The "virus" What are your thoughts

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  1. Shenanigans77

    Shenanigans77 Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Feb 17, 2020
    Lk St. Clair
    2003 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2 Mercruiser Bravo III
    I look at it as two boat fill-ups. Feels less socialist to me that way. :)
     
  2. RBB

    RBB Active Member

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    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    8.1’s
    The way I am looking at this is I believe there are several thousand more cases
    Of the virus that is not confirmed. On the other hand I believe they have a accurate number of deaths. Which makes me believe the death rate is extremely low.
    But it’s tough when it’s one of your loved
    Ones though.
     
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  3. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    I think going forward we'll see two things:
    1) Isolation of all at risk people -- elderly and immune suppressed.
    2) Early treatment with therapeutic drugs. Let everyone go back to business and if they catch it, treat it early (keeping the out of the hospital), and build up herd immunity.
     
  4. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    What happens to that 25% when the ICU beds are already full?
     
  5. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    They seem to think they will have that covered.
    as per the Governor today: Hospitalization projection rates are showing a slowing trend.
    They’ve been converting regular beds to ICU beds and other spaces to accommodate regular beds.
    With just over 30k positives there are 888 in ICU beds today.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2020
  6. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    @yobub - Can you keep us posted regarding your buddy...I'd like to know if things change for the worse or for the better. I could see it going either way.

    Clearly they are ramping up n95 production, etc...
     
  7. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Zodiac300 w/FCT console & Yamaha 20hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    I just heard this morning that a friend of mine in LA has it. Late 40’s but he is a smoker ..he’s currently being sedated and on a ventilator in ICU.
     
  8. AeroNick

    AeroNick New Member

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    Aug 20, 2016
    SouthEast Georgia
    2007 260 Sundeck
    Merc 5.7
    I just found out I have the symptoms and not sure it is COVID-19 or some sort of flu, will wait for the tests. In the meantime I just shut the company down and let my employees go home for two weeks with paid time off. Hopefully it's negative for the COVID-19 and a just fever this morning which has gone down some. Sucks... but what can we do during these tough times. I can't even take the boat out as Morningstar Marina is shut down for the duration or until further notice and my boat is in dry storage.
     
  9. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    let's hope for a lite flu bug... get well, be well !!
     
  10. SkiPharmer

    SkiPharmer Active Member

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    Jul 27, 2014
    St. Croix River, MN
    "Apres Ski" is a 1995 Sea Ray Sundancer 330, Twin 454 MerCruiser V-Drives
    Twin 7.4 Liter Mercruisers V-drives
    Im so sorry, don't look up the stats of survival when a pt is vented from this. hope they pull thru!
     
  11. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
  12. JustRight

    JustRight Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Aug 4, 2013
    Seneca Lake, NY
    2005 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
    1996 Renken 190 open bow
    Twin 8.1 MPI inboards
    I believe NY has run more tests than anybody in the country, by far. The big numbers in NY reflect that. Like Gov. Cuomo said, “We are the canary in the coal mine.” I think this virus is throughout the country, but without a lot of tests, you don’t see it reflected in the charts and graphics shown on the news. For most of us, we’ll probably become most aware of our own local situation by keeping an eye on the status of our local Emergency Rooms/ICU and eventually, funeral homes. Hopefully they”ll identify effective therapies and vaccines in short order.
     
  13. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    @AeroNick - Hope you feel better...Keep us posted.
     
  14. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
  15. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    If you go to state department of health websites, you can usually get a county by county map. What you see is that the virus is concentrated in the cities (obviously). But you don't see the growth in the outer counties. For example, in IL outside the Chicago and suburbs, counties have less than 10 cases, many downstate have zero.
     
  16. DWABoat

    DWABoat Active Member

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    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Actually, I found it very believable, although I lack the ability to validate any of the information. If we want the Federal government to shrink away from putting more bureaucracy in every aspect of our lives and spending our country into financial collapse, the funding and government jobs must be cut somewhere. DOT, CDC, DOJ, EPA, DOL, DHS, OSHA, FAA, BLM, USFS, NPS, DOD, USDA, ..... from where do you cut?
    Just because a bureaucracy experiences a budget cut, does not mean it cannot meet the original mission. That also does not mean we would have been better able to meet the pandemic. Fat, bloated agencies are less efficient.
     
  17. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    Hope results come back negative.
    Just heard we got our first 2 cases in my county. One lives 1/2 mile from me and bowls in my league. Bowling has been cancelled the last 2 weeks so I haven't seen him for at least 2 weeks now. I have known him about 20 years. He is in ICU at a Pittsburgh hospital.
     
  18. DWABoat

    DWABoat Active Member

    423
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Royal Caribbean has suspended all their cruises. Sounds like some idle cruise ships could be contracted for hospitals. I wonder why this was not proposed for New York and Seattle being port cities?
     
  19. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Actually I believe Carnival has offered their ships already.
     
  20. DWABoat

    DWABoat Active Member

    423
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Good. I have been on a Carnival cruise. Seems like it would serve the mission perfectly. Was the offer accepted? Could add hundreds of rooms very quickly.
     

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