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Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by Glendazumba, Mar 20, 2020.

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  1. hansie

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    The Philippines is in good company where it comes to a backlog in test result evaluations in particular or mass testing in general: The mighty US of A is so far behind the power curve it's pathetic and also in (the so-called) 1st world countries in Europe this issue is not addressed swiftly and adequately. Bashing people because they do not comply with the 'keep your distance' rules is easy, but remember that the Australian Government recently decided that Bondie Beach was to be closed immediately, just because of that, and that in the US groups of youngsters still 'celebrate' Spring Break. As far as the Philippine Health system is concerned, I have nothing but good to say about that. Spend time at Silliman last year and later 2 times at Ace Hospital and had excellent treatment. Very good doctor and top quality service by Rescue One ambulances.
     
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    And the amount of ignorance in this crisis is truly worrying.

    Our main hope is the isolation we have on whichever island we live and our own willingness to do what we can IN SPITE OF what we read.

    And, to be perfectly frank, I do read many things on this forum which are plain wrong advice or mislead people into doing things that are not the best way. But everyone is entitled to read what they choose, take what parts of advice they wish and behave as they desire. We would be foolish to expect people to think about the community.

    The main point is that we as individuals have to do what is best for us and those we wish to protect and ignore how others behave.
     
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    I have heard several times foreigners say this is some conspiracy theory and is not a real thing. Some nonsense about a liberal conspiracy to make Trump look bad and tank the economy to win an election.

    Hey! Anyone in the US can be tested for the virus. You just need to be someone famous and/or have $3,500+ at your disposal while likely being laid off from your job. If you aren't famous or have money, well, screw you, you are just a failed American who p*ssed away your freedum.

    But honestly, they don't have much to worry about...so long as they don't give a crap about spreading it to their parents or grandparents. It's not something that healthy younger people have to worry about. And after all this "millennial"/"gen z" are a garbage generation crap can you really blame them? If they have family that say and think the same thing about them can you really blame them for not giving a crap? What's the worse that can happen? Cheaper housing and early inheritances? :troll:
     
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    I most certainly agree with you on all points. That is why I wear a mask in public. It can be very discomforting but comfort is of secondary importance to good health.
     
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    Yes - people tend to regret things when it is too late.

    So perhaps an elderly person will regret not wearing a mask and so dying, or may say "Well, my time was up. I've had a long and good life" but if they watch their younger wife dying, how do they find justification.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Gov't BS! Even if she's on the pill, use a condom. Twice the protection. How could anyone trust any Gov't that would make that statement anyway? It was even more funny watching the media interview medical staff trying to come up with reasons why it's dangerous to wear a mask.

    https://news.yahoo.com/more-americans-probably-wear-masks-141420450.html
     
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    Thanks - but this really is the strangest Covid-19 protection advice I have been given. Yes, she is on the pill - but I struggle to get the condom over my head.
     
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    I haven't heard anyone say it was just nonsense yet. I have heard many say its highly over exaggerated by US media and others are following based on that. Even actual WHO experts as well as very well established virologists and doctors have said that measures are needed but its been wildly over exaggerated by the media for ratings and politicians for power but these people aren't the ones mainstream media pays attention to. With all of this it does indeed make sense to think that this is massively over-exaggerated for the purpose of trying to harm Trump's re-election as he appeared to be a shoe in right before it as well as how the impeachment utterly failed. Trump has done far more on this issue in 3 months while Obama did virtually nothing for 6 months with H1N1. The media attack Trump for changes he made but the media ignores how the Obama admin depleted the national stockpile of healthcare masks especially n95 masks with H1N1 by using far more then half of the stockpile but in 5 years of being told they needed to restock Obama never ordered the restocking which he could have done. So yes, I would have to say *Yes*, the media, the left, and the globalists are using this agenda to try and destroy Trump which is failing by false claims, fear mongering, and falsely demonizing Trump.

    On the original topic of no cases and no testing here though. In Dumaguete 2 from Bindoy of PUI recently died but their tests came back negative so they died of other causes. Further I forget it it was 7 or 9 as don't have the article on hand today had tests from a week ago finally come back and clear them of the coronavirus of those currently in Dumaguete as well. But yes, a major problem is the lack of testing and recently the government threw out 40% of tests from China found to be faulty.
     
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