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    Just donated blood for the first time in a (too)...

    Just donated blood for the first time in a (too) long time. :)
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    I'd say per capita deaths are useless in the...

    I'd say per capita deaths are useless in the beginning, and only interesting by the point the epidemic has spread through the entire country. And even then, hard to interpret, since different regions...
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    https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-contrar...

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-contrarian-coronavirus-theory-that-informed-the-trump-administration

    What an idiot.
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    Worryingly steep slope though, let's hope those...

    Worryingly steep slope though, let's hope those measures were in time before the hospitals are overwhelmed (but to be honest, it doesn't look like they were at the moment).
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but that advice was...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but that advice was about shaking hands in general (since infections were still rare back then) not shaking hands in a hospital with infected people.
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    I don't think number of people tested positive is...

    I don't think number of people tested positive is a useful comparison between countries or even between different days in a country considering a lot of people won't get tested. I suppose deaths are...
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    Exclusive: Rich Russians Are Hoarding Ventilators...

    Exclusive: Rich Russians Are Hoarding Ventilators to Protect Themselves Against the Coronavirus
    Meanwhile, doctors worry that Russiaís regions donít have enough.

    The title says it all, really.
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    They gave even less notice here, but at least...

    They gave even less notice here, but at least they had the list of key workers ready.

    I am a bit confused that they closed schools in the UK, but not bars and restaurants right? Are events...
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    My sister told my parents not to come over (they...

    My sister told my parents not to come over (they have kids with snotty noses), also because they're a risk group. I think this may be the time they start realising they're getting old :p Though not...
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    Damn, that's unlucky timing. Good luck with the...

    Damn, that's unlucky timing. Good luck with the shopping, are people hoarding there? It was on the news a lot here but the supermarkets around my place were fine on saturday (even had toilet...
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    https://joop.bnnvara.nl/content/uploads/2020/03/fl...

    https://joop.bnnvara.nl/content/uploads/2020/03/flattening-the-curve-370x259.png

    Nice graph showing why slowing down transmission is important.
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    Would be nice, but eh, it's only money, not the...

    Would be nice, but eh, it's only money, not the biggest concern at the moment. Would be nice if we can rebook to a future visit though. At least we were smart enough to book a hotel with a free...
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    Same here since yesterday, and all schools are...

    Same here since yesterday, and all schools are closed as well. And all coffeeshops, causing a national run on weed and massive lines. And after a marked increase in illegal sales they're now allowed...
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    My employer just let me know that anyone who...

    My employer just let me know that anyone who reasonably can should work from home for at least the next week.
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    Congrats with everything, sounds great :D

    Congrats with everything, sounds great :D
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    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/5/ju...

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/5/judge-reggie-walton-rebukes-william-barr-over-muel/
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    But not everybody who is found guilty of murder...

    But not everybody who is found guilty of murder is executed
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    It's mandatory in my company. You're not allowed...

    It's mandatory in my company. You're not allowed to come to work if you've been to a risk area, unless you have explicit permission and a medical check. We're also working on a project setting up a...
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    So a coworker of mine is in quarantine because he...

    So a coworker of mine is in quarantine because he was in contact with someone who tested positive...
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    I've played it a lot back when it was still in...

    I've played it a lot back when it was still in development, particularly liked it in combination with realism overhaul mods. It was a bit awkward to control and a bit buggy back then, but I assume it...
  21. I'd say for an advisor, opinions are relevant.

    I'd say for an advisor, opinions are relevant.
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    Would it be less weird to you if it was a...

    Would it be less weird to you if it was a Republican?

    And this isn't weird, considering the Senate Republicans pretty much told him "you can do anything you want", and now he does.
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    A coworker who routinely cuts corners and despite...

    A coworker who routinely cuts corners and despite that being pointed out regularly, never improved. Now we found out he screwed up a calibration in many ways. We had a meeting on what to do next (it...
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    Is it odd? Unlike stars, planets don't emit much...

    Is it odd? Unlike stars, planets don't emit much light, if they are far from the sun they are by definition very hard to spot, since it will be cold and poorly illuminated.

    Black holes emit, if...
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    Are you deliberately ignoring the fact that the...

    Are you deliberately ignoring the fact that the white house banned anyone from testifying, and that the Republicans in Congress prevent them from being forced to?
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