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Old 03-16-2020, 06:50 PM
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Felt like I hit the jackpot today, I was able to snag a pack of toilet paper! I only bought one pack because I'm not a *explitive* and it's just because we were down to our last couple rolls.

On the upside, gas prices will be dropping hardcore. Not sure if its dropping $0.83 cents per gallon or if gas will drop down to $0.83 per gallon.
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That whole BS type of mentality to rip people off based on "well thats what they'll pay so why not"... Is something... I get making a buck any way you can.. especially legally, but not being a shyster while you doing it....

Although.. The other day my neighbors and I, were talking about the whole panic buying situation... someone said there was an "Joke ad" on CL that was for a basket of mismatched sock someone was selling as "reusable TP" for $40... We're all laughing about that... I piped up and remarked..."Well that sucks, I just literally threw out a whole garbage bag of Clean, mismatched holed socks, after doing a big clean out of stuff... I could've sold that for probably $400... Got my money back for the price of new socks..."

The times be weird....

Edit: Crikey... Fricken $.83 a GALLON..... thats like almost $.22/L(with out conversion...).....
Were running $1.10/L(CAD) currently here...WTF.....
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:07 PM
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I do believe I've figured out the toilet paper hoarding...

These are what the frozen pizza, frozen burrito, frozen Chinese food, and frozen TV dinner coolers all looked like at the store... If I was going to be living off that crap for weeks, I'd need a truckload of toilet paper too.
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Well I mean eat garbage food, get 10 hours a day of explosive diarrhea then you may need that much TP.
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If you think this is bad...

Wait till the electrical grid goes down.
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Not something I want to think about. I never thought in my lifetime I'd ever see a global pandemic. Technically the Ebola outbreak has still been happening in the Congo, but no one talks about it, and that sickness is far worse than this virus...symptomatic wise.
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This is not a global pandemic. It's a global freakout, an example of how powerful social media has become, and how easily influenced the lemmings in the world are today. Just because the government calls it something does not mean it passes the litmus test. For instance many in the media are calling this a disease, which is a lie. It is a virus, and causes a viral infection. It is not a disease.
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I agree up to a point..
calling it a pandemic however was the "idea" of the WHO (Mar. 11th) not any government..
and the governments only finally gave in and followed that "strong recommendation".
(well most.. I think china still refuses)

it's indeed a viral infection.. just as the 2006? SARS (also corona...same genotype even IIRC)
just evolved into a nastier version of it.

And if you listen carefully most actually got it right..
if they call it covid-19 they call it a disease
(COrona VIrus Disease 2019)

And if they call it SARS-COV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)
or simply "corona" they refere to the virus itself.

Well I can't speak for all news channels of course, but at least around here they're pretty precise about that virus vs disease thing.

And frankly.. it took quite a bit for the WHO to call it a pandemic,
since that word alone -not unreasonably- causes panic in some
And as you will know by the name of the disease alone (2019)
it took them a few months (and 4300 deaths) to take that step.

if that virus is allowed to spread as fast and wide as the last few months...
well the growth rate is (as always) exponential...
we'd reach 100.000 deaths in just a few weeks and a million in just a few more thereafter.

So thanks to the internet and fast global communication in general,
we actually have a chance to keep as many alive as possible.

in germany we currently know about 6000 infected people (half of them in my area *grr*.. )

And if everyone would only use public transport and come close to 30 people a day...
it'd take 3 days to possibly infect each and every german as well as the netherlands and belgium..
maybe a good portion of france too (164 mio people)

So yeah, don't panic is great advise!
But "ignore this over dramatised crap" is the exact opposite.


you have 3500 infected people in the US (sais cdc.gov atm)or so ..
and at a similar rate (closer than 3ft to ~ 30 people a day only)
your 330 million people are infected in... less than four days as well
(~100 mio after day threee.. and well a few more hours to reach full coverage)

and while THAT is of course an exaggerated number (once infected you cannot get more infected and are free to meet any infected person without making any difference)
it still shows that quite small sounding numbers (3500 / 6000 infections or 4300 deaths)
can get quite intimidating once you realise that you need to consider an exponential growth rate.
(even if every infected person can only infect two more per day.. it'd take less than 20 days)

So yeah it IS a pandemic...
not because cdc says so.. but because the WHO says so...
they give a flying shirt about media coverage

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I agree up to a point..
calling it a pandemic however was the "idea" of the WHO (Mar. 11th) not any government..
and the governments only finally gave in and followed that "strong recommendation".
(well most.. I think china still refuses)

it's indeed a viral infection.. just as the 2006? SARS (also corona...same genotype even IIRC)
just evolved into a nastier version of it.

And if you listen carefully most actually got it right..
if they call it covid-19 they call it a disease
(COrona VIrus Disease 2019)

And if they call it SARS-COV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)
or simply "corona" they refere to the virus itself.

Well I can't speak for all news channels of course, but at least around here they're pretty precise about that virus vs disease thing.

And frankly.. it took quite a bit for the WHO to call it a pandemic,
since that word alone -not unreasonably- causes panic in some
And as you will know by the name of the disease alone (2019)
it took them a few months (and 4300 deaths) to take that step.

if that virus is allowed to spread as fast and wide as the last few months...
well the growth rate is (as always) exponential...
we'd reach 100.000 deaths in just a few weeks and a million in just a few more thereafter.

So thanks to the internet and fast global communication in general,
we actually have a chance to keep as many alive as possible.

in germany we currently know about 6000 infected people (half of them in my area *grr*.. )

And if everyone would only use public transport and come close to 30 people a day...
it'd take 3 days to possibly infect each and every german as well as the netherlands and belgium..
maybe a good portion of france too (164 mio people)

So yeah, don't panic is great advise!
But "ignore this over dramatised crap" is the exact opposite.


you have 3500 infected people in the US (sais cdc.gov atm)or so ..
and at a similar rate (closer than 3ft to ~ 30 people a day only)
your 330 million people are infected in... less than four days as well
(~100 mio after day threee.. and well a few more hours to reach full coverage)

and while THAT is of course an exaggerated number (once infected you cannot get more infected and are free to meet any infected person without making any difference)
it still shows that quite small sounding numbers (3500 / 6000 infections or 4300 deaths)
can get quite intimidating once you realise that you need to consider an exponential growth rate.
(even if every infected person can only infect two more per day.. it'd take less than 20 days)

So yeah it IS a pandemic...
not because cdc says so.. but because the WHO says so...
they give a flying shirt about media coverage

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"in germany we currently know about 6000 infected people (half of them in my area *grr*.. )"

From what I understand, the best preventative measure, to guard against this virus, is to practice Social Distancing
...so, please stay away from everyone (at least till this thing get's under control) pal

"(once infected you cannot get more infected and are free to meet any infected person without making any difference)"
...but, someone that's infected (whether showing symptoms or not) CAN carry/transmit this virus to others to others
& reports claim that this virus is/can be ~3 times more contagious than most other flu viruses

So, IMO drastic times call for drastic measures
...but, f we ALL keep calm & follow the recommendations, from the experts, we'll get past this

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If you think this is bad...

Wait till the electrical grid goes down.
WTF
...this kinda just enflames the situation
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...but, someone that's infected (whether showing symptoms or not) CAN carry/transmit this virus to others to others
& reports claim that this virus is/can be ~3 times more contagious than most other flu viruses
Sure thing.. I just tried to explain why that terrible sounding 3 to 4 day until everyone's infected number is exaggerated.
(if you are infected on day zero, you cannot infect anyone new on day two since more than likely everyone around you already is infected...
(you took care of them the previous two days ))
surely you are still contagious, but if everyone's sick it doesn't make much of a difference anymore.

Anyways.. let's just hope we all do our best to stop the spread!
and if we feel the slightest of all sneezes.. we just stop kissing random strangers


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some people think it is the end ow the world well they are wrong but I like this song!
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I prefer this one. Although that one is funny.
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yes that one is easier to understand
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Just heard that those with type 'A' blood have a higher chance of getting this virus. Granted it hasn't been fully verified yet and the information did come from China, so take it with a serving of salt. https://www.sciencealert.com/paper-s...o-covid-19/amp
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Well I was Just told that indiana schools are closed for the rest of the year, and we are doing online learning from now on, YAY And Boo!
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good for you but it is not fair because I am home schooled
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I'm homeschooled too, so it doesn't make much of a difference. I don't really care, though.
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Anybody who is homeschooled already are the lucky ones.

How exactly is a district supposed to handle all of its students missing the better part of an entire semester? Make they days up by going all summer? Or starting back early? Just hold everyone back a grade? Or just pretend it didn't happen and cross their fingers that everybody learned what they needed to on their own?
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My hope is that we collectively realize some day in the future how stupid we were in 2020. There have been fewer deaths globally from this virus than there are in a typical year from the flu in the US alone.
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