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Coronavirus context: You’ll be fine, probably

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Posted By: SurferLad, 3/1/2020 2:52:12 PM

OK, folks, Let’s get a grip. Contrary to hysterical impressions in current media, most of us are not threatened by death from coronavirus. Perhaps as soon as Thursday. Buy masks or perish. You can’t hide. Say goodbye to loved ones while you still can.The Internet can be a wondrous tool for communicating information. Also for spreading fear, even panic. Not always for positive motives. President Trump has called the virus a “hoax,” which

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 3/1/2020 3:05:57 PM (No. 333752)
Dr. Marc Siegel explained yesterday that those with symptoms should be the ones wearing masks. The masks to not protect the rest of us against airborne droplets from sneezing or coughing which can enter through the eyes. Or can get onto our hands and be carried to our faces and eyes...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Skeptical1 3/1/2020 3:09:51 PM (No. 333756)
No, Trump did not call the virus a hoax. Why read a piece that opens with a lie?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951 3/1/2020 3:15:03 PM (No. 333759)
Ten plus years ago N1H1 was gripping the country. I had a 28 year old niece die from that strain of flu in three days. In all approximately over 4,000 Americans died. At no time was the country as hysterical about those circumstances as they are now. I also don't remember the stock market going bonkers. Yes there is a need for concern. We want to know what precautions to take and that our medical community is supplied with what they need. But the media is acting this is a replay of the Hawaiian natives being exposed to disease by James Cook. It appears one of the biggest problems is the lack of medications being produced and shipped back to the United States. Time to reconsider who makes our meds and have these factories right here, at home. I read an article this week that reported that Obama did not get involved with the N1H1 problem until 1,000 Americans had died. One American has died and there could be more but this is not the end of the world. Cooler heads need to prevail.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 3/1/2020 3:31:42 PM (No. 333771)
I don’t read Malcolm. Seems to be all over the site these days, thanks to his poster pal...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Foggybottom 3/1/2020 3:36:18 PM (No. 333772)
Mr. Malcolm should post his articles on a never-trump site if there is such a thing.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 3/1/2020 3:57:53 PM (No. 333782)
Trump did not call the virus a hoax he called those who are spreading panic contributing to a hoax, Please be accurate in your reporting.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Highvoltage 3/1/2020 4:10:46 PM (No. 333790)
To be correct the "hoax" were the Democrats blaming Trump for not acting expeditiously. Blame is the watchword for Democrats whose coffers of support for this administration are empty.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 3/1/2020 4:35:41 PM (No. 333808)
I agree with #4, no fan of Malcolm at all.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: VinGoombatz 3/1/2020 4:42:17 PM (No. 333812)
I don't see a correction there concerning the writer's big lie. President Trump referred to the Democrats' statements about response as their next hoax. That's it. To Hell with this Malcolm jamoke.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kate318 3/1/2020 6:38:28 PM (No. 333883)
No, POTUS most certainly did NOT call the virus a hoax, and has clarified such several times. He called the demedia hysteria over the virus a hoax. Those are 2 entirely different things.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MISteve 3/1/2020 9:04:44 PM (No. 333988)
I read the article. There is no mention of Trump. Was the article revised or did OP edit it?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: tom7 3/1/2020 11:40:39 PM (No. 334051)
Yep. Just like the regular flu, you will probably be fine. While multiple orders of magnitude more people are likely to die from the regular flu, that flu does not have the cachet of hysteria that COVID-19 does. So those people will just have to die being ignored.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JackBurton 3/2/2020 9:55:51 AM (No. 334355)
A note about some of the early posters: Articles don't always get published and stay published in their original form. News orgs will edit a piece. I didn't see Trump references in the article... but that doesn't mean they weren't there. Good insight on previous .... plagues.
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