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Old Mar 10th, 2020, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Traveler_Nick View Post
Unless you have respiratory issues you aren't even supposed to go to the hospital. A fever and a cough isn't enough. You're basically being told to just stay home.

Honestly if this was a normal winter how many of us would bother going to the doctor if all we had was a mild cough and a slight fever? Most people with the virus seem to have that or less.
Where is this? In Italy? Anyway, it doesn't make sense to inundate the hospitals with people who have mild symptoms. So far, no treatment exists, so the hospital can't do any more for mild cases than could be done at home. The important thing is to isolate the patient and all close contacts.
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Old Mar 10th, 2020, 10:52 PM
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yes Italy. If you have a fever over 37.5 you call your doctor but if you have no breathing issues you can just stay home.
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 04:29 AM
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One of DT's former heads of Homeland Security has just said that the US is 2 weeks from Italy. He predicts overwhelmed hospitals, and thus the same triage that is described in the Italian article.

I predict that then, once high aged victims are triaged to lesser care, the statistics on survival of the elderly will fall, leading to further triage out of treatment. A year from now there will be plenty of space available in nursing homes, but fewer grandparents to take care of the kids.
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 05:12 AM
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by AJPeabody View Post
One of DT's former heads of Homeland Security has just said that the US is 2 weeks from Italy. He predicts overwhelmed hospitals
Under "worst case scenarios" , the same is being said in the UK. We have about half the number of critical care beds compared to Italy (adjusted for population).
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 02:07 PM
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<<Under "worst case scenarios" , the same is being said in the UK. We have about half the number of critical care beds compared to Italy (adjusted for population).>>

And whose fault is that? The very same people who are now saying they are going to going to be spending money like water. You can't just magic intensive care beds, ventilators [of which we are very short] and trained staff out of nowhere. [i know you know this, just venting]
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I work in outpatient adult Internal Medicine . As of today, we, and the entire western half of Pennsylvania, still have no access to Covid testing kits.
So, true numbers are unknown.
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 04:36 PM
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I work in outpatient adult Internal Medicine . .
Take care, mokka!
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 05:57 PM
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Sr. Sanjay's Gupta just admitted on CNN that his personal MD in NYC has no access to Covid testing. US numbers are dramatically underreported.
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 05:59 PM
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I wrote to a guide in Italy we were supposed to travel with in May to check in and express support. This was his wise response:
Actually the local (economical) situation it is definitelly a disaster.
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> But in general we are feeling well and pretty confident, this virus s not going to be active for ever.
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> while we are forced to remaining at home (for prevention) the infection is not spreading out too much.
> Honestly, our grand dads were forced to go to war and we are forced to stay on the couch, not too bad.
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> Let's see what happening, but I'm not confident (unless someone will find a vaccine) to be able to go back to the normality before June 2020.
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Old Mar 11th, 2020, 06:14 PM
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With travel to Italy being curtailed for the foreseeable future we are closing this thread. Responses have drifted off topic to include the political situation in other countries, medical treatment in the US and elsewhere, and other off-topic issues, which have very little to do with the OP.
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