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  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    That is all good and fine, but one thing they need to address and likely need to do it ASAP is going to be elective surgeries. Hospitals, practices, etc. make most their money off of those elective surgeries. Wait until (has already started in NJ) medical facilities have to start letting people go. I have zero idea how they can even attempt to figure that out, but hospitals and such are going to need a lot more than PPE soon if this doesn't start to slow down asap.
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Keep in mind those % while extremely high are largely made up of PT/Hourly workers and while their lives are essential and their definition of essential is very different than all of ours, the number will be high for a while but should be able to return rather quickly once we are "back to normal"...whenever that may be.
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Direction at my wifes hospital has been to just chalk it up to COVID when a patience dies, even if the tests are not back yet. Really sloppy from everyone on the entire reporting/testing spectrum. I do understand however, as everyone is in triage mode and to be honest, do not have the time to wait around for perfect answers, need to just keep moving forward so it really should not be surprising to see deaths from all things see a dip. I do believe in other places you would likely get the opposite and if a test is not back yet rule it something else so I think over the entire course of this thing the averages should be relatively accurate.
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    One of the outlets I saw on TV Friday actually seemed upset that the markets did not react harsher then the figures came out. It is really sad so many people on TV seem to root against this country.
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Also deaths lag everything so the curve can be flattening while deaths are still going up...but the media needs those hits so they won't share that with you. Also have yet to see any major media outlet discuss recoveries. All just doom and gloom and the world is going to end!
  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    I have tried to look but not success...is any Coronavirus known to have a vaccine? This is the family in which a common cold can come from right? Zero cure for that. I think people hoping for a vaccine may be let down. Otherwise that would tell me they could have a vaccine for the common cold and just never bothered because it is not a severe/killer...
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Either you can see into the future or you are repeating the news?
  8. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    I heard of 1 so far in NJ, have not heard of any in NYC thus far. Good for CA (and I think that is the first time I have said that).
  9. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Seriously, the tax breaks, a lot of the laid off hotel staff could assist, the public good will...I guess it is one of those so obvious everyone ignores it type of things.
  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Hotels really should be stepping up on this. They are set up way better than most of the massive convention style spaces where the field hospitals end up going.
  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    But how can seasonality be applied here when you consider somewhere like Boston or Chicago might not be considered warm into July? Do any of the highly impacted countries have a climate that can vary as mush as ours? I know literally nothing about any of these other countries climates. I figure Italy has some degree of it with North and South.
  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    I have been playing with some numbers just to get a sense of this thing...and please, if this is a stupid way to look at it let me know. But what I am trying to understand is why is it that looking at this virus versus the entire US population seems so frowned upon? My caveat here is I am taking this serious, my wife is an infectious disease nurse dealing with this daily, my step father, mother and father are all high risk category so I am not trying to down play it, just understand the rationale. Is the issue with looking at this thing vs the entire populate not correct because of how low the total # of tests still are? Is it more because total numbers be dammed and just the pure potential is devastating (ie a 2.4% death rate vs the entire population)? Just trying to understand and there are clearly much smarter people in this topic than myself. As of 4/2: Positives: 239,000 (0.07% of US pop.) Negatives: 1,028,649 (0.31% of US pop.) Hospitalized: 32,649 (0.01% of US pop., 13.7% of positives) Deaths: 5,784 (0.002% of US pop., 2.4% of positives) Total Tests: 1,276,658 (0.38% of US pop.)
  13. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Seems like you two are talking semantics...not everything has to happen in extremes. And I guess I am being dense here, but I still do not see how seasonality really would help the US. NY and NJ won't truly be warm until closer to Mid/Late June whereas Florida will be warm in a month or so. So how would seasonality in the states really help?
  14. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Last part key. But a fine line between follow rules and value freedoms. I do not really think any country has quite the "don't tread on me" mentality as the US does.
  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Then how do you know they downplayed it if we don't know what we don't know?