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« on: March 02, 2020, 11:21:41 AM »
Interesting article about the outbreak in Iran.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-iran-became-a-new-epicenter-of-the-coronavirus-outbreak

It seems that the spread has been going on there for a little over three weeks.

Overall the whole situation seems pretty bad in that the virus as slipped the bonds of containment.  It seems to be highly contagious and that many seem to just become carriers of the virus.

The response here in the US has been poor.  A person one county away from where I live went to the hospital and was there for a while undiagnosed.   Mainly because this person had no ties to China.  Trump, early in his tenure, reduced the funding for the CDC.  Here in the US I believe it is going to get much worse, as this virus is probably widely loose in a variety of major areas, including my home of the Bay Area.  Putting Pence as the head of this task force seems like the most ironic of jokes, given his own disbelief of science and track record in the spread of HIV in his state. 

I recently saw that even little ole Iceland has a case.  If any one here has played Plague Inc. you know what that means.

edit: John Oliver on Coronavirus
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 04:36:17 PM »
It's gonna get bad.

Wash your hands, people. Often. And stop touching your face. Yes, you.

Gonna hurt the economy, too. Stuff is gonna get scarce as supply chains go fucky. Stock up on toilet paper - it's reportedly already hard to find in areas with known cases.


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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 05:50:54 PM »
We have our first case from someone who travelled from Iran, then Dubai, Bali, here.  They are in isolation, but I hear there are more people getting tested who have symptoms but not confirmed yet.  Might be getting forced to work from home and other stuff.

We have a better health system (more accessible) but winter is around the corner and regular flu etc makes it busy anyway, so its not going to be good.  Also I have very little faith in those currently in charge of my country and the health minister.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 07:37:20 PM »
Also I have very little faith in those currently in charge of my country and the health minister.

no worries, we can send you Mike Pence to pray the virus away.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 08:13:16 PM »
We have some homegrown nutbars:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119861726/coronavirus-brian-tamaki-blames-satanic-airborne-demons-drinking-of-bats-blood

"Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has blamed airborne demons and human cruelty to animals for the coronavirus outbreak.
He also suggested some born-again Christians could have special protection from the deadly disease.
"Satan has control of atmospheres unless you're a born-again, Jesus-loving, bible-believing, Holy Ghost-filled, tithe-paying believer," Bishop Tamaki said on Sunday morning."

So just pay the church and you are immune. His church is him which helps his lifestyle, while is poor congregation suffer.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 08:15:16 PM »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/49596321336/

Pence praying away the virus. From the White House photo stream.

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 10:06:19 PM »
wonder if the guy holding his hand has a cold .. would laugh if he infects them all

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2020, 02:59:36 PM »
maybe instead people should be out raking the leaves under the trees as a hurricane approaches which gets nuked. 

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 04:20:04 PM »
wonder if the guy holding his hand has a cold .. would laugh if he infects them all

Well it turns out Pence was at a military academy (in Florida, iirc) recently, shaking hands with cadets...

and one of those cadets is now in quarantine for coronavirus.


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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 04:47:25 PM »


from monday's meeting of the coronavirus taskforce. entirely possible he's holding his head because of the stupidity sitting to his left.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 04:58:25 PM »
Or the fever has started. So hypothetically. Who runs for repub if both of them aren’t around and normal selection has finished?

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2020, 04:25:11 PM »
Or the fever has started. So hypothetically. Who runs for repub if both of them aren’t around and normal selection has finished?

Well.... Bill Weld has 1 delegate so far in the (R) primary.

lol

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2020, 05:14:46 PM »
I think it would fall to a brokered convention?

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2020, 10:41:37 AM »
We just had the first case confirmed here in Indiana, about 150 miles away.

It is very interesting watching this all unfold in realtime.