Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.

Topics that do not fit anywhere else. Absolutely NO discussions of religion, race, or immigration!

Moderators: carlson1, Charles L. Cotton

User avatar

03Lightningrocks
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 150
Posts: 9212
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: DFW area

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#541

Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:08 pm

The destruction of our economy is doing ten times the damage this over rated cold virus has or will cause. I agree with srothstein. Especially the part about the end of this thing. One side will claim it was an over reaction and the other side will claim it was not so bad because of the precautions taken. Something else to keep in mind. We have not had much in the way of testing until now. They already know that the vast majority of folks who get it will show minor to know symptoms. My bet is that many more of us have it than we know and with the advent of more testing we will see the numbers of confirmed cases spike. Which of coarse will just increase the anxiety levels of everyone.

In the meanwhile. Social distancing will become the new buzzword for the left.

Image


Mike S
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 510
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:08 pm
Contact:

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#542

Post by Mike S » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:17 pm

For those who use YouTube, you can go to the White House's page & subscribe. Wife fussed at me yesterday for not listening to the White House update while she was on shift, so I clicked on the little 'bell' so I'd get notified...

Here's the link to today's briefing, in progress now:



Notes:
- the USS COMFORT & USS MERCY (big hospital ships) are being prepared to support (as a surge capacity, I'm guessing). One will be stationed off of New York; west coast location still to be determined.
- Defense Production Act will be invoked later today, which allows the DOD to ramp up procurement of med supplies to replace the ventilators & med supplies that DOD is providing to civilian facilities out of DOD's Strategic Reserves.
- Recommendation for Dr's & hospitals to defer elective procedures until later, to open up resources for other needs.
- V.A. is cutting back on routine/elective appointments, by about 1/3 so far. V.A. hospitals are prepared to augment FEMA & civilian med system if called upon.
- Non-essential border crossings with U.S.-Canada (of persons) will be halted to limit exposures. Not going to affect commerce, just travellers.
- South Korea has tested bunches of their people (didn't catch the numbers). Only minor changes in previous stats. 93% tested negative for COVID-19
- 59,000 tests processed thus far in the U.S.
- There was a huge backlog of test processing in the U.S. until the automated process went into effect this week. Public was warned that now that 10,000 tests may be getting processed per day, expect a quick jump in the next week of the number of positive cases as the backlog is cleared. DO NOT panic if the number jumps when the backlog is cleared; it doesn't indicate a jump in new cases, just that some presumptive cases are confirmed.

User avatar

Rafe
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 53
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Location: Htown

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#543

Post by Rafe » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:53 pm

In the Houston area, the Galleria, Houston Premium Outlets, and Katy Mills to close through March 29. That's a lot of retail space completely empty for over a week. https://abc13.com/society/list-of-event ... a/6004004/

User avatar

ScottDLS
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 9
Posts: 4730
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:04 am
Location: DFW Area, TX

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#544

Post by ScottDLS » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:58 pm

Rafe wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:53 pm
In the Houston area, the Galleria, Houston Premium Outlets, and Katy Mills to close through March 29. That's a lot of retail space completely empty for over a week. https://abc13.com/society/list-of-event ... a/6004004/
Next up the power companies, refineries, food distributors, police and firefighters and the Army. You can't be to careful ya know. :roll:
4/13/1996 Completed CHL Class, 4/16/1996 Fingerprints, Affidavits, and Application Mailed, 10/4/1996 Received CHL, renewed 1998, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2016...). "ATF... Uhhh...heh...heh....Alcohol, tobacco, and GUNS!! Cool!!!!"


parabelum
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 23
Posts: 2053
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:22 pm

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#545

Post by parabelum » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:31 pm

I’m Lt/EMT in a busy Vol Dept with two stations running several calls daily. We are open "rlol"
Credendo Vides


txhighlander
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 2
Posts: 264
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 3:06 am

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#546

Post by txhighlander » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:23 pm

I haul fuel, no slow down here . I did notice less traffic on my routes today than the last few days.
Truth against the world


Topic author
philip964
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 309
Posts: 11417
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:30 pm

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#547

Post by philip964 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:03 pm

txhighlander wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:23 pm
I haul fuel, no slow down here . I did notice less traffic on my routes today than the last few days.
Thank you for the work you do. I appreciate fuel!


Topic author
philip964
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 309
Posts: 11417
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:30 pm

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#548

Post by philip964 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:03 pm

parabelum wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:31 pm
I’m Lt/EMT in a busy Vol Dept with two stations running several calls daily. We are open "rlol"
Thank you for being a first responder!


txhighlander
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 2
Posts: 264
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 3:06 am

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#549

Post by txhighlander » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:10 pm

philip964 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:03 pm
txhighlander wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:23 pm
I haul fuel, no slow down here . I did notice less traffic on my routes today than the last few days.
Thank you for the work you do. I appreciate fuel!
Your welcome, I have noticed that vehicles tend not to run without fuel.😁
Truth against the world


Topic author
philip964
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 309
Posts: 11417
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:30 pm

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#550

Post by philip964 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:13 pm



powerboatr
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 2
Posts: 991
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:53 pm
Location: North East Texas

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#551

Post by powerboatr » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:05 pm

hats off :tiphat: to the EMTs and Fireman. as well as the truckers bringing fuel and groceries.



VA called today, all dental procedures are on hold until further notice. Emergencies will be handled as required.

all normal doc visits are either tele or email, unless urgent issues arise.

governor is holding a town hall tomorrow at 7pm
Proud to have served for over 22 Years in the U.S. Navy

User avatar

03Lightningrocks
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 150
Posts: 9212
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: DFW area

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#552

Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:48 pm

This is more evidence that corona virus danger is greatly exaggerated.
WHO Director Made BASIC MATH ERROR in Causing Global Coronavirus Panic
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/0 ... tent=daily


parabelum
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 23
Posts: 2053
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:22 pm

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#553

Post by parabelum » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:52 pm

philip964 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:03 pm
parabelum wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:31 pm
I’m Lt/EMT in a busy Vol Dept with two stations running several calls daily. We are open "rlol"
Thank you for being a first responder!
Thank you Sir :tiphat:
Credendo Vides

User avatar

johncanfield
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 1050
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:04 pm
Location: Texas Hill Country

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#554

Post by johncanfield » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:08 pm

powerboatr wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:05 pm
....VA called today, all dental procedures are on hold until further notice. Emergencies will be handled as required. all normal doc visits are either tele or email, unless urgent issues arise
I kept an appointment yesterday at the Kerrville VAMC, today at 0500 hours they are screening everyone in a vehicle before they can enter the building. I have upcoming appointments in a couple of months, hope they aren't delayed. Can't do these over the phone - dental and vision.
LC9s, M&P 22, 9c, Sig P238-P239-P226-P365XL, 1911 clone

User avatar

Rafe
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 53
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Location: Htown

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

#555

Post by Rafe » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:11 pm

I have no idea how I missed this news tidbit when it originally came out February 27 when the dems got all verklempt over Mike Pence being appointed to head the Coronavirus Task Force. So guess who stepped up to create the Congressional Coronavirus Task Force as counter to the actual Coronavirus Task Force?



She evidently was able to convince two other congresscritters to be co-chairs with her. At least that's a plus, because with only SJL at the helm we'd surely be dead in a week. I wasn't panicky before, but anytime I see Sheila Jackson Lee's mouth start to move I get a major blood pressure spike.

And about an hour ago, this:
Free Houston-area drive-thru coronavirus testing to start Thursday

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chair of the Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, said free testing will begin Thursday, March 19. She's expected to hold a press conference around 10 a.m. urging residents to take advantage of the free testing.

For more information, go to https://abc13.com/health/free-houston-a ... y/6026270/
Didn't we just today--and sanely--hear from the real Coronavirus Task Force that people shouldn't run out and flood the new increased testing capability just because they sneezed at 9:21 a.m. last Tuesday?

There's no treatment for the virus, so unless you are expressly symptomatic and are in a vulnerable part of the population, or if you've traveled or have been in contact with someone you know or think is positive for the virus, that all 329 million Americans shouldn't run out and immediately overload the new testing system? That we should leave the initial testing capacity for our 1st responders and medical professionals who are coming into contact with COVID-19 patients, and for those who are expressly symptomatic and may need medical attention?
:headscratch

Post Reply

Return to “Off-Topic”