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Coronavirus.
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Just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone the best of luck during these rough times in the upcoming day and months.  Doesn't look like it is going to slow down anytime soon.  Here in Ohio we just had our first 3 cases reported today in the Cleveland area.  I know NYC currently has the highest reported cases.  

For us older folks take extra caution to avoid crowds and confined areas.  From what I'm reading it seems that people in their mid 50's and older are at the greatest risk of serious complications and death.   Instead of going in the store use their pick up service.   Most of the bigger name grocery stores such as Walmart offer it.  Also, wipe down anything you might get in the mail or from UPS.  Sounds like the extreme but you only get one chance to get this right  I would also stock up on enough supplies such as water, can goods and other essentials to get you through about a 3 week period if needed.  Also keep plenty of medicine for cold and flu on hand. If this continues to spread it is just a matter of time before the supply of consumer goods will be effected. 

On a side note - a word to the younger members - don't panic over the stock market.  I know it is easier said then done but it will recover.   Moving money or selling off what you have will only cost you.   It might take some time but the market will recover.  Your age is in your favor.   

Wishing everyone and their families the best.

Kilgon


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First - Stop listening to the media that the sky is falling.

Second - The flu has killed over 10,000 in the USA.

Third - Keep calm and just be aware and keep washing those hands (fingertips).

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My wife has waited 1.5 years to be randomly selected by the government computor to get a Car t Cell transplant. She has Multi Myeloma bone cancer stage 4. Its the only thing left that can save her life. She has used up every new drug and old drug on the market. Her name is mustang Sally :-)

Well last week we got the phone call to head over to Seattle for a 10 week stay. We was ( by the grace of God) selected to get the cell transplant. Yep.... we leave in 6 days.
Remarkable stuff. They take the white car t cells out of your blood, genetically alter them and put receptors on the white blood cells. Takes 3 weeks to do that. Then they inject them back into you.  These cells have one purpose in life......chase down and kill Multi Myeloma cancer cells. Dr's won't call it a cure yet cause theres not enough data. However if the treatment doesnt kill you first? the Car t cells will kill 100% of the cancer cells. Virtually every time. They schedule you for 1 year follow up appointments before the treatment......now thats encouraging.

Now, the rest of the story. The special hospital is in Seattle and right next to you guessed it? Kirkland where all the corona virus patients are being taken. Like we need another challenge from a shift of wind. I just seen on the news that 4 patients have died from the corona virus in the very hospital that we are going to.
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Best of luck to you and Mustang Sally! Modern medicine kicks ass. Constantly amazed at what doctors can do with the right science, methods and technology. If it only didn't take stuff so damn long to get FDA approval. People die every day, willing to take the risk on new procedures, yet having to wait on things that we know can help them. I'm glad your wife can get this procedure done!

Seattle is amazing BTW. Love that city.

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It is crazy and I posted early on. I lived and worked in China the people are so close that any small issue get out of hand quickly. live in a 40 story apartment complex with 4 elevators and see how fast it move. I was there so I know. 
The U.S took way to soft I had friend 4 weeks ago come from China to US with Zero testing and that was it. They wen to hundreds of sites. Crazy stiupid.


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1st death at my local hospital, patient had been traveling and had underlying health issues believe the Patient was 70yrs old.

Downside for me is my partner is an Outpatients Manager at the same hospital!

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I do hope the treatments go well and kicks cancers ass.
I do not know why people run out and buy water?? It is not a water shortage. I would not bother with a mask either unless you are the one with the virus. Enters through eyes usually I am told by friends in China. You get on your hands and you rub eye and boom you have it.
Yes it is just a cold virus but a new one. So not medications you buy will do anything just something for fever 
and pains. As far as food I could probably go a year with all the home canned goods I have plus the stuff from store. 
My sister said she was at walmat other day and guy had a full buggy of dried beans and rice and canning jars. Was going to take out of package and put in the jars. That does nothing the bugs are in the food from the beginning, lol. 
People do lots of knee jerk reactions for sure especially the stock market. WHY? 
I do feel our government waited too late to prepare as usual. They allowed thousands of travelers in the U.S. with zero testing I know several that came in personally. 
China is saying the virus will go dormant in China about April due to warmer weather but will come back next year so it is here to stay. Might as well just let them all out and get it over with.


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(03-09-2020, 07:26 PM)mpbsr Wrote: First - Stop listening to the media that the sky is falling.

Second - The flu has killed over 10,000 in the USA.

Third - Keep calm and just be aware and keep washing those hands (fingertips).

 True in what you say but the Coronavirus so far has a higher mortality rate per percentage of cases and seems to be affecting the older population more so then younger.  In fact, there is only a few cases of children having it since it original outbreak in China and they show little to no symptoms.   

It is the unknown that has a lot of people worried.  As we find out more about the virus and its long term affect if any will help calm people down.  The discovery of a vaccine would be a major step in calming peoples fears.

Kilgon


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(03-10-2020, 09:33 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I do hope the treatments go well and kicks cancers ass.
I do not know why people run out and buy water?? It is not a water shortage. I would not bother with a mask either unless you are the one with the virus. Enters through eyes usually I am told by friends in China. You get on your hands and you rub eye and boom you have it.
Yes it is just a cold virus but a new one. So not medications you buy will do anything just something for fever 
and pains. As far as food I could probably go a year with all the home canned goods I have plus the stuff from store. 
My sister said she was at walmat other day and guy had a full buggy of dried beans and rice and canning jars. Was going to take out of package and put in the jars. That does nothing the bugs are in the food from the beginning, lol. 
People do lots of knee jerk reactions for sure especially the stock market. WHY? 
I do feel our government waited too late to prepare as usual. They allowed thousands of travelers in the U.S. with zero testing I know several that came in personally. 
China is saying the virus will go dormant in China about April due to warmer weather but will come back next year so it is here to stay. Might as well just let them all out and get it over with.

Mask will do little if anything to keep you from catching it.  First of all they have to have a N95 rating or higher.  Secondly, they have to be fitted properly in order to be affective.  I saw some people a few weeks ago buying standard dust mask thinking it would protect them.  It is the people that are sick that need the mask to keep from spreading it.  If anything, wearing a mask for long periods increases your chances of trapping bacteria and causing you to get sick.  I believe in having extra bottle water and food on hand for about 3 weeks.  You never know what might happen in this crazy world from natural disasters to manmade.

Kilgon


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(03-09-2020, 07:26 PM)mpbsr Wrote: First - Stop listening to the media that the sky is falling.

Second - The flu has killed over 10,000 in the USA.

Third - Keep calm and just be aware and keep washing those hands (fingertips).


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