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tringlomane
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March 7th, 2020 at 3:30:39 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Lol. You're a math guy. What part of my previous post was tough to understand?

Technically, we're at about 5% in the US. 338 reported cases, 17 deaths.



We're one of the highest percentages worldwide. Doh. But that's partly because of that nursing home that got it. Now 70 of their workers are showing symptoms too. :(

The reported count is over 400 now.
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March 7th, 2020 at 3:51:10 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

They don't know enough yet, but one study being quoted says BEST case world-wide, given what we know now, is 15 MILLION deaths and a 2.6 Trillion economic hit.



I think that's worst case. Maybe things went more south since I last checked.

We could try to figure it out from an early starter like China, but China can enforce some pretty stringent policies. They will probably knock it down faster than any other large population, if it is possible to do so by enforcement of policies rather than specific treatment.
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March 7th, 2020 at 6:55:03 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I think that's worst case. Maybe things went more south since I last checked.

We could try to figure it out from an early starter like China, but China can enforce some pretty stringent policies. They will probably knock it down faster than any other large population, if it is possible to do so by enforcement of policies rather than specific treatment.



I'm guessing stricter enforcement helped. Quarantines will help, but I don't know it's enough to significantly stop the spread. Iirc, this can spread when people don't have symptoms. Any disease like that is problematic.
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March 7th, 2020 at 7:17:14 PM permalink
Mike Pence is in charge of this? Yikes.
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March 7th, 2020 at 7:18:44 PM permalink
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Mike Pence is in charge of this? Yikes.

Better than that bartender!
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March 7th, 2020 at 8:56:42 PM permalink
Some are trying HIV medication to treat coronavirus.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-patient-in-spain-reportedly-recovers-after-being-treated-with-hiv-drug/

http://www.natap.org/2020/newsUpdates/020420_02.htm
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March 7th, 2020 at 11:03:54 PM permalink
Over read a few posts that really express how challenging containment can be when for many workers the norm is coming in to work when sick. For those who want to self quarantine, it may not be feasible due to lack of funds. I've heard various numbers, but something like 40% of Americans couldn't immediately handle an unexpected $400 expense. Hoping we get something under control, but between slowness to action and financial strain for people this might be a bigger issue than I originally thought.
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March 8th, 2020 at 7:47:05 AM permalink
A little bit tired of this news about the virus. I hope this will all be over soon: both the virus and the hype surrounding it..
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March 8th, 2020 at 9:35:20 AM permalink
Due to Coronavirus, a Costco in Oregon ran out of toilet paper for the first time in its history.

I'm pretty sure buying toilet paper would be last on my list of things to buy. Cases of Coca-Cola Minis would be the top of my list, of course.
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March 8th, 2020 at 9:50:22 AM permalink
CoronaCoin: A coronavirus speculative deathwatch cryptocurrency

https://cointelegraph.com/news/steem-scandal-blockchain-voting-fiasco-more-bad-crypto-news-of-the-week
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