Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a virus closely related to the SARS virus. The disease is the cause of the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak. It passes from one person to others via respiratory droplets produced from the airways, often during coughing or sneezing. Time from exposure to onset of symptoms is generally between 2 and 14 days, with an average of 5 days. Hand washing, maintaining distance from people who are coughing, and not touching one's face with unwashed hands are measures recommended to prevent the disease. It is recommended to cover one's nose and mouth with a tissue or a bent elbow when coughing.People may have few symptoms or develop fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Cases can progress to pneumonia and multi-organ failure. There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment, with management involving treatment of symptoms, supportive care, and experimental measures. The case fatality rate is estimated at between 1% and 3%.The World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend those who suspect that they are carrying the virus wear a surgical face mask and seek medical advice by calling a doctor rather than directly visiting a clinic in person. Masks are also recommended for those who are taking care of someone with a suspected infection. Masks are not recommended for the general public. The WHO has declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). As of 29 February, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States are areas having evidence of community transmission of the disease.

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  1. 2A2Dend

    Covid-19 Services Installed Automatically On Your Device

    Who's in control? Auto Updates, Auto install, Bluetooth No option to "Opt-Out" How to Turn Off COVID-19 Exposure Tracking and Notifications on Android I have 60 days left (and counting) before I can wipe my phone clean of everything installed.
  2. RicInOR

    Other State  MS - City of Jackson Ban on Open Carry Struck Down -- COVID-19 Related

    Federal judge strikes down city's ban on open-carry firearms
  3. The Heretic

    There’s a one-in-three chance of a ‘massive’ disaster that could be worse than COVID-19, says Deutsche Bank 2020 reminds me of the old joke about how this guy convinced the government to put all the mobile homes in one place in Kansas as a solution to...
  4. Nosferatu

    THANK YOU Covid-19

    for forcing the County to get off their asses and make online CCW renewals possible. No line, no waiting. Fill out the app, answer the eligibility questions, upload ID pictures, pay the fee and you're done.
  5. kbf64

    What happened to Covid-19?

    So now it's okay to loot en masse?
  6. ATCclears

    Higher risk of blackouts in some big urban areas this Summer
  7. The Heretic

    Americans flee crowded cities amid COVID-19, consider permanent moves I think the value of my property just shot up. :D
  8. supersixone

    6 weeks of quarantine bored AF builds

    So I was bored and decided to spend my many hours of down time building a steam punk AR15 pistol. Surprisingly there are not many steam punk real ar guns on the internet. I have three coats and sanded through to create a worn and rusty look. I have a 1930's motrocola vacuum tube radio bulb...
  9. DB is Here

    Other State  CITING COVID-19, JACKSON MAYOR BANS OPEN CARRY Dummy...:s0109:
  10. gmerkt

    Got my first Covid-19 haircut yesterday

    It turned out pretty good. Mrs. Merkt taught herself how to do it with the help of Youtube. No pictures.
  11. ATCclears

    Financial preparedness if you rely on your State for job/income

    I am posting this as a FYI rather than a political statement. I think many States will face significant financial challenges in 2020 due to the resulting unemployment rates from the Covid-19 lockdown...
  12. DB is Here

    National  The U.S. Senators That Used COVID-19 To Push Their Gun Control Agenda
  13. clearconscience

    MOH Bennie Adkins loses battle with Covid-19 at 86

    He deployed to Vietnam three times, his heroic efforts in one 1966 battle later recognized in 2014 with the awarding of the Medal of Honor. His Medal of Honor citation in part reads “During the thirty-eight hour battle and forty-eight hours of escape and evasion, fighting with mortars, machine...
  14. ATCclears

    Economic conditions on the backside of Covid-19

    ZeroHedge is usually off the charts with ‘screaming’ and wild-bubblegum predictions, but this article is an interesting read if you just jump to the end. Story Time 1929-1936 It has me wondering what might be thought of as ‘safe’, and yet will slow. For example, the Globe & Mail (Canada’s...
  15. No_Regerts

    COVID-19 Boredom Build

    I’ve been pretty bored lately with all the anti-social distancing. I’ve watched everything on Netflix, including the Tiger King. I don’t watch the news because of all the COVTards. So, I had a found that I had a spare firing pin retaining pin and decided to build a rifle around it. I call it...
  16. Glockstar

    Covid-19 Zombie Response Unit

    “A well regulated zombie response militia, necessary to the function of a zombie-free state, the right to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed...” I’ve been locked in my apartment for so long now, I ran out of movies to watch and started doing some arts and crafts projects. I decided to...
  17. CountryGent

    National  ATF, COVID-19 and FFL activities

    There was an open letter published for FFLs about business activities during the pandemic. It can be read here. Just passing it along.
  18. Joe Link

    Anyone else 3D printing COVID-19/Coronavirus PPE equipment?

    I bought an Ender 3 a couple years ago, played with it a bit, then got busy and it had been collecting dust since. Since the pandemic started I've been following the 3D printing community's response, and recently got what I needed to join the effort myself - filament, glass bed, and (most...
  19. Cavedweller

    Oregon  COVID-19 kills IP-40

    "The initiative petition, IP 40, requires 112,020 signatures to get on the November ballot. But with large events and social gatherings canceled and the health risk high for signature gatherers, chief petitioner Henry Wessinger said it’s likely impossible for the measure to make the ballot — and...
  20. CountryGent

    World Community Grid and COVID-19

    For those that not already aware of World Community Grid, it is the largest public computing grid designed to tackle medical and other scientific research projects. It runs on PC and Macs and works in the background. I've had it on all my home and office PCs since around 2005-ish. Anyway...
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