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Ohmsen

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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 1:44pm

Britain is now a control group for epidemiologists.

Background:

I'm an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain's 'heard immunity' coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire
...

Also:

Some easy to understand graphs show what will happen to the UK.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 1:21pm



 miamizsun wrote:
 
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-couple-resells-100k-of-cleaning-products-purchased-at-costco-amid-covid-19-pandemic-1.4852363


KarmaKarma

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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 1:01pm



 haresfur wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


 haresfur wrote:
 
Such a sensational claim!  If true, Trump should be kicked out of office, if not arrested!

But wait.  There are no consequences of significance when a news outlet either falsely reports a story, or just plain does a poor job with sourcing.

Me, I'll be waiting for the retractions published on page 32, in tiny print.  


@RichardGrenell
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1h
Not true. The Welt story was wrong. But Business Insider, Reuters and others went with it anyway despite not having their own sources. Now everyone is back peddling.

https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1239248345329274881?s=20

Just another day where #fakenews never ends.  You folks should be smarter by now and not fall for explosive tripe like this.  But you're not.   Why is that, exactly?  Maybe you like clicking on  those groovy phishing emails too.
 
he says offering no evidence. I guess I'll believe him because he says what you want to hear

 
You say. Repeat, repost, regurgitate, because the story says what you want to hear.

It seems you're not very familiar with how real journalism is supposed to work.  BTW... ever heard of Gawker Media ?    I'd guess no.


haresfur

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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 12:56pm



 KarmaKarma wrote:


 haresfur wrote:
 
Such a sensational claim!  If true, Trump should be kicked out of office, if not arrested!

But wait.  There are no consequences of significance when a news outlet either falsely reports a story, or just plain does a poor job with sourcing.

Me, I'll be waiting for the retractions published on page 32, in tiny print.  


@RichardGrenell
·
1h
Not true. The Welt story was wrong. But Business Insider, Reuters and others went with it anyway despite not having their own sources. Now everyone is back peddling.

https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1239248345329274881?s=20

Just another day where #fakenews never ends.  You folks should be smarter by now and not fall for explosive tripe like this.  But you're not.   Why is that, exactly?  Maybe you like clicking on  those groovy phishing emails too.
 
he says offering no evidence. I guess I'll believe him because he says what you want to hear

KarmaKarma

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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 12:50pm



 haresfur wrote:
 
Such a sensational claim!  If true, Trump should be kicked out of office, if not arrested!

But wait.  There are no consequences of significance when a news outlet either falsely reports a story, or just plain does a poor job with sourcing.

Me, I'll be waiting for the retractions published on page 32, in tiny print.  


@RichardGrenell
·
1h
Not true. The Welt story was wrong. But Business Insider, Reuters and others went with it anyway despite not having their own sources. Now everyone is back peddling.

https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1239248345329274881?s=20

Just another day where #fakenews never ends.  You folks should be smarter by now and not fall for explosive tripe like this.  But you're not.   Why is that, exactly?  Maybe you like clicking on  those groovy phishing emails too.
R_P

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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 12:47pm

When you prefer to listen to ("free market") behavioral economists over epidemiologists...
I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire
haresfur

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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 12:21pm

Trump 'offers large sums' for exclusive access to coronavirus vaccine

also reported by Reuters
what a dick
ScottN

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 10:19pm

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Covid 19 hysteria is proving to be a great illuminator of all the stupid people in my community.  I'm looking at you, the morons and theyre toilet paper buying sprees.  And today more morons cleaning out the meat dept in the grocery stores.  Utter idiots.
 
I infer you are very proud to not be one of "them".
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 6:27pm

Covid 19 hysteria is proving to be a great illuminator of all the stupid people in my community.  I'm looking at you, the morons and theyre toilet paper buying sprees.  And today more morons cleaning out the meat dept in the grocery stores.  Utter idiots.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 6:21pm

 Ohmsen wrote:
This instance of pandemic is giving world governments an unprecedented opportunity to exercise politics of suppression via an exemplary advice of social distancing, etc. due to corona. There have been other instances, like this one during my childhood, which I don't remember. No schools were being closed, then. 

The media, concerted worldwide into more or less one voice with headlines being same all around the globe play their dirty role in distributing fear and terror into everyone's hearts. Citizens rights are being restricted on a global scale, and be it through states of national emergency or infectious disease acts, citizens rights are being infringed upon like never before. They do not want people to gather and like to root out any uprising before it even starts.

Tomorrow in Paris, the Yellow Vests are planning a bigger march, heavy police forces are presumptively sent in already (since large gatherings are forbidden). The National Guard is deployed in the state of NY, etc. - Police rights and surveillance are aggressively being extended all over, often silently 'behind the curtain', while corona fear is taking all the headlines...

To really fight a pandemic, it needs (undrained and unstrained) efficient public health systems, which are practically nowhere existing in the west. Instead of doing something, or anything about it, the opposite is what politicians seem to be aiming at. In my country, with hospitals and nursing homes heavily understaffed and stressed out long before this, the minister of health just lowered(!!!) the minimum staffing rules for hospitals to "help" cope the crisis, a week ago. Of course, most of them are private institutions. ~ The mantra of "helping the economy" fill their own pockets is still holding sway. Long live the oligarchs.

How long?
 
Indeed.  The cunnundrum is that to affect change requires power and power is ultimately undefeated in regards to corruptibility in human hands. I have become convinced that all true progress will only be achieved through an inward spiritual revolution from the ground up and outside of the realm of politics and government altogether.   However this requires a level of unity that is well beyond our species capability. So vatta u gonna do?
miamizsun

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 6:02pm

david sinclair on the twitter has an interesting thread

haresfur

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:52pm



 kurtster wrote:
From reading things around here the past few days it looks like I should be heading down to the tracks and wait for the Double E and thank Trump for all that is wrong with the world.

Meanwhile, Warby Parker is closing all of their brick and mortars indefinitely at 6 pm today.  I has a developing case of the sniffles to boot.  Or is it the other thing ?  Won't take long to tell.

Obla di, obla da ... 
 
I actually think the US will come out of this pandemic thing ok, or at least not as bad as someone might think given your dismal healthcare for the lower income people. One strength of the US system is that you have more ICU beds per capita than any other country. 

miamizsun

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:50pm

maybe some progress coming for a  simple test

With Its Coronavirus Rapid Paper Test Strip, This CRISPR Startup Wants To Help Halt A Pandemic


and this is their site


White Paper – A protocol for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 using CRISPR: SARS-CoV-2 DETECTR


kurtster

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Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:30pm

From reading things around here the past few days it looks like I should be heading down to the tracks and wait for the Double E and thank Trump for all that is wrong with the world.

Meanwhile, Warby Parker is closing all of their brick and mortars indefinitely at 6 pm today.  I has a developing case of the sniffles to boot.  Or is it the other thing ?  Won't take long to tell.

Obla di, obla da ... 
Ohmsen

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:27pm

This instance of pandemic is giving world governments an unprecedented opportunity to exercise politics of suppression via an exemplary advice of social distancing, etc. due to corona. There have been other instances, like this one during my childhood, which I don't remember. No schools were being closed, then. 

The media, concerted worldwide into more or less one voice with headlines being same all around the globe play their dirty role in distributing fear and terror into everyone's hearts. Citizens rights are being restricted on a global scale, and be it through states of national emergency or infectious disease acts, citizens rights are being infringed upon like never before. They do not want people to gather and like to root out any uprising before it even starts.

Tomorrow in Paris, the Yellow Vests are planning a bigger march, heavy police forces are presumptively sent in already (since large gatherings are forbidden). The National Guard is deployed in the state of NY, etc. - Police rights and surveillance are aggressively being extended all over, often silently 'behind the curtain', while corona fear is taking all the headlines...

To really fight a pandemic, it needs (undrained and unstrained) efficient public health systems, which are practically nowhere existing in the west. Instead of doing something, or anything about it, the opposite is what politicians seem to be aiming at. In my country, with hospitals and nursing homes heavily understaffed and stressed out long before this, the minister of health just lowered(!!!) the minimum staffing rules for hospitals to "help" cope the crisis, a week ago. Of course, most of them are private institutions. ~ The mantra of "helping the economy" fill their own pockets is still holding sway. Long live the oligarchs.

How long?
haresfur

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 2:35pm

BillG wrote in the Bug Report thread:


barkiny wrote:
Maybe I shouldn't be expecting a smooth FLAC experience while half of the world at home and streaming music :)


That's quite likely the issue. Some routes are getting pretty congested as people shift to working & playing from home. The NA <> Asia routes are quite likely particularly hard hit.

Shit is getting real when sheltering in place starts to affect RP.

Stay safe in there.

R_P

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 1:29pm

As misinformation spreads, 'snake oil salesmen' are profiting off anxiety over coronavirus, says reporter

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day
What I can clearly say is that what we do, or don’t do, over the next week will have a massive impact on the local and perhaps national trajectory of coronavirus. We are only about 11 days behind Italy and generally on track to repeat what is unfortunately happening there and throughout much of the rest of Europe very soon.

R_P

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 12:54pm


R_P

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 12:19pm

He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them
Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some sellers are holding stockpiles of sanitizer and masks.

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 12:17pm



 sirdroseph wrote:
This guy is so spot on only difference is that you do want to stock up on long term food and other supplies in order to do a proper social distancing when the need arises, just do it incrementally and have on hand instead of rushing out at the last minute along with everyone else:
 

Indeed.  



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