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Please. . . . Calm down

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posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:16 PM
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I have a rant on this subject coming tomorrow.

To tired to draw it up after a long days work right now.

DB, I couldn’t agree more. This is a bunch of BS media doom porn.

Fu## the bozos and their toilet paper.




posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I meant me not you, I was wrong.
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posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I bought some extra eye drops for the dog and an extra bag of rice for us.
Just in case we end up in the wrong place at the wrong time and are asked to go home and self quarantine.

That's all I really need to see us through the quarantine period. We usually have a decent supply of food on hand and we are the outdoors type so we have most of the other handy stuff.

What concerns me more than the virus is the damage to the supply train that this reaction is having. Goods are starting to get thinned out by the consumer due to panic buying and the supplier is being crippled by the illness and the quarantining.

The fallout from this may be worse than the virus.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: liejunkie01

You bring up a good point.

Folks, if you don't want to believe me, then that's cool. Please don't take what I say for granted.

Look into it yourself, talk to a trusted doctor, medical associate.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:21 PM
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why the f are people buying water due to the virus?

are they expecting the virus to come through their faucets?
in reality you are likely safer to drink from the faucet then getting bottled water handled by numerous people and over seas.

also what is with the toilet paper? are they planning to go to mexico and drink the water?
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posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Probably.

But it's hard to convince people of that with how governments are reacting.

It's probably being over caution, maybe even bordering over reaction... But I certainly see why people would be worried about something that has only had a few weeks of observation in the developed world.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:31 PM
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Glad you’ve thrown your hat in the ring. I like you

But we just don’t know. Novel=new.....

I’m not saying you’re parroting 45, but as a medical professional, I am wishing you and your staff and their families all the best.

Let’s talk in 3 months. I’m in the 805 I’ll buy ya a beer

Note: you aren’t disputing the head guy at UNMC. Are you?

BC he says this ain’t the flu
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posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: slatesteam

I'm just voicing my opinion.

Take it for what it's worth, but I'm not new to the field or unfamiliar with the process.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: slatesteam

I'm just voicing my opinion.

Take it for what it's worth, but I'm not new to the field or unfamiliar with the process.


We are ALL unfamiliar to this “process”



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: silo13

I would never presume to tell people not to stock up.

Just think it through rationally.


I got that part (and thank you)...

But there are some people out there who don't need to 'calm down' but to WAKE UP - and realize - if this 'virus' progresses in any way like it's increasing in other countries? Those 'some people' - are gonna be up shat creek.

Stay Well Ack!



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:35 PM
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I'm worried less about the coronavirus than I am the measures countries are taking to contain it. Have you seen that livestream of Wuhan? Ghost city.

And the limiting and all out stoppage of travel will destroy economies quickly. We rely on cheap Chinese stuff here in America.

I don't think the fear is the media so much as it is this is a new virus and we don't know what it will or will not become. It's fear of the unknown. The media is just capitalizing on that as they do everything.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: slatesteam

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: slatesteam

I'm just voicing my opinion.

Take it for what it's worth, but I'm not new to the field or unfamiliar with the process.


We are ALL unfamiliar to this “process”


It's a flu at the tail end of flu season where we don't have a vaccine.

A regular flu season we'd have people on here spouting that they don't get vaccinated, and I'm one of them. (Because I have a reaction to the vaccine)

So that's really just what it is.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: Gnawledge

The media has politicized this and made it more than it might be.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: projectvxn
Agreed. Survival isn't contingent on that pack of toilet paper you're fighting old ladies for.


In the Apocalypse, a clean anus trumps all else. I believe it was foretold in the Book of Revelations... The seldom mentioned Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse rode a streaked horse and brought with him "the itch."



This is just gold lol.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Gnawledge

The media has politicized this and made it more than it might be.

You must be talking about the anti-US resurgence in China, no?



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Can we put the Wu-flu into perspective?

It is something serious. But like I stated in another thread, it's not an end-of-the-world serious.

We're nearing the end of the regular flu season.

A season where 18,000 people died WITH an available vaccine.

And no one bats an eye.

Hell, many threads on anti-vaccinations are on this site. I don't get the vaccine.

This is a novel virus. There is no vaccine.

So wash your hands, cough into your sleeve. If you're sick? Stay at home.

The last few days I've been working from home because I've caught a nasty cold and I work in a hospital so I didn't want to freak people out.

Now I'll be in work tomorrow to check on Power Charting and time change issues because of Daylight Savings Time, but I'm also feeling a little better.

This is the flu. A new flu, but the flu all the same.

I am not stockpiling on water, toilet paper, or rice and canned meat.

I did stock up on scotch, vodka, wine, and beer but that's because I'm an aging booze hound and it was a Friday.

I won't tell people not to stock up, but you're wasting a perfectly good worry on what (in my opinion) is a minor issue.



Let's all calm down, act like adults and carry on. Let's treat this seriously, but rationally.


Kudos and props
Truly a voice of reason in a deluge of panicky screams 1000 thanks for that lets hope many here take heed...

You are 100% right on this topic, of course, your obvious virtue and assurance here aren't helped by the content of your post history. Though enjoy your scotch as I stumble off to imbibe myself in a little internal disinfectant. I'm pretty sure we will be giggling at the hysteria come May or June.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: slatesteam

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: slatesteam

I'm just voicing my opinion.

Take it for what it's worth, but I'm not new to the field or unfamiliar with the process.


We are ALL unfamiliar to this “process”


It's a flu at the tail end of flu season where we don't have a vaccine.

A regular flu season we'd have people on here spouting that they don't get vaccinated, and I'm one of them. (Because I have a reaction to the vaccine)

So that's really just what it is.
LINK?



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

That’s what you think it is. That is fine to think. I think it’s a virus, that is a pandemic, that is very contagious and is causing quarantines in other countries and is also negatively effecting economies. Currently I also think the United States are in the early stages of the pandemic.

That is also fine to think.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:43 PM
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I think the sooner people get the virus and get over it the better. I hope people build up and immunity to it.

I will not be one of the people who 'gets over' it.With the common cold, I can arrange not to be in crowds when a bad one is going around, and take precautionary measures if I must go out. I haven't had a cold in quite a few years, but this virus seems to be much more easily transmittable.

My husband still works outside the home and deals with the public. He suggested staying in town if it hits our area, but since so little testing is being done it would likely be too late for such measures by the time we figured out it was here.

Its like playing Russian Roulette with a new virus on steroids. I will win, or I won't. Or, a meteorite could land on my head tonight.



posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 09:46 PM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
I visited several stores today, touching door knobs willy-nilly all the while.
I defy the corona virus!

Interestingly, some of the sickest (chronic minor illnesses) people I've come across do everything authorities advise. I think it turns their immune system down to the low setting.



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