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Pandemics - When to batten the hatches

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    Pandemics - When to batten the hatches

    At what point.....or after what event...or what sign do you look for

    to determine it is time to remove kids from school, put in for vacation days, do a final stock up and start binge watching netflix
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    I was with until netflix. Hard call , pretty sure I would make that call early on. Another good part about not living in town. I know not prefect defense but it helps. Staying away from Madison and the UW system.
    New life as a house husband, major shift in duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    . Hard call , pretty sure I would make that call early on
    what is EARLY ON?

    case in your state, town.
    when total cases reach 1000, 500???
    when death reaches X/

    what is the line in the sand
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    According to the CDC the mortality with this strain of corona virus is 4%. Pretty similar to influenza. Sars was around 11%. It's just me and the wife now here alone. We could just head to the farm and lock the gates. If it ever starts taking people out in our town, probably what we would do.
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    From what I have heard it is spread like the common cold, wash your hands and maybe have a face mask or two around. Don’t be digging in the trash for leftovers..


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    Quote Originally Posted by csi-tech View Post
    According to the CDC the mortality with this strain of corona virus is 4%. Pretty similar to influenza. Sars was around 11%. It's just me and the wife now here alone. We could just head to the farm and lock the gates. If it ever starts taking people out in our town, probably what we would do.
    Yes, this is just the media whipping everyone up into a frenzy sob they will tune into the next news cast.
    It happens each and every year.
    Ebola, swine flu, chicken flu. the list is endless. What ever the "latest" disease out of Africa or China happens to be.
    And it will be a different one next year - you just watch.

    It is all bovine scatology, as General Schwarzkopf was wont to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Yes, this is just the media whipping everyone up into a frenzy sob they will tune into the next news cast.
    It happens each and every year.
    Ebola, swine flu, chicken flu. the list is endless. What ever the "latest" disease out of Africa or China happens to be.
    And it will be a different one next year - you just watch.

    It is all bovine scatology, as General Schwarzkopf was wont to say.
    All the TV news shows is impeachment, impeachment and even more impeachment.
    Currently, on FNC website, the death of an athlete is dominating the news.
    Meanwhile, in China, cities are quarantined. The stock market is crapping the bed over fears of travel bans.
    I certainly hope you are right but it seems to me that there isn't enough talk about the potential pandemic. It'd be easier on the supply chain if people prepare in a calm manner than lose their minds and panic-buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Yes, this is just the media whipping everyone up into a frenzy sob they will tune into the next news cast.
    It happens each and every year.
    Ebola, swine flu, chicken flu. the list is endless. What ever the "latest" disease out of Africa or China happens to be.
    And it will be a different one next year - you just watch.

    It is all bovine scatology, as General Schwarzkopf was wont to say.
    Yep - Just the CDC is justifying their budget for next year. It is all just B as in B, S as in S.

    Imagine what would happen if all fatal disease were eradicated, everybody at the CDC (that has done nothing useful for at least 40 years) would be unemployed. Bummer. (That's almost, but not quite, where we are now.)
    Last edited by Inor; 01-26-2020 at 09:50 PM.
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    Step taken one,

    I was able to change my flight from SF to Dublin via Chicago to,
    Sacramento to Boston to Dublin. This is still two weeks out while I’m stuck in SF.

    But I’m thankful for this thread and forum. Being on the road, so to speak, and in a terrible location, SF I’m reading with gusto.

    I wouldn’t be too down on whipping up the frenzies. Better safe and scared then sorry and dead. I tend to believe actual numbers are low, but since I started following 8 day ago we are up from 100 to 2500 in the last 7 days. That means 62,500 next week. And 1.5 million when I need to fly out of this hell hole. Hope those projections are high! I bet they are, but it’s the trajectory we are on.
    Last edited by stowlin; 01-27-2020 at 12:08 AM.
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    So far the officially reported numbers of infected and dead aren’t really all that large, assuming of course that they are accurate. BUT!!! The chinese have quarantined many millions of people and whole cities. That seems to indicate that maybe those numbers are ‘funny’ and that they are taking this way more serious than we are being told. We know that the chicoms are a bunch of lying rat bastards. I’m not panicking yet, but I’m thinking this is way more serious than we are being told.

    Does anybody else feel like this may be shaping up to be the ‘perfect storm’? We have Iran, Russian collusion hoax, the ongoing middle east quagmire, the North Korea mess, our EXTREME debt, immigration problems, democratic obstruction, attempted socialist takeover, and this stupid impeachment spectacle. All this mixed in with Trump’s ego and slightly unstable behavior and this could turn out bad. Our enemies (china and russia) could just say “f—k it!” and decide that this is the time to risk it all and go for the big takedown of the USA. Washington seems paralyzed and our military isn’t in all that great of shape regardless of Trump’s crowing about our recent military budget increases. I’m worried!

 

 
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