My mom who is 92 and her friend is sister Mansell call me they were at Smith’s Store nearest Sandy Library. So I guess it was you Floyd that you knocked down my mom. I will come by to your home later tonight to pick up those toilet papers OK Floyd?
Yea, I had to knock some knucklehead who was butting in line, but no old ladies…
Not sure that was a good idea for smiths, because everyone was waiting in line not 6 ft apart, waiting to get into the store.
No Floyd, this is wrong, according to CBS News 6 minutes ago: “ There are more than 43,600 cases across the U.S., with more than 550 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.” we very well Will get over 5000 deaths (and most likely more) but not close yet.
That number was as this morning. We jump uptown 40k+ just in one day.
The death # was wrong, I put what the world total at morning for the virus.
I also heard over 500 deaths not over 5400 people.
Really??? When? 5,000 deaths from this flu? We will have 80,000 from the other flu. This COVID 19 isn’t at this point an epidemic with these numbers.
Good news is that a concoction of Hydroxycholoquine, azythromiocin, zinc is working. A doctor on Hannity today said he’s treated 350 people and they all have gotten better. It’s goimg to be used in New York, California and Washington State starting Wednesday. It’s those big bad pharmaceutical companies that are going to save the fearmongers from their bogus numbers.
That’s nice. Their mortality rate from the virus is just over 1%. So is the U.S. And, we have done it without heavy testing because of what happened after H1N1. That’s where Biden and his buddy Obama did not replenish the supplies used like test kits, masks and beds. We don’t even really know if the panic driven shutting down of America’s economy is what works.
But now testing if the drug, hydrochloriquine, azythromiocin, zinc starts in NY, Calif. and Washington State to cure the pneumonia that is caused in some cases that does the killing.
Yes, I made a mistake, but that number is low now…
FYI, found this article which explains exactly why this virus is bad
YOU ALL SHOULD READ THIS:
Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps.
It has to do with RNA sequencing… I.e. genetics.
Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year… you get immunity two ways…through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.
Novel viruses, come from animals… the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans… then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity… the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.
Now… sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human… once that happens…we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be…
H1N1 was deadly…but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.
Now, here comes this Coronavirus… it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long…but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person… But here is the scary part… in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”
This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity…doctors have no known medicines for it.
And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs…
That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza… this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater…And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L…which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.
We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.
Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed…(honestly…I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation…
And let me end by saying…right now it’s hitting older folks harder… but this genome is so slippery…if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.
Be smart folks… acting like you’re unafraid is so not sexy right now.
#flattenthecurve. Stay home folks… and share this to those that just are not catching on. ”
This article can be attributed to:
Retha Smith Graham.
Okay genius. Why then are 80% (and obviously higher) only getting a mild cold or nothing at all? In fact, as of today, only 0.01% of America has tested positive for it and most of them are just showing mild cases. The Spanish Flu (and I’m not a racist) only got to 18% of the entire population.
Time to go back to work…
The last numbers I saw there were 50,000 infected and 600 deaths. That was last night and the numbers are undoubtedly higher today. I am sure many more have it than 50k because a lot of people will never know they had it and won’t get tested. The death rate in the US, considering the known cases is 1.2%, but that doesn’t account for thousands who probably have it and don’t know. The number of deaths is the key statistic as far as I am concerned. I doubt the death rate is 1% in the US at this time. What we don’t know is how it will all pan out.
What is happening in California is people who are still working are going to work sick because they are afraid of being quarantined if they have the C19. This will gain momentum if the government tries to start arresting people. More and more criminals are being let out of jail that have no work and will ramp up crime. More people will become depressed and suicides will go up. President Trump is correct to begin ending this hoax.
Lung eater/killer. That is not good with respiratory problems like my wife has. And her immune system is lousy and she does get sick a lot especially when she is working at an elementary school
My wife and I are doing fine staying in our home. If my wife get this c19 would be a disaster.
Thank you Floyd for researching about this deadly disease. Yesterday my son and I went to Macie’s early morning and purchased TP.
I am hoping the “hoarding” will go down, so we can get back to normal type shopping.
My wife and I are holding our own, I am blessed with a wife that cooks from scratch (she actually enjoys it).
The upside is that I have lost about 10 lbs (mostly because I am aware from work with the treat table). LOL
I know some will mock that the author is only a “Nurse Practitioner”, but having several nurses in my family and ward, I can tell you that they know about things than the doctor’s do. They are the ones on the front lines.
Ask them what I posted. I’d like the answer. I’ve heard the same questions from liberals here in California. We can’t get anyone to answer. What are they hiding?
First, Why the name calling? Are you not the one that blasted other posters for name calling?
Actually Scott according to Dr. Gucci of Trump’s task force, there is a mutation now that the virus is now as bad for those between 20-40. They are looking at the numbers now.
The main issue with this virus is it ability to mutate into yet another strain.
The total cases are only those from State labs and certain private labs, Not all labs are reporting to the CDC. So we really do not know the true numbers right now.
You know it will either get better or worse in the next 2 weeks. Best to isolate as much as possible and be smart. It takes a certain amount of discipline, though and being a narcissist doesn’t help either, as we need to be concerned about others as well as ourselves. The church’s stand is also increasingly to isolate. It lets you know who is really in tune with the spirit😉
As always a very well thought out post, logical and reasonable.
I am concerned, like you, for the same reasons. I just saw that the governor of California is considering a 12 week shutdown and stay at home order. I don’t understand this and my skepticism and cynicism is starting to get involved here. We picked up my youngest son from the airport last night in Santa Barbara and it was a ghost town. The 101 fwy. was virtually empty at 8:30 in the evening. We saw a handful of cars. People are being compelled to become paranoid…
My youngest was in the mexico city MTC for about 5 weeks and is home to self quarantine…
I was talking about the nurses. Anyway, all viruses mutate except this one isn’t and once we get a vaccine it will work.