Rahjai MD -
Reports out of Italy is that their hospitals are already completely overrun due to the fact that 10% of coronavirus patients require ICU care and they are already out of ICU beds.
That's literally every country right now.
I can speak first hand from Canada. The hospitals are slammed right now and that's just from regular cases. Flu hasn't taken off yet. If it does and then the covid takes off. We are fucked bad.
It's gonna get real bad in next few months once we start actually testing people
Do we have an adequate supply of tests?
The virus is confirmed in my area but very little testing is happening on individuals suspected of being infected. Either there is a shortage of test kits, or there is not a demand/desire to test all suspected cases.
That's the impression I'm getting just from the news. I haven't seen a real sense of urgency yet, but that could be about to change.
People are incapable of thinking ahead or preparing. They only react at the very last second once the shit is about to hit the fan. You see it time and time again with natural disasters of any kind. People dont leave when a wildfire evacuation order is issued. I mean look at what happens before any hurricane...a few days before it's like nothing is happening, the morning before landfall its absolute chaos at gas stations and grocery stores.
Dont wait until your idiotic government tells you to make changes in your routine. Theyre the same ones giving you the food pyramid for health care. Preemptive action is always better than reactive. Would you rather eat healthy and exercise or wait until you have a heart attack and then go to the doctor to try to mitigate the damage?
It's not rocket science. Wash your hands like crazy, dont touch your face, dont go out in public unless you absolutely have to. Avoid crowded places. Dont touch surfaces you dont have to. Watch a movie at home instead of going to a theater. Cook dinner at home instead of going out to a restaurant. Work from home if you can. Etc. Enjoy a slower pace of life, walk around your neighborhood, its actually kind of nice to not be out and about constantly.
The virus only spreads because of our collective actions, and similarly we can stop it. Its an unthinking organism, we have the potential and ability to beat it thanks to our brains, so let's do that.