Coronavirus Coronavirus: In-Iowa General Discussion (Not Limited)

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  1. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    The fact that it's in over half of our counties now shows how widespread this issue is. I think the total number of confirmed cases is not anything to overreact about, but it's also not something you can completely dismiss. As that number goes up, so does hospitalization most likely. The important thing is for the percentage of hospitalized be at a good amount or for it to keep lowering. If our positive cases start doubling as well as our hospitalized patients, we're in trouble.

    Overwhelming our healthcare system is the #1 issue here.
     
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  2. Acylum

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    We’re still under 600,000 confirmed world-wide. I just don’t think that many people have been exposed yet.
     
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  3. Statefan10

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    I think over the course of the next year, a large percentage will get this virus. A huge majority of that percentage will recover from it and be fine and it'll get much easier to treat as drugs start being developed and the vaccine is created.
     
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  4. Die4Cy

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    #2364 Die4Cy, Mar 27, 2020
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    Good post.

    Due to the transmissibile nature of COVID, something that is "known" at this point, ERs and ICUs would have been overrun by Christmas if it were here to the degree that people believe it was back then.

    There are probably hundreds of viruses that will cause the symptoms that were common this winter and almost all of them will result in a negative test for influenza.

    And while at some point after we get out of the crisis stage we are going to find out that a ton more people were exposed in the past month and had no issues, this "I was sick, and it wasn't influenza, so it was probably coronavirus" doesn't make a whole lot of sense if it was December or January..
     
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  5. Clonefan32

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    In my pickup basketball experience no one gets within 6 feet of each other anyway.
     
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  6. simply1

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  7. Ms3r4ISU

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    So you're saying we could catch something other than COVID-19 there?
     
  8. Ms3r4ISU

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  9. Acylum

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    That appears to be the plan anyway.
     
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  10. knowlesjam

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    All of our churches have shut down fish fries until next Lent. It's the whole 10 person rule here in Omaha that pretty much ensured that none could accomplish the fry on any sort of a scale to be usable.
     
  11. isufbcurt

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    Yes, bass, crappie, catfish, and blue gill.
     
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  12. RealisticCy

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    #2372 RealisticCy, Mar 27, 2020
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    Agreed. Genetic analysis of the virus, with known/projected mutation rates, would look vastly different than they currently do if the virus has been here for much longer than we currently think.

    Also agreed on the many other viruses point: 3700 people in Iowa have been deemed worthy of a test for COVID recently due to some combinations of symptoms/factors, and even they were negative for the virus. So by definition, a certain percentage of the stories we've heard about those that have had symptoms and have not been tested would be negative as well....their symptoms would be due to something different.
     
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  13. DSMCy

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  14. simply1

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    Hi friend
     
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  15. BCClone

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    Our mayor just said they are closed off, nothing else has been done. Maybe he lost his job again is patroling them? He has a tendency to bounce jobs lately and nobody wants to be mayor in this town, so most win by default.
     
  16. 1UNI2ISU

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    Her fired up answer there was actually really good and well reasoned. A little fire from her isn't a bad thing here...
     
  17. cyclonespiker33

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    So would I need a fishing license for this pond?
     
  18. Cyched

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    Adding on to my Facebook rant, I generally like KCCI, but they've gone full clickbait mode on coronavirus stories.
     
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  19. BCClone

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    Looks like today could be similar to yesterday numbers wise.
     
  20. jsb

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    Today's numbers have been released. They are quite a bit higher.
     

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