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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:48 PM

Fauci tells Americans to 'hunker down' this fall and winter: 'It's not going to be easy'

The world is officially six months into the coronavirus pandemic, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning that there are still rough times ahead.

Ready for the winter of our discontent?

“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy,” the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert said during a panel discussion with Harvard Medical School on Thursday.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases drew on his experience battling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, which began with a handful of cases before becoming a global pandemic that has caused tens of millions of deaths and infected more than 70 million people worldwide in the decades since.

“We’ve been through this before,” he said. “Don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try and look at the rosy side of things.”

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fauci-tells-americans-to-hunker-down-this-fall-and-winter-its-not-going-to-be-easy-2020-09-11

Unfortunately, HIV/AIDS is a good example of how not to control a pandemic. We failed to test, trace, and isolate.

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Reply Fauci tells Americans to 'hunker down' this fall and winter: 'It's not going to be easy' (Original post)
Klaralven Sep 13 OP
LizBeth Sep 13 #1
Eliot Rosewater Sep 13 #2
Newest Reality Sep 13 #3
beachbumbob Sep 13 #4
Klaralven Sep 13 #5
Bayard Sep 13 #6

Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:52 PM

1. Financially I am covered thru January. I am ready.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:58 PM

2. I am surrounded by people who think the worst is over, has to be since they dont

know anyone personally who has died and it has been 6 months already, so it has to be better, right?

No, worse actually...but I am dealing with this in my own world, trying to keep us safe is very hard with the onslaught of lies from the GOP which is officially now a terrorist organization.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:09 PM

3. One could say,

They ain't seen nothing yet and the odds of them knowing or being someone who has died or has become severely debilitated is going are going to rise dramatically due to the exponential contagion factor in play.

Many more people are still vulnerable, as well. There is going to be no shortage of people who can and will be infected when you look at the current numbers so far. We have around 330-million people in the US, so compare the current infection stats and you can see what I mean.

Of course, it's a vicious circle. Their denial and inability to understand this feeds the fire and it continues to burn out of control. It will go around and around indefinitely.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:20 PM

4. It's more risky now than any other time as COVID has been

running wild and concerted efforts to downplay testing and rush for more reopening. Wife and back in self quarantine for rest of September.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:33 PM

5. The biggest dilemma is whether or not to help out with child care of the grandson

Probably not for a few weeks until we see how things go. I'd probably survive, but my wife has one of the pre-existing conditions.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:35 PM

6. Talked to a friend of mine earlier

She is a psychologist at the county jail. Covid has just shown up there. Admin won't test anyone so they can say the jail has zero confirmed cases. Eight of the staff have been confirmed positive.

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