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Italy is now in lockdown. The death rate in the older generation is higher than expected. Itallians are before anything else family people. They love their older folk and don't want to be the one to kill off gramps . Shame on Trump for lack of leadership , I wonder if he realises he could be in the frame?
 
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The total mortality rate varies from 0.7% to 3.7% depending on the country. There seems to be a correlation where the ICU/high dependency bed capacity is breeched by the number of cases then the mortality is highest, where the ICU/high dependency bed capacity can cope then you get the lower rate.

Northern Italy ICU beds are full hence the higher death rate, Singapore ICU beds are not full and are coping.
 
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Sunday’s Moto GP at Qatar was cancelled. The teams residing in Italy could not attend, so the race was cancelled.
 

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Italy's healthcare system was regarded, by World Health Organization's ranking, as the 2nd best in the world after France, and Italy has had the world's 6th highest life expectancy.

Now contrast that to the USA where a 2017 survey of the healthcare systems of 11 developed countries found the US healthcare system to be the most expensive and worst-performing in terms of health access, efficiency, and equity.

Of 17 high-income countries studied by the National Institutes of Health, the United States in 2013 had the highest or near-highest prevalence of obesity, car accidents, infant mortality, heart and lung disease, sexually transmitted infections, adolescent pregnancies, injuries, and homicides.

A 2017 survey of the healthcare systems of 11 developed countries found the US healthcare system to be the most expensive and worst-performing in terms of health access, efficiency, and equity.

In a 2018 study, the USA ranked 29th in healthcare access and quality.

Italy is full on going to shit with CV-19.

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Be afraid, very afraid
 
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Just saw something utterly amazing. A US poll about the seriousness of CORONAVIRUS virus, 61% of Republicans polled say the CORONAVIRUS is exaggerated. This country has a problem. First the climate deniers, now the CORONAVIRUS deniers. Too bad that the virus could only infect the deniers and the rest were immune.
 
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Louie Gohmert, the Republican moron representing the 1st district of Texas, has had contact with an infected person, yet refuses to quarantine hisself. He will attend Congress.
 
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The reported cases of CORONAVIRUS has increased tenfold in the last ten days.
 
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My method for prevention of flu and colds:

2 drops of Lugol's Iodine (5%) rubbed into the skin after morning shower.

Very scientific .....
Iodine as everyone knows is an antiseptic.
95% of iodine in the body is stored in the thyroid gland.
Every 20 minutes, the entire blood volume circulates thru the thyroid
Pathogens which get into the blood are killed on contact with the iodine.

In over 20 years of using Lugol's, I have had only one case of flu or cold, and that occurred after leaving on a road trip, and leaving my Lugol's at home.

Good health to all,

Slick

BTW ..... most everyone is iodine insufficient, unless you dine on seaweed.

Either you are having a laugh, or you are not being candid with your answer. The human body contains a lot of skin, it can be measured in square feet, so are you saying put it ALL OVER the skin, every square inch??
 

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Saw a press conference where Mr Pence was saying health insurance will cover testing for COVID19. He then headed for the door while reporters repeatadely shouted "what about those without health insurance?" He turned his back and walked out leaving an aid to scold the reporters for raising their voices.
 

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Nigel, I would love to catch that Vyrus, but it seems to be running away with itself.

Pete, That is spooky, I watched Con Air this afternoon, is it just me or does Nick Cage always have the cheesiest lines in any film he is in?
 

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Nigel, I would love to catch that Vyrus, but it seems to be running away with itself.

Pete, That is spooky, I watched Con Air this afternoon, is it just me or does Nick Cage always have the cheesiest lines in any film he is in?

It's in his contract.
 

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Either you are having a laugh, or you are not being candid with your answer. The human body contains a lot of skin, it can be measured in square feet, so are you saying put it ALL OVER the skin, every square inch??

I have received a PM on this topic. For the benefit of all, I reproduce my answer below:


No joke.

I use Lugol's obtained from J Crow Company. It is iodine in a WATER base. It contains no oil or grease. No odor.

Yes, it turns your skin yellow, or orange. If the color fades in less than one hour, your body is depleted.

I apply two drops on the underside of my forearm, and rub it in with the opposite arm, leaving the color in an unobtrusive place. In theory, one can apply it anywhere on the body, as it will be absorbed by the skin and carried to the thyroid by the blood stream. The abdomen is a good place to apply anything one intends to absorb.

If your body is depleted in iodine, use more drops, or apply every 4 hours until the color remains for several hours.

If you have too much iodine, you will get a runny nose, but I know of no other ill effects.

Due to the current crisis, I have increased my Lugol's so I have a trace of color for 6 hours, then apply 2 more drops at bedtime.

Good health!

Slick
 
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I am temporarily living in Minnesota, Being treated at the Mayo Clinic. The town I’m staying in has a population of 40,000. Nowhere is there any testing available in this town for coronavirus. Trump is a lying sack of shit.

The voters need to remove he and all his supporters in the legislature come November. Then America will be on the road to becoming great once more.
 
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Word is, after last night’s primary Trump is reserving moving vans. Only problem is how to clean the White House after he’s put out
 
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NCAA men’s & women’s basketball tournament will not have fans. It will be limited to teams and necessary personnel and family only. At least the NCAA has some sense. Sense enough to not believe Trump.
 
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