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COVID-19 - Let's discuss this pandemic, not bicker about it

Latest numbers on the Covid-19 virus that has a global stronghold on most of us and is disrupting out everyday lives in a way no one could have predicted.

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Last updated: March 23, 2020, 01:38 GMT

Coronavirus Cases:

336,877

Deaths:

14,625

Recovered:

97,899
ACTIVE CASES
224,353
Currently Infected Patients
213,809 (95%)
in Mild Condition
10,544 (5%)
Serious or Critical
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Jan 22Feb 21Jan 28Feb 03Feb 09Feb 15Feb 27Mar 04Mar 10Mar 160200k400k
Show Statistics
CLOSED CASES
112,524
Cases which had an outcome:
97,899 (87%)
Recovered / Discharged
14,625 (13%)
Deaths
Show Graph
Feb 02Feb 22Mar 13Feb 07Feb 12Feb 17Feb 27Mar 03Mar 08Mar 180%100%
Show Statistics
Total Coronavirus CasesTotal Cases(Linear Scale)Jan 22Feb 01Feb 11Feb 21Mar 02Mar 120100k200k300k400kCases
Total Coronavirus DeathsTotal Deaths(Linear Scale)Jan 22Feb 02Feb 13Feb 24Mar 06Mar 1702.5k5k7.5k10k12.5k15kDeaths
The charts above are updated after the close of the day in GMT+0. Latest data is provisional, pending delayed reporting and adjustments from China's NHC.

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Reply #1 posted 03/22/20 6:46pm

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For the most part people are complying with the STAY AT HOME order issued in Cali. The busiest spots still seem to be the grocery stores, who are making huge effeorts to restock their shelves.

I have been getting take-out from local eateries (the smaller non-chain restaurants) - I am very worried about these businesses. I talked to one coffee shop owner who does not think he can survive a two month shut down. sad

I hope that Congress can pass a relief package soon.





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Reply #2 posted 03/22/20 6:53pm

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2 issues: when a topic is hidden you normally give the mods time to review the topic to make edits or whatever... making a new topic right away is not the best idea. oh and bumping a topic is also frowned upon--it is best to edit the OP to add any new info to the OP.

I do not care that mine was closed...I even said the mods could, but it is best to let the mod handle it... if they want to edit and let the on I started stand cool, if they want to make one themselfs, cool... but it is not so cool to jump to make a new one.

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Reply #3 posted 03/22/20 7:08pm

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I don't think we've seen anything yet. It has hit both coasts, and is now moving into the middle of the U.S. I give it 2 weeks and it will be hitting everyone, like NY has now.

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Reply #4 posted 03/22/20 7:10pm

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PennyPurple said:

I don't think we've seen anything yet. It has hit both coasts, and is now moving into the middle of the U.S. I give it 2 weeks and it will be hitting everyone, like NY has now.



I am hoping that it does not hit rural areas hard, though. The cities have many hospitals and resources - and more people to run them. It's really surreal how fast it is spreading.

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Reply #5 posted 03/22/20 7:12pm

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Naw, those old threads deserve to disappear forever.

A new sheet of paper is warranted.

My opinion anyway

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Reply #6 posted 03/22/20 7:14pm

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PennyPurple said:

I don't think we've seen anything yet. It has hit both coasts, and is now moving into the middle of the U.S. I give it 2 weeks and it will be hitting everyone, like NY has now.


Agree, sorry to say.

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Reply #7 posted 03/22/20 7:15pm

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poppys said:

PennyPurple said:

I don't think we've seen anything yet. It has hit both coasts, and is now moving into the middle of the U.S. I give it 2 weeks and it will be hitting everyone, like NY has now.


Agree, sorry to say.

I thought Illinois was Stay At Home also, no? Midwest?

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Reply #8 posted 03/22/20 7:19pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

poppys said:


Agree, sorry to say.

I thought Illinois was Stay At Home also, no? Midwest?

We are supposed to stay at home in Missouri, not as strict yet, as NY.

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Reply #9 posted 03/22/20 7:19pm

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Well they've had to issue closing the parks and beaches parking lots since that's where half of everyone went. Half the new cases in the county are people under 40. Hard heads soft asses. It is hard. It's spring, we've just had a very nice rainstorm, the sun is out the air is clear, it's green everywhere and the flowers are blooming All you wanna do is run outside and imitate Julie Andrews, the hills are alive. The other half of everyone went to Home Depot parking lots look all normal, no disinfectants but plenty of everything else ones been intending to do.
Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

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Reply #10 posted 03/22/20 7:20pm

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poppys said:


Agree, sorry to say.


I thought Illinois was Stay At Home also, no? Midwest?


It's because of Chicago. The bigger population centers are showing up first out of sheer volume. Freaking look at Italy, we are following that model so far. We are all doomed eventually.

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PennyPurple said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

I thought Illinois was Stay At Home also, no? Midwest?

We are supposed to stay at home in Missouri, not as strict yet, as NY.

Have the restaurants been asked to shut down yet?

Washington State is also in bad shape neutral

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Reply #12 posted 03/22/20 7:22pm

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Where I live it is not a 'lock down' but most places are closed except for take out and grocery stores. But there is little in the way of food or tp and other stuff available unless you are in line at 5AM for an 8AM open... forget that. I have food...

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onlyforaminute said:

Well they've had to issue closing the parks and beaches parking lots since that's where half of everyone went. Half the new cases in the county are people under 40. Hard heads soft asses. It is hard. It's spring, we've just had a very nice rainstorm, the sun is out the air is clear, it's green everywhere and the flowers are blooming All you wanna do is run outside and imitate Julie Andrews, the hills are alive. The other half of everyone went to Home Depot parking lots look all normal, no disinfectants but plenty of everything else ones been intending to do.

It's raining where I am so staying in would be typical to be indoors.. but nothing is open - restaurants, shops, malls, theaters. When we had a break and the sun was out - man, it was nice to go for a walk.

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Reply #14 posted 03/22/20 7:24pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

PennyPurple said:

We are supposed to stay at home in Missouri, not as strict yet, as NY.

Have the restaurants been asked to shut down yet?

Washington State is also in bad shape neutral

Yes, they are shut down but we can still go thru the drive thrus and some do deliver. The Casino's here are also shut down.

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Reply #15 posted 03/22/20 7:25pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

PennyPurple said:

We are supposed to stay at home in Missouri, not as strict yet, as NY.

Have the restaurants been asked to shut down yet?


Washington State is also in bad shape neutral

They are in Louisiana. They think it may have been silently circulating during Mardi Gras. Strangely, I did not go to any Mardi Gras events this year. Long story, but I am in a small town away from the city right now.

Yes, Washington is screwed.

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Reply #16 posted 03/22/20 7:26pm

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poppys said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


I thought Illinois was Stay At Home also, no? Midwest?


It's because of Chicago. The bigger population centers are showing up first out of sheer volume. Freaking look at Italy, we are following that model so far. We are all doomed eventually.


Right, Chicago. doh!

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Reply #17 posted 03/22/20 7:27pm

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poppys said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

Have the restaurants been asked to shut down yet?


Washington State is also in bad shape neutral

They are in Louisiana. They think it may have been silently circulating during Mardi Gras. Strangely, I did not go to any Mardi Gras events this year. Long story, but I am in a small town away from the city right now.

Yes, Washington is screwed.

Some friends of mine were going to the NO Jazz Fest - they cancelled it, right?

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Reply #18 posted 03/22/20 7:36pm

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poppys said:

They are in Louisiana. They think it may have been silently circulating during Mardi Gras. Strangely, I did not go to any Mardi Gras events this year. Long story, but I am in a small town away from the city right now.

Yes, Washington is screwed.

Some friends of mine were going to the NO Jazz Fest - they cancelled it, right?


Postponed until Fall, along with French Quarter Fest which comes first. MAJOR losses to the city monetarily.

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v10letblues said:

Naw, those old threads deserve to disappear forever.

A new sheet of paper is warranted.

My opinion anyway


I disagree. There was a lot of valuable information in that original thread, including my response to someone concerned about their job. They may not have had the chance to see it.

Recently it really seems like a "revolt" here where people who AREN'T mods think they run this place. Only is right. In the past when a thread was locked down, nobody dared start a sequel without mod permission (maybe they got permission for this one, I don't know).

The disrespect being shown the mods during the past several weeks has been very unsettling, including people who have ignored very recent mod requests. It needs to stop, people need to stop taking advantage of them.

"Never let nasty stalkers disrespect you. They start shit, you finish it. Go down to their level, that's the only way they'll understand. You have to handle things yourself."
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OnlyNDaUsa said:

2 issues: when a topic is hidden you normally give the mods time to review the topic to make edits or whatever... making a new topic right away is not the best idea. oh and bumping a topic is also frowned upon--it is best to edit the OP to add any new info to the OP.

I do not care that mine was closed...I even said the mods could, but it is best to let the mod handle it... if they want to edit and let the on I started stand cool, if they want to make one themselfs, cool... but it is not so cool to jump to make a new one.

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yeahthat It's best to give the mods time before starting a new thread. Often the old one comes back with snips and/or directives.

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Reply #21 posted 03/22/20 8:13pm

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djThunderfunk said:

It's best to give the mods time before starting a new thread. Often the old one comes back with snips and/or directives.

[Edited 3/22/20 20:07pm]


yeahthat And the person who started this thread isn't a newbie, they know better. It's just the usual disrespect toward the mods that's been all too common recently.

Even if it was started out of guilt after what I posted about them, they still shoulda respected the mods by waiting for the other thread to possibly return.

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poppys said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

Some friends of mine were going to the NO Jazz Fest - they cancelled it, right?


Postponed until Fall, along with French Quarter Fest which comes first. MAJOR losses to the city monetarily.

I'll bet. My friends couldn't get their deposit back from the boutique hotel they booked - said up front no refunds. Not sure about their flights.


This is going ot hit much harder than people think because itnis supposed to last weeks if not months,


The Fed is going to have to pump trillions into business so that things do not sink completely.







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Pokeno4Money said:

djThunderfunk said:

It's best to give the mods time before starting a new thread. Often the old one comes back with snips and/or directives.

[Edited 3/22/20 20:07pm]


yeahthat And the person who started this thread isn't a newbie, they know better. It's just the usual disrespect toward the mods that's been all too common recently.

Even if it was started out of guilt after what I posted about them, they still shoulda respected the mods by waiting for the other thread to possibly return.


The four people that went wild and got the other two threads closed today are now playing innocent.

If they had behaved today this thread wouldn't even be necessary.

This is the most transparently pathetic little game they have ever played here. And that says a LOT!

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

2 issues: when a topic is hidden you normally give the mods time to review the topic to make edits or whatever... making a new topic right away is not the best idea. oh and bumping a topic is also frowned upon--it is best to edit the OP to add any new info to the OP.

I do not care that mine was closed...I even said the mods could, but it is best to let the mod handle it... if they want to edit and let the on I started stand cool, if they want to make one themselfs, cool... but it is not so cool to jump to make a new one.

[Edited 3/22/20 18:59pm]


I do agree that the mods will probably edit the other two threads. I hate that the original automatically locked. I know it does it because the threads get too long. Back when the org started, we were all on dialup and it took forever for some of those threads to load. I don't know that anyone has that issue today.

[Edited 3/22/20 20:30pm]

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Reply #25 posted 03/22/20 8:24pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

poppys said:


Postponed until Fall, along with French Quarter Fest which comes first. MAJOR losses to the city monetarily.

I'll bet. My friends couldn't get their deposit back from the boutique hotel they booked - said up front no refunds. Not sure about their flights.


This is going ot hit much harder than people think because itnis supposed to last weeks if not months,


The Fed is going to have to pump trillions into business so that things do not sink completely.



The more people that get it, the more people they will affect. That's why the cases and deaths compound so fast once it gets rolling. Healthcare and Service people will come down with it, they are around people all the time that have it. Everybody can't stay home. I'm resigned to getting it at some point, hopefully not fatal. The social distancing is just to slow it down to stagger the cases, it's not going to stop it.

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benni said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

2 issues: when a topic is hidden you normally give the mods time to review the topic to make edits or whatever... making a new topic right away is not the best idea. oh and bumping a topic is also frowned upon--it is best to edit the OP to add any new info to the OP.

I do not care that mine was closed...I even said the mods could, but it is best to let the mod handle it... if they want to edit and let the on I started stand cool, if they want to make one themselfs, cool... but it is not so cool to jump to make a new one.

[Edited 3/22/20 18:59pm]


I do agree that the mods will probably the edit the other two threads. I hate that the original automatically locked. I know it does it because the threads get too long. Back when the org started, we were all on dialup and it took forever for some of those threads to load. I don't know that anyone has that issue today.

I think threads time out after a period of time as well. I am not sure why it was never a sticky - this is a global pandemic - and since the Org peeps are global it concerns the world.

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US cases top 32,000 as New York governor estimates 40% to 80% of state will get coronavirus

That's a scary headline. 40 to 80% of New York state?

There is a population of 19.5 million people as of July 1, 2019. That comes out to between 7.8 million to 15.6 million people. That's a lot of people getting this virus. No telling how many of them have pre-exising conditions that will make them susceptible to the more serious symptoms of this.

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poppys said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

I'll bet. My friends couldn't get their deposit back from the boutique hotel they booked - said up front no refunds. Not sure about their flights.


This is going ot hit much harder than people think because itnis supposed to last weeks if not months,


The Fed is going to have to pump trillions into business so that things do not sink completely.



The more people that get it, the more people they will affect. That's why the cases and deaths compound so fast once it gets rolling. Healthcare and Service people will come down with it, they are around people all the time that have it. Everybody can't stay home. I'm resigned to getting it at some point, hopefully not fatal. The social distancing is just to slow it down to stagger the cases, it's not going to stop it.

National Guard will be deployed. Wonder when the major military presence will be exercised?

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DiminutiveRocker said:

benni said:


I do agree that the mods will probably the edit the other two threads. I hate that the original automatically locked. I know it does it because the threads get too long. Back when the org started, we were all on dialup and it took forever for some of those threads to load. I don't know that anyone has that issue today.

I think threads time out after a period of time as well. I am not sure why it was never a sticky - this is a global pandemic - and since the Org peeps are global it concerns the world.


Agreed.

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