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#1 2020-03-16 10:26:44

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I mastered social isolation years ago and always shop early but this morning my local grocery looked like cyclone just touched down.

"You should see what Walmart looks like," said one. Yeah, no thanks. I shopped Wally's World twice in 20 years and still can't unsee the memory.

The fuck is wrong with people?

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#2 2020-03-16 10:54:17

Everybody panics the same way, regardless of emergency. Dumbasses here in Floriduh are stockpiling water and tarps, like there is going to be a hurricane. Probably a run on plywood at the big box.

I've worked at home for 20+ years and go out in public only to hit the gym. I skipped that this morning and probably for the next couple of weeks, like if I was traveling. Feels weird though.

But the wife (a teacher) and kid (a high schooler) are off for 2 weeks, min, maybe the rest of the year, so at home with me 24/7. I don't know if I can survive that plague...

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#5 2020-03-16 20:33:24

Lord Dampnut refuses to hear anything that might possibly make him not look like gold.

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#6 2020-03-17 02:53:45

People, love 'em or leave 'em. When they were not panic buying all the hurricane goods from Buzzards Bay to Calibogue Sound they were out closing the social distance. Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead.

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#7 2020-03-17 12:44:08

It's kind of a social Darwinism although, while this pandemic is estimated by the CDC to be 10X worse than a normal flu virus, the same percentage of people are going to die.  Instead of 12,000 to 60,000 it's likely to be 120,000 to 600,000.  What the CDC is trying to accomplish is a curb on that high end so that social/medical services don't completely break down.  If all these assholes would just go home and die, I wouldn't have any issue with them gathering in large masses.

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#8 2020-03-17 14:30:30

Boomers always bragging on how hard their upbringing was. How they never worried about colds and that their immune systems are top notch. Time to put up or shut up, Grandpa!

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#9 2020-03-17 19:04:49

Newport gets a pass. Otherwise, it's a ghost town. Bristol, too.

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#10 2020-03-17 23:01:39

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Here, it's Green Bay's finest that is being hardest hit in the stores.  Funny, given that symptoms do not include diarrhea.

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#13 2020-03-18 11:14:51

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Chinese officials claim the US Army created COVID-19

Also Islamic State warns terrorists to avoid Europe until coronavirus passes, so at least there is a silver lining to all this.

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#14 2020-03-18 12:08:37

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Here, it's Green Bay's finest that is being hardest hit in the stores.  Funny, given that symptoms do not include diarrhea.

It's the Apocalypse crowd doing their end of the world thing.  Strange that there's never a run on hand-held can openers.  In a real Apocalypse those things will be the most valuable items on earth.

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#15 2020-03-18 14:30:11

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square wrote:

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Here, it's Green Bay's finest that is being hardest hit in the stores.  Funny, given that symptoms do not include diarrhea.

It's the Apocalypse crowd doing their end of the world thing.  Strange that there's never a run on hand-held can openers.  In a real Apocalypse those things will be the most valuable items on earth.

...still got two P38's on my dog tags in the drawer....also a couple bottle cap/beer can openers from the day,,,;-)

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Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand...

It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.

Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be..

H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.

Fast forward.

Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”

This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it.

And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs..

That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.

We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.

Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation...

And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.

Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not sexy right now.

#flattenthecurve.

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#16 2020-03-18 15:29:18

Once the vaccine comes, can we bar anyone who ever posted an anti-vax post on Facebook?

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#17 2020-03-18 16:38:12

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Once the vaccine comes, can we bar anyone who ever posted an anti-vax post on Facebook?

I'd be OK with burning their houses down while they're still inside them.

I saw a CDC virus detective say that the problem with comparing good old flu infection and death totals with COVID-19 is that it's likely to be on the order of 10X the regular flu.  That could put US deaths at between 250,000 and 750,000.  Still less than 1% of the population but way, way more than our hospitals can handle if people start dying all at once.

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#18 2020-03-18 19:29:53

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#19 2020-03-20 12:18:31

Anyone try booking a dental appt recently?

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#20 2020-03-20 15:29:55

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#22 2020-03-20 22:56:07

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It's sad that it takes a full-blown pandemic to get them off their high horses.

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#23 2020-03-21 03:10:43

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#24 2020-03-21 05:43:24

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A Danish supermarket use the following strategy to stop people buying all the alcohol sanitizer :
1 bottle = €5.5
2 or more bottles = €134 each!

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#26 2020-03-21 07:45:57

Gag gift I got years ago suddenly has real value...

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#27 2020-03-21 10:19:31

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#28 2020-03-21 16:57:19

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"Viruses, even though small and simpler than most cells, possess tremendous designs. I propose that some viruses were created for good uses in creation, and some other viruses were altered by Adam’s fall into sin and turned up in places they should not be."

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#30 2020-03-22 09:01:24

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"Viruses, even though small and simpler than most cells, possess tremendous designs. I propose that some viruses were created for good uses in creation, and some other viruses were altered by Adam’s fall into sin and turned up in places they should not be."

I thought Christians were supposed to blame Eve...

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#31 2020-03-22 13:42:25

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sharpshin wrote:

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"Viruses, even though small and simpler than most cells, possess tremendous designs. I propose that some viruses were created for good uses in creation, and some other viruses were altered by Adam’s fall into sin and turned up in places they should not be."

I thought Christians were supposed to blame Eve...

Yeah, that struck me as odd also. Probably for this pretzelling of science it fits better to have Adam taking the fall rather than Eve doing the pushing.

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#32 2020-03-22 14:38:38

other viruses were altered by Adam’s fall into sin and turned up in places they should not be."

Eve? I had my bets in on the gay thing. But I read the whole thing, learned a lot about science along the way,  and  never did he explain what deep dark hole the sinful viruses are to be found in.

Boring.

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#33 2020-03-23 01:50:51

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#34 2020-03-23 11:00:22

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But the wife (a teacher) and kid (a high schooler) are off for 2 weeks, min, maybe the rest of the year, so at home with me 24/7. I don't know if I can survive that plague...

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#35 2020-03-23 11:36:20

God to Pope Francis: Nigger Please!

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#36 2020-03-24 00:53:38

Riffing with the diminutives, good lord, he's a hoot.

"We need to rediscover the concreteness of small things, the small acts of kindness shown to those who are close to us, family, friends. We need to realize that our treasure lies in small things. There are tiny gestures "

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#37 2020-03-24 06:22:32

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#38 2020-03-24 09:19:52

Yes it is!

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#40 2020-03-25 21:29:57

To encourage people to stay inside, a company was giving away free copies of its porn game.  Sadly, looks like this was limited to China.

Game developer wrote:

To avoid the nCov, it's better to stay at home. So we decide to give away 45,000 copies of Mirror to keep you company. Please accept our gift and stay strong!

I'm sure you've read this before but we're still going to emphasize this again: Please avoid going out, if you must, please keep your mask on at all time.
Please avoid getting physical contact with other people and stay away from the crowd.
Please wash your hands as many times as you can.

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#41 2020-03-26 07:17:57

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#42 2020-03-26 10:15:23

The Market does not care whether you're out of work or not.  Proving once again that the Dow is not the economy, it's an elaborate gambling game for the flush.

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#45 2020-03-27 10:04:27

Frank Zappa wrote:

‘If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.‘

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#48 2020-03-28 13:20:04

Ring fencing begins.

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#49 2020-03-29 11:52:34

Don't worry, The robots will save us.

Oops, we forgot to buy any ourselves in February when they were all sent to China.

UVD Robots CEO Per Juul Nielsen says they are sending more to China as fast as they can. “The initial volume is in the hundreds of robots; the first ones went to Wuhan where the situation is the most severe,”

Nielsen told IEEE Spectrum. “We’re shipping every week—they’re going air freight into China because they’re so desperately needed.” The goal is to supply the robots to over 2,000 hospitals and medical facilities in China.

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#50 2020-03-30 19:18:11

Hey, all.
As some may recall, I live in San Antonio.  People were a wee bit nervous until the announcement that Fiesta Week, which is a massive tourism-a-ganza held in April, has been postponed to November. 
That announcement was made the first week of this month, and that was when--well, not all hell, but a considerable amount of hell--broke loose.
All the retail stores, in particular the grocery stores, were swarmed and cleaned out.  I attempted to do a little shopping one afternoon and was basically crowded out of the three stores I tried to enter.
Husband™, who honestly has very few flaws, does have the flaw of many males who assume their wives worry too much; he listened patiently to my story when I got home.  But on Saturday (his turn to run errands), he ignored my counsel and didn't leave the house until nearly lunchtime.  He was gone nearly three hours and came home nearly empty-handed with a horror story of his own...
That week, the grocery stores reduced their hours to allow for re-stocking the shelves, sterilizing shit, etc.  They are now only open from 8:00-8:00.  So on the following Saturday (my turn to run errands), I arrived at the store about 7:50 to find a queue running literally around the building.  There was a security presence.  I waited in the queue for 40 minutes, by which time the dairy was gone, the bread was gone, shelf-stable stuff like pasta and rice...I wish I'd gotten a photo of the poultry section.  There was a package of necks there.  Everything else was gone at 8:30 am.  I went from there to a Sam's Club, waited another 30 mins in another queue, got more stuff (they were out of dairy also) and then went home exhausted--but not too tired to go directly to a hot shower and dump every stitch I had worn into the hamper.  I was well spooked by then.
Just last week, on the 23rd, the city announced "shelter in place" or "self-quarantine" or whatever the fuck people are calling it, and our boss set us all up to work remotely, and here I sit in my cozy house.
I'm grateful to live in a municipality where the people in government have some sense.  I'd be happier if I had a ballpark idea of when I'll be able to, like, browse in a dress shop or sit down in a restaurant--but I know we've got it better than a lot of people at the moment, even people right here in the city.
Also, gas is $1.65 a gallon.  I'm trying to remember the last time it was that cheap.  Also wishing I had a use for the stuff.
Oh, and I hate Donald Trump with the acrid smoking stench of seven billion enormous tire fires and I hope he dies choking.

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