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The government doctor said that mosquitos transmitting Covid19, to humans, is low from his/her record does that mean high probability?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (16971points) 1 month ago

Should we be I am scared when ever the government doctor says the word “low”?
Humor and serious answers welcome.
My question is tounge-in-cheek.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Source !

@RedDeerGuy1 “a government doctor” is vague.

I’m more worried about all the Memorial Day (USA) partyers and “Shoulder to shoulder” at bars and swimming pools.

LostInParadise's avatar

Can you give an example where a government doctor said low and it was not low? I have a fairly high trust in doctors and scientists. Politicians are a different story, I get scared whenever a politician says that the chances are low. If I assume the exact opposite of what Trump says, it has a pretty good chance of being true.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

a quick search
Also Dr. Deena Hinshaw said to Alberta citizens safe from Covid-19 chance of spread low. I can’t find it. But she said it on local Alberta news two months or more ago.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LostInParadise I found it 30 seconds in!
Novel coronavirus update from Alberta’s chief medical officer – February 14, 2020

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LostInParadise I am upset because I could have gone shopping for toilet paper , Clorox wipes and more food, before the next upgrade of the Covid-19 disease. Now most of the good stuff is sold out or was. I will take warnings more seriously and react sooner next time. Also will restock my larder for next time.

LadyMarissa's avatar

^^^ Order your tp from Amazon & have it delivered to your front door!!! I have it set up on Subscribe & Save every 3 months. During my self isolation, they sent me a message that supply was low & asked IF I wanted to skip or receive later than normal. I responded later than normal & it was only 2 days later than my normal delivery date. You can just order as needed as well.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LadyMarissa Yes. ordered 48 two ply rolls in December from amazon. I still have 20 rolls . I am glad that I was doomsday prepping as a hobby last year.

LadyMarissa's avatar

To answer your Q, US doctors are afraid of trump & will respond any way he requests; so, here I’d be nervous. I hope your doctors are in better working conditions & telling the truth!!!

LadyMarissa's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Yes, I understand. Living alone, mine lasts a long time as well. I was getting ready to switch to deliver every 6 months when the store shelves became bare. So, I’m staying at every 3 months for the rest of this year to see IF the virus comes back. I didn’t hear much about diarrhea being one of the curses of covid, so maybe next go round, people won’t be all hot to buy all the tp!!!

zenvelo's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 You have been making up this “low means high” explanation for about a month now. Knock it off.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo I will not. Not until I get an apology from the bad actors. Or they quit. I will center my A material for free on this . Or I could just stop?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo Ok I will try to stop. Thanks for your insight . I will try to come up with new “A” material. Thanks for noticing.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo sorry. I will flag our responses.

Inspired_2write's avatar

@zenvelo
No need to be rude about it.
Don’t answer then.
Reddeer Guy does NOT need to apologize to you.
You made him submit to your idea of what he should or should’t ask or say..wrong of you to do that to him knowing that he has anxiety.

Inspired_2write's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1
Here is that report ( Jan ) where she stated that it was very low.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6443797/low-risk-coronavirus-china-alberta-health-officials/

“The United States confirmed its first case of the virus in Washington State on Tuesday, but Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the risk to Albertans is very low.”...

kritiper's avatar

No. It just means that it is one person’s POV.

Inspired_2write's avatar

It was an expert Doctors saying that on National TV.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I don’t think any of the doctors know enough about 19 to say anything definitively.
Here’s a little story I saw circulating FB.

I went outside yesterday to check on how my plants are doing. As I walked around I suddenly felt a cold spot on my arm. I looked down just in time to see a mosquito rub a spot with a disinfectant wipe before biting me.

LostInParadise's avatar

When they said that the current risk was low, they were correct. Until the virus appears, the risk is low. As the virus spreads, the risk increases exponentially.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LostInParadise Oh. I guess I misunderstood. I thought that it was a prediction of the future not just a snapshot in time.
I still am doomsday preping as a hobby, and buying stuff when the price goes back down and limits are removed. I am grateful that I stocked up in toilet paper and spaghetti before the pandemic exploded in my province of Alberta. I am doing well. My fridge and freezers are packed with good food. Tv dinners and veggies and meat. Also a variety of snacks like chocolate bars and fruit cups to last the month.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LostInParadise Then again if you are in a busy intersection and a semi-truck is barreling down the road at six seconds to hit you then the risk to hit you in the next 5 seconds is low, but if you wait till the fith second to act then it doesn’t leave enough time to do much in the last second.

Next time I request that the warnings for whatever come as soon as possible and swift action to give the citizens time to prepare, but then I knew thought that the coronovirus was eventually going to spread everywhere on the planet.

Instead of trusting the media and government I will prepare on my own for a whole range of problems that can befall us, as a hobby.

I think that a solar flare will knock out electronics and global climate change is real. Also inflation from all the stimulus spending and food plant shut downs from Covid19 is likely.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I guess we will wait to see if mosquitos transmit Covid19. Wouldn’t hurt to prepare just in case its true. That way we have an edge this time in solving a problem before it happens.

Very few mosquitos in my city because we have a healthy Dragon fly population here and they gobble the mosquitos up.

Patty_Melt's avatar

My uneducated opinion is, flies might be a greater threat.
I haven’t heard whether blood transfer is much threat, or any, but surface contact is apparently a proven transfer.

zenvelo's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Mosquitoes are not a worry because corona viruses and respiratory viruses in general are not blood borne. There has never been a documented case of transmission via blood of Covid 19, nor of SARS and MERS, two similar diseases.

Your analogy of standing in front of a truck fails, because the government has agreed upon stop lights and stop signs to keep you out of the middle of a busy intersection when trucks are roaring by.

LostInParadise's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 , The truck analogy does not work because the timing is off. The virus risk does increase rapidly, but it takes at least a few days, not 6 seconds. If you listen every day to the reports for where you live, there should be adequate notification for when you need to take precautions.

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