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Good News from Italy on Covid 10

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Jun 1, 2020 - 4:14:12 PM
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Jun 1, 2020 - 5:54:07 PM
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rinemb

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12317 posts since 5/24/2005

I hope to read that kind of news from USA doctors about America. Because they just opened up our county with no restrictions. Only recommendations to continue safe distancing and masks. Well, the kids just filled the Old Town bar area joints. Packed shoulder to shoulder. Sharing and no masks. We shall soon notice any cluster outbreaks and curve rises, eh.
Brad

Jun 1, 2020 - 6:03:10 PM

2064 posts since 10/17/2013

Norman, OK was shut down pretty tightly.

Lindsay, OK- not so much, but you can’t go through the front door at Walmart; you go through the side doors. The highway traffic has steadily gone back to pre-panic capacity.

Jun 1, 2020 - 7:00:27 PM
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I await similar findings by other doctors and research teams in other parts of the world. This is from two doctors in a limited region. It may be good news; it may be a false hope.  

[Edit] Just found this—looks like the Dr. might be either premature or off-kilter.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/experts-dispute-reports-coronavirus-is-becoming-less-lethal/2020/06/01/8f8ace7c-a432-11ea-b619-3f9133bbb482_story.html

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 06/01/2020 20:19:47

Jun 2, 2020 - 4:46:13 AM

DRH

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480 posts since 5/29/2018

Reuters posted an article two days ago about the Italian claims. Yesterday they posted an article in which US doctors claimed the opposite.

The Italian strain may be acting differently than ours.

I guess it isn't as bad as predictions about the economy, where opposite predictions sometimes appear on the same page.

Jun 2, 2020 - 4:53:43 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24476 posts since 8/3/2003

I don't know about the rest of the U.S., but Texas isn't wide open. We're opening slowly and only allowing a percentage of people to enter businesses.

Seems like the older people have more sense (or are more afraid) about the Covid virus and are still staying home, wearing masks when they go out and washing and sanitizing their hands. The younger group seems to think they're invincible and if they get the virus, it'll be like the flu (and they may be right or they may be wrong).

We did see a bump in cases after businesses started reopening, but we also started testing people for the virus so I'm not sure how you calculate the increases. Most of the people who have the virus have got over it fairly quickly with no hospitalization and no bad after effects (at least not that they know of now).

Jun 2, 2020 - 5:52:01 AM

Tobus

USA

2283 posts since 11/17/2015

I've been keeping a close eye on our numbers here in Texas. While the number of daily new cases continues to steadily rise (possibly as a result of more testing capturing a higher percentage of cases), our deaths have declined. Hospitalizations seem fairly steady, though, with no significant decline that I can see.

I do wonder how much of this is related to warm weather, people being outside and getting more sunlight (vitamin D) to help them fight off the virus. While that won't stop the virus, I think it can have a real effect on survivability.

Jun 2, 2020 - 8:28:58 AM

10194 posts since 1/15/2005

I'm happy to see good reports, although every time you see one, there is a "not so good" one lurking around the corner. Regardless, I will not alter the precautions that I have been taking, so I hope any good news is also accompanied by the realization that we have a long way to go before getting completely back to normal.

Jun 2, 2020 - 2:17:04 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

I hope to read that kind of news from USA doctors about America. Because they just opened up our county with no restrictions. Only recommendations to continue safe distancing and masks. Well, the kids just filled the Old Town bar area joints. Packed shoulder to shoulder. Sharing and no masks. We shall soon notice any cluster outbreaks and curve rises, eh.
Brad


Avoiding the second wave by keeping the first one going! 

Jun 2, 2020 - 2:37:21 PM

71955 posts since 5/9/2007

Our Janet Mills is slowly opening some things like outdoor dining.I'm playing an outdoor gig on Friday early evening.I think they're serving drinks outdoors.
I'm wearing a mask no matter what anyone else does.

I don't base what I do according to anyone else.I make up my own mind.

Jun 3, 2020 - 10:04:04 AM
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rinemb

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What IF, in retrospect, the analysis indicates the lockdowns did little and that infection and deaths rates would have been similar without lockdowns and the destruction of economies.

Then in the future people may not listen to the boy who cried wolf, if something much worse develops.

Hmmm, brad

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