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Now its getting bad

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Our school district has been on spring break and Frisco ISD just announced they are giving the kids an EXTRA week of spring break because of the coronavirus. This is going to seriously start effecting people going back to work. Granted the population of Frisco could probably handle it, but what about working class neighborhoods where both parents HAVE to work? That will really start hurting people.

    Get ready parents... I see what our district did as something that will spread around the country.
     
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  2. 2B

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  3. JBurton

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    My guys keep saying, "eh, look how many people die of the flu every year!"
    And I keep saying, "How many people do you know that have died from the flu. Quick question, what's 3% of the population of the US?"
     
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  4. decalman

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    Good video. But HOLD THE PANIC!
    Very, very important to have a STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM. Thats basically the key. Those with healthy lifestyles will weather this storm.

    80% will get the virus, and NEVER KNOW IT .

    Thus guy is a doctor from Weimar .
     
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  5. TimToad

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    Actually, its only .05% of the population. Estimates for this virus are in the 3-4% range, an exponentially higher percentage.

    What percentage of people die from the flu each year?
    Death rate
    So far this flu season, about 0.05% of people who caught the flu have died from the virus in the U.S., according to CDC data. The death rate for COVID-19 appears to be higher than that of the flu.Feb 19, 2020

    How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu? | Live Science
    www.livescience.com › new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu


    Search for: What percentage of people die from the flu each year?
     
  6. Bly

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    I don't think they'll know the figures really until it's all over.
     
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  7. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Maybe not the total but it's pretty easy math to calculate the mortality rate, age breakdown, gender, infirmity level, etc... from the reports.
     
  8. Bobby H

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    One concern now from medical professionals is a growing question over flu-related deaths. Due to the sheer lack of coronavirus testing kits nation-wide some COVID-19 deaths may be going mis-diagnosed as flu-related deaths. The lack of testing kits may be allowing a lot of community spread to go un-tracked.

    Some people may put on their tin-foil hats and say that's all by design: deny the medical community and public an adequate supply of coronavirus testing kits as a means of pushing down the numbers of those infected or killed by COVID-19. Assume any deaths not confirmed via testing to be caused by COVID-19 as flu-related death or "natural causes." Well, I don't believe anything quite that sinister. I think it mostly boils down to a medical industry and government completely unprepared and incompetent in the face of a crisis like this.
     
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  9. SignosaurusRex

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    I live and work right in the heart of "Ground-Zero" Western Washington, U.S.A.
    It's not just bad, It's REALLY SCARY AS F#@*. This is a legitimate "Global Pandemic".
    Schools are under mandatory closures until at least April 24th. Businesses are closing and on the verge of bankruptcy and the streets are nearly empty compared to usual. My biz phone doesn't ring any more and scheduled projects are on indefinite hold. Downtown Seattle is nearly a ghost-town. I cannot accurately describe how bad things are.
    King, Pierce and Snohomish counties are officially at "Level 4" disaster. The only thing left is level 5 which means that EVERYTHING STOPS! The world as you know it comes to a halt, essentially "Marshal Law"!

    IF YOU DON'T TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUS, YOU ARE A FOOL!!!
    Wake up, Prepare yourself, Protect yourself and stay vigilant!
    According to real stats, this virus will have very dramatic effects for months. The economic effects will last for much longer. Most everyone will contract the disease, many will not even feel the effects or will have minor to moderate symptoms and 1 in 64 will die.
     
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  10. Fred Weiss

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    Can you imagine what it's like right now to be a barber? Or a beautician? Or a chiropractor? etc. etc. etc. where meeting with and touching others in close surroundings is your job?

    From another angle, when some are unable to pay their rent (home or business) or make the mortgage payment, will the landlords and the banks be called upon to bite the bullet and wait for things to finally get back to normal? Taking it a step or two further, if the economy tanks (again) should the government put a freeze on all legal obligations until the economy is determined to be good enough to unfreeze them? Or should the banks and Wall street again get the help while us Main street folks get left to our own devices?
     
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  11. rjssigns

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    I was on campus last night for open lab. Another instructor stopped by to borrow some equipment and told me spring break is extended for another week. I said; Whaaaaat?! Email went out at 5:26 pm. Supposed to be meetings next week on alternate curriculum delivery.
     
  12. Billct2

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    What if this were a deadly virus? One that killed 10%, 25% or more? And we don't even have enough masks and bio gear for our hospitals to handle this? This is no different than being prepared for war. We better learn a lesson from this and be better prepared going forward.
     
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  13. Andy D

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    Spring break has been extended here for USM and I think some K-12 schools as well.
     
  14. Andy D

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    Very good point, better to take it too serious and discover our weak points now.
     
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  15. Jeff grossman

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      Today all Coatesville Area School District schools will be closed for students, due to the number of staff who will be out because of the Governor’s Quarantine, combined with normal staff absences. Today will be treated as a snow day for the District. We have had no snow days this school year. There will be no before or after care for students.


      All Coatesville teachers are asked to come to Coatesville Area Senior High School with your district-issued laptops at 9:00 AM. We will be conducting professional development to prepare for any future days off because of COVID-19. All other staff members are to report to their assigned work areas at the normal work time.


      We will be providing a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for students (they can be picked up together) between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Rainbow Elementary, Scott Middle School, or the Senior High School. This is available for any district student.


      We’ll make a determination over the weekend as to future closings/openings, and will be waiting to hear from the PA Department of Education for guidance on this. You may have heard that the Governor of PA has ordered that all Montgomery County School Districts close for the next two weeks. We are coordinating very closely with government and health officials and understand that any school closures will provide a significant hardship for our community. At the same time, we know it’s very important to make decisions based on community health and the guidance of health professionals. We will be sure to communicate thoroughly and proactively as the situation evolves.

    • In an effort to limit exposure and risk to the Corona virus, we are working on rescheduling trips/large group events between now and April 13th 2020 to a date after April 14th, 2020. If we are unable to do so, the event will be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

    • Parents and Guardians,


      We want to make sure we have updated contact information for all families. This will ensure all families receive district communication and notifications. Please use the Home Access link at the top of the main page to update your email and phone numbers. If you are having trouble logging in please contact the counselor at your child's school for assistance. Thank you.
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      • School Closing for 3.13.20



        Today all Coatesville Area School District schools will be closed for students, due to the number of staff who will be out because of the Governor’s Quarantine, combined with normal staff absences. Today will be treated as a snow day for the District. We have had no snow days this school year. There will be no before or after care for students.


        All Coatesville teachers are asked to come to Coatesville Area Senior High School with your district-issued laptops at 9:00 AM. We will be conducting professional development to prepare for any future days off because of COVID-19. All other staff members are to report to their assigned work areas at the normal work time.


        We will be providing a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for students (they can be picked up together) between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Rainbow Elementary, Scott Middle School, or the Senior High School. This is available for any district student.


        We’ll make a determination over the weekend as to future closings/openings, and will be waiting to hear from the PA Department of Education for guidance on this. You may have heard that the Governor of PA has ordered that all Montgomery County School Districts close for the next two weeks. We are coordinating very closely with government and health officials and understand that any school closures will provide a significant hardship for our community. At the same time, we know it’s very important to make decisions based on community health and the guidance of health professionals. We will be sure to communicate thoroughly and proactively as the situation evolves.

      • In an effort to limit exposure and risk to the Corona virus, we are working on rescheduling trips/large group events between now and April 13th 2020 to a date after April 14th, 2020. If we are unable to do so, the event will be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

      • Parents and Guardians,


        We want to make sure we have updated contact information for all families. This will ensure all families receive district communication and notifications. Please use the Home Access link at the top of the main page to update your email and phone numbers. If you are having trouble logging in please contact the counselor at your child's school for assistance. Thank you.
        Important Messages
        • School Closing for 3.13.20
          Today all Coatesville Area School District schools will be closed for students, due to the number of staff who will be out because of the Governor’s Quarantine, combined with normal staff absences. Today will be treated as a snow day for the District. We have had no snow days this school year. There will be no before or after care for students.


          All Coatesville teachers are asked to come to Coatesville Area Senior High School with your district-issued laptops at 9:00 AM. We will be conducting professional development to prepare for any future days off because of COVID-19. All other staff members are to report to their assigned work areas at the normal work time.


          We will be providing a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for students (they can be picked up together) between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Rainbow Elementary, Scott Middle School, or the Senior High School. This is available for any district student.


          We’ll make a determination over the weekend as to future closings/openings, and will be waiting to hear from the PA Department of Education for guidance on this. You may have heard that the Governor of PA has ordered that all Montgomery County School Districts close for the next two weeks. We are coordinating very closely with government and health officials and understand that any school closures will provide a significant hardship for our community. At the same time, we know it’s very important to make decisions based on community health and the guidance of health professionals. We will be sure to communicate thoroughly and proactively as the situation evolves.

        • In an effort to limit exposure and risk to the Corona virus, we are working on rescheduling trips/large group events between now and April 13th 2020 to a date after April 14th, 2020. If we are unable to do so, the event will be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

        • Parents and Guardians,


          We want to make sure we have updated contact information for all families. This will ensure all families receive district communication and notifications. Please use the Home Access link at the top of the main page to update your email and phone numbers. If you are having trouble logging in please contact the counselor at your child's school for assistance. Thank you.

          next to the locked downed Montgomery county PA ..... even the beer store is going into lockdown tonight there
     
  16. rjssigns

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    Wonder if these extended spring breaks mean there will be disinfecting crews in schools.
     
  17. Gino

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    What happens to all the kids whose parents use the schools as a baby-sitter ?? Where do those kids go ??
     
  18. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    In WI here. My sister owns 3 daycares. Two are inside schools and another in a separate building. Obviously, she is licensed by the state. She is SCARED TO DEATH they will close schools and daycares down. I'm afraid for her also, it could be financially devastating.

    SignasourusRex - that is scary, I'm sorry you and your fellow businessmen have to go through this. Your words have not fallen on deaf ears here. Keep us posted please
     
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