as they low census nurses and doctors here... understand the infection curve as it relates to healthcare capability is based upon a mathematic model and the model is being revised as it was overly aggressive... same thing they did with the Swine Flu... and remember the model on HIV and how hetrosexual females will be the highest level of infection... yeah that did not happen either. I'm going riding (but on my dirt bike)...Do you guys understand the idea of flattening the curve of infection rate so that the healthcare system can support those who need medical attention? Do you realize how sparse supplies are going to be given the volume they are going to be needed? The point of staying home and not recreating is to remove as much risk as possible from burdening the system needlessly. Do you NEED to go fishing? No. Are the odds small that you might need assistance? Yes. But things are going to get so thin, that assistance may not be available. Or you needing assistance will take away from many more than just you and expose others who wouldn’t otherwise be exposed.
You can think what you want, blow holes in a heartbeat. But my significant other is a nurse and she’s already compromised in her daily job duties and they don’t have a single covid patient yet. The PPE she needs to keep herself and the premie babies she cares for is unavailable because of selfish people who don’t need it. Today was her 8th day in a row over 14 hours on the job because resources are being stretched every which way.
So please listen to these asks from your government and heed the stay at home warnings. It’s going to get worse and people you know will likely be affected. Don’t be the reason they can’t get care.
Best case scenario is nothing happens to you or someone you know and you walk away in 6 weeks thinking maybe it was for not. I can promise you it wasn’t. I live it daily and it will get harder before it gets easier.
The guidelines I read today said outdoor recreation was okay. How is this endangering anyone? Out snowmobiling today, I never came within 200 feet of anyone else other than family members. While gassing up no one within a couple of dozen feet.
The part about nurses and doctors getting low census’d....that’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax that’s really messed up. That whole structure is not appropriate for the healthcare system and the responsibilities that the workers have. They aren’t payed enough to begin withand then get shoved off because of low census. It’s not right.as they low census nurses and doctors here... understand the infection curve as it relates to healthcare capability is based upon a mathematic model and the model is being revised as it was overly aggressive... same thing they did with the Swine Flu... and remember the model on HIV and how hetrosexual females will be the highest level of infection... yeah that did not happen either. I'm going riding (but on my dirt bike)...
I understand your point, however the last report in my community of approx. 120,000 people is 6 verified cases as of the last update. With an average rate of those who are affected needing hospitalization at 15%. as has been reported, I'm pretty sure our hospitals aren't being overwhelmed. Your logic of sitting completely idle for the indefinite future for fear of hurting ourselves seems a little over reactive for most of the country. It makes more sense in the few hot spots where the medical community is being heavily utilized, however that is not the case where I'm located and I'm pretty sure that it isn't the case in Boise, given the latst updates and applying the 15% average hospitalization rate., but for most of America I fail to see the logic. In the meantime I'll continue to follow our states recommended guidelines, practice social distancing, and enjoy spring time snowmobiling. I also believe that getting out in the National forests can help the rapidly decaying morale of the country.This has nothing to do with the virus or spreading it. It has everything to do with the volume of people that are getting infected and the healthcare system’s ability to care for that many people at one time. It’s about resource management. If you’re out doing things you don’t have to and get hurt and need medical care, it may not be there for you. Or if it is, you could be taking away from the ability to care for many many others who desperately need it.
Most notably, you will be taking it away from the healthcare workers putting themselves and their lives at risk to take care of you and your loved ones. Those people voluntarily throwing themselves in the way of this virus, for you.
Does that make sense?