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The public is being grossly misinformed... it is airborne... must watch:



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I refuse to succumb to the hysteria and continue to put this Covid-19 event in it's proper perspective. The question remains: Is this woman a calloused cynic who lacks sensitivity and humanity . . . or, a conscientious purveyor of an anti-panic perspective of reality . . . ??

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"Compared to what?
by Heather Mac Donald
On the misguided response to COVID-19.
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Compared to what? That should be the question that every fear-mongering news story on the coronavirus has to start with. So far, the United States has seen forty-one deaths from the infection. Twenty-two of those deaths occurred in one poorly run nursing home outside of Seattle, the Life Care Center. Another nine deaths occurred in the rest of Washington state, leaving ten deaths (four in California, two in Florida, and one in each of Georgia, Kansas, New Jersey, and South Dakota) spread throughout the rest of the approximately 329 million residents of the United States. This represents roughly .000012 percent of the U.S. population.

Much has been made of the “exponential” rate of infection in European and Asian countries–as if the spread of all transmittable diseases did not develop along geometric, as opposed to arithmetic, growth patterns. What actually matters is whether or not the growing “pandemic” overwhelms our ability to ensure the well-being of U.S. residents with efficiency and precision. But fear of the disease, and not the disease itself, has already spoiled that for us. Even if my odds of dying from coronavirus should suddenly jump ten-thousand-fold, from the current rate of .000012 percent across the U.S. population all the way up to .12 percent, I’d happily take those odds over the destruction being wrought on the U.S. and global economy from this unbridled panic.

By comparison, there were 38,800 traffic fatalities in the United States in 2019, the National Safety Council estimates. That represents an average of over one hundred traffic deaths every day; if the press catalogued these in as much painstaking detail as they have deaths from coronavirus, highways nationwide would be as empty as New York subways are now. Even assuming that coronavirus deaths in the United States increase by a factor of one thousand over the year, the resulting deaths would only outnumber annual traffic deaths by 2,200. Shutting down highways would have a much more positive effect on the U.S. mortality rate than shutting down the U.S. economy to try to prevent the spread of the virus.

There have been 5,123 deaths worldwide so far–also a fraction of traffic deaths worldwide. And unlike coronavirus, driving kills indiscriminately, mowing down the young and the old, the sick and the healthy. The coronavirus, by comparison, is targeted in its lethality, overwhelmingly striking the elderly or the already severely sick. As of Monday, approximately 89 percent of Italy’s coronavirus deaths had been over the age of seventy, according to The Wall Street Journal. Sad to say, those victims were already nearing the end of their lifespans. They might have soon died from another illness. No child under the age of nine has died from the illness worldwide. In China, only one individual in the ten-to-nineteen age group has succumbed.

Comparing the relative value of lives makes for grisly calculus, but one is forced to ask: are we missing the forest for the trees? If the measures we undertake to protect a vulnerable few end up exposing them, along with the rest of society, to even more damaging risks–was it worth the cost?

An example: there were 34,200 deaths in the United States during the 2018—19 influenza season, estimates the cdc. We did not shut down public events and institutions to try to slow the spread of the flu. Yet we have already destroyed $5 trillion in stock market wealth over the last few weeks in the growing coronavirus panic, reports The New York Times, wiping out retirement savings for many.

The number of cases in most afflicted countries is paltry. As of today, 127 countries had reported some cases, but forty-eight of those countries had fewer than ten cases, according to Worldometer. At this point, more people have recovered from the virus than are still sick. But the damage to people’s livelihoods through the resulting economic contraction is real and widespread. Its health consequences will be more severe than those of the coronavirus, as Steve Malanga shows in City Journal. The people who can least afford to lose jobs will be the hardest hit by the assault on tourism. Small entrepreneurs, whether in manufacturing or the service sector, will struggle to stay afloat. Such unjustified, unpredicted economic havoc undermines government legitimacy.

President Trump has been criticized for not being apocalyptic enough in his press conferences. In fact, he should be even more skeptical of the panic than he has been. He should relentlessly put the coronavirus risk into context with opioid deaths, homicide deaths–about sixteen thousand a year in the United States–flu deaths, and traffic deaths. One might have thought New York governor Andrew Cuomo a voice of reason when, a few days ago, he tried to tamp down the hysteria in a press conference, saying: “This is not Ebola, this is not sars, this is not some science fiction movie come to life. The hysteria here is way out of line with the actuality and the facts.” And yet since then he called a state of emergency in New York, and he and Mayor Bill de Blasio have all but shut down the New York City economy. They, like most all U.S. politicians nowadays, have shown an overwhelming impulse to be irrationally risk-averse.

Rather than indiscriminately shutting down public events and travel, we should target prevention where it is most needed: in nursing homes and hospitals.

It is hard to imagine that the panicked leaders and populace of today would have been able to triumph in the last century’s World Wars. America’s colleges sent off thousands of their young men to fight and die in those wars; those students went off with conviction and courage. Currently, colleges and universities are shutting down with no hint of the virus in their vicinity. Would today’s panicked leaders and populace be able to triumph in the face of a World War, or some other legitimately comparable threat? Let’s hope that we do not have to find out."

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so how many deaths will it take before the American public should be informed that it's actually airborne, so merely shrugging it off and washing their hands isn't quite going to cut it?
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I think the Chinese said it was airborne a few weeks back and the CDC confirmed earlier as they started this whole flatten the curve — social distancing story
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It seems that everyone I know believes Fox news and whatever Trump says, and everyone I've spoken to, including 2 doctors, and nearly every news article and video I've seen, the general consensus seems to be that it is not airborne, so people only need to wipe down surfaces, wash their hands a lot, and not touch their face, and that there's nothing to worry about because you can't catch it by talking to people who don't seem ill, so it will blow over quickly just like previous virus outbreaks, but the above videos are first I've seen which confirm exactly what I've suspected to actually be true, because Trump lies so much and Fox news spins everything his way, so I don't believe a damn thing they say. but it's also important to note that there is like a 4-day incubation period where people will not have any symptoms but can still be contagious already.
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This is what I've been seeing.

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I bought enough assorted haze varieties to last me through 'til late Summer just in case they close the cannabis shops here down. I really like the moonshine haze, proper sativa flower.
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the only thing that bothers me - at least - all those mofos are buying up the god damn toilet paper!
i do have some minor addictions, which are not worth to mention, or are they ... anyways; anyways, ... as long as i have access to weed, opiates, tobacco and other essential goods, im fine, yeah, i also need electricity, water and food, ...BUT BUT BUT - for fucking gods sake, leave me some god damn fucking toilet paper shitheads
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How old is that video..?

My wife manages multiple clinics and just today they went from airborne precautions to droplet precautions.

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Post by Butcher Bob »

People are losing their god damn minds. Gordan's, aboot 40% empty shelves...Aldi's, aboot 80% empty shelves...Walmart, aboot 80% empty shelves. Want essential foods like milk and bread...forget it. Folks...there is no food shortage! It's one of the few things we produce an over abundance of. It's shit from China we can't get, like medicines and medical supplies...not food. For fuks sake, Wally's is closing at 11 tonight, not because of some curfew, but to restock the shelves when all the trucks roll in tonight. If you want something to freak out aboot, look at your 401K.

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