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Coronavirus

#1 Post by mockbee » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:51 am

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/worl ... e=Homepage
yikes...... :scared:

So much conflicting info coming out of Iran, if the worst of it is only partially true, I think we are in big trouble.... :noclue:

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#2 Post by Hype » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:40 am

I just can't believe d Boon is still making people dance so long after his tragic and untimely death.

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Re: Coronavirus

#3 Post by Juana » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:12 am

I'm not sure its at the pandemic level yet but if countries do not start doing something I think it will get there

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Re: Coronavirus

#4 Post by Larry B. » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:59 am

Between Feb 19 and March 2, I’d have spent around 80 hours in airplanes, airports and/or crowded places in Europe and Asia. I’m like... 18% worried that my wife and/or I could get it, or that we could be suddenly quarantined.

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Re: Coronavirus

#5 Post by mockbee » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:34 pm

Larry B. wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:59 am
...........we could be suddenly quarantined.
Thats the shit I wouldn't want to be involved in. :balls:
Glad I have no international plans at the moment.
Less afraid of the virus itself. :wave:

That Princess cruise may as well be hell on earth. Gimme the virus before getting stuck on that ship, or any cruise for that matter....

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Re: Coronavirus

#6 Post by Bandit72 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:17 pm

**CONSPIRACY THEORY** or an element of truth?? :noclue:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/12 ... weapon-spt

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Re: Coronavirus

#7 Post by Juana » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:00 pm

At this point who fucking knows?

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Re: Coronavirus

#8 Post by Artemis » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:22 pm

I use public transit daily and have noticed an increase in people wearing surgical masks. I don't wear one but have been washing my hands more than usual. I try not to touch my face and I stay away from people coughing and sneezing. I think that's all I can really do right now. :noclue:

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#9 Post by chaos » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:47 pm

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human- ... es-travel/

How far do coughs and sneezes travel?
Coughs and sneezes spread diseases, and you’ll definitely want to cover your mouth after reading this.
By Robert Matthews

Asked by: Charlie Mack, Uckfield

Given the number of infections that can travel through the air, it’s horrible when someone coughs over us.

But according to research by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it’s not just the person next to us we should worry about: coughing spreads droplets as far as six metres, and sneezing as much as eight metres. These droplets stay suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.

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#11 Post by Bandit72 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:23 am

Artemis wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:22 pm
I use public transit daily and have noticed an increase in people wearing surgical masks. I don't wear one but have been washing my hands more than usual. I try not to touch my face and I stay away from people coughing and sneezing. I think that's all I can really do right now. :noclue:
Some University professor was on local radio the other day saying the only people who benefit from wearing the masks are the people who make the masks. They're pretty useless as they don't really filter much and are contaminated far too easily with people handling them all the time.

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Re: Coronavirus

#12 Post by Hype » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:00 am

Bandit72 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:23 am
Artemis wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:22 pm
I use public transit daily and have noticed an increase in people wearing surgical masks. I don't wear one but have been washing my hands more than usual. I try not to touch my face and I stay away from people coughing and sneezing. I think that's all I can really do right now. :noclue:
Some University professor was on local radio the other day saying the only people who benefit from wearing the masks are the people who make the masks. They're pretty useless as they don't really filter much and are contaminated far too easily with people handling them all the time.
This is correct. Arguably, if you’re already sick, properly wearing a mask will protect others. But people don’t wear them properly. Think about what happens when you take off the mask: you touch the mask and your face, making it moot.

Best to just wash your hands frequently, avoid touching heavily used surfaces, avoid touching your face, and just... relax.

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Re: Coronavirus

#13 Post by mockbee » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:06 am

So media/stocks etc going bonkers....

I think there is going to be a period of time where everyone in the US is going to be asked to stay home. A 2 week viral holiday.... :noclue: :drink:

Anyways, I've not kept up on all the news, but can someone tell me how if between14-45 million people get the flu in the US and ~500,000 people hospitalized each year are they testing every one of those patients or is there specific symptoms known to look for?

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html

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Re: Coronavirus

#14 Post by guysmiley » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:54 pm

All public schools have been cancelled for all of March in Japan. That will leave a lot of people unable to work. It will slow it down for sure. Kids are Petri dishes. The stores are already getting low on stock. I think this all might be a bit of an over reaction. Everyone is wearing a mask.

I remember thinking a while back, we need a disaster to bring people together again. Ironically, this could be the worst form. Nothing like an illness to keep people away and shun people. :drink:

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Re: Coronavirus

#15 Post by mockbee » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:13 am

Well....the earth gets a break from us parasites for a bit at least...... :wave:

A million times more useful than signing meaningless pieces of paper in Paris.......

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Re: Coronavirus

#16 Post by mockbee » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:28 am

Hype wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:40 am
I just can't believe d Boon is still making people dance so long after his tragic and untimely death.
Yeah, nothing to see here...! :yikes: :lol:

World seems to think otherwise. :noclue:


Democrats would be nuts not to jump on this full throttle. :nod:
It has been Trumps biggest blunder to date. And contrary to popular belief he makes very few blunders. :idea:

:noclue:



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Re: Coronavirus

#17 Post by Hype » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:52 pm

If you’ve got any spare cash lying around at all, now’s a nice time to buy some index funds.

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#18 Post by Pandemonium » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:58 pm

The misinformation, hysteria and politicizing of this event is astounding. You would think civilization has days left and we'll soon be facing the zombie apocalypse.

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Re: Coronavirus

#19 Post by mockbee » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Yeah, I was looking at flights.
Found some $450 Bangkok flights, probably cheap ass hotels too....

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Re: Coronavirus

#20 Post by Larry B. » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:22 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:58 pm
The misinformation, hysteria and politicizing of this event is astounding. You would think civilization has days left and we'll soon be facing the zombie apocalypse.
Not necessarily saying you’re wrong... but a highly infectious virus that kills 2-4% of all those infected seems like a reasonable cause for global concern. On March 4 I’ll return to being in contact with hundreds of kids, their parents and grandparents in the football school I work at. I wouldn’t want to infect them and be a bridge for the death of 2-4 of them.

I’ll get tested asap.

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