Coronavirus Thread

My brother-in-law, a pilot who flies often in Asian countries, was contacted by Air Canada. They said someone on his flight home about two weeks ago tested positive for Covid-19 and STRONGLY suggested he get tested.

He hasn't been feeling well, but he's not showing those symptoms. But he still got tested. Now he waits 24-72 hours.

On a much less serious note, I gave him my PC and all the parts I ordered recently to upgrade it. The former obviously takes precedence, but it's just lousy timing. He said he'll still be able to upgrade it, though. He's feeling well enough to do so (I asked him before he started feeling unwell). I'll have to be very cautious picking it up. Probably wipe down the tower several times.
 

figmentPez

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As if I didn't have enough trouble sleeping already, last night my brain decided to remind me that the worst case scenario of ending social distancing too soon isn't millions more dead this year. The worst case scenario is the virus spreading enough that it has a chance to mutate into a second strain that can re-infect those who have already had this strain. The worst case scenario is that we end up fighting a yearly strain of Coronavirus that is this deadly, but perpetually passed around the world like the flu currently is.
 

figmentPez

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This thread gives some insight as to why a large number of "christians" will be willing to sacrifice lives to the golden bull of Wall Street.

 
The right wing really is a death cult.

All these people willing to die for their country...so blow about forgiving all debt owed you, not accepting any form of support or relief from any government ever again, assigns just making sure you will never, ever be a burden on society or economy ever again?
No? Because while you live you want respect and comfort and you deserve recognition and all that? Fuck off.
These are all people willing to let others die for their place in life, not willing to die for others.
 

figmentPez

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This bears repeating: Republicans are that guy in the zombie movie who gets bit and doesn't tell anyone.
 
Also - people saying this is some sort of punishment from God...
- men are more likely to die than women
- white people are more likely to die than any other race
- old people are far more likely to die
- people ignoring regulations and continuing to congregate/gather are far more likely to die

...so who, exactly, is God punishing?
 
Also - people saying this is some sort of punishment from God...
- men are more likely to die than women
- white people are more likely to die than any other race
- old people are far more likely to die
- people ignoring regulations and continuing to congregate/gather are far more likely to die

...so who, exactly, is God punishing?
Nah, see, God is killing them at a higher rate as a warning to stop being so "tolerant" of teh "sinners"...

Duh...
 
I still say that shutting down individual states is a more drastic thing than anything Trump has done.
It's literally "don't allow bribery by foreign powers", but ok!

Guess it's a lot more common to see that then states shutting down individually!
 
The right wing really is a death cult.

Unless it's about forcing a woman to go through with an unwanted pregnancy, even if it will harm her physically/psychologically/economically, then "every life is precious!"

What a bunch of hypocrites and cowards, unwilling to put up with temporary hardship to save millions of lives. Republicans can shove their "Pro-Life" platform up their asses.
 

figmentPez

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Unless it's about forcing a woman to go through with an unwanted pregnancy, even if it will harm her physically/psychologically/economically, then "every life is precious!"

What a bunch of hypocrites and cowards, unwilling to put up with temporary hardship to save millions of lives. Republicans can shove their "Pro-Life" platform up their asses.
No, no, see, that's for the poor innocent foetus... once it's born it's just another sinful human, that deserves anything "God" decides to do to it, including dying of hunger, because that's just a result of their own unworthiness...
 
All these people willing to die for their country...so blow about forgiving all debt owed you, not accepting any form of support or relief from any government ever again, assigns just making sure you will never, ever be a burden on society or economy ever again?
No? Because while you live you want respect and comfort and you deserve recognition and all that? Fuck off.
These are all people willing to let others die for their place in life, not willing to die for others.
If they actually had an inkling they were sick, they'd be pissing themselves and begging for help.

And now, a sobering read: A first hand account of someone with coronavirus.
 
I'm aware of Trump's disdain for the constitution. I am generally not much of a fan of Trump. I still say that shutting down individual states is a more drastic thing than anything Trump has done.
Perhaps, but there's also a string contrast in that
Doctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine by Writing Prescriptions for Themselves and Their Families

"A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and state regulators. "

My question: Who is making money off of this, and how do they know Trump?
Cool cool cool. Not like my wife with lupus requires that stuff to not be in pain all night.
 
"We need to reopen the economy."

"You need to shoot yourself for the sake of Doral."

What's the difference?
 
The Conservatives here are holding up the stimulus bill because one of their cockshanty members apparently went 'rogue'.
 
I just saw a guy soap up his hands at the bathroom sink, then leave without rinsing it off.

I guess he wanted to keep the soap on his hands longer, to make sure all the germs are killed off.
 
Talked to mom over the weekend. She's doing okay, but her roommate has pneumonia.

"Pneumonia"?

So yeah, I'm a bit worried.
 
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales has tested positive for the coronavirus.
 
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