CoronaVira facts

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  1. Aargow

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    Watched to the very end and it was well worth it. Thanks for posting, Rodd
     
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    A Double plus on this one @Bobby Jesus. I resemble that remark and plan on doing the same thing today and tomorrow!
     
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    Good post, Juan.

    I think the US population is genetically predisposed to being sensitive to the loss of human rights. To paraphrase our founding documents, a just government derives its power from those who are governed. So, yea, we are in charge and get little pricky about being told what to do. This pontificating doesn't prevent us from doing what is right. When the Governor of Ohio instituted a travel ban, the people of Ohio complied. I suspect this is the case in all states. It has taken some time for the gravity of this situation to sink in, but it has.

    Regarding Trump's rhetoric and optimism: I have been watching the live daily briefings. I've also seen some of the interpretations of those briefings by US mainstream media and can only imagine what the soundbites are like on your news channels.
    Here's just one example of a disingenuous news story: Yesterday Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of NY, demanded 30,000 ventilators from the Federal Government. The Fed responded by sending 2000 and stating that another 2000 would be sent today. The Governer angrily responded, "You pick the 26,000 who are going to die." This sounds bad and the news was all over it. But as of this morning, the State of NY has 3805 hospitalized covid patients: The COVID Tracking Project
    Assuming NY has a stockpile of ventilators to take care of other (non-covid related) needs, and over two days the Fed is sending more ventilators than the current total in the hospital, where do we come up with 26,000 dead? For that matter, where do we come up with the need for 30,000 ventilators? Is this just like toilet paper hoarding on a State level? I understand that the number of hospitalized patients will increase but it will increase at a much slower pace than the number of active cases (currently about 12% of active patients require hospitalization). Unfortunately, the headline of 26,000 dead was too juicy for the media to point any of this out.
    Back to Trump. The news has not treated his comments any better. This virus has created a health crisis and the reaction to it has created an economic crisis. Trump has set no deadline. He has not proclaimed that we will start working again by Easter. He has said that we should consider it. I am glad that he is thinking about it. "Flattening the curve" is important to keep the medical system within capacity. Unfortunately, it lengthens the time it takes to deal with the virus. The longer we extend that curve, the more damage we do to our economy. Surely, there must be some consideration given to the cost-benefit analysis.
     
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    I'd do something similar Guys only the Police will stop me and ask where I am going. ALL NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL is banned for the next 4 weeks as of Thursday,......Still,.....I have plenty of things to keep me occupied,.......had another good idea for a bird box this morning so I'll be testing out my new mitre saw,.......
    Alpal
     
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    Mind your fingers with that new saw, Alpal.
    I've also been keeping busy during our essential-only travel ban. My retirement job is related to electronic security. We work about every other day...no new installs but a little service work.
    One should reasonably be able to ride and honor these social restrictions, particularly solo. Filling up for gas can be done safely, just bring some disposable rubber gloves.
     
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    And, this is why there is a rush on toilet paper in Texas.....
    The mayor seems to have left his mic on when he had to use the potty.


     
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    OMG!!!!!!:eek::eek::eek:o_O:(,.........How am I going to buy my lotto tickets?????:oops:o_O:confused::(:(:(,.........
     
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    Wow, you went to a lot of bother, a simple, YES, would have been fine. Seems Chewie left his Mrs at home a lot. Think he was a mean as biker before he started flying spaceships, haha
     
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    Yeah, got a lot of time on my hands atm.

    Thinking about doing an online Spanish course...
     
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    Thanks Aargow.
    Yes, if there is one thing (among many) that we have in common, it is likely to be an utter disdain for the media. They have a lot to answer for, and are not made accountable enough, in my view.
     
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    Online?

    Come on @Alpal - drag your good self into the current century ... you can do it.
     
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    LMFAO - this was hilarious!!

    Thanks! I needed a good laugh.
     
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    Public (in)School canceled in 'Bama for the remainder of the year. WTF

    Online assignments begin getting issued on 06April.
     
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    Uggh. I hope they don't do that here.
     
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    Did the same thing in Virginia.
     
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    Crazy history we're living through.
     
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    And here in Montana even! :confused:
     
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    Unexpected.
     
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    Donde esta la biblioteca? Repite
     
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    I speak Italian. That sounds like, "Where is the library?". Close?
     
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