Coronavirus general

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Coronavirus general
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:03:37 AM »
Hey, how's it going y'all? The pandemic is in full swing. Respirators and face masks have been sold out since February. K-12 schools across the US are closed for up to a month. Kate's college cancelled their spring / summer semester and told everyone to go home. Work trips, sporting events, and anime conventions all cancelled. The economy is falling hard. Grocery store shelves are empty as everyone stocks up for the zombie movie apocalypse we all grew up with.



I think it's cool that suddenly it's socially acceptable to stay inside and not talk to anyone except on the internet
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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 10:24:38 AM »
work has told us to "work from home" except for service calls, which means i will be infecting crews that have been at sea and isolated for at least a month

also the point of containment has already been passed. international level briefings say to prepare for 480million dead.

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 10:31:10 AM »
c19 is a fuck

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 08:15:54 PM »
the happening is cool until you realize that it can't be stopped and it's not just an internet joke

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 08:26:43 PM »
we all deserve to die

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 09:17:28 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 10:44:46 PM »
America #1, beating italy for exponential growth!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 11:52:48 PM »
America #1, beating italy for exponential growth!!


Woooooooooooo, America #1! Suck it, Europe!

But, really, please don't kill my grandparents.
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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2020, 08:55:43 PM »
So it looks like the CDC took note to the fact that everyone in the world was searching for "coronavirus map" and decided to make their own for the US.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html



The New York Times also has a pretty cool one with more detail

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2020, 09:03:06 PM »
Another day, another bar of exponential growth

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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2020, 09:08:25 PM »
Another day, another bar of exponential growth



Keep in mind that this is the number of new cases each day where the first image was a cumulative count.

America #1, beating italy for exponential growth!!



On day 13 Italy had a total count of 4,636 cases while America on day 13 now has 7,038. Nice
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2020, 09:09:58 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 10:01:15 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 10:35:38 PM »
Another day, another bar of exponential growth



the hockey stick keeps getting bigger...


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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2020, 12:52:30 AM »
A few people have talked about the risk of reinfection since people have allegedly tested negative and gotten sick again, but false negatives are quite common since the disease is so new.

https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus

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Some people require more than one test because of false-negative outcomes

The number of COVID-19 tests carried out will be similar to the number of people tested, but they won’t be quite the same, because some people may need to be tested multiple times. The reason for this is that there are “false-negative” test outcomes

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There are several reasons why someone infected with COVID-19 may produce a false-negative result when tested:

    They may be in the early stage of the disease with a viral load that is too low to be detected.
    They may have no major respiratory symptoms, so there could be little detectable virus in the patient’s throat and nose.
    There may have been a problem with sample collection, meaning there was very little sample to test.
    There may have been poor handling and shipping of samples and test materials.
    There may have been technical issues inherent in the test, e.g. virus mutation.

The WHO suggests that these issues should be taken into account and that for some people, tests should be carried out several times.

But some people infected a bunch of monkeys and they weren't able to reinfect them. So maybe we're safe, lol

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.13.990226v1

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