Right, I understand that.
I don't know. Some. The way I've seen it explained is that people who are high-risk and people who aren't can both get a severe case, or a mild case, or an asymptomatic case. If a high-risk person happens to get a severe case, that's when they will be in serious jeopardy. But a high-risk person could also still have an asymptomatic case, and they'll...still be asymptomatic, despite being more susceptible to the dangers of a severe case. Make sense?
So if someone says "Well *I* can't afford to get it, because I'm high-risk, and so if I get it, I'll be in way more danger" then that person has a misunderstanding of what it means to be "high-risk" and how the different severities of Covid cases work.
Okay, I get you now. That all makes sense, and I agree. Those things could be interesting to watch. Again, I only meant that IF you've had new exposures to Covid at your workplace, I don't think you're going to suddenly see a bunch of people being real sick.rhendon wrote: ↑June 7th, 2020, 9:54 pmThe virus itself isn't spectacular. Its just a respiratory virus. It affects the lungs. I don't expect to see a bunch of people on respirators tomorrow or this week. I expect work to be interesting because the company is going to be doing a lot to try and contain it so they don't have to shut down the plant and stop working thus losing money. The measures will be interesting to watch. The people I work with will be interesting to watch.
Because we've seen repeatedly that in places where a large number of people all became infected at once, most were asymptomatic, and had no idea they were infected. That's not even counting any of the mild cases, where the person thought they just had a cold or the "traditional" flu. I only mean the people who didn't think they were sick with anything, at all. So because of the special circumstances surrounding your workplace (which you've outlined) I do think it's at least *possible* that the virus hasn't already swept through there, and is just now arriving. But I would happily bet that MOST workplaces of 300+ employees have already had the virus sweep through. Whether they knew it or not is another story.
Just because there are some people out there who seem to think that the virus itself is a huge deal (instead of seeing that what's been done in its name is the huge deal). I mean...you don't even need to look outside this very thread to find 1 or 2 of those, right?