

This went over like a lead ballloon!
 

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I am about done with all this $hit !!! :rolleyes:o_O:confused:

Went to a local range today, no one in a mask and had a great day shooting.
I still see people driving and wearing a mask alone in their vehicle, *** is going on?
Keeping a mask in my car in case of a grocery store trip, they are required @ grocer near me.
Liquor store requires them too, another important trip for sure.

Family all came over later today, cooked on the grill etc...
Played with grandkids some, oldest son got a new puppy.

I'm just so done with it all.
Been working the whole time too.

Stepping off soap box now. :(:(:(
 

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I will admit @ first it was a scare.

Time went on and my oldest daughter works in nursing.
She got sick, two week quarantine and back to work, didn't even test for virus.
Doctors note said testing not needed.

Mom tested positive in a nursing home @ 94 years old in mid April.
8 days to get a positive test result and moved to quarantine.
CDC guide lines followed and now is back in her normal room.
94, diabetic with high blood pressure, no fever over 100°F with mild flu symptoms.
She did complain of a loss of taste through this mess, so some truth?

My entire immediate family was ravaged with flu symptoms in early February.
Four households were a mess for about two weeks except the grandkids.
It could have been the virus, antibody testing is hard to come by right now.

Bring on the "Kung Flu" :D:D:D
 

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I believe none of the US numbers.
Last week while bored in my office I looked up deaths of Covid19 vs. total infections by state.
After doing the math on 15 US states the death ratio was 4.7% consistently. :eek:
How can that many states have identical results ??? ;)

Look @ Europe and the % numbers differ in every country. :rolleyes:
Their countries are like our states in size! o_O

I believe the data is manipulated to meet an agenda in the US. :mad:

Total infections by state are not including those that were refused testing early on.
Antibody testing is also not wide spread enough, this would also reduce the %:death ratio.
 

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I think most people are so over this virus shiitake.
The tabulation of deaths is fouled, so I'm sure the counting of infected is fouled.
Reports never take into affect the possible numbers of asymptomatic people nor do they factor in the data from the very few antibody studies.

Maybe a good antibody study would render this whole thing null & void.

What if this has already passed through over 50% of the populous???
 

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So I did some checking on data for what it's worth.

CDC estimates that from Feb - Sept 2020 91 million US infected.
This equals 11,375,000 per month.
So from Feb thru Dec would equal 125,125,000 infections.

Census estimates 331 million US residents.
This 125 million infected equates to 37.8% of US populous.

They claim herd immunity would be achieved if 66% of population is infected or vaccinated.
We would need 93 million more infections to make up 28.2% of US population.
This would make the grand total of infections 218.5 million to reach herd immunity.

So, it would take 8 more months based on CDC estimates to reach herd immunity through infections.
At the same token how long will it take to immunize 70% of the population, just as long?

Survival rate seems to have strange estimates thrown at it.
If the China virus death rate is .3% that equals 993,000 people.
I may be wrong but didn't they claim 99.7% will survive?
If was 99.97% only 99,000 deaths would be expected but we have exceeded that number already.

Yesterdays totals claimed 20,782,635 cases with 353,069 deaths.
This is a 1.69% death rate that keeps going down daily as more tests come back positive.

In conclusion:
Is the vaccine worth it with herd immunity and vaccination happening with about the same end date?

These are just some numbers I scratched down on paper the other evening.

I am saddened that families have lost loved ones due to the virus, please don't take this post the wrong way.
 
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