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rxwine
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March 24th, 2020 at 12:03:57 PM permalink
I think Florida beaches are now closed.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Minty
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March 24th, 2020 at 12:08:46 PM permalink
Progress march on.
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billryan
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March 24th, 2020 at 12:34:03 PM permalink
I'm thinking shock collars that buzz when you get closer than six feet from the next collar. Repeated violations cause a die pack to explode, spewing permanent purple spray inward.
onenickelmiracle
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March 24th, 2020 at 12:48:10 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

Why would it be safe or healthy or a good idea for those under 45 to start going back to normal and begin spreading this amongst themselves? And it would most likely spread even faster than its happened during the restrictions and quarantine

The most likely to survive and the most likely to spread it would be eliminated. Obviously it is almost certain if you had this virus, you won't get it again and there won't be a mutation worthy enough yet. These younger people would have a much lower frequency of needing hospitalization, not as much burden. Then since they are young, assumed, they have more contact with other people normally, would be harder for any active infections to be spread. Then if someone older or younger with health conditions got it, hospital loads not over capacity. It would work except these people live with older people and you would have to take children from their parents. So that would be the plan, make sure everyone gets it not in high risks groups, then the virus could only spread amongst higher and higher risk groups. Eventually the 60s bracket and up could only get it from others in their bracket or older.

So it's a plan that would work, but it's impractical, and relies on people understanding their roles and responsibilities. It would be cheaper than a stimulus..and cut the duration.
Last edited by: onenickelmiracle on Mar 24, 2020
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TigerWu
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March 24th, 2020 at 12:57:51 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Does long grass facilitate the spread of Coronavirus? If so, that would explain why the Mexicans are out in full force mowing lawns today.



I don't know where you live, but where I am the weather is gorgeous today. Perfect yard weather.

Quote: EvenBob

Nobody wanted to live in OK, it's
why we sent all the Indians there.
It's why we waited till 1907 to
make it a state. Now even the
virus won't go there.



I don't want to live here, either, but the cost of living can't be beat. I'm saving up my money to retire somewhere nicer.

EDIT: Finally happened... Oklahoma governor just issued a partial shutdown. Counties with confirmed cases are stay-at-home starting tomorrow at midnight for 21 days. Looks like I'll have a lot of free time coming up!
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onenickelmiracle
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March 24th, 2020 at 1:31:44 PM permalink
Isn't funny Nigerians were scammed by Trump's medical advice and killed themselves taking the anti-malarial drugs? I'm going to help their heirs get the money.
The people from the US who died took medicine for fish, and now they sleep with them.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
beachbumbabs
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March 24th, 2020 at 5:41:36 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I think Florida beaches are now closed.



I think it's still county by county. As are curfews. I could be wrong, as things change by the minute.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Lovecomps
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March 24th, 2020 at 5:53:14 PM permalink
President Trump was just on the news and said that it would be gone, and stores running, by Easter. I find this overly optimistic to say the least and wouldn't go to a resteraunt even if I could.

One thing occurred to me as a former New Yorker...as there isn't enough masks, ventilators, etc. for the hospital patients and staff this whole thing will decimate the bum, hobo, wino (a.k.a. Homeless) population in all major metropolitan areas.

Do you want to know who'll get the best care the moment it's needed that you wouldn't suspect? Federal Prisoners. Every time I've even been to a chemo center (not for myself thank goodness) there's always one chained to a chair in his orange jumpsuit with a guard who' s half asleep and getting his treatment via your tax money.
The best things in life are not free.
beachbumbabs
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March 24th, 2020 at 6:27:51 PM permalink
In London, the ExCel Centre is where they had the 2014 ICE Exhibition, where they show all the casino games . It's enormous, way out on the East London side, near the docks of the Thames. Several of us were there (Mr. Casino Games, Switch, Wizard, me, charliepatrick).

They're turning that into a 2000 bed virus hospital. Pretty good idea, really. It's a beautiful convention center with lots of bathrooms.

I heard they're doing the same thing in NYC with the Jacob Javits Center, but I haven't been there, or had my game spread there, so it doesn't hit me with quite the same personal impact.
Last edited by: beachbumbabs on Mar 25, 2020
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billryan
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March 24th, 2020 at 9:52:57 PM permalink
In Spain, they turned an ice skating arena into a makeshift morgue.
Javits Center is being turned into four smaller hospitals, but wouldn't be getting virus victims. At least not just yet. This and the Navy Hospital ship when it arrives in just a few short weeks will take regular patients out of hospital so those wards are be made into ICUs.
All the downstate hospitals are greatly expanding their beds. Cafeterias and gift shops are being converted, even Doctors offices.
They are attempting to convert ventilators so they can be used on two people at a time but that is very dangerous. The settings are supposed to be set for each patients individual needs and capacities.

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