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    Thatís a great link Bae. Common sense approach.

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    Here is a really dumb question that occurred to me yesterday. I get the idea of quarantine and self quarantine, and they would perhaps close the schools, as they have in China, I guess. In China they are talking about two months with the schools closed.

    So how does that work with respect to the disease process? During this quarantine period, does the disease just dry up and go away, or are you just slowing down how many people get it, and is it still there waiting for when everyone comes out quarantine?

    I know it's a dumb question, but I wonder what the reasoning is-- so they shut down travel to China, for example, and then when do they restart travel to china--is it numbers of new cases, and why how does the time factor impact the disease itself?

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    My kids jobs with the casinos are tourist dependent so they are not sure if they want to renew their lease on their 2 bedroom apartment in June or move to a smaller one. Rob, I know that your job is also tourist dependent. I also read that the last thing you want to do is get a flu shot because it might make matters worse if you get the virus. I didn’t keep the link and there was a medical term for it so might be something to research ahead of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    So how does that work with respect to the disease process? During this quarantine period, does the disease just dry up and go away, or are you just slowing down how many people get it, and is it still there waiting for when everyone comes out quarantine?
    My simple inexpert explanation. Generally, virus cannot survive long outside a living organism. In a given population, like the lock down people in China, there will be people who aren't exposed to the virus, people who have a natural immunity and are resistant to becoming a host for the virus, people who get sick (or possibly with an asymptomatic infection) and their immune system eliminates the virus, or those that die and can no longer be a host for the virus. So eventually there is not enough viral RNA left among the human population to infect people. I can be corrected on that.

    By the way, I'm sure there are corners of the population who still think adversely of the flu shot, but the CDC is doubling down on their recommendations for people to get the shot to avoid unnecessary testing for Coronavirus should they get the flu, and also to reduce the load on a possibly already overloaded medical system if Coronavirus infected people also need medical attention.

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    I also read that the last thing you want to do is get a flu shot because it might make matters worse if you get the virus. I didnít keep the link and there was a medical term for it so might be something to research ahead of time.
    this is NOT the advice that is generally being given, the advice is to GET a flu shot (ok if you are already sick with something (cold, flu, corona virus, whatever) maybe it's not a good idea to get a flu shot WHEN you are sick). But for healthy people the advice is get a flu shot so you have less likelihood to have the flu and think you have corona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I also read that the last thing you want to do is get a flu shot because it might make matters worse if you get the virus. I didn’t keep the link and there was a medical term for it so might be something to research ahead of time.
    That is not the guidance we are receiving from the CDC and from our state health organizations. I'm sticking with their science-based approach.

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    Terry, everything I am seeing says get a flu shot if you have not already.

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    Is anyone changing their day-to-day habits because of the corona? Things are very much business as usual here, even though we get a fair amount of tourists and travelers. So far everyone seems pretty chill, including us. It doesn't feel real yet. The only place I'm feeling it is in the stock market.

    But dh and I did get our flu shots in the fall. Dh is actually working on a compound they have to see if it will work on the coronavirus. He's in non-profit medical research.

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    i'm using those hand wipes at store entrances more often and doubling up on reminding myself to wash hands more often after being out. Also, I've been gradually picked up extra groceries for the pantry, sort of like Bae's reference recommended. I've not felt much urgency for that, but everything will get eaten regardless of any outcomes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geila View Post
    Is anyone changing their day-to-day habits because of the corona?
    I'm working on training myself not to shake hands, and trying to get in the habit of other social distancing practices. (For instance, I'm going to the grocery store here now when I know it's basically empty.)

    We get ~1 million tourists a year here in our community of ~5000 people, so I should probably be better at all this.

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