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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2020, 07:29:27 pm »
Re-post of my thoughts over on "the other forum":

We always have two weeks or so of food and supplies on hand.  We live right in the Washington State "hot zone", but no worries.

People are panicking due to all the psycho-babble scare crap on the news, those people excel at stirring up the $hit-pot.

People are stupid.

Stop flying.  Stop traveling.  Stay home.

This ain't "the big one".  That's still in our future.

Watch this movie to see how it turns out:

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2020, 08:09:01 am »
Just for 'fun' my wife and I watched Outbreak and Contagion last night.  :o

Contagion has a LOT of parallels as to the way things are currently going.

Outbreak did as well but it also threw in the stupidity of our country's leaders and that's a BIG parallel to what we've been experiencing, up until yesterday at least.     
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2020, 09:05:43 am »
Anyone notice that pretty much all the stories about the virus features a picture of the thing?

Just in case you see it out in public, do NOT approach it!  ::)
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2020, 11:12:49 am »
Thanks.  I was on the lookout for that.  Haven't seen it yet.
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2020, 03:59:38 pm »
Just for 'fun' my wife and I watched Outbreak and Contagion last night.  :o

Contagion has a LOT of parallels as to the way things are currently going.

Outbreak did as well but it also threw in the stupidity of our country's leaders and that's a BIG parallel to what we've been experiencing, up until yesterday at least.   
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2020, 08:17:41 pm »
TDS coma?
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2020, 08:29:30 pm »
TDS coma?

I assume it means "Trump Derangement Syndrome"
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2020, 08:44:14 pm »
Well, let's keep that sort of thing to a minimum shall we?
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2020, 06:25:26 am »
This was going to be an exciting year for my wife and I, musically.

We have tickets to the New Orleans Jazz Fest, two weekends worth. Postponed till 'sometime' in the fall.

My son bought us tickets to see the Rolling Stones in Nashville. Postponed indefinitely.

Oh well.

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2020, 12:08:51 pm »
If we're not all dead in several weeks, things should be starting to look up.
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 12:24:36 pm »
This was going to be an exciting year for my wife and I, musically.

We have tickets to the New Orleans Jazz Fest, two weekends worth. Postponed till 'sometime' in the fall.

My son bought us tickets to see the Rolling Stones in Nashville. Postponed indefinitely.

Oh well.
We were supposed to see Jeff Dunham on the 20th.  Not a lot of ANYTHING open in Nashville.  Even the bars on lower Broad have given in and agreed to close.   Over 250 events (concerts, meetings, conventions) postponed or cancelled in the near future.

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2020, 02:21:36 pm »
We will not all be dead in a 'few' weeks. But the virus will not have burned itself out either, depending by what you mean by 'few'.

Somehow, this whole thing got tagged with a two- week timespan; I think it was because schools were closed for one week, and the next week would be spring break. Hence, 'two weeks' of school closings and many seem to be using that as a timetable. But it does not and never did apply. This virus has a pretty long incubation period as well as also having a fairly long 'host active' phase. Those two things will combine to make this a fairly long- lasting virus in society. The really great part is that it has a fairly low mortality rate, at least in most groups of people.

I am not trying to spread gloom and doom. I am merely stating what I believe to be the situation. I am not in the medical field but can read an infection / morbidity curve and this one seems like it is going to be somewhat longer lasting than other, recent epidemics, and especially, pandemics. My sincere advice would be for people to calm down and settle in for what <might> be a bit of a longer ride than you may have initially expected.

On the bright side, there are some humorous parts to this situation; last night in a store with my wife, I coughed (fake coughed) and noticed many around me snap to attention. My wife joined in to them asses..... er, I mean the masses, and showed me the 'proper' way to cough, which she demonstrated by coughing into her arm, inside the elbow. I responded by grabbing her arm and coughing into the inside of her elbow. Apparently, that was not correct either..... I give up.  ;D

BTW: I am in two high- risk groups myself and so the gallows humor applies to me directly. Fair enough but I can still find the humor in the situation.

To my ZGGTR friends, I honestly wish you the very best success in the coming period of high stress. Not only for your survival of course but also that the situation is not too difficult on each / any of you regarding difficulties in getting through the coming weeks, or even months. Here is to wishing all of you and yours the very best possible experience going forward!

Brian (I think I am asymptomatic but the thermometer is behind me and I cannot read it.....)

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2020, 03:11:42 pm »
We will not all be dead in a 'few' weeks. But the virus will not have burned itself out either, depending by what you mean by 'few'. [...] to make this a fairly long- lasting virus in society.

I expect it will never go away.  It is likely to be similar to our existing flus and colds, just mutating and all over, all the time.  We just have to hope warm weather helps to control it, so it will be "seasonal" like flus and colds.  And that, eventually, we will have hit-or-miss annual vaccinations (like with the flu).  I expect also that we will like hold on to some "partial" immunity between mutations (again, like the flu).  I am actually surprised we haven't been hit with something like this sooner.

Viruses are really annoying (like mosquitoes).  Ironically, without them, we (humans) would not exist, since they were an important part of evolution (through evolutionary pressure, natural selection, and organism mutation).  We even have segments of virus DNA integrated into our human genome.  Still, I think we have reached a point that I wouldn't shed a tear if they all just disappeared.  Science might actually come up with a "total virus solution" at some point.  But I wouldn't hold my breath for that being in our lifetimes.
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2020, 05:22:34 pm »
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 I coughed (fake coughed) and noticed many around me snap to attention. My wife joined in to them asses..... er, I mean the masses, and showed me the 'proper' way to cough, which she demonstrated by coughing into her arm, inside the elbow. I responded by grabbing her arm and coughing into the inside of her elbow. Apparently, that was not correct either..... I give up.  ;D
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That's why the run on canoe tickets. One person coughs, 50 people crap their pants.

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 03:02:38 am »
Corona viruses have been around forever. Look them up. There are books on them dating from 1996 and articles from even earlier. This one (Covid-19) is just one the latest variants and is a particularly nasty one due partly to it's long incubation period, and partly due to it's effect on human lungs. Chances are almost everyone on the planet has had a Corona virus disease at some point but in the media we only hear about the big ones like MERS (EMC/2012), SARS-CoV (2003), and now Covid-19. The Common Cold can be caused by certain Corona viruses, as well as by Rhino viruses and others.
Personally I think we should rename this one Covidiot-19 as it seems to have shown everyone just how idiotic many of our fellow humans are.
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