The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

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Heart damage found in coronavirus patients months after recovering from COVID-19, study says
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...njury-months-after-recovery-study/5536249002/

The first study included 100 patients..........

Researchers looked at cardiac magnetic resonance imaging taken nearly two and a half months after they were diagnosed and compared them with images from people who never had COVID-19. The study found heart abnormalities in 78 patients, with 60 of those patients showing signs of inflammation in the heart muscle from the virus.
 

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Birx warns US is 'in a new phase' of coronavirus pandemic with more widespread cases

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/02/politics/birx-coronavirus-new-phase-cnntv/index.html


Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday said the US is in a new phase in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the deadly virus is more widespread than when it first took hold in the US earlier this year.

"This epidemic right now is different and it's more widespread and it's both rural and urban,"

..............US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, projects more than 173,000 American deaths by August 22, and former US Food and Drug Administrator Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned on CNBC last month that the coronavirus death toll could double to 300,000 deaths by the end of the year, if the country doesn't change its trajectory.

"It's not super spreading individuals, it's super spreading events and we need to stop those. We definitely need to take more precautions," Birx
 

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The Sturgis motorcycle rally is still on.

An estimated 250,000 are expected to attend over a 10 day period.
These are people that travel from all parts of the US to the event, and then go home.

This is exactly what Birx and Fauci warned about.
 

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Taking this with a grain of salt that the guy did do everything right, but if he did, then it shows that everyone needs to do their part. Humans are resistant to change, especially if it affects their day to day, but this is not a time to be be resisting.
 
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I'd like to keep this thread as a chronicle of events and projections, how to address avoidance and how to react if infected.......not a 'scare' or 'hopeless' scenario.

Coronavirus is spreading.

Some current events:

US prepares for possible coronavirus pandemic, WHO officials say Iran outbreak 'worrisome'
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/coronavirus-latest-updates-outbreak.html




I usually shop in the early morning hours during the flu season to avoid crowds.
I am up to date on my flu and pneumonia shots, while they don't address coronavirus, I suspect it helps in avoiding complications with them.


( you all stay well )

Edited by Adminstrator Cookiegal with approval from the thread starter to include a link to the Johns Hopkins University's interractive map which is constantly updated to show the current statistics around the world:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Second edit to add link exclusive to the U.S.:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map
Hi Johnny, The very time when the virus arrived in my county, I did panic and had nightmares about the virus. I could not slow my heart rate because I am a germaphobe and my husband has Coronary Artery Disease and if my husband is exposed he could die from it according to Mayo Clinic Website. As time passed I was able to get used to the fact that the pandemic exist in the county that my husband and I reside and the heart race subsided and the nightmares ceased. People are afraid of the unknown or the uncertainty of the unknown nature of such events and it's quite understandable because fear is what protects us from harm. I believe that a little fear is good for us for as strange as this sounds. When a person fears a potential danger they tend to do whatever it takes to avoid a potential direct threat that leads to safety in a majority of cases and may be less susceptible to the many dangers of society. On the other hand we may not be able to mitigate a direct threat no matter how fearful we tend to be so fear may not always work as anticipated.

My husband and I managed to escape the virus for this reason and my husband is alive and well. I would be lost without my husband and would probably not feel the same without him. I am grateful and thank god every day for such a wonderful man who is good to me. I can experience joyful moments and laughter. My husband helped to build a strong foundation that enables me to conquer anything life throws at me.

There is a new direct threat that I must address. For the first time the outbreak is extremely close within the community and is now posing a new direct threat to my husband and I. I believe our entire community may have been exposed to Covid-19. I am not used to the virus attacking someone so close to home. Our landowner has not been outside as usual to take care of the land and has not collected rent for the land. I knew something wasn't right so my husband and I decided to check on our landowner by calling. Our landowner indicated that he is sick. Every single land renter has interacted with our landowner in some manner. Now my heart is fluttering once again! Our landowner is now self quarantining and is asking residents to drop off the rent outside on the picnic table while making a receipt.

I noticed neighbors here in the sub rural area interacting with no masks and collaborating as a team to assist our sick landowner, including the landowner's family who lives in the home next to us! Based on my observations, I heard my neighbor coughing excessively to assist another neighbor who was rushed to the hospital within the 14 day incubation period.

Here is a scenario that shows just how quickly this virus can spread and it only takes one person to spread it globally. A person can spread the virus while asymptomatic (Without Symptoms) That one person in China did just that! I am using different names for the scenario.

Lets say Terry visits our landowner Jake who was exposed to Covid-19 but doesn't know it yet, with no mask because Terry feels healthy and does not feel sick. Terry visits Jake to make Landowners rental arrangements. Terry thinks she does not pose a threat to anyone so she interacts with no mask or social distancing. Jake unknowingly exposes Terry to the virus because he feels healthy and is in the incubation period. Terry than leaves and exposes her family to the virus. Now Terry's husband and children are exposed. Terry than visits Jake the landowners family next door to my husband and I with no mask and are within close contact. Sally next door gives Terry a hug because both do not feel sick or think they can spread the virus. Terry just unknowingly transmitted the virus to Sally. Sally interacts with her husband and children. Now Sally's entire family is infected and does not know. Sally realizes she forgot the sugar while shopping and visits another neighbor below me named Lucy to borrow a cup of sugar. Lucy is glad she can help and now Lucy is infected with Covid-19 and spreads it to her husband Dan. Jake our landowner contacts his family by phone to indicate he is sick and would like for them to call our other neighbor Adam across the street to assist with lawn care and other types of work. Adam is working closely with Jake the landowners family to complete yard work with no mask or social distancing. Adam was exposed to the virus and unknowingly transmits the virus to his mother Sara. Sara decides to have a large gathering and infects her entire family and friends. Adam visits my husband and I to borrow some bee spray. My husband opens the door widely and briefly speaks to Adam at the door with a mask on but Adam is not wearing a mask and coughs at our front door before answering. Adam just thinks it's Allergies and mistakes covid-19 for allergy symptoms and unknowingly transmits the virus to my husband and my husband exposes me. All of these events can occur in less than a week. This shows just how quickly a virus can spread within the community if society does not adhere to the CDC recommended guidelines!
 

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This shows just how quickly a virus can spread within the community if society does not adhere to the CDC recommended guidelines!
Indeed.
One of my concerns is that too many people aren't taking the pandemic as seriously as they should.
There are carriers that are obviously ill and there are carriers that show none to little effects. I suspect there are many that never know, until testing, that they've been infected.
Everyone needs to be cautious and heed the advice of recognized health officials.
That and common sense goes a long way to staying healthy.

Best to you and your husband.
 
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Indeed.
One of my concerns is that too many people aren't taking the pandemic as seriously as they should.
There are carriers that are obviously ill and there are carriers that show none to little effects. I suspect there are many that never know, until testing, that they've been infected.
Everyone needs to be cautious and heed the advice of recognized health officials.
That and common sense goes a long way to staying healthy.

Best to you and your husband.
Most certainly Johnny. Now I am unable to sleep. Thank you for your concerns.
 

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If I were a renter (well I was a long, long time ago) at the beginning of the pandemic I would have given my landlord a series of post-dated cheques rather than having him visit me or me him every month. I actually did that when I was renting anyway just because it was more convenient.

Also, if someone comes knocking at my door and doesn't have a mask on I don't answer, instead I open a nearby window and we talk with the glass between us (they are windows that crank open but the same can be done with sliding windows, you just have to open it enough to be able to hear each other.

We all know that there are many covidiots out there who are not doing what they should be doing so we need to limit our contact with them as much as possible.

Tina, if you're that worried you and your husband could get tested so you don't agonize while waiting the 14 days to find out if you contracted it or not.
 
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If I were a renter (well I was a long, long time ago) at the beginning of the pandemic I would have given my landlord a series of post-dated cheques rather than having him visit me or me him every month. I actually did that when I was renting anyway just because it was more convenient.

Also, if someone comes knocking at my door and doesn't have a mask on I don't answer, instead I open a nearby window and we talk with the glass between us (they are windows that crank open but the same can be done with sliding windows, you just have to open it enough to be able to hear each other.

We all know that there are many covidiots out there who are not doing what they should be doing so we need to limit our contact with them as much as possible.

Tina, if you're that worried you and your husband could get tested so you don't agonize while waiting the 14 days to find out if you contracted it or not.
Karen, the problem is my husband is very stubborn and refuses to adhere to my advice. I begged him not to open the door and he opened the door wide and I think it was out of spite. We own our own home but we are renting the piece of land that our home sits on.

In addition to this post, My husband is relying too much on the mask to compensate for social distancing and the Mayo Clinic Health Site clearly states, "Don't use your mask to compensate for social distancing." I highlighted the statement and sent it directly to my husband. I have this same issue with my mom. She thinks the mask is 100% foul proof. I explained that the virus can penetrate the mask. The mask will not protect you from the virus. The mask only protects others from the virus not you. Small droplets of saliva can land on another person's face while speaking and potentially infect others through their unprotected eyes. My husband is required to wear a face shield at work in addition to the goggles and mask. It is similar to hazmat helmets which offers the very best protection against the virus as long as proper procedures are followed by the recommended Health Department. So far no one at the plant contracted the virus because my husband uses Allpet DT to disinfect everything that the virus may come in contact with.

At one point my husband stood outside of a tackle bait store that sells fishing lures and people just poured out of the place with no masks and I hollard for my husband to back away but he refused to listen! I am that worried but visiting the testing site can cause him to get infected if he is not already infected. The virus is spreading at local clinics and the hospital. My husband and I do not visit the hospital or any clinic unless it is a dire emergency. We refuse to get exposed!
 
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my husband is very stubborn and refuses to adhere to my advice.
Unfortunately you can't protect people from themselves. :(
visiting the testing site can cause him to get infected if he is not already infected
I agree if you have to wait in line but if they are the ones where they come to your car there is a lot less risk. However, I'd just wait the 14 days. Generally, by day 5 the symptoms start showing up so if you get beyond that the chances are very good that everything will be fine.
 

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