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  1. also, I believe the vast majority of cases in China are men, and unlike in the US, the vast majority of men in China smoke, an underlying cause if there ever was one. That's why there's not a one-size-fits-all explanation to what may or may not happen. Different cultures have different profiles.
  2. yeah, I love all of his work. All of the symphonies are great. Try the American Quartet if you haven't heard it. Okay, too much off topic. Sorry. But isn't this better than talking about coronavirus?
  3. see, we have something in common. I love Dvorak
  4. I really didn't get the toilet paper thing either except that if people are quarantined for a couple of weeks they're fearful they'll run out. But how many rolls can even the average family of four need?? Maybe the binge buying has died down a bit. I was just in a Trader Joe's and it was not busy at all but were busily re-stocking shelves (but as a result of a large delivery that was supposed to arrive yesterday getting there late today. The staff told me I was "lucky."), quite a contrast from yesterday. I figured people are at home in their bunkers or out partying, since it is Sat. night.
  5. wasn't YABO713 virtually boasting just the other day about how much Purell he has while no one else could find any?
  6. I don't think I ever said it wasn't a national emergency, but reporting on something this important should be as free of partisan spin as much as possible, so as we have seen, the media has irresponsibly politicized coronavirus to the point where it's impossible to believe when we're getting the truth or hearing lies.
  7. I like how Trump seems to be ahead of the game in the coronavirus crisis. Any minute now he's expected to declare it a national emergency, as the total number of deaths stands at 41. By comparison, Obama didn't declare a national emergency in the H1N1 pandemic until 1,000 had died in the United States (eventually 18,000). Maybe Trump has learned a lesson from that, although I don't recall the intense media focus we have now.
  8. last night I went to my local supermarket to buy a quart of milk at midnight. Normally at that hour in the middle of the week it's virtually deserted (even in the E. Village). When I walked in there were lines at all the checkouts, some people (who appeared to be millennials) with carts overflowing, like they were suburban soccer moms shopping for the week. I thought it was the day before Thanksgiving! There are three different areas when you checkout, one with three registers for cash payment (although they also accept cards) which had a line of about a dozen people. On the other side of this section are six registers for cards only, and which were largely non-used. It occurred to me that probably over half the people shopping were so unaccustomed to buying groceries they didn't even realize the existence of the middle lines. At least I was able to get milk, after leaving Trader Joe's and finding the shelves bare as if a hurricane had just passed through.
  9. I guess this is not happening in Cleveland? I was on facebook and saw where a bunch of kids from my high school went to see Jesus Christ Superstar on Playhouse Square last night
  10. well, you're right. No rational person would do so. But unfortunately there aren't too many of those in the media or on the liberal side of the aisle these days. Even a rabid never-Trumper Republican like John Kasich who doesn't toe the line is the target of their unhinged wrath
  11. I guess it was important to at least try and counteract all the bunk I read on this thread about how the President is single-handedly responsible for this entire crises! (when in fact it's probably not nearly as bad as it could be due to his early travel ban from China. But why bother with facts when there's an election in November?)
  12. lol. Must be a Russian plot.
  13. the following advice was forwarded to me by a friend. There's no link but I assume it's legit-- From member of the Stanford hospital board. This is their feedback for now on Corona virus: The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon. IMPORTANT tips - CORONAVIRUS 1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold 2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. 3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun. 4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne. 5. If t drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap 6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it. 7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice. 8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on. 9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice. 10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water! THE SYMPTOMS 11. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days 2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further. 3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing. 4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.
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