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  • Apple Park employees told to shelter in place as San Francisco enacts coronavirus lockdown...

    ITGUYINSD said:
    If you take the time to look at the 2018-2019 flu season statistics, you'd see that in CA, we had 30-50 flu-related deaths PER WEEK!  Why didn't we "lockdown" then?  Is the media blowing this out of proportion?  I saw during the 2018-2019 flu season that in the US, 80,000 people died!  Did we shutter businesses, stop travel, and basically turn everyones life upside down?  Did financial markets collapse?  

    It's amazing that in past years, all the flu-related deaths we had, and nothing changed in our day-to-day lives except taking precautions and washing your hands.

    Yet now, the numbers are much lower with COVID-19 and look what we're doing.  I'm trying to make sense of it.


    Seattle is already being inundated by a wave of very ill COVID-19 patients. They only have 12 ECMO (extracorporal membrane Oxygenation ) machines in the city that are being used as a last ditch effort to save those that are not improving while on a ventilator. Because of this, they're already triaging patients to expectant if they're over the age of 45 or have a BMI of greater than 25. COVID-19 is more infectious than the seasonal influenza and has a mortality estimated to be about 10 times that of seasonal influenza. There's also not enough critical care physicians, nurses, masks, and gowns available to adequately treat all of the numbers of sick patients that are coming in. This is a repeat of what is happening in Italy and the US is about 17 days behind where Italy currently is. 
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  • Government agency issues warning over 'exploding' Samsung washing machines

     At least the Galaxy Note 7 is good for this.
    starwarsbaconstang