moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

thefamily90 Phillips

I am a Pathologist and am board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology and Clinical Pathology which includes microbiology and virology. My opinion is not cavalier. My opinion is that the risk is being far overblown by the media. When 60,000 people die in the US every year from influenza I am not impressed so far by the lethality of the Coronavirus. I could be wrong and taking precautions is wise but this is not the Bubonic Plague.

From: <> on behalf of David via Groups.Io <phrosty5@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 12:28:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature
This cavalier attitude is what will kill many people, and shows your astounding lack of understanding of epidemiology.  Avoiding others is paramount right now.  

On Mar 16, 2020, at 11:48 AM, thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...> wrote:

Yesterday more people died from falling down stairs than from Coronavirus

From: <> on behalf of Charles Thompson via Groups.Io <cthomp97@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 4:56:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature
Please be careful and don't touch anything. Carry hand sanitizer and stay away from people! You all riding the bus worries me. Take care and safe travels!


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From: "uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io" <chris1011@...>
Date: 3/16/20 1:34 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

We're flying back tomorrow. I don't anticipate any problems. Ohare is a breeze, get off the plane, head for the bus and we are on the way home. There are no lines coming out of Ohare, it's a straight shot to the Rockford bus.
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From: M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
To: main <>
Sent: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 3:29 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

Thanks Marj Good advice.

Are you and Roland still in Hawaii ?

They were showing the immigration lines in Chicago this morning on the news. The wait is several hours long. Fortunately, when you come home you will not have to go through immigration, but the airport will likely be a circus. On the upside, I expect that after the initial rush of people trying to get into the country from the EU, things will slow down a lot. Your biggest risk will be that they cancel your flight due to lack of travelers. I suppose if you are going to get stuck somewhere I can't think of a better place than Hale Lalani Hoku.

I count myself very lucky. I was scheduled to fly home from Germany on Saturday, but decided on Wednesday to fly home a day early. Luckily I did this a few hours before they announced the travel ban, and I got home OK with surprisingly little problems. I am currently in self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
Daleen is planning to ship my upgraded 180 EDT on Monday. If the weather cooperates I hope to spend some time outside with my scope during my quarantine.

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