Josh Cripps 1 week ago @joshuacrippsphotography


The hospital in my town has 17 beds. While the hospitalization rate of COVID-19 is difficult to pin down exactly, estimates indicate that between 5% and 20% of confirmed cases will need hospitalization. That means it will only take between 85 and 340 confirmed cases of this virus here before our healthcare facilities are overwhelmed. This is the situation for rural communities all over the US. So I will say it loudly: STAY THE EFF HOME. Now is not the time to use your "work from home" mandate to escape your favorite mountain community for that two week climbing trip. Now is not the time to organize Game of Thrones viewing parties with your friends. I'm not a doctor, but I did study aerospace engineering and I know how to evaluate a trend line. Compare the data for Italy and S. Korea and ask what each country did differently. These two countries give us a peek into two potential futures based on our actions now. It's impossible to know if the virus is in your community until confirmed cases start appearing. But without widespread testing in the US you can assume once symptomatic cases start appearing that many more people are also infected without realizing it. Stay home and help #flattenthecurve. (BTW, widespread testing data from Korea indicates that 20-29 year olds comprise roughly 30% of all infections but because they don't feel sick they continue to socialize, spreading the virus within their peer group and beyond.)

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mizzheathermarie avatar
1 week ago
Yep! Thanks for the post to help spread the word. Beautiful pic btw ❤️
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1 week ago
lea_and_crew avatar
1 week ago
Truth. But I just talked to a friend in my rural town. We had a guy visiting that was confirmed a few weeks ago. Now her kids are running the symptoms of the virus. She called the officials and they are refusing to test unless they have to go to the hospital due to complications. This means that our stats are NOT accurate and knowledge of the spread is inaccurate. Just food for thought. They should be testing every single person with symptoms period.
electricman_dan avatar
1 week ago
Love the photo.
sharkey.niall avatar
1 week ago
👏 well said!
its_just_umar avatar
1 week ago
Tones 🔥
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1 week ago
thejalvard avatar
1 week ago
Totally agree with you. Stay safe man!
itorres1957 avatar
1 week ago
Great post! Beautiful picture!
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1 week ago
sbtr.9876 avatar
1 week ago
Coronavirus is not a Superbug 🦠It can be defeated with basic sanitary precautions and social distancing. It will not survive without new hosts #starvecovid-19
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1 week ago
Excellent write up Josh!
thiebaud.p avatar
1 week ago
👍 Here in Switzerland the border are only open to workers and a special lane for medical people. In Geneva where I live it’s a special case because a lot of workers live in France so to cross the border it could takes 4h so a lot of time to spend on Instagram 😊 you’re right we have to stay as much as possible at home the only way to cut the transmission because there’s no medecine it’s your own immunity that can save you. So boost your immunity. 🙏 Take care
alanashenfarbphotography avatar
1 week ago
Great message Josh....
johnbarclayphoto avatar
1 week ago
Well said brother!
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1 week ago
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1 week ago
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1 week ago
vaebz avatar
1 week ago
Great one 👌
jimesa89 avatar
1 week ago
@vanessacabral_097 te suena ocupado💎
fergiee84 avatar
1 week ago
Hmm interesting 🤔 I just cancelled next weekend at a hotel near Bridgeport since last night’s announcement, and the guy I spoke with said “well, we aren’t near a city so we will be fine” when I asked if he even knew what was going on 🤷‍♀️
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1 week ago
If you go on a solo trip, it is safer for you and the community at large. And I AM a doctor
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2 days ago

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