Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)

JaseC64

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Oct 25, 2017
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Strong Island NY
Well well well, it seems that stupid ass baby shower my sister had actually had infected people. In New York. After people were told to no attend public gatherings.

Three people I live with went to this party. If anything spread, it's now in the house.

Wonderful.
How do you know it had infected people? Anyways shit is scary man. I would be pissed as hell because I rent with others (fam) and I've been careful about this whole thing.
 

Garchia3.0

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Dec 20, 2018
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the 34 y/o was asthmatic and had a long history of childhood bronchitis issues and testicular cancer apparently
It's just terrible that young people who were already fighting for their lives are not being spared by a fucking novel virus. Diabetes is no longer a death sentence, nor is living with asthma. This shit is just obliterating people who had already found a second (or third) chance at life.
 
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kitchenmotors

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Oct 25, 2017
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A 34 year old just died who was at Disneyworld at the weekend, could be a huge spike of cases from that

He was also at a work conference. It could have been any number of places, we just don’t know because of little testing.

Dude beat testicular cancer in 2016, that’s so sad. I went through the same thing... for him to beat cancer and go through the struggle and then to pass away so quickly from this is sad as hell.
 

Foffy

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Oct 25, 2017
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How do you know it had infected people? Anyways shit is scary man. I would be pissed as hell because I rent with others (fam) and I've been careful about this whole thing.
My sister got a text from her bestie that her bestie, sister, and I believe one other person who attended her baby shower have someone who was confirmed positive where those three worked. So they may have been exposed before attending the gathering. The party was on Saturday, and if the person was confirmed sick in the past few days, exposure and spread amongst them seems to be high.
 

kitchenmotors

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Oct 25, 2017
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Cases in IL jumped up by 136 to 422 total, deaths from 1 to 4 total, since yesterday.

Yep, we’re getting a stay in place tomorrow. Rumors are going crazy here in Illinois about it. Press conference in 2 hours.
 

Garchia3.0

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Dec 20, 2018
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Why not just wish that people took it more seriously?
They are the ones who are making this pandemic so difficult to stop. Lots of us have already self quarantined even without showing any symptoms, but those (mostly) kids minding their own business are silent spreaders. No wonder they were saying it would be pretty much impossible for any country to implement the same extreme measures as China.
 

Kemal86

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yep, we’re getting a stay in place tomorrow. Rumors are going crazy here in Illinois about it. Press conference in 2 hours.
I'm listening to "a" press conference right now from JB, and that hasn't been mentioned. Could you link a source, if you have one? (not calling you out, just want to get all the news I can as I'm currently still going in to work in Central IL).
 

Nelo Ice

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Oct 27, 2017
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A 34 year old just died who was at Disneyworld at the weekend, could be a huge spike of cases from that


Edit - seems he had pre existing conditions
Those crowds at Disney World's last day. This is gonna be bad. And FL in particular has been dragging their feet.
 

kitchenmotors

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm listening to "a" press conference right now from JB, and that hasn't been mentioned. Could you link a source, if you have one? (not calling you out, just want to get all the news I can as I'm currently still going in to work in Central IL).
Lori made an announcement for people to stay home if they’re feeling sick and they will have a press conference at 5pm. It’s on WGNtv’s website. Everyone in the Chicago area is expecting a stay in place, we already have one in Oak Park.
 

Muad'dib

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Jun 7, 2018
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It's 5 days old but I just came across this.



The situation in Iran is exacerbated significantly by the sanctions where they've been unable to import much needed ventilators and other equipment, not even through humanitarian networks, which are supposed to be exempt, except everyone is afraid to use them.

Fuck Trump and his cheerleaders.
 

Vuze

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Oct 25, 2017
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First death and now 19 26 tested infected in my countryside district. Lock that goddamn shop up Merkel! Feels like people are getting more insane with conspiracy theories (compulsory vaccination! abolishment of cash! an attack on our SMBs! reeeeeee) instead of staying the fuck home and heeding the advice.
 

Lobster Roll

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Sep 24, 2019
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Chicago, IL
Lori made an announcement for people to stay home if they’re feeling sick and they will have a press conference at 5pm. It’s on WGNtv’s website. Everyone in the Chicago area is expecting a stay in place, we already have one in Oak Park.
I was reading over the Oak Park shelter-in-place rules (including exceptions), and I could be wrong, but those rules mirror what is actually happening in Chicago currently.
 

Kikujiro

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Oct 27, 2017
462
They are the ones who are making this pandemic so difficult to stop. Lots of us have already self quarantined even without showing any symptoms, but those (mostly) kids minding their own business are silent spreaders. No wonder they were saying it would be pretty much impossible for any country to implement the same extreme measures as China.
They really need to force some rules, since it's impossible to do a lock down like China, they could force every teenager/kid to wear a mask if they go outside, masks are definitely useful to not spread the virus.
 

Ziltoidia 9

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Oct 25, 2017
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Even during the period in Jan-feb when we "thought it just hurt old people" I was weary of being around a lot of people. People spreading it around are just selfish, and F the ones that don't think it matters what they do.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Florida
If Florida really is the state hit worst because of spring breakers plus Disney plus primaries, it'll probably be my last straw with this disaster of a state. I'm back home from univeristy and my mother can work from home because she's immunocompromised, but there's still someone entering and leaving this house everyday.
 

Bluewind098

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Oct 27, 2017
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A 34 year old just died who was at Disneyworld at the weekend, could be a huge spike of cases from that


Edit - seems he had pre existing conditions
God fucking dammit this was probably the case of Corona in my town. If nothing else it seemed like his case was serious enough to put him in care by the time he got here but still sad to hear the one case we had ended up in death.
 

SharpX68K

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Nov 10, 2017
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Cases in IL jumped up by 136 to 422 total, deaths from 1 to 4 total, since yesterday.

Yep, we’re getting a stay in place tomorrow. Rumors are going crazy here in Illinois about it. Press conference in 2 hours.
FUCK :(
 

Korezo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm trying to get tested in NYC but it's impossible, can't receive any tests unless you in critical condition. My job had someone who tested positive for the virus who I've had contact with and they kept it a secret now many others are getting sick. So I've been exposed to the virus and have some of the symptoms but can't receive a test because I don't have a fever. They are making us still work in a infested building and make contact with the public while some may be positive. This job and place is Shit! The job is lieing to us stating no flue = No Corona. So I have to continue taking public transportation and potentially spreading the virus.
 

Xater

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Oct 26, 2017
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Germany
A 34 year old just died who was at Disneyworld at the weekend, could be a huge spike of cases from that


Edit - seems he had pre existing conditions
Fuck I also had a lot of childhood bronchitis and was asthmatic back in the day. Not anymore but my allergies can still hurt my lungs sometimes.
 

CrankyJay

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm trying to get tested in NYC but it's impossible, can't receive any tests unless you in critical condition. My job had someone who tested positive for the virus who I've had contact with and kept it a secret now many others are getting sick. So I've been exposed to the virus and have some of the symptoms but can't receive a test because I don't have a fever. They are making us still work in a infested building and make contact with the public while some may be positive. This job and place is Shit! The job is lieing to us stating no flue = No Corona. So I have to continue taking public transportation and potentially spreading the virus.
uhhhhh
 

Kikujiro

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Oct 27, 2017
462
I'm trying to get tested in NYC but it's impossible, can't receive any tests unless you in critical condition. My job had someone who tested positive for the virus who I've had contact with and kept it a secret now many others are getting sick. So I've been exposed to the virus and have some of the symptoms but can't receive a test because I don't have a fever. They are making us still work in a infested building and make contact with the public while some may be positive. This job and place is Shit! The job is lieing to us stating no flue = No Corona. So I have to continue taking public transportation and potentially spreading the virus.
This is fucked up, why the hell this guy wasn't in quarantine?
 

Hasseigaku

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Oct 30, 2017
1,635
I'm trying to get tested in NYC but it's impossible, can't receive any tests unless you in critical condition. My job had someone who tested positive for the virus who I've had contact with and they kept it a secret now many others are getting sick. So I've been exposed to the virus and have some of the symptoms but can't receive a test because I don't have a fever. They are making us still work in a infested building and make contact with the public while some may be positive. This job and place is Shit! The job is lieing to us stating no flue = No Corona. So I have to continue taking public transportation and potentially spreading the virus.
I'm sure that your story has been duplicated over and over in this country. The way things have been handled here is beyond shameful.
 

Octodad

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Oct 26, 2017
3,556
I'm trying to get tested in NYC but it's impossible, can't receive any tests unless you in critical condition. My job had someone who tested positive for the virus who I've had contact with and they kept it a secret now many others are getting sick. So I've been exposed to the virus and have some of the symptoms but can't receive a test because I don't have a fever. They are making us still work in a infested building and make contact with the public while some may be positive. This job and place is Shit! The job is lieing to us stating no flue = No Corona. So I have to continue taking public transportation and potentially spreading the virus.
What the fuck man? Stop going to work. Call the government and tell them they are forcing you anyway. Don’t keep infecting people.