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Il Palazzo

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19935 on: January 28, 2020, 04:13:46 pm »

Hey, have you guys seen Contagion? Nice ensemble cast. Great acting. Very topical vis-a-vis the current outbreak.
Or was it called 28 Days Later? It's one of those.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19936 on: January 28, 2020, 04:16:00 pm »

*Headbutts Tamervirus, breaking his nose. Blood spatters across the floor*

I take out my soup can katana and attack!
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The soup can katana falls apart because I failed to fold it enough times

Dammit!
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19937 on: January 28, 2020, 04:37:27 pm »

But I am doing something. I'm engaged in containing the spread of the panic virus, through ridicule of conspiratorial overreaction. You're like patient zero for the outbreak on this forum.
How about I disregard everything you say and you disregard everything I say?
Deal?
Deal.
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NO DEAL!

*Headbutts Tamervirus, breaking his nose. Blood spatters across the floor*


Now.... as I was saying, there has been too much violence, too much pain. None here are without sin, but I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away. Leave the pump, the oil, the gasoline, and the whole compound, and I spare your life. Just walk away. I will give you safe passage in the wasteland. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror. I await your answer. You have one full day to decide.
*Headbutts Tamervirus, breaking his nose. Blood spatters across the floor*

I take out my soup can katana and attack!
(2)
The soup can katana falls apart because I failed to fold it enough times

Dammit!

I missed the purpose of this? Is it because there was no purpose? If there was no purpose why do it? If there is a purpose, what is the purpose?
Hey, have you guys seen Contagion? Nice ensemble cast. Great acting. Very topical vis-a-vis the current outbreak.
Or was it called 28 Days Later? It's one of those.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Sounds interesting
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Il Palazzo

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19938 on: January 28, 2020, 04:57:41 pm »

If there was no purpose why do it? If there is a purpose, what is the purpose?
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19939 on: January 28, 2020, 05:15:26 pm »

If there was no purpose why do it? If there is a purpose, what is the purpose?
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19940 on: January 28, 2020, 05:49:34 pm »

Since I don't really follow the news can someone explain to me what's the fuss with the corona virus? Is it just the usual case of the media trying to create some panic for that sweet sweet ravenue? The excitement for discovering a new virus? Or is there some danger I can't see?

As of yesterday's WHO report there are hardly 10k cases worldwide of which less than 3k have actually been confirmed to be related. Moreover there just about 100 deaths due to said virus. Tragic as any case can be, these are hardly the numbers to justify all that panic..

Current numbers are not alarming, the problem is that the number of infected is growing with 50% on a daily basis (since january 17), more or less doubling the number of infected every two days. Despite all efforts, it has not slowed down.
there is a wiki page with statistics here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_2019%E2%80%9320_Wuhan_coronavirus_outbreak

If you spend a couple of minutes extrapolating from the current numbers you will see that this is not a good thing. Even if this continues for only two weeks you are looking at a situation that is likely to overwhelm the healthcare system, as the numbers show that quite a large proportion of people need hospital treatment. The fatality rate is hard to estimate, you can not compare it to the current number of infected, as it takes time for the disease to kill people.
There's some hope as the chinese were able to halt the SARS outbreak in 2003, which was a similar disease. Also many viruses are not as virulent when winter ends and the weather warms up, so it may slow down or peter out if we can gain some time. Also, due to the incubation time it may take some time for the results of the efforts to contain this show up.
In any case, I think the Chinese reaction is not out of proportion. I really hope they can slow it down, but so far there are no signs that point in that direction.

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19941 on: January 28, 2020, 07:35:28 pm »

Wuhan and all of Hubei's hospitals are overworked, but testing is getting more accurate and quicker - which is helping to raise the number of confirmed cases. The spread in China has been moderately slowed - almost all cases are being conformed in Hubei, with some pockets in other cities. With low lethality, better medical knowledge, and a quicker moving population, the official numbers of Novel Coronavirus will be higher than SARS.

The real danger is panic, though. Conspiracies are just as popular here as in other countries, but with less internet experience, people are more likely to believe what they read. Several people have turned violent out of fear, and that's what concerns me.

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19942 on: January 28, 2020, 08:20:31 pm »

Its true Wuhan governor or mayor quitted?
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19943 on: January 28, 2020, 09:16:52 pm »

Its true Wuhan governor or mayor quitted?

Not sure. Generally, political workings are outside the public eye. Probably, though. The director of health in Wuhan, who underplayed the original outbreak has been removed from the party and his position. Probably facing jail time.

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19944 on: January 28, 2020, 09:52:55 pm »

Now, sure, this virus seems to be getting more hype than No Man's Sky - but how wild would it be if this somehow was the early beginnings of the start of the end of the world as we know it? I'm pretty sure it's not, but man, just imagine.



...Oh yeah, as for my Terrified, my asthma has been getting worse lately and last night I had a major attack. Couldn't find my inhaler, either (it was hidden from my view between the sides of my headphones, of all things), so it was a desperate battle against panic as I leaned against various objects and tried to force air into my lungs with the assistance of a paper bag.   
I really oughta see my GP about updating my treatment plan, but ehh. That'd be a lot of effort, plus I'll be moving in the near future so I probably won't be able to go in more than once if that turns out to be necessary anyway.   
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19945 on: January 29, 2020, 03:41:54 am »

No, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19946 on: January 29, 2020, 03:48:31 am »

No, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
We already have all of those. Oh, no. The end is nigh.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19947 on: January 29, 2020, 08:09:54 am »

No, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
We already have all of those. Oh, no. The end is nigh.
Oh god we're all gonna die!
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19948 on: January 29, 2020, 02:40:39 pm »

No, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
We already have all of those. Oh, no. The end is nigh.
Oh god we're all gonna die!

I'm ok with it.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #19949 on: January 29, 2020, 04:46:57 pm »

Oh god we're all gonna die!

I'm ok with it.

I read it as "Oh good, we're all gonna die", and it seemed reasonable.
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