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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:28 AM

Dire warning from governor: Louisiana could reach COVID-19 worst-case scenario

https://www.wdsu.com/article/dire-warning-from-governor-louisiana-could-reach-covid-19-worst-case-scenario/31791939

BATON ROUGE, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a dire warning, a worst-case scenario, to residents about the state of the coronavirus in Louisiana, adding that the state could resemble other parts of the world with large community spreads.

Edwards is urging Louisianians to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. He is calling on residents to self-quarantine and those who are infected but don't need urgent medical attention to recover at home.

"If you just look at the increase in cases day to day -- the percentage of new cases -- and how long it takes to double the number of cases, and this is early, but our trajectory is basically the same as what they had in Italy," Edwards said.

Edward said he believes the hospital systems in Louisiana could be overwhelmed in the next seven to 10 days as more results return positive. Nearly 400 coronavirus cases have been reported in Louisiana.

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Reply Dire warning from governor: Louisiana could reach COVID-19 worst-case scenario (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Mar 20 OP
Pachamama Mar 20 #1
dewsgirl Mar 20 #2
Pachamama Mar 20 #6
dewsgirl Mar 20 #9
Pachamama Mar 20 #10
dewsgirl Mar 20 #11
fleur-de-lisa Mar 20 #4
dixiegrrrrl Mar 20 #5
fleur-de-lisa Mar 20 #8
defacto7 Mar 20 #12
rampartc Mar 20 #3
Pachamama Mar 20 #7
rampartc Mar 20 #13
SunSeeker Mar 20 #14
locks Mar 21 #15

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:30 AM

1. I hope this isn't the case...sadly it may be, but based on the Spring Break crowds and the tracking

...data from Kinsa Health, it looks like Florida is going to be the worst....

Wishing you good health Louisiana and Fleur-de-Lisa.....



Stay well and at home....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:31 AM

2. I am here and completely agree.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:44 AM

6. I hope you are preparing while the rest of your fellow Floridians are clueless

Please stay safe and plan to be inside for coming months. Keep yourself healthy. Have supplements and food and medicine.

Don't know your situation and with your family, but take care and have a plan. I saw it coming weeks before most people I know and I am ready more than most. We are now in Day 5 here in the Bay Area of California. I am trying to restrict my going out to daily walks with the dog on a hiking trail and to go to the store only once a week. I also realize that may need to change soon too and have been preparing and expanding my garden bed and have a bicycle exerciser and my yoga studio is doing online classes and I have a TRX system, so essentially a home gym. And hoping that Amazon, Costco and the local grocer will be able to do deliveries which I will wipe down with chlorine cleaner.

This is going to be months and getting worse and people have not grasped just how bad.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:58 AM

9. I have been following since mid January, yes I am fully prepared

Yes many people are oblivious, seemingly no matter what. It's ridiculous.
You take care of your family and yourself.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:00 PM

10. Thanks Dewsgirl....



We all need to be supporting each other the best we can, even through just being able to vent, cry and share here with our DU family....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:01 PM

11. You too.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:33 AM

4. Thanks! You take care too.

What worries me is that we are probably just now seeing cases due to contact during Mardi Gras. Not only do hundreds of thousands of locals attend, but also lots of people from neighboring states and from all over the world.

And they get completely shit-faced and act like fools. It's a hot bed for disease spread.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:42 AM

5. they did not shut Mardi Gras down????



I was surprised that Fla. did not close the beaches untol a couple of days ago, instead of before sprin break.

Now all visitors are heading home, some of them have to be infected.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:51 AM

8. No, it was February 25. There were no known cases in Louisiana at the time.

Jazz Fest was due to start in a few weeks, but it has been postponed.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:01 PM

12. Where do all the spring breakers go afterward?

Everywhere.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:31 AM

3. we do have a lot of hospital beds

but this could get way out of hand.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:44 AM

7. Sadly, Hospital beds with no staff and no equipment are useless

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:17 PM

13. oh, i agree

every human with the slightest experience, from candy stripers to navy corpsmen, needs to be on notice.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:41 PM

14. LA had community spread before Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras put it on steroids.

That's how their first confirmed Covid-19 case is believed to have gotten it, a lawyer in his 40s in Kenner, LA, who is currently battling for his life, intubated. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/politics/coronavirus-heaven-frilot-mark-frilot.html?algo=top_conversion&fellback=false&imp_id=63616934&imp_id=845128933&action=click&module=Most%20Popular&pgtype=Homepage

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 10:19 PM

15. We are thinking every minute

of our dear families and friends in NOLA and what you're going through. AP has a great, sad article today "Let the good times roll" has become "Wash your hands." It reminds all of us that we have always hoped beloved New Orleans would never have to go through another Katrina but we never know. Take care of each other and we will pray that you get the support you're going to need so much.

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