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January 13th, 2021 at 12:22:45 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

RP: Urgent story being lost in the headlines today: The UK variant is confirmed in NYC.

Covid is spreading here at an alarming rate.
- 6k cases/day
- 3.3k in hospital
- Deaths rising steadily

The variant now increases the peril. We have to double down on precautions to slow this.

From your profile, I gather you are in NYC, which has a densely packed population of about 11% of that of the UK.
For perspective, yesterday we had 47K new cases, 1319 new hospital admissions bringing us to a total of 36489 currently hospitalised and we had 1564 dead for the day ( a new record ).
So per population, we seem to be in broadly the same order of numbers.
We too are seriously doubling down on precautions. It's started to flatten infections over the last couple of days. But Deaths trail infections by three weeks or so, so we will see infections drop as deaths rise. With effort, we may see deaths decline in a month or so.

Stay safe. Be responsible for your own potential infectivity.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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January 14th, 2021 at 2:41:35 AM permalink
Stay pure
Stay vigilant
Stay safe.
Stay strong
Stay home.
Enjoy every sandwich
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January 14th, 2021 at 3:03:56 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

Incidentally that link is blocked to me.

Try this trick, go to https://translate.google.com/ and paste the URL, select destination language as the web page’s language and click on the "translated" link . Free web proxy.
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January 14th, 2021 at 5:41:23 AM permalink
N.J. includes 2M smokers in huge expansion of COVID vaccine eligibility starting Thursday


My question is.... what keeps people from simply claiming they smoke?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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January 14th, 2021 at 6:49:06 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

If an infected person coughs or sneezes into their hands, it's quite an arduaous journey from their hand to the door handle they touch, to the hands I touch the handle with and onwards to my lung after I pick my nose.

There is a theory that it all starts with the nose
One of the 1st major symptoms is loss of taste and smell which in itself is really bizarre
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
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January 14th, 2021 at 9:33:36 AM permalink
If it starts with your ears, you'll go deaf.
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January 14th, 2021 at 11:04:50 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Even worse than British and South African Covid.


It is what it is.
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others

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