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by Augustus
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

My thinking is that it's prudent to base your personal decisions on a worst case set of numbers right now. Likely you will be overreacting, but there is a chance you wont be, and since the stakes are high (death), it's worth it to overreact right now. Hopefully in 2-3 months we'll know what the rea...
by Augustus
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

IlliniDave wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:58 am
Looks like I'll have to make my own decision when enough is enough and I stop going into work.
Would you drive a car that had a 5% chance of blowing up and killing you? Worst case numbers seem to indicate that's what you're doing right now to earn money you don't need.
by Augustus
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

Dr takes a video inside NY hospital with COVID patients so you can see what it's like: https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/ ... ueens.html

A bit dramatic, I'm not a fan of the music... But good to have some data regardless.
by Augustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

classical_Liberal wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:09 pm
:lol:
by Augustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 202
Views: 18665

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

It's funny that someone dies because you don't like trump? I'm sure many many people bought the fish medicine before trump ever mentioned it, news of it being effective has been coming out of China for a while. I nearly tried to get a prescription back in January for the non fish version, and a budd...
by Augustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 202
Views: 18665

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Sclass wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:50 pm
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/c ... virus.html

Make sure it's pure.
by Augustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

sore throat, headache, a slight runny nose https://www.ynhhs.org/-/media/images/page-content/ynhhs/16804_yhhhs_covid19_comparision_032220.png?la=en&hash=928C57919450F183AE74F1F2A5449B504139F063 Runny nose is rare? One good piece of news I read is that an antibody test is in the works, and so far ap...
by Augustus
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

On another note, I cracked a filling yesterday, any dentists or people knowledgeable of such things in the crowd? I'm wondering if I should break quarantine to get it fixed, or if I can wait a few months. Sigh...
by Augustus
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Long term macro effect of ncovid
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: COVID-19

After reading Olsterholms book, any country that allows bushmeat is insane, it's pretty damning. Leaving it out raw or live in filthy crowded places is very very bad. On a more personal note, my wife is from China, and I am constantly on her ass for not understanding germ theory. The Chinese thinki...
by Augustus
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

China is playing this very very intelligently. Uh... You guys remember how 2 months ago this disease came from China because China has horrible food safety laws right? Then they exported it to the rest of the world. We wouldn't have this disease anywhere if China didn't fuck up. All the deaths can ...
by Augustus
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

I don't get why western governments are not focusing on the most effective measures? Supply shortage: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-washington-failed-to-build-a-robust-coronavirus-testing-system-11584552147 Which of course is paywalled after I read it yesterday... but from what I recall of the a...
by Augustus
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

Given all the dire economic statistics about people living paycheck-to-paycheck and not having even $300 for an emergency. Plus the fact that these folks tend to be the most vulnerable to such economic circumstance, what are their plans for interrupted work? California bumped up unemployment insura...
by Augustus
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

FRx wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:31 am
Thanks for sharing! I've been wondering what to do if I come down with the symptoms, is testing even possible at this point? Hoping for a mild case and self isolating on my end.
by Augustus
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 44
Views: 2580

Re: COVID grocery/shopping procedures

CS wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Delivery.
Delivery was my plan, but there are no available deliveries where I live anymore, all the times are booked and have been for days. Instacart, pavilions, costco, walmart, you name it, all booked.
by Augustus
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 44
Views: 2580

Re: COVID grocery/shopping procedures

jacob wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:15 pm
You have more faith in humanity than me, my reasoning was 1-10% with many still behaving like idiots vs 30%+ with many still behaving like idiots.
by Augustus
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 44
Views: 2580

Re: COVID grocery/shopping procedures

What remains undecided for me is whether to run the reserves all the way down before going shopping a couple of months from now or whether it's better to keep inventory closer to fully stocked. We started isolation by eating down our stockpile which was a mistake in retrospect. We were at a crossro...
by Augustus
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 44
Views: 2580

COVID grocery/shopping procedures

How are you guys approaching groceries/shopping right now? I love fresh produce like asparagus, squash, and radishes, but they seem like major vectors right now, since they're wet, soft, and everyone touches them. I'm wondering if I need to only buy packaged fresh or frozen produce/veggies until the...
by Augustus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

80:20 ratio from China was serious=hospitalization. Can we clarify what you mean by hospitalization. Will they die without it? That would make the mortality rate 20% when hospitals are overloaded, which seems much higher than what we're actually seeing. I'm not talking about seeing a Dr and getting...
by Augustus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

bostonimproper wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:32 am
IMO In general not taking pain killers/medication if you don't really need to is a good thing. Some people seem to chug the stuff without good reason. But if you have a high fever you can have a seizure, so in that case, take tylenol and/or ibuprofen to lower the fever.
by Augustus
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1550
Views: 107251

Re: COVID-19

C40 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:43 am
In the good old days (10,000 years ago) we'd die from a bad hunting season or cold weather before needing to buy a new set of teeth :D We are extremely lucky to be alive in this time period.