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  1. There's so much I could say about this... But to make light of it might be wrong...
  2. https://www.virgin.com/news/virgin-orbit-develop-and-design-mass-producible-ventilators-covid-19-patients @wxmd529 @ru848789
  3. https://scitechdaily.com/mit-chemists-have-developed-a-peptide-that-could-block-covid-19/ @wxmd529
  4. Coronavirus death rate is lower than previously reported — but it's still deadlier than flu, study says From CNN's Arman Azad How many people die after being infected with the novel coronavirus? Fewer than previously calculated, according to a study released Monday, but still more than die from the flu. The research, published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, estimated that about 0.66% of those infected with the virus will die. That coronavirus death rate, which is lower than earlier estimates, takes into account potentially milder cases that often go undiagnosed – but it’s still far higher than the 0.1% of people who are killed by the flu. When unreported infections aren’t taken into account, the Lancet study found that the coronavirus death rate was 1.38%, which is more consistent with earlier reports. That’s because death rates typically only consider reported coronavirus cases, which tend to be more severe, and thus brought to the attention of health care workers. Asymptomatic cases – or mild cases – may not always be counted. That death rate, though, went up in older adults, with approximately 7.8% of those over age 80 estimated to die after infection. And deaths were estimated to be exceedingly rare in children younger than nine, with a fatality rate of just 0.00161%. For age groups younger than 40, the death rate was never higher than 0.16%, according to the study. Out of 1,000 young adults infected, then, about 1 or 2 could die, with the youngest people facing the lowest risk. Experts stress that it’s difficult to estimate a virus’ death rate during an epidemic. @PB GFI It looks like the Lancet agrees with you regarding CFR. @wxmd529
  5. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/older-workers-will-jump-start-an-economy-post-pandemic-faster-than-younger-ones-argues-citigroup-2020-03-30?mod=economy-politics @PB GFI
  6. Plenty of legal/privacy questions to come along with all this I'm sure.
  7. There are several reasons for this 1) To protect the patient (Let me explain). The Hospitals are becoming overrun with SARS-CoV-2 patients. If the person does not have this virus, they are in a very precarious position and their immune system is already taxed. Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 would be pretty near a death sentence 2) To relieve overcrowding. The first thing the hospital would do would be to attempt to cool and hydrate the patient. If the patient is alert and oriented and can use home remedies to do the same thing as at the hospital, then this is the desirable outcome here. 3) The patient will see results more quickly in their residence. The hospitals in many places are a zoo. As such in the absence of a life threat -which a high fever in the absence of an altered mental status or other life threatening symptoms is not- will necesssitate that the patient will not be seen for an extended period of time. In a normal time, a 105 fever is an absolute ER visit. During this pandemic, the same standards do not hold true.
  8. https://www.fox13news.com/news/tampa-megachurch-pastor-arrested-after-leading-packed-services-despite-safer-at-home-orders Well this is going to be a cluster f***
  9. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Thank you for staying and fighting.
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