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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2020, 02:22:51 PM »
So, England's counter-measures in the first stage response was to tell all the naughty people to wash their hands, use tissues (which makes no sense unless you have the virus (at which point you should self-isolate)) and to self-isolate for 14 days if you feel you have the virus. I'm not sure how much those counter-measures cost, but I bet it was a pretty penny.

As now the virus looks like it could be serious as lots of people have died, England has moved to its stage two response of counter-measures which consist of telling all the naughty people to wash their hands, use tissues (which makes no sense unless you have the virus (at which point you should self-isolate)) and to self-isolate for 7 days if you feel you have the virus.

They have refused to close schools because ... ok, I have no idea why they wouldn't do that as my kids school has 1700 pupils all with the ability to swim in the virus soup and then take it home to their parents, grandparents and carers. Apparently, it has something to do with kids on free school meals or something. School meals are so much more valuable than the well-being of the grown-ups around you.

I can be sensible about how I interact with what I come into contact with outside of my dwelling, and I can also keep my family safe by minimising their contact with anything that poses a risk, but I cannot, and would not separate myself from my children who will unwittingly spread the virus far and wide.

Interesting to see what out third stage counter-measures will be. Probably something like free doughnuts.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2020, 10:43:19 PM »
Kinda scary, Our president lied a lot in his speech regarding the ongoing crisis.

First, he forgot the word cargo. Dipshit actually said "Carg". That's like, Phil Hartman mocking Reagan territory.
Next, he said anyone who wants a test for the Corona virus can get the test. That is ALSO not true.
Another false claim was that people returning to the United States are being screened for the virus.
Other points that the White House was forced to walk down were a suspension of trade with the EU, which would have REALLY bent things up, and that Insurance Companies will pay for patients to be tested and treated for the virus.

What in the golly?!

Additionally, He himself refuses to be tested for the virus.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2020, 10:52:11 PM »
I felt like I was watching a short film directed by Salvador DalĂ­ during the press conference.  He's stopping people from coming from Europe but not the UK?  I guess he wants to be sure people can visit his golf courses.

And then he bragged about how we didn't really have the virus here because we're smarter and better than Europe and Asia.  Jesus wept.  If there is a God, he'll wipe out the current administration with that infection.  The cruelty and mendacity of that man is only surpassed by his stupidity and lack of compassion.

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2020, 11:03:39 PM »
I remember when conservative news sources were saying those same yellow curtains were some Islamic poo during the Obama administration. For some reason that is no longer a concern.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2020, 01:37:50 AM »
I think that Trump is really threatened by the Coronavius for 2 reasons: a) It's more orange, and b) it's got the halo he's always wanted.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2020, 02:00:47 AM »
Pray for Zod? Not the crappy one from the new movies, the fabulous one from the 80's.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2020, 07:33:01 PM »
Pray for Zod? Not the crappy one from the new movies, the fabulous one from the 80's.

I confused that with Zardoz, the weird flying head thing.  With Sean Connery in odd costumes.

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2020, 08:47:47 PM »
The weird flying head shows up occasionally on Rick & Morty.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2020, 11:13:47 PM »
I wish the flying head could take the virus away with it.  I think and fear that it's only a question of time before people here begin to get sick, some of them deathly ill and it is unnerving waiting for it to happen.

My husband tried to go to the store to buy lettuce and it was so insanely crowded that he left the basket and walked out.  Went to a local mom n pop place instead and was in and out in a few minutes.  I just read a pretty scary article in the NY Times about two 29 year old women in Hunan, medical professionals, who caught the virus when caring for patients, one of them had serious pneumonia that led to multiple organ failure and death.  And she and her spouse were doctors with access to the best medical care, so I don't hold out great optimism for our decades of wild west everyman for himself public policy and the ensuing dearth of qualified medical care and facilities.  If it gets bad here, we're basically screwed.

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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2020, 02:19:06 AM »
My daughter asked if any of the folk in the “recovered” column had previously been in the “dead” column.

She says that in the movies that is the first sign of the zombie apocalypse.

Needless to say, this is a statistic that I am now tracking with interest.

Does my sense of humour count?
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2020, 07:45:09 AM »
I don’t know. I don’t understand humour.

At this moment in time, you're not missing out much.

Death toll doubled in the U.K today so no doubt more panic buying will make sure that doesn't happen again tomorrow.

I'm off to the shops.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2020, 11:28:46 AM »
Maybe Boris should announce that you can't really mummify someone by wrapping them in bogroll.

Can you not?

Hmmm.. I'm off to the shops again, this time for clingfilm.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2020, 02:04:48 PM »
Handy Tip: Don't use it as a face mask.

You need to get out more, clearly.  Plastic can "do wonders for your face."
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2020, 03:32:34 PM »
You need to get out more, clearly.  Plastic can "do wonders for your face."


Bugger! Off to the shops again for a crate or 2 of honey.
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Re: Is the Corona virus the elephant in the room?
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2020, 05:52:47 AM »
Pick up some more bog rolls while you are there!

Sorted. I tell you what though, those bloody pensioners can put up a fight when motivated.
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