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2020-03-23 3:36:24 PM  
"So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.
 
2020-03-23 6:28:29 PM  
this made me me panic attack big time
 
2020-03-23 6:29:13 PM  
Covidiots
 
2020-03-23 6:29:19 PM  
"quarantine until you feel better", umm, aren't we hearing that people that get it are still shedding virus for 1-3 weeks after?
 
2020-03-23 6:29:49 PM  
Tl;dr you can guess all of them

I can, because I seem to read the same article six times every day.
 
2020-03-23 6:30:35 PM  
I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.
 
2020-03-23 6:34:55 PM  
In other news: The sky is blue.
 
2020-03-23 6:35:32 PM  
Counting the times IQ45 uses the words incredible, great and job.
 
2020-03-23 6:37:13 PM  

Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.


People will be homeless and dying of starvation if lasts too long.  There's zero chance our dysfunctional government will be able to prevent it.  Republicans probably wouldn't even want to.  People should have been responsible and saved for this sorta thing; can't let big corporations fail tho.
 
2020-03-23 6:37:30 PM  
If I get corona, I get corona.  At the end of the day I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying.

No.  If you get corona, everyone around you gets exposed to corona.  Some of those people will get sick and some of them will die.  Because you wanted to party.
 
2020-03-23 6:39:26 PM  
The way they keep explaining it -- shortness of breath, lungs filling with fluid..... doesn't sound like the flu at all.

Sounds like tuberculosis.
 
2020-03-23 6:40:45 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like cord wood.


ftfy
 
2020-03-23 6:41:44 PM  

Porkbelly: Counting the times IQ45 uses the words incredible, great and job.


Man drink each time. Woot. I've got a goal
 
2020-03-23 6:43:04 PM  

lennavan: Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.

People will be homeless and dying of starvation if lasts too long.  There's zero chance our dysfunctional government will be able to prevent it.  Republicans probably wouldn't even want to.  People should have been responsible and saved for this sorta thing; can't let big corporations fail tho.


Sort of hope so. Might cause a commie rebellion. Right wing life only works if nothing bad happens.
 
2020-03-23 6:43:16 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.


It's a grave not a morgue
 
2020-03-23 6:44:43 PM  

Shazam999: REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.

Don't be ridiculous, it's going to be billions.


400 million would be everyone. And billions would be half of Earth.
Jezzzzzzz.
7 billion human on earth 400 million here in the USA
 
2020-03-23 6:45:26 PM  

Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.


Even ignoring the economic impacts, six months of shelter-in-place is not logistically sustainable. Fairly large portions of the supply chain have to keep running just to put food on the shelves. Shut down steel production and no one can make canned food. Shut down lightbulb production and no one can see to put cans on the shelves. Shut down petrochemicals and there's no can liners, printing ink, or glue.  Shut down pulp and paper and you have no labels. This is to say nothing of keeping spare parts available for trucks and other equipment. Etc.

I'm guessing eight weeks of shelter-in-place followed by out of the house only for shopping and non-remotable work for the next few years. It's not certain that the resulting death rate will be low enough for civilization to keep working, but we don't have a choice but to try and hope for the best.
 
2020-03-23 6:46:52 PM  

chitownmike: REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.

It's a grave not a morgue


🤣😂☠
 
2020-03-23 6:47:56 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.

Even ignoring the economic impacts, six months of shelter-in-place is not logistically sustainable. Fairly large portions of the supply chain have to keep running just to put food on the shelves. Shut down steel production and no one can make canned food. Shut down lightbulb production and no one can see to put cans on the shelves. Shut down petrochemicals and there's no can liners, printing ink, or glue.  Shut down pulp and paper and you have no labels. This is to say nothing of keeping spare parts available for trucks and other equipment. Etc.

I'm guessing eight weeks of shelter-in-place followed by out of the house only for shopping and non-remotable work for the next few years. It's not certain that the resulting death rate will be low enough for civilization to keep working, but we don't have a choice but to try and hope for the best.


Wouldn't we list those things as essential? Why couldn't we keep only the essentials?
 
2020-03-23 6:48:04 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.


Dam.
 
2020-03-23 6:49:56 PM  

Ishkur: The way they keep explaining it -- shortness of breath, lungs filling with fluid..... doesn't sound like the flu at all.

Sounds like tuberculosis.


TB doesn't cause the lungs to fill with fluid.
 
2020-03-23 6:50:47 PM  
#9) don't eat the schnitzel they're using schnauzer.--- J. Winger.
 
2020-03-23 6:53:03 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.


Optimist!
 
2020-03-23 6:54:32 PM  

Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.


There are variance to estimates, especially because of the social distancing we're practicing, but six to sixteen weeks is generally where governments, advised by experts, believe that the majority of society will be infected by and we will develop a herd immunity to it.

Forget about a vaccine. This is simply all about managing not everyone going to hospital at once.
 
2020-03-23 6:55:11 PM  
Dont worry we only have to shelter in place for 28 more days. After that the infection rate should be at 100%
 
2020-03-23 6:56:03 PM  
Is there a general consensus about how long it lasts?
 
2020-03-23 6:58:47 PM  

Medic Zero: "quarantine until you feel better", umm, aren't we hearing that people that get it are still shedding virus for 1-3 weeks after?


The 'quarantine until you feel better' mantra is basically the US government telling people to die at home quickly and quietly because we're a failed nation state.
/let the curve skyrocket from now
//
 
2020-03-23 6:58:57 PM  

Ishkur: The way they keep explaining it -- shortness of breath, lungs filling with fluid..... doesn't sound like the flu at all.

Sounds like tuberculosis.


Deaths from the flu are often pneumonia-based.
 
2020-03-23 7:00:31 PM  

This text is now purple: REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.

Dam.


I see what you did there.
 
2020-03-23 7:00:39 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.

Even ignoring the economic impacts, six months of shelter-in-place is not logistically sustainable. Fairly large portions of the supply chain have to keep running just to put food on the shelves. Shut down steel production and no one can make canned food. Shut down lightbulb production and no one can see to put cans on the shelves. Shut down petrochemicals and there's no can liners, printing ink, or glue.  Shut down pulp and paper and you have no labels. This is to say nothing of keeping spare parts available for trucks and other equipment. Etc.

I'm guessing eight weeks of shelter-in-place followed by out of the house only for shopping and non-remotable work for the next few years. It's not certain that the resulting death rate will be low enough for civilization to keep working, but we don't have a choice but to try and hope for the best.


The disease is so infectious, all of this defeats the purpose. Those that are susceptible to the disease will die in six months if not now.
 
2020-03-23 7:02:55 PM  

yakmans_dad: Is there a general consensus about how long it lasts?


A family member of mine in the US has reported that it took about five weeks to get to where she felt "acceptable" after battling it out with a fairly serious case.
 
2020-03-23 7:03:00 PM  

ChuckRoddy: Dont worry we only have to shelter in place for 28 more days. After that the infection rate should be at 100%


And then...the rage zombies.
 
2020-03-23 7:06:50 PM  

Langdon Alger: #9) don't eat the schnitzel they're using schnauzer.--- J. Winger.


10). She's only seventeen. --  K Winger.
 
2020-03-23 7:14:04 PM  
"DiGiallorenzo said many hospitals were unwilling to test her and her friends (who were also sick) due to their age and level of health. "

Which is pants-on-head stupid. If active/resilient people have it, they need to know to avoid spreading it. If you have a cold, you can still help parents/grandparents with their daily lives. If you have C19 you need to GTFO.
 
2020-03-23 7:14:28 PM  

SlashBlot: WalkingSedgwick: Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.

Even ignoring the economic impacts, six months of shelter-in-place is not logistically sustainable. Fairly large portions of the supply chain have to keep running just to put food on the shelves. Shut down steel production and no one can make canned food. Shut down lightbulb production and no one can see to put cans on the shelves. Shut down petrochemicals and there's no can liners, printing ink, or glue.  Shut down pulp and paper and you have no labels. This is to say nothing of keeping spare parts available for trucks and other equipment. Etc.

I'm guessing eight weeks of shelter-in-place followed by out of the house only for shopping and non-remotable work for the next few years. It's not certain that the resulting death rate will be low enough for civilization to keep working, but we don't have a choice but to try and hope for the best.

The disease is so infectious, all of this defeats the purpose. Those that are susceptible to the disease will die in six months if not now.


That's the idea. There is no attempt to stop people from getting the disease, just the idea that it would be better if everyone didn't get it all at once. They assume the hospitals could cope with being overwhelmed for a six month long stretch better than they could with a six week episode of there being a tsunami of patients.

But you aren't getting out of this without getting sick. And if you need a ventilator you are as good as dead anyway, whether or not one is available. Whether it will be now or in six months time.
 
2020-03-23 7:16:58 PM  
So I took my last sick day from what may be covid 19 (fever, chills, shortness of breath, brain fog, and some digestive issues). I only have a slight cough.

Because I don't sound like death, by boss sounded like he doesn't believe I'm ill.

A temp alone won't get me a test.

So back to work I go, no more leave without a doctor's note. The gov will give me 14 days off but only with a positive test, which medical staff won't let me get (triage, I get it).

How do you contain that? I'm not wearing a mask if my bosses think I'm full of shiat. And I only have a few masks anyway. Washing up only does so much. If people like me don't know what they have they won't take time off.

Today i feel better than most days in the last week+, but in the early morning I was up for hours playing the more and less blankets game. One foot out and freezing to death, pull it back under and burning up.

I have the next two days off as regular off days. I'm going to make one last try to get a test, and when/if I'm refused, I'm gonna be a Typhoid Mary.

Here we are shutting down the whole country, and there is no real guidance for those with mild symptoms.

And while I'm glad it hasn't been the worst flu-ish thing I've had it has lasted a couple weeks. I'd rather have a standard flu where you don't look like a faker and it clears quick.

Then you've got the huge range if symptoms. Diarrhea is usually not mentioned but googling shows legit sites reporting 30% of positively tested people with it, and those with it exhibit milder other symptoms. This is a weird one.

/Rant over.
 
2020-03-23 7:20:55 PM  

karlandtanya: If I get corona, I get corona.  At the end of the day I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying.

No.  If you get corona, everyone around you gets exposed to corona.  Some of those people will get sick and some of them will die.  Because you wanted to party.


This is why we need death squads asking for papers and executing non essentials who are on the street without authorization.

We are all in this together.  Anybody who isn't in it with us, especially the non essentials, area danger to us all.  A mortal danger.  They are walking bio terror weapons.  If they were sentient murder guns, they wouldn't be as dangerous, since sentient murder guns don't turn the victims into sentient murder guns.  These walking bio terror weapons do morph their victims into bio terror weapons.  Silently, secretly.
 
2020-03-23 7:23:13 PM  

lennavan: Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.

People will be homeless and dying of starvation if lasts too long.  There's zero chance our dysfunctional government will be able to prevent it.  Republicans probably wouldn't even want to.  People should have been responsible and saved for this sorta thing; can't let big corporations fail tho.


Assuming you can't get it twice in quick succession (yeah yeah, assuming) this will be over within 6 weeks. In this country we're looking at about 30% day-over-day infection growth. Six weeks from now everyone will be infected. Then I'll creep out of my hidey hole to see what's up.

The only way this goes on longer than 6 weeks is if we manage to control the spread. I'm not hopeful.
 
2020-03-23 7:26:27 PM  

Nidiot: if you need a ventilator you are as good as dead anyway, whether or not one is available

 
2020-03-23 7:30:27 PM  

karlandtanya: If I get corona, I get corona.  At the end of the day I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying.

No.  If you get corona, everyone around you gets exposed to corona.  Some of those people will get sick and some of them will die.  Because you wanted to party.


its not IF... its when you get corona... its highly contagious and there is no vaccine. 

Everyone WILL get it. 

Some will die, the stay at home thing is to prevent overload of the hospitals so less will die. Nothing else
 
2020-03-23 7:32:20 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.

Even ignoring the economic impacts, six months of shelter-in-place is not logistically sustainable. Fairly large portions of the supply chain have to keep running just to put food on the shelves. Shut down steel production and no one can make canned food. Shut down lightbulb production and no one can see to put cans on the shelves. Shut down petrochemicals and there's no can liners, printing ink, or glue.  Shut down pulp and paper and you have no labels. This is to say nothing of keeping spare parts available for trucks and other equipment. Etc.

I'm guessing eight weeks of shelter-in-place followed by out of the house only for shopping and non-remotable work for the next few years. It's not certain that the resulting death rate will be low enough for civilization to keep working, but we don't have a choice but to try and hope for the best.


That's how you incite a panic, eh comrad
 
2020-03-23 7:37:06 PM  
"Six hundred rolls of toilet paper are not going to help you overcome the illness."

A thousand it is, then.
 
2020-03-23 7:40:01 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: I'm guessing eight weeks of shelter-in-place followed by out of the house only for shopping and non-remotable work for the next few years.


Not a chance.
 
2020-03-23 7:43:27 PM  
Oh ffs:

It spreads like wildfire
Trevor Mankin, a Lutheran pastor in Seattle who's had COVID-19, was alarmed at how easily the virus spreads.
On March 1, Mankin visited a friend in a hospital, who he'd later find out had COVID-19. Though he had taken all the right safety precautions - he wore a gown and face mask, and washed his hands thoroughly - both Mankin and his wife felt run down just a few days later, and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the 11th.
Before his symptoms really kicked in, Mankin stopped by his office to pick up some files. The next day, his secretary went to work. Though he had no contact with her - other than her touching the doorknob or him coughing in a room she later entered - she got COVID-19.


Or maybe you were all exposed out in public and confirmation bias.
 
2020-03-23 7:50:14 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: . Shut down steel production and no one can make canned food. Shut down lightbulb production and no one can see to put cans on the shelves. Shut down petrochemicals and there's no can liners, printing ink, or glue.  Shut down pulp and paper and you have no labels. This is to say nothing of keeping spare parts available for trucks and other equipment. Etc.


So how many of those manufacturing industries actually exist within US borders?
 
2020-03-23 7:52:45 PM  
Yes, I watch the news. It's important. I just know when to limit myself, because I find it distressing rather than depressing, and figured that out way back on 9/11/01. At least this time, I can change the channel...
 
2020-03-23 7:55:08 PM  

Bowen: lennavan: Walker: "So, you're stuck at home for six weeks - you know what, I'm never going to have six weeks when I can sit with my daughters and play," Mankin said. "Stop it and enjoy your family."

Ohhhhhhh you think it's only gonna be six weeks of this?
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....uhhhh six months might even be low balling it.

People will be homeless and dying of starvation if lasts too long.  There's zero chance our dysfunctional government will be able to prevent it.  Republicans probably wouldn't even want to.  People should have been responsible and saved for this sorta thing; can't let big corporations fail tho.

Assuming you can't get it twice in quick succession (yeah yeah, assuming) this will be over within 6 weeks. In this country we're looking at about 30% day-over-day infection growth. Six weeks from now everyone will be infected. Then I'll creep out of my hidey hole to see what's up.

The only way this goes on longer than 6 weeks is if we manage to control the spread. I'm not hopeful.


Chinese factories are coming back online and the message we're getting from both Sales in China and Logistics getting things from China is that it's getting back to regular business there. That makes it 2-3 months from shiatshow to normalcy-ish. That is, assuming you can shut people in their homes for 2 months and then test everyone... We'll be fine... (faaaaaark)
 
2020-03-23 7:57:54 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Oh ffs:

It spreads like wildfire
Trevor Mankin, a Lutheran pastor in Seattle who's had COVID-19, was alarmed at how easily the virus spreads.
On March 1, Mankin visited a friend in a hospital, who he'd later find out had COVID-19. Though he had taken all the right safety precautions - he wore a gown and face mask, and washed his hands thoroughly - both Mankin and his wife felt run down just a few days later, and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the 11th.
Before his symptoms really kicked in, Mankin stopped by his office to pick up some files. The next day, his secretary went to work. Though he had no contact with her - other than her touching the doorknob or him coughing in a room she later entered - she got COVID-19.

Or maybe you were all exposed out in public and confirmation bias.


Or was shagging the secretary and won't admit it. Door handles, yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2020-03-23 8:15:08 PM  
Ftfa: "Before his symptoms really kicked in, Mankin stopped by his office to pick up some files."

Probably been in sw development too long but picking up files is still a thing?

Teachers, I guess?
 
2020-03-23 8:20:38 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: I read on the Fark dot com that by Memorial Day the Grand Canyon will be a makeshift morgue with 400 million American corpses stacked like firewood.


Well, sort of.  Only 200 megamericans fit in the Grand Canyon cause of the 'beetus.
 
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