View Poll Results: At what point did/will you take the coronavirus epidemic seriously?

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    2 5.00%
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    3 7.50%
  • When I tried to buy masks online from Amazon, Home Depot & Lowes, only to find everywhere sold out

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  • When WHO declared a global emergency

    4 10.00%
  • When the US closed its borders to non-americans

    3 7.50%
  • When the lethality passed SARS

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  • When they cancel Church in my area

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    334 new cases reported out this morning in Korea, putting Korea at nearly 1,600 cases. Korea issues two reports per day, so we'll see how many are reported out this afternoon. Not clarity right now where these cases exist. Most so far have been down in Daegu.
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    It is officially in the wild in the US:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/co...m?ocid=ARWLCHR

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    What would a mass quarantine look like in the U.S. and how would it be enforced? I have friends who are convinced those of us in CA will be quarantined in our homes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soccermom View Post
    What would a mass quarantine look like in the U.S. and how would it be enforced? I have friends who are convinced those of us in CA will be quarantined in our homes.
    I think it's impossible without the National Guard being called out. And, even then, it's a waste of resources.
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    These people from St. George from the cruise ship don't appear to be showing any major symptoms. That's probably how it gets spread so easily, a ton of people may not be terribly affected by it

    https://www.abc4.com/news/southern-u...e-cruise-ship/

    At the same time, I can see this thing killing legions of homeless people. The years of smoking meth, amongst other things, have probably ravaged these people's lungs.
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/korean-ai...010558635.html

    This has my wife pretty upset. I flew Korean Air Seoul to LAX on the A380 on Feb 21st. I’m guessing it was the exact same plane. It was a ghost town on that flight. I was originally scheduled to fly back on the 19th. Guess I dodged a bullet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I think it's impossible without the National Guard being called out. And, even then, it's a waste of resources.
    I know there are a lot of high level discussions going on right now planning our response. Might as well just let it run its course.

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    I'm going to be my usual optimistic and skeptical self and say I think this Coronavirus has induced a huge overreaction. It's just what people crave right now. An existential threat that really isn't threatening our existence.
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    speaking of potential pandemics anyone else having fun killing the world with a plague of your creation?

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/plague-inc/id525818839

    I played this game a bunch a few years ago but it seems particularly fun now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    I'm going to be my usual optimistic and skeptical self and say I think this Coronavirus has induced a huge overreaction. It's just what people crave right now. An existential threat that really isn't threatening our existence.
    I like that you're concurrently optimistic and skeptical. Great combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I like that you're concurrently optimistic and skeptical. Great combo.
    That's always my fusion. Trump isn't Hitler, we're not the Weimar Republic, the earth isn't burning up all over, emissions are getting cleaner, the Coronavirus won't be nearly as deadly as this:

    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-n...be-at-its-peak
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    That's always my fusion. Trump isn't Hitler, we're not the Weimar Republic, the earth isn't burning up all over, emissions are getting cleaner, the Coronavirus won't be nearly as deadly as this:

    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-n...be-at-its-peak
    14,000. wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    I'm going to be my usual optimistic and skeptical self and say I think this Coronavirus has induced a huge overreaction. It's just what people crave right now. An existential threat that really isn't threatening our existence.
    Yeah. I linked an article previously that highlighted Japan's approach to the coronavirus. It said that Japan was going to only treat and isolate the most serious cases. Mild cases would be sent home to self isolate and get better. It's as if they are conceding that this will be with us and trying to block it out is futile as well has uselessly expensive, so might as well manage it until a vaccine is developed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Yeah. I linked an article previously that highlighted Japan's approach to the coronavirus. It said that Japan was going to only treat and isolate the most serious cases. Mild cases would be sent home to self isolate and get better. It's as if they are conceding that this will be with us and trying to block it out is futile as well has uselessly expensive, so might as well manage it until a vaccine is developed.
    And then Japan shut down every school in the entire country. So much for a calm and measured approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    That's always my fusion. Trump isn't Hitler, we're not the Weimar Republic, the earth isn't burning up all over, emissions are getting cleaner, the Coronavirus won't be nearly as deadly as this:

    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-n...be-at-its-peak
    I’m sure it will suck esp for people who die and have their businesses and jobs disrupted. But our worst predictions and fears are never usually actualized, at least not as predict them. The worst usually gets us off guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Yeah. I linked an article previously that highlighted Japan's approach to the coronavirus. It said that Japan was going to only treat and isolate the most serious cases. Mild cases would be sent home to self isolate and get better. It's as if they are conceding that this will be with us and trying to block it out is futile as well has uselessly expensive, so might as well manage it until a vaccine is developed.
    Eventually people will say, we have to get back to work, start traveling again. If we get it, oh well, probably won't die.

    The published rates of death are probably exaggerated. Early on, the Chinese didn't know what it was, weren't getting treated right. Iran is medieval. Etc. They've been discovering asymptomatic people. I posted the statistics for flu. What about car wrecks. Life is dangerous but you have to get out there and tackle it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    And then Japan shut down every school in the entire country. So much for a calm and measured approach.
    Ha, I know. How crazy.

    That article is at least a week old, so things may have changed. But I wouldn't be surprised if they keep the basic lower key approach that I outlined above.
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    I was just contacted by Korean Air telling me that I was exposed to the virus and to self quarantine until I can be tested. That’s fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    Eventually people will say, we have to get back to work, start traveling again. If we get it, oh well, probably won't die.

    The published rates of death are probably exaggerated. Early on, the Chinese didn't know what it was, weren't getting treated right. Iran is medieval. Etc. They've been discovering asymptomatic people. I posted the statistics for flu. What about car wrecks. Life is dangerous but you have to get out there and tackle it.
    I would like to see a chart breaking down deaths per country per those infected. As you note, China didn't know what it had, and frankly, I question the healthcare there. Iran is medieval. How will it play out now that it is in the developed world?

    My greatest fear of contracting it is not that I would die, but that I would be thrust into a bureaucrat healthcare process of treatment and confinement and isolation in which I would lose freedom of movement for at least 14 days. Ugh.

    Also, everyone would think I have cooties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    I was just contacted by Korean Air telling me that I was exposed to the virus and to self quarantine until I can be tested. That’s fun.
    Oh crud. Just my fear as noted above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    I would like to see a chart breaking down deaths per country per those infected. As you note, China didn't know what it had, and frankly, I question the healthcare there. Iran is medieval. How will it play out now that it is in the developed world?

    My greatest fear of contracting it is not that I would die, but that I would be thrust into a bureaucrat healthcare process of treatment and confinement and isolation in which I would lose freedom of movement for at least 14 days. Ugh.

    Also, everyone would think I have cooties.
    I would kill for a 14 day break, even if that means isolation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Oh crud. Just my fear as noted above.
    Ha! I’m right there with you. I have a trip to Vegas planned for next week. Getting out of that would be a positive. I’m also planning on doing spring cleaning and making a couple of dump runs on Saturday. So other than getting out of those two things, this will be a pain in the neck. I’m 99.9999999% sure I’m fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I would kill for a 14 day break, even if that means isolation.
    When not traveling I work from home. So all this does is put me in the “office” for 24/7 for a few weeks. Yeah, that sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I would kill for a 14 day break, even if that means isolation.
    Depending on where you live, isolation and confinement will likely mean at a medical facility in a negative pressure room being treated by people in space suits.

    EDIT: I talking as if you are determined to have the virus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    When not traveling I work from home. So all this does is put me in the “office” for 24/7 for a few weeks. Yeah, that sucks.
    Yeah, no doubt I'd be putting in hours on my computer and phone. I think I might have to make sure my VPN doesn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Depending on where you live, isolation and confinement will likely mean at a medical facility in a negative pressure room being treated by people in space suits.

    EDIT: I talking as if you are determined to have the virus.
    I'd be ok with that too.

    Really it comes down to how busy my life is. Work, church, family--it's been a juggling act lately! Really the thing that would kill me would be not being able to see the grandkids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    I would like to see a chart breaking down deaths per country per those infected. As you note, China didn't know what it had, and frankly, I question the healthcare there. Iran is medieval. How will it play out now that it is in the developed world?

    My greatest fear of contracting it is not that I would die, but that I would be thrust into a bureaucrat healthcare process of treatment and confinement and isolation in which I would lose freedom of movement for at least 14 days. Ugh.

    Also, everyone would think I have cooties.
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    Yeah, no doubt I'd be putting in hours on my computer and phone. I think I might have to make sure my VPN doesn't work.



    I'd be ok with that too.

    Really it comes down to how busy my life is. Work, church, family--it's been a juggling act lately! Really the thing that would kill me would be not being able to see the grandkids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    I was just contacted by Korean Air telling me that I was exposed to the virus and to self quarantine until I can be tested. That’s fun.
    YIKES
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