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(CNN)   India prepares for "onslaught" as one of its biggest slums reports first coronavirus death. To give you an idea of how big the Dharavi slum is, it has a population density almost 30 times greater than New York   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-04-04 6:46:43 PM  
Yeah, India is totally screwed.
 
2020-04-04 6:54:34 PM  
it will be less dense now.
 
2020-04-04 6:56:27 PM  
Oh faaaaark.
 
2020-04-04 6:59:45 PM  
This one will be like a drought fueled California wildfire.
 
2020-04-04 7:00:57 PM  
India and Nepal will be scary.
 
2020-04-04 7:11:39 PM  
I have no words.  I feel for those people.
 
2020-04-04 7:17:09 PM  
Yup, this virus has the potential to push India's population below 1 billion. It's going to be gruesome.
 
2020-04-04 7:24:47 PM  
Add in the fact they have fired all the lowest paid workers, turned off all public transportation and told them to go home and their homes are often hundreds of miles away isn't going to starve too many of them.  Good job India.
 
2020-04-04 7:27:53 PM  

KungFuJunkie: Yup, this virus has the potential to push India's population below 1 billion. It's going to be gruesome.


I had to check India's population ( 1.38 billion) and I still think your statement of under a billion could happen. That is going to make for some huge fish in the rivers that enjoy the taste of human flesh.
 
2020-04-04 7:39:29 PM  
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2020-04-04 7:41:41 PM  

fly_gal: I have no words.  I feel for those people.


Yeah huge chunk a of the population don't have any access to healthcare. It's gonna be bad very bad.
 
2020-04-04 8:11:21 PM  
Ah hell.
 
2020-04-04 8:12:12 PM  
There's no escaping that hell
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2020-04-04 8:14:57 PM  
oh f*ck
 
2020-04-04 8:33:59 PM  
Well, they'll all be quite relieved to know that this is just like the flu.  And it's all hoaxy and stuff.

//holy crap it's going to get ugly in some densely-populated parts of the planet
 
2020-04-04 8:54:35 PM  
I just can't...
 
2020-04-04 8:56:27 PM  

lindalouwho: I just can't...


Me too, Linda.  Me too.  My heart is just.... ugh.
 
2020-04-04 9:22:04 PM  

fly_gal: lindalouwho: I just can't...

Me too, Linda.  Me too.  My heart is just.... ugh.


It's good to see you. I know a lot of farkers are busy with family, but who we aren't seeing up in here is a bit disconcerting.
It's nice seeing long-timers I've never seen before, though.
 
2020-04-04 9:25:04 PM  

lindalouwho: fly_gal: lindalouwho: I just can't...

Me too, Linda.  Me too.  My heart is just.... ugh.

It's good to see you. I know a lot of farkers are busy with family, but who we aren't seeing up in here is a bit disconcerting.
It's nice seeing long-timers I've never seen before, though.


We've certainly had an onslaught in the other tab recently.  It's good to see you too.
 
2020-04-04 9:39:40 PM  
If people start panicking and law/order break down, shiat gonna get real, real fast.
 
2020-04-04 9:39:50 PM  

fly_gal: lindalouwho: fly_gal: lindalouwho: I just can't...

Me too, Linda.  Me too.  My heart is just.... ugh.

It's good to see you. I know a lot of farkers are busy with family, but who we aren't seeing up in here is a bit disconcerting.
It's nice seeing long-timers I've never seen before, though.

We've certainly had an onslaught in the other tab recently.  It's good to see you too.


I'll have to see if some of them are prodigal children from when I hung out there a lot! Not tonight though, I'm beat.
 
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2020-04-04 9:40:40 PM  
Honestly, this topic is just too depressing to post about.

So I won't.
 
2020-04-04 9:40:56 PM  
Wow, so letting people be poor isn't free and cost effective.
But u all keep thinking so.
Enjoy a visual representation of letting people be poor.
 
2020-04-04 9:41:22 PM  
This is going to be heart rending.
 
2020-04-04 9:41:49 PM  

KungFuJunkie: Yup, this virus has the potential to push India's population below 1 billion. It's going to be gruesome.


India, Bangladesh, Pakistan.

High density, mass poverty, limited government control, poor health infrastructure.

This is going to be a shiat show. We're going to see millions dead and I'll be surprised if at least country doesn't completely destabilize.
 
2020-04-04 9:42:24 PM  
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2020-04-04 9:42:25 PM  
The cows will inherit the earth.
 
2020-04-04 9:43:03 PM  

mcreadyblue: The cows will inherit the earth.


Moooooooo
 
2020-04-04 9:43:06 PM  

lindalouwho: fly_gal: lindalouwho: fly_gal: lindalouwho: I just can't...

Me too, Linda.  Me too.  My heart is just.... ugh.

It's good to see you. I know a lot of farkers are busy with family, but who we aren't seeing up in here is a bit disconcerting.
It's nice seeing long-timers I've never seen before, though.

We've certainly had an onslaught in the other tab recently.  It's good to see you too.

I'll have to see if some of them are prodigal children from when I hung out there a lot! Not tonight though, I'm beat.


Things have been mellow lately.  Come check out a check in thread.
 
2020-04-04 9:43:08 PM  
Oh darn. I guess I'll postpone my long-planned trip to India's slums then.

/holy fresh hell

And yet some poor media people are going to have to document this. Those poor farks.
 
2020-04-04 9:43:36 PM  

waxbeans: Wow, so letting people be poor isn't free and cost effective.
But u all keep thinking so.
Enjoy a visual representation of letting people be poor.


what??
 
2020-04-04 9:44:26 PM  
So India get infected... millions die... Modi, who's a nationalist nutjob, will blame the deaths on China...

shiat gonna get real. This has non-zero chance of ending with a China-India war perhaps even a limited nuclear one.
 
2020-04-04 9:44:34 PM  

lolmao500: If people start panicking and law/order break down, shiat gonna get real, real fast.


India is *already* at the Real Sh*t stage just existing.

This is going to be a nightmare.
 
2020-04-04 9:44:45 PM  
I predict a huge coverup of just how many die.
 
2020-04-04 9:45:01 PM  

basemetal: This one will be like a drought fueled California wildfire.


If only India raked their slums
 
2020-04-04 9:45:15 PM  

robertus: [media.giphy.com image 500x289]


I've always assumed all I had was today.
Never understood humans. They just act like tomorrow is definitely happening for them.
Why? Why ! How???? Anything could happen. WTF
 
2020-04-04 9:46:25 PM  
What do you even say about something like this?

/those poor people
 
2020-04-04 9:46:38 PM  

fly_gal: waxbeans: Wow, so letting people be poor isn't free and cost effective.
But u all keep thinking so.
Enjoy a visual representation of letting people be poor.

what??


If you haven't met waxie, meet waxie. Always hopped up on something or another.
 
2020-04-04 9:46:46 PM  
Not enough ERwalas.
 
2020-04-04 9:47:03 PM  

mcreadyblue: The cows will inherit the earth.


Wait'll they get a load of me
 
2020-04-04 9:47:16 PM  
India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, 90% of Africa, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and a bunch of other countries are in for a world of hurt.

The people who do "run" the slums are pretty efficient.  I think I saw one that had several hundred thousand people and they were able to distribute water to everyone from something like 9 water spigots.  They also had systems to keep elderly residents who had nothing a basic shelter and food.  Hopefully the authorities work with them on this to separate the sick from the healthy somehow.
 
2020-04-04 9:47:26 PM  
Actually, that doesn't give us an idea of how big it is but rather how crowded it is.
 
2020-04-04 9:47:28 PM  

powhound: fly_gal: waxbeans: Wow, so letting people be poor isn't free and cost effective.
But u all keep thinking so.
Enjoy a visual representation of letting people be poor.

what??

If you haven't met waxie, meet waxie. Always hopped up on something or another.


thank you.  Farkying now.
 
2020-04-04 9:48:11 PM  
Good luck, my Indian brothers and sisters.  I hope your government is slightly less insane than ours in the US.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Read more at: https://www.lords-prayer-words.com/fa​m​ous_prayers/may_the_road_rise_up_to_me​et_you.htmlMay the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Read more at: https://www.lords-prayer-words.com/fa​m​ous_prayers/may_the_road_rise_up_to_me​et_you.htmlMay the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Read more at: https://www.lords-prayer-words.com/fa​m​ous_prayers/may_the_road_rise_up_to_me​et_you.htmlBaruch atah Adonai Elohenu, melekh ha'olam, dayan ha'emet.

It's funny, I'm an atheist, but culture tells regardless.  Thoughts and prayers are worthless, but I would offer my wishes that the universe would suck less towards you, anyways.
 
2020-04-04 9:48:32 PM  

EvilElecBlanket: What do you even say about something like this?

/those poor people


Yeah. I don't even know how they have avoided it this long. It's going to be pure carnage.
 
2020-04-04 9:48:58 PM  

fly_gal: waxbeans: Wow, so letting people be poor isn't free and cost effective.
But u all keep thinking so.
Enjoy a visual representation of letting people be poor.

what??


Humanity actively accepts poverty.
Hell, Calvinism says struggle is divine.
Humans think letting people be poor is free it isn't.
Poverty should be treated as a national security issue and health issue.  Because it literally is and we're going to see exactly how that plays out. Enjoy.
 
2020-04-04 9:49:06 PM  
Weird, those tags persisted.  My apologies, everyone.  I edited them out, and they stayed anyways.  I must have had too much vodka.  Heh.
 
2020-04-04 9:51:03 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, 90% of Africa, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and a bunch of other countries are in for a world of hurt.

The people who do "run" the slums are pretty efficient.  I think I saw one that had several hundred thousand people and they were able to distribute water to everyone from something like 9 water spigots.  They also had systems to keep elderly residents who had nothing a basic shelter and food.  Hopefully the authorities work with them on this to separate the sick from the healthy somehow.


Oh come on you know it's going to be bullets to heads
 
2020-04-04 9:51:17 PM  

cretinbob: Yeah, India is totally screwed.


It's a side effect of their refusal to stop screwing.
 
2020-04-04 9:51:48 PM  

hairywoogit: Weird, those tags persisted.  My apologies, everyone.  I edited them out, and they stayed anyways.  I must have had too much vodka.  Heh.


The Irish Prayer works in mysterious ways.
 
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