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“The virus was freewheeling in our community and probably has been here for quite some time,” Dr. Jeff Smith, a physician who is the chief executive of Santa Clara County government, told county leaders in a recent briefing.
How long? A study out of Stanford suggests a dramatic viral surge in February.
But Smith on Friday said data collected by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health departments and others suggest it was “a lot longer than we first believed” — most likely since “back in December.”
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
a reply to: EnigmaChaser
Where were the hundreds of deaths per day in the hospitals?
Where were the hundreds of patients struggling to breathe clogging the ER’s and stretching available medical resources and personnel to, and beyond, their breaking points?
If your “middle of the flu season” comment is intended to imply that this crisis was just a hyperbolic inflation of fear over an otherwise ordinary flu, then explain why no such flu has had a similar impact on the healthcare community, worldwide, in a hundred years.
Perhaps the problem here is not that the virus, and the prevailing response to it, is a hoax, but, in truth, the real hoax is the bravado for which the OP’s righteous indignation provides thin, shrill, cover.
The OP is so fearful of facing the reality we must now confront, that their only recourse is to deny that reality by attempting to discredit its very existence.
You are afraid, more frightened than you’ve ever been before in your life.
I get it.
But don’t let your fear, the anger that your loss of control of your immediate circumstances, lead you into making rash decisions that, if you survive them, will impact the rest of your life.
Two days later, March 6, San Jose authorities found a 70-year-old man dead in his home. The Santa Clara County medical examiner determined the man tested positive for COVID-19, according to records provided to The Times. The discovery of this second death was never publicly announced, and county health officials did not answer questions about the case.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
My wife insists she had it back in December...a few days after Christmas. We were meeting friends for brunch and she started feeling very dizzy and sick...we had to leave and take her home to rest.
She was sick (dizzy, coughing, no energy, chest pressure and hard to breath normally) for about three weeks. Her doctor said it was probably some kind of flu, stay at home, rest...and not worry.
About a week and a half later...I had a very mild version of what she had...(Slight cough, some chest pressure,...lowered energy...upset stomach and mild headache)...but it went away after 2-3 days.
Last week I was listening to the radio and a construction worker from NYC called in to say he had a guy on his team come down with a mystery flu last mid-December...his doctor said it was some kind of flu but didn't know which.
The guy kept going to work and soon all of the 5-man crew had it. Their doctors could not ID it either.
Nevertheless...the entire crew just kept working until it abated.
originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: EnigmaChaser
Do you have any theories as towhy New York City's death rate has increased by a factor of 10 recently?