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65 Year Old Coronavirus Patient, “The hysteria has just gotten out of control”

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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 12:50 PM
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If you're like me and getting sick of all the doom and gloom posts concerning the coronavirus, here's a story that might ease your fears a little.

Jerri Jorgensen, a 65 year old former coronavirus patient, who was a passenger along with her husband, on a Diamond Princess cruise ship, had a few things to say on today's "Fox and Friends."


Jorgenson revealed after running a slight fever and feeling “a bit off” for a few hours on the cruise ship, she is no longer testing positive for COVID-19. She said the “hysteria” since she has gotten back home to Utah has gotten “out of control.”



“The hysteria has just gotten out of control,” Jorgenson declared. “All the toilet paper being gone — I don’t get the toilet paper thing. I really don’t.”

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The link above also contains the 4 minute interview clip that took place on “Fox & Friends.”

Mrs. Jorgensen mentions in the clip that her husband, Mark, who is on anti-rejection drugs due to two kidney transplants, also tested positive for the virus as well, but is doing good and not showing any symptoms. Below is an interview he gave to a local news station back in late February.



This thread is not intended to make light of a serious virus that has killed many people around the world. Many older folks have died from this virus and yes, it's true, that a few younger people have died from it as well, but many younger folks have also died from the seasonal flu, when they develop complications from pneumonia.

I just think people should go about their lives without fear and continue to practice good hygiene practices and if they're older, perhaps they need to limit their time near large groups of people. These precautions are generally carried out every year by people who don't want to catch the seasonal flu. Lets remember, that since 2010, the seasonal flu has killed between 12,000 and 60,000 Americans every year.

In the United States, this year's flu is currently deadlier and more widespread than the coronavirus and has killed over 20,000 people. As of today, the coronavirus has killed either 40 or 41 people, depending on what news source you read.

Today I went to get my teeth cleaned and my dental hygienist mentioned that many people had cancelled their appointments today, including the day after the President's coronavirus address, which was on Wednesday. She also said that many dental offices are getting concerned on their mask supplies, since many of their suppliers are currently extremely low, or out of stock on level 1 and level 2 masks. Maybe people should take a break from cleaning out the toilet paper inventory at their local stores and just take a deep breath and chill out.
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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

The hysteria is definitely getting out of control. Need more TP.



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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:01 PM
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I heard some high school kid was suspended cuz he was selling hand sanitizer by the squirt to other students. Personally, I would put that kid up for a biz scholly somewhere.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

I'm afraid the people freaking out will overwhelm the wait and see crowd. They are beyond help.


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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:15 PM
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I was one of those early panicking people like 2 months ago. I was a pretty frequent poster on the big CV threads and was sure we were going to all die. But here's the thing, and you can look at current threads and see the same thing. Everybody kept moving the goal post "if this happens if that happens" and then they stop setting milestones, it was and still is, wait 2 weeks, wait another week, it'll be really bad in a week, in 2 weeks in a month. That's all I've heard since the inception of this thing. I guess I'm just worn out from waiting for our unavoidable doom. If it happens, it just does. But I really feel as if everyone needs to take a step back and gain some perspective on this.

And by the by, I really think this is mostly because of the Media, talking in vauge terms, trying to make people panic. Panic is great for the media, it damages Donald trumps economy and makes people act irrational, both of which they cover with glee.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:24 PM
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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:26 PM
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It's funny how CNN quickly terminated the New York Governor's press conference when he started describing what a good job President Trump and Mike Pence are doing for his state.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

I wonder how many of the hysterical freaks watch CNN?




posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:40 PM
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Excellent thread


The doom and gloom is also infectious, ridiculous.

The fact that it seems to "target" or rather, even more dangerous for the elderly leads me to think conspiracies involving engineering, otherwise, I simply lable this as SUPER FLU.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:41 PM
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It is a virus, viruses make you feel like crap if they can infect you. Those people who are on certain meds to treat some diseases, like RA, Spondylitis, and autoimmune diseases are often on immune system blockers. Some people who have skin problems are also on immune suppressents, and even anti-cholinergenic meds and anti-anxiety and antidepressants can cause some people's immune systems to not sense an infection and throw a controled immune response at it...then when the immune system kicks in it goes cytokine.

Do not quit a med without discussing it with the doctor, it could result in a bad over reaction.

Finding the foods or food additives that are causing your problems and eliminate them from the diet can lessen the necessity for these meds. They call that the elimination diet. If you are already on meds, consult your doctor and ask him/her/it if it may help you to try this and chances are they might help advise you on doing this. This does not work for everyone, but it will help many of those who are eating food chemistry they should not be eating. Many times this is a metabolic intolerance, not a true allergy. Talk to your doctor who treats you, he may know something that might help.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I saw that the California governor said the same. He said Trump was helping in a massive way



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Yea seriously... I need to go actual grocery shopping and dreading the lineups.

I went to costco to get some zip lock sandwich bags, and cat litter, and a slice of pizza on the way out, I just walked in and walked right out again. It was nuts.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 01:55 PM
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Is it "out of control" or does it conform in regards to "predictions". As time pass, this situation seems more and more like a globally social behavior experiment. I would guess that gathering data of the behavior of various society in a global crisis context, all categorised by cultural and/or location can provide useful prediction model, for whatever reasons it can serves.

Just a thought, but I can't help but laugh when I hear the media trying to tell us that it is a "global crisis" with the banner showing the "less than 200k" cases out of 7-8 billion people.

Probably just wishful thinking tho...
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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

here's a tip, every time you feel the need to compare it to the flu, punch yourself in the face.

thanks



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: smkymcnugget420

Why? From what I understand, it is similar to influenza in regards to symptoms and propagation method. The infection rate seems higher, but impossible as of now to calculate due to lack of test, and consequently, lack of data. Due to the inaccuracy of confirmed cases, the probabilities tend toward an inflated fatality rate, let alone the fact that most officials growth rate are based upon january, when the first case has been traced back to mid-november.

That's a whole month and a half before China actually confirmed the new virus. Add another month before the quarantine actions, you get a whopping 2 months and a half in which the virus had countless opportunities to move around the world.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

I went to the store this morning at 9 when the butcher's counter opened, as I was buying chicken and beef. There wasn't a cart to be found, and not a single roll of TP in the store. Didn't bother me aside from having to lug a 20 pound bag of chicken by hand, but yeah people are losing it. This is why 3 weeks ago when it looked like it was going to turn into a freak out session, I reinforced my essentials that I keep on hand. On of those essentials of course is TP, which Publix was having a buy 1 get 1 sale on, so I took advantage of the deal, good/bad timing on someones part.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: smkymcnugget420

Naw, I'm too busy living my life without fear, but thanks for the advice! Isn't time for your toilet paper run? Have fun!



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Think about it a moment, how awesome it would be to have future generation's history book in which it states WWIII was triggered by toilet paper shortage.
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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 05:30 PM
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“The hysteria has just gotten out of control,” Jorgenson declared. “All the toilet paper being gone — I don’t get the toilet paper thing. I really don’t.”
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We need Mr. Whipple back.





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