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I felt compelled to share this as it’s been the most competent and apolitical position I’ve read in weeks.

 

I am NOT looking to stir up drama or create issues with this. If the moderators deem this off limits for the potential of debate then please remove the post.

 

It is worth the read and I hope that if you have not yet read it, please read then share.

 

 

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

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Wow...that's a LONG read!  Thank you for sharing, and I won't say I disagree with what this article is saying, but I will say that there are many differing opinions out there, and I'm not familiar with Tomas Pueyo...is he a doctor or an expert on infectious diseases, or just a journalist?  Here is another article to check out:

 https://talbotspy.org/letter-from-toronto-an-infectious-diseases-specialist-reflects-on-corvid-19/ 

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And when in doubt, grab the clubs and go play golf! 

That’s been my main worry: they’ll shutdown the pro shops!!! [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]


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Great time to take golf dream vacation. Who's with me??

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I am at the epicenter of the outbreak here in the US (Seattle area). Lot's of stuff getting shutdown here. Hopefully my club stays open.

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6 hours ago, PMookie said:


That’s been my main worry: they’ll shutdown the pro shops!!! emoji23.pngemoji23.pngemoji23.png


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Don't even joke about that.  Golf course closures would start rioting down here in AZ 😆.

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Don't even joke about that.  Golf course closures would start rioting down here in AZ [emoji38].

I only have the one here, so I’m gonna be in a MAJOR bind if they close it down!


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Too many people are being apathetic towards this. I'm probably one of the most apathetic people you could ever meet, but this is something that I take seriously. Look, the reality is that I have a decent chance to survive if I caught it, but that's not the issue here. The issue is people in my age group, with healthy immune systems, infecting those who are immune-compromised. Unfortunately as a society we don't think about others as much as we should, even our own families. How could you live with yourself if you infected a sick relative, and they didn't make it to recovery? My FIL is currently going through chemo for a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I'm absolutely terrified of getting him sick, and I wish more people were scared to get others sick -- even random strangers.
 


Spoken like a gentleman. Time to trust science and treat this with the respect it deserves.

Best to your FIL and your immediate family [emoji4]
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3 hours ago, bens197 said:

 


Spoken like a gentleman. Time to trust science and treat this with the respect it deserves.

Best to your FIL and your immediate family emoji4.png

 

Appreciate it! We're definitely doing everything we can, within reason of course. I'm not going to be a slave to the virus, but I'm trying to not be irresponsible either. I'm just going forward and telling people not to be the Rudy Gobert of their group of friends. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes! For all of those who don't get the reference, he's the NBA player who contracted COVID-19 and was doing this prior to his positive test result:

 

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8 hours ago, yungkory said:

Too many people are being apathetic towards this. I'm probably one of the most apathetic people you could ever meet, but this is something that I take seriously. Look, the reality is that I have a decent chance to survive if I caught it, but that's not the issue here. The issue is people in my age group, with healthy immune systems, infecting those who are immune-compromised. Unfortunately as a society we don't think about others as much as we should, even our own families. How could you live with yourself if you infected a sick relative, and they didn't make it to recovery? My FIL is currently going through chemo for a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I'm absolutely terrified of getting him sick, and I wish more people were scared to get others sick -- even random strangers.

 

Excellent post. I've spent the last 2 days contacting hotels, bus companies, airlines, etc. to cancel all of the travel plans for our school's color guards and percussion groups since the rest of their season, including world championships in Ohio, has been cancelled. It stinks for the kids, especially the seniors, but it's the right thing to do. The mortality rate of this virus is much, much higher than something like the flu, and given how long it can live outside (and inside) the body, it makes zero sense to expose people to it. 

My father just had pneumonia and was in the hospital for over a week. I have been terrified, like you, of him catching it from someone at work or, god forbid, a family member like me. Given how little is still available to truly combat this, drastic steps need to be taken. 

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10 hours ago, yungkory said:

Too many people are being apathetic towards this. I'm probably one of the most apathetic people you could ever meet, but this is something that I take seriously. Look, the reality is that I have a decent chance to survive if I caught it, but that's not the issue here. The issue is people in my age group, with healthy immune systems, infecting those who are immune-compromised. Unfortunately as a society we don't think about others as much as we should, even our own families. How could you live with yourself if you infected a sick relative, and they didn't make it to recovery? My FIL is currently going through chemo for a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I'm absolutely terrified of getting him sick, and I wish more people were scared to get others sick -- even random strangers.

 

Thoughts and prayers for your FIL.  I'm in the same boat as my dad just started chemo this week.  I've checked on my parents and let them know if they needed anything that I would drive out and get it for them to minimize their interaction with the general public.  They are only an hour away but I'd still do it if they were a couple of hours away too.  

15 hours ago, THEZIPR23 said:

Great time to take golf dream vacation. Who's with me??

Ahahaha. Actually talked to the wife about a road trip to the beach or even somewhere warmer like FL for a week since my kids are now "off" from school until the end of the month here in Maryland and both my wife and I are now teleworking until further notice...

 

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10 hours ago, yungkory said:

Too many people are being apathetic towards this. I'm probably one of the most apathetic people you could ever meet, but this is something that I take seriously. Look, the reality is that I have a decent chance to survive if I caught it, but that's not the issue here. The issue is people in my age group, with healthy immune systems, infecting those who are immune-compromised. Unfortunately as a society we don't think about others as much as we should, even our own families. How could you live with yourself if you infected a sick relative, and they didn't make it to recovery? My FIL is currently going through chemo for a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I'm absolutely terrified of getting him sick, and I wish more people were scared to get others sick -- even random strangers.

 

I don't agree with your opening statement but do with the rest of your comments.  What is concerning to me is the source of the article and the credentials backing it up. Particularly in situations such as this, I rely on data from key sources (CDC, ECDC, WHO, etc.).  Looking at the graph/trend lines in the lower right corner tells a completely different story.

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It is kind of a bummer that everything is getting cancelled. Typically when bad times happen we have the outlet of sports as a stress relief. Now, we don't even have that. 

 

AND IT KEEPS SNOWING SO I CANT PLAY GOLF!!!!!!!!!!!

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