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Old 08-16-20, 08:19 PM
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U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 170,000 ahead of fall flu season

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... a thousand people here, and a thousand people there, on a daily basis, and pretty soon you're talking some real numbers.
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Old 08-16-20, 08:53 PM
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Yeah, when flu season hits and no one can tell the difference between flu symptoms and early Covid, it's going to be a real ******g mess. You think you're waiting long to get test results now (it took us a week when we got ours done 1.5 weeks ago) just wait. It's going to be bananas. Everyone will be on presumptive quarantine.
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Old 08-17-20, 09:08 AM
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We certainly have a great deal on our plates right now. Wild fires in the West, severe storms in the mid-West, hurricane season bearing down on us in the East, all during a world wide epidemic. Dealing with natural disasters while trying to social distance can't really be done. Thomas Paine, at the time of the revolutionary war wrote "these are the times that try people's souls". They made it through then and we will too but it won't be easy. Not everyone is mentally geared for the long haul but that is what it will take. It will be useful to remember that the long haul does not have an end date. For inspiration in persistence I offer the following video link.

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Old 08-17-20, 10:54 AM
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I'm getting depressed.
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Old 08-17-20, 11:34 AM
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Will there even be a flu season?

If were all wearing masks, practicing social distancing washing our hands and all the other stuff we should do during a pandemic it should put a big dent in the flu season.
I usually get a wicked summer cold. You could set your watch by it. Always the last week in July. This year nothing.
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Old 08-17-20, 07:02 PM
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We've got the election coming up in November too (at least we should), that's going to be another issue to contend with.
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We've got the election coming up in November too (at least we should), that's going to be another issue to contend with.
Yeah, imagine the tragedy if people lick the glue on their envelopes.
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Old 08-17-20, 09:13 PM
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Jared Kushner says 'yes,' the US coronavirus death toll of 170,000 is a 'success story,' doubling down on comments from April

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jared-kus...232515381.html
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Old 08-18-20, 04:27 PM
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I'm getting depressed.
Get your flu shot instead.
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Old 08-18-20, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post

Jared Kushner says 'yes,' the US coronavirus death toll of 170,000 is a 'success story,' doubling down on comments from April

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jared-kus...232515381.html
Right! U.S. is 4.5% of the world's population but 20-25% of total Covid deaths. I wonder what he and our Dear Leader consider failure?!
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To quote from @berner above
They made it through then and we will too but it won't be easy.

In 1968 the Hong Kong flu killed 100, 000 in the USA and 1,000,000 world wide (that's assuming every country keeps honest records). Even then the USA government didn't focus on the difference between the "regular" flu season and the Hong Kong flu. In Canada they didn't emphasize it, excepting the schools gave off an extra week at Christmas.

Per the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-res...-pandemic.html

1968 Pandemic (H3N2) virus

The 1968 pandemic was caused by an influenza A (H3N2) virus comprised of two genes from an avian influenza A virus, including a new H3 hemagglutinin, but also contained the N2 neuraminidase from the 1957 H2N2 virus. It was first noted in the United States in September 1968. The estimated number of deaths was 1 million worldwide and about 100,000 in the United States. Most excess deaths were in people 65 years and older. The H3N2 virus continues to circulate worldwide as a seasonal influenza A virus.

Hopefully this nightmare fades like that one did.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Yeah, imagine the tragedy if people lick the glue on their envelopes.
I noted this back this spring when I voted by mail here in the primaries....all the envelopes the Elections Board sent out....were lick-closure.
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Old 08-18-20, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
I noted this back this spring when I voted by mail here in the primaries....all the envelopes the Elections Board sent out....were lick-closure.
I use a damp sponge.
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Get your flu shot instead.
I get a flu shot every year. I work in a hospital and it is free.

I actually was feeling a little overwhelmed the other day when I posted that. We haven't even gotten to the really bad fallout of this whole thing yet. Feeling better today though.
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Old 08-19-20, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
I get a flu shot every year. I work in a hospital and it is free.

I actually was feeling a little overwhelmed the other day when I posted that. We haven't even gotten to the really bad fallout of this whole thing yet. Feeling better today though.
I too get my flu shot every year.. without fail. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I also agree, there could be much more to come particularly if folks don't drop the "this is hoax" line of thought.

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Yeah, when flu season hits and no one can tell the difference between flu symptoms and early Covid, it's going to be a real ******g mess.
A scheissestorm! Just to throw another spanner in the viral mess... the flu test by nasal swab is common and easy with fast result - like 10 minutes. So if you go to an urgent care with a fever and they test you for flu and you don't have it... they probably will conclude you have COVID by default... so that will count as a positive test and our COVID cases will skyrocket again... because TESTING!

The last time I didn't have a flu shot was when they didn't make enough and Americans were going on vaccine tourism trips to Canada to get their shots... 1995 maybe?
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