You’ve probably heard by now that COVID-19 has been officially categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as pandemic, meaning that this new disease has now spread worldwide and indeed, it has. As of this writing, the coronavirus disease 2019 that began in China has now affected “132 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).” The number of coronavirus cases had soared to 138,937 worldwide with 5,111 deaths while 70,727 people have reportedly recovered.
Recently, we have heard that Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, has tested positive as did Italian professional footballer Daniele Rugani. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now self-isolating and working at home after his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 following her return to Canada from a speaking engagement in London. Medical professionals on the frontlines are falling ill, with some of them succumbing to COVID-19 themselves. Tourist places everywhere have been shut down, classes have been suspended, public gatherings banned, and life in some parts of China, the Philippines, Denmark, Ireland, and in the case of Italy, their entire country—have come into a grinding halt as lockdowns were enforced. Stock markets are crashing left, right, and center; people are losing their jobs and worse, their lives.
DEVELOPING: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s first test for coronavirus has come back positive, according to reporting by major Rio de Janeiro newspaper.— DW News (@dwnews) March 13, 2020
The results of a second test are expected later today. pic.twitter.com/XoXOB7HOLf
BREAKING: Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie has tested positive for the #coronavirus, the government says.— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) March 13, 2020
More @business: https://t.co/JC5t7Ep5Xo #Covid_19 #CoronaOutbreak #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/DNfHV2qS2S
ITALY IN LOCKDOWN, PART 2: No more coffee, pizza, or lunch outside. All non-essential stores will be closed for the next 15 days pic.twitter.com/x0zw28BOcB— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) March 12, 2020
Clearly, life, as we know it, is changing as we speak and sadly, the LGBT community is as vulnerable as the rest of the population if not more (Read the letter organized by the National LGBT Cancer Network and signed by over 100 organizations here explaining why the LGBT community is more vulnerable to COVID-19 and why we should be taking extra precautions to avoid the disease).
And this is why we enjoin everyone to read more about COVID-19 and to follow the advice of health organizations to the public to better protect ourselves from novel coronavirus. Click here on how to prepare and read here for more information. And also, please watch the videos below for more coronavirus prevention tips.
According to WHO, here are some basic protective measures against the new coronavirus and we quote:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Maintain social distancing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
- Practice respiratory hygiene
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
- Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Hang in there, guys. This, too, shall pass. But first, let’s keep in mind that COVID-19 is not like the flu. There are no coronavirus treatments and vaccines at the moment and according to WHO, its case fatality rate (CFR) or the “proportion of known infections that result in death” is currently at 3.4%.
Moreover, a study on the COVID-2019 published in the Lancet medical journal had shown that patients can remain infectious for many weeks as the pathogen can live in the patients’ respiratory tract for as long as 37 days, Bloomberg reports.
Today, health care systems are struggling under the weight of coronavirus and one Italian doctor who’s at the coronavirus epicenter pleads people to “be patient, you can’t go to the theatre, museums or the gym. Try to have pity on the myriad of old people you could exterminate,” Dr. Daniele Macchini wrote on a Facebook post that has been translated here.
Where are you from, guys, and how has coronavirus changed your way of life: your social life, hooking up, and dating life, etc.? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below and don’t forget that apart from good food and enough sleep, masturbation boosts our immune system, thereby helping us fight off infection and illness so perhaps, let’s have more of that, too?
Its a flu. Stop being scared. The flu kills people all over the world. Media puts fear into the minds of the gullible
it’s not a flu…
You’re right. it’s far less deadly than the flu.
Anthony Fauci (dir NIH) says it’s 10 times more deadly than the flu. Get a grip Matt…
And, it has the added bonuses of having no vaccine and zero immunity in naive host populations. For the virus, it’s a great time to be new. Do we still want to compare it to the flu now? At least the virus doesn’t seem to be racist at this point. It would be interesting to see the statistics on COVID-19 contraction rates among the think with our dick and hook up crowd versus the general population which typically uses the larger head for thought processes.
Both the flu and this virus may be avoided with the same precautions that have been around for years. Two big differences are for people with compromised health who do for tract the virus, this virus will kill many more than the flu. Also, many of those, without health issues will find themselves after recovery with lung capacities that are diminished by up to 30%. It’s more than the flu.
The fear with this is that in order to survive, a lot of people need medical attention including a respirator. If this outbreak spreads too quickly, the medical community will not be able to keep up. There are simply not enough respirators in the world for everyone who needs one. If this happens, mortality rates could sore up to 30 or 40 percent. Far higher than the the flu. Minimizing the situation may make you feel better, but it’s a major situation.
While I do agree the media can add to the panic when it should educating Corona virus has nothing to do with a flu
Thanks Dave for your information!!! I hate dumb-azz, made up information during a world-wide pandemic of this nature…… This guy saying it’s a flu. Smdh
Don’t be ridiculous, the flu kills 1% of it’s victims, this Covid-19 or coronavirus kills 10% of it’s victims. So it is more serious, by 10 times.
It’s a lot more serious than you seem to understand..
We know that in the age of internet and especially hookup apps, many STDs are on the rise and certain cities like Palm Springs, and the major cities in US, like SF, LA, NYC, Miami, Seattle are the hot beds of STDs. In this crazy times of Covid19, do we need to hookup and help in spreading the virus?
No Sucking Dirty Cock!
This is a pandemic of Chicken Little panic.
“Wash your hands and avoid touching your face.”
Okay, fine, I did that. But what if the hot guy 500 feet away says, “Hi, can I sit on your face?” Then what? Just ask, “Did you wash your hands for 20 seconds?”
I never fuck with guys who dont wash their hands, eww
Here’s my understanding: The virus hangs out in the lungs, is broadcast by coughing and sneezing tiny virus-containing droplets up and out onto another person or object. The viruses can find their way to another host’s lungs only orally or nasally. So, if you’re very careful you could get a blowjob from or even fuck someone infected with the virus, so long as he or she doesn’t cough or sneeze on or kiss you. You could even very carefully flip, too. Please, correct me if I’m wrong.
Just take a “Corona” out of the refrigerator and pour it into a philsner kept in the freezer!
I’d rather have a “Corona” than get a “Corona”!
This virus has existed in humans for about three months so we still know little about it. But if you should avoid handshakes, putting your dick in someone’s mouth or ass is probably not a good idea (and vice versa)…
Your thoughts are patently incorrect. The virus has been found in the digestive tracts of people, on things people touch, and in their blood. On things people touch it can live up to nine days depending on the type of surface. How are you going to fuck somebody and still maintain a 6 foot distance from them? Do you ever touch your dick? Add that up and re-evaluate your chances.
not 9 days…it’s 3 days max on plastic or stainless steel. But yes it does live for quite a long period.
Well, here you go. Make what assumptions you will….
“Human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to 9 days. Surface disinfection with 0.1% sodium hypochlorite or 62–71% ethanol significantly reduces coronavirus infectivity on surfaces within 1 min exposure time. We expect a similar effect against the SARS-CoV-2.” Taken from:
Here it is again:
I’m an older guy and I’ll stick with the 9 day scenario under optimal conditions.
Need I remind everyone:
We all will die from something..
I am slowly, but surely, dying from the cumulative effects of “Agent Orange.” Have I complained or fussed? Who wants to die from mundane Dementia, COPD, Coronary/Pulmonary Disease; Diabetes, Cancer, Aids, Malnutrition, Arterial Disease, Hepatitis or Ebola?
Now, instead, we can die from a glorious new Flue…Corona! Look at the bright side…it isn’t every day that someone dies from Corona…yet? Rejoice and Give Thanks, die young and avoid the rush…later. At least, neither the Nursing Home nor Hospice will get us or our money!
hook ups are probably not a great idea til this thing is over. a hook up to me means heavy tongue kissing and eating ass. probably not a great idea nowadays. if we are not supposed to shake hands sex is probably not a great idea with someone whose last name you will never know. just think what hot sex we will all have once this is done and how passionate we will all be from no hook ups for however long this will be. hopefully not a long time.
Eating ass is fine, just no ass to mouth, or mouth to mouth. I would slow up too on cum eating
Oh, you might wanna steer clear of Chinks, you know, it just might save your life!
Oh, you might wanna get your head out of your ass and stop making foolish racist comments like this, you know, it just might save your life! This is Not a foreign virus, no matter what our fearless leader may say.
Mile Slave has EVERY right to voice his opinion…..
Oh please, you racists just love defending your bigotry using the guise of “opinion”. It goes both ways, we have EVERY right to respond to people’s usage of denigrating racial slurs.
Say it like you feel….
Chinks???? You can’t be serious!
How long have PSA been telling the public to wash its hands use sterilizing gel cover your mouth, wipe down counters , phones and computers. Now all of a sudden this is brand new information I feel like we have panic in the street with little to no real education on the situation especially when I read at sex sites people asking for advice instead of the CDC website or their own Doctor
What is the point of monitoring statements if you let ones like Mike Slave go under the radar ???? unless you agree with his statement
Why do you think you have the right to censor Mike Slaves freedom to express his opinion???? And then you accuse Dave of agreeing….
chuck and daniel, “steer clear of Chinese people” would be an opinion which anyone would be entitled to have. but those weren’t the words he used, which make him and you, bleepin’ bleeps! and that is my opinion
I’ve only heard of one bar…the Eagle in NYC .. that has shuttered out of concern. But I’m sure I’ll go out tonight in my city and see guys still sucking dick and sucking tongues and eating azz of strangers in the back rooms of bars. If HIV hasn’t stopped it…then Corona sure won’t.
Aside from the basic precautions (washing hands thoroughly, wiping down surfaces, avoiding close contact with random people out in public) I’m not really worried about this – it’s just a bunch of fear mongering.
And to the Italian doctor concerned about the old people – sure, if you’re a doctor… but it’s about time a lot of these old people died anyway. They can take their toxic, racist, homophobic, traditional values, religion, and their hoarding of wealth and shove it. it’s about time they learn their religion is bullshit and good riddance.
so many guys will still hookup, I still see those “I’m ready now” profiles, but personally i don’t think now’s a good time. Even at the cities that are not locked down, it’s still bad, it’s not like you can have a nice date either, movies and restaurants closed down, people losing jobs, it’s just bad in general.
Can we still suck dick?
good question! no swallowing? lol but honestly, if you can’t shake hands, what makes you think it’s safer to suck dick? that’s a shame cuz it’s a good stress killer lol so many good looking guys still needing that and I guess this coronavirus is just cockblocking our regular lives. many states in lockdown. No jobs in most cases…
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