COVID-19 - How worried are you?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LogGrad98, Mar 15, 2020.

How worried are you about COVID-19?

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

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. 2 - Not at all, it will not over and not be a big deal in the long run.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3 - Not really, but it could get worse if we don't take precautions

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. 4 - kind of, and it could get worse if we aren't careful

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. 5 - yes, it could end up being really bad. We need to do something.

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. 6 - yes, it's getting worse, we all need to step up

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  7. 7 - yes, it's going to cause a lot of damage that will take a long time to fix

    7 vote(s)
    13.2%
  8. 8 - it is a crisis, the government needs to get involved, businesses need to step up

    9 vote(s)
    17.0%
  9. 9 - it is a full crisis. It will be devastating to the world in many ways.

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  10. 10 - the most imaginable crisis we have seen in decades. It will cause permanent damage.

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. bigb

    bigb Free at last!!! Contributor

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    I really haven't been all that worried, but I'm getting more so by the day. I spent most of this week 4 1/2 hours away from home at a baseball tournament for my oldest son. We decided we didn't want to buy into the wifi network where we were staying, and I had little to no cell coverage. I was getting snippets of news things when I got a brief moment of cell coverage. Facebook never worked, which is probably a damn good thing. The more I heard about what was being closed and suspended, the more worried I became. Then my wife got some bad info and passed that along like wildfire and that kind of freaked me out.
    I'm not so much worried about getting the virus, or even my kids. We're all relatively healthy. I worry about my parents. They're both 66. My dad is healthy, but my mom isn't. She's been fighting a bacterial infection for months and I worry about her immune system already being weakened. I worry about how this will affect my business. I worry about being able to provide for my family. I worry about running out of stuff because the idiots are panic buying and hoarding.
    It's been kind of interesting to see how things are going. My oldest daughter plays competition (club) level soccer. Utah's governing body has shut down all games for two weeks, but clubs can still hold practices and such at their discretion. Schools have shut everything down for two weeks, even attendance. My oldest son plays competition level baseball. The coaches have decided by themselves to take a short break to let things chill for a bit. About 10 days to two weeks. My other sons play little league baseball. Business as usual, for now. My two other daughters dance. Business as usual, with a little more cleaning and sterilizing (they claim to already be doing more than CDC requirements/recommendations).
     
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  2. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    4.

    I'm not terribly worried about getting it and it's effect. I'm young and healthy. I would hate to get it but I also hate getting the flu.

    I'm worried about the economy. It's going to be hit hard but I'm finacially stable for a few years at least and planning to be getting my PhD anyways.

    I'm worried about day to day life and if some of these changes are more permanent here in China. I'm living and have lived through the last two months of crazy restrictions. I'm in quarantine right now. It's not so bad but it's getting to be. Assuming I'm released in a week and can go back out I'm good. But if 1 person gets it in my complex the whole complex will be locked down hard.


    This has been one of the most bizarre things I've lived through. Being in a foreign country and in a place where I speak very limited Chinese and almost no one speaks English combined with China being an odd place already especially in the remote area I've been in, and combined with this virus has been fun/crazy/frustrating/entertaining and a million other things.
     
  3. Red

    Red Well-Known Member

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    I voted 8, just don't know with any certainty how bad it will get, but suspect 9 is closer to the truth, and maybe 10.

    Yesterday morning, I was forced to go to our local hospital ER. Kidney stone, could not urinate, knew I could not ignore such a thing, been there many times where stones are concerned. But, with my risk factors, an ER was the last place on Earth I wanted to go. Parking lot all but empty, could not believe my eyes. Grilled me at the entrance. While there, heard nurses talking about "another one says she's been exposed to someone with the virus". Don't think such people were ever in my vicinity, or if they were even allowing them in. Pain med by IV, as I was climbing the walls in agony.

    Sent me home to finish passing the stone here, which I think happened last night. In the meantime, my wife developed the worse hacking cough I have ever heard from her in my life. She's been in bed since. We're in a small apt., I cannot quarantine myself from her, will try to get instructions from our doctor today. Hope it's a cold, but I just have never heard such a loud hacking cough, no fever so far. I get out for my excercise walk every day, but no gym for the foreseeable.
     
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  4. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    I'd say anywhere between a 7 and 9.
     
  5. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    And I voted 9 because too many ****ing retards like Dasjazz exist
     
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  6. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    In terms of this disease it's more about controlling how many get it at once as to prevent the healthcare system from being overloaded and give the government time to prepare.

    It's very likely half the population gets the disease over the next year. We don't know how many waves this thing will have.
     
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  7. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    You think billionaires and mega corporations are losing out on billions in profit for something that isn't serious?

    Moron.
     
  8. DasJazz

    DasJazz Well-Known Member

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    Panic mentality, absolutely. Also, never said it wasn't serious, just not as crazy as it is being made out to be.

    Wash your hands thoroughly and often!
     
  9. DasJazz

    DasJazz Well-Known Member

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    Saw that this morning there will be trial vaccinations given out to patients in Washington state.

    Hopefully they are on to something.
     
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  10. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Uh, yes you have. Multiple times you have. Your have said it's the common cold, which it literally is not.
     
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  11. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    That's is good they are starting. I hope it goes well. It sounds like is it goes well it will be 1 year to 1.5 years to validate those findings and possibly make it available to the public sometime after that.
     
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  12. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why the code pulled out that video, here's the text of the article:

    Coronavirus: US volunteers to test first vaccine
    By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online

    The first human trial of a vaccine to protect against pandemic coronavirus is starting in the US later on Monday, according to reports.

    A group of 45 healthy volunteers will have the jab, at the Kaiser Permanente research facility, in Seattle.

    The vaccine cannot cause Covid-19 but contains a harmless genetic code copied from the virus that causes the disease.

    Experts say it will still take many months to know if this vaccine, or others also in research, will work.

    Scientists around the world are fast-tracking research.

    And this first human trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, sidesteps a check that would normally be conducted - making sure the vaccine can trigger an immune response in animals.

    But the biotechnology company behind the work, Moderna Therapeutics, says the vaccine has been made using a tried and tested process.


    Dr John Tregoning, an expert in infectious diseases at Imperial College London, UK, said: "This vaccine uses pre-existing technology.

    "It's been made to a very high standard, using things that we know are safe to use in people and those taking part in the trial will be very closely monitored.

    "Yes, this is very fast - but it is a race against the virus, not against each other as scientists, and it's being done for the benefit of humanity.

    Typical vaccines for viruses, such as measles, are made from a weakened or killed virus.

    But the mRNA-1273 vaccine is not made from the virus that causes Covid-19.

    Instead, it includes a short segment of genetic code copied from the virus that scientists have been able to make in a laboratory.

    This will hopefully prime the body's own immune system to fight off the real infection.

    The volunteers will be given different doses of the experimental vaccine.

    They will each be given two jabs in total, 28 days apart, into the upper arm muscle.

    But even if these initial safety tests go well, it could still take up to 18 months for any potential vaccine to become available for the public.

     
  13. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Thats great news. Thanks


    Sent from my iPad using JazzFanz mobile app
     
  14. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Here is the breakdown of the votes so far:

    1-3: 5 votes
    4-6: 9 votes
    7-9: 12 votes
    10: 2 votes

    One vote for 1.

    If the dividing line is at 5 then <5 is 9 votes, 5 and above is 19 votes. So most on this site are moderately to seriously concerned. Seems the general population fits this too considering the panicked activities lately.
     
  15. Beer

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    In terms of the sickness like a 2/10 .... in terms of the economy probably a 9/10.
     
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  16. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    So we observed our first fight this weekend. A couple of guys went at each other over the last pack of paper towels at a Walmart. One dude knocked the other down, the wives were screaming, ultimately employees broke it up and someone else entirely got the paper towels. It was surreal.
     
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  17. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    Heart warming.

    Guis, we gotta figure out how to keep consuming basically the same stuff at the same comfortable rates, otherwise our tummies and brainmeats will be sad.
     
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  18. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Congrats on scoring paper towels.
     
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  19. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I need extra toilet paper because I'm sure I'll be pooping at an accelerated rate. Gimme dat TP
     
  20. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    Phub traffic is also correlated with increased TP consumption.
     

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