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Old 03-09-20, 07:57 PM
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Why would people be hoarding water?
For the dry months ahead? DougRNS
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
By the end of the month datlas is going to be the only person here who has to go to work. Sad.

https://twitter.com/BlissZechman/sta...81024351764482
We were on the UAlbany campus today.
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We were on the UAlbany campus today.
See any coronaviruses?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
See any coronaviruses?
I'll let you know in a couple of weeks.
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Welp, I am officially a flake. I unquit with coach today.

Last weekend, I rode with a friend who wondered if I might want to make a stab at the State TTT Championship this year.

Yeah, kinda. Not entirely. Who knows if it will happen. There’s no info about it on the SCNCA website. Supposedly a new venue. Where? Who knows. Does my LA respond to inquiries? Nope.

But thought keeping that door open was worth unquitting for the immediate time being.
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Welp, I am officially a flake. I unquit with coach today.

Last weekend, I rode with a friend who wondered if I might want to make a stab at the State TTT Championship this year.

Yeah, kinda. Not entirely. Who knows if it will happen. There’s no info about it on the SCNCA website. Supposedly a new venue. Where? Who knows. Does my LA respond to inquiries? Nope.

But thought keeping that door open was worth unquitting for the immediate time being.
We all need goals that are meaningful. Kudos!
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Why would people be hoarding water?
Worried that it will infect the water supply or that no one will be able to keep the water flowing.

My mom bought numerous gallons of water for Y2K.
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We all need goals that are meaningful. Kudos!
Mine was to hit 25,000 before my birthday. I now need a new, meaningful goal.
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So the high school next door is now closed. Apparently a pediatric cardiologist at U Penn traveled abroad, saw 13 patients yesterday, and then was diagnosed with the Coronavirus. One of the 13 patients he saw goes to the HS next door. Closing the school for this reason seems ridiculous to me. The student who had contact with the sick person should stay home for 14 days, but closing the school to disinfect is stupid because even if the kid DID catch the virus (which is possible, for sure), he/she is unlikely to be spreading the virus at such an early stage.

Sigh. It's going to be a sucky March.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Mine was to hit 25,000 before my birthday. I now need a new, meaningful goal.
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Apparently a pediatric cardiologist at U Penn traveled abroad, saw 13 patients yesterday.
A lot of pediatric heart problems in your neck of the woods? Asks the guy who was born with heart problems.
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Sigh. It's going to be a sucky March.
See post #7847
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Old 03-10-20, 06:31 AM
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A lot of pediatric heart problems in your neck of the woods? Asks the guy who was born with heart problems.
I would not say a lot, but of course there are some. You can be Exhibit A.
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We all need goals that are meaningful. Kudos!
Except that it’s hard to go all-in on preparing for a goal that might or might not actually happen.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Welp, I am officially a flake. I unquit with coach today.

Last weekend, I rode with a friend who wondered if I might want to make a stab at the State TTT Championship this year.

Yeah, kinda. Not entirely. Who knows if it will happen. There’s no info about it on the SCNCA website. Supposedly a new venue. Where? Who knows. Does my LA respond to inquiries? Nope.

But thought keeping that door open was worth unquitting for the immediate time being.
You are a bicycle racer.
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So the high school next door is now closed. Apparently a pediatric cardiologist at U Penn traveled abroad, saw 13 patients yesterday, and then was diagnosed with the Coronavirus. One of the 13 patients he saw goes to the HS next door. Closing the school for this reason seems ridiculous to me. The student who had contact with the sick person should stay home for 14 days, but closing the school to disinfect is stupid because even if the kid DID catch the virus (which is possible, for sure), he/she is unlikely to be spreading the virus at such an early stage.

Sigh. It's going to be a sucky March.
And is that student being tested/quarantined?
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So the high school next door is now closed. Apparently a pediatric cardiologist at U Penn traveled abroad, saw 13 patients yesterday, and then was diagnosed with the Coronavirus. One of the 13 patients he saw goes to the HS next door. Closing the school for this reason seems ridiculous to me. The student who had contact with the sick person should stay home for 14 days, but closing the school to disinfect is stupid because even if the kid DID catch the virus (which is possible, for sure), he/she is unlikely to be spreading the virus at such an early stage.

Sigh. It's going to be a sucky March.
I'm skipping a trade show in Secaucus tomorrow. Risk of getting stuck in New Jersey for 14 days is too high.
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So the high school next door is now closed. Apparently a pediatric cardiologist at U Penn traveled abroad, saw 13 patients yesterday, and then was diagnosed with the Coronavirus. One of the 13 patients he saw goes to the HS next door. Closing the school for this reason seems ridiculous to me. The student who had contact with the sick person should stay home for 14 days, but closing the school to disinfect is stupid because even if the kid DID catch the virus (which is possible, for sure), he/she is unlikely to be spreading the virus at such an early stage.

Sigh. It's going to be a sucky March.
Sure folks are gonna get this wrong in the early days when there’s no great info available about the best response to make.

But better to overreact than to stick your head in the sand.

Apparently Singapore reacted early with social distancing, Italy did not. Of course there may well be other reasons they’ve had a different experience thus far with covid. Maybe Italy’s pop is older, or there’s a more virulent strain of virus there, or Italy was exposed to a bigger “dose” of infected people.

Im not arguing against rational procedures for social distancing but I would support anyone who tries and gets it wrong over folks who downplay the risk and consider the concern to be “hype”.
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You can be Exhibit A.
I used to see a guy at CHOP. In fact, my first cath was at the original location on Catherine or Christian around 16th. Second was at the new facility.

Two years during college I was got paid to be a demonstration subject for echo machines. I was prized because of my VSD and AI. IIRC, I got $25/hr. Like winning the lottery when you are a poor college student. One year the trade show or whatever it was was held at Bally's in Atlantic City. Got my bus fare covered. After the regular hours I did a private session for HP up in a two room hotel suite for people who couldn't make it during the day. Got extra money for that. I remember them plying me with beer and food in one room. Then someone would call the room and say they were coming and I had to go into the demonstration room and get on the table.

When it was all over I decided to take some of my money and try my luck at Blackjack. First time I had ever played a table game. Started with $25. At one point I was up to $80. Next thing you know, I was down to my last $5 chip. Finally got back to $30 ahead and decided to call it quits. Felt like 10 min. had gone by, but it had been close to 1 hr. Very stressful. Have never played a table game since.
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I'm skipping a trade show in Secaucus tomorrow. Risk of getting stuck in New Jersey for 14 days is too high.
Definitely in part of NJ.
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I’ll defer to all medical experts but did I hear right on the news today that the U.S has had over 20,000 common flu related deaths this winter and the number of corona virus deaths worldwide is 4,000?

Am I missing something here or am I confused?

I’m not being flippant, just trying to understand the mass reactions and toilet paper buying.
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And is that student being tested/quarantined?
Report says that student and family are under 14 day quarantine. That is reasonable. Closing the school seems over-the-top.
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I’ll defer to all medical experts but did I hear right on the news today that the U.S has had over 20,000 common flu related deaths this winter and the number of corona virus deaths worldwide is 4,000?

Am I missing something here or am I confused?

I’m not being flippant, just trying to understand the mass reactions and toilet paper buying.
You are not confused. No reason to panic. There is a difference between awareness and fear.
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I’ll defer to all medical experts but did I hear right on the news today that the U.S has had over 20,000 common flu related deaths this winter and the number of corona virus deaths worldwide is 4,000?

Am I missing something here or am I confused?

I’m not being flippant, just trying to understand the mass reactions and toilet paper buying.
Flu has already been here, is endemic, and you may get some residual resistance from infections in previous years.

This Coronavirus just arrived, is a novel disease to which our population has no natural resistance, and it’s exponentially more likely to be fatal when compared to flu.

Both are highly contagious and can be transmitted by individuals who don’t appear sick.

Its true that for any given individual, the risk of dying from Coronavirus is low. But a Coronavirus epidemic has the potential to very quickly overwhelm our medical system. It’s not something to be in a panic about personally but it is a legit very serious thing.
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