We have a family relative who has Coronavirus disease (aka COVID-19) in Seattle WA USA.
Let me just simply say, it is Not a mild flu, and certainly Not a hoax, as some morons were saying! He was a young healthy man that they came and got in hazmat suits, took him to a special unit in a hospital via ambulance, that is now fighting desperately for his life. It is Bad news indeed! Much worse than I can Express here.
COVID-19 World Status Map ... (borrowed from EvilGrins' post) (as of 3/10/2020 afternoon)
I've been keeping close tabs on that thing and I keep telling my parents to stock up on things we need in case we get quarentined (it's in my state now...) and I'm pretty sure that will happen very soon. So please, EVERYONE stock up things like food, water, trash bags, batteries, flashlights, even toilet paper as if you get lockdowned then you won't be able to go out n about to get stuff. Also get medical supplies too (face masks, pain killers, etc.) before it's too late. This is the kind of stuff people don't want to talk about untill it is too late and then regret it afterwards, we just want to think the world is full of rainbows and unicorns but sad to say it is not.
UPDATE: I was thinking he is 30, but my wife said now he is 41.
He is doing better today but his kidneys may fail. His lungs are in very bad shape now also, among other things, from this deadly disease. Asthma is now also part of his life going forward. (new for him, and brought on by the virus) This disease ruins your body apparently. I see that some people are still making light of this Coronavirus, but believe me, it is NO laughing matter!
Tonight, after trump's address to the USA, a Doctor on ABC Nerwork television was saying that the current Coronavirus is, at the least, 10 times worse than the flu.
No problem. I am updating my blog with anything useful as soon as I find them. dr-flay.vivaldi.net/covid-19/ The BBC podcasts may help with soaking up all the info relating to this and other viruses, so a sense of scale and context can be gained. This is very serious but not the apocalypse, though the aftershock is going to be a humdinger. We will likely all know someone who dies from this at the end of it.
Post by Evil Darkwatch on Mar 18, 2020 20:22:25 GMT -6
Meanwhile in Oregon we have had 3 deaths so far and 75 known cases. The governor has shut down all bars, restaurants and schools. And, has asked that any gatherings larger than 25 be cancelled. They closed the casino where my wife and I work but both of us are still busy and hope to keep working. If they shut down completely they said they will still give us paid time off. We are not really worried. It really doesn't do any good anyways so we are just hanging in there and hoping that all the precautions they are taking will make a difference in the spread of the virus. We hope you all are staying happy and healthy. Take care everyone!!!