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Twmccoy 03-22-2020 04:29 PM

Some people are acting like its ebola going around. I'd almost guarantee everyone on this board has been sick with something in the last year as bad or worse than coronavirus. This disease isn't remarkably lethal, it just seems to spread easily. Any young/fit person isn't going to be ridiculously worried about becoming infected. They'll be sick for a few days and then be fine.

I fully agree no one should be out willingly trying to spread germs, but sitting on your hands for two months in a bubble isn't really going to solve anything either.

Is attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus worth tanking the economy?

R-Ogre 03-22-2020 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Twmccoy (Post 3565051)
Some people are acting like its ebola going around. I'd almost guarantee everyone on this board has been sick with something in the last year as bad or worse than coronavirus. This disease isn't remarkably lethal, it just seems to spread easily. Any young/fit person isn't going to be ridiculously worried about becoming infected. They'll be sick for a few days and then be fine.

I fully agree no one should be out willingly trying to spread germs, but sitting on your hands for two months in a bubble isn't really going to solve anything either.

Is attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus worth tanking the economy?

China decided so.

Italy’s is tanking anyway.

Spain is following Italy’s trajectory.

Nobody has come up with a good reason why Seattle, NYC, and LA don’t look like Lombardy in a month without drastic measures.

Halcón 03-22-2020 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Twmccoy (Post 3565051)
Some people are acting like its ebola going around. I'd almost guarantee everyone on this board has been sick with something in the last year as bad or worse than coronavirus. This disease isn't remarkably lethal, it just seems to spread easily. Any young/fit person isn't going to be ridiculously worried about becoming infected. They'll be sick for a few days and then be fine.

I'm going to assume you don't watch a lot of news, follow a lot of social media, or work in healthcare. Let me correct you in your statement that everyone on this board has had something worse than coronavirus in the last year.

Please read this:

https://www.propublica.org/article/a...young-patients

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“Reading about it in the news, I knew it was going to be bad, but we deal with the flu every year so I was thinking: Well, it’s probably not that much worse than the flu. But seeing patients with COVID-19 completely changed my perspective, and it’s a lot more frightening.”
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This is knocking out what should be perfectly fit, healthy people. Patients will be on minimal support, on a little bit of oxygen, and then all of a sudden, they go into complete respiratory arrest, shut down and can’t breathe at all.”
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“Before this, we were all joking. It’s grim humor. If you are exposed to the virus and test positive and go on quarantine, you get paid. We were all joking: I want to get the coronavirus because then I get a paid vacation from work. And once I saw these patients with it, I was like, Holy s***, I do not want to catch this and I don’t want anyone I know to catch this.
Pretty scary, right? Even though this is meant to scare us into action, we also have to keep a level head and realize that most of who get it are going to be fine. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to minimize the risk to those who could die from this virus.

Orioles_Lefty 03-22-2020 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Twmccoy (Post 3565051)
Some people are acting like its ebola going around. I'd almost guarantee everyone on this board has been sick with something in the last year as bad or worse than coronavirus. This disease isn't remarkably lethal, it just seems to spread easily. Any young/fit person isn't going to be ridiculously worried about becoming infected. They'll be sick for a few days and then be fine.

I fully agree no one should be out willingly trying to spread germs, but sitting on your hands for two months in a bubble isn't really going to solve anything either.

Is attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus worth tanking the economy?

This post is incredibly naïve and dangerous. There are plenty of stories of young people getting seriously ill and there’s also the known high risk of them being vectors. Furthermore, whatever health issues people may have had in the past individually, the real risk now is the healthcare system being overwhelmed.

thrembo 03-22-2020 05:40 PM

What's happening is unprecedented. I have spoken with people older than me and no one has seen anything like this in our lifetimes. We already have temps down hear around 90 with moderate humidity, which hopefully the corona doesn't like. Also, we have our annual reduction in population this time of year as the snowbirds head home. If any are still here and want to go home they better hurry. Looks like the redneck rager is continuing for a second day. Grant me the strength to stay away lol.

ThrowaEnvy 03-22-2020 05:53 PM

What Coronavirus really needs to do is knock out a young healthy celebrity.. and then some kids will notice..

There could be ads "If you aren't Tom Hanks you probably aren't getting a ventilator"

DiscgolfStu 03-22-2020 05:57 PM

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ru4por 03-22-2020 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Twmccoy (Post 3565051)
Some people are acting like its ebola going around. I'd almost guarantee everyone on this board has been sick with something in the last year as bad or worse than coronavirus. This disease isn't remarkably lethal, it just seems to spread easily. Any young/fit person isn't going to be ridiculously worried about becoming infected. They'll be sick for a few days and then be fine.

I fully agree no one should be out willingly trying to spread germs
, but sitting on your hands for two months in a bubble isn't really going to solve anything either.

Is attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus worth tanking the economy?

And here.....we have the problem. :wall:

Young people are getting put onto vents at the same rate as older folks, in the US. Your post is wrong and misinformative. You are giving no credence to the panic and social unrest that a collapse of the healthcare system will create. Flatten the curve is as much about saving healthcare, as is it is about anything.

The bolded would be criminal, the rest of the comment is just myopic and ignorant. Sitting on your hands for two months in a bubble could VERY well save the lives of many people you care about, some you hold precious.

The economy is already tanked. It is going to get worse, as the virus spreads. You not helping is going to have NO positive impact on the spread or the economy.

Dang, people have GOT to have the ability to think this through. The benefit of over reaction vastly outweighs the risks. Especially in the short term...to protect the healthcare system.

The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of YOU.

ru4por 03-22-2020 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ThrowaEnvy (Post 3565075)
What Coronavirus really needs to do is knock out a young healthy celebrity.. and then some kids will notice..

There could be ads "If you aren't Tom Hanks you probably aren't getting a ventilator"

Certainly, neither of us is wishing illness or death on anyone, but you are probably right. Lose some twitch tok superstar influencer and maybe that generation would pay attention, lol.

DG_player 03-22-2020 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by thrembo (Post 3565067)
Looks like the redneck rager is continuing for a second day. Grant me the strength to stay away lol.

This is why we can't have nice things. Unless you're at an insanely crowded course, disc golf should be playable in a safe, low infection risk manner.

All we have to do to contain this is to reduce the number of other people an infected individual infects to below 1, instead of the 2-3 that the virus infects under normal societal rules. This is very easily attained with modest changes to our social behavior. Washing your hands and staying 6 feet from people drastically reduces your risk. The problem is, it takes the vast majority of people buying in for it to work. Unfortunately we have way too many people that think they know better, don't care, or are just plain stupid. So instead of us all being able to live somewhat normal lives and enjoy certain outdoor activities in a responsible fashion, we're going to all end up denied that in a few weeks when we're in lockdown.


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