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Old 03-08-2020, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
good explanation, SewingPup. In addition, while the # of people that have died from flu this year is far greater than the # of people that have died from CoVid 19, what is important to remember are 2 things: 1)the % of deaths with CoVid19 compared to flu is about double 2) there is very little known about the long term with CoVid 19--will it decrease seasonally like flu does or will it continue to infect people; when/if a vaccination will be readily available--right now in the US accurate test kits are still very scarce--as of yesterday, Missouri only had 5! So unlike cold/flu symptoms you might normally get and go to the doc and they do a routine Dx test to rule out flu, with CoVid 19 at this point, you have to be pretty darn sick to actually qualify to get tested.
The CDC as of yesterday is saying do not travel to China,Iran, Italy, Korea and caution about travel to Japan--but also say to check daily. They are also saying, especially for those age 50 yr or older with chronic health issues, to avoid events of large crowds and that the face masks available (unless you have access to the N95 healthcare workers special masks) really won't prevent infection, but if you are suspecting you are infected, wearing a mask may help those around you. Actually, they suggest that if you think you might be infected, do not go to ER or doctors, call instead and ask for them to send public health worker out to assess first.
Here's a good chart to look at about CoVid19. I found it thru the WHO website. It gives a bit of perspective and from their numbers the percentage of deaths is extremely low. Like most viruses, the bulk of the deaths are in people who have compromised immune systems.
https://ncov2019.live/data

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Old 03-08-2020, 09:22 PM
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I have registered for a workshop at the Spring Paducah Quilt Show in about 6 weeks. I'm really looking forward it and hope that the show doesn't end up cancelled due to all this hysteria over Covid19. They never cancelled because of a flu outbreak...
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My niece works as an Emergency Room RN - she is amazed at the way people are reacting, and over stocking up supplies to create shortages. But since I visit a friend in a nursing home, have friends with small babies, and a friend who's husband is extremely ill with the last stages of Parkinson's - I do care about the up dates so I don't expose them from where I have been. People have mob mentality and you can't blame the media for them. We need to be informed with honest medical information. I don't want to be lied to, or the information white washed - I want honest medical information so I don't make friends and family sick.
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:52 PM
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I have registered for a workshop at the Spring Paducah Quilt Show in about 6 weeks. I'm really looking forward it and hope that the show doesn't end up cancelled due to all this hysteria over Covid19. They never cancelled because of a flu outbreak...
According to the CDC if 10,000 people catch the flu 13 people die. If 10,000 people have Covid19, 340 will die.
Itís obvious why they would cancel for CoVid19. Itís not the same as the flu on several levels.
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Old 03-12-2020, 10:10 AM
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I'm in a Pacific NW Quilters group covering 5 states in the US. So far all the shows scheduled this month have been cancelled.
Empty Spools at Asilomar in California which is a national and international class venue has cancelled their 2 weeks of classes, according to Bonnie Hunter who was scheduled to teach. (I don't see anything on the site yet)

I'm not a fan of assumptions, but in this case, I'd assume any public gatherings have been canceled.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:14 AM
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Several events have been cancelled in Colorado including the St. Patricks Day parade and governor is discouraging anyone from going to the high country to ski as a skier who had been in Italy brought to a couple of the ski areas.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:21 AM
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There was to be a sit down dinner, haystack type event at the fire station here in Northern Indiana. It has been scheduled for a long time for this date. Sponsored by the group for disabilities it is a big fund raiser for the group.
Now they will only have a carry out line, cannot go in and eat.
I applaud the health dept for doing this. Just about 20 miles to the south and east, we have some cases.
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
I have registered for a workshop at the Spring Paducah Quilt Show in about 6 weeks. I'm really looking forward it and hope that the show doesn't end up cancelled due to all this hysteria over Covid19. They never cancelled because of a flu outbreak...
Oh, I hope they don't cancel it. They cancelled the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I couldn't believe it. I feel really bad for the vendors who came a long way and paid for hotels and to ship their stock here and now won't be able to recoup any of that money.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:48 AM
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Long time pancake breakfast in my area scheduled for 3/21 cancelled yesterday. Maine maple sunday is next weekend as it is maple syrup season, not sure if the local sugar houses will still hold open houses. Pretty much the majority of larger social gatherings are all cancelled in my state, heard of a few that are still going on, but not many. A friend and myself are planning to attend the MQX show in New Hampshire mid April, hopefully this will pass by then and life can resume and we get to admire some wonderful quilts.... Thank goodness we have quilting to enjoy in our homes while we wait for this to pass.
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Old 03-13-2020, 03:25 AM
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Anyone know of quilt event cancellations due to health issues?
The GSQA quilt show in Slidell LA has been postponed to later this year.
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