OT Coronavirus: America in chaos, News and Updates

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  1. SlyPokerDog

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    I think that's a Patrick Ewing quote...thing is, everyone who gets this got it by thinking, hey, I'm good......relax...you guys are just overreacting, this will go away...nurse at the hospital today didn't seem to think so when I went in..she said people are being stupid about not wearing the masks......I'll take her word for it ...stay safe
     
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    “The numbers are unprecedented,” Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 Newsabout the increase of deaths by suicide, adding that he’s seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.
     
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    IMO there are some things very wrong with that article but going there is not going to change opinions.

    Bottom line, this is a worldwide pandemic. We need to be kinder and more helpful to each other. Yes, there are some people who are very isolated and scared. This is the time to reach out to your neighbors and family. You may not be able to hug them or physically comfort them but you can listen, you can reach out in person (while maintaining a safe distance.)

    It doesn't have to be an either or situation, reducing the impact of the virus while reducing people's pain. We can maintain social distancing and comfort those who are feeling alone, scared, and isolated.
     
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    Damn, the remdesivir study is really bad.
     
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    Huh?

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    A total of 1063 patients underwent randomization. The data and safety monitoring board recommended early unblinding of the results on the basis of findings from an analysis that showed shortened time to recovery in the remdesivir group. Preliminary results from the 1059 patients (538 assigned to remdesivir and 521 to placebo) with data available after randomization indicated that those who received remdesivir had a median recovery time of 11 days (95% confidence interval [CI], 9 to 12), as compared with 15 days (95% CI, 13 to 19) in those who received placebo (rate ratio for recovery, 1.32; 95% CI, 1.12 to 1.55; P<0.001). The Kaplan-Meier estimates of mortality by 14 days were 7.1% with remdesivir and 11.9% with placebo (hazard ratio for death, 0.70; 95% CI, 0.47 to 1.04). Serious adverse events were reported for 114 of the 541 patients in the remdesivir group who underwent randomization (21.1%) and 141 of the 522 patients in the placebo group who underwent randomization (27.0%).
     
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    NBA legend Patrick Ewing, 57, is rushed to hospital with coronavirus and placed in isolation as he describes COVID-19 as something 'not to be taken lightly'
    • Ewing was admitted to a Washington, D.C. hospital Friday evening and he is currently in isolation
    • The former New York Knicks star has released a statement saying the virus is 'serious', but insists 'he will be fine'
    • He currently serves as head coach of Georgetown University's basketball team; the school says no other member of the program has tested positive to the virus
    • As of Friday night, more than 1.6 million Americans have contracted COVID-19, and more than 95,000 have died
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...7-hospitalized-testing-positive-COVID-19.html
     
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    I think the problem with this thinking is, it's not necessarily about people listening to their story that is the issue.
     
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    If you don't listen to what the problems are you can't help find a solution.
     
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    Placebo on ventilators did moderately better than test patients.

    Benefits are for patients not on ventilators
     
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    No, what I'm saying is it's not always "problems" that plague people who have suicidal thoughts, or the lack of having someone to listen to. Not saying that won't help people, but it's not as a simple as "I'm listening to you".
     
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    First responders don't get tested at the VA although they do have to pass a screening. Early morning screenings are a little more liberal than the ones a little later in the day. In fact, about half the mornings when I go to the hospital there is no screener at the entrance I arrive at. They usually don't show up until 7 AM. By that time I'm hooked up and getting treated. I do get screened when I arrive at the dialysis unit on the seventh floor. If memory serves me, Sly has been there or maybe it was when I was admitted for an overnight stay for one of my several medical problems. Just can't remember.
     
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    Don't think for a second that I'm not keeping safe distances, nor practicing good hygiene...because I am.
     
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