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Senate Pandemics in the Age of Globalization: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion: See OP Warning

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk , Jan 21, 2020.

  1. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes, we’re a Super Tuesday state.
     
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  2. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Funny thing about that - apparently the 'boring' (read: anything Trump doesn't care about) parts of the convention will still be held in Charlotte, because the RNC didn't want to get sued for breach of contract.
     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yep. And we’ll still lose some money but those delegates will still need hotel rooms and food, so we won’t lose as much. Best case scenario for us.
     
  4. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Well as they say, always look on the bright side of life. [:D]
     
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  5. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Chosen One star 6

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    Well, that's a start. But can they also add an agreement that these idiots won't seek medical care as well?
     
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  6. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    They should. They definitely should. Unfortunately the medical personnel in the area will have to deal with the Covid surge. It's a very unfair situation.
     
  7. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    I have two COVID masks (is that the term?) one for winter and one for summer. I'm ready. I'M READY FOR A CENTURY OF COVID.
     
  8. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    On cue, DeSantis is saying that the spike in Florida is due to "increased testing".

    Seminole County, in Central Florida, indicated that testing there actually dropped as the number of new cases in the county rose.
     
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  9. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    I can't imagine any GOP officials being able to stick to a believable, coherent story, it's all scapegoating and blame-shifting. And also, refusing to follow the best scientific advice, because science is for liberals, apparently.
     
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  10. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    Vote the sacks of **** out of office in November. I know that I am going to.
     
  11. black_saber

    black_saber Force Ghost star 5

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    The only way out of this pandemic and for it to end is a vaccine. Phase 3 starts testing in July.
     
  12. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Chosen One star 6

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    Or, in the words of the Twit-In-Chief:

     
  13. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    In breaking news, the UK economy shrank a record 20.4% in April, due to the coronavirus lockdown.
     
  14. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Force Ghost star 4

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    what a good boy, he knows his lines. Meanwhile, hospitalizations in FL are going up. But I suppose that’s because of increased testing as well. Or something.
     
  15. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Hospitalizations are going up because of unrelated pneumonia and suffocation incidents, clearly.
     
  16. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Have read more detailed data about the economic downturn in th UK. Almost everything has been down sharply save for 2 categories -- e-commerce has gone up by 30% and online groceries up 84%
     
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  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 10X Hangman Winner & SFTC Bonanza Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    That's presuming Trump doesn't declare himself Palpatine and cancel the elections.
     
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  18. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    I have a bad feeling about this... [face_worried]

    The pandemic seems to be completely out of control in Latin America, it doesn't look like any of the major countries have even been able to flatten the curve significantly. Most LatAm economies were not doing so great even before the pandemic...

     
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  19. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The lying about this will stop when hospitals are forced to ration resources and/or turn people away. We're almost at that point in Arizona. Florida isn't far behind.

    No amount of obfuscating will hide the truth once that line is crossed.
     
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  20. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    I can think of quite a bit of obfuscating to hide the truth well after that line is crossed. It happened earlier this year. It just requires a bit more authoritarianism than Americans are used to.
     
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  21. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    I don't think the majority of Americans would put up with it, especially as the shutdown of hospitals would affect a very wide sector of the public - I could be wrong about it but I don't think people will put up with authoritarianism when everyone's lives (even those who don't have covid) are on the line.
     
  22. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Unfortunately, when the authoritarian plays their cards well, putting up with a lot they didn't use to accept is exactly what enough people do...
     
  23. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Personally I have a lot to deal with with generalized anxiety stuff, and I do find it better to try (as much as humanly possible) not to engage in catastrophizing. Having said that, I was already preparing for the worst since November 2016. I can see why many people like you think it could get much uglier yet (the idea doesn't seem completely unfounded) but I'm trying to hold on to a little bit of optimism.
    I mean it's hard to imagine 2021 being significantly worse than 2020, right? At some point things have to start looking up.
     
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  24. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Then by all means do hold on to optimism - it is what would be required should dark times come.

    I don't think they will, mind you. But I can't exclude it altogether.
     
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  25. Runjedirun

    Runjedirun Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm back at work. There's a sneeze guard on my desk. Numbers in Fairfax, VA have been so good this week. But we rolled into phase 2 now and I am worried. All I can do is wear my mask while out, wash and sanitize my hands. I only go out for work and food still.

    Watching the theme parks in Florida open is scary. It's like watching a train wreck, I can't look away.
     
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