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SOOPOO
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March 12th, 2020 at 6:10:01 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

sounds a little nutty and 'trying' to catch something can be oddly frustrating as I remember from studies they've done on the common cold

but one thing I think is for sure ... and no official person could dare say this ... it would be better to be the first one to catch it in your community if you are going to get really sick ~ rather than some hapless person with severe illness in an area where the hospitals are overwhelmed with a huge number of other patients, and medical staff themselves too also sick, and the necessary really ready to treat with high quality care places packed to the gills

just saying



All true. I'm in the medium risk group. Almost 60 with diabetes. I will try and be in the not infected group. But success? If I stop posting you'll know why.....
onenickelmiracle
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March 12th, 2020 at 7:23:26 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Thought experiment...

Say you're in this situation, but haven't the ability to quarantine. Bugging out to create separation and hoping your charge does not die in your absence doesn't seem possible, as waiting for it to pass an area seems to be on the order of months, if it even passes at all. Staying to the last minute and hoping you don't kill them seems equally impossible. A combination of no tests plus a nearly two week incubation means by the time it's close to you, it's already in you. So that's out.

What's the feasibility (IYO) of purposely infecting? Go to a hot spot, lick some railings, and sit tight for 20 days. You get it, beat it, learn immunity, and then can go back home in less time and with full(ish) certainty that you're not gonna kill anyone.

Discuss.

Once you have it, you have it and will be stuck. You would have to probably keep going to an at risk hospital or something until you catch it. Then find out you're not one of the first ones, it's too late for that. To be honest, then once you're sure you're infected, you would have to go somewhere where you know it isn't to get good care. All in all, better to just be hiding for you and for everyone else. I think this might be a long time out of commission.
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March 13th, 2020 at 12:35:10 AM permalink
Quote: Face

Thought experiment...

Say you're in this situation, but haven't the ability to quarantine. Bugging out to create separation and hoping your charge does not die in your absence doesn't seem possible, as waiting for it to pass an area seems to be on the order of months, if it even passes at all. Staying to the last minute and hoping you don't kill them seems equally impossible. A combination of no tests plus a nearly two week incubation means by the time it's close to you, it's already in you. So that's out.

What's the feasibility (IYO) of purposely infecting? Go to a hot spot, lick some railings, and sit tight for 20 days. You get it, beat it, learn immunity, and then can go back home in less time and with full(ish) certainty that you're not gonna kill anyone.

Discuss.



This is a very interesting concept. I probably can't do this in practice, but you correctly state the drawbacks of the other approaches and your idea is clever. It had occurred to me that the future spread of this virus may be slowed once some of the population has been infected and developed immunity. But I had not thought about getting intentionally infected.
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gordonm888
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March 13th, 2020 at 1:19:46 AM permalink
I went shopping for supplies today. Here is the section of our grocery store where toilet paper is stocked.



Either people are expecting diarrhea of epic proportions, or they are hoarding TP because they expect a breakdown in the supply chain as the coronavirus spreads.
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onenickelmiracle
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March 13th, 2020 at 1:48:34 AM permalink
I've been accidentally buying way too much toilet paper because of Amazon subscribe and save and and not knowing what we have. Guess I better go buy a rifle.
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AxelWolf
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March 13th, 2020 at 2:11:06 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

This is a very interesting concept. I probably can't do this in practice, but you correctly state the drawbacks of the other approaches and your idea is clever. It had occurred to me that the future spread of this virus may be slowed once some of the population has been infected and developed immunity. But I had not thought about getting intentionally infected.

I don't know too much about this stuff, however, I was under the impression that you can keep getting the virus and there are different strains as well, so you really can't develop a good immunity to it?
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March 13th, 2020 at 4:25:34 AM permalink
South Korea has the highest per capita testing in the world. Their figures are the most accurate. They’ve found the mortality rate there is 0.7%, or nearly five times lower than the 3.4% rate reported by the WHO.

The mortality rate for the seasonal flu is 0.1%.
Hullabaloo
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March 13th, 2020 at 5:09:57 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I went shopping for supplies today. Here is the section of our grocery store where toilet paper is stocked.




Same thing around my neck of the woods, and apparently just about everywhere else.

Doesn't make a difference to me because I have a bio bidet. The're inexpensive, (many are less than $50), and install easily under your existing toilet seat.

EvenBob
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March 13th, 2020 at 8:17:03 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888


2. Buying pet food in bulk.



I started doing this two months
ago. Walmart stopped selling their
in house canned cat food 6 weeks
ago. I have 2 months stored. Buying
more today. Local schools and colleges
are c;losing, pro sports is over, Disneyland
is closed. We're screwed.
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EvenBob
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March 13th, 2020 at 8:22:45 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

All true. I'm in the medium risk group. Almost 60 with diabetes. I will try and be in the not infected group. But success? If I stop posting you'll know why.....



99.3% of S Koreans are living thru it.
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