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LuckyPhow
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March 2nd, 2020 at 7:32:56 AM permalink
Florida just declared a statewide health emergency following two confirmed infections. One was in Hillsborough County, where the large Seminole Hard Rock Casino mixes a lot of people 24x7. The second Florida Covid-19 case is from the county just south of Hillsborough County.

If the real incubation period is 14 days (could be longer), I wonder how many confirmed infections will appear in Florida during that timeframe. The statistical epidemiology fascinates me. (I decided it would be "less than proper" to do a poll.)

Florida mobilized statewide when it prepared for the Year 2000 Problem. In 2004 and 2005, when Florida was pummeled by five major hurricanes, the state used the Y2K statewide mobilization plan as a springboard for hurricane remediation efforts. Those who engineered the Y2K success were used as resources to help identify and avoid problems from a few years earlier.

Unfortunately -- both for Tampa's casino patrons and public -- I see no such coordination effort today. Instead, state government requires local county health professionals -- who often respond to reporters' questions in their regular work -- now to get prior approval from Tallahassee before replying. This does not instill public confidence. Stay tuned...
DeMango
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March 2nd, 2020 at 9:47:15 AM permalink
Practically right down the street from me, we are assuming the case reported at Doctors Hospital, Sarasota, last night. The solution is to hit the road and head to Biloxi for a few nights. Be there tonight!
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FleaStiff
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March 2nd, 2020 at 10:07:20 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

The solution is to hit the road and head to Biloxi for a few nights. Be there tonight!

Good luck, but the cases you are fleeing are still presumptive, not confirmed. Remember to take "wet-naps" with you so that chips, door handles and chips don't spread. DRY hands spread fewer germs than wet ones.
darkoz
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March 2nd, 2020 at 10:37:44 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Practically right down the street from me, we are assuming the case reported at Doctors Hospital, Sarasota, last night. The solution is to hit the road and head to Biloxi for a few nights. Be there tonight!



I suspect that is precisely how it's spreading

I'm sure the folks in Biloxi will welcome you with open arms once they hear you live one block from the latest outbreak
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gordonm888
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March 2nd, 2020 at 11:01:15 AM permalink
I have been told that there has not yet been a single COVID-19 fatality anywhere in the world of a child under the age of 9. Most fatalities have been older patients who had some other underlying disease/medical condition that weakened them.

Having said that, I have been guilty of assuming that this virus would not penetrate America very much, and this this was a disease that was occurring far away. But.......Holy $%@#, I believe I might have been wrong.
So many better men, a few of them friends, were dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things lived on, and so did I.
EvenBob
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March 2nd, 2020 at 11:10:23 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I have been told that there has not yet been a single COVID-19 fatality anywhere in the world of a child under the age of 9. Most fatalities have been older patients who had some other underlying disease/medical condition that weakened them.



Shhh.. They're dropping in the streets,
we're all doomed. You have the wrong
narrative.
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FleaStiff
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March 2nd, 2020 at 11:12:25 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I have been told that there has not yet been a single COVID-19 fatality anywhere in the world of a child under the age of 9. Most fatalities have been older patients who had some other underlying disease/medical condition that weakened them.

Having said that, I have been guilty of assuming that this virus would not penetrate America very much, and this this was a disease that was occurring far away. But.......Holy $%@#, I believe I might have been wrong.


only two percent die and most cases are mild which is why it spreads.
FleaStiff
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March 2nd, 2020 at 11:23:34 AM permalink
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only two percent die and most cases are mild which is why it spreads.

Yetif the buffet line is long, just mention to people ahead of you that the lines were much shorter when you were in China last week. I have an idea tat will speed you thru buffet lines and checkin lines.
billryan
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March 2nd, 2020 at 11:26:06 AM permalink
Really, it's only two percent. No big deal. Most of them will be old, anyway.
TigerWu
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March 2nd, 2020 at 12:13:13 PM permalink
If you're not elderly and don't have an underlying medical condition, the fatality rate drops to something like less than half a percent.

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