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A chit chat. . . update on Covid-19

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posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 05:27 PM
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I didn't want to start yet another Covid-19 thread, but I did want to share some pertinent information.

Was speaking to some folks at a triage center earlier this week.

We were talking about numbers and rates and we came to the general conclusion that the numbers are worthless.

At the triage center, if a person comes in with a fever, cough, shortness of breath, but good O2 sats they are sent home with no testing,

If they have all the symptoms with low O2 sats, then they are admitted to the hospital and are tested and treated.

So the numbers we are seeing are from people with O2 sats @ 92 or worse, admitted and treated.

We are not testing the people with all the symptoms but good O2 saturation.

We focus on the wrong things, wear panic pants and watch the media and do exactly want they want us to do.

Panic and trust them.

Covid-19 is a serious disease but not the doomish, end-of-life event that we are led to believe.

So use some critical thinking, deny ignorance, stay calm, reasoned and rational.

It will be okay.




posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

NOOO!!!

PANIC FEAR!!

COMP PICKS!!! oops, sorry wrong outburst.



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

So use some critical thinking, deny ignorance, stay calm, reasoned and rational.

It will be okay.


I agree.

In a perfect world, if EVERYBODY in each country/state could be tested, and the results correlated with the 'natural' daily mortality rate (including people who die WITH the virus rather than FROM it - that all-important distinction), then we will know where we stand, and confirm that it's not at all as bad as many think it is.

As explained in another thread, my UK town (which hosted the first officially contracted UK case) has probably been 50%-80% infected since Nov/Dec 2019 without most of us realising it. My wife, myself and my Dad, for example, all now believe that we contracted it in January, although it wasn't until today that we reflected on the symptoms we had back then (dry cough for 2 to 3 days, hot nights) but had since forgotten - such is human nature because we just soldier on. Hindsight told a different story, though.

Germany has led the way in testing, thereby providing much more accurate information regarding daily mortality and Covid's role in it. Testing in itself, unless on a massive scale, is useless as a measurement, although obviously essential for emergency staff, nurses, care workers etc.

Basically, I think we're gonna be fine. If only we could just STOP running around screaming (metaphorically speaking).

I might take a break from ATS for a while anyway, just to let things cool down a bit; it's all so bloody NOISY!

Or I might not. Dunno.



edit on 29-3-2020 by ConfusedBrit because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy



I didn't want to start yet another Covid-19 thread, but I did want to share some pertinent information.


You could have just updated this thread then.



It will be okay.


Only if you're not one of the people who die, or survive with diminished organ function.



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

Covid-19 is a serious disease but not the doomish, end-of-life event that we are led to believe.

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The illness is not, but the reaction or the people is. There is a real potential we, the people, will hurt ourselves because of fear. The potential damage if we do not snap out of this spiral of fear is immense in my Dumbass view.

And I'm glad to see more and more people are seeing that.

But what I'm gonna do. πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished a new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.

Not sure on the production numbers.




edit on 29-3-2020 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:19 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.


Will it destroy the narrative of what is happening in NY with hospitals being overrun and an insane amount of calls not seen since 9/11??



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.


Will it destroy the narrative of what is happening in NY with hospitals being overrun and an insane amount of calls not seen since 9/11??



Speaking of NY hospitals and maybe DB can answer this...

So one NY hospital was typically using 10-20k masks a week before this virus.

Now they are using 300k masks in the same time period.

So what made that number change so much?

~pondering~



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:43 PM
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It's all a part of fightin' devil state mind control
And all about the battle for your body mind and soul

Paris : "What Would You Do ?" (written for another day and time)



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.


Will it destroy the narrative of what is happening in NY with hospitals being overrun and an insane amount of calls not seen since 9/11??



People are panicking. Thus the high amount of calls.

Instead of using common sense, just 3 weeks ago, DeBlasio was encouraging people to congregate.

Before you get on your high horse, you first must determine what the census of the hospitals were BEFORE the virus outbreak.



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.


Will it destroy the narrative of what is happening in NY with hospitals being overrun and an insane amount of calls not seen since 9/11??



Speaking of NY hospitals and maybe DB can answer this...

So one NY hospital was typically using 10-20k masks a week before this virus.

Now they are using 300k masks in the same time period.

So what made that number change so much?

~pondering~


Panic, over-use.

Caution.



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.


Will it destroy the narrative of what is happening in NY with hospitals being overrun and an insane amount of calls not seen since 9/11??



Speaking of NY hospitals and maybe DB can answer this...

So one NY hospital was typically using 10-20k masks a week before this virus.

Now they are using 300k masks in the same time period.

So what made that number change so much?

~pondering~


Panic, over-use.

Caution.



So nothing weird, like masks going out the back door.

Thank you for your answer.

I just thought that was a pretty big uptick in a supply.



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posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Hell, people are probably selling them illegally.

I had to help the charge nurse look for masks today at work.

I had a skeleton key and the Materials Director had them all in his office because people are grabbing them like popcorn.



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.


Will it destroy the narrative of what is happening in NY with hospitals being overrun and an insane amount of calls not seen since 9/11??



People are panicking. Thus the high amount of calls.

Instead of using common sense, just 3 weeks ago, DeBlasio was encouraging people to congregate.

Before you get on your high horse, you first must determine what the census of the hospitals were BEFORE the virus outbreak.


I don't ride horses.

And while I do know that hospitals generally operate at a high capacity insofar as beds are concerned, I don't recall them being inundated as they seem to be.

But this an example what what I'm talking about: N.Y.C.’s 911 System Is Overwhelmed. β€˜I’m Terrified,’ a Paramedic Says.

Is that "normal?"



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

A paramedic is scared.




posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 07:58 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Liquesence

A paramedic is scared.





More than one. Maybe read the article.

But hey,



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Well, then just listen to the paramedic and panic I suppose.

Good luck.

*shrugs*



posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy

An interesting twist...

My wife just said that Abbot has just finished and new type of testing kit...

You get the results in 5 minutes and it is FDA approved.

They are starting to ship next week at 50,000 kits a... day? I believe.



If they find out that millions are/have been infected and with no issues, it will destroy the narrative that the media and government is trying to create.





posted on Mar, 30 2020 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Liquesence

Well, then just listen to the paramedic and panic I suppose.

Good luck.

*shrugs*


I'm not panicked, but I'm also not going to bury my head in the sand and ignore what people who are experiencing it are saying.

*shrugs*



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