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Old 03-23-2020, 11:53 AM   #21
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Drove my (unmamed yet) 1930 Coupe about 50 miles on Sunday and to be honest it was the most relaxing time I have had in a while. No social stops on this drive only a brief pause with some club members and while the occasion was somber the drive was really good.


One thing I noticed in both directions was people in their cars looking kinda down until they saw the car and then there were smiles, thumbs up and pictures taken...
SO I think we can actually inject a little happiness into our current world by providing a moment or two of distraction/ levity. The AAAOOOOGA and Wolf whistle always get smiles...
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:20 PM   #22
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I expect to pass anytime now but I wanted to finish the interior and paint my A first. Jack
LOL... Sounds just like me. I was told 20 months ago that I had only 6 or 8 months left to live, because I am going to die from my cancer.
I still have a couple of cars to finish before I am finished! To me, this Corona virus is just a minor problem. We all are mortal, and we all have an expiration date. What else is new?
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My Model As have been getting exercise.

I agree with Paul here. 10x more people get the flu every year and die from it, not a peep.

Because I'm a conservative, if I even mention this out loud, I get shouted down. Good to know there are some here who haven't totally lost their minds!
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:38 AM   #24
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How many people have died this year from the flu?? And no one cares, hasn't been mentioned anywhere. The people that have passed were going to anyway. JMO
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Im with you Paul. 400 deaths from corona
80000 from the flu last year- not even close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

where was all of the hysteria from the flu??????????????
Wake up! Death rates at only 2% (its running at 10% in Italy and 4% most other places) gives almost 2 million US deaths -This is not the flu !!
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:51 AM   #25
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My Model As have been getting exercise.

I agree with Paul here. 10x more people get the flu every year and die from it, not a peep.

Because I'm a conservative, if I even mention this out loud, I get shouted down. Good to know there are some here who haven't totally lost their minds!
I'm sorry. in my opinion , you are wrong this is much worse the flu. More people will get this than the flu and many more people will die from it than the flu. You will probably disagree but my opinion is based on a medical degree and 33 years of clinical hospital and primary care medical practice and the current (within 24 hours ) worldwide medical literature. If I've totally lost my mind so has the entire international medical community .
Take it seriously your life may, and given our average age on this forum, probably does depend on it

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I'm sorry. in my opinion , you are wrong this is much worse the flu. More people will get this than the flu and many more people will die from it than the flu. You will probably disagree but my opinion is based on a medical degree and 33 years of clinical hospital and primary care medical practice and the current (within 24 hours ) worldwide medical literature. If I've totally lost my mind so has the entire international medical community .
Take it seriously your life may, and given our average age on this forum, probably does depend on it

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Am curious since I have not seen/heard it discussed. With the Flu can you be a carrier before symptoms, and if so how does time being a flu carrier compare to being a carrier of Corona?


Thanks.

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I live near the ocean , itís always not crowded here, but lately Iíve been leaving where there is nobody, and I wander along the coast for a long time, to be honest, my thoughts are not very joyful ...

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Richard323 - Welcome to the Barn. We would love to see some pics of your A, and a few details. Start a separate Post/String about yourself if you are OK with this.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:09 AM   #29
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Just like global warming and everything else the media screeches about, they lie so much while pushing "ONE" agenda it's hard to believe anything any of them say. I know it's warmer than when I was a kid, I remember on day being in cow manure and mud up to my knees and before the sun went down I could walk on top of it because of the temperature drop, super rapid change. That being said, who knows why it's warmer, people or just a cycle. They've been caught in lies and Mr gore is such a hypocrite it's hard not to wonder.

I'm not doubting anything the virus but the media is part of the problem with people not taking it as serious, they continually screech/cry wolf.
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It's a matter of common sense guys, keep hygiene essential and you wont catch the common cold, flu or this new one. The big hype is that there's no vaccine yet for this. At least Advil or Tylenol will help ease your pain with normal sickness. Restaurants, bars, theaters all shut down to help force us not to congregate in large crowds anyways.
And by all means, don't eat any wild animals to begin with!!!
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:42 PM   #31
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Am curious since I have not seen/heard it discussed. With the Flu can you be a carrier before symptoms, and if so how does time being a flu carrier compare to being a carrier of Corona?


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The current thought as far as I am aware is that Coronavirus is droplet spread. Therefore main spread occurs when you are sneezing or coughing that is you are symptomatic However nothing is that simple and there is now some discussion re perhaps some communicability up to 48 hours before you have any symptoms -If this does occur it is thought to be at low rates. Corona is much more contagious than flu but don't have the comparisons to hand In Italy when every one got sick they all rushed to their Doctor and spread it in the waiting room . For that reason most of my consultations are now virtual . My whole country is in lock down currently but we are still working PM if I can help more - Karl
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I'm one of those they who are most at risk, according to the talking heads (emphysema and asthma), so I'm not going to the store, or anywhere else. That said, my Roadster has been getting some mileage this week. I fill up at my own tank, don't stop anywhere, except stop signs and red lights, and have been enjoying the ride. The few people I see on the road have been smiling, waving, and honking (in a good way). At $.99 a gallon I'm going to enjoy my ride.

Got an email from my son today: Home schooling going well. Two students suspended for fighting. Teacher fired for drinking on the job.

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Yes, of course, now Iíll make out everything!
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I'm sorry. in my opinion , you are wrong this is much worse the flu. More people will get this than the flu and many more people will die from it than the flu. You will probably disagree but my opinion is based on a medical degree and 33 years of clinical hospital and primary care medical practice and the current (within 24 hours ) worldwide medical literature. If I've totally lost my mind so has the entire international medical community .
Take it seriously your life may, and given our average age on this forum, probably does depend on it

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I value your opinion very much. Thank you!
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I believe you are correct, this is going to get much worse.


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The biggest issues are lack of testing and overwhelming the medical system. Add to that the lack of protective gear and we have a first class mess on our hands. There are glimmers of hope that the distancing is helping, but it is too soon to know for sure.

I took one of my A's out last weekend. I have thought about taking it out for some essential tasks, but my wife doesn't even want to go to the grocery store. Probably a good idea.
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I don't want this to sound political - I know that's not allowed but politics and the Government's response to this thing are intertwined. Over here, we have had 24 deaths from the virus and our Government was onto it quicker than most. In the media today, we heard that the latest US toll is about 5,000. At that rate and on a per capita basis, you guys would have had less than 400 deaths if your Government had not sat on its hands for so long. From what we hear, the US is on track to at least match the death rate in Italy. You guys can't let your guard down for a moment so please don't.
BTW, Animal trials started here today on 2 vaccines aimed at the virus and a few days ago, scientists here found a compound that adheres to the surface of the virus and apparently stops it replicating inside a host cell. Even though there has never been an effective vaccine for any Corona Virus, let's hope one is found for this bug soon and we can all get back to living.
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I don't want this to sound political - I know that's not allowed but politics and the Government's response to this thing are intertwined. Over here, we have had 24 deaths from the virus and our Government was onto it quicker than most. In the media today, we heard that the latest US toll is about 5,000. At that rate and on a per capita basis, you guys would have had less than 400 deaths if your Government had not sat on its hands for so long. From what we hear, the US is on track to at least match the death rate in Italy. You guys can't let your guard down for a moment so please don't.
BTW, Animal trials started here today on 2 vaccines aimed at the virus and a few days ago, scientists here found a compound that adheres to the surface of the virus and apparently stops it replicating inside a host cell. Even though there has never been an effective vaccine for any Corona Virus, let's hope one is found for this bug soon and we can all get back to living.
BTW again. I want shares in the company that is first into production with a cure or a vaccine.
New Zealand has had one death and we have over 700 cases. Its to early to see how effective our lock down is because after a week we are still seeing cases that were infected prior to the lock down.

I showed up at the Medical Centre for work 2 days ago and developed a sore throat and cough and headache as I was driving to work . I am now at home awaiting the COVID swab result -I would be astounded if it is positive as all my symptoms have gone . I have had contact with sick people but no one who fitted COVID criteria so if positive goodness knows where I got it from. If the swab is clear I will return to work tomorrow as I am needed.

The vaccine as you say is is already developed but needs to be tested to ensure is safe and I believe that is what takes the time. It's probably at least 12 months before we see a vaccine

In New Zealand there is also a shortage of swabs and based on Ministry of Health guidelines we have been rationing testing due to the shortage. Only to hear our Primeminister (who has actually done a pretty good job on this) criticise us for not doing enough swabs.

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Karl,Your Government has done very well on this. Your PM has my admiration for her actions and that is no comment on her politics. I know virtually nothing of NZ politics.
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Yep her politics are not mine but she has done well. I guess politics are something for pre-COVID times now . We're all human beings just trying to get through this alive . My swab negative Thank God so back to work today to have another crack at getting it LOL

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