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Old 03-10-2020, 01:39 PM
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South Korea only had one major focal center though.

Gets much more difficult when you have several.
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I would lay a large bet that Cuomo locked new rochelle down because he received advice similar to what I just stated.

They are a big risk group given objective realities. And you absolutely have to clamp that down before it spreads. Nothing to do with racism.
Most of the Korean infections were a cult that ignored advice, and then later said sorry about it.

As an aside, it's a disliked group by many, and they were able to identify a lot of members, because they were the people who were sick.
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This is a total failure of information IMO. People need to know that this thing is already everywhere. Kentucky has community spreading and they have only run 34 tests on 4.5 million people. There is a high likelihood that thousands of Kentuckians have the coronavirus, have had the coronavirus, and have spread it to others. If you only test people who are super sick and dying everyone is going to think the worst and panic because the numerator is high and the denominator is too low.
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South Korea only had one major focal center though.

Gets much more difficult when you have several.
So treat it regionally.
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So this will be the new norm.

No more face to face anything
No more socializing with friends
No more events
Even SOA exams should be done on screens at home

You will be isolated from everybody possibly till April and maybe through to next November or years
And if it goes on to long, we'll end up like Solaria.
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i'm concerned that they will at some point have a lockdown of NYC like they are in italy. that would be extreme and I hope that doesn't happen. people will riot.
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Here's my data, Canada has been testing extensively, has ~40 million people, and 77 confirmed cases, all of which have been linked to foreign travel. So, I'm going to keep living my life.
So, it probably doesn't make sense for you to do anything except make sure you have some extra supplies on hand. That's not dgtatum's situation. He's talking about being indifferent to accelerating the local spread of the virus.

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That's just a bit of an overreaction. It's already community spreading in Kentucky. It has likely been doing so for a while now as I suspected based on what they know on the people who have it after the first few tests were run. I just don't see a reason to change behavior when I already believe and data is confirming that this thing is widespread where I live because I am not going to prevent the spread of anything. A rector in Washington DC came to Louisville and went home with the disease. 2 people in Lexington and 3 in tiny Cynthiana have been tested positive and they aren't linked to any of the known outbreaks and they aren't linked to each other. It's already everywhere in this state if that is the case. Like I said I'm not preventing anything. I will certainly wash my hands like I always do and stay home when I am sick like I always do as well. I will not stop living, I will refinance my mortgage and buy stocks.
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Most of the Korean infections were a cult that ignored advice, and then later said sorry about it.

As an aside, it's a disliked group by many, and they were able to identify a lot of members, because they were the people who were sick.
Was reading a NYT expose on them and they sound like quite a secretive religious "cult".

Don't know much beyond that as I have just been following the incident reports.
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They put the number of the NYC Department of Health hotline and said to call them, not call my pcp at all. The claimed they aren't equipped to deal with it. I guess the flu got put under that umbrella of not equipped to deal with it since there is no way to know if you have the flu vs corona at the beginning, so they won't deal with the flu either. I think flu season is close to the end though anyway?
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How does what I did make things worse for society at the margins?

It was preventative, and most likely the correct action given that Brazil has 35 cases (only 3 in Rio) and the UK is close to 400 (and climbing).

So everything I did was "responsible".
sure, by increasing the odds of sending the virus to brazil. how responsible of you.
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