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Author Topic: Untamed Virus Containment Thread: COVID-19:Mutating into COVID-21 Edition  (Read 168400 times)

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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2020, 08:52:55 am »

Why livestream it?! I mean, yeah, it's a speedrun, but I don't see proper splits or a timer anywhere.
The timer's offsite, oddly enough. It's the death count, you see. The sooner they finish the sooner it (hopefully) slows down some...

It's an interesting format, really. Racing speedruns, while multiple other formats are simultaneously competing.

... like, seriousness of the situation aside, that might actually be kinda' interesting? Teams competing real time across multiple games contributing to a pooled score. Speedrun triathlon tournament or somethin'.
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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2020, 09:01:01 am »

We weathered Spanish Flu eventually, Iím sure we can weather this.

That said, Iím moving to Iceland first chance I get.
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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2020, 09:04:52 am »

I mean. Tens of millions of us didn't. Weather it.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2020, 09:16:50 am »

That said, Iím moving to Iceland first chance I get.
I'd go to Madagascar, as that was the place that always gave me trouble, you even fart at that place and they locked down everything. 
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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2020, 09:19:32 am »

Madagascar has had issues with Bubonic Plague not that long ago...
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2020, 09:25:13 am »

We weathered Spanish Flu eventually, Iím sure we can weather this.

If my memory of Extra History: Spanish Flu serves me right, it was Chinese laborers that got the Spanish Flu first. I wonder if it (and maybe this) were ancient Chinese diseases that had lain dormant underground for centuries, and that they may have been normal diseases in their time, but now we don't have an immunity.

And if memory serves, what made the Spanish Flu so lethal was that because the body had no clue how to fight against it, it triggered an unstoppable Immune-response death spiral, and patients simply died of septic shock.
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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2020, 09:46:43 am »

the Global Health Organization declared a Global Health Emergency yesterday
So let's try to rephrase it in a less panicky manner:
The WHO (not GHO) declared PHEIC yesterday (no such thing as GHE), the sixth such declaration in 11 years (so we get one every couple years), while praisng China for the hopefully successful efforts at containing the outbreak and noting the need for an intermediate status instead of the binary PHEIC/not PHEIC.

I mean, let's all swim to Madagascar and get bitten by Tsetse.
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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2020, 10:02:04 am »

Wasn't Spanish Flu a variant of H1N1? It was nasty, for sure. Lethality rate around SARS and far further spread, but that's considering medicine from 1918.

Yeah, the PHEIC sounded to me like 'this virus is already international' more than 'everyone is already dead.'

The US red alert seems like an overreaction, but better safe than sorry. Plus Americans like to worry and lock up in bunkers.

Boredom is definitely setting in, though. Spent all of today browsing these forums, watching old TV episodes I have saved, and trying to write. Cabin fever will probably take me before the virus does.

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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2020, 10:28:16 am »

The WHO (not GHO)

Through their spokesperson Baba O'Riley?
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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2020, 11:24:05 am »

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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2020, 02:43:43 pm »

The US brought back 195 people from Wuhan and put them on a military base for a 'voluntary' three day quarantine.
Some dude tried (and failed) to leave the base so the CDC dropped the hammer on them and forced a mandatory 14 day quarantine on them all

So much for 'voluntary'
First federal quarantine in 50 years
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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2020, 08:29:33 pm »

I'm more "scared" by the notion that there are likely people on these forums who hadn't even been born by the H1N1 / SARS scare in 2001.  :o

I personally think it's overblown - the internet catalyzes everything.
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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2020, 08:33:06 pm »

Honestly, I'm on the fence. Caution is good, for sure. But panic, to me, seems more dangerous than the virus.

For instance, there's fever checks here - usually on roads before airports or other public transit. It's a mild inconvenience, but I think it makes sense.

In a moment of panic, someone blew through one of the checkpoints, hit a doctor, and killed them.

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Re: Untamed Virus Containment Thread:2019-nCoV Edition
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2020, 08:40:10 pm »

At this point I expect Ďseasonal Coronavirusí is gonna replace Ďseasonal fluí
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