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« Reply #120 on: March 07, 2020, 01:53:26 pm »
No more free samples at Costco apparently. Damn! Oh well, I didn't want to line up for a truckload of toilet paper anyway. And also how could you eat a free sample with a mask on?

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« Reply #121 on: March 07, 2020, 03:32:07 pm »
As if things weren't already bad enough in China, now a hotel being used as quarantine housing collapses trapping over 70 people. So let's see, I may have a deadly virus, I'm corralled in a building with dozens of others who may also be infected, and now I am trapped under the collapsed bones of that building. All in all not a great day!

   https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/07/china/china-coronavirus-hotel-collapse/index.html
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« Reply #122 on: March 07, 2020, 04:10:26 pm »
I think as times goes on, these challenges will bring us closer together.

I have a feeling of this incident that it's not so far away as China once was.

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« Reply #123 on: March 07, 2020, 04:58:34 pm »
I think as times goes on, these challenges will bring us closer together.

I have a feeling of this incident that it's not so far away as China once was.

Lets hope that the racism against Asians doesn't spread as the virus continues to do so.

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« Reply #124 on: March 07, 2020, 05:30:23 pm »
Anyone else see Kelly Anne Conway lying out her ass, as usual, supporting her bosses lies about how the virus "has been contained"? Gawd she makes me want to puke whenever I see her face on the screen. I wonder if when she and Donny are in quarantine she will swab out his bed pan for him like she does all the rest of his ****

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« Reply #125 on: March 08, 2020, 06:26:34 pm »
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« Reply #126 on: March 08, 2020, 11:35:32 pm »
I don't think anyone ever said we're all gonna die. 

You're making light of something that is potentially the pandemic of the century.  Maybe you're young and live in an unaffected area but many of us are worried about our communities.  Some have compromised immune systems.  I know I'm worried about my parents more than anything. 

China doesn't bring their economy to a halt and build hospitals in a week over a flu.  It's 35 times more fatal than the flu and much more contagious.

Itíll be ironic when I die from it.

We donít actually know the fatality rate yet.  We actually have no idea and wonít for a long time, because we donít know how many people have actually contracted the virus.  Our best guess is currently the rate in South Korea - 0.6%. Even that is likely a high estimate.  What makes this virus dangerous is an abnormally high rate of critical cases.  Itís going to be difficult and itís going to kill people and thatís terrible.  On the other hand, I make light of a lot of terrible things, because thatís who I am.

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« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2020, 08:58:38 am »
We donít actually know the fatality rate yet.  We actually have no idea and wonít for a long time, because we donít know how many people have actually contracted the virus.  Our best guess is currently the rate in South Korea - 0.6%. Even that is likely a high estimate.

Just like the regular flu, the fatality rate is skewed by demographics. If the rate is 0.6% in the general population, it will be a lot higher for grandma, newborn Sarah, and Uncle Bill who had a kidney transplant and is taking immunosuppression medication.

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« Reply #128 on: March 09, 2020, 11:24:44 am »
Just like the regular flu, the fatality rate is skewed by demographics. If the rate is 0.6% in the general population, it will be a lot higher for grandma, newborn Sarah, and Uncle Bill who had a kidney transplant and is taking immunosuppression medication.

Yes, critical cases are more serious for this virus than with the flu, and that's worrisome.  Fear and panic just won't do anything.

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« Reply #129 on: March 09, 2020, 02:44:28 pm »
So Trump goes off on some silly, useless tweet tangent trying to blame the Dems. for the virus. Pence is telling the public they should continue to go on cruise ships while ships sit off shore with ever increasing numbers of infected passengers. Perhaps the best thing for America just now is for those two idiots to be infected and be quarantined so they have to shut the **** up.
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« Reply #130 on: March 09, 2020, 04:55:13 pm »
Itíll be ironic when I die from it.

We donít actually know the fatality rate yet.  We actually have no idea and wonít for a long time, because we donít know how many people have actually contracted the virus.  Our best guess is currently the rate in South Korea - 0.6%. Even that is likely a high estimate.  What makes this virus dangerous is an abnormally high rate of critical cases.  Itís going to be difficult and itís going to kill people and thatís terrible.  On the other hand, I make light of a lot of terrible things, because thatís who I am.

The death rate in Italy is 5%.  That's not insignificant for a developed country like ours.

I'm sure all the death rate #'s are inflated since not everyone gets tested who contracts it.  Cases with little or no symptoms aren't tested.

Being in the middle of nowhere Manitoba you don't have much to fear.  If you live in Vancouver or Toronto it's a different story.
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« Reply #131 on: March 09, 2020, 04:55:46 pm »
Hey the global markets imploded today. That was fun.
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« Reply #132 on: March 09, 2020, 09:51:12 pm »
The death rate in Italy is 5%. 

It's crazy that the numbers in Italy are 10x the numbers in South Korea.

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« Reply #133 on: March 09, 2020, 09:55:50 pm »
Maybe the infection rate is actually higher.

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« Reply #134 on: March 09, 2020, 10:18:37 pm »
Maybe the infection rate is actually higher.

Likely - it seems to be extremely virulent.