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(Slate)   Italian woman describes her experience having coronavirus: "The thing that hurt me most about this whole ordeal was the people from my city, who treated me as if I had the plague." UMMMMMmmmm yeah, you kinda did have the plague   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-03-03 5:40:18 PM  
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2020-03-03 5:49:37 PM  
The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.
 
2020-03-03 5:58:51 PM  
No, no she didn't have the plague.
 
2020-03-03 6:21:39 PM  

Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.


That figure is wildly out of date.  It's now thought to be 50%-60%, maybe as high as 65%.
 
2020-03-03 9:17:22 PM  
LOVE ME! HOLD ME!!
 
2020-03-03 11:35:34 PM  
Does she weigh the same as a duck?
 
2020-03-03 11:38:20 PM  

Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.


The plague worked at it for over 300 years. CoViD-19 just started on Europe like a month ago. Give it a chance.
 
2020-03-03 11:47:24 PM  
It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?  It was only a kiss, only a kiss...
 
2020-03-03 11:50:32 PM  
PLAGUE!

/plague.
 
2020-03-03 11:51:48 PM  
Sounds like this diary is Plague Ink...
 
2020-03-03 11:56:26 PM  
My dentist told me I had the plaque.
 
2020-03-04 12:02:30 AM  
Just use common sense folks, the liberals started all this nonsense to detract from president Trumps outstanding leadership in gutting the CDC and leaving the country with no plan for a pandemic.
 
2020-03-04 12:04:34 AM  
I just went on a much-needed food shopping excursion and ended up going to Hellmart.

Cumming, Georgia, the 2 cases here (dad and son, something about travel to Italy)  are across the county line and likely to be 4 cases per the news (wife and daughter).

Hellmart is out of 1 gallong bottles of bleach, and godammit I was out.  Bought two 1/2 gallon bottles.

The flour section isn't out but has big, empty shelf space.

The dry bean section is all but empty, except for Lima beans.  No snark or racism, I reckon that's due to a large Mexican population here (sure as shiat ain't the caucasions).  I bought the last 4 half pound bags of split peas (I will NOT be denied my split pea soup or I will cut someone).

They still have some toilet paper but that section was mostly empty.

The Ramen noodle section was damned near empty, although the employees were bringing a pallet full (not a lot, really) when I walked by.  Lol I bought a box, haven't bought them in years.

The pasta section wasn't wiped out but it definitely took a huge hit.  Strangely, the jarred pasta sauces were abundant on the shelves.

Rubbing alcohol is gone.  Same goes for Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and such.  Hydrogen peroxide is still in good supply.

.....


Are people being paranoid or are they being smart?

In my opinion it's both.  I definitely stocked up more than I usually would, but I expect the cases in the US to jump - a lot - in the next few weeks, especially where cases have been confirmed (like one county over from me).  That's when, in my opinion, people will freak the fark out and clean out stores.

If I'm wrong I'll be overjoyed and have a bunch of extra nonperishable food to eat.  That works for me.
 
2020-03-04 12:06:01 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I just went on a much-needed food shopping excursion and ended up going to Hellmart.

Cumming, Georgia, the 2 cases here (dad and son, something about travel to Italy)  are across the county line and likely to be 4 cases per the news (wife and daughter).

Hellmart is out of 1 gallong bottles of bleach, and godammit I was out.  Bought two 1/2 gallon bottles.

The flour section isn't out but has big, empty shelf space.

The dry bean section is all but empty, except for Lima beans.  No snark or racism, I reckon that's due to a large Mexican population here (sure as shiat ain't the caucasions).  I bought the last 4 half pound bags of split peas (I will NOT be denied my split pea soup or I will cut someone).

They still have some toilet paper but that section was mostly empty.

The Ramen noodle section was damned near empty, although the employees were bringing a pallet full (not a lot, really) when I walked by.  Lol I bought a box, haven't bought them in years.

The pasta section wasn't wiped out but it definitely took a huge hit.  Strangely, the jarred pasta sauces were abundant on the shelves.

Rubbing alcohol is gone.  Same goes for Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and such.  Hydrogen peroxide is still in good supply.

.....


Are people being paranoid or are they being smart?

In my opinion it's both.  I definitely stocked up more than I usually would, but I expect the cases in the US to jump - a lot - in the next few weeks, especially where cases have been confirmed (like one county over from me).  That's when, in my opinion, people will freak the fark out and clean out stores.

If I'm wrong I'll be overjoyed and have a bunch of extra nonperishable food to eat.  That works for me.


Poop paper aisle

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2020-03-04 12:06:27 AM  

Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.


Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.
 
2020-03-04 12:06:57 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I just went on a much-needed food shopping excursion and ended up going to Hellmart.

Cumming, Georgia, the 2 cases here (dad and son, something about travel to Italy)  are across the county line and likely to be 4 cases per the news (wife and daughter).

Hellmart is out of 1 gallong bottles of bleach, and godammit I was out.  Bought two 1/2 gallon bottles.

The flour section isn't out but has big, empty shelf space.

The dry bean section is all but empty, except for Lima beans.  No snark or racism, I reckon that's due to a large Mexican population here (sure as shiat ain't the caucasions).  I bought the last 4 half pound bags of split peas (I will NOT be denied my split pea soup or I will cut someone).

They still have some toilet paper but that section was mostly empty.

The Ramen noodle section was damned near empty, although the employees were bringing a pallet full (not a lot, really) when I walked by.  Lol I bought a box, haven't bought them in years.

The pasta section wasn't wiped out but it definitely took a huge hit.  Strangely, the jarred pasta sauces were abundant on the shelves.

Rubbing alcohol is gone.  Same goes for Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and such.  Hydrogen peroxide is still in good supply.

.....


Are people being paranoid or are they being smart?

In my opinion it's both.  I definitely stocked up more than I usually would, but I expect the cases in the US to jump - a lot - in the next few weeks, especially where cases have been confirmed (like one county over from me).  That's when, in my opinion, people will freak the fark out and clean out stores.

If I'm wrong I'll be overjoyed and have a bunch of extra nonperishable food to eat.  That works for me.


Rubbing alcohol used to be here.

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2020-03-04 12:08:41 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I just went on a much-needed food shopping excursion and ended up going to Hellmart.

Cumming, Georgia, the 2 cases here (dad and son, something about travel to Italy)  are across the county line and likely to be 4 cases per the news (wife and daughter).

Hellmart is out of 1 gallong bottles of bleach, and godammit I was out.  Bought two 1/2 gallon bottles.

The flour section isn't out but has big, empty shelf space.

The dry bean section is all but empty, except for Lima beans.  No snark or racism, I reckon that's due to a large Mexican population here (sure as shiat ain't the caucasions).  I bought the last 4 half pound bags of split peas (I will NOT be denied my split pea soup or I will cut someone).

They still have some toilet paper but that section was mostly empty.

The Ramen noodle section was damned near empty, although the employees were bringing a pallet full (not a lot, really) when I walked by.  Lol I bought a box, haven't bought them in years.

The pasta section wasn't wiped out but it definitely took a huge hit.  Strangely, the jarred pasta sauces were abundant on the shelves.

Rubbing alcohol is gone.  Same goes for Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and such.  Hydrogen peroxide is still in good supply.

.....


Are people being paranoid or are they being smart?

In my opinion it's both.  I definitely stocked up more than I usually would, but I expect the cases in the US to jump - a lot - in the next few weeks, especially where cases have been confirmed (like one county over from me).  That's when, in my opinion, people will freak the fark out and clean out stores.

If I'm wrong I'll be overjoyed and have a bunch of extra nonperishable food to eat.  That works for me.


Bleach section. Anything left is half gallon bottles and mostly scented stuff

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2020-03-04 12:10:24 AM  

chewynathan2: Just use common sense folks, the liberals started all this nonsense to detract from president Trumps outstanding leadership in gutting the CDC and leaving the country with no plan for a pandemic.


I have some right side friends who are believing that bullshiat.  Also have some left side friendd who claim it will be "The Stand."

I need smarter friends, lol.
 
2020-03-04 12:11:49 AM  

robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.


With that figure ya gotta wonder who will be on the ballot come November.
 
2020-03-04 12:15:07 AM  
NotThatGuyAgain:
If I'm wrong I'll be overjoyed and have a bunch of extra nonperishable food to eat.  That works for me.

Friday was my birthday and I had a floating holiday. After lunch with the wife we took a casual stroll through NormalMart and grabbed a few 10 lbs bags of this-n-that, canned things we like, etc. Not a huge cart worth but enough to get through many weeks if we're stretching it. It's all stuff we eat anyway (she's Latin so we eat rice and beans, of which we now have a normal 3 month supply). I had a feeling this would be the week where the panic set in. I have no way of knowing how accurate my internal read on the American zeitgeist is, but after 38 years, I trust my instincts. I knew this would be the week people started losing it. I half-suspect there are a good amount of Trump supporters panicking about his incompetence. When those floodgates break, I think we might actually see some shortages on some things.

What I'm really curious about is if the whole "we produce all our own fuel" claim will keep gas prices holding steady. Since I'm not tuned in to that market I have no real way of personally evaluating the veracity of those claims, but needless to say there's a part of me that feels like they're a crock, too. Guess we'll find out soon.

I have two small kids so I care about the actual virus to some degree, but let me tell you, I fear the panic and uncertainty that will definitely result from having incompetent grifters running the country in a crisis far more than I fear the actual disease itself, at this point.
 
2020-03-04 12:15:16 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.

With that figure ya gotta wonder who will be on the ballot come November.


Which candidates are over 70? Who will their VP picks be, and how old are they?
 
2020-03-04 12:19:06 AM  
The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.
 
2020-03-04 12:19:56 AM  
She probably still does.  Didn't they recently figure out that it lives longer in other parts of the body than the place they've been testing?
 
2020-03-04 12:24:28 AM  
Well you have A plague.
 
2020-03-04 12:26:33 AM  

robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.


If you think overall mortality rates of 3% and 30% are the same thing I've got some great news for you.  I've got a 2008 Ford Focus that can be yours for only $39,000.  Sure it's got 180,000 miles on the odometer, but that's basically the same as 18,000 miles.  It needs a new engine and transmission and tires, but you can get all that fixed up for like $600.
 
2020-03-04 12:29:50 AM  

Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.


Except for the fact that the regular old flu has never actually killed anybody (at least based on what I've gathered from recent news reports).
 
2020-03-04 12:30:04 AM  
It's *nothing* like the bubonic plague, and I'm pissed that our species' mindless fear & herd instincts are overriding all common sense. Most who contract this virus will feel the familiar  symptoms of influenza (I know - different family of microbes). Outcomes def' can be dmore serious - cytokine storms making swiss cheese  of your lungs (permanently), for example - but that will be a minority.  People need to chill and stop losing their damned  minds.
 
2020-03-04 12:31:35 AM  
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2020-03-04 12:33:16 AM  

Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.


Unfortunately. The world could have done with 1/3 less communists
 
2020-03-04 12:33:56 AM  
Is this how it went down?

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2020-03-04 12:34:16 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.

Except for the fact that the regular old flu has never actually killed anybody (at least based on what I've gathered from recent news reports).


Flu kills a handful of people every year.  Generally people with weakened immune systems whose bodies aren't capable of fighting off the virus.
 
2020-03-04 12:35:14 AM  
It got better
 
2020-03-04 12:37:01 AM  

lolmao500: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Unfortunately. The world could have done with 1/3 less communists


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2020-03-04 12:37:31 AM  

Snapper Carr: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.

Except for the fact that the regular old flu has never actually killed anybody (at least based on what I've gathered from recent news reports).

Flu kills a handful of people every year.  Generally people with weakened immune systems whose bodies aren't capable of fighting off the virus.


That's an EPIC case of polydactylism you must have.
 
2020-03-04 12:37:31 AM  

i ignore u: robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.

If you think overall mortality rates of 3% and 30% are the same thing I've got some great news for you.  I've got a 2008 Ford Focus that can be yours for only $39,000.  Sure it's got 180,000 miles on the odometer, but that's basically the same as 18,000 miles.  It needs a new engine and transmission and tires, but you can get all that fixed up for like $600.


Hyperbole?...on my Fark?

NEVER!
 
2020-03-04 12:39:15 AM  

lolmao500: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Unfortunately. The world could have done with 1/3 less communists


...and 100% less capitalists.
 
2020-03-04 12:39:41 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: NotThatGuyAgain: I just went on a much-needed food shopping excursion and ended up going to Hellmart.

Cumming, Georgia, the 2 cases here (dad and son, something about travel to Italy)  are across the county line and likely to be 4 cases per the news (wife and daughter).

Hellmart is out of 1 gallong bottles of bleach, and godammit I was out.  Bought two 1/2 gallon bottles.

The flour section isn't out but has big, empty shelf space.

The dry bean section is all but empty, except for Lima beans.  No snark or racism, I reckon that's due to a large Mexican population here (sure as shiat ain't the caucasions).  I bought the last 4 half pound bags of split peas (I will NOT be denied my split pea soup or I will cut someone).

They still have some toilet paper but that section was mostly empty.

The Ramen noodle section was damned near empty, although the employees were bringing a pallet full (not a lot, really) when I walked by.  Lol I bought a box, haven't bought them in years.

The pasta section wasn't wiped out but it definitely took a huge hit.  Strangely, the jarred pasta sauces were abundant on the shelves.

Rubbing alcohol is gone.  Same goes for Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and such.  Hydrogen peroxide is still in good supply.

.....


Are people being paranoid or are they being smart?

In my opinion it's both.  I definitely stocked up more than I usually would, but I expect the cases in the US to jump - a lot - in the next few weeks, especially where cases have been confirmed (like one county over from me).  That's when, in my opinion, people will freak the fark out and clean out stores.

If I'm wrong I'll be overjoyed and have a bunch of extra nonperishable food to eat.  That works for me.

Poop paper aisle

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I don't know what's scarier.  Most of it being gone, or that someone used one of the rolls.
 
2020-03-04 12:43:59 AM  

Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.


Yes, we have a cure for the plague.

Which, BTW, is still in animal reservoirs, even in the United States, right now.

The Black freakin' Death.

It's just patiently waiting for our civilization to fall, so it can come out and play again.
 
2020-03-04 12:54:39 AM  

studebaker hoch: Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.

Yes, we have a cure for the plague.

Which, BTW, is still in animal reservoirs, even in the United States, right now.

The Black freakin' Death.

It's just patiently waiting for our civilization to fall, so it can come out and play again.


Don't forget to raid the pharmacy in the post-apocalyptic hellscape.

Just kidding, the employees will have already made off with the antibiotics and antifungals.
 
2020-03-04 1:00:16 AM  

robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.


You're going to need to show your math.
 
2020-03-04 1:01:16 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: NotThatGuyAgain: robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.

With that figure ya gotta wonder who will be on the ballot come November.

Which candidates are over 70? Who will their VP picks be, and how old are they?


LMAO how inebriated are you right now?

If you say "not at all" then might I suggest professional help or limiting yourself to posts on the Politurd tab.

/Hard to say these days, I posted on the main tab but politurd tab has been cross contaminating lately
 
2020-03-04 1:02:17 AM  

BafflerMeal: robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.

You're going to need to show your math.


https://www.worldometers.info/coronav​i​rus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/
 
2020-03-04 1:03:01 AM  
So she felt weak, tired and has a cough. That's a normal day for me. Goddamit. I handle a lot of cash at work, I'm gloving up tomorrow.
 
2020-03-04 1:08:16 AM  
High fever seems to be the defining symptom here.
 
2020-03-04 1:14:00 AM  

Russ1642: BafflerMeal: robodog: Ambivalence: The plague killed One third of the population of Europe. I don't think the corona virus is anywhere near that lethal.

Nope, but at 10% mortality for those aged 70-79 it's not that far off.

You're going to need to show your math.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavi​rus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/


Sorry, posting a link to world meter does not explain how ~10% of a subset of the population is "not that far off" from ~33% of the total population.
 
2020-03-04 1:14:27 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.

Except for the fact that the regular old flu has never actually killed anybody (at least based on what I've gathered from recent news reports).


Hey, that reminds me, the other day you were talking about getting sick after a flight where you sat next to an asian lady. Were you just faffing around online, or did you actually get sick and go to the doctor to see what was up?
 
2020-03-04 1:21:39 AM  

schubie: So she felt weak, tired and has a cough. That's a normal day for me. Goddamit. I handle a lot of cash at work, I'm gloving up tomorrow.


alwaya a good call. money is filthier than holy water. teach yourself not to touch your face, that is imperative.
 
2020-03-04 1:22:09 AM  

Snapper Carr: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.

Except for the fact that the regular old flu has never actually killed anybody (at least based on what I've gathered from recent news reports).

Flu kills a handful of people every year.  Generally people with weakened immune systems whose bodies aren't capable of fighting off the virus.


The flu killed over 30,000 people last season in the US alone.  The year before that, over 60,000. So far this flu season over 10,000 have died.
 
2020-03-04 1:49:52 AM  
FTA: I remember it pretty well because it was Valentine's Day, and now for fun I say that I got a "crown" from my valentine [in Italian, corona means crown].

Not sure if I remember correctly, but isn't it also vulgar slang in Italy for a part of the male anatomy?
 
2020-03-04 2:15:20 AM  

Snapper Carr: The plague is bacterial.  This is a virus.  It's more akin to the flu.



The plague is still around, with a handful of cases every year... But most antibiotics are able to cure it these days.
 
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