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  1. Had to see one of my doctors last week. Like me, she thinks people should be made aware that many who "recover" from the virus are left with life-long health issues. The virus attacks organs--lungs, kidneys, heart, and so on. It causes strokes in some, and these poor folk include the young as well as the elderly, and those in between. Covid-19 is a monster virus and should never be taken lightly. Recovery rates are not telling the whole story. By the way, I know five people who have recovered from the virus--two in another country, and three in different states. Two of them (one in his forties another in his fifties) have been left with permanent lung damage. Another female still has respiratory problems. She is in her forties. Please listen to the scientists and doctors. Stay safe! As the head of the CDP would say, this is not being an alarmist; it is being realistic.
  2. I wish media would talk more about how many of the patients who "recover" from the virus are left with life-long health problems. Where I live there is a surge of cases and deaths because action was late and re-opening was too early. It seems that profit always wins over people. The economy cannot recover unless we are able to manage efficiently and nationally this monster virus. The countries who are dealing best with the crisis, had a national strategy and residents who cared about each other. I am not surprised that the USA is a banned country. It is chaotic at present with very mixed messages and misinformation.
  3. I so agree. When I think of all the sacrifices that were made in just and unjust wars in the 20th Century, the whining about mask wearing is so trivial. What has happened to people when they cannot make the simple "sacrifice" of wearing a mask for the good of all?
  4. I am tired of hearing people complain about losing their freedom by wearing a mask. Please, with any freedom comes responsibility. Be responsible, we are each others keeper.
  5. Have many friends in Britain, one of whom is a surgeon. The number of deaths there are the highest in Europe. The state in which I live is seeing a surge in cases and deaths almost one month after the governor started to open up non-essential businesses. Yes ! There is confusion, therefore all the more reason to be cautious.
  6. I am glad that you use several sources when making a decision. I do not think people are stupid--some obviously--however, I do think there is a part of our population, including some leaders, who think they know better than our scientists and doctors. Also, I am thankful for the many journalists and people on the front line who are putting their lives at risk to help save us from ourselves.
  7. I am concerned that "Nationalism" is rearing its ugly head. When it has done so before, historically the results were horrific--think Hitler and WWII. Whether we like it or not, planet earth, through travel and the internet, has shrunk. We rely on the cooperation of other countries, particularly those who have been our allies in the past. No country (human) is an island.
  8. Have many friends in Britain, one of whom is a surgeon. The number of deaths there are the highest in Europe. The state in which I live is seeing a surge in cases and deaths almost one month after the governor started to open up non-essential businesses. Yes ! There is confusion, therefore all the more reason to be cautious.
  9. I agree! Also, Florida as a state has not been pro-active in dealing with this pandemic. I feel sorry for its residents, but knowing the state was very late to recognize a pandemic makes me think that its leadership should show some mercy. After all, when any state lags behind clear warnings, they actually put us all in danger. Just think of all the spring breakers on their beaches who carried the virus home with them. Man-Up Florida's Governor, and show you care about people more than profit.
  10. I just hope that on March 27, you have "eyes that perceive." I think your watching and waiting should be over by now,
  11. I wonder about ABC, too. They just came out with another poll, not related to the virus, and had polled only 547 people. I happen to think that such polling is rubbish.
  12. Oh, dear! I know people who are wealthy and shop at Walmart. In fact, I would guess that people in Walmart are very diverse. I just do not like to read such stereotyping. Did you write about supposedly "right people" and "freaks" because you simply wanted to provoke others?
  13. What if some of the small, isolated communities in Alaska would not welcome masses of cruisers? Their health may mean more to them that their economy.
  14. If communication can fail, it will! When I wrote that folk from the UK and Ireland were "exempt," I meant they were not yet a part of the travel ban that has been put on citizens of at least 26 other countries. I know that American citizens can still try to get back here from other countries. I just do not understand why UK and Irish citizens can still travel here when the corona virus is spreading in their countries. Forget the Schengen Zone. I am referring to the spread of the virus that can happen from any country affected, and that includes the UK and Ireland. I am still baffled when so many Brits and Irish travel to other countries so much, including those in the Schengen zone. Remember it can take almost two weeks for the virus to show up in an individual. Still baffled.
  15. hlitner was correct in mentioning the UK exemption. It does not make a lot of sense. I know many Brits, and I watch BBC news. Despite preparing well before the United States for this new virus (testing kits, urging people with mild symptoms to stay away from family practitioners and hospitals, and telling others to phone a hotline to be given instructions) there has been an upsurge of new cases. Brits love to travel, and are continuing to take cruises and flights seeking the sun. Hence, there are apparently more cases of the virus in the UK than in some of the banned countries. The fact that the UK is not included in the ban has a slight "smell" to me.
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