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Coronavirus With Cubes?

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NacksSnack

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Their cube is made of plastic so the virus won't last from its surface before it can be delivered to your respective stores.
 

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I think the coronavirus really isn't as bad as people are making it sound. only 4384 people in the US have been tested. The extremely high 5% death rate is just because the only people who have been tested so far in the US are people who are very sick. I am still going to be cautious to avoid getting it, but I don't think it is something to get scared about.
400 people have died tho
 

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well now they have tested a bunch more people. I know someone who had all of the symptoms of coronavirus, and they needed help breathing. They wouldn't test her though because she wasn't in the high risk group. So they mostly test people in the high risk group who have really bad symptoms. So way more people have it then the numbers say, and the death rate is way lower than it seems.
 

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Why do people keep thinking that just because they themselves are not older (or have other health issues that they are just fine)? Even if you do not have signs of the virus or get it very mildly (if you even know you have it) does not mean that you will (or anyone for that matter) will pass it on to hundreds of other people (some of which might get it really bad). Canceling competitions where it is bad, getting back, or near areas of where there was a positive report is the best option for the local community, even if you and others don't like it.

And I say this with having to cancel a competition that we were going to host. I do not like to cancel it since a lot of people were looking forward to it, but I am not thinking of myself in that regard, but rather everyone that will be attending the competition (including spectators) and the after affect of people that the competitors will be in contact with after the competition (including there parents, grandparents, etc.)

Some points:
People can still be carriers of this virus without showing any signs, and pass it on to others.
It is a highly transmittable virus
It can last on surfaces for up to 9 days.
You may not show signs of it for up to 14 days after you get it for the first time.
Even if you get it and it goes away, you can still get it again.

Sorry for this sounding rant like, but I for one am getting really tired of people thinking only of themselves and that even if they get the virus they will not be that bad off, due to their age, health, or what ever the cause. If you and everyone else truly wants to try and fight/contain this as quickly and best as possible then be thoughtful of others and be proactive and not reactive.

If you get it and only a mild case, then congrats, but what about a family member that gets it and has a severe case? How would you like that? (don't answer, just think about it).

There will always be illness and viruses so you can't always avoid it, but for something new like this and the world trying to contain it as best as possible, I think that canceling/moving a competition is not that bad for a couple of months.
Well I’m sorry
 

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Just stay in home and stay safe
It’s interesting how there is a dichotomy now between people who stay home and isolate/quarantine and those who if they stayed home other people would die. The strictest lockdown I’ve heard of was in Wuhan, China, where people had to stay in their apartments and got groceries delivered to the lobby of the building. Who delivered the groceries?
 

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People are freaking out that there are 80,000-100,000 people it the US that have corona, and that there's a death rate of 1%, but just think about the fact that the population of the US is 327.2 million. That means 0.03% of Americans have the corona virus, and 0.000519559902200489% of Americans have died from the Corona. That's lower than the Flu, yet there isn't a thread every year about Flu killing us.
 
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People are freaking out that there are 80,000-100,000 people it the US that have corona, and that there's a death rate of 1%, but just think about the fact that the population of the US is 327.2 million. That means 0.03% of Americans have the corona virus, and 0.000519559902200489% of Americans have died from the Corona. That's lower than the Flu, yet there isn't a thread every year about Flu killing us.
Yes, but that is at the moment though!! With epidemics, there is a exponential growth curve of cases, where it shoots up, America, the UK, Italy and many other countries are in the beginning or middle of that rapid growth. As it stand, cases will continue to grow and that number you just quoted will be far higher. The 'flatten the curve' hashtag is about making this epidemic more like the flu, in the way that the cases are spread out over a longer period, so the hospitals have more time to treat people. if coronavirus goes up in the exponential growth curve we're seeing the health system is overwhelmed, there's not enough equiptment and not enough people can be treated, so FAR more die. Makeshift morgues are being setup in NYC, Itay's healthacre system is comletley overwhelmed. They're having to decide who does and doesn't get ventialtors. If that doen't show the gravity of the situation then I don't know what will.
 

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Yes, but that is at the moment though!! With epidemics, there is a exponential growth curve of cases, where it shoots up, America, the UK, Italy and many other countries are in the beginning or middle of that rapid growth. As it stand, cases will continue to grow and that number you just quoted will be far higher. The 'flatten the curve' hashtag is about making this epidemic more like the flu, in the way that the cases are spread out over a longer period, so the hospitals have more time to treat people. if coronavirus goes up in the exponential growth curve we're seeing the health system is overwhelmed, there's not enough equiptment and not enough people can be treated, so FAR more die. Makeshift morgues are being setup in NYC, Itay's healthacre system is comletley overwhelmed. They're having to decide who does and doesn't get ventialtors. If that doen't show the gravity of the situation then I don't know what will.
Again, the only people in serious danger are those already in serious danger. The people who are likely to die from Corona are the same people that would be likely to die from pneumonia
 
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Exactly. Coronavirus causes pneunomia. Think of all the people at risk, those with respitory problems, the elderly, heart issues (yes that can be a problem with coronavirus) and much more. The UK identified 1.5 million people at risk, that puts it at 2.3% of the population at risk. The NHS is easily overwhelmed by this number, so then you end up with so many dying due to lack of equiptment. Apply this to America, where there will be a higher proportion due to things like a higher obesity rate, then almost 11 million are at risk and could die, perhaps more due to people being fearful of going to hospitals due to a lack of insurance and other reasons, so they don't get treated soon enough, so it gets to a severe case and they could die. 11 million deaths would be like NY and LA being completley wiped off the map, that's a serious threat. People are worried about North Korea nuking cities, Coronavirus could cause the same amount of deaths. It is serious.
 

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Even if it is more serious than flu I don't like the fact that flu deaths are apparently unimportant and not worth locking down for or social distancing.
"At least 29 million people in the U.S. have experienced flu illnesses this season, the CDC estimates. About 280,000 people have been hospitalized so far, and an estimated 16,000 have died, including 105 children".
"Health experts warned earlier this month that this flu season (in USA) could be just as deadly as the 2017-2018 season, when 61,000 flu-related deaths were recorded".
"The World Health Organization reports flu causes 5 million cases of severe illness worldwide and kills 650,000 people a year. "
"In the winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17, an estimated average of 5,290,000 ILI cases occurred in Italy, corresponding to an incidence of 9%. More than 68,000 deaths attributable to flu epidemics were estimated in the study period."
My expert opinion (as a puzzle maker) would be to spend all the money on looking after the vulnerable instead so the world doesn't go 'bankrupt' which in itself courses death through suicides and lower living standards. If this doesn't go away or comes back yearly are we seriously going to stay like this for ever?
 

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Again, the only people in serious danger are those already in serious danger. The people who are likely to die from Corona are the same people that would be likely to die from pneumonia
Not necessarily true. It is a lot more complicated then that since things no one really knows who/what it affects the most (other then what has already been said). I think if it only "is dangerous" to those that are already in danger, then several people that got it would not have died from it (people that is with no underlining symptoms) are those that are healthy.

In recent weeks/days, it has shown that it can/does affect certain blood types over others, it affects men more so then woman, and certain regions of the world get hit harder then other (which can relate to blood types).

With that being said I think that, yes older people, those with health conditions/trouble are at more risk, but that does not mean that it is only that.
 

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People are freaking out that there are 80,000-100,000 people it the US that have corona, and that there's a death rate of 1%, but just think about the fact that the population of the US is 327.2 million. That means 0.03% of Americans have the corona virus, and 0.000519559902200489% of Americans have died from the Corona. That's lower than the Flu, yet there isn't a thread every year about Flu killing us.
Well, the flu isn't as contagious, and the coronavirus is expected to get worse. If it were like the flu, we wouldn't be quarantined, would we?
 

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well now they have tested a bunch more people.
Doesn't anybody watch the news?! They are only testing people in nursing homes, or people who are hospitalized! The number of cases is actually a lot higher, but nobody actually is getting tested! Normal people like us are not allowed to get tested. Let me say that again: Most of the U.S. population is not getting tested (or allowed to get tested), even if they think they have it!
 
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