Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

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Pham Nuwen wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 00:20

I saw this on politico and was hoping it wasn't a real thing.
Yeah I mean, "I heard from my brother" is not the gold standard of journalistic sources and there's always the possibility of political bias causing people to leap to conclusions, but at the very least the Times article corroborates that there's a disturbing lack of transparency around the whole thing that stinks to high heaven.
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Purely anecdotal, but I feel like I've seen more unsafe driving around here lately. People have an unfortunate tendency to speed on 3rd and 4th Avenues, because they're wide and very straight, and when they're mostly empty it only encourages it.
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David came downstairs this morning with a cough, so I made him go back up to his room. I know that is pointless because if he does have COVID we're all doomed since we're up each other's asses so much in this house we'd definitely all have been exposed five hundred times by now. But still. I need a "la la la, not thinking about this!" break or I'll tip over into panic.
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Damn, Ellie! Stay safe!
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There was an early episode of the Walking Dead where a swine flu was sweeping through the prison and killing both people and livestock. Carol being Carol pulled the sick people out of quarantine and burned those fuckers down. Not sure why that came to me just now.
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If David has the Rona, let me know. I'm hoping to raise an army of the damned to march on Mar Lago and sneeze on every french fry, every TV remote, and every golf club.
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dead_elvis wrote: 08 Apr 2020, 19:19Almost put this in Competing Political Horrors because while I'm sure there are plenty of question marks about how HRod would have handled things and I'm sure FEMA would probably screw things up somehow, I'm pretty sure shit like this wouldn't have happened.
I would have scooped you, but by only a couple of hours. But there are more sources now.

It's some shit.
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Ellie wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 12:06 David came downstairs this morning with a cough, so I made him go back up to his room. I know that is pointless because if he does have COVID we're all doomed since we're up each other's asses so much in this house we'd definitely all have been exposed five hundred times by now. But still. I need a "la la la, not thinking about this!" break or I'll tip over into panic.
I advise you take the entirely sensible action of wrapping David in plastic wrap and putting him in the closet.
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Warren wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 16:33
Ellie wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 12:06 David came downstairs this morning with a cough, so I made him go back up to his room. I know that is pointless because if he does have COVID we're all doomed since we're up each other's asses so much in this house we'd definitely all have been exposed five hundred times by now. But still. I need a "la la la, not thinking about this!" break or I'll tip over into panic.
I advise you take the entirely sensible action of wrapping David in plastic wrap and putting him in the closet.
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Highway wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 10:30 There is a truism to motorcycle riding: It will eventually kill you. The only way it won't is if you stop riding or die of some other cause before the motorcycle riding kills you.
Of course, that's true of everything, isn't it?

(I do take your point, and agree with it, though.)
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lunchstealer wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 17:33
Warren wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 16:33
Ellie wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 12:06 David came downstairs this morning with a cough, so I made him go back up to his room. I know that is pointless because if he does have COVID we're all doomed since we're up each other's asses so much in this house we'd definitely all have been exposed five hundred times by now. But still. I need a "la la la, not thinking about this!" break or I'll tip over into panic.
I advise you take the entirely sensible action of wrapping David in plastic wrap and putting him in the closet.
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We really need a new shrugging emoji with Trumps face on it
Trump conceded to CNN's Jim Acosta that there will not be mass coronavirus testing for all Americans when the country goes back to work.
"We want to have it and we're going to see if we have it. Do you need it? No. Is it a nice thing to do? Yes. We're talking about 325 million people and that's not gonna happen, as you can imagine, and it would never happen with anyone else, either," the President said. "Other countries do it, but they do it in a limited form. We'll probably be the leader of the pack."
We already are leader of the pack, chief.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 20:07 We really need a new shrugging emoji with Trumps face on it
Trump conceded to CNN's Jim Acosta that there will not be mass coronavirus testing for all Americans when the country goes back to work.
"We want to have it and we're going to see if we have it. Do you need it? No. Is it a nice thing to do? Yes. We're talking about 325 million people and that's not gonna happen, as you can imagine, and it would never happen with anyone else, either," the President said. "Other countries do it, but they do it in a limited form. We'll probably be the leader of the pack."
We already are leader of the pack, chief.
I wish he'd just give his friend Bojo a nice hug and kiss.
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Aresen wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 20:11
Hugh Akston wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 20:07 We really need a new shrugging emoji with Trumps face on it
Trump conceded to CNN's Jim Acosta that there will not be mass coronavirus testing for all Americans when the country goes back to work.
"We want to have it and we're going to see if we have it. Do you need it? No. Is it a nice thing to do? Yes. We're talking about 325 million people and that's not gonna happen, as you can imagine, and it would never happen with anyone else, either," the President said. "Other countries do it, but they do it in a limited form. We'll probably be the leader of the pack."
We already are leader of the pack, chief.
I wish he'd just give his friend Bojo a nice hug and kiss.
Impeachment couldn't stop him, what makes you think a virus could?
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Hugh Akston wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 20:13
Aresen wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 20:11
Hugh Akston wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 20:07 We really need a new shrugging emoji with Trumps face on it
Trump conceded to CNN's Jim Acosta that there will not be mass coronavirus testing for all Americans when the country goes back to work.
"We want to have it and we're going to see if we have it. Do you need it? No. Is it a nice thing to do? Yes. We're talking about 325 million people and that's not gonna happen, as you can imagine, and it would never happen with anyone else, either," the President said. "Other countries do it, but they do it in a limited form. We'll probably be the leader of the pack."
We already are leader of the pack, chief.
I wish he'd just give his friend Bojo a nice hug and kiss.
Impeachment couldn't stop him, what makes you think a virus could?
Viruses* have more integrity than Senators.

*Virii?
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Aresen wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 20:46*Virii?
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The verdict is: “The English plural of virus is viruses, not viri.” Merriam-Webster agrees, as does TheFreeDictionary. Wiktionary offers the following usage notes: The plural is often believed to be viri or even virii, but neither is correct Latin and both are neologistic folk etymology.
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"virus" is a super weird word in Latin. It looks like it's second declension masculine, which would make the plural "viri", the same as the plural of "man". But it's very clearly neuter since there's an attested use of "virus" in the accusative, which makes it some weird fourth declension neuter fucked up thing. Which make the Latin plural either "vira" or "virūs".

But obviously neither of those are the plural in English.
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Virodes.
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David's cough is gone! Or he's hiding it really well lest I send him to his room again. I'm back down to normal levels of anxiety, at least.
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For nicole: Pandemic Puts IVF treatments on hold

Cranking out more kids is obviously a necessity during the pandemic.
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For the COVID-19 epidemics in several European countries, estimates of the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions.

https://imperialcollegelondon.github.io ... estimates/#/

Looks like their model has some big variances between countries.
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Man. Those press conferences by Trump are getting really really weird. Like even weirder than last month.
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