May 30, 2020

Humbled Females: new forum reply to Site News 03-21-20


New reply from _daisy_

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<p>At a Feb. 15 workshop for Zumba instructors in the South Korean city of Cheonan, one person infected with Covid-19 spread the disease to seven others, who then passed it on in the classes they taught, with the resulting outbreak <a href="https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/8/20-0633_article" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">infecting more than 100</a>. In early March, one member of the <a href="https://www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/two-covid-19-deaths-linked-to-skagit-valley-choir-practice/281-7c1d67fe-dc0a-42d1-9537-e4dfb7ab3d1a" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Skagit Valley Chorale</a> in Mount Vernon, Washington, seems to have <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6919e6.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">infected as many as 52 others</a> at choir practice. Then there’s the guy at the seafood processing plant near Accra, Ghana, who was <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-11/ghana-fish-factory-worker-infects-533-people-as-virus-cases-jump" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reported this month</a> to have infected 533 co-workers.</p>
<p>These “superspreading” events have become a trademark of the new coronavirus — at first impression quite a scary one. But most people who get the disease <em>don’t</em> pass it on to dozens of others, and many don’t pass it on to anyone at all. One <a href="https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/5-67" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">new global study</a> estimates that about 10% of those infected with Covid-19 cause 80% of the secondary transmissions; another <a href="https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.21.20104521v1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">study focused on Israel</a> puts that share between 1% and 10%. This imbalance explains a lot about why Covid-19 has spread so unevenly and unpredictably around the world. It also, perhaps counterintuitively, appears to make the disease easier to control than it would be if superspreaders weren’t so important.</p>
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<p>https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/opinion/articles/2020-05-28/superspreader-events-might-actually-help-control-covid-19?__twitter_impression=true</p>

https://humbledfemales.net/site-news/site-news-03-21-20

Original Post by Admin

Site News 03-21-20

<p>By now, everyone in the world who isn't living in a cave has heard of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is causing numerous deaths and hobbling economies throughout the world. I'm not going to write yet another vacuous "we care, stay safe" commercial communique to the membership of the community. I'm certain we've all had our fill of that. But I do sincerely hope that everyone in our community stays safe and protected during these strange, if not worrying times. Thus far, Humbled Females isn't going anywhere due to economic impact. So while many of us are at home on lock-down anyway, I encourage contributions to the forums to take your mind off the worries of the outside world for a short (hopefully short) spell. But if anyone has any breaking news to share over the coming days, please do so as it evolves. Digital meeting places like these are excellent places to share legitimate information, away from the din of busier sites, like Twitter and Facebook.</p>
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<p><strong>In the spirit of being informed beyond the fear factory, I have gathered a few links below that you might find useful.</strong></p>
<p>Live world statistics on the virus, compiled by a 17 year-old, no less, long before the authorities of other governments even thought to act (I will avoid a particular rant about a particular president on that): https://ncov2019.live/data</p>
<p>News, updates, and advice on "flattening the curve" of infections: https://www.flattenthecurve.com/</p>
<p>The CDC's official outbreak page on the virus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html</p>
<p>The WHO's Novel Coronavirus dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd</p>
<p>The WHO's Advice for the Public page: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public</p>
<p>The Red Cross's Safety Tips Page: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/coronavirus-safety.html</p>
<p>The BBC's visual guide page to the pandemic: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105</p>
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<p>If anyone has other resources to contribute, please do so in the comments below. And men: we encourage you to put your authority to good use! Make sure to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">make your girls work hard in keeping your homes especially clean and sanitized</span> during these dangerous times. Have them clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces <em>daily</em>. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets and countertops. <strong>Females:</strong> on that note, <span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-1qd0xha r-ad9z0x r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">this is an excellent time for you all to l<span style="text-decoration: underline;">earn new domestic skills or brush up on your existent ones</span>. Cooking, crocheting, candle making, bread making, soap making…the list of possibilities is nearly endless. </span></p>
<p>Please stay safe and sane, everyone.</p>
<p>Marc</p>

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