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  1. Based on what? The cases in China, the center of the outbreak, have nearly leveled off. Very likely. We're the point now where everyone with the sniffles goes to the doctor. Combine that with discouraging everyone from going to any type of gathering and I imagine deaths and infections will be down. There is a weekly count released by CDC for the US. If you were to compare the flu to COVID-19, you would see more deaths from flu than there are cases of COVID-19. I've got fire crews in my area saying that they will go in wearing full haz-mat suits with
  2. The WHO is 100% correct. Mass gatherings are responsible for the spread of the common cold and the flu but we don't cancel everything for them and they are exponentially more common.
  3. It's not extra strong but the shots vary from year to year based on predictions as to which strains will be most active. Technically, they say getting the flu shot, any flu shot, won't make you sick but I'm with you, only I get sick every time I take one. A coronavirus is a different type of virus, so no, the flu shot doesn't help on that front. Funny enough, I recently read where a little alcohol does seem to help! I'll try to find the study again!
  4. Not really. The overreaction will tax the system because we have to go overboard in order to alleviate the public fears. The lack of beds is seasonal due to the flu and there are only 437 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US right now (March 8, 1100 CDT) with many staying home. Having COVID-19 doesn't mean hospitalization. Just like the flu, most people can beat it at home. Mysteriously, six of the top eight countries of outbreaks have free healthcare, so lack of access doesn't appear to be the issue. I'm not familiar with the "all over the map messaging" but what I am familiar with has
  5. I'm not here to pick on anyone but we need to clarify a few things. None of this is personal, it's just putting out accurate information and trying to put the infodemic to rest. This is correct. Surgical masks are intended to keep thing IN, not OUT. It's in the name "surgical mask" meaning a mask for surgery. They don't put them on the patients for surgery, the staff wears them. Very close! Actively wash the front and back of your hands for about 20 seconds at a minimum under the hottest tolerable water then rinse. Than panic was started long before this, so
  6. You are very welcome. There is a big push within healthcare right now to smash all the fear and paranoia!
  7. You get it! THANK YOU! Just use the same good sense you use during every flu season and you should be just fine!
  8. We have two problems right now. One is an epidemic known as COVID-19 (coronavirus) and another is best described as an "Infodemic." The first is a virus transmitted between people, the second is people transmitting anything and everything they see and/or hear about a virus. I work in healthcare and have been watching this since it first surfaced about six to eight weeks ago. I get my information from vetted sources, not Facebook, Twitter, or for the most part, mass media. The media has its place, showing us where outbreaks are but that's about all they are good for. I've been to meetings at va
  9. This thread is an example of why and how everyone is panicking right now. First and foremost, kids appear to be darn near immune. It's a complete mystery but they do. Just check with the CDC. Seattle is going nuts despite the fact that the majority of their cases were all from the same nursing home. We have two problems right now. One is an epidemic known as COVID-19 (coronavirus) and another is best described as an "Infodemic." The first is a virus transmitted between people, the second is people transmitting anything and everything they see and/or hear about a virus. I work in hea
  10. I might make it down for the show, as it's looking better than Planet this year. Regardless, is anyone accepting subs?
  11. I know he doesn't do CGC, but I thought this might still be of interest given that he rarely makes appearances... https://www.fanfairenyc.com/guests