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19 minutes ago, LegioX said:

I’m “informed” not scared. This virus affects elderly and people with chronic dieases. If people we dying that are young and healthy and children, then it would be a different story.

medical community has stated numerous times that “‘majority” of people getting Cv-19 will only experience mild symptoms. 

1) death is not the only consequence of the disease this virus causes.  there are significant negative impacts to daily lives of those infected.  moreover, should the disease take hold it would stress our healthcare system immensely, which would have knock-on effects for people suffering from other illnesses.

2) almost 20% of our population is in a more vulnerable demographic.  as responsible citizens we should be concerned for them and take proactive steps to avoid risking their health.

3) that does not mean panic, but it does mean doing things like shutting down large gatherings and taking precautions now so we don't end up anywhere close to what Italy is experiencing.

it is worth noting that your initial post was highly dismissive, but lately you've expressed clear concern for what the disease can do, and apparently have modified your behavior because of it... good on you

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28 minutes ago, LegioX said:

Well yeah...if I’m coughing or think I have it I’m not going to go to the mall and give it to everyone. Yes everyone should be vigilant and act with precaution. I just think this massive “freak out” from the public is unwarranted.

Dangerous approach.  This virus is a typically mild flu.  Many people aren’t symptomatic that are carriers.  You go out to the mall and if you aren’t conscientious you can get it or give it easily even if not coughing.   If it makes it into a school or a nursing home it will cause some deaths.  If it makes it into a large population it will overwhelm our medical capabilities.  It’s very contagious and very mild for most carriers.  Just take precautions and don’t be cavalier and all will be ok.  

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1 minute ago, pnthrs said:

Dangerous and ignorant approach.  This virus is a typically mild flu.  Many people aren’t symptomatic that are carriers.  You go out to the store and aren’t conscientious you can get it or give it easily.  If it makes it into a school or a nursing home it will cause some deaths.  If it makes it into a large population it will overwhelm out medical capabilities.  It’s very contagious and very mild for most carriers.  Just take precautions and don’t be cavalier and all will be ok.  

That's part of what makes this dangerous. A lot of people may have what they think is a mild case of cold or flu but what they really have is Covid 19. What caused only a relatively mild illness for them has the potential to cause severe illness in someone else. And right now, we don't have anywhere near the testing capacity to test anyone other than those presenting with very specific symptoms with very obvious links to potential exposure. Not good.

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Big difference in being proactive vs reactive very big difference

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17 minutes ago, pnthrs said:

Dangerous approach.  This virus is a typically mild flu.  Many people aren’t symptomatic that are carriers.  You go out to the mall and if you aren’t conscientious you can get it or give it easily even if not coughing.   If it makes it into a school or a nursing home it will cause some deaths.  If it makes it into a large population it will overwhelm our medical capabilities.  It’s very contagious and very mild for most carriers.  Just take precautions and don’t be cavalier and all will be ok.  

So what you're saying is if we give a press conference, try not to touch everything in sight.  In a way it's poetic justice that Rudy Gober contracted COVID-19.

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I was just outside and saw in the distance two helicopters...military. Not a reassuring thing to witness during a massive virus pandemic. Hopefully they're just training in case of the worst. Or do the higher-ups know something we don't?  

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USA is an individualistic country. Countries that have a greater sense of community and the greater good seem to fare better. Often socialist to some degree. So countries say- that's it, everyone get tested, don't go to work and if you need money for food and lodging we got you. And the people say, alright then. And it blows over more quickly.

Our approach is much different. and way worse. 

This isn't advocating socialism.

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5 minutes ago, Xtreme said:

I was just outside and saw in the distance two helicopters...military. Not a reassuring thing to witness during a massive virus pandemic. Hopefully they're just training in case of the worst. Or do the higher-ups know something we don't?  

Yea they are on their way to kill the hordes of Zombies...*rolls eyes*

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1 minute ago, LegioX said:

Yea they are on their way to kill the hordes of Zombies...*rolls eyes*

You never know. 

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1 hour ago, 4Corners said:

You’d be surprised how many people totally don’t care about their fellow Americans. 

Yeah, they all live in Philadelphia. 

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9 minutes ago, PantherFanInPhilly said:

Yeah, they all live in Philadelphia. 

Or commute in from South Jersey.

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9 minutes ago, PantherFanInPhilly said:

Yeah, they all live in Philadelphia. 

Totally unfair to all those people who don't care about their fellow Americans that live in Boston.

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18 hours ago, Wanderlai said:

The world has lost its mind. The regular old flu killed 34,000 in the US last year even though we have the flu shot yet everybody went on about life. 

What's different though is we already know a lot about the Flu & how to treat it.

Corona virus we do not.

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