Impact of the new Coronavirus where you are?


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3 hours ago, Philc2001 said:

I've added a useful link to the Johns Hopkins ArcGIS tracking map. My son works in GIS, he sent this link, which tracks a lot of useful details about the virus:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

It's got a lot of sub-panels you can expand and toggle for different metrics. Wish we could embed the actual page here. 

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Weird....quite a diff. in numbers being reported between this one and the one on the WHO site

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The impact of coronavirus where I am?   Hmm.  Where to begin.  Last weekend, when I left the hospital on Friday night, we had 9 cases in our ICU.  When I came in on Monday, the ICU was completely

Might be irreverent after I posted the currently existing horror scenarios back on page 1 and 2 of this thread on January 30th - ages ago in this fast developing news circle. So, to end my commen

I’m ready, come what may...  

It's official my town is losing its mind. My neighbor is locked in the house with no food and doesn't want to leave...or have me bring him anything. The girlfriends business is shutdown and she's coming to live with me until this cools over. She lives in dense city and I'm in a fancy pants rural-ish area so rather have her here. 

Schools/busisnes are all closing and we are getting quarentined town by town it seems 

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Gov of Ca has issued “guidance” for all 65 and over to “self-quarantine”, all bars, pubs, and wineries to close, and for restaurants to cut capacity by 50%. he went so far as to say martial law is an option.

Oh boy!

Oh yeah, Los Angeles Unified School District closed all public schools for at least two weeks starting tomorrow.

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People are dumb, just don't get it, very maddening . Still socializing, having/going out to parties, restaurants and bars . Only way is for the government to force close, which is happening, especially in Quebec bravo to the premier.

"Quebec Premier François Legault is asking for the closure of public places in the province such as bars, gyms, libraries and movie theatres.

He says restaurants can stay open, but are being asked to limit the number of clients to 50 per cent capacity."

Italy won't be unique soon I'm afraid. 

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21 minutes ago, Siberian Bear said:

Empty shelves in LA, CA. This is NOTHING compared to USSR shelves back in late 80’s early 90’s though ?

 

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i remember what the shops/shelves looked like in russia back in 86. as a young innocent, i was stunned. such a completely different world. 

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The really scary thing is that on a per-capita basis, Italy's healthcare system was much more logistically equipped to deal with this than the U.S..  Also, by this point in the outbreak we were already seeing coordinated national policy being implemented and ramped-up testing, where the States is still pretty much a vacuum at the federal level.  The saving grace may be that the U.S. population is substantially younger (less of the high-risk elderly per capita) but it also has a much higher rate of diabetes (another high-risk group).

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  One thing that has shocked me, thought looking back it really shouldn't have, is the utter irresponsible nature the media (At least in the UK) is showing.

  Headlining sensationalist claims made by unqualified people that aim to rubbish the nation's top scientists plans and drive up panic. Trying to get a cheap 'gotcha' moment on politicians trying to do the best they can on an incredibly fluid situation. Even the publishing of the initial toilet roll stories created the prefix buying and shortages.

  It brings home just how low journalism has sunk when at a time like this it should be utterly plain and completely unbiased information.

  The top epidemiologist in the country working with the government to plan each managed step is the guy who is widely held to be one of, if not the top specialist in the field, and is credited with spearheading the international response to Ebola. Yet all the media channels here ran headline news saying 'hundreds of scientists say government plans will risk untold thousands of deaths'. These top scientists turn out to be a motley crew of mathematicians, students and bloggers. 

  Even know they are headline publishing leaked governmental documents showing worst case scenarios and responses...

  How is any of that in the public benefit at a time like this? 

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Hard to believe , just today interviewed at the airport, parents with kids are still hopping on planes to vacation south and elsewhere for March break . Can't fix stupid , the government has to impose a complete travel ban ASAP. Be the same people stranded and demanding to be rescued when they can't get home.

 

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I had plans to do a bunch of small vacations throughout the year, instead of my 6 week jaunt I usually take in Oct/Nov every two years. Now that is all canceled. On the downside, I don't get time off till next year. On the upside, I have more money for my kitchen renovations.

 

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Impact where I am? Other than pretty disgusted about people arguing/taking political sides in a time when we should all be pulling together to try to help one another out?

My bride and I are both working from home until at least 4/6 at the direction of our (different) employers. We're well provisioned. That's about it.

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I live in Denton County. I called the Denton County Public Health Department. They explained the only people getting tested are people who’ve been in direct contact with someone who is infected or coming from a high risk area. Just having symptoms doesn’t qualify for testing for some reason.

I would guess that’s because that would take up too much time. If you’re testing people with symptoms then you would have to test pretty much every one that got a light cough, light fever, tired, exhausted or just got hung over. In Sweden we have even moved away from testing people who’s been in contact with people thats been sick or people that been to high risk places and focus on testing people with sympoms that are in the risk groups of getting really sick. They figure it’s already so widely spread it doesn’t really matter at this point and the workload will be too overwelming anyway. So now they can focus on the people that really need the help. It makes kind of sense.
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49 minutes ago, tigger said:

 We're well provisioned. That's about it.

Same here. The last few hurricane seasons have been quite active, so our supply of TP and ramen noodles is substantial ?. I am hoping the liquor store stays open, though ?

Life is still pretty normal on Maui, but traffic has eased quite a bit, partly due to closed schools. I expect we’ll see a significant if not complete drop in visitors very soon. Luckily my work is not directly tied to tourism. In fact, we had one of our biggest years during the 2008-2009 downturn. It turns out the best time for a busy resort to catch up on construction projects they’ve been putting off is when their client base suddenly dries up temporarily. 

 

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  One thing that has shocked me, thought looking back it really shouldn't have, is the utter irresponsible nature the media (At least in the UK) is showing.
  Headlining sensationalist claims made by unqualified people that aim to rubbish the nation's top scientists plans and drive up panic. Trying to get a cheap 'gotcha' moment on politicians trying to do the best they can on an incredibly fluid situation. Even the publishing of the initial toilet roll stories created the prefix buying and shortages.
  It brings home just how low journalism has sunk when at a time like this it should be utterly plain and completely unbiased information.
  The top epidemiologist in the country working with the government to plan each managed step is the guy who is widely held to be one of, if not the top specialist in the field, and is credited with spearheading the international response to Ebola. Yet all the media channels here ran headline news saying 'hundreds of scientists say government plans will risk untold thousands of deaths'. These top scientists turn out to be a motley crew of mathematicians, students and bloggers. 
  Even know they are headline publishing leaked governmental documents showing worst case scenarios and responses...
  How is any of that in the public benefit at a time like this? 
Completely agree... The sun had a whole article about what you need to stockpile!!??

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Sitting on my ass in Seattle, WA USA. Well sitting and smoking. Stores, bars, and restaurants are closed. I work for a medical device company and they won’t let us go into the hospitals. Meanwhile my wife is running the drive in Covid19 testing center. Gonna be a lot of smoking going on this week.

but hey, they suns out!

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Sitting on my ass in Seattle, WA USA. Well sitting and smoking. Stores, bars, and restaurants are closed. I work for a medical device company and they won’t let us go into the hospitals. Meanwhile my wife is running the drive in Covid19 testing center. Gonna be a lot of smoking going on this week.
but hey, they suns out!
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Take care of that wife of yours, it will get hectic.
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What was the curse: "May you live in interesting times."     Welcome to March, 2020, the month when the impossible happened.

Most of us have lived pampered lives, so hopefully now when we are tested we can keep our wits about us, and help other folks when we can.

Smoking great cigars makes it a lot easier.

(now back to my bunker....)  ?

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6 hours ago, Cubadust said:


I would guess that’s because that would take up too much time. If you’re testing people with symptoms then you would have to test pretty much every one that got a light cough, light fever, tired, exhausted or just got hung over. In Sweden we have even moved away from testing people who’s been in contact with people thats been sick or people that been to high risk places and focus on testing people with sympoms that are in the risk groups of getting really sick. They figure it’s already so widely spread it doesn’t really matter at this point and the workload will be too overwelming anyway. So now they can focus on the people that really need the help. It makes kind of sense.

But globally people were berating the Chinese for underreporting. I always agreed they were but I guess there was always a difficulty to trying to report the full picture. 

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A lot more things closing here in Ontario., seems more are finally realizing this isn't just the media hype/and / or just the flu? I think if they are smart they will shut things down here …..I wouldn't want to be in any elected capacity right now.....Tough choices to make

And I wonder what is up with the WHO map

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd

Its way behind the JH one

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

The US numbers have not changed since around sun morning, WHO 1678 cases, JH 4661....The .US concerns me as they are tied to us, and according to JH they are rising rapidly. Seems strange they have not updated it. 

Stay safe friends, and thanks so much for the info and links here, has been very helpful to see whats going on. 

 

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Pretty bleak day for me out in the NYC area.

The layoffs are coming in droves...sadly. My girlfriends store closed down, and my brother in law is about to lay off 50% of staff. 10% reduction at my sister's agency, and ongoing elsewhere. 

I think we are days from quarantine (about time!) here in NJ so I scooped up the girlfriend and her cat with expectations she'll be here for the long haul. 

Silver lining it looks like at least my job is safe for the time being. 

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