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    Default The COVID-19 Updates

    Created a thread for the global pandemic so as not to overlap in the basketball threads.

    We have members from others parts of the globe. You can post updates on your region. As well as those based in the Philippines, to post relevant news, updates in your respective regions.

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    The coronavirus could kill up to 81,000 people in the US in the next four months.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...ource=facebook
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    Been locked down here in Cavite for 2 weeks now. And there's a covid19 victim just to the other block of our street. A senior male with travel history. Apparently, his last trip was from Australia. As of now, we have no idea regarding his status.

    Our area has also been pretty quiet as well. And it's a ghost town here just like everywhere.
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    Since some of you may be in some areas outside of metro manila , there are actually some measures you can explore with your local gov't officialls that can make a huge difference to your local area.
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    The mistake manny have made is assume that since Wuhan / Hubei locked down or Metro Manila has locked down , the chances of it spreading to your local area is unlikely... that is a dead wrong assumption . in fact your one chance of doing anything that is tangible to slow it down , is when things are still small and managable.

    So for example in the case above of the PUI from travel history to Australia , can you ensure that everyone who has been in contact with that individual is in strict isolation (literraly confined to house only) , let people volumary bring them food.. while that mind sound extreme , it is still within the relm of possibility to do as compared to when it spreads ... In Metro manila for example , there is really very little we as oridinary citizens or local and govt officials can do to limit spread..

    the same principle can also apply to any location that has a reasonble border control , like say subdivisions.. litterally you isolate the whole subdivision.. of any entry and exit and all essential delivery of food and products is delivered into the subdivision. make sure if anyone is sick has symtpoms to physically isolate them.. (this literally means outside of their household members..) so designate seperate homes (for those with symtoms)
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    Since some of you may be in some areas outside of metro manila , there are actually some measures you can explore with your local gov't officialls that can make a huge difference to your local area.
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    The mistake manny have made is assume that since Wuhan / Hubei locked down or Metro Manila has locked down , the chances of it spreading to your local area is unlikely... that is a dead wrong assumption . in fact your one chance of doing anything that is tangible to slow it down , is when things are still small and managable.

    So for example in the case above of the PUI from travel history to Australia , can you ensure that everyone who has been in contact with that individual is in strict isolation (literraly confined to house only) , let people volumary bring them food.. while that mind sound extreme , it is still within the relm of possibility to do as compared to when it spreads ... In Metro manila for example , there is really very little we as oridinary citizens or local and govt officials can do to limit spread..
    Surprisingly, I was one of the many people who went back to his hometown because of this outbreak. In fact, i was living alone in QC for nearly a month before this outbreak. Luckily, I don't feel anything at all. And it's been over 2 weeks now.

    Btw, I don't know the individual personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous123 View Post
    Surprisingly, I was one of the many people who went back to his hometown because of this outbreak. In fact, i was living alone in QC for nearly a month before this outbreak. Luckily, I don't feel anything at all. And it's been over 2 weeks now.
    good decision.. see what your local area can do , to litterally lock down your area and segretate those physically with symtoms

    the main difference between China response and Italy is the ones sick and positive in Italy were sent to any available hospital even outside of location, as such spreading the virus , In China the health workers went to wuhan, and the hospitals were exclusive for Covit 19 only. if you cannot segrate physically the affected with the not , its actually counter productive

    As a Dr in Manila said , sending in health workers to some of the hospitals in Manila was actually counter productive as the health worker became carriers that went out to the community in breaks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    good decision.. see what your local area can do , to litterally lock down your area and segretate those physically with symtoms

    the main difference between China response and Italy is the ones sick and positive in Italy were sent to any available hospital even outside of location, as such spreading the virus , In China the health workers went to wuhan, and the hospitals were exclusive for Covit 19 only. if you cannot segrate physically the affected with the not , its actually counter productive

    As a Dr in Manila said , sending in health workers to some of the hospitals in Manila was actually counter productive as the health worker became carriers that went out to the community in breaks..
    You have a point because it will only spread the virus. Same thing with the testing system. I remember a couple of days ago hearing...the more test they do the more cases they get, so basically, they are only spreading the virus. Who knows how cautious these people are in handling the test kits and what not. They could be spreading virus without them even realizing. And honestly, I don't think anyone really knows what they are doing. In the PH, we already have 9 doctors dead because of this virus.

    And I know a lot of you have probably thought this but this is much like a real life nightmare.
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    574 cases already here in Victoria. A lot of people still jogging/ walking their dogs/babies outside despite the the plea from the government to stay indoors. SMH

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatweirdguy View Post
    574 cases already here in Victoria. A lot of people still jogging/ walking their dogs/babies outside despite the the plea from the government to stay indoors. SMH
    Is that in the Philippines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatweirdguy View Post
    574 cases already here in Victoria. A lot of people still jogging/ walking their dogs/babies outside despite the the plea from the government to stay indoors. SMH
    VICTORIA, Australia or Canada? Australia figure of 2.5k positive is quite understandable when they've done over 200k test already.. Their positive rate is just 2%
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    The WHO bungled this from the beginning. The reason why people didn't take the virus seriously. It took a long time for them to admit that human to human transmission is very likely even if by late December, this is what Chinese scientists have suspected.

    From what I can surmised from the peek in Italy and Spain, February was start of the explosive contagion - the same month the WHO head, Tedros Gebhreyesus said that travel restrictions is "not needed". Then there are those who peddled that this is mild and flu kills more people yearly. Guess what, seasonal flu hardly sends healthcare to it breaking point unlike this virus. He seemed more concerned about the feelings of Beijing than the safety of all humans. But don't be surprised. Back in 2017, Tedros was accused of covering up for the cholera outbreak in Sudan and Ethiopia.

    It seems that the lockdown of Wuhan/Hubei was not a clue to them as to how contagious and bad this virus is.

    Look at where it got us. Many countries have to practically shut down their economy just to contain the spread and flatten the curve as to not break healthcare services.

    I feel that it would have been different if the WHO erred in the safe side by advising against non-essential travel and stricter measures. It would not prevent the spread but it would not be this exponential either.

    The first SARS was taken very seriously by the world. Hence, the spread was not exponential.

    It's like we're in a bizarre apocalyptic world.

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    We just had our first death here in Orange County, CA but cases are rising exponentially. Just goes to show how contagious this really is but we still see a lot of people going to beaches despite advisories by our local government.

    I really was excited to fly over to wherever my school was gonna play if ever they got in the NCAA tournament. I was really looking to experience March Madness first-hand but thanks CoronaVirus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertheanteater View Post
    We just had our first death here in Orange County, CA but cases are rising exponentially. Just goes to show how contagious this really is but we still see a lot of people going to beaches despite advisories by our local government.
    I live in California, too but what the heck. It's no wonder 50% of cases are between 18-40.

    We have a popular beach nearby but they've implement parking restrictions and started patrolling the beaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artek View Post
    The WHO bungled this from the beginning. The reason why people didn't take the virus seriously. It took a long time for them to admit that human to human transmission is very likely even if by late December, this is what Chinese scientists have suspected.

    From what I can surmised from the peek in Italy and Spain, February was start of the explosive contagion - the same month the WHO head, Tedros Gebhreyesus said that travel restrictions is "not needed". Then there are those who peddled that this is mild and flu kills more people yearly. Guess what, seasonal flu hardly sends healthcare to it breaking point unlike this virus. He seemed more concerned about the feelings of Beijing than the safety of all humans. But don't be surprised. Back in 2017, Tedros was accused of covering up for the cholera outbreak in Sudan and Ethiopia.

    It seems that the lockdown of Wuhan/Hubei was not a clue to them as to how contagious and bad this virus is.

    Look at where it got us. Many countries have to practically shut down their economy just to contain the spread and flatten the curve as to not break healthcare services.

    I feel that it would have been different if the WHO erred in the safe side by advising against non-essential travel and stricter measures. It would not prevent the spread but it would not be this exponential either.

    The first SARS was taken very seriously by the world. Hence, the spread was not exponential.

    It's like we're in a bizarre apocalyptic world.
    Probably the WHO thought the virus would not be that contagious, hence, the worldwide ugly result. And just like with anything, we learn through our experiences and mistakes.

    Now, the best we can do is lock ourselves at home till the virus ceases. As long as there are stubborn people, this will never stop.

    Our safety is basically now in our own hands. Not from our governments nor our loved ones.

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    ^^ I think they relied too much on what the government in Beijing have been feeding them over the Chinese scientists/doctor that have been trying to sound the alarm even by December last year.

    They tried to shut a Chinese doctor who tried to sound the alarm on this unknown disease than causes severe pneumonia.

    https://www.vox.com/2020/2/4/2112207...rus-healthcare

    The world only woke up to this ugly reality when it saw how it is devastating Italy and Spain.

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    We need to re think the approach, here is a logical plan that merits consideration
    https://relativejoyforyou.wordpress....3/27/plan-b-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artek View Post
    The WHO bungled this from the beginning. The reason why people didn't take the virus seriously. It took a long time for them to admit that human to human transmission is very likely even if by late December, this is what Chinese scientists have suspected.

    From what I can surmised from the peek in Italy and Spain, February was start of the explosive contagion - the same month the WHO head, Tedros Gebhreyesus said that travel restrictions is "not needed". Then there are those who peddled that this is mild and flu kills more people yearly. Guess what, seasonal flu hardly sends healthcare to it breaking point unlike this virus. He seemed more concerned about the feelings of Beijing than the safety of all humans. But don't be surprised. Back in 2017, Tedros was accused of covering up for the cholera outbreak in Sudan and Ethiopia.

    It seems that the lockdown of Wuhan/Hubei was not a clue to them as to how contagious and bad this virus is.

    Look at where it got us. Many countries have to practically shut down their economy just to contain the spread and flatten the curve as to not break healthcare services.

    I feel that it would have been different if the WHO erred in the safe side by advising against non-essential travel and stricter measures. It would not prevent the spread but it would not be this exponential either.

    The first SARS was taken very seriously by the world. Hence, the spread was not exponential.

    It's like we're in a bizarre apocalyptic world.
    Agree with this. The wrong messages were sent from the beginning. Hence, the complacency. The very people that should’ve erred on the side of caution grossly underestimated this virus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    VICTORIA, Australia or Canada? Australia figure of 2.5k positive is quite understandable when they've done over 200k test already.. Their positive rate is just 2%
    Australia bro. Yeah so far. The lockdown will hopefully keep their numbers down.

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    FDA’s Director General Domingo issued clearance for imported ventilators, respirators and other accessories prior to Customs. Good job, ball is in customs’ hands. Tangina, wag na sana nila pagkakitaan to, people are dying.
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