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1143, 20 Mar 20

“87% of… people sickened have recovered from COVID-19”

Some positive news.

Most people who catch coronavirus will only get mild symptoms and recover, recent data from China suggests.

Researchers there found that more than 80 percent of people diagnosed with the disease sweeping the globe only developed fever, cough and some aches and pains

It’s cause for some optimism as deaths in the US surpass 200 and the case count creeps toward 15,000.

In China, 87 percent of more than 80,000 people sickened have recovered from COVID-19, and some studies suggest people become ‘low risk’ for the transmitting virus within just 10 days of starting to feel sick.


1143, 20 March 2020


  1. Mar

    Dont tell that to Le Roi or jjf. That will ruin their day.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    Pretty bleak news.  That means 13% haven’t.   No reason not to be smart.  Or is that problematic for you?

  3. dad29

    IOW, this particular bio-weapon didn’t achieve its purpose.  Expect a couple of dead/disappeared bodies at that Level Four lab.

  4. Mar

    I suggest Le Roi,you actually read the article before spouting off and sounding more stupid.

  5. jjf

    Mar, again, you haven’t been paying attention.  This recovery info is not news.  It’s been true since the beginning.  You have evidence to the contrary?  Obviously all this effort isn’t about the people who survive…  it’s about what happens to a significant small fraction.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry mar, but 100-87 still equals 13.  A highly educated guy like you should know that.

  7. Mar

    I guess I can’t fix stupid, especially in Le Roi’s case.
    Again, read the article instead of the headline.

  8. Mar

    My sister, who lives in Illinois, isn’t allowed to work because of the Illinois governor decided that she shouldn’t, even though she works in Wisconsin.
    Her husband works in a medical material factory and he needs a letter to go out and go to work.
    That is worse than the old Soviet Union.

  9. MjM

    Just keep this in mind that everything you read that is attributed to Chinese officials is a lie.

  10. jjf

    And those Italians and English, they’re all liars, too!  The virus makes people lie!  It’s all a conspiracy!

  11. Mar

    As usual, the Trump hating NPR is wrong.
    1. One ship is on the way to Seattle and it was said in the press conference, and I watched it, it was made clear the NYC bound ship was in the shipyard and it take weeks to get to NYC.
    2. The drug was approved to use to fight the virus. Trump gave his opinion and he said many times that it was his opinion.
    3. The president was right and Google probably was right. It was an affiliated company with Google.
    4. The government ordered the supplies and does NPR expect the supplies to be at different hospitals? Perhaps the hospitals that needed the equipment could have done a better job ordering?
    5. NPR uses antedotal evidence to try and support their claims there ate not enough tests. Maybe in some areas there may be shortages and other areas they probably have enough. If we can test professional athletes and the rich, I suspect there are enough around. Of course, I am using anecdotal evidence, like NPR.
    Once again Le Roi uses a hateful anti-Trump source to spout his bogus claims.

  12. Le Roi du Nord


    Quotes aren’t anecdotal.  They are quotes.

  13. Mar

    Really Le Roi, Rachel Maddow? Seriously?
    I watched the press conference and obviously you didn’t. President Trump gave his opinion. He didn’t say the drug was the cure all. He said it has to be tested.
    Next time actually watch to see what happened instead of being wrong again.

  14. dad29

    I watched it too.  Fauci–who loves him some camera time–wants to make certain that the quinine derivative is efficacious.  He made a point of saying that he has no other reservations or objections.  OTOH, Trump said, OFTEN, that it was his opinion the drug would be useful and he thinks that giving it to someone may well resolve the illness.

    IOW, the drug does no harm.  Fauci wants to be cautious, which is nice for a bureaucrat, but not for the people who are dying and could find relief with the damn thing.

    Fauci is a life-long bureaucrat, which is worth noting.

  15. dad29

    And NPR is a bunch of tools.  I subject myself to them as a Lenten penance; they are often wrong on the facts but never uncertain of their rectitude.

  16. Le Roi du Nord


    You are asking folks to believe you, who can’t do simple subtraction, doesn’t know the difference between an All-Star first baseman and a convicted murderer, over a top epidemiologist? Not gonna happen.

  17. Le Roi du Nord

    And the US Navy says both ships are still in port.

  18. jjf

    Oh Dad29 you have Secret Media Sources who aren’t a bunch of tools and who aren’t certain of their rectitude?

  19. Mar

    Oh Pathological Liar Le Roi. Once again beaten like slow old mule like you are.
    Another lost argument. Again. 0 for all time. Never won an argument in your life.
    You’re such a loser that if there was a contest of losers, you would come in 2nd place.

  20. Le Roi du Nord

    How so, mar? The drug isn’t FDA approved for covid 19, and the ships are still in port. Even a highly educated guy like you could look that up.

  21. Mar

    The West coast ship is leaving tomorrow and the East coast ship is still receiving repairs, which was brought out in the news conference.
    And while has not been approved by the FDA, it wasn’t disapproved either. Doctors are using it.
    Nice try on spinning your lies.

  22. Mar

    In fact Le Roi, Governor Cuomo of New York just thanked the FDA for providing the medication that is not approved by the FDA very quickly Apparently he is just as stupid President Trump, correct?
    Just admit, Le Roi, you are a hateful person that hates America and hates those who are sick.

  23. Le Roi du Nord

    So mar, in both cases I was correct, and you were wrong, as was trump. See a pattern here?

    And your take on FDA approval is mind bogglingly ridiculous. Amazing coming from such a highly educated person.

  24. Mar

    Delusions is sign of senility, Le Roi, please get yourself checked out.

  25. Mar

    Too bad Le Roi you just are not smart enough to use this new tangled device called You Tube and actually watch the news conference and see for yoyrself.
    Maybe you can get your grandkids to teach you how to use You Tube so you don’t need to rely on Rachel Maddow or NPR.
    Go ahead and ask them.

  26. jjf

    Mar, too bad the ship wasn’t ready in January, huh?

  27. Le Roi du Nord

    The word you are struggling with is “fangled”.

    “Often wrong, seldom uncertain”, fits you perfectly.

  28. dad29

    too bad the ship wasn’t ready in January, huh?

    Yup–and too bad that Obozo’s Boyzzzz burned all the N95 masks on swine flu and never replaced them, huh?

    Also too bad that–unlike LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy’s tricycle–repairing/refitting hospital ships takes more than 20 minutes.

  29. Le Roi du Nord


    Correct. So tell that to trump and mar.

  30. Mar

    I guess, Le Roi, you have ESP and that you knew months before January that it would be needed.
    By the way, have grandkids teach you about Google and Yahoo as well. I think they still on your Tandy computer.

  31. jjf

    Mar, your insults are getting weaker and weaker.

  32. Mar

    And yet, jjf, you but mostly Le Roi cannot react to reality, just to theories.

  33. jjf

    Like the theory of gravity.  Just crazy!

  34. dad29

    Fauci’s track record on “PANDEMIC OMG WE ALL DIE!!” is kinda crappy.  He ignored AIDS dangers even though he was the point-man on that, and didn’t really give a flying fart about swine flu, either (60 million cases, 275K hospitalizations, 12,500 deaths.)  For that one, he was interviewed and told people ‘who were sick’ to ‘stay home.’

    But swine flu was Obozo and this one ain’t.

    If Jiffy actually believes his “just one death” line, then Jiffy should be screaming for utilization of the chloroquine solution.  But……..nah.  He’d rather let ’em die and kiss the rump of Fauci, who’s also good at letting them die.

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