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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    https://www.ksat.com/health/2020/03/...-social-norms/

    ’Quarantine shaming': US navigates radical new social norms
    I'm totally OK with this practice. Stupid should be made fun of and people should be shamed for acting like retards. Sorry, but we are little bit past this is just a stronger flu thing and just as we make fun of the flat earth idiots, so should we make fun of these idiots having parties and going to parties for no value added reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warped Mindless View Post
    Is there still no reliable educated guess on when things will start to go back to normal? I only ask because my fiancee ask me at least 10 times a day as does her mother.
    Anyone giving you what they claim to be a reliable estimate better have brown eyes, cause they are full of shit.

    Quote Originally Posted by RevolverRob View Post
    Stop giving them hospital beds. Problem solved.
    100000x to this. It would be a self limiting problem in short order.

    Quote Originally Posted by willie View Post

    Not related to the above is the question that my Catholic wife just now asked which is, "Where is the Pope, he hasn't said anything?"
    LOL... not worried for the Pope. Where are the poor altar boys?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warped Mindless View Post
    Youre right, I was a bit vague. According to my fiancee (just asked her) "normal" is:

    - overwhelming vast majority of people not being encouraged to stay home or engage in social distancing.
    - Most places not shut down due to the virus.
    - stores have a reliable stock of TP.
    - It stops being the only topic her coworkers discuss.
    Same disclaimer as Tom. China isolated cities and in three months has more or less stopped the increase in cases. We've just started getting more serious about testing in some areas, and not too serious about isolation. It's going to be months, and people better start wrapping their heads around that.
    It's dangerous to challenge a system unless you're completely at peace with the thought that you're not going to miss it when it collapses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie View Post
    Early in this thread, this possibility was put forth--that up to 500,000 Americans might die. Is this prediction still a consensus? Mention was made that some say that covid-19 virus is merely similar to flu. I'm curious about this viewpoint's origin. Can anyone explain?
    I think it's going to be eleventy billion

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolverRob View Post
    There is no way of knowing at this point where the dust will settle. We're very much in the uphill portion of this disease.

    I think folks need to hear/read this in big bold letters so here goes:

    We are not going to return to "normal" for months, years, perhaps even decades. We are in the midst of a long-term, life and culture altering event, similar to a World War or 9/11 for the younger generations. A new normal will be established and we will eventually recover. However, before that many more people will get sick and more people will die.

    All Americans should begin to recognize and come to terms with a radically altered landscape the likes of which we haven't seen in the continental United States since the Civil War. There is no 'going back', while this is not a wholly existential threat for our nation and our people it is an existential threat for many individual Americans. To that end, we must work together while we simultaneously maintain our distance. We must support our healthcare workers, biomedical workers, and scientists to the extreme. We MUST recognize that our world today is vastly different from the one that existed 3-months ago. And that in 3-months it will be vastly different again.

    We must be patient and we must be strong in the face of the unknown, we must not fear it. The American people are resilient, strong, adaptable, and amazing. We will survive and we will thrive. We must work towards those goals, and though I know many are scared, terrified, afraid, we must never cease in achieving these goals. Each individual here and around our country needs to embrace this adversity. Allow it to shape them, make them stronger, make them more resilient. There will be more tests in our future and more threats to come. To that end, I call on each of you to help your neighbors, your fellow man, and yourselves. Together, we will endure.
    LOL what a crock of shit

    Forum award: drama queen

    Get a grip on yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    LOL what a crock of shit

    Forum award: drama queen

    Get a grip on yourself
    I'm so tired of being patient with you and hoping you won't be an asshole. I tried. Enjoy read-only status.

  6. #2596
    I'm kind of curious what is going to happen to the "curve" once all the Tide-Pod eating fuck heads partying it up on spring break disburse and return home.
    "And for a regular dude I’m maybe okay...but what I learned is if there’s a door, I’m going out it not in it"-Duke
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    Re: “when will things get back to normal?”

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    This is the “takeaway” table (for the USA) from the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team’s report mentioned upthread.
    If we did nothing, this thing would peak in late May. With full-on suppression methods (close to what we’re doing now (green line)), it’ll peak in mid-April, but will rebound as soon as we stop those measures. Other scenarios have it peak in July.
    But unless we just let it run rampant and kill those that it will kill right away (and I’m NOT advocating that COA), it will rebound as soon as we lift whatever restrictions we put in place. This is illustrated with the blue shaded area of the chart- the time when countermeasures are in place. Note that when the blue ends, the curves go up again.
    My conclusion- life’s going to be very different until a vaccine is created and widely distributed. Maybe 18 months?

  8. #2598
    The 1918 flu pandemic was a look at how bad these things can be. It’s worth a bit of reading.

    Some countries — South Korea, for example — seem to have done a great job at controlling the spread and/or limiting fatalities. Others, not so well. I have no idea where we’ll fall on that scale.

    I suspect we’ll all know more in a couple of weeks.

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    Was out of eggs this morning so we ventured out to the new local Publix over in Tampa’s Westshore district.

    Traffic was light for mid-day.

    Folks in the store were calm and polite. I saw a couple plain clothes (Detectives?) leo with cuff pouches, spare mags and a pistol worn OWB. One had a Tac Vest (?) with POLICE prominently on it. I think they were using M&Ps from the mag I glimpsed. I try very very hard not to stare at Cops guns when I’m out and about. I just try to blend in acting oblivious like every one else. (I had my G43X in my 10° cant RCS Perun ALWB. Really liking that setup.)

    The store had everything we needed. Selection according to Mrs. Rich was ‘thin’. Packages were fronted, but not very deeply stocked. Eggs were only the fancy-pants organic variety. Ground beef was cheap Chuck / high fat content. Poultry and fresh fruit was pretty picked over.
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    On behalf of greater Tampa, I apologize for these idiots running Clearwater.

    https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/he...1-9fe16437309f

    They are closing the beach, starting on March 23. What a bunch of snapperheads.
    Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. — J. C. Watts

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