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Coronavirus in Florida

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Since the other threads are getting so long, I thought we'd start one specific to the Sunshine State. 29 confirmed cases so far, but 147 are pending and who knows how many people have not been tested ...

    6 new COVID-19 cases in Florida include visitor in St. Johns County
     
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  2. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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  3. RIP

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    If he was sick while at Bike Week just imagine the fallout. Scary stuff.
     
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  4. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Gatornationals, With 100,000 Racing Fans In Tow, Still Scheduled For This Weekend Amid Coronavirus Fears – WUFT News
     
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  5. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Players Championship in Ponte Vedra is going on as scheduled today, with fans.
     
  6. wgbgator

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    Disney is still packed today
     
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  7. gatorpa

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  8. mdgator05

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    That is happening in my area for sure. They are testing a nursing home outbreak (3 positive tests amongst the residents so far) but aren't testing people that are younger with flu-like symptoms. In fact, they are sending them home and just telling them to self-quarantine to be safe.
     
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  9. gatorknights

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    Good thing Mrs. GK loaded up on a disinfectant hand wipes binge. I still have 2 cases of them. Too bad they didn't have a sale on Haz Mat suits. :eek::D
     
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  10. tampagtr

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    Wow. My daughter tells me that Los Angeles is shutting down, but it does not seem to have entered the consciousness here. I am out today doing some very necessary things, and everyone seems to be going about their business without any awareness.
     
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  11. gatorpa

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    I'm not against that course of action, mildly ill people don't need to clog up the hospitals etc. BUT we must realize by not testing all sick it will skew the mortality rates(making it seem more deadly).

    Different than the Flu in that regard as most all people who get the flu feel like ass and will get tested....
     
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    We aren't testing them because we don't have enough kits.
     
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    In South Korea mildly ill people didn't clog up hospitals because they had the option of drive through testing.
    South Korea is using fast food-style drive-thrus to test for coronavirus
     
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  14. dangolegators

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    This just blows my mind. How is it that we can't seem to produce test kits but South Korea and Italy can?
     
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    Because the CDC was gutted in 2017 and insisted on creating their own test which wasn't useful at first.
     
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    I think the biggest issue in Florida and in the US in general is lack of good testing.

    We really have no idea who is sick and who isn't.

    For me at 38, that's not so scary, although pneumonia leveled me last year and you never know. But I have family visiting that are 70 and 80 and managing that is just so tough because every time someone friggen coughs you wonder if you are inadvertently infecting a loved one who isn't as likely to survive it.

    It's the lack of knowledge that is really the issue right now.
     
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  17. mdgator05

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    Agreed that we shouldn't be hospitalizing them, but we should have better containment procedures for those that don't need hospitalization but have the illness. And they should know whether they do or not.
     
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  18. rivergator

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    Let me correct that. As of this morning, fans were going be allowed in. As of noon, the tournament will be played without fans starting Friday.
     
  19. HallGator

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    If I were playing I'd make sure no one but me was touching my balls.
     
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  20. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Can I ban you for that?
     
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