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https://mobile.twitter.com/brianklaas/st...3878274049

   
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#72
Honestly, I'm kinda more worried about the financial impact of all this. Not that people dying should pale next to monetary concerns, but people are going to lose their jobs because of the reaction (and overreaction) to this. There are already shipping and dockworker layoffs because of the delays in shipping from China. And a lot of people can't afford being told to stay home from work without compensation for even a day in some cases, let alone a week or more. Throw in the stock market tanking (my 401k YTD is down 5%) and this is going to have lasting effects even after the disease has run its course.
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#73
re: financial impact.

The MotoGP race season was set to start this coming weekend and the opening race in Qatar has been cancelled and the Thailand race on March 22 has been postponed.
The F1 race in China on Apr. 19 has been cancelled.

Sure, these are just 'sports' which could be considered somewhat trivial in the grand scheme of things, but everything is connected.

All the linked infrastructure surrounding these are impacted. All the local businesses that benefit from the influx of people. All the $$ people spend on travel/lodging are going to be effected. All the advertising $$ spent on TV is going to lost. The planned costs of moving all the teams/cars/bikes/hardware around the world will be needed to be adjusted. If you don't have a race, you don't need the mechanics/engineers and their salaries.

It's a type of butterfly effect...
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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#74
Look, this is a crap situation. But if there's one even minuscule positive about this virus and the shitty way we're all handling it is, and again, I don't want anyone to lose money (well, anyone who doesn't already have a shit ton of it) but Lord Dampnut has one thing going for him (okay, two things) and the one is the all mighty stock market, that piece of bullshit number. That drops and stays dropped, a whole lotta people - I hope - are going to wail and bitch and moan and get him the fuck out of it.

Now, people are twitchy in the best of times. I want this all to blow away; hell, I'd love it if it disappeared in spring and did not come back even stronger in the fall. But I think the world we live in will no longer be just 'flu season' but 'flu + Covid19 season). First case reported and "contained" in Manhattan here. How long will that last?

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#75
I wonder if Mike Pence realizes yet that he's being followed closely by a giant bus, primed and ready for him to be thrown under.
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#76
(03-02-2020, 01:16 PM)vtran Wrote: The planned costs of moving all the teams/cars/bikes/hardware around the world will be needed to be adjusted. If you don't have a race, you don't need the mechanics/engineers and their salaries.

Yeah F1 these days is mostly an elaborate worldwide freight shipping operation and the logistics of all the movements have to be worked out months in advance, so they had to make a call on China pretty quickly (although I think I read a lot of freight went there anyway and has to be routed back).  It's safe to say there's a bit of doubt at the moment around the other early races will be affected.  Melbourne's still on so far.
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#77
I guess now is as good a time as any to explain to the President of the United States what a vaccine is: https://mobile.twitter.com/atrupar/statu...9170936832
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#78
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/f...ak-1282038
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#79
That's not too bad.
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#80
I am more shocked that The Rock has a $160 million movie with Netflix coming out.
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#81
Red Notice is also the name of the book by Bill Browder.
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#82
From a few days ago, from Sen. Warren:

https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/123...1840394240

Quote:Iran has the most coronavirus deaths outside China. Although US sanctions exempt humanitarian items, I’m concerned that in practice sanctions may be limiting access to basic medical supplies to help the Iranian people. I want info from @USTreasury & @StateDept.
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#83
South Korea’s response has been very effective thus far from what I read. The testing has been rapid fire. The U.S.? Not so much, obviously.

Read this Twitter thread:

https://mobile.twitter.com/into_the_brus...7682979840
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#84
Another day living in King County WA, another day washing my hands obsessively and trying not to touch my face.
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#85
For some reason Australians are prepping by hoarding toilet paper above all else.  (some talk that it's moreso among east Asian Australians,  not sure there).  

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/...546hm.html

No idea why. It's not Dysintery.  Perhaps there's some meme going around boomer facebook or some non-english social media.
Anyway, it has produced an amusing spray of parody articles from our various Onion-alike satire sources.

Local man ready for pandemic if it involves nothing but going to the toilet for 12 weeks

Median price of a roll of Sydney toilet paper soars above $1m

People Panic-Buying Toilet Paper Are Most Likely To Die From Coronavirus, New Research Confirms 
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#86
it really is a Springfield mob panic

WHERE CAN WE GET THESE PLACEBOS???

MAYBE THERE’S SOME IN THIS TRUCK!!!
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#87
Pence office says he did not have contact with student later quarantined for coronavirus
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/pu...th-student

Quote:Vice President Mike Pence’s office said he did not have contact with a Florida student who was later quarantined for the coronavirus while visiting the student's school, Bloomberg News reported.
 
The vice president on Friday reportedly shook hands with the male student’s classmates at Sarasota Military Academy. The student was later quarantined along with his mother, who came in contact with a patient who tested positive for coronavirus “in her professional role” at Sarasota Doctors Hospital, according to the school’s Facebook post.
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#89
I just saw some guy buying four barrels of hand wipes. There are no cases in Alberta as yet. He's clearly more concerned than me, and I don't have a spleen.
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#90
Per WHO, 3.4% death rate. https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1234872254883909642
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#91
(03-03-2020, 04:02 PM)anakin\s dad Wrote: Per WHO, 3.4% death rate. https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1234872254883909642

If it's a 3.4% death rate with a manageable level of cases and with the likelihood of under-reporting ... that seems pretty scary.

I'm thinking it's time to stock up on hand wipes, toilet paper, and spleens.

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#92
The reported cases number is likely way too low. I'd be surprised if it wasn't actually three or four times higher. That would push the death rate down quite a bit.

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#93
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Hmmm.  This chart was apparently generated China, I don't know when, nor do I know the data source, but the age breakdown makes sense to me.
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#94
Boomers are clearly not OK.
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#95
[INSERT "I SEE THIS AS AN ABSOLUTE WIN" HULK GIF]
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#96
If this breaks out huge in the US prior to November, it could change the political landscape...
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#97
Well that got dark real fast.
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#98
(03-03-2020, 04:37 PM)anakin\s dad Wrote: If this breaks out huge in the US prior to November, it could change the political landscape...

Probably the economic landscape, as well.  As cynical as it sounds, we may only have a short window of time to capitalize on future market opportunities.  To wit:  

1.)Hoarding Colt Pythons. Six inch brushed steel and nickel-plated varieties preferred.

2.)Currently shopping for an elevated and isolated plateau that can be fortified. I intend to drill straight down from the top of my plateau until I hit water, then I'll create an artificial waterfall so I can attract adherents to gather around the base of my fortress.

3.)Investing heavily in fruit farms. Our new ape overlords will particularly love citrus.

4.)Stocking up on essential non-perishables. Water, canned food, scotch, narcotics of a wide variety, fish antibiotics, seeds, and petroleum jelly.

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#99
Raising my hand to get in early on Ovie's Utopian Paradise.  Where do I sign up?  


Overlord's Utopian Paradise...

Come for the delicious fruit, stay for the petroleum jelly!
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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(03-03-2020, 04:54 PM)Neil Spurn Wrote: Raising my hand to get in early on Ovie's Utopian Paradise.  Where do I sign up?  


Overlord's Utopian Paradise...

Come for the delicious fruit, stay for the petroleum jelly!

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(03-03-2020, 04:13 PM)sean blackwell Wrote: The reported cases number is likely way too low.  I'd be surprised if it wasn't actually three or four times higher. That would push the death rate down quite a bit.

It would explain all the "mysterious" cases where it seems to show up with no prior exposure.  People who have it but never get sick enough to go to the doctor passing it on.
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https://mobile.twitter.com/melaniepeppin...0918190081

   
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It's not really baffling though... We have people that think science is fake in charge of science.
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https://mobile.twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/s...5808971776

   
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DC Comics announced they have pulled out of the Emerald City Comic Con and all other March conventions citing concerns over the virus. Parent company Warners had already asked all travel be restricted to critical business need only.
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