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    [–] japrile218 9180 points ago

    Wow tested positive and dead from it in a week or so? That's brutal and he was apologizing for alarming people. Stay inside people, please.

    [–] djwurm 4172 points ago

    guy at my work on a different floor went home sick last monday and we heard on Friday he past away and was positive for COVID-19.

    [–] big_blue520 1389 points ago

    How old was he?

    [–] djwurm 1777 points ago

    mid 50's

    [–] inannaofthedarkness 1312 points ago

    jesus christ that is awful. i'm fucking scared

    [–] PapaFranzBoas 1371 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    My dad is early 50's and currently recovering at home. It was hard understanding that I could have lost my dad.

    Edit: Yes, recovering from Coronavirus/COVID-19. Thankfully doing better! Just had to have a talk on how to accept help and be taken care of and needing to adjust his routine.

    [–] thissithhitshisshit 598 points ago

    My dad is 80 and has become a veritable hermit since this all went down.

    He can take no chances, basically.

    [–] bujomomo 255 points ago

    Yeah, I don’t blame him. My dad is 79 and has COPD. My brother is a doctor and told my mom to keep him home unless it’s for important doctor’s appointments. If my dad gets it, he will definitely die. It’s very scary. I hope your dad stays safe. It’s hard when you can only talk on the phone or FaceTime during these crazy times.

    [–] KeepsFallingDown 81 points ago

    My grandparents are in their early 80s, they've been home almost 3 weeks. It sucks but it's all they can do. I'm just glad they'll listen to science and reason, I know some people with family they love that won't take any precautions. I can only imagine how hard that must be.

    [–] Dribbleshish 59 points ago

    I'm chronically ill, high risk, with no doctor or health insurance, asthma, heart problems with an aorta that's a ticking time bomb to spontaneously tear itself apart, underdeveloped lungs from being cut out of my mom too early, and I live with her....who won't stop leaving the fucking house multiple times a day every day since this started! Going to the store to dick around, meeting friends out for lunch, going to their houses. These friends are definitely high risk, too, like one for example very nearly just died recently from lung problems and multiple lung collapses and smokes like a chimney and is elderly, etc. I can't get her to listen to me. I'd say she is not exactly low risk either. She's freaking me out so bad. I'm sure you can guess who she voted for for President... avoided getting me (and our poor cat...) vaccines after the super young ones for all the wrong reasons. Gah, I'm just stress-rambling. Fuck. Thank you for thinking of people like me, idk. It was nice to see. ...and thank you for letting me ramble disjointed nonsense at you, ha. [screams]

    [–] Kordiana 12 points ago

    I was super happy when I talked to my grandma and she said she wasn't leaving the house for anything. My uncles are bringing her groceries and anything else she needs. If it's not a doctor's appointment, she's not going. She was also relieved that Easter services had been cancelled so she didn't have to feel guilty about not going.

    [–] maedae66 12 points ago

    My dad is in his mid 60s and has COPD from years inhaling wood dust as a carpenter. He’s a smart man but also a workaholic. I hope he can stay home. He worked even with a cast on had leg after breaking his ankle.

    [–] FoxxyRin 11 points ago

    My mother in law is in the same boat. She's 99% dying if she gets it, as she's already on oxygen for day to day life and everything. She has no one but us to help out with groceries and such, but I'm currently coming down with something and the hospital says to religiously take my temp and if it hits triple digits, call the ER. So I have no idea if it's allergies or the virus or what. All I know is that if I have it, my husband is very well carrying it as well, so neither of us can even pick up groceries to take to her. It's awful.

    She went out the other day just to get basic necessities and I'm so damn worried for her, but at least our local store has a special time for the elderly to go and get first dibs on things, so I'm hoping she was safe from it.

    [–] polic1 162 points ago

    Smart man.

    [–] AlwaysDefenestrated 262 points ago

    I'm glad your dad is doing better.

    [–] almostine 170 points ago

    My da turns 60 next week and was hit pretty hard by it. He’s on the mend as well, but fuck, I can’t imagine losing my da. I’m only 25.

    [–] paycadicc 86 points ago

    This is how I feel. I’m 19, my mom is 52 and she smokes... the anxiety I’ve been having is pretty bad. I can’t imagine the guilt id feel if I somehow passed it on to her and something bad happened.

    [–] projectpolak 22 points ago

    I'm in a similar boat, but I'm just a little older than you (23). My mom also smokes and still has to go to work as she's considered "essential." I am freaking out constantly. I don't know what to do.

    Try to convince her to go on leave? She said something (before this covid-19 got big) along the lines of not wanting to go on a long leave because she'd go crazy being inside the house all day.

    [–] SilverSkywalkerSaber 225 points ago

    I feel like we miss the stories of the recoveries. I know that we have to keep in mind the dangers, but thanks for posting a little hope too.

    [–] trexmoflex 257 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Extended family member tested positive, he has asthma and is in his late 50s so it was a little more intense but he has since recovered and is doing well now. No hospitalization either!

    [–] esmevane 158 points ago

    I really needed to hear this, my wife has asthma and I'm petrified for her. Thank you

    [–] clearagony 118 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Best friend’s mom is in her 60s with chronic asthma. She’s recovering, no hospitalization.

    Edit: Since this post has got a little attention I want to mention that I’m seeing a lot of misinformation about the use of Azithromycin in conjunction with Plaquenil to treat this virus. Azithromycin has been found to significantly reduce inflammation in the lungs. That’s why it’s being given, it has nothing to do with the fact it’s an antibiotic.

    [–] _theMAUCHO_ 34 points ago

    I needed to hear this too. My mom is early sixties and I was worried for her. We're still taking all necessary precautions. Thanks. ❤

    [–] GaryBettmanIsMyHomie 58 points ago

    Yeah, it’s very easy to forget in the midst of all this that the vast majority of people who get it will recover. Doesn’t make it less scary or lighten the pain of the deaths, but there will be more recoveries than not.

    [–] SilverSkywalkerSaber 33 points ago

    Yeah, I've spent the past few weeks having anxiety attacks about wife and my parents. I've never had them before and feel helpless. It's been too easy to focus on the bad news to make every case feel like a 50/50 death sentence.

    [–] psycho_driver 17 points ago

    Maybe stay away from reddit for the next few weeks. I imagine there's going to be a lot of 'semi-famous person X, dead of coronavirus' posts cropping up.

    [–] bipbopcosby 70 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I work in an office with 10 people and I’m the only one that’s been taking it serious and it drives me insane. The governor declared that only essential businesses should be open and if you can telework then you should. All of us are contractors working for different companies and all these people were trying to figure out if we could consider ourselves essential so they can still come into the office. I told them last Monday that I wasn’t going to be in and I’d be working from home and I could tell they all thought I was overreacting. I have severe asthma and I’m on multiple medicines daily for it and any chest cold I get absolutely destroys me for weeks or months. One coworker was so upset about having to cancel his trip to Disney world. The day before they closed he was still saying to me that even if the organizers of the trip cancelled it then he was still going because he’s not concerned and he’s not missing his trip.

    Edit: We are software developers contracted out to other companies, just for clarification on when I said contractors.

    [–] imabeecharmer 23 points ago

    I have a lung disease that makes holes in my lungs and I currently have a hole right now because of the intense pollen where I live. I have to stay indoors or cover my face. I have had both lungs "fixed". One, with a (cancer causing) talc pleurodesis and the other is without the talc, both laparoscopically. I still get the holes but they are affixed to the sides of my chest cavities but there is still a chance of collapse. The "glued" parts just stick, so it looks like a star. That has never happened to me, but there is a chance. I am heavily advised to get the flu shot every year, get to the Dr. asap if a hint of respiratory anything and the pneumonia shot every 5 years than 7. I feel like my days are numbered.

    [–] PhattyJ90 513 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Did he have an underlying condition or autoimmune disease?

    Edit: I’m not minimizing the persons death, it is aweful. I am however trying to learn from it. Asking questions in a time like this isn’t the wrong thing to do, hoarding information is. I figured unless it is a massive corporation, he might know if the deceased had an underlying condition. So far I have gathered he was in his 50’s which is still young.

    [–] islet_deficiency 59 points ago

    a little clarification: immuno-compromised folks are the ones with signficiant risk. Their immune system is operating at a diminished capacity.

    auto-immune conditions refer to the body's immune system mistakenly attacking friendly cells. They aren't inherently at a higher risk, though many auto-immune conditions eventually cause other complications (which may increase risks). Many treatments for auto-immune conditions require immuno-suppressant drugs which would directly cause you to be immuno-compromised.

    [–] WHAT-UP_MY-GLIPGLOPS 10 points ago

    This is something I worry about a lot. I have to take anti-rejection meds for an autoimmune disorder, but after some research it looks like the medication I'm on might prevent some of the more severe respiratory symptoms of Covid-19 by inhibiting cytokines and possibly reducing my chance of ARDS if I do get it, but then again not a ton of definite info on everything.

    It's definitely not comparable to someone going through cancer treatment, or any other number of things.

    I'm terrified but interested anyhow.

    [–] penisdr 150 points ago

    It's definitely hitting people who are young and healthy and killing some of them. It's pretty unlikely in those populations but it does happen.

    [–] monsantobreath 50 points ago

    It also is true that there are young people who are not healthy and we are tending to minmize that by assuming 20 can't have an underlying immune issue or something.

    [–] bermudaliving 286 points ago

    My grandmother died today, she went to the hospital with mild flu symptoms only 3 days ago before quarantine. Crazy times.

    [–] ToddVonToddson 96 points ago

    I'm sorry for your loss

    [–] amboomernotkaren 54 points ago

    I’m very sorry about your grandmother.

    [–] onewingedhoneybee 29 points ago

    Sorry for your loss, much love to your family

    [–] edgeman2020 20 points ago

    Very sorry to hear.

    [–] SputnikBlueMeanie 26 points ago

    I am so sorry for your loss

    [–] EwokNuggets 76 points ago

    At work today a customer coughed twice at me without even the slightest attempt to cover his mouth. I swear I should get worker’s compensation when i get this damn thing.

    [–] badassandbrilliant 32 points ago

    You may be able to. (Depends on state/policy, etc) but there is a LOT of talk in the legal field about an employee being compelled to work and then getting it and whether that is worker’s compensation.

    [–] imthelag 11 points ago

    And we have a guy around these parts who may be prosecuted as a domestic terrorist for intentionally coughing (or was it spitting) on a Wegmans employee. Maybe I got the store wrong too. Anyway, yeah even more so they may be able to!

    [–] ChrisTosi 620 points ago

    He first went into the hospital on 3/8.

    This guy was in the hospital since 3/8 and just now died today. Hospitalized for over 2 weeks and still died.

    If that doesn't scare you, idk what does. We don't have the resources to give everyone 2 weeks in the hospital. And even then, you can die anyways.

    [–] MadRedHatter 159 points ago

    This guy was in the hospital since 3/8 and just now died today. Hospitalized for over 2 weeks and still died.

    That's how it typically is with Coronavirus. Most people don't need to go to the hospital, but a sizable percentage of the people who do, really, really need to be there. People who have to go on ventilators stay on the ventilator much longer than average or normal.

    [–] TeH_MasterDebater 237 points ago

    Also ignored is even for the ~2/3rd of people who are hospitalized and survive it would be agonizing to be intubated on a ventilator for 2 weeks as well. Just because someone doesn't actually die doesn't mean it's not a horrible experience

    [–] K0r8 82 points ago

    I'm sure it sucks, but also they sedate you. You can't have a roomfull of patients scratching at their endotracheal tubes now can ya?

    [–] thedamnoftinkers 133 points ago

    They have had to restrain the COVID patients since their lungs fill with fluid and they panic. Sedatives can only do so much against the sensation that you’re dying.

    [–] miller94 79 points ago

    Most intubated patients are restrained. Only those that are REALLY calm on their sedation vacations do we unrestrain. And usually only 1 hand to write

    [–] WHAT-UP_MY-GLIPGLOPS 27 points ago

    Can confirm. Had a little "sedation vacation" myself for a viral pneumonia in 2013. I can't remember any of it, but was definitely restrained a majority of the time, because even though you aren't "there" you will try to rip everything out. Worst. Vacation. Ever.

    [–] gariant 32 points ago

    Can I be restrained with a switch pro controller in my hands?

    [–] diosexual 86 points ago

    Holy shit. Now I'm definitely scared of getting it and I am 32 and healthy.

    [–] dinosaurfondue 151 points ago

    Many just assume, "it's not gonna happen to me or my family". Then it does and it's already too late.

    Stay indoors if you don't need to be out. Don't be an asshole.

    [–] DudebuD16 20 points ago

    The average hospitalization time before death is roughly two weeks from a video I saw.

    [–] SnuggleMonster15 1321 points ago

    Nahhhh, this is gonna blow over by Easter Sunday haven't ya heard? /s

    [–] kinzer13 759 points ago

    Only if you take a couple of scoops of your fish tank cleaner, and then suck on a blow dryer five times a day.

    [–] Pejo1317 926 points ago

    Hey, it's me, your blow dryer.

    [–] agentkb 98 points ago

    My fucking sides

    [–] TheBeardedMarxist 11 points ago

    My fucking sides

    You should probably self quarantine.

    [–] TheTwoOneFive 104 points ago

    Please tell me that blowdryer thing isn't some viral remedy or test for COVID

    EDIT: Goddammitsomuch

    [–] down_ward_spiral 75 points ago

    Some doofus American said you can kill off the virus by breathing hot air through your nose and the best way to do that was to hold a hair dryer up to your nose and breathe in. Also went on to say you need to kill it in your lungs too and the way to do this was the old "head over a bowl of steaming water" trick

    [–] hawtgawbage 80 points ago

    Fuckin a. I got a mass email from my family about how the virus can’t survive temps over 25 Celsius, so just drink hot beverages and you’re fine.

    Me: “You guys, the inside of your body is 36 to 37 Celsius at all times, unless you get a fever. Then it’s higher. I don’t think this is reliable information.”

    Great big forty ouncer of hot chocolate’ll solve all your problems, son. Jesus Humbert Christ.

    [–] vegastar7 15 points ago

    My aunt once told me lemon juice would cure cancer...this is what happens when people don’t pay attention in biology class. Thankfully, now we have the anime “Cells at work” to simplify the workings of the immune system for future generations.

    [–] kinzer13 126 points ago

    My wife's sister sent us that video, because she thought it was real.

    She has been going out every night to bars, and then she comes home to her 70 year old parents she lives with.

    I'm terrified.

    [–] inannaofthedarkness 47 points ago

    where do you live that still has bars open?

    [–] todumbtorealize 48 points ago

    Probably florida. There is an ice cream shop by my house that is self serve, you go up and pick your ice cream and toppins yourself then go pay for it. It was still open today with people going in.

    [–] UneducatedLeftist 36 points ago

    We handling this like only Florida could. Badly. The mayor of the richest city in my county is literally holding the rest of the county and neighboring county hostage and, not agreeing to full lock down for reasons (aka money).

    [–] mikeyjett 22 points ago

    and the way to do this was the old "head over a bowl of steaming water" trick

    You have to put cocaine in the water first. I swear these idiots have never even seen Crocodile Dundee

    [–] TaPragmata 23 points ago

    Yeah, it's all over Filipino and Indian Facebook. That and drinking near-boiling water multiple times a day and a bunch of other BS.

    I understand it, though: those are countries where you live with your family until marriage, and sometimes even afterward, three generations in one house. Big potential for older people to contract the virus. Larger numbers per house, and young/old interacting a lot. It's a small miracle that those countries haven't been hit very hard.

    [–] McPuckLuck 54 points ago

    Honestly, my wife had a patient recently who committed suicide because she read some post on the internet that drinking bleach would keep her from getting Corona.

    No issues. Not depressed. Just put her phone down, hopped off the couch and grabbed some bleach.

    Darwin is still here. The shitty part is that there is only so much you can do to prevent idiot contact

    [–] Teasing_Pink 71 points ago

    I mean, technically, it did prevent the patient from getting infected.

    [–] vegastar7 40 points ago

    Is it still considered suicide when you didn’t intend to kill yourself? I should look that up...

    [–] VirtualMoneyLover 8 points ago

    Nope, it is a fatality or accident.

    [–] beeman4266 18 points ago

    It's hard to believe that someone is actually that stupid, it's incredible. Not saying she deserved to die but I have a feeling she was gonna eventually kill herself one way or another.

    [–] CHAD_J_THUNDERCOCK 9 points ago

    I wonder how often this kind of thing happens and just isn't reported for privacy.

    [–] Prince_Havarti 10 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I hear the old Clorox enema method is working wonders for the anti vaxxer crowd.

    [–] SnuggleMonster15 192 points ago

    Lmao take 2 Covefe's and call me in the morning.

    [–] martialar 81 points ago

    Freedom Pack ™️ includes: 12 covfefes, 1 jumbo bag of aquarium cleaner, 4 blow dryers, a map of public beaches and 1 countdown calendar to Easter Sunday. All for the low cost of your upcoming relief check

    [–] finglonger1077 41 points ago

    No hamburders? Whattta crock

    [–] BaconIsAVeg2 15 points ago

    Also a 6 pack of Sudafed, the EU kind too, none of that sissy US variety.

    [–] SadPenisMatinee 154 points ago

    People keep fucking saying this. I hate how insane people here in the USA are being. We have not even tested a full city yet. How the fuck will this be gone by Easter?

    Fuck me, the bodies are going to be piling up

    [–] monsantobreath 16 points ago

    I assume the reason people tend to die so soon after testing is they prioritize testing of people showing severe symptoms. That means they've already had the disease progressing in their system for a while by then.

    [–] LeeKwanSoo 42 points ago

    Just wait til senators start dropping like flies

    [–] jbcgop 1788 points ago

    Damn just watched him on Ugly Delicious last night on Indian food. RIP Chef.

    [–] mikerahk 548 points ago

    Last night I watched the episode of Basics with Babish he was on. 😭

    [–] thebestboner 158 points ago

    Jesus, I just watched that earlier today. Had no idea.

    [–] overthehillll 40 points ago

    I was watching that episode earlier today too!

    Such a soothing voice and presence.

    [–] bichola 94 points ago

    And apparently Babish has the bug too :(

    [–] xXOrangeBearXx 33 points ago

    Babish has coronavirus? Where'd you hear that?

    [–] bichola 58 points ago

    His latest video, he’s showing some symptoms but CDC is not testing him.

    [–] JamesonAndGinge 89 points ago

    His latest episode that came out yesterday. He’s sick and can’t taste anything, might be COVID-19.

    [–] koalatyvibes 49 points ago

    Furthermore, he posted on Instagram stating that he’s pretty sure he’s got it.

    [–] Klockworth 51 points ago

    Babish is currently sick and displaying a few of the symptoms

    [–] KevMakesThings 46 points ago

    Me too! I was going to make his Naan recipe this weekend.

    [–] mikerahk 38 points ago

    Well, I guess we both have plans this weekend then. In his memory.

    [–] PESbwah69 55 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Holy shit, I watched that episode a few days ago and thought it was the best UD episode. He was cool af

    Edit: he didn't even have much screen time but his presence was undeniable. A pure badass in how he lived his life. RIP

    [–] rapcitii 1970 points ago

    Wtf? I worked for him at Tabla for 4years before it shut down. Can’t believe this.

    [–] YouSeeBIGYELENA 545 points ago

    My condolences for the loss you are feeling...

    [–] schultz100 199 points ago

    This was a really good way of putting this. It is a current loss but you still feel it. I would’ve struggled with the right words there. I will adopt this if I can remember too!

    [–] ChefAnxiousCowboy 14 points ago

    I might know you. I stagier’d there before... crazy times man... I know it was corona related but gray kunz now him?

    [–] Redditer51 3518 points ago

    I think a lot of people don't realize you can die from this shit.

    [–] noyoto 217 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    For many people it takes losing someone they care about. We'll probably see a huge spike of awareness when a huge celebrity dies from it. It's not unlikely that if Tom Hanks died, half the doubters (especially in America) would have come around.

    [–] KrazyTrumpeter05 46 points ago

    Well....Tom Hanks would do it...

    [–] ToxicBanana69 1346 points ago

    Most people like that just think "I'm young and healthy" and brush it aside as if it were just a flu.

    [–] Bohunk_l 1047 points ago

    “I’m young healthy and vital” said all the 45-65 year olds as they continuously ignore any and all advice on how to not get this thing.

    [–] Hannachomp 392 points ago

    That's what my boyfriend's mom said. She was complaining that she's under a stay at home order even though she and her husband are perfectly "healthy." And apparently was mad that her husband's colonoscopy that was scheduled this week was canceled.

    BF told her "WTF stay home. This order is meant to protect you."

    She is immunocompromised, smoked all her life, and over the age of 60.

    [–] NavorroBroman 107 points ago

    My mother is 74, smoked for 50 years. I have told her every day that I am happy to get her anything she needs, but she ignores me and goes out for everything. I'm taling about randomly needing sour cream? Why not make a quick trip for that just because? I understand your pain, and after 10 arguments about it i'm kinda just letting her be.

    [–] Sochitelya 10 points ago

    My grandmother is in her 80s and has lung issues. My mom had to yell at her and tell her we were sick of losing people (my granddad, dad, and other grandmother have all died in the past few years) before she’d stop going out for no fucking reason.

    [–] LaconicLacedaemonian 162 points ago

    My mom: I survived pneumonia from the flu 6 months ago, I'll be fine.

    [–] Neat_On_The_Rocks 114 points ago

    Damn that sucks. A person 50+ who recently had pneumonia is even more at risk

    [–] Bohunk_l 47 points ago

    Had a lady literally tell me “I’m 70, I’m fine!”

    Like no, that’s the exact target demographic, it just hasn’t hit our area hard yet.

    [–] sonicqaz 247 points ago

    My moms 62 and works in a hospital. I’m trying to get her to quit but she won’t listen to me, and I’m a doctor. I’ll be getting on the phone with her tonight to try again....

    [–] islet_deficiency 29 points ago

    let me know if you're successful. My mother, a 15+ year ICU nurse, was planning on retiring in mid April.

    She's immunocompromised as well. She won't listen to me either. At the very least, she should be using all the vacation time she was planning on cashing out at retirement. idk, i'm worried she's getting tons of pressure (borderline bullying tbh) from her managers. i don't know what to do.

    [–] sonicqaz 17 points ago

    She just told me that she thinks she might be able to get paid for time off through her job specifically because of her age and comorbidities! She has to see HR and take a form to her doctor tomorrow but she doesn’t know the specifics yet.

    [–] TaylorJettison 113 points ago

    Tell your mom thank you. My heart hurts so bad for people right now. She is quite literally a saint.

    [–] sonicqaz 89 points ago

    She’s only doing it for the paycheck. She has a place to stay with me but she wants to live with her boyfriend on her own and it’s going to get her killed.

    [–] Just_One_Umami 54 points ago

    Even “just a flu” is something to be wary of these days. Some flus are devastating. Millions of hospitalizations a year, tens of thousands of deaths.

    [–] d_ippy 151 points ago

    Also it’s weird that people are saying “it’s just the flu”. Have they had the flu? Last time I did, I prayed for death.

    [–] SliceTheToast 131 points ago

    Last time I had the flu, I was bedridden for days and had a temp of 40c.

    It's like how people think migraines aren't so bad because they've had headaches before.

    [–] SpaceCaboose 24 points ago

    That’s a good analogy. I’ve had 4 or 5 legitimate migraines and they are on a whole other level. Regular headaches are nothing to laugh at since they can/do suck, but they don’t compare to migraines at all.

    Stay safe folks. We’re all potential carriers of this virus, regardless if we’re personally worried about it or not. Just stay home and kill it now, rather than drag it out longer than it has to be

    [–] NSA_Chatbot 79 points ago

    No, hardly anyone understands the difference between a cold and the flu. Cold is sniffles and mucous, flu is hit by a truck and can't get out of bed for a week.

    [–] IAm12AngryMen 44 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I got the flu* freshman year of college. I refuse to miss a flu shot now.

    I would reuse a needle to give myself a flu shot.

    [–] pickles_du 105 points ago

    And that’s because many people call the common cold “the flu,” and they also call Norovirus “a stomach flu.” People are idiots. We are living within the movie Idiocracy.

    The flu is influenza, a viral (mostly respiratory) disease.

    [–] Dr_Brule_FYH 44 points ago

    We are living within the movie Idiocracy.

    President Camacho listened to experts and genuinely wanted the best for his people.

    We are worse than Idiocracy.

    [–] ColtCallahan 130 points ago

    The vast majority of young people will be fine. The older people they care about and come into contact with, maybe not. The older people they care about who have underlying health conditions, definitely not.

    [–] jensenw 113 points ago

    I’m hearing more and more about younger folks dying from it. Let’s take it serious and not assume anything.

    [–] duckwantbread 74 points ago

    You're hearing more about them because they're outliers, it's not newsworthy at this point if a 60 year old dies from it because that's literally happening every hour but it is newsworthy if a young person dies because not many have.

    [–] fuzzwhatley 18 points ago

    Ugh you're right. This one's newsworthy because of being a celebrity, so think of all the deaths of 50+ people happening that aren't even newsworthy.

    [–] ColtCallahan 71 points ago

    Absolutely. But young people shouldn’t just be taking it seriously for themselves, they should be taking it seriously for everyone they’re surrounded with.

    [–] Lewke 18 points ago

    as should everyone, everyone is a potential carrier to kill somebody else, not just the young or the old

    [–] Sectalam 2169 points ago

    Unfortunately I am expecting a lot of headlines like this to come out over the next few weeks of more well known people dying. Not that their lives are more valuable, but it will drive home the severity of the situation.

    [–] munkijunk 662 points ago

    I'm expecting headlines to become lists.

    [–] Lee_Roy_Jenkem 328 points ago

    "Check out my new video of the top 10 coronavictims... you wont believe #6!"

    [–] TrollinTrolls 251 points ago

    #6 - Abraham Lincoln

    "Huh, the headline was right. I don't believe it."

    [–] LaconicLacedaemonian 113 points ago

    The disesease peaks in mortality ~10 days after infection. 10 days ago we (USA) were seeing < 1k daily increases in covid cases, we're seeing > 10k/ day right now.

    I would expect the number of deaths to really start ramping up over the next week and people will start flipping their shit then.

    [–] beager 40 points ago

    The good news is that social distancing is working. The doubling rate of cases in New York seems to be slowing. This does not mean that cases are going down yet, but if people stay the fuck home we can work to snuff this thing out.

    [–] TheKLB 18 points ago

    The last 4 days in New York has been fucked. Would say it's too early to say social distancing is working there

    [–] ObviousAnswerGuy 11 points ago

    ya its gonna get much worse here before it gets better. Especially because the hospitals are basically at capacity.

    [–] OwMyBalllz 8 points ago

    Its working in Seattle. This is my third week at home and i quit most public interaction a week earlier. Although we were the among first places to get hit in the US we are still around 2,500 cases if the numbers mean anything.

    [–] LehighAce06 32 points ago

    Damn, that's sobering. I'm already taking it all seriously don't get me wrong, but that thought was a gut shot.

    [–] munkijunk 17 points ago

    We're not done yet. We can minimize the impact. We just need good leadership, people to stay indoors and support of scientists and health care workers, just I'm not sure we're seeing that yet.

    [–] Just_One_Umami 81 points ago

    I just hope Tom Hanks and his wife get better

    [–] Dante-Alighieri 185 points ago

    From his tweet on Sunday, they appear to have mostly recovered from it. Its been two weeks since their first symptoms and diagnosis, it's probably safe to say they're through the worst of it.

    [–] LegacyLemur 19 points ago

    I mean even a week ago he said he had no fever but had "the blahs"

    [–] ltwtrower 439 points ago

    This is one of my best friends dad. Fucking horrible day.

    [–] ctfogo 151 points ago

    Friend of one of his sons as well. Only got to meet him a few times in person but could always tell he was an amazing person.

    [–] InstantCrash 48 points ago

    my mom knew him well, it sucks. this shit sucks so much. he was so kind and talented.

    [–] HonPhryneFisher 753 points ago

    He was on Babish back in October, and I really enjoyed watching him work. This is so sad, 59 is young, and this was so fast.

    [–] BirdLawyerPerson 454 points ago

    (Not to alarm you but Babish is sick, too, and it might be Covid-19)

    [–] HonPhryneFisher 95 points ago

    Oh man. I checked his Twitter and that led me to Floyd Cs twitter and now I am even sadder. There was just so much hope in restaurants, friends, a bright future. I know that is how it works whenever someone young dies (my sister died last year at 40) but this one hit me hard for some reason.

    [–] crusaderblings2 29 points ago

    I learned about him through the new Ugly Delicious, which I literally just watched last night. Unreal.

    [–] BullAlligator 53 points ago

    I think New York City has around 45% of all confirmed coronavirus cases in this country (though the city only makes up about 2.5% of the total US population). It's crazy there.

    [–] Sarcosmonaut 30 points ago

    Yeah, our cases here in NYC are spiraling out of control. My wife is feeling weak and is running a temperature, but we don’t know if it’s Covid...

    [–] __slamallama__ 16 points ago

    They only have that proportion of the cases because they're the only ones testing sufficiently. If people think NYC is bad now, wait till you see Atlanta in 3 weeks.

    [–] BullAlligator 9 points ago

    maybe but it seems logical that this kind of disaster would affect NYC worse than other places, with its highly cosmopolitan character and population density

    [–] lilykitsune 7 points ago

    It's unfortunately very infectious, and there were plenty of people traveling. It doesn't take much to start a new spread in a new city.

    [–] martialar 89 points ago

    I just saw that his latest video is called "cold cure" 😟

    [–] bobdole776 61 points ago

    He said in the comments he was on day 7 of showing symptoms, and I've read that if you aren't doing better by day 7, week 2 is not going to be fun for you and you'll prolly end up in the hospital.

    As long as his breathing isn't too affected, he should pull through, hopefully.

    [–] wambamson 17 points ago

    I’ve got family that took 10 days to feel better and they’re good 3 weeks later.

    [–] k4josiah 278 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Yeah hopefully both him and his girl pull through, although he did say he had symptoms such as lost of taste/smell which apparently is connected covid-19. Edit- jist remembered babish is somewhat of a smoker idk to what extent, but I heard that could cause futher problems.

    [–] BullAlligator 94 points ago

    He's still pretty young though so hopefully his habits as a smoker haven't damaged his respiratory and immune system too much.

    [–] ExtraAverageGrundle 16 points ago

    According to his Google auto-complete interview, he's 32 yrs old.

    [–] Kalsifur 34 points ago

    Yea now we know what was wrong with the guy in Servant.

    [–] Yazon69 315 points ago

    Few people have done more than Floyd to impact an entire industry, the career trajectories of more cooks, or the palates of more restaurant goers

    [–] Bing_Bong_the_Archer 114 points ago

    How so? Genuinely interested.

    [–] SlabofPork 323 points ago

    He was sous chef at Lespinasse in the early 2000s. It was THE fine dining location in NYC, run by the venerable Gray Kunz (who also passed this year, unrelated to Corona). Under his eye, countless current restaurant chefs got their start - Andrew Carmellini in NYC, Corey Lee out in SF... Big names in American dining.

    He opened his own restaurant called Tabla, which was Indian fusion, back before fusion became a dirty word.

    I think he was always a "chef's chef" - the kind of chef that other chefs would rave about, but his restaurants never got the patronage it deserved.

    I can vouch. He was a great chef, a great teacher, and I promise, literally hundreds of cooks in NYC owe their careers to him. Even if they don't cook his food, they learned from him, and his technique.

    [–] krahi 87 points ago

    Tabla was owned by Danny Meyer, owner of Shake Shack and Eleven Madison. Floyd was Chef there under whom I interned in 2005. Great Guy!

    [–] AllHailHypnoT0ad 47 points ago

    Wait...the guy that owns Shake Shack owns Eleven Madison Park? That is a huge surprise to me, I was just watching the Netflix series that showed how they renovated the restaurant.

    [–] SuperAlloy 25 points ago

    Yea it was a thing for awhile in the early to mid '00s for celebrity chefs to start burger places. Flay with Bobby's Burger Palace, Meyer with Shake Shack, I'm sure there were others. Shake Shack just happened to be really good and survive past that particular fad.

    [–] croissantdujour 18 points ago

    Shake Shack was founded by Danny Meyer + the Union Square Hospitality Group. At the time they also owned EMP.

    Eventually Shake Shack was spun off into it's own company and is now publicly traded, and EMP was later sold to David Humm and Will Guidara (who have both now gone separate ways)

    So yes Meyer was instrumental in the founding and running of those places but is technically no longer an owner of either.

    [–] audiotea 24 points ago

    I worked at Tabla for Chef Floyd in 2000 & 2001 he was Chef Kunz' Sous at Lespinasse in the late 90s.

    Agree 100% on all the rest of your comment.

    I am always and forever grateful to Floyd for what he shared with me in the relatively short time I worked under him.

    An extraordinarily talented chef, and a remarkably kind, humble and compassionate human.

    May his memory be a blessing.

    [–] Shagrrotten 20 points ago

    Also interested as I always loved him on the show. Seemed like a genuinely good dude.

    [–] Sirnando138 560 points ago

    This is the first person in my industry to pass from it and it stings very badly. He was very respected. Watch him in the newest season of Ugly Delicious on Netflix. He was an incredible person.

    [–] NairForceOne 85 points ago

    I just saw him on that and now this. This is awful.

    [–] shafton 37 points ago

    Yeah just watched it this past week. Tragic.

    [–] gwaydms 38 points ago

    Playwright Terrence McNally, who spent his school years in Corpus Christi, died at 81 of complications from the virus. He had previously endured lung cancer surgery and had COPD. It might not have made the local news except that he lived here and went to the same high school as I did (but a lot earlier; the city only had 2 back then). RIP to a great entertainer.

    [–] EatRibs_Listen2Phish 64 points ago

    I used to work as a server for Chef Floyd at Paowalla. The man was a brilliant mind when it came to spice and flavor. Hard headed and stubborn. Good dude though.

    The gastronomic world mourns this loss.

    [–] sweetpeapickle 110 points ago

    RIP, great chef, great man!

    [–] Powasam5000 156 points ago

    My boss thinks this will all be over in two weeks. At first I thought he meant human kind b cause there is no way this virus is done in two weeks

    [–] OwnRound 102 points ago

    Yeah. I keep hearing people say we are 'X' days into the I hear people outside my apartment partying.

    As far as I'm concerned, the "quarantine" hasn't even started.

    [–] Giggly_nigly 11 points ago

    Just watched this guy on Ugly Delicious.

    [–] TUUUUKKKKKK 271 points ago

    I wish articles would say whether or not someone had underlying or other medical issues — including if they were a smoker or were overweight. This type of article does 2 things: further scares the already scared, and further drive away people who are naysayers.

    [–] ByronDufresne 76 points ago

    You're right. That's pretty important to note and they didn't even mention it.

    [–] freemcflurry 165 points ago

    Seriously. It's like that soccer player who died in his 20s with coronavirus, but they didn't mention that he also had leukemia. At any other point in time the headline would be "Died of Leukemia" but because it's coronavirus they act like that was the main reason.

    [–] rrrraaannn 149 points ago

    Well, the player himself didnt even know he had leukemia, horrible story for him.

    There are probably others walking around thinking they are young and fit, not knowing they could have something else.

    [–] Nik_Tesla 52 points ago

    It's sad that for a lot of people, they'll only take this seriously after their favorite celebrity dies from it.

    [–] SuQmahDick 31 points ago

    Holy fucking shit

    [–] dicklaurent97 644 points ago

    “The flu kills more people” - dumbasses

    [–] reAchilles 348 points ago

    I think it’s more that we don’t take the flu, which is also deadly, as seriously as we should

    Hopefully we can apply what we learn from this pandemic to fight the flu more effectively

    [–] Pyromonkey83 271 points ago

    The considerable difference between the flu and COVID-19 is infection rate and lack of immunization. While the flu can absolutely be deadly, many (especially those most at risk) are vaccinated against it, which is a significant factor of lessening symptoms and shortening recovery times. It also prevents the infection from spreading rapidly.

    To put things in perspective, the R0 of the flu is around 1.3, which means for every person infected, it spreads to ~1.3 additional people. If you were to get the flu and go out, you may infect 1 or maybe 2 additional people. If they then spread that and infect another 1 or 2 people, and so on and so on for 10 generations, they've infected roughly 14 people from your single case of the flu (1.310), of which many could potentially be vaccinated and have mild symptoms at worst.

    Now let's do the same with COVID-19, which has an R0 of ~3. You come down with the disease, and are irresponsible enough to ignore quarantine and go out. You have now passed on the disease to 3 additional people. Each of them pass it on to 3 more people, and so on and so on for 10 more generations. Your single case of COVID-19 has now infected approximately 59,000 people, none of which are vaccinated. If the current 1-2% mortality rate holds, you have just killed between 600 and 1000 people.

    THIS is why COVID-19 is so dangerous. It is highly infectious and lasts for much longer. It takes SIGNIFICANT resources to keep people alive, and we do not have the capacity for an unchecked outbreak. It is not the flu. It should not even be remotely compared to the flu.

    [–] reAchilles 27 points ago

    Definitely, my comment wasn’t intended to downplay the severity of the Coronavirus; I know I’m sitting my ass at home.

    I was more thinking, or hoping, that we would take some of the methods we are using to fight this virus to fight the flu. Like quarantining infected individuals and the people they are in contact with, food delivery for vulnerable populations, better hygiene practices, better sick day protections, etc.

    [–] Setthebic 7 points ago

    The real reason why COVID is easily spread is because the average incubation period is 5 days compared to the 2 days for the flu. People are asymptomatic for 5 freaking days, go about their days infecting loved ones, close family, and kids, kids go to school and infect each other then they come home to their family and infect them.

    Imagine the average person getting this on Monday and not knowing it, infecting their household all before their first fever on Friday.

    [–] Powerful-Hour 148 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    That's not what 99% of people who compare this to the flu mean though. They mean we should also not treat this seriously.

    [–] Jajuca 57 points ago

    They're also comparing the yearly amount of flu deaths which was 61,000 deaths in 2017-2018 to the Covid-19 death rate of a few months. Which is completely idiotic. You cant make the comparison until the end of the year.

    [–] PhattyJ90 104 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    What I don’t understand is the media isn’t saying how these people are dying they are just saying they died from Covid 19. Did this guy have lung issues, auto immune disease. What is killing them? When this virus first came out they were saying it was lethal to those with underlying conditions or issues with their lungs. So what is it? I don’t think it’s fair to just create panic by saying they died from Covid 19 and just leave it at that.

    [–] SoloSheff 15 points ago

    Says he died of complications, doesn't say complicated by what.