It's Not "Just The Flu": Here's Why You Definitely Don't Want To Catch COVID-19… – ZeroHedge

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    • #291989
      WillyT
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      Can you imagine being in “blinding pain” for weeks, constantly gasping for air as you feel like you are being suffocated, and screaming for mercy because you are in so much constant torment?  As you will see below, coronavirus survivors are telling us about their hellish ordeals, and they are warning us to do everything that we can to avoid this virus.  Of course they are the lucky ones.  As I detailed in another article, the global death toll has doubled over the past six days, and so far the very high death rate in the United States is extremely alarming.  So those that survive should consider themselves to be very fortunate, but many of those same individuals will be left with permanent lung damage.

      This virus attacks the respiratory system with a ferocity that is shocking doctors, and those that are still attempting to claim that COVID-19 is “just like the flu” need to stop, because they are just making things worse.

      Researchers have found that this virus has an incubation period of up to 24 days, and people can spread it around long before they are showing any symptoms.

      And you don’t even have to encounter someone with the virus to catch it.  According to Bloomberg, new research has discovered that this virus can remain on surfaces “for as many as 17 days”…

      If you are reading this and you still don’t think that COVID-19 is a big deal, please take a moment to consider the following five stories about coronavirus survivors…

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      More: https://www.zerohedge.com/health/its-not-just-flu-heres-why-you-definitely-dont-want-catch-covid-19

       

       

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      WillyT
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      Yanath
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      neglects to tell us whether or not there has been a sudden, dramatic increase in pneumonia deaths anywhere, which is the definitive indicator for how deadly this virus is, no matter how widespread. Screeching about new cases,and graphic descriptions of pneumonia symptoms, are specifically intended to appeal to emotionalism.

      And healthcare workers being in fear, only tells me that they are susceptible to fear-mongering too, just like most other people.

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      jerry611
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      Let’s stick to the facts here…

      80% of the time, the symptoms are “minor” and require no medical assistance. It’s typically a fever, cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. 80% of patients do not progress any worse and recover fully at home.

      20% will require some type of medical help. That may be to treat symptoms or may be to treat other underlying problems the virus is making worse. At least half of these people may require at least some hospitalization.

      4% will require ICU treatment. 2% will need a ventilator or some type of respiratory rescue. And  around 1% will die. (Exact death rate is debatable and varies from location.)

      Of the people who die, 99% are older than 60 or they have underlying medical conditions that are made significantly worse by the virus. People with severe asthma, COPD, and heart disease tend to be especially at high risk. And if you have these diseases and are in the upper age brackets, then this virus starts to become incredibly deadly if you catch it. Now that does not mean that a perfectly healthy 30 year old without any pre-existing conditions can’t end up on a ventilator and near death. That has happened with this virus. But that’s rare. Of the data we have available, a 30-40 year old with no serious underlying conditions only has a 0.2% chance of death.

      Yes, some of these cases are terrifying. But you can find cases of the flu that are terrifying too. I know this isn’t the flu. Coronavirus is 10 times deadlier. BUT, the flu has killed already about 30,000 Americans THIS SEASON. In 2017, the flu killed 80,000 Americans. And we didn’t shutdown the country for that.

      I’m not saying to take it lightly. I’m not saying you shouldnt wash your hands and do things to mitigate the spread of the virus. But don’t run and panic. Keep things in perspective. Chances are according to a lot of experts, most of us are eventually going to catch this virus over the next 1-2 years. A vaccine won’t be here for 18 months. So you are going to have to make a decision of how you want to live your life for the next year and a half. Most of us can’t afford to hide under our beds or stay in our closets. And the country can’t afford to stay shut down forever.

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      xloadiex
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      I’m over 60 and have COPD. My husband is over 60 and has underlying conditions due to cancer. Yes, we are panicking. We have kids and many grandkids that we love very much and wonder when we will ever get to see them in person again. We both still have a lot to give. Neither one of us are ready to die. I guess we’re just a couple of the expendable ones.

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      Quinn
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      Been hearing stories of folks that sound like they roughed it out at home. I’m sure why or maybe I’m missing something here but wonder why they are not being asked given MED’s, did they own a ventilator etc. , sounds like that might be useful info to pass along

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