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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 12:47pm

When you prefer to listen to ("free market") behavioral economists over epidemiologists...
I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire
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Posted: Mar 15, 2020 - 12:21pm

Trump 'offers large sums' for exclusive access to coronavirus vaccine

also reported by Reuters
what a dick
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 10:19pm

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Covid 19 hysteria is proving to be a great illuminator of all the stupid people in my community.  I'm looking at you, the morons and theyre toilet paper buying sprees.  And today more morons cleaning out the meat dept in the grocery stores.  Utter idiots.
 
I infer you are very proud to not be one of "them".
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 6:27pm

Covid 19 hysteria is proving to be a great illuminator of all the stupid people in my community.  I'm looking at you, the morons and theyre toilet paper buying sprees.  And today more morons cleaning out the meat dept in the grocery stores.  Utter idiots.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 6:21pm

 Ohmsen wrote:
This instance of pandemic is giving world governments an unprecedented opportunity to exercise politics of suppression via an exemplary advice of social distancing, etc. due to corona. There have been other instances, like this one during my childhood, which I don't remember. No schools were being closed, then. 

The media, concerted worldwide into more or less one voice with headlines being same all around the globe play their dirty role in distributing fear and terror into everyone's hearts. Citizens rights are being restricted on a global scale, and be it through states of national emergency or infectious disease acts, citizens rights are being infringed upon like never before. They do not want people to gather and like to root out any uprising before it even starts.

Tomorrow in Paris, the Yellow Vests are planning a bigger march, heavy police forces are presumptively sent in already (since large gatherings are forbidden). The National Guard is deployed in the state of NY, etc. - Police rights and surveillance are aggressively being extended all over, often silently 'behind the curtain', while corona fear is taking all the headlines...

To really fight a pandemic, it needs (undrained and unstrained) efficient public health systems, which are practically nowhere existing in the west. Instead of doing something, or anything about it, the opposite is what politicians seem to be aiming at. In my country, with hospitals and nursing homes heavily understaffed and stressed out long before this, the minister of health just lowered(!!!) the minimum staffing rules for hospitals to "help" cope the crisis, a week ago. Of course, most of them are private institutions. ~ The mantra of "helping the economy" fill their own pockets is still holding sway. Long live the oligarchs.

How long?
 
Indeed.  The cunnundrum is that to affect change requires power and power is ultimately undefeated in regards to corruptibility in human hands. I have become convinced that all true progress will only be achieved through an inward spiritual revolution from the ground up and outside of the realm of politics and government altogether.   However this requires a level of unity that is well beyond our species capability. So vatta u gonna do?
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 6:02pm

david sinclair on the twitter has an interesting thread

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:52pm



 kurtster wrote:
From reading things around here the past few days it looks like I should be heading down to the tracks and wait for the Double E and thank Trump for all that is wrong with the world.

Meanwhile, Warby Parker is closing all of their brick and mortars indefinitely at 6 pm today.  I has a developing case of the sniffles to boot.  Or is it the other thing ?  Won't take long to tell.

Obla di, obla da ... 
 
I actually think the US will come out of this pandemic thing ok, or at least not as bad as someone might think given your dismal healthcare for the lower income people. One strength of the US system is that you have more ICU beds per capita than any other country. 

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:50pm

maybe some progress coming for a  simple test

With Its Coronavirus Rapid Paper Test Strip, This CRISPR Startup Wants To Help Halt A Pandemic


and this is their site


White Paper – A protocol for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 using CRISPR: SARS-CoV-2 DETECTR


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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:30pm

From reading things around here the past few days it looks like I should be heading down to the tracks and wait for the Double E and thank Trump for all that is wrong with the world.

Meanwhile, Warby Parker is closing all of their brick and mortars indefinitely at 6 pm today.  I has a developing case of the sniffles to boot.  Or is it the other thing ?  Won't take long to tell.

Obla di, obla da ... 
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 5:27pm

This instance of pandemic is giving world governments an unprecedented opportunity to exercise politics of suppression via an exemplary advice of social distancing, etc. due to corona. There have been other instances, like this one during my childhood, which I don't remember. No schools were being closed, then. 

The media, concerted worldwide into more or less one voice with headlines being same all around the globe play their dirty role in distributing fear and terror into everyone's hearts. Citizens rights are being restricted on a global scale, and be it through states of national emergency or infectious disease acts, citizens rights are being infringed upon like never before. They do not want people to gather and like to root out any uprising before it even starts.

Tomorrow in Paris, the Yellow Vests are planning a bigger march, heavy police forces are presumptively sent in already (since large gatherings are forbidden). The National Guard is deployed in the state of NY, etc. - Police rights and surveillance are aggressively being extended all over, often silently 'behind the curtain', while corona fear is taking all the headlines...

To really fight a pandemic, it needs (undrained and unstrained) efficient public health systems, which are practically nowhere existing in the west. Instead of doing something, or anything about it, the opposite is what politicians seem to be aiming at. In my country, with hospitals and nursing homes heavily understaffed and stressed out long before this, the minister of health just lowered(!!!) the minimum staffing rules for hospitals to "help" cope the crisis, a week ago. Of course, most of them are private institutions. ~ The mantra of "helping the economy" fill their own pockets is still holding sway. Long live the oligarchs.

How long?
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 2:35pm

BillG wrote in the Bug Report thread:


barkiny wrote:
Maybe I shouldn't be expecting a smooth FLAC experience while half of the world at home and streaming music :)


That's quite likely the issue. Some routes are getting pretty congested as people shift to working & playing from home. The NA <> Asia routes are quite likely particularly hard hit.

Shit is getting real when sheltering in place starts to affect RP.

Stay safe in there.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 1:29pm

As misinformation spreads, 'snake oil salesmen' are profiting off anxiety over coronavirus, says reporter

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day
What I can clearly say is that what we do, or don’t do, over the next week will have a massive impact on the local and perhaps national trajectory of coronavirus. We are only about 11 days behind Italy and generally on track to repeat what is unfortunately happening there and throughout much of the rest of Europe very soon.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 12:54pm


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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 12:19pm

He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them
Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some sellers are holding stockpiles of sanitizer and masks.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 12:17pm



 sirdroseph wrote:
This guy is so spot on only difference is that you do want to stock up on long term food and other supplies in order to do a proper social distancing when the need arises, just do it incrementally and have on hand instead of rushing out at the last minute along with everyone else:
 

Indeed.  



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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 11:53am


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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 11:28am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Our companies first stage reaction is to limit to essential employees only in our building which is only about 15 of us of which I am one.  They gave our manager leeway to decide who stays home and who works and she imo wisely chose parents of children still living at home to be the ones to stay at home.  They are actually telling them to fill out their time cards as usual and they will still get paid for staying home and being with their children whose schools have already cancelled their classes.  Not every company will be so kind or have the ability to do this, but overall even creditors I believe will make common sense choices in getting us all through this.  Fortunately this is not the world ending pandemic, but rest assured it is only a matter of time.  However this is a good reminder and societal test run that will help us in the many worldwide crises to come.  If somehow our species survives perhaps these crises will realign our insight and expedite true spiritual evolution of our species.   Of course most of us will not survive in the long run, but Darwinism is at play and it may just work out in the end.{#Meditate}
 

hobbitt's employer shared the hurt several times over the years, keeping the talent employed but on lower wages. The lower paid employees had the smallest hurt, and corporate officers were on minimum wage. It got the company through several tough times.

You have a nice gig there. Sounds very social. Ish.
 
Talent, this is the operative word.  If our department were not so essential this would not be happening.   The less talented and important to the company will not be so fortunate just as the rest of the business world.  I know I am blessed, I also know that I am good at what I do and others that are not will not fare so well.  It is called capitalism.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 11:11am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Our companies first stage reaction is to limit to essential employees only in our building which is only about 15 of us of which I am one.  They gave our manager leeway to decide who stays home and who works and she imo wisely chose parents of children still living at home to be the ones to stay at home.  They are actually telling them to fill out their time cards as usual and they will still get paid for staying home and being with their children whose schools have already cancelled their classes.  Not every company will be so kind or have the ability to do this, but overall even creditors I believe will make common sense choices in getting us all through this.  Fortunately this is not the world ending pandemic, but rest assured it is only a matter of time.  However this is a good reminder and societal test run that will help us in the many worldwide crises to come.  If somehow our species survives perhaps these crises will realign our insight and expedite true spiritual evolution of our species.   Of course most of us will not survive in the long run, but Darwinism is at play and it may just work out in the end.
{#Meditate}
 

hobbitt's employer shared the hurt several times over the years, keeping the talent employed but on lower wages. The lower paid employees had the smallest hurt, and corporate officers were on minimum wage. It got the company through several tough times.

You have a nice gig there. Sounds very social. Ish.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 11:03am

Trump says he took coronavirus test and expands travel ban to UK and Ireland
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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 - 10:42am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Our companies first stage reaction is to limit to essential employees only in our building which is only about 15 of us of which I am one.  They gave our manager leeway to decide who stays home and who works and she imo wisely chose parents of children still living at home to be the ones to stay at home.  They are actually telling them to fill out their time cards as usual and they will still get paid for staying home and being with their children whose schools have already cancelled their classes.  Not every company will be so kind or have the ability to do this, but overall even creditors I believe will make common sense choices in getting us all through this.  Fortunately this is not the world ending pandemic, but rest assured it is only a matter of time.  However this is a good reminder and societal test run that will help us in the many worldwide crises to come.  If somehow our species survives perhaps these crises will realign our insight and expedite true spiritual evolution of our species.   Of course most of us will not survive in the long run, but Darwinism is at play and it may just work out in the end.
{#Meditate}
 

Immediately brought to mind the song "In the Year 2525." 
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