so should i be buying more emergency supplies in case a quarantine happens? i am trying to stay informed of what's happening, but i also don't want to blow $200 just for nothing to happen. i will eventually use everything that i buy, but i don't want to go overboard.
I’m thinking more of: suppose you get diagnosed. Do your roommates have the right to know? Can you get kicked out? Do I have the right to know if my roommate has it? Is it my landlord’s responsibility to provide alternative housing? Etc
My roommate and I have taken a policy of communicating anything we know re: potential exposure, because more than likely if one of us gets it the other will too. Our plan is to just hang out and watch TV and I'm going to bake.
We're not there yet but I'm sure it's on the drawing board and discussion. Debts are owed all over, what do we do if the economy slows down/people can't or don't go to work. This goes from tenants, landlords, business owners, retail, etc.
How about we stop encouraging the use of unconstitutional force on fellow citizens? Unfortunately this is part of the risk living in a large city. You are free to self quarantine to keep safe if you wish.
Let's not justify police states
It’s silly to try to shut everything down now, imo. It’s clearly already too late. Due to the nature of how people get tested, the numbers are severely underreported and there’s definitely already enough cases in the city that a large breakout is all but inevitable
Call this an unpopular opinion, but I think it should be the at-risk populations who stay home and everything else should go on as normal. There’s not that many of them and theres going to be a lot of mild/moderately sick people who shouldn’t necessarily be treated like they’re Ebola cases
there's no holding it back, whatever we do or don't do, we are already fucked.
take for an example:
people gotta work and get paid, bosses gotta be scumbags and be cheap. that is why you are gonna see people going to do what they have to do. if they have to lie to say oh i wasn't in italy, i just came back from madagascar right before they closed their ports, just to come in to work and get paid vs. the boss telling them you are gonna sit 2 weeks no pay, fuck that. whatever small cases we have now gonna explode soon.
Given how contagious this seems to be and the fact that they are only testing people who show up in the hospital in serious condition it’s already too late.
EDIT: even you are sick and are not in a high risk group, you run the risk of killing a lot people by not voluntarily quarantining.
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"Flu" is just a generic word for respiratory virus. It's also SARS, gives a good chunk of patients pneumonia, and has the potential to do like term damage to the body. People should take this seriously.
Get some Lysol disinfectant spray, it may be excessive but our magical city can be so gross sometimes it makes me feel a little better to spray my work bag and my coat down when I get home from a crowded subway
I was going to say it was very unlikely..HOWEVER,
According to the WHO, a study done on a similar corona virus, it was observed that the virus could stay on metal, glass & plastic for up to 9 days.
It's important to note that temperature, lack of UV exposure and humidity is what determines the virus' survival. So if your clothes are exposed and you leave them in your room, in a dark closet, with high humidity, I think that would not be a wise idea.
Not dumb at all, I wondered this too myself. The fibrous nature of the material somewhat hinders the spread of the virus, and also without cells to colonize it dies off eventually at a faster rate than versus its rate of spread on smooth non-porous material like plastic and metal surfaces, from everything's I've read.
I don't take mass transit or interact with people much anyway but still change my clothes and give 'em a once over with Lysol if I've been anywhere crowded. Do the same with my wife's coat and clothes when she's home.
Most viruses will eventually become inactive, ie "die", within a few hours. There are certain types that are stable though, meaning they last forever / for years just dormant.
I couldn't really find any resources on which is which for covid-19 but this virus is presumably similar to the flu and the flu is not a stable virus that can survive outside of its hosts, it dies / deactivates within a few hours of being exposed to the air. Don't quote me on it though.
Frustrating because I read somewhere it was up to 9 days on certain surfaces and now googling the hell out of it doesn't give me any answers. I may have heard the 9 hour figure from a BC coastal health press release. It's definitely not as low as a few hours, because that's for the flu, I am sure about this.
It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
i dont understand how the fuck labs can still not figure this out given how many sick people there are in the world now. its been a *long fucking time* since it began and now that 1st world countries are experiencing it, how in the hell can a lab not get a sample to figure out the details of at *least* how long this fucking thing lasts before it dies and then report it to the WHO??
According to the time line in NYTimes, it kinda started Dec 31
Also guessing biology and germs are hard to tell, since it is kinda a living thing that might change due to situation.
I work at a public health school and someone asked a similar question about gloves when you’re holding onto a subway pole. The real answer is, they don’t know for sure how long it lingers on surfaces. Chances are you’re fine. If you touch a wet, slimy subway pole that someone sneezed on and then touched your face, that’s a different story.
A man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s were hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus, New York City officials said on Thursday morning. That brings the number of confirmed to 13.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the two cases were New York City’s third and fourth positive results since the city began testing earlier this week.
Mr. de Blasio did not say how the two new patients, who are in intensive care units in Manhattan and Brooklyn hospitals, became infected. Neither traveled to an area where the disease is spreading, nor had a connection to people who tested positive for the disease, he said.
“City disease detectives are tracing close contacts of both individuals and will ensure they are appropriately isolated and tested immediately,” [Mr. de Blasio wrote on Twitter.] A spokeswoman for the mayor, Avery Cohen, said the two new cases came in overnight.
“Of the tests we’ve completed, 25 have come back negative so far,” the mayor said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
The [first confirmed case] in New York — a 39-year-old woman who contracted the disease while visiting Iran — was announced by state officials on Sunday.