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You're such a frigging ******* troll. Seriously. Keyboard warrior trying so hard to focus on the micro missing the macro. Not sure where you've been along this now almost two weeks long discussion but the macro is correct. Those of you dismissing this or saying the predictions were nothing but an over reaction - WRONG. Day 1 I followed the CDC predictive model. Nuance changes and fluctuations will always occur but the bottom line is unchanged. 15,000 cases in MA by tax day with 1-3% fatalities. ICUs are beginning to be overrun. Do you even know a medical professional? Ask them. Good god, you're such a ***** who will surely get the beat down he deserves. I have zero issue admitting being wrong. Look back to the beginning of this thread and see wherever you posted. This is a train. Not slowing. I'll check out now and hop back by the 15th. I hope *******s like you take the medical and scientific advice seriously. I would hate to waste my healthcare resources or time if you were my patient. Others who made the effort to protect themselves and not minimize this deserve and will receive my care. ****** Oh, and I've quarantined myself from my wife and three children because of the risk seeing patients all day long and fear of infecting them. Leave them out of this. *****
My “livelihood not as risk”? How was your Easter? I spent a good amount of time in full droplet precaution PPE with an 83yo Covid-19 positive patient with cognitive issues who is frightened and can’t talk with her family. You’re an a$$hole. How about my life at risk? Eff off
When the 'stay at home' advisory was issued the stated purpose was for a two week 'quarantine' then we can ramp back up. Three weeks later and MORE restrictions are being instituted.
I'll tell my wife's best friend that she doesn't have to mourn her 50 year old brother who died this week because you said everything is ok. Did you see the hockey coach who died? Looked pretty fit to me
It is very sad & unfortunate that people have died from the virus. But we should not shutdown the entire country of 327 million people. Since the virus hit the U.S. (1/19/20) approx. 670,000 American have died with about 33,000 having died “with” the virus. In just the past 3 weeks 22 million Americans have lost their jobs, not counting the 54% of small businesses that have closed or will close in the next couple of weeks. In Mass. there have been 1,108 “with” Coronavirus deaths or 0.016 % of the 7 million people living in Mass. and yet the entire state is shutdown. We just cannot protect everyone from everything. We all face risks everyday of our lives. Protect the vulnerable & open the country for everyone else. "The sky is falling" mentality is not only destroying our economy, it is also destroying our society & country. Sorry but the cure is worse than the disease.
Over 810,000 hospitalization in 2018 from the flu. We are willing to accept upwards of 50,000 or more deaths each year from the flu. So at what point do we start living again? Do we have to wait until there are zero deaths from this virus? Or do we need to wait another 12-18 months until there is a vaccine? Many of my son’s friends are actually afraid to leave their house. I was talking at the grocery store to a mother that told me her 12 year old daughter was too afraid to get out of the car to go shopping with her. Do we really want our kids to live like this?
You can’t believe it because it doesn’t fit your liberal diatribe. Why are coronavirus deaths more important to you than 50,000 - 80,000 flu deaths? An American death is an American death. Why is one type of death worth destroying the country over and the other isn’t? Sounds like you and all your liberal friends have an ulterior motive.
The people on here that are arguing with the guy who has the guts to use his name are representative of the failure of the U.S. education system.
Interesting how you never actually answer anything that doesn’t fit your liberal agenda. Typical lib. So Mr. Highly Educated Genius, can you answer this? At what point do we start living again? Do we have to wait until there are zero deaths from this virus? Or do we need to wait another 12-18 months until there is a vaccine? Use your exceptional intellectual ability & tell us at what point we can all leave our houses & live again.
Total flu deaths in the US were about 35,000 in 2018-19. Not 60,000. We are closing in on 30,000 COVID-19 deaths already, WITH the drastic measures that are being undertaken to minimize it. Deaths, sadly, will go much much higher. Do you have any idea what things would look like with no intervention? Forget about conservative/liberal labels. Either you are the dumbest person around, or you are pushing a specific political agenda designed to maximize harm to this country. Which is it?
My mistake. Your use of the term “right wing deplorable” seemed like a backhanded insult to me. If not, I apologize.
One of my kids is a HS Senior. His school just announced seniors will finish their school year with what they call “distance learning”. No graduation, no prom, no senior trip, no senior week, no spring sports, etc.
My son, like so many seniors across America, was so excited about his very last semester in school. He has been waiting 12 years for this time in his life. He has worked so hard for the past 12 years in anticipation of celebrating the end of this time in his life. In 12 years he has never received a grade less than an A and was inline to possibly be valedictorian. He was a member of the student council and worked hard on finding a venue, entertainment, etc for the prom. He was most likely going to be one of the captains on the baseball team. All this gone and he will never ever get this back. He may never play organized sports again. He will never ever be able to celebrate with his classmates. He will never get to say goodbye to his schoolmates, teachers, coaches, etc. This may sound silly, stupid and unimportant to you, but it’s not to my son and millions of other kids across this country. He will never admit it, but I can see the sadness in his eyes and hear it in his voice. My son is devastated and maybe even seriously depressed.
To add further insult to all of this, since the RMV is closed his, along with hundreds of other kid’s, driving test was also cancelled. Who knows when all these cancelled driving tests will be able to be done. There is also no guarantee colleges will open up in the Fall, so he, along with millions of other kids, may spend their college freshman year at home with on-line classes.
First they tell our children the planet is going to be destroyed in 10 years from “global warming”, I mean “climate change”. Now they tell our children if they go to school, play with their friends, or even leave their house without a facemask or surgical gloves on they may die, or worse kill their parents or grandparents. I’m afraid the psychological damage being done to the youth of America is tremendous and will last a lot longer than any short-term damage caused by this virus.
I’m sure some on this dboard will make fun of my post and not believe it. But it’s all true. Normally Americans come together in times of crises, but not this time. Personally, I would rather die in a living country than live in a dying country. To preserve what is left of my sanity I have decided to swear off this dboard. May you all be happy & safe. So go ahead, celebrate my departure and make fun of me & my kid if that is what makes you happy.
MGH antibody testing show as many as 1/3 have alread had exposure and didn't know it.
80% of Covid tests nationally (and in MA) are negative.
The fear is overblown. Isolate those at risk. Get back to work.
Patients who test negative are tested multiple times to confirm. Protocol for discharge is also two negative tests within 12 hours before discharge so even a Covid-19 positive patient may have two negative tests in addition to their positive test(s). It is NOT 80% of those tested are negative.
Hositalized patients tested multiple times are a tiny fraction of the total. Ok so it's 75%. 60% of MA hospital beds empty.
Yes this sucks.
I hope your son who was to be captain continues playing in college, even club. I also hope he gets his license, although wondering why he waited since mose get it junior year.
When this started I knew people who left school to play in tournaments, traveled 20 hours on a bus, stayed nights in hotels, only then to be forced to turn anround and go back home another 20 hours on the bus without playing. I feel I got off easy when I hear stories like that.
The 2/3rd's thought out Fox News approach applies very well to those who want part of the picture. Those who wish and hope their agenda and interests are met. Turn that garbage off and sit back and think, read, listen to experts not entertainers who don't even believe the garbage flowing out of their own mouths. Now is not the time for limited thought and words from second rate entertainers. We can all do better than that. :v: