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  1. Thread: covid-19

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    Here we go again. Slapping a label that says...

    Here we go again. Slapping a label that says "this isn't cocaine" on a bag of cocaine doesn't magically transform the contents of the bag. The govt's initial plan - the one that was criticized...
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    Portraying your own govt. as idiots is not a...

    Portraying your own govt. as idiots is not a great way to save face.



    This is borderline Orwellian. The UK deliberately pursued a strategy of half-assed mitigation during the critical stage of...
  3. Thread: covid-19

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    Speaking directly to the servile cretin...

    Speaking directly to the servile cretin demographic:

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    This would be super persuasive if England's first...

    This would be super persuasive if England's first response to this news breaking hadn't been to come up with extremely poor excuses for why they messed up :)



    Mate, look, you keep saying this,...
  5. Thread: covid-19

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    https://www.ft.com/content/f9051f66-cfbe-4b36-848e...

    https://www.ft.com/content/f9051f66-cfbe-4b36-848e-3980225ae542

    They chose a bad time to be so... English.
  6. Thread: covid-19

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    Classic RB :bored: It was literally labeled the...

    Classic RB :bored: It was literally labeled the 3rd, right in the description. There are quotes and transcripts that confirm it was held on the 3rd. The position tenuously presented at that event was...
  7. Thread: covid-19

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    Wait, are you referring to the same press...

    Wait, are you referring to the same press briefing that you said was held on the 8th, and which you used to completely misrepresent the state of the evidence and baselessly attack Stewart? It sounds...
  8. Thread: covid-19

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    Thanks, you too. My friends at other hospitals...

    Thanks, you too. My friends at other hospitals and in other cities/countries are in much more precarious situations.



    Mate, no. With a dangerous droplet-borne viral pandemic developing, you...
  9. Thread: covid-19

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    Officially, no. In reality, yes, they're...

    Officially, no. In reality, yes, they're basically pursuing a strategy of mitigation.



    My impression is that they've realized too late that the strategy they (like the UK and a few others)...
  10. Thread: covid-19

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    1242887266718097410 1242995339457630209 US...

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    US legislators are actual dumbasses.
  11. Thread: covid-19

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    Things rapidly getting worse in the south while a...

    Things rapidly getting worse in the south while a surprising number of healthcare staff here in the north are just not taking this seriously. Two positive patients admitted to a general internal...
  12. Thread: covid-19

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    "I wanted to ask you about something that I've...

    "I wanted to ask you about something that I've seen transpiring over the past couple of days, especially as it relates to you. It seems like increasingly a bunch of the questions from the media are...
  13. Thread: covid-19

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    Lol, gfy you credulous tool. Fauci disagrees with...

    Lol, gfy you credulous tool. Fauci disagrees with Trump and has disagreed with Trump—as all credible experts have—on key issues, right from the outset, because Trump is dangerously ignorant,...
  14. Thread: covid-19

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    Friends reporting in from hospitals in various...

    Friends reporting in from hospitals in various parts of Sweden and the UK, already borderline unmanageable situations (just over the span of 1-2 days), growing number of younger pts in icu (most w/...
  15. Whenever I think I cannot be more disgusted by...

    Whenever I think I cannot be more disgusted by the US, something like this pops up:

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    There are people who support this sort of shit. And such people...
  16. Thread: covid-19

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    WHO launches massive global trial comparing four...

    WHO launches massive global trial comparing four of the most promising candidates for treatment:
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    Happened to see The Terminal on Netflix. Still as...

    Happened to see The Terminal on Netflix. Still as lovely as it was when I first saw it, sixteen years ago. Absolute gem.
  18. Thread: covid-19

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    Suppression measures - such as shutting down...

    Suppression measures - such as shutting down schools and banning large gatherings etc - are political decisions. At a time when Whitty was saying you'd moved to prioritizing delay, the govt. had not...
  19. Thread: covid-19

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    That is irrelevant; it is evident the testing...

    That is irrelevant; it is evident the testing policy employed by the UK was not sufficient to enable containment. Indeed, govt. indicated that it was not even pursuing containment, but the exact...
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    Really sorry to hear about your sons GGT :sour:...

    Really sorry to hear about your sons GGT :sour: even if they're better off than most, it must be stressful and disappointing. Swedish govt. - like several others - quickly implemented measures to...
  21. Thread: covid-19

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    Just leaving this here 1241446488846155777

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    More or less. This is a reasonably useful way to...

    More or less. This is a reasonably useful way to compare the epidemics in different countries:

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    ICU usage informative but not a useful way to compare as selection criteria...
  23. Thread: covid-19

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    Have to consider that the US hasn't been testing...

    Have to consider that the US hasn't been testing much until recently. Should expect numbers of confirmed cases to rise as soon as a country begins testing. The US is in trouble, but still.
  24. Thread: covid-19

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    Similar situation in many places with universal...

    Similar situation in many places with universal govt-subsidized healthcare. The issue is not who provides the care or what their financial incentives are. This is a political failure; govts should...
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    Thursday night, there was suddenly a piano in the...

    Thursday night, there was suddenly a piano in the office I share with a couple of colleagues. One of them is a decent pianist, and he spent a few hours in there playing Rachmaninoff, Chopin,...
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