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Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:19 PM

24,000 confirmed cases today of C-19 yesterday it was @ about 15,000

C-19 is exploding and I know that not testing asymptomatic has to be done but that will allow the
disease to sweep the nation because people are highly contagious for 2 to 3 weeks prior to starting
to show signs of the disease.

God Damn it none of this had to happen. Thanx Donny and Trump voters.

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Reply 24,000 confirmed cases today of C-19 yesterday it was @ about 15,000 (Original post)
Botany Mar 21 OP
Ohiogal Mar 21 #1
emmaverybo Mar 21 #2
LizBeth Mar 21 #3
meadowlander Mar 21 #4
LizBeth Mar 21 #5
GusBob Mar 21 #6
Ms. Toad Mar 21 #7
Fiendish Thingy Mar 21 #8
Squinch Mar 21 #9
Fiendish Thingy Mar 21 #10
Squinch Mar 21 #11

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:25 PM

1. I hope

there is a special place in Hell reserved for those reprehensible politicians who were warned that this was coming and did nothing except adjust their portfolios.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:26 PM

2. Why not test asymptomatic? I mean other than that we don't have the kits. We need to test

certain asymptomatic groups, such as health workers, people in care homes, people still in the community interfacing with larger groups of people so we can isolate them to stop the spread. We do not need to hospitalize them. We can find places where they can get basic care and monitoring and shelter—dormitories and other unused facilities.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:27 PM

3. I haven't been following the numbers at all. So U.S. was at 15k and today at 24K for sure.

I am going to start paying attention. Thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:33 PM

4. This is a good website for tracking the numbers across countries

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The US shot from like 15th to 4th on the leaderboard in the last three days once we started actually testing people. We're now clearly in the "top 3 countries that fucked their response up" along with Italy and Spain.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:36 PM

5. ty

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:38 PM

6. We are 4 in number of cases

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:40 PM

7. Yesterday ended at 19,383

(You're most of a day off - but still alarming.)

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:54 PM

8. You are spreading false information - delete or edit your OP

Incubation period is 4-5 days, not 2-3 weeks.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:26 PM

9. What? Everything I've read said it's generally up to 14 days and can be longer.

Do you have a link for 4-5 days?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:37 PM

10. No link - BC health authorities here in Canada

The 14 day figure is how long it takes for the virus to run its course and for the infected person to stop “shedding” the virus. So, yes, they can be asymptomatic and contagious, but if they are going to have symptoms, they should show after a 4-5 day incubation period.

That’s why there is a 14 day quarantine/self isolation period- it wouldn’t make sense for someone to isolate for 14 days, and then have symptoms arise once their quarantine ended- if that was true, the Quarantines would be closer to 30 days I would think.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:46 PM

11. That's not what I've been reading.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html

Q: When is someone infectious?

A: The onset and duration of viral shedding and period of infectiousness for COVID-19 are not yet known. It is possible that SARS-CoV-2 RNA may be detectable in the upper or lower respiratory tract for weeks after illness onset, similar to infection with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. However, detection of viral RNA does not necessarily mean that infectious virus is present. Asymptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2 has been reported, but it is not yet known what role asymptomatic infection plays in transmission. Similarly, the role of pre-symptomatic transmission (infection detection during the incubation period prior to illness onset) is unknown. Existing literature regarding SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses (e.g. MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV) suggest that the incubation period may range from 2–14 days.


This was updated on March 17.

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