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jtown,man Mar 6, 2020 4:09 PM

I don't know about my city, but my life has changed zero. I. Don't. Care.

Maybe that means I am depressed? I don't know.

subterranean Mar 6, 2020 4:10 PM

I worked from home this week with a cold because I didn't want to freak anyone out in my office and my office isn't providing much guidance on what people should do otherwise.

ChrisLA Mar 6, 2020 4:16 PM

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Originally Posted by pdxtex (Post 8852571)
but if it's as virulent as "they" say, you didn't get sick...its still normal flu season too..

I was sick too, but not as bad as the wife and my son. Somebody had to be strong and take care of the family. 💪

ChrisLA Mar 6, 2020 4:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedestrian (Post 8852717)
You will soon be able to get them tested if they still want to be. The PCR test they will be able to get, though, will reveal current infection only, not past infection (you need a serology test which is under development but not yet ready for that). In fact, that's how they are determining now if people are safe to leave quarantine: A series of negative tests.

If she thought she had coronavirus, I hope she self-quarantined for 14 days. If she didn't, I hope she didn't really think she had "it" because she would have been exposing others as would anybody today who suspects they have coronavirus. And yes, the coronavirus illness apparently does last quite a while--typically 10-14 days (based on what Chinese patients are describing)--so if she was sick for only a couple of days that makes it very unlikely she had "it".

She was sick for about two weeks, she actually didn’t work the entire month of February. She had the worst cough I ever heard, it was non stop for hours. She never had a fever, and had back pain, and bad headaches. Not that this is fact or where she picked up what ever virus she had, we did visit The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino early February. There were many Chinese tourists, at least 50% of the visitors was of Chinese decent.

destroycreate Mar 6, 2020 5:46 PM

Why did that barbaric wild animal market have to exist? Like really, nobody needs to be eating bats and snakes. Maybe this could've been avoided if there had been more stringent hygiene standards in that market.

Anyway, I live in Koreatown in Los Angeles and I've noticed the restaurants definitely seem a lot more quiet. Unfortunately some false rumors were spreading about various Asian-descent owners being infected with Coronavirus while operating their restaurants, and their businesses have tanked the last few weeks--there have been plenty of articles in LA media citing this. I can't imagine how hard that is. Asian people definitely being stigmatized sadly. I also ride public transit daily and I'd say maybe 10%-15% of people are wearing masks. Can't say I'm thrilled to be packed like sardines on a bus, but I douse my hands with Purrell the minute I get off.

I'm really thankful I have no international trips planned anytime soon, and I'm definitely avoiding conferences, major events, really any major gatherings of people. Of course, it's probably a fruitless effort given that we have no choice but to interact with hundreds of people in any given day, but it gives me some fake sense of security I guess.

I really hope this comes to an end soon, but unfortunately like people say I think it's 100x more widespread than anyone can comprehend. I'm really dreading the next few months and how severe this is going to end up looking.

I personally have stopped drinking and vaping for the time being, to keep my immune system as strong as possible.

kool maudit Mar 6, 2020 5:46 PM

Kind of wonder if I might have had it early Feb...

Innsertnamehere Mar 6, 2020 6:07 PM

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Originally Posted by kool maudit (Post 8853079)
Kind of wonder if I might have had it early Feb...

Likely too early to catch it at that point still, it was mostly still in China.

Not too much of an impact here yet, more people wearing masks in public but generally nothing really. A large tech conference got cancelled today though because of it.

My stocks have dropped a lot because of it, if thats worth mentioning.. though everyones have.

Handro Mar 6, 2020 6:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Innsertnamehere (Post 8853103)
Likely too early to catch it at that point still, it was mostly still in China.

Not too much of an impact here yet, more people wearing masks in public but generally nothing really. A large tech conference got cancelled today though because of it.

My stocks have dropped a lot because of it, if thats worth mentioning.. though everyones have.

I've been reading more and more that health leaders are reaching a consensus it was around long before initially realized.

Steely Dan Mar 6, 2020 6:48 PM

another upcoming convention at chicago's convention center was just cancelled today due to corona virus fears. i think that's the 3rd one so far.

more cancellations are likely to follow, as no one wants to be accused of irresponsibility.

chicago's convention/hotel business (which is a BIG deal here) is gonna be hurting.

bilbao58 Mar 6, 2020 7:12 PM

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Originally Posted by austin242 (Post 8852017)
I think you'd have to be irrational to cancel your travel plans because of this virus at the moment. The chances of you contracting it at the moment in the US
(considering 100 cases and the US pop) are 1:3,270,000. Death 1:32,700,000
At least in 2014 the likelihood of dying with HIV was 1:50,000
As well there is a 1:2,672,000 Chance of getting mauled to death by an animal.

Hey, c'mon, don't tell people they'd have to be irrational (crazy?) to be afraid of something just because you aren't. This situation is changing by the moment, and I guarantee you it's only going to get worse. China completely shut down a city of 11 million people because of this virus. It IS something to be worried about.

Also, generalized numbers on a person's chances of dying from it are useless. Children don't seem to be affected, 15 out of a hundred octogenarians seem to be killed by it. I'm in my early 60s and have asthma and I do not want to risk it.

bilbao58 Mar 6, 2020 7:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jtown,man (Post 8852944)
I don't know about my city, but my life has changed zero. I. Don't. Care.

Maybe that means I am depressed? I don't know.

I hope you're mood lightens up enough so you can be terrified like the rest of us!

(I jest)

subterranean Mar 6, 2020 7:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Handro (Post 8853138)
I've been reading more and more that health leaders are reaching a consensus it was around long before initially realized.

This. Oregon is now saying there are likely several hundred people with the virus and it's been around for weeks without us knowing. Think about the exponential spread of hundreds of people not known to have the virus. The first three they caught 1) worked at an elementary school, 2) worked at a casino and 3) went to a high school basketball game, respectively.

bilbao58 Mar 6, 2020 7:24 PM

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Originally Posted by austlar1 (Post 8851806)
hopefully others will jump in and post about what's going on in their neck of the woods as we head into uncharged territory with this scary bug. What are the medical, social, and economic implications in your home town?

Here in San Antonio the mayor is all pissed, and rightfully so, at the CDC for releasing a woman from quarantine before the results of her final test came in. The results were weakly positive. After being released, she went to a local mall and spent a couple of hours at the food court. I am sooooo glad I hate malls!

In Houston, my home town, a rumor was started WEEKS AGO that a restaurant worker in "Asiatown" tested positive and the businesses and restaurants have really suffered.

bilbao58 Mar 6, 2020 7:26 PM

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Originally Posted by subterranean (Post 8853216)
Think about the exponential spread of hundreds of people not known to have the virus. The first three they caught 1) worked at an elementary school, 2) worked at a casino and 3) went to a high school basketball game, respectively.

I read the other day that at least one researcher believes Seattle is basically where Wuhan was in early January. My niece and her family live in Seattle. :(

bilbao58 Mar 6, 2020 8:41 PM

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Originally Posted by The North One (Post 8851975)
Seattle seems like it's being hit hard.

Speaking of Seattle: https://twitter.com/emeraldcitycon/s...093273602?s=20

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESckLsJU...pg&name=medium

chris08876 Mar 6, 2020 9:45 PM

Some NY Banks are increasing the ability to work from home. A friend of mine is a KYC compliance officer, and his company, Mizuho Bank, is encouraging folks to work at home. Likewise with ING.

The continued sanitation of trains and subway stops continues. Even some of my clients, which are 3PL and International Logistics are implementing policies that if your sick... like sick at all (even flu)... to stay home.

Its going to strain supply chains in some cases should this get out of hand.

austlar1 Mar 6, 2020 10:20 PM

SXSW just cancelled here in Austin. $350 million dollar hit to local economy. Many people are very upset about this. Downtown bar and restaurant scene will be hardest hit along with hotel operators. Overall, I think it was the right decision. Still........, SXSW played a huge role over the past two decades role in branding Austin as a happening city. Cancelling is going to take a toll on Austin's psyche.

homebucket Mar 6, 2020 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by austlar1 (Post 8853469)
SXSW just cancelled here in Austin. $350 million dollar hit to local economy. Many people are very upset about this. Downtown bar and restaurant scene will be hardest hit along with hotel operators. Overall, I think it was the right decision. Still........, SXSW played a huge over the past two decades role in branding Austin as a happening city. Cancelling is going to take a toll on Austin's psyche.

It's the right (and smart) move.

austlar1 Mar 6, 2020 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by homebucket (Post 8853489)
It's the right (and smart) move.

I agree. It will almost certainly prevent some spread of the virus. It is definitely a wake up call for locals who are still very complacent or disbelieving.

The North One Mar 6, 2020 10:35 PM

Wow, guess I was wrong. I'm glad people will get their money back.


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