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Health & Fitness / Re: coronavirus
« Last post by irvinehomeowner on Today at 07:15:10 PM »
Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes:

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-28-abbott-covid-19-lab-in-box-test-fda.html

Dyson designs new ventilator device in 10 days:

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-27-dyson-manufacturing-ventilators-covid-19.html

This is how to put technology to use.

Hopefully our big brain people can figure out an anti-viral or vaccine.
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Health & Fitness / Re: coronavirus
« Last post by Cornflakes on Today at 06:35:17 PM »
One positive side effect of lockdown...

My family is spread all over the country and the world. This morning, the timing was so perfect and everyone was home, we all got Google Duo installed and did 10-way video call. Got to see all aunts, uncles, kids...at once. It was like virtual thanksgiving.
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Health & Fitness / Re: coronavirus
« Last post by Cornflakes on Today at 06:31:54 PM »
Are people who recovered from COVID-19 done with it once and for all? Do they run the risk of catching it again? Do they spread after recovery?
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Health & Fitness / Re: coronavirus
« Last post by iacrenter on Today at 06:27:51 PM »
 A very rough / anecdotal estimate would be 50%. So half of people can be sent home with minimal to no workup (probably didn't need to come in). The other half deserve further investigation into their respiratory complaint.

You can't clinically tell the difference between flu or COVID or some other virus. I have to assume at this point if you come in with cold/flu symptoms it's COVID until proven otherwise. Unfortunately I don't have enough tests to know for sure.


Thanks IAC. Very helpful.

One last question - probably too hard to answer but any insight would be helpful.

What % of those that show up to ER with Covid-19 symptoms actually should have just stayed home because their symptoms did not actually require an ER visit?

I’m guessing there is a decent % because of the fear factor of having a new virus?

The real answer is we do not know. It's not something we track or can track unless we test everyone.

We are seeing panic induced calls and emails just based on the volume. But, is there panic at the ER level, I'd say no (or not yet)

Unfortunately, that can change very quickly as we're seeing in NY
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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by daedalus on Today at 05:59:50 PM »
Everything mentioned here plus drycleaning costs. I have been in my PJs/workout attire for past 14 days. Wash Dry Repeat.

Other way to look at it, those are all the small businesses that must be suffering badly.
;D  I didn't want to be the first to admit to staying in PJs all day.

I am trying to stick to a resolution to support my 2 favorite independent restaurants.  Other than a routine Chipotle splurge (now on hiatus), we eat out probably less than once a month on average.  But I told myself I need to step up and support my 2 fav places.  Went to 1 a couple weeks ago, and called the other 1 last night for dinner...no answer.  I will ride by there on my bike in a bit, but I fear the worst for them.  And they're such nice people.
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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by Cornflakes on Today at 05:07:22 PM »
Everything mentioned here plus drycleaning costs. I have been in my PJs/workout attire for past 14 days. Wash Dry Repeat.

Other way to look at it, those are all the small businesses that must be suffering badly.
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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by qwerty on Today at 04:12:16 PM »
I was just telling my wife about this the other day.

We are saving more per month

+2200 on school/after school care
+300 for gas
+300 for house cleaning - although I think I’m going to pay our cleaning ladies 50% for each missed visit to help them out.
+300 other kids activities

So that is about 3100/month we will save. Food is about the same. My wife is shopping less because she can’t go the south coast or the spectrum.

Both of our jobs should be safe but you never know in these times.
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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by daedalus on Today at 03:24:04 PM »
Is anyone here spending more money or even the same money because of this?  Regardless of whether your job is secure:

Can't go out to eat
Can't to go movies
Can't go to theme parks
Can't go on vacations
Can't go to the gym
Can't go to school or daycare
Can't host birthday parties or other social gatherings
Less need to buy a new car or other forms of transportation, and related costs (fuel, service)

Personally my family is saving over $2000/month just on monthly recurring expenses for our daughter (daycare, gym, dance, karate).  I don't think I've driven even 5 miles in the past week+.  We used to go to Costco weekly to stock up on groceries, which is essential, but I would also buy a lot of other stuff while there. 

The only thing I think we'll be spending more on is groceries, as we are looking to start home deliveries from Amazon, Costco and others.  But that's a small amount relative to what we'll be saving.

I imagine a lot of people are in the same boat, even with the same paycheck.  Then add in the millions who have been laid off or are at risk of losing their jobs.  How is consumption not going to drop by trillions per year?  Depression, indeed. 

Also, this looks to further drive income inequality.
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Health & Fitness / Re: coronavirus
« Last post by Cornflakes on Today at 02:47:45 PM »
For the folks in healthcare (kenkoko/cornflakes/others)

Are the People going to ERs/hospitals there because they actually have emergencies related to covid19? Or are they there because they are exhibiting symptoms of covid-19?

From what I’ve read you should only go to an ER if you have shortness of breath or perhaps a fever that has not gone away after three days. Do all of the folks going to the ER actually need the ER? 

I guess the question is: is the healthcare system being overwhelmed just by covid19 related necessary visits to the ER/hospital? Or is it being bogged down by those who are experiencing the milder-type systems?

I am in the healthcare industry, but an office worker in a medical device company. Don't know much about what goes into hospitals but as a device maker I know that we are producing as much as we can because of spiked demand and constantly attempting to boost morale for our production workers as they are making sacrifices by showing up to work every day and fighting the COVID-19 fight from behind the scenes.
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Around Town / Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Last post by eyephone on Today at 01:42:17 PM »
From what I’ve read though, the choices are somewhat limited. Ralph’s, vons, etc need to start using it

There are various videos on YouTube regarding Amazon Go. 
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