Originally posted on 3/2/20.
* CORONAVIRUS OVEREACTION?
Thousands die in America from the flu every year and no one cares.
This is just the CNNs of the world blowing things out of proportion.
Its like all of the phony baloney hurricane warnings Florida gets. People run and buy all kinds of crap and the storm never hits.
For sure, some people in America are going to get sick and maybe a few will die but trust me there is no need for the stock market to literally collapse and for others to be buying water, bleach and other crap. The US has plenty of medicines etc to take care of everyone.
Just turn off your tvs.
Making a mountain out of a molehill. Definitely will hit a few Americans but nothing that makes all of the media go nuts over.
The media is trying to panic the American public. For crying out loud, all stock gains of 2019 were lost last week. It’s a minor situation which the media has latched onto.
Guaranteed in a month or so everyone will have forgotten all about this overblown situation. No question something is going on but it’s going to prove to be a big old nothing.
64000 people die of the flu every year in the US. Betcha didnt know that.
Media story that’s it.
For us Americans this is a bs story.
For the Chinese and Iranians who are stuck in their 3rd world countries who don’t know how to treat and take care of their people there could be a problem.
The US has the best doctors and facilities in the world. The media is just hyping non start this story to Us population.
I say in 2-3 months tops nobody will remember this story.
There will be some problems but the media has created hysteria. Americans just turn off your tvs and radios.
My wife and I have lived in Boca Raton. We moved here 2 weeks before hurricane Andrew hit. We have been through every hurricane since and each and every time the storm or almost storm didnt come en close to doing the damage that the govt and media predicted. All I know is that each every warning over the years had Walmart, costco and Publix making a fortune selling all kinds of crap that no one even came close to needing.
Look1 This virus will make a few people in the Us sick and maybe another handful will die but the media and govt are making this virus into the next plague. Financial markets are crashing and Costco, walmart and Publix are selling the same crap that will never be needed.
AS others here have mentioned in a few months we will be done with this bogus tale of destruction.
The media is making a big deal over nothing. The flu kills 10,000 in the United States every year. This virus is no different other than literally no one in America has caught it. Just watch, 30 days from now the media will be hyping another bs story.
No one in America has caught it but yet 6 have died from it. WOW
BIG BULLSHIT STORY.
Meanwhile the financial markets are in total turmoil.
This virus is a big nonsensical story.
its over blown until you get it and die then its why didn’t they worn us.
A bit over dramatic don’t you think?
64,000 died last year from the flu in the US. didn’t see panic in the streets back then, did you?
This is a bullshit virus being cooked up beyond belief by the media.
We have a vaccine for thee flu and its something we know about. The new virus spreads faster then the flu and has a higher mortality rate. All the other countries in the world are taking this very serious yet the right wing news (fox) said its overblown because they think it might hurt Trump. Remember when the media made a big deal about a little virus called AIDS? If you recall the President at the time called the coverage overblown and not a big deal and millions have died.
If you’re dead you wouldn’t be asking anyone anything.
I was thinking the same thing. Dead is dead.
We have a vaccine for thee flu and its something we know about. The new virus spreads faster then the flu and has a higher mortality rate. All the other countries in the world are taking this very serious yet the right wing news (fox) said its overblown because they think it might hurt Trump. Remember when the media made a big deal about a little virus called AIDS? If you recall the President at the time called the coverage overblown and not a big deal and millions have died.But dont worry since my first post the number of cases in Florida has tripled and 3 more Americans have died from it.
But whats truly funny is the network the hyped the Ebola virus and covered it every day as a way to blame Obama for something is now saying covering a deadly virus is overblown.
In a couple of weeks this virus story will be just like the wall, Syria, collusion, mueller, impeachment stories that being old news.
Hmm it’s been almost 2 weeks and it’s not going away. Well unless you only watch Fox News then you would not know.
I am so glad you were right I dont hear anything anymore
Sent to me by a doctor friend. Please take from this what you will.
Dear Colleagues, as some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.
The current projections for its expansion in the US are not only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April.
Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.:
1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.
4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:
1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.
Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average – everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.
2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you – it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth – it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.
3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.
4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY “cold-like” symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.
I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT, there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.
Stopped giving out samples.
Total over reaction.
If this was 20. Years ago before computers etc, you wouldn’t even know about this bs. Total media frenzy has wrecked the country.
Yes we would not know about it like we did not know about the Spanish flu and millions would die.
Right now, 2592 US deaths. Sad, but really no big deal.
The media really stirred up hysteria.
The economy crashed and we have a man made disaster.
The US economy has been wiped out.
I would say so.
and 8 days later is was 12000 next week it will be 25000 but like you said as long as its not you its no big deal
Total over reaction like Cuomo asking for 40, 000 ventilators.
For crying out loud, deaths in Fl 307.
Whole Us about 17,000.
US ECONOMY WIPED OUT.
The media got the country panicked.
More people died in 2017-2018, 64000 from the freaking flu.
Our constitutional rights are being trampled on by governors and mayors who are idiots. All of them should retroactively have their salaries taken back and they should be forced to sit in their homes unpaid until a vaccine is found. Guaranteed these assholes would open up everything right away.
Mark my words, if this nonsensical media driven phony lock down continues much longer there will be rioting in the streets of America’s cities streets. Most of the blue state governors are playing a very dangerous game with their populations. I’m not sure what exactly the spark will be that will make people turn to the streets but something will trigger the people to just go crazy on the abusive illogical destruction of a mass media driven made up calamity.
You guys can do the rough math on this one.
Today in Florida 2,000 people have died from the virus. There are 22,000,000 people living in Florida. Do the math, the chance of you dying from the virus is 2,000 divided by 22,000,000.
You have a better chance of winning a $500,000,000 lotto than dying from this bs virus.
OVER REACTION is being kind.
Open everything up and be done with this scam.
I agree with you 1000 percent.
This whole virus thing from Day One all over the US was a mass media fed bullshit story.
In the meantime the US economy has been wrecked, and our constitutional rights have been trampled on..
Do the math, roughly 95,000 dead in US from Virus divided by 350,000,000 Americans tells you that OVER REACTION like you said is being kind.
4000 dead in the towers and we have to limit what we carry on a plane total over reaction.
This guy FALCI is a fraud. A typical bureaucrat who never legitamely earneda dime. Sure it was easy for him to tell you to be locked down because he got paid from the government no matter what while you on the other had lost your business, or salary and are now pressed with no money to pay your bills. There will be more deaths caused by the lock down than were caused by the virus itself.
For you folks who don’t believe that this lock down shit was a disaster lket’s give you the benefit of the doubt and let’s say that instead of only 2,000 Florida deaths there would have been 100,000 deaths, that’s 50 X reality.
Do the math, 100,000 divided by 22,000,000 and your chances of dying would be .0045 percent.
South Florida would not have all the cases we have if the Gov had closed the border to New Yorkers none of them self quarantined.
Id call it over kill.
The economy is dead.
Suspending our religious rights etc.
Open the country up and lock up the governors who violated our constitutional rights.
2000 divided by 22,000,000 should tell you all that you need to know. The odds of you dying from the virus are virtually nil. Unfortunately, the wrecking of the economy here in Florida and the rest of the US will cause far more deaths than the virus did.
Cuomo is a murderer.
Sent people with coronavirus to nursing homes.
Maybe 100,000 will die here in US.
DESTROY THE ECONOMY SO THAT 350,000,000 Americans will suffer sounds like a fair trade. The worst OVERREACTION IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.
Andrew Cuomo should be jailed.
The lock down is more deadly than the virus.
Falci is a war criminal and a fucking moron.
My name is Jeff. I was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1991, I have lived in South Florida and have eaten in so many restaurants down here, that I now consider myself to be a food expert.
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