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.”
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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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.
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
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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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
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.
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.
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