How worried are you about COVID-19?

  • 1 - Not at all, everyone is freaking out over nothing at all.

    Votes: 3 5.7%
  • 2 - Not at all, it will not over and not be a big deal in the long run.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 - Not really, but it could get worse if we don't take precautions

    Votes: 4 7.5%
  • 4 - kind of, and it could get worse if we aren't careful

    Votes: 6 11.3%
  • 5 - yes, it could end up being really bad. We need to do something.

    Votes: 6 11.3%
  • 6 - yes, it's getting worse, we all need to step up

    Votes: 4 7.5%
  • 7 - yes, it's going to cause a lot of damage that will take a long time to fix

    Votes: 7 13.2%
  • 8 - it is a crisis, the government needs to get involved, businesses need to step up

    Votes: 9 17.0%
  • 9 - it is a full crisis. It will be devastating to the world in many ways.

    Votes: 8 15.1%
  • 10 - the most imaginable crisis we have seen in decades. It will cause permanent damage.

    Votes: 6 11.3%

  • Total voters
    53

LogGrad98

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How concerned are you personally about COVID-19, however you want to interpret "worried", whether that you might get infected or it will affect the economy in general, or your job in specific, or whatever. Discuss.
 


DasJazz

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Voted for the first option, anything other than that or option 2 is pretty much asinine.
 

Gameface

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I think DasJazz is being a complete *** about this.

Is the fear that we're all going to die? Nope, that's not what anyone is worried about.

Is the fear that the healthy population might spread this to vulnerable people who might die? Yes that is one of the fears. This is much more deadly to the elderly and people with underlying health issues than the flu. Not by a little bit, by a lot.

Is the fear that if we all get sick at once and "get it out of the way" that our medical infrastructure will be overwhelmed, resulting in many unnecessary deaths that could have been prevented with basic care? Yep, that's pretty much what's going on right now. We're trying to spread the instances of infection out over a longer period of time so that cases can be dealt with as they occur and the correct amount of care can be provided to people who are most vulnerable.

Is this just basically the common cold? **** no, this is WAY different than the common cold and saying that it is, over and over like a braying donkey even when it has been explained several times what the difference is makes you look dumb as ****!
 

DasJazz

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I think DasJazz is being a complete *** about this.

Is the fear that we're all going to die? Nope, that's not what anyone is worried about.

Is the fear that the healthy population might spread this to vulnerable people who might die? Yes that is one of the fears. This is much more deadly to the elderly and people with underlying health issues than the flu. Not by a little bit, by a lot.

Is the fear that if we all get sick at once and "get it out of the way" that our medical infrastructure will be overwhelmed, resulting in many unnecessary deaths that could have been prevented with basic care? Yep, that's pretty much what's going on right now. We're trying to spread the instances of infection out over a longer period of time so that cases can be dealt with as they occur and the correct amount of care can be provided to people who are most vulnerable.

Is this just basically the common cold? **** no, this is WAY different than the common cold and saying that it is, over and over like a braying donkey even when it has been explained several times what the difference is makes you look dumb as ****!

No, I am being very calm and rational. Suggest that you do not the same my friend.

Hell, tomorrow I am taking the wife to our local Chinese restaurant for some good old Hibachi!
 

LogGrad98

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I tried to keep the comments in each level generic because everyone will interpret the question differently, so please don't just take them literally.
 

Gameface

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No, I am being very calm and rational. Suggest that you do not the same my friend.

Hell, tomorrow I am taking the wife to our local Chinese restaurant for some good old Hibachi!
I'm being rational too. I'm going to a pub I supported that just opened a few months ago and may not survive because of this.

I'm not avoiding things, but I also don't have direct contact with any vulnerable people.

This thing looks very different if you are elderly, have health conditions or if you care for elderly people, like your aging parents or whatever.

It also looks very different if you are the sole caregiver for elderly or sick and/or elderly and sick and you work in the service industry and can't miss a paycheck and keep things afloat for yourself and the possibly several people who depend on you.

So stop being a smug jackass and try to understand that for some people, maybe not you and maybe not me, this is a serious situation.

This is not the cold.
 

DasJazz

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I'm being rational too. I'm going to a pub I supported that just opened a few months ago and may not survive because of this.

I'm not avoiding things, but I also don't have direct contact with any vulnerable people.

This thing looks very different if you are elderly, have health conditions or if you care for elderly people, like your aging parents or whatever.

It also looks very different if you are the sole caregiver for elderly or sick and/or elderly and sick and you work in the service industry and can't miss a paycheck and keep things afloat for yourself and the possibly several people who depend on you.

So stop being a smug jackass and try to understand that for some people, maybe not you and maybe not me, this is a serious situation.

This is not the cold.

Half of my family lives in Washington state, you know, one of the hotbeds for the virus. This includes my sister and my mother, so no, not smug at all, just not a hysterical person freaking out about something that won't even be a real issue in a few short months.
 

FAILED STATE

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I'm being rational too. I'm going to a pub I supported that just opened a few months ago and may not survive because of this.

I'm not avoiding things, but I also don't have direct contact with any vulnerable people.

This thing looks very different if you are elderly, have health conditions or if you care for elderly people, like your aging parents or whatever.

It also looks very different if you are the sole caregiver for elderly or sick and/or elderly and sick and you work in the service industry and can't miss a paycheck and keep things afloat for yourself and the possibly several people who depend on you.

So stop being a smug jackass and try to understand that for some people, maybe not you and maybe not me, this is a serious situation.

This is not the cold.
If your contact with the vulnerable part of our population isn’t direct, then you can be damn sure that you’re connected through just one degree of removal.

Until we learn more, cutting out unnecessary social stuff like pubs and coffee shops is the right choice.
 

FAILED STATE

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I voted 5, but there’s a lot I liked in the description of number 8. This is absolutely the kind of situation that government should be ready to help with. Part of that help is making it easier for businesses to do their part.
 

FAILED STATE

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Half of my family lives in Washington state, you know, one of the hotbeds for the virus. This includes my sister and my mother, so no, not smug at all, just not a hysterical person freaking out about something that won't even be a real issue in a few short months.
Its amazing how ignorant and loud your being about this. Very childish.
 

DasJazz

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Its amazing how ignorant and loud your being about this. Very childish.

Being calm and rational is now ignorant? Also, loud? Not hardly, just responding to fellow Jazz fans quoting me. I'd expect you would do the same.
 

The Thriller

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No, I am being very calm and rational. Suggest that you do not the same my friend.

Hell, tomorrow I am taking the wife to our local Chinese restaurant for some good old Hibachi!

thats not calm and rational. In fact, that’s the exact opposite.
 
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Ferguson_Mellochill

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I think there are probably at least two strains of this virus, with one of them being much worse than the other. One is like a bad case of the flu, and the other is really life-threatening. There's a stark difference between what is happening in Iran and Italy vs. what has happened in Singapore and Taiwan. I don't think the difference can be explained by testing, containment or treatment methodology.

In the absence of a reliable vaccine, social distancing is the primary remedy, and it looks like the U.S. is serious about it. The economic and social consequences may be felt for a long time.
 

The Thriller

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If you’re not worried s out this virus, maybe this might help:

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Btw, were over 3,300 cases now in the USA. That’s double from just a few days ago. We are 300 cases higher than Italy was at this stage. Italy had nearly 400 deaths today. Why wouldn’t we be similar? Does the virus especially like to kill Italians? Is our health care system really not built to be overwhelmed like Italy’s?
 
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The Thriller

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Do tell. Should I go to Costco and buy up all of the toilet paper?

Rational is exactly what I'm being thank you very much.

there’s a lot of space in between going to a restaurant and panic buying at Costco. Right now is the time to not go out in restaurants and force restaurant workers to work and be further exposed. This is not the time to expose yourself to restaurant workers.

Social distancing is what’s slowing this virus. Social distancing and limiting your contact with others is what you should be practicing.
 

Wes Mantooth

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I put a 4. Was probably more like a 2-3 earlier today but a 50 year old woman died a half hour from here and I’m 44 myself. I’m not arrogant enough to think I’m impervious to this virus and think we could really be in for a rude awakening and around 20,000 cases in a week. Maybe 100,000 cases in two weeks.
 

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