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Will there be an effective COVID-19 vaccine in 2020?   The Healthy You: Health and Fitness Polls

Started Jun-23 by Showtalk; 1199 views.

I like the awareness t shirt / bumper sticker idea: "Real Men Wear Masks".

But maybe a combination of public shaming and emphasis that 80% of all cases are asymptomatic (or pre-symptomatic) spreaders.

Virus updates here:

www.co.ector.tx.us/page/ector.CoronavirusCOVID19

https://www.newswest9.com/coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.cbs7.com/2020/06/23/coronavirus-cases-skyrocketing-in-midland-and-odessa-last-three-weeks/

Must have just gotten lucky.

Showtalk said:

The death rate is unbelievably low. No one expected that,

But no one expected the debilitating long term symptoms from many who have recovered, or the very long recovery period.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-27

Depends on your point of view. 
 

While about 0.1 percent of people who got the flu died in the US last year, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus' death rate is currently about 4.9 percent, based on the reported totals of cases and deaths. That makes the coronavirus' average death rate 49 times higher than that of the flu.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-28

No, and they still aren’t reporting much about after effects of Covid.  They also don’t say what underlying conditions those people had.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-28

The numbers are actually closer to 1% when they started testing more.  The more cases they uncover, the lower the percentage drops.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-28

If it's your family burying a member, it's academic as to percentages when we all know many cases could have and should have been prevented.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-29

You have no idea how many families I know who have lost members in the last year, not a single one to Covid.  Sadly, they were all going to die anyway.  Of course every death is a loss to family members.  I lost a family member myself in the last year.  It’s heartbreaking and I’m still not over it.  I don’t talk about it so you did not know.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-29

I'm truly sorry for your loss.  I know you recently lost a friend, also.  Grief is hard to deal with and everything I've ever read says that saying things like "she lived a good life" or "he fought to the end", or "we knew it was coming" can often make things much worse for surviving loved ones.  I hope for peace and acceptance for you and all affected by loss.

My issue is we know some of this could have been prevented and some could still be prevented.  And yet...

Showtalk said:

they still aren’t reporting much about after effects of Covid. They also don’t say what underlying conditions those people had.

The standard joke back in March was, if someone gets flattened by a freight train trying to beat it to the grade crossing, and the remains scraped out of the wreckage with spatula and Homer bucket test positive for Covid-19, they put cause of death as Covid-19 on the death certificate.

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