Wednesday Funnies! – and the coronavirus hysteria

I got a text this morning from a friend who says she’s self-quarantining herself (14 days) because yesterday while shopping in Costco, a woman “coughed on” her. My friend lives in a city with just one confirmed case of COVID-19 — a middle-aged man who recently returned from Italy.

Such is the media-driven hysteria about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

While Americans are driven into a panic about coronavirus, here are some funnies to release your stress and tension!

P.S. This is what I texted back to my self-quarantined friend:

You have given into the media-driven hysteria. The CDC recommends self-quarantine only if (a) you have symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19; or (b) you are under investigation for having COVID-19. See CDC’s Q&A on coronavirus/COVID-19.

Some points:

  1. Your city has only one confirmed case of COVID-19, so the probability of coughing woman having it is low.
  2. Did coughing woman display other symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?
  3. Was her cough dry or wet (with mucous discharge)? If wet then it’s likely not COVID-19.
  4. Did you touch your face or mouth after being coughed on?
  5. Did you wash your hands or wipe them with an antibacterial alcohol-based hand sanitizer?

Here are the symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC):

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

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~Eowyn

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Lana
Lana
4 months ago

My gosh thank you for that comic relief Dr. E! I really did laugh out loud at a couple of them.

DCG
Admin
DCG
4 months ago

I like the guy in the I’m Not Bernie t-shirt!

The left is now pushing abortion because of Wuhan virus: “#COVID2019 is a good time to remind you that Self-Managed abortion is safe, avoids in person appointments, and will be necessary to address the increased incidence of unintended pregnancies that will result from self-quarantine.”

https://twitter.com/BirthControlDoc/status/1237177485336416258

greenworxx
greenworxx
4 months ago

Dr. Eowyn, I wonder if your friend lives in the Durham/Chapel Hill, NC area. Chatham Co. only has one confirmed case of COVID-19…..a middle aged man who just returned from Italy. Interesting.

Emily Summer
Emily Summer
4 months ago

Must we always have loud music over talking?

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 months ago
Reply to  Emily Summer

I love that song–but I’d love it more… quieter….😁

Freeland_Dave
Freeland_Dave
4 months ago
Reply to  Emily Summer

Must we endure posts from people apparently too dumb too turn down the volume?

True Dan
True Dan
4 months ago

There seems to be a contradiction. Your advice to your friend says that if it is a dry cough then it likely isn’t COVID-19. But then the first sentence in the statement of the symptoms of COVID-19 says that a dry cough is one of the most common symptoms. Which is correct?

Frank H
Frank H
4 months ago

I would like to know what your friend’s response to this was.

chemtrailssuck
4 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

The person I clean for, they are dyed in the wool democrats. The husband is actually scared of this, and I am not, when he found out I wasn’t scared, he was aghast. I just don’t really care, it’s like no big deal, we all gotta die of something. Funny how the democrats seem to panic more, possibly?

chemtrailssuck
4 months ago

These were awesome, as always!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!