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COVID-19 ... This is Important

Willy

Pro Poster
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8100999/Tests-new-virus-lives-surfaces-3-days.html

US government researchers, who worked with other experts, found the deadly infection can live on surfaces for up to three days.

Tests showed the virus can survive on copper for four hours, cardboard for an entire day (24 hours) and up to 72 hours on plastic and steel.

For the study ... researchers used a nebulizer device to put samples of it into the air.

This imitates what might happen if an infected person coughed or made the virus airborne some other way, such as breathing.

They found that viable levels of the virus could be detected up to three hours later in the air.










 

CTZonEdit

Site Administrator
Staff member
This is not unique to this virus.
Regular flu strains also can be detected 3 hrs after being airborne.
 

Willy

Pro Poster
Here's something from 10 days ago …

https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html

So far, the new coronavirus has led to more than 100,000 illnesses and more than 3,000 deaths worldwide. But that's nothing compared with the flu, also called influenza. In the U.S. alone, the flu has caused an estimated 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Virus transmission

The measure scientists use to determine how easily a virus spreads is known as the "basic reproduction number," or R0 (pronounced R-nought). This is an estimate of the average number of people who catch the virus from a single infected person, Live science previously reported. The flu has an R0 value of about 1.3, according to The New York Times.

Researchers are still working to determine the R0 for COVID-19. Preliminary studies have estimated an R0 value for the new coronavirus to be between 2 and 3, according to the JAMA review study published Feb. 28. This means each infected person has spread the virus to an average of 2 to 3 people.

It's important to note that R0 is not necessarily a constant number. Estimates can vary by location, depending on such factors as how often people come into contact with each other and the efforts taken to reduce viral spread, Live Science previously reported.

Death rate

The death rate from seasonal flu is typically around 0.1% in the U.S., according to The New York Times.
The death rate for COVID-19 appears to be higher than that of the flu.

In the study published Feb. 18 in the China CDC Weekly, researchers found a death rate from COVID-19 to be around 2.3% in mainland China. Another study of about 1,100 hospitalized patients in China, published Feb. 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the overall death rate was slightly lower, around 1.4%.

Still, the death rate for COVID-19 appears to vary by location and an individual's age, among other factors. For instance, in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak, the death rate reached 2.9%; in other provinces of China, that rate was just 0.4%, according to the China CDC Weekly study. In addition, older adults have been hit the hardest. The death rate soars to 14.8% in those 80 and older; among those ages 70 to 79, the COVID-19 death rate in China seems to be about 8%; it’s 3.6% for those ages 60 to 69; 1.3% for 50 to 59; 0.4% for the age group 40 to 49; and just 0.2% for people ages 10 to 39. No deaths in children under 9 have been reported.
 

CTZonEdit

Site Administrator
Staff member
They way this one spreads is the scariest part.

Age is a factor but so are those that have compromised health to begin with. Heart conditions, existing respiratory issues, etc.
 

jdyson

Getting Started
People, people, listen up, humans will overcome the Coronavirus when our own antibodies develop an inhouse virus killer. Once humans develop this antibody it will be passed on to our children and from then on, this virus will reside in our history books, not our morning news outlets. In the meantime, many will carry on, some we will lose;.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,., such is life.
 

jdyson

Getting Started
People die from COVID-19 because their lungs fill up with fluids that prevent the lung lining from passing oxygen to the blood stream.
This can be limited by putting the bed in a 20-degree slant that keeps the head lower than the rest of the body. This will allow gravity to force the fluids out of the lungs. The patient will cough and spit these fluids out and not left in the lungs to accumulate.
& the patient should also be kept lying down with back up.
Just a suggestion
(:-
 

Willy

Pro Poster
With Joe Biden leading the D-Rats, ... it's most likely already forgotten, ... along with what day it is, ... who he is running against, ... Et cetera ...

:popcorn:
 

InTheWind

Pro Poster
A sobering reminder. Do you remember September 29, 1959? Almost sixty one years ago since Russia’s Khrushchev delivered this message.

THIS WAS HIS QUOTE: "Your children's children will live under communism, You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism. We will not have to fight you; We will so weaken your economy, until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands." "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

So that’s what Khrushchev said in 1959. Remember, socialism leads to Communism. So, how do you create a Socialistic State? There are 8 levels of control; read the following recipe:

1- Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people.
2- Poverty - Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them.
3- Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4- Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government That way you are able to create a police state.
5- Welfare - Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.
6- Education - Take control of what people read and listen to and take control of what children learn in school.
7- Religion - Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools because the people need to believe in ONLY the government knowing what is best for the people.
8- Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor.

A perfect parallel to the Democrat agenda!!!!!
 
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