Oh geez! There’s another one to worry about! Virus!

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by MericanMade, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. MericanMade

    MericanMade Medium Load Member

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    It’s named Anfluvi-20. According to the CDC, this virus will kill between 300,000-650,000 per year worldwide and infect 3 to 5 million people!

    This is disturbing news. I don’t know how our fragile, easily panicked nation can survive. Is there no safe space where we can get away from this???

    Further, how can the media properly hype this virus when so much effort is needed to hype the coronavirus/Covid-19?

    The county shut down our public schools, too. Even though the number of children worldwide more than mildly effected by the coronavirus now numbers basically zero, it is better to be safe than sorry. If we can save just one child from getting the sniffles, it will be worth it.
     
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  2. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    Do you mean strain? As there is the S strain from China and a mutated L strain in Italy. Same virus different strains. But it's why theu're worried.
     
  3. sirhwy

    sirhwy Light Load Member

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    I didn’t find that on the Centers for Disease Control website
     
  4. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    The virus the OP mentioned is best treated with troll repellant.
     
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  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I had a chance finally to speak to my 67-year-old cousin that has this. "hope it can't spread via phone line" She is doing OK. She is spending most of her time enjoying the peace and quiet and watching old movies. Some minor issues, but her doctor is treating her and she is doing great, so far! I have been reading where some kids are calling Covid 19 Boomer Remover. As a Boomer, I resemble that remark!
     
  6. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    I'm no Boomer but, thank you to all the gods, I'm no pansy millennial, either. And, I'm sorry but, if peanut butter scares you, you're in no position to tell me what's best for the world.
     
  7. MBAngel

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    The point behind closing the schools, and other things isnt about the fact that most cases are mild. It's about sharing it with the immune compromised.
    "Afraid" of peanut butter... you realize that its deadly to some ppl, right????
     
  8. AModelCat

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    I'm a millenial but I choose to self-identify as a boomer :D

    My generation (and the one after it) are, for the most part, useless.
     
  9. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    So...it's about protecting the weak, the very ones that the bug is SUPPOSED to kill off. And don't come back with that "what if it gets someone you love" tripe. My beliefs won't change just because nature is fair and equitable but not necessarily in my favor.
     
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