Reason for rapid transfer is this has been labeled by most as being droplet contamination. Well, if you cough or sneeze, contaminants remain aerosolized for up to 3 hours. That is scary!Thanks Brick.
New York puzzles me. NY has a population of 19 million and has 26,000 confirmed cases.
What caused this degree of infection to go so "viral"?
Totally agree. We are prepared for the case loads from those other causes of death (typically). Those other causes also don't create chaos in the health care system by incapacitating doctors, nurses and other front line personnel. We are not prepared for the caseloads associated with a pandemic disease. Keep in mind that only a small percentage of the hospital available beds are equipped for critical cases and all of those other reasons for mortality as you mention continue to happen (traffic accidents are probably down) so the hospitals still have a normalish influx of normal cases. The whole system is unprepared from supply chain to beds, equipment, and staff and that is the root cause and why we must flatten the curve.But all the usual causes of death (heart disease, flu, car wrecks, etc.) aren't threatening to overwhelm and collapse our health care systems. If they collapse we will also see a huge increase in fatalities from the usual causes.
Maybe we should be building stills at home right nowHere's a cool thing some are doing in response to the pandemic: Several local distilleries are taking their supplies of ethyl alcohol (some distill it themselves and some purchase it to make their spirits) and making it into hand sanitizer and donating it to local hospitals and first responders.
Meanwhile, this country has millions of empty RVs sitting on lots. Boy, what a gesture of goodwill it would be to press into service those empty mobile homes....This puts a lot of stress on the doctors who need to work but do not want to go home nightly to their families.
We no longer live in a simple worldMeanwhile, this country has millions of empty RVs sitting on lots. Boy, what a gesture of goodwill it would be to press into service those empty mobile homes.