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On 4/20/2020 at 10:11 AM, Matt said:

I really struggle to understand this. If it's very contagious, and a fairly significant mortality rate, then if it was circulating in September or even November, how have we not noticed? With an infectious rate of R3+ you'd expect it to spread like wildfire along with a surge of deaths.

From February to the end of March (under 60 days) it had taken most countries from "meh" to "OMG", so why did it not between November and February? I feel like I'm missing something obvious.

There are now reports that a death due to the virus can be traced back to as early as Feb 6 in California, which is three weeks earlier than the previously-believed first U.S. death of Feb 26 in Washington.  

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/22/us/california-deaths-earliest-in-us/index.html

https://www.news10.com/news/2-died-in-california-with-coronavirus-weeks-before-1st-us-virus-death/

This probably means others were infected but asymptomatic.  

 

It may be better to be infected in the 'first wave.'  If history were to repeat itself like the Influenza Pandemic (Spanish Flu) of 1918 - 1919, the second wave of Covid19 in the Fall could be significantly worse. 

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5 hours ago, Matt said:

I'm guessing that you object to being 'mass tested' too? I guess that is your right but it strikes me as odd that you do not want to come together as a global community to eradicate a disease that will likely claim millions, cause financial ruin for millions and push 265 million people in developing countries into starvation and famine before the year is out because you don't like being told what to do.

Not what I've said Matt. Guessing something like what you've done labels and assumes. I never said anything about me being tested, what I stated was the fact of what's about to happen and the arguments around it and will everyone do it. I just report the news Matt, I don't make it 🙂 In this case I outlined your post to reference there are other solutions being looked at and implemented, my state actually being one of them. Actually the second state in the United States to implement these procedures.

I would state my own opinion here but I was told if I did again, I would be banned from his topic. I was told I couldn't talk about the news either or I would be banned from this topic. I was told to stick to the topic title only. I was told this wasn't a news site and not to post to news articles. Funny though, we see that happening time after time here in these last posts and no one is getting banned, I was singled out. If you'd like to hear someones opinion, please allow people to state it so we don't have guessing or accusational comments going on here.

You're more than welcome to check my news site out, it's listed for one of my licenses with you. You wont find personal opinion in it in regards to covid. Here's a list for example of the last 3 articles I published

  • Iowa Schools closed for year- (From Governor Reynolds)
  • County COVID-19 UPDATE 4-16-2020
  • "My home city" - Minute with the Mayor (video)

I specifically told everyone here to stop watching main stream media some time ago, and for good reason. For one, it's too political, for two, they are spreading false news.  I wont get into the countless ways this has happened, but mainstream media has become the entertainment section of opinion, not real journalism.

I am by the way a real news site. I go to crime scenes, I get statements from police, I get statements from Gov't officials and more. I take my own pictures and video and write my own articles. I started my site because before covid I was selling my work to local news stations, that went dry during covid and I wasn't getting paid. Local news refused to report crime and other issues that needed reported on. For example, in my city, strong arm robberies went up around 300 percent, domestic violence went up 60 percent etc... Mainstream media become the covid media and forgot about the community.

 

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

What’s the link to your news site? I don’t mind you posting it here.

I really didn't want to share that here Matt but, you've been probably the most level headed person here about the virus and I'd certainly be happy to share it with you. Thus the reason I have no problem with you looking into my license for the site. It starts with Metro News.

Beware, I don't hold back in video and photos. Mainstream media has to abide by FCC regulations. I don't have to because I don't telecast over public airways. One current particular story about the 8yr old boy being hit by a car and then the driver took off could be a little disturbing. The crime scene video is a little hard to watch. I have 3 boys so I can say, it was a tough one to cover and will continue to cover it due to the criminal actions involved and suspect. Also, some of the videos witnesses / and effected victims use some foul language, I publish that too. I want the real results and actions to be present, unlike mainstream media that hides this stuff in their reporting.

The latest story about the high profile criminal with bond set at $521,000.00 is one of the best works on there so far. In-depth coverage no one else offered or could come close too. I've spent a bit of money on that story so far getting legal documents for accuracy. I was following that guy weeks before he shot his girlfriend and have several stories on him. You wont see a short story / article either. I really cover the story hardcore.

I have covid stories up, you'll see, they are accurate and just cover what's said from our state or local officials with no commentary / opinion. Just the facts of what comes out of our officials. Just like the news used to be many many many years ago.

The sites fairly new for the reasons I stated above, I just not too long ago decided to go on my own and be truly independent from mainstream media. But there's some great content on the site where you can view my latest work.

I also have to say, Invision was the perfect software for this.

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I’ve got to say, the pandemic hasn’t hit my families daily life hardly at all. We already home schooled, I already have a home office that can be closed off, and having not been able to drive until very recently basically keeps things closer to what has been the norm already for a few years. 

I greatly sympathize with others having difficulty balancing home school and work. Our family has been passing along recommendations to friends on different ways of home schooling. If you do it in a way that works for your family, school can take less than 2.5 hours a day. Yes, social interaction is a very crucial role that schools play into, losing that is unfortunate. Our kids have coped well with FaceTime and Facebook video for kids. We have friends that are having birthdays, we do drive by parties honking our horns and yelling and singing out the window. It’s fun, outside the box, things you can think of to make the best out of a poor situation. 

I’m one of the lucky ones, I realize that. But I follow the self quarantine for both the protection of my family and the protection of my community. If we can all do our part, to the best of our ability, we can collectively save countless lives. 

The one real thing that ticks me off the most..... All remotely nearby stores are out of my favorite PEANUT BUTTER!!! Had to drive 45 minutes to find it! 

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4 hours ago, Aiwa said:

I’ve got to say, the pandemic hasn’t hit my families daily life hardly at all. We already home schooled, I already have a home office that can be closed off, and having not been able to drive until very recently basically keeps things closer to what has been the norm already for a few years. 

I greatly sympathize with others having difficulty balancing home school and work. Our family has been passing along recommendations to friends on different ways of home schooling. If you do it in a way that works for your family, school can take less than 2.5 hours a day. Yes, social interaction is a very crucial role that schools play into, losing that is unfortunate. Our kids have coped well with FaceTime and Facebook video for kids. We have friends that are having birthdays, we do drive by parties honking our horns and yelling and singing out the window. It’s fun, outside the box, things you can think of to make the best out of a poor situation. 

I’m one of the lucky ones, I realize that. But I follow the self quarantine for both the protection of my family and the protection of my community. If we can all do our part, to the best of our ability, we can collectively save countless lives. 

The one real thing that ticks me off the most..... All remotely nearby stores are out of my favorite PEANUT BUTTER!!! Had to drive 45 minutes to find it! 

Appreciate the positive message here. It looks like you're ahead of the curve in finding a new normal.

11 hours ago, DesignzShop said:

I really didn't want to share that here Matt but, you've been probably the most level headed person here about the virus and I'd certainly be happy to share it with you. Thus the reason I have no problem with you looking into my license for the site. It starts with Metro News.

Beware, I don't hold back in video and photos. Mainstream media has to abide by FCC regulations. I don't have to because I don't telecast over public airways. One current particular story about the 8yr old boy being hit by a car and then the driver took off could be a little disturbing. The crime scene video is a little hard to watch. I have 3 boys so I can say, it was a tough one to cover and will continue to cover it due to the criminal actions involved and suspect. Also, some of the videos witnesses / and effected victims use some foul language, I publish that too. I want the real results and actions to be present, unlike mainstream media that hides this stuff in their reporting.

The latest story about the high profile criminal with bond set at $521,000.00 is one of the best works on there so far. In-depth coverage no one else offered or could come close too. I've spent a bit of money on that story so far getting legal documents for accuracy. I was following that guy weeks before he shot his girlfriend and have several stories on him. You wont see a short story / article either. I really cover the story hardcore.

I have covid stories up, you'll see, they are accurate and just cover what's said from our state or local officials with no commentary / opinion. Just the facts of what comes out of our officials. Just like the news used to be many many many years ago.

The sites fairly new for the reasons I stated above, I just not too long ago decided to go on my own and be truly independent from mainstream media. But there's some great content on the site where you can view my latest work.

I also have to say, Invision was the perfect software for this.

I'll look it up, thanks. Ultimately, I try and read both sides to get a full picture. There's always bias in any reporting.

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

It looks like you're ahead of the curve in finding a new normal.

I've led a really varied life in my time.  20 years in retail dealing with customers, face-to-face.  10 years follow-up in Video Rental retailing as shop manager, training manager, area manager and then regional manager. 5 years in the pub trade as a bar manager responsible for staff, stocks and booking entertainment; that was fun. 10 years spent as a member of a rock band; sadly had to disband because of various issues with band members, none of it personal rather circumstantial.  20 years of running my own website development and design business and 10 years of that time also spent as a 24/7 carer to my mum, who has sadly been gone for 8 years now. My life has been a really exciting and challenging time and now I am just seven months away from full retirement, I'm semi-retired now, the new normal has kind of been my normal (with a few small exceptions) for a while, so I'm not feeling the pressure as much as many are feeling, but I do miss socialising with my friends.

I'm unofficially looking out for my lady next door neighbour who is extremely high risk and another high risk gentleman in my block (I live in what used to be called sheltered accommodation, renamed to Independent Living with 59 flats/apartments) giving them home-cooked meals, skills I learned when looking after my mum, so I have plenty to occupy my self with.  Getting groceries has been a problem, attempting to get home-deliveries has been extremely patchy, but we're lucky enough to have a convenience store just a 2 minute walk away; I have managed to secure one home delivery for Sunday coming (26th April) and another for Saturday 9th May - yes bookings are that far ahead.  But. we're managing.

I dropped my Netflix subscription in favour of Disney+ but I'm missing some of the series on Netflix so I'll have to see if my limited budget can stretch to getting Netflix back lol.

There was a song I heard recently that seemed quite fitting and may be so for many who are feeling the pressures of being cooped up all day.  It's kind of a reminder about our lives and it really hit home.  I'd like to share that with you all as we're traversing the path that this pandemic is leading us all through.  I hope that you feel that it is appropriate and that you take something from the song that you can apply to your life - no matter how old or young you are.

The song is by an American singer called Jo Dee Messina and it's called 'Was that my life' - I've added the lyrics so you can follow them.

I don't want to be the one who's old before their time,
And lose the wonder that I felt as a child.
I can't run this race believing I might lose;
There's still so much to see, and so much left to do.
Yes, I'll fall before I fly,
But no one can say I never tried.

Oh, we just get one ride around the sun,
In this dream of time.
It goes so fast that one day we look back,
And we ask, was that my life?

I close my eyes and think how lucky I have been,
To hold the ones I love and share my dreams with them.
All those sunny days and all those starry skies
Good morning kisses and sweet good nights.
Oh, I can't tell them enough,
Just how much that they are loved.

We just get one ride around the sun,
In this dream of time.
It goes so fast that one day we look back,
And we ask, oh, was that my life?
Oh, was that my life rollin' on by?
Oh, rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin' on by.
Was that my life?
Oh, was that my life?

Enjoy! thumbs_up.png.338e3e5f28f59311451b3b0385b9eb1f.png

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missing words lol

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8 hours ago, Matt said:

I'll look it up, thanks. Ultimately, I try and read both sides to get a full picture. There's always bias in any reporting.

You wouldn't want to bet on that would you?

Decades ago in the US reporting was pretty much down the middle and the news was reported as it was. That's what I do. Please feel free to comment on any bias you find. I expect to hear crickets though! Bias opinion is not real news, that's mainstream media fake entertainment news. 

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55 minutes ago, Miss_B said:

According to this article, the coronavirus is dying at a much more rapid pace just from exposure to higher temperatures. Hopefully it is true.

The problem with reading articles like this is that if the evidence is weak, or not practical, then it gives out a sense of false hope.  Be very wary of what you read in the media, for example this is a rebuff of what the President had said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52407177

One of our tabloids here ran a headline yesterday saying the Government were about to advocate the wearing of face masks - when the actual Downing Street briefing was aired that afternoon they said it was not currently the Governments position on the wearing of face masks, although it was continually under review and if the evidence suggested that wearing face masks was advised they would say so.  That article could have caused a stampede for face masks when it was blatantly untrue, according to what the Government stated.

There are going to be a lot of speculative articles coming out from all corners of the media, so be very careful about what you read - investigate what they are saying from the scientific journals and advisers and see if it marries up.  The watch word is 'beware' what they media push out.  Even the science is evolving as more is learned about the virus, so what may be true or advised one day, may change at a later date; it's a learning curve so the messages are going to be quite fluid.

Stay well, stay safe

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22 minutes ago, Matt said:

*Sets heating to 40*

Yeah after 65celsius in 15 minutes Corona die.

at 55-58celsius, in 30 minutes

 

However after 27celsius the virus start to die very slowly...

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Several weeks ago there was in the news here that people who smoke are likely to get infected with coronavirus more than non smokers. Today I heard on the news that in France the scientists are working on a study that nicotina offers someextra protection against the coronavirus. 

I am getting very confused from all these contradictory news. I decided to not follow the news anymore for the time being.

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8 hours ago, -RAW- said:

Lost a uncle today due to this.

 

That is a tragic loss for you and your family, and you have my most heartfelt sympathies.  Any loss is terrible at any time, but to be taken by this insidious virus is cruel.

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1 hour ago, -RAW- said:

Takes my sister 2 

This is hardly a consolation for you - but at least we can pray that your loss have found a better place than this world.
Condolences and be strong in these bad days.

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Thought I would check in on this thread to see how everyone is doing?

Still in lockdown here but some limited things like personal services and are starting to reopen in a restricted capacity.

There’s been a lot of people complaining locally about how this was a big bunch of nothing (ignoring we’ve been in an unprecedented lockdown for 2 months now).

Not sure what the end game will be though. There’s a lot of unrest and you can see everyone starting to get antsy and less careful the longer this drags on.

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Things here are almost back to normal here (Northern California) everything is opening up again, schools and churches should get the green light in another month or so. Other than that, it's pretty much normal now. 6 Active cases is all we have now, down from a peak of about 50, 1 in the hospital, peak was 3. Local community is about 200k, so for us locally  it's been a non event thankfully. 

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