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  2. It will still be weeks or months before anyone has data on what the infection incidence in the public as a whole really has been, The Italian's have begun a large survey to try to find out. I won't be surprised at all if that 15% is still too low. They are now estimating that 25% are completely asymptomatic, that is up from WHO's early estimate that there were no asymptomatic infections. And how strict a definition is 'asymptomatic' in practice? Does that count all the people that have had really minor symptoms that they just chalked up to a cold or allergy or something else because at the time everyone believed everyone who got CV-19 got sick enough to know it? Other than fatalities the numbers we have are still really soft. In the US we have tested about 1.5 million people, that is only 0.5% of the population so far.
  3. God bless you and your family, Sue. It’s an unimaginable way to lose a parent. I hope you find space to remember the good times you and your family had with him and celebrate those best you can.
  4. Cuomo stated today I believe that the projected peak in NY is another week out. The numbers of deaths there is absolutely staggering!
  5. I cannot adequately express my condolences, Sue. If there is anything any of us can do, please don't hesitate to ask.
  6. The words of condolence we have always seem far too small for the occasion, but I'll offer them none-the-less.
  7. Yesterday
  8. I was fortunate to be there for my maternal grandparents and my mother. They were in hospice and a lot of us know the drill there. They had all lost there mental bearings by the time they got there, so they probably didn't know we were there anyway. Doesn't make things any better for those seeing them drifting away, but, yeah, that's how it goes sometimes I guess. Seeing the visitation of folks visiting via windows at hospices & nursing homes is on one hand great to see people still making the effort to visit but sobering to see the extreme caution needed. I worry about my dad's health. He won't mention if something is up. He's a lifelong smoker. He hasn't taken care of himself and he hits 70 this year. I understand if he doesn't want us around a hospital at the end under these circumstances (doesn't sound like there would be an option anyway). And you post several pages back sent me down the rabbit hole of thought about how to handle arrangements if he were to pass. I don't think in good conscience we could have a gathering and I don't think he would want anyone to put themselves at risk, even if intentions are innocent. Awful times we're in and I'm afraid we ain't getting out of it anytime soon.
  9. I am so sorry to hear this. I saw your post on facebook, but did not know he was a virus victim. Not being able to be with him at the end is the saddest thing and it's what I worry about the most with my parents.
  10. Oh gosh, I am so sorry Sue. My thoughts are with you. I was thinking about how my friend was not able to see his dad when he was in there and how awful that would be. He’s being cremated, and I’m not sure what they are going to be doing later.
  11. I’m sorry to hear that. There were 200 who passed away from the virus in N.J. on Friday. I’m sorry to have to tell you all that my father was one of them. None of us could be with him. That will pretty much haunt me for the rest of my life. We will fortunately be able to bury him next Friday, but no funeral mass, and only 3 people at the burial site. The priest, the funeral director, and they said one family member, which will be me. I’m having luck though convincing the pastor that even though I can’t hug her, I need to have one of my sisters being there, too.... all of us at least 6ft away.
  12. I am very sorry to hear that. I am starting to hear too many stories like that.
  13. My best friend’s dad has passed away from it. ****.
  14. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/coronavirus-case-counts-are-meaningless/
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