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

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  1. agcy68

    agcy68 Well-Known Member

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    I understand why you might think that. Last Thanksgiving I had a fever for 5 days and had absolutely no motivation to do anything. I could extrapolate that it was the virus, however, I believe it wasn't until December that there was ANY news from China about this. Also, if I had it why aren't we seeing exponential growth starting in November instead of Feb/Mar

    Easy to imagine I had it, but taking all evidence together, not very likely.

    Also, sitting in a packed stadium with ANY infected people is NOT a good idea. If you think so, go visit a COVID patient and get in bed with them for a few hours. Get some fresh air, for sure, but don't do it with anyone in coughing distance from you.
     
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  2. RedDog

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    Iowa has about 280 ventilators. The three closest hospitals from my home has a combined total of 14. My family Dr. has told me he's fully aware that they will be choosing who lives or dies in the next few weeks.
     
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    After reading this forum, I always thought it was going to be one of those 30 to 40” blizzards that was going to do us in. I was wrong.
     
  4. cowgirl836

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    But it's ok because some of those people were probably going to die soon anyway.
     
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  5. RedDog

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    Our rural hospital system is in a tough place. The small hospital closest to us has four vents. As of yesterday two of them were being used on non-Covid patients.
     
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  6. cycloneworld

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    I mean, that is straight from the CDC recommendations. Why do people seem hell bent on making this the governor’s fault when she’s literally taking guidance and advice from experts?
     
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  7. agcy68

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    #3167 agcy68, Apr 1, 2020
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    No, the point is that even with ventilators, some will die. Some die from the flu too.

    And, that the question in my previous post: what rules are we playing by? I don't think that any expert has said that locking everyone up will make it go away. This virus will make its way through our society. The only goal that I have seen is to slow it down so that the hospitals are not overwhelmed.

    Now, that could be one of 2 things: 1) we minimize the number of patients (but extend the duration) or 2) we hold it off until we have enough supplies to tackle it properly.

    I have not seen any suggestion that locking everyone up for 2 weeks would magically make it go away. And that magic is the only thing that will keep death rates at 0.
     
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  8. baller21

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    It’s baffling to me how many idiots just don’t understand the concept of flattening the curve and that hospitals have very limited lifesaving resources even with all the available info.
     
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    Whar Earl?
     
  10. Doc

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    FWIW, they think a single soccer match was one of Italy’s main issues.
    https://time.com/5809848/game-zero-soccer-game-italy/
     
  11. scyclonekid

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    A million times this.
     
  12. Gossamer

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    the United States has so many people completely full of ego and pride...and this is why we're the epicenter...and some of the ridiculous comments above represent all of that.

    The fear I have for Iowa is that we have all of these rural communities that are one infected person away from wiping out nearly everyone. Rural folks truly believe they aren't in harms way, that they're tougher than city folks (I've heard this countless times) yet they live in areas where if it spreads, they've got nowhere to go and limited recources.

    I live just outside of DSM in a small town...roughly 5,000 people...and it's maddening to see families still getting together and letting their kids play, high schoolers having their boyfiends/girlfriends visit.

    My health and my family health supersedes anyone's temporary inconvenience. It's very hard not to be judgemental during this time but it's a fact that I'll have fewer friends as a result of what I've seen people NOT do.
     
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  13. scyclonekid

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    Iowa can’t handle a severe uptick in positive cases as we do not have near enough resources to handle it. Oh and by the way a sneeze or cough cloud can travel up to 27 feet.
     
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    Yeah, that isn't much. How many are available and how many are in use with COVID patients right now?

    I wonder what the right trigger point is. I don't know that we have enough information to have an informed opinion at this point.
     
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  15. agcy68

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    Please don't read my questioning as not believing the situation: My family is in near lock down. Wife and I are working from home, have gotten take out a couple times from a local restaurant, have been to a local softball diamond for hitting and exercise with my daughter, and groceries once in the last ~2 weeks.
     
  16. cowgirl836

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    #3176 cowgirl836, Apr 1, 2020
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    I'm glad you're not one of the people making the argument that many of those ill only had 5-10 years left anyway (or other underlying illness) so they should be willing to die for the economy. I agree with your points 1 & 2 and I haven't advocated for the last paragraph.
     
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    I think this more has to do with the Laissez Faire leadership style she has been using to handle this. I understand for Iowa that approach was probably needed to be used right away, as we clearly are different from other states, however now we're behind our efforts compared to even more rural states than ours.

    She's closed down a lot of our businesses and all schools, however that's literally what every other state had done and she basically had to do that. Since then though, she's put it into the hands of Iowa citizens to "do their part". She's relying on hope that we all will combat this together. That all sounds fine and dandy until you look at the fact that a large portion of the Iowa population don't even believe this is as serious as it is. People are not listening to her recommendations and guidelines. Yesterday there were countless photos being posted to social media proving that fact.

    Yesterday when questions came up about kids still hoarding in groups, she blamed parents for allowing that to happen. I mean, obviously it's on the parents to control their kids, but if you're just going to give simple recommendations and not actually enforce any of those, these parents who don't believe this is serious are going to continue to allow their kids to do whatever they want. Those same parents are most likely the ones that are throwing house parties, having garage sales, etc.

    People want social interaction.. most want to be around one another. I understand that and I'm like that too. So when you simply recommend something and there are absolutely no consequences for not following along, you're going to get what you're seeing now. She doesn't feel like it's necessary to take more actions at this time as far as enforcing a more strict "lock down" policy. I can understand why, even if I don't agree with it. However, she has to become more powerful in her language. She has to sound forceful. This is not the time to be nice, nor is it the time to be a friend. She's a governor, not a family member.
     
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  18. RedDog

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    I was responding to a post that you said we already gave it two weeks and maybe it's best we just go back to," riding it out as long as we don't overrun our hospitals."
     
  19. madguy30

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    And no way it just 'blows over'.

    Repeating but this isn't some high pressure, high heat and humidity system that's going to just 'break' and be done.

    It might fade a bit but people thinking we're just gonna push it aside after this next month are living outside of reality.
     
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  20. RealisticCy

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    Albany, Georgia outbreak has been tied to one funeral; congregations from two separate churches got together in late February. It's a small town, but NPR report said their per capita cases are now similar to Wuhan, China.
     
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