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  1. Thread: covid-19

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    The purpose is to stop the spread of a *novel*...

    The purpose is to stop the spread of a *novel* virus that no human being has ever seen, or has immunity to, but is deadlier than seasonal flu, for which there's no vaccine or therapeutic regimen, but...
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    The purpose is to stop the spread of a *novel*...

    The purpose is to stop the spread of a *novel* virus that no human being has ever seen, or has immunity to, but is deadlier than seasonal flu, for which there's no vaccine or therapeutic regimen, but...
  3. Thread: covid-19

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    You might "think or believe" that it was right to...

    You might "think or believe" that it was right to delay school closures, so parents could get things in order, but that's a political decision, and you're wrong. Viruses don't operate on the same...
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    Rand, there's no shame in admitting that your...

    Rand, there's no shame in admitting that your government was slow to respond, or that mitigation efforts were ill-conceived. Practically every nation has handled this pandemic poorly <that's the real...
  5. I'm feeling pretty bad because I'm a "hugger" but...

    I'm feeling pretty bad because I'm a "hugger" but live alone. Might have filled that physical need from my cat, but she died. Or my kids, but they live far away. Now I imagine how horrible it must be...
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    Don't call 911 in an emergency. Have the presence...

    Don't call 911 in an emergency. Have the presence of mind to call 311 during your *health* emergency.

    Maybe that's just in New York. There's another number to call while on the PA turnpike, 511?...
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    wiggin was polite in his response to Lewk's...

    wiggin was polite in his response to Lewk's question. Good on wiggin, he rose to the occasion. :up: Now I'm gonna be the nasty bitch:

    We don't need to debate what "trolling" means to know that...
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    Yes, of course. But the federal response hasn't...

    Yes, of course. But the federal response hasn't been so nuanced -- they're sending money to almost every household -- because it would take too long otherwise. In the meantime, the states that don't...
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    "Knives Out." :up: The only drawback was Daniel...

    "Knives Out." :up: The only drawback was Daniel Craig's foghorn-leghorn fake southern drawl, but it got mentioned in the movie, so....
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    It probably matters if employees are paid by...

    It probably matters if employees are paid by salary, or hourly wages. That's how it panned out in the "essential" part of the restaurant sector, anyway. I just assumed there were special provisions...
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    Another good post from wiggin :up: ...

    Another good post from wiggin :up:

    Unfortunately, exploring and debating "complex and abstract" concepts aren't the norm. We get so hung up on words (and definitions of terms) that we can't even...
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    Maybe Lewk would like to start calling the 1918...

    Maybe Lewk would like to start calling the 1918 pandemic The Kansas Flu?

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/pandemic-timeline-1918.htm

    ...
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    I thought one component of the rescue package was...

    I thought one component of the rescue package was the SBA giving grants and/or no-interest loans to places like Day Care/Child Care facilities, so they can keep paying their employees even if they're...
  14. Thread: covid-19

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    That's like saying coughing or sneezing doesn't...

    That's like saying coughing or sneezing doesn't transmit the virus but because people don't realize how often they breathe... :haha: :rolleyes:
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    That's not unique to Sweden. Looks like the UK...

    That's not unique to Sweden. Looks like the UK felt the same way with their late response and mitigation, and Mexico is reportedly telling poor people they can't get infected. And don't forget that...
  16. Thread: covid-19

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    https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infras...

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a31932740/respirator-masks-washington-national-cathedral/

    Yes, the source is Popular Mechanics, wiggin. You dismissed that in the...
  17. Thread: covid-19

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    Amen to that, *cough* And it's now a joke to...

    Amen to that, *cough*

    And it's now a joke to think the US leads the world.
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    My other sister in Indiana is sending funny gifs...

    My other sister in Indiana is sending funny gifs of cats being tired after just 2 days of "social distancing". :rolleyes:

    Human behavior + social context + political ideology *plus religious...
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    Thanks for taking my mind off state-designated...

    Thanks for taking my mind off state-designated quarantines and "essential business" guidelines. Federalism for the win, wtf is wrong with other countries?

    :popcorn:
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    But wiggin has been wrong in his predictions....

    But wiggin has been wrong in his predictions. Just as others in the financial world relying on "conventional wisdom" were quite wrong. This wasn't supposed to be a big deal, it was just a temporary...
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    So far, the only thing this pandemic has taught...

    So far, the only thing this pandemic has taught me....is that Trump is the worst president ever. Even his "coronavirus task force" briefings can't be taken seriously -- because he takes the...
  22. Thread: covid-19

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    The Tale of Two Economies. It's not just a...

    The Tale of Two Economies. It's not just a reality TV show based on an old book. :rolleyes:


    edit: making matters worse, the US using its power to command & control the production and...
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    Good luck with that? The tax code is so full of...

    Good luck with that? The tax code is so full of loopholes, it's practically a jobs program for CPAs, tax attorneys, and lobbyists. But I get your gist. ;)

    I'm concerned about the millions of...
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    My older sister, with advanced degrees in Medical...

    My older sister, with advanced degrees in Medical Technology/Blood Banking and Quality Assurance (recently retired from J&J) just asked me to drive almost two hundred miles to come "hang out" with...
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    It's pretty sad when even medical professionals...

    It's pretty sad when even medical professionals don't take this pandemic seriously. :(
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