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What's the deal with this "coronavirus" people are talking about?

 
 
RABEL222
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 02:26 pm
@izzythepush,
I heard that Trump and his team have proposed putting everyone over 70 into nursing homes. It would be a population control thing as well as saving social security funds. Also an added advantage would be the passing of the virus and on to each other and ending the pandemic more quickly.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 02:27 pm
@JGoldman10,
It is possible that your Christian TV channels are not providing enough information about the virus, as you seem to be ill-informed.
Sturgis
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 02:31 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Well since he only knew about one death.

Maybe the Christian channel only counts people who say they are Christians as being sick.
JGoldman10
 
  0  
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 03:18 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I haven't watched Christian TV in a while. As of the time of the posting of this my TV service is still shut off.

I saw and read an account of one American who contracted the virus and passed online somewhere.
JGoldman10
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 03:19 pm
@Sturgis,
Not funny.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 05:01 pm
@JGoldman10,
I did suggest to you to read newspapers or listen to public radio to stay informed.
https://able2know.org/topic/545280-3#post-6965076

Also, it should not be surprising that someone died. As tragic as it is, every disease and illness in the world has caused at least death, in some way or another. People have died of more manageable illnesses and conditions such as the flu, chicken pox, the common cold, asthma, etc.
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JGoldman10
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 06:24 pm
This virus is so bad it's affecting major American theme parks. Disneyland and Universal Studios Theme Parks are closed as of the time of the posting of this. Six Flags Theme Parks all over the U.S. will stay open; they want to ensure visitors take extra measures to protect themselves from the virus.

You know something is big if it's being talked about in schools. Are public school and college students talking about the virus?

Rebelofnj
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 06:35 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:
Are public school and college students talking about the virus?


Yes. It would be very weird if the state governments didn't alert the schools about the coronavirus.

For example, Maryland is going to shut down its public schools for a few weeks.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/03/12/coronavirus-closings-maryland-schools-latest/

The colleges near me are planning to stop classes and having the students finish the semester online from home.
JGoldman10
 
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Thu 12 Mar, 2020 09:18 pm
@Rebelofnj,
That's not what I meant. When I was in school, kids talked about current events. Things going in politics and/or in the media and/or in pop culture. Is the coronavirus a hot topic with today's young people, in public schools and in colleges?
izzythepush
 
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Fri 13 Mar, 2020 01:56 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Is the coronavirus a hot topic with today's young people, in public schools and in colleges?


The schools and colleges are closed.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Fri 13 Mar, 2020 04:00 am
@JGoldman10,
Obviously, yes.

Considering the virus is affecting many aspects of everyday life, of course kids and teens are talking about the coronavirus.
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Setanta
 
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Fri 13 Mar, 2020 05:39 am
Jesus wept. Just because "kids" are young enough to still be in school, that doesn't mean they're either idiots or have no sense of the significance of current events. During the October, 1962 Cuban missile crisis, we made nervous jokes about it, but we were pretty damned scared, because we knew that a thermonuclear exchange would be a case of "game over." A little over a year later, after John Kennedy died in Texas, our chemistry teacher (nasty bitch for several reasons) told us we had work to do, and we would not be excused. We walked out on her, and no further comment was made, nor did our grades suffer.

I see why people call you a troll, when you ask stupid, obvious questions, and make witless comments in the course of the thread. It seems to me that you just like to jerk people's chains. Otherwise, I'd have to conclude that you're so obtuse that it would be unsafe for you to attempt to cross the street without an escort.
tsarstepan
 
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Fri 13 Mar, 2020 06:21 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

I see why people call you a troll, when you ask stupid, obvious questions, and make witless comments in the course of the thread. It seems to me that you just like to jerk people's chains.

Please don't give him that much credit.
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Otherwise, I'd have to conclude that you're so obtuse that it would be unsafe for you to attempt to cross the street without an escort.

Quite likely. Hopefully, he'll grow (emotionally and intellectually) sooner rather than later/never.
izzythepush
 
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Fri 13 Mar, 2020 07:08 am
@tsarstepan,
Having said that he comes out with some priceless stuff, some of his posts are incredibly funny. Knowing it's not intentional makes it more enjoyable.
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JGoldman10
 
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Fri 13 Mar, 2020 04:11 pm
Is the Wuhan coronavirus a bigger threat than the Ebola that broke out a few years ago, or are they about the same?

At least West African scientists were able to contain Ebola.
JGoldman10
 
  -3  
Fri 13 Mar, 2020 04:13 pm
@tsarstepan,
And you're not a troll? You like to try to put me down, berate, mock, and/or condemn me whenever you get the chance. I constantly report your posts.

I don't troll.
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JGoldman10
 
  -1  
Fri 13 Mar, 2020 04:16 pm
@Setanta,
I am ignorant of certain things and I am not ashamed to ask questions when I don't know something. I'm not a troll.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Fri 13 Mar, 2020 04:59 pm
@JGoldman10,
The Ebola virus epidemic killed 11,323 people between 2013 and 2016.

COVID-19 so far killed at least 5,000 people in under 6 months. It is classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

Seriously, how difficult is it to stay informed?
JGoldman10
 
  -1  
Sat 14 Mar, 2020 12:05 am
@Rebelofnj,
Was the Ebola virus outbreak considered a pandemic? Or is a pandemic worse than an epidemic?
Rebelofnj
 
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Sat 14 Mar, 2020 04:03 am
@JGoldman10,
The Ebola virus outbreak is considered to be an epidemic.

Also, according to Wikipedia:
Quote:
An epidemic may be restricted to one location; however, if it spreads to other countries or continents and affects a substantial number of people, it may be termed a pandemic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemic

Is there a reason why you are unable to search for this yourself? All I did is Google search "epidemic" and clicked on the Wikipedia article.
 

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