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2020-11-23 11:40:57 PM  
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2020-11-23 11:53:06 PM  
...and most of those helicopters out in the middle of nowhere, air ambulances.
 
2020-11-24 12:07:58 AM  
It's starting all over again.
 
2020-11-24 12:57:12 AM  
If I worked in a hospital, this would complete my nervous breakdown. I wonder if the convention center is still ready for overflow.
 
2020-11-24 1:34:52 AM  
Damn.   I live under one of the lesser used flight paths around DCA, and remember a moment back in early April when a plane flew over and the sound of it startled me, because it'd been WEEKS since that corridor had been used. DCA was averaging six arrivals and departures an hour during that stretch.  And at one point I counted that United Airlines had 27 planes in the air. Globally.

And the number of COVID cases nation-wide was less than the number of people who will be infected tomorrow.

This is bad.
 
2020-11-24 1:55:20 AM  
I just spent some time playing with flight aware's airport specific data pages.  Enter your airport of choice (eg KDCA, KLGA, KATL, etc.) and click on the airport statistics link.  It'll give you traffic over the past week vs a year ago.  DCA and LGA are both off over 70%.  Boston was over 50%.  But the further into COVID territory you go, the more of a difference you see.  MIA and MCO off around 30%, and PHX AND ATL were off ~20% I think (this is all from memory).  But the worst I found was SLC.  Over the past week, their traffic has only been off 4% relative to 2019.  That's Delta's big western hub, and it consolidates traffic from throughout the mountain west.  Those people are flying like nothing has changed.

Yeah, December is going to be dark.
 
2020-11-24 6:34:30 AM  

Altimus Prime: Yeah, December is going to be dark.


"Nobody knew it would be this serious."
 
2020-11-24 6:38:52 AM  
Why aren't people living in fear?
 
2020-11-24 6:40:25 AM  

jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?


Because we're going to kill grandma off with Covid & inherit all of her stuff by Christmas.
 
2020-11-24 6:44:02 AM  

jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?


Because it's so much more fun (for a brief while) to live in stupid.
It's the oldest story in history.
Too much ha-ha, pretty soon - boo-hoo.
 
2020-11-24 6:44:26 AM  

Xanlexian: jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?

Because we're going to kill grandma off with Covid & inherit all of her stuff by Christmas.


Is it too early, or too late, to make a "Grandma got runover by a reindeer" COVID parody?

Asking for a friend...
 
2020-11-24 6:49:54 AM  
I think I said this in the other thread:

And you thought Sturgis was bad.
 
2020-11-24 6:51:21 AM  
But, thanks to Trump, in a month people will be saying "Merry Christmas" again! They might be saying it while sobbing uncontrollably but at least they'll be saying it.
 
2020-11-24 6:51:26 AM  
I live only 2 miles from Buffalo International Airport so I typically hear about 4-5 flights between 6-8 AM. I can't sleep and I've heard 7 in just this past hour. We're farked.
 
2020-11-24 6:55:26 AM  
Looks like a playthrough of Plague Inc.
 
2020-11-24 6:55:47 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: But, thanks to Trump, in a month people will be saying "Merry Christmas" again! They might be saying it while sobbing uncontrollably but at least they'll be saying it.


And he will also blame Biden for the spike in COVID-19 cases in December.. then demand to be treated like some sort of savior once the vaccines begin to roll out next year.
 
2020-11-24 7:06:28 AM  

Tanqueray: If I worked in a hospital, this would complete my nervous breakdown. I wonder if the convention center is still ready for overflow.


My mental strain is maxed out now, if I worked at a hospital I would probably be in the corner crying nursing a bottle of rum and pills.
 
2020-11-24 7:08:29 AM  
Oh how lucky I am to live in Florida.
 
2020-11-24 7:08:35 AM  
I should ask my cousins about this. One works construction for McCourt (whose main contracts are at Logan) and the other can sit on his back porch and watch the line into Logan beginning in the sky in front of him. (Found that out when he hosted my aunt's 70th in his backyard in the Before Times.)
 
2020-11-24 7:08:59 AM  

jso2897: jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?

Because it's so much more fun (for a brief while) to live in stupid.
It's the oldest story in history.
Too much ha-ha, pretty soon - boo-hoo.


Don't forget the "Why/How is this happening to us."
 
2020-11-24 7:10:32 AM  
This just in, humans are dumb creatures. Back to you at the news desk.
 
2020-11-24 7:20:24 AM  
My area got down to zero cases for most of the summer but now we are getting more and more test and trace results every day. Nearly every dine in restaurant and gym around me in on that list. Hopefully people take that seriously and calm down a bit.. But, I have doubts.
 
2020-11-24 7:23:43 AM  
You better distance
You better not fly
You better mask up
I'm telling you why
COVID-SARS is all over town
It's making us cough,
Airborne in a trice,
It's gonna infect both naughty and nice
COVID-SARS is all over town
It's boosted by deniers
And spreading in every state
Doesn't care if you've been bad or good
So it's best to isolate
You better distance!
You better not fly
You better mask up, I'm telling you why
'Cause COVID-SARS is all over town
Quarantine!
It's boosted by deniers
And spreading in every state
Doesn't care if you've been bad or good
So it's best to isolate
You better distance!
You better not fly
You better mask up, I'm telling you why
COVID-SARS is ravaging town
You better stay in!
God's sake, do not fly
You better pod up, I'm telling you why
COVID-SARS is coming
I mean the ICU filling up we'd feared
Is now in your town
 
2020-11-24 7:25:48 AM  

jso2897: jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?

Because it's so much more fun (for a brief while) to live in stupid.
It's the oldest story in history.
Too much ha-ha, pretty soon - boo-hoo.


And when everyone (read 'the stupid') finally, FINALLY, realises that this shiat is serious it will be way too late to do anything even if you had the best healthcare system going.

Good luck everyone.
 
2020-11-24 7:26:05 AM  
SUPPOSEDLY and I hadn't read anything very recently about it, but the cabin air exchanging and seat distancing and mask precautions made air travel safe.  Any updates on this?

I mean, I'm not flying anywhere and I don't know anyone who is, but for those who HAVE to travel, it sounds like flying can be done responsibly.
 
2020-11-24 7:26:05 AM  
People are so farking selfish.  "OMG!  Why should I restrain myself from continuing to live like an entitled child of affluence just to limit  the spread of a deadly virus?
 
2020-11-24 7:30:25 AM  

groppet: jso2897: jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?

Because it's so much more fun (for a brief while) to live in stupid.
It's the oldest story in history.
Too much ha-ha, pretty soon - boo-hoo.

Don't forget the "Why/How is this happening to us."


Because the gay?
Yeah, that must be it. Because the gay.
 
2020-11-24 7:30:27 AM  
But that's a Canadian website, so faux news.
 
2020-11-24 7:32:11 AM  

jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?


Because the TV doesn't have many up close pictures of people dying from it.
 
2020-11-24 7:34:03 AM  

groppet: Tanqueray: If I worked in a hospital, this would complete my nervous breakdown. I wonder if the convention center is still ready for overflow.


My mental strain is maxed out now, if I worked at a hospital I would probably be in the corner crying nursing a bottle of rum and pills.


Hi.  I work in a hospital.

Anecdote of yesterday:  I see the providers looking strained.  More so each day.

But I also see other internal supporting teams ignoring every measure.  Large conference rooms filled with 8, 10 team members with no masks.  4 of them having lunch together with no masks in a 10x10 workspace.

And this is while those teams have multiple positive cases out on leave.  Their own coworkers who they were having lunch with the previous week.

Some of the same teams are responsible for managing the morgue.  They're rotating bodies because there's not enough space.

They see everything right in front of them.   I know where they'll be today, too.  Sitting unmasked in the break room, chatting about Thanksgiving.

So... back to hiding in my office.
 
2020-11-24 7:40:16 AM  
If the passengers are that suicidal how suicidal are the crew, especially the pilots?
 
2020-11-24 7:42:28 AM  
I have a strong suspicion that the recent surge in Canadian cases is due to our thanksgiving, and the US was ALREADY something like 5 times worse than us per capita.

If I were there I'd stay home, eat some turkey flavour pizza pops and (if I could) try to take a week off of work afterwards to see how bad the situation was.

With a tiny bit of luck, Thanksgiving will be bad enough that people wisen up for Christmas, but I am not hopeful.
 
2020-11-24 7:44:38 AM  
Edinburgh airport, formerly the busiest in Scotland, has four domestic flights, three European flights and one long haul flight scheduled to arrive for the rest of today.
 
2020-11-24 7:47:04 AM  
Gotta think it's college students forced to go home for the holidays. Many colleges will not let them stay on campus as their policy during this time.
 
2020-11-24 7:51:05 AM  

Altimus Prime: I just spent some time playing with flight aware's airport specific data pages.  Enter your airport of choice (eg KDCA, KLGA, KATL, etc.) and click on the airport statistics link.  It'll give you traffic over the past week vs a year ago.  DCA and LGA are both off over 70%.  Boston was over 50%.  But the further into COVID territory you go, the more of a difference you see.  MIA and MCO off around 30%, and PHX AND ATL were off ~20% I think (this is all from memory).  But the worst I found was SLC.  Over the past week, their traffic has only been off 4% relative to 2019.  That's Delta's big western hub, and it consolidates traffic from throughout the mountain west.  Those people are flying like nothing has changed.

Yeah, December is going to be dark.


MSP is down 34% from last year. Delta is big here. A cousin used to work maintenance for them, and they did a lot of work here. Still, we're screwed.
 
2020-11-24 7:53:25 AM  

clovercat: Gotta think it's college students forced to go home for the holidays. Many colleges will not let them stay on campus as their policy during this time.


Yes, college students explain the 25 arrivals and departures at Hartsfield in just the last 15 minutes between 7:35 and 7:50 AM on Tuesday. That's the ticket.
 
2020-11-24 7:53:44 AM  

jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?


The force of gravity is a hoax

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2020-11-24 7:54:18 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: My area got down to zero cases for most of the summer but now we are getting more and more test and trace results every day. Nearly every dine in restaurant and gym around me in on that list. Hopefully people take that seriously and calm down a bit.. But, I have doubts.


The county just south of me was running a list on the news of businesses where there had been covid exposures that day/week. About a week ago, they stopped doing it, and made the statement, "There are too many to list. It's everywhere, Assume it's in all businesses now."

And I'm in a *good* state.
 
2020-11-24 7:56:41 AM  

BitwiseShift: If the passengers are that suicidal how suicidal are the crew, especially the pilots?


I'm related to a pilot for one of the majors.  He's ex military, voted for Trump twice, and gets his news from Fox and Youtube. Most of his fellow pilots are ex military too.  If he's to be believed, they think "it's just a cold," and not something for otherwise healthy people to hide from.  They're also pissed that it destroyed their industry and led to thousands of layoffs, and are happy to get back to paid flying.
 
2020-11-24 8:02:40 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: SUPPOSEDLY and I hadn't read anything very recently about it, but the cabin air exchanging and seat distancing and mask precautions made air travel safe.  Any updates on this?

I mean, I'm not flying anywhere and I don't know anyone who is, but for those who HAVE to travel, it sounds like flying can be done responsibly.


That was a United Airlines / DoD study, with methodology that some have said is flawed.

If we want anecdotal studies, there was an Emirates flight from Dubai to New Zealand where everyone was tested pre-flight, and everyone was negative.  One passenger tested positive on arrival, and later was found to have infected between 4 and 8 others during the 18 hour flight, some up to four rows away.   So...yeah
 
2020-11-24 8:04:45 AM  

Xanlexian: jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?

Because we're going to kill grandma off with Covid & inherit all of her stuff by Christmas.


I'm afraid that I've got bad news.  Grandma reverse mortgaged the house to Tom Selleck and all of her money game from grandpa's railroad pension.  There is no actual money.
 
2020-11-24 8:08:06 AM  
The airlines keep telling us it's perfectly safe...

I was one of those trying to get home as things started shutting down last March. Flights were packed and reservations numbers were putting you on hold for hours and hours. We were shutting down with far less infection than we have now. And now we're starting up again.

We really need to stop pretending we're exceptional.
 
2020-11-24 8:08:42 AM  

Jadedgrl: I live only 2 miles from Buffalo International Airport so I typically hear about 4-5 flights between 6-8 AM. I can't sleep and I've heard 7 in just this past hour. We're farked.


Howdy neighbor. I grew up on Lochland Drive which runs off of Cleveland Drive...sort of near Infant of Prague church and Lunetta's. Now in the Blasdell area.
 
2020-11-24 8:10:46 AM  
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So. Much. Freedom. Spread your wings! Fly my little angels, fly.
 
2020-11-24 8:11:07 AM  

Resident Muslim: I think I said this in the other thread:

And you thought Sturgis was bad.


Sturgis was awesome!  We got to see Smashmouth!
 
2020-11-24 8:12:04 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Xanlexian: jekfark: Why aren't people living in fear?

Because we're going to kill grandma off with Covid & inherit all of her stuff by Christmas.

I'm afraid that I've got bad news.  Grandma reverse mortgaged the house to Tom Selleck and all of her money game from grandpa's railroad pension.  There is no actual money.


I got that reference.

Only because I was laid up with a mild virus (not COVID) and was bored-watching broadcast TV and saw Tom shilling for reverse mortgages. Otherwise, I would have wondered what  you were on about.
 
2020-11-24 8:12:20 AM  

Altimus Prime: BitwiseShift: If the passengers are that suicidal how suicidal are the crew, especially the pilots?

I'm related to a pilot for one of the majors.  He's ex military, voted for Trump twice, and gets his news from Fox and Youtube. Most of his fellow pilots are ex military too.  If he's to be believed, they think "it's just a cold," and not something for otherwise healthy people to hide from.  They're also pissed that it destroyed their industry and led to thousands of layoffs, and are happy to get back to paid flying.


If it makes you feel any better as the pilot groups get younger they're less derpy.  The old guys though, they can't fathom why voting straight GOP would have a negative impact on union bargaining power.

Regarding the air quality study, 4 infections in a widebody on an 18 hour flight is not terrible.  Studies in restaurant airflow saw higher risk from father away with shorter duration.  Not that it's *safe* safe, but probably lower risk than other risky activities.
\Is pilot aviator
 
2020-11-24 8:16:55 AM  

edmo: The airlines keep telling us it's perfectly safe...

I was one of those trying to get home as things started shutting down last March. Flights were packed and reservations numbers were putting you on hold for hours and hours. We were shutting down with far less infection than we have now. And now we're starting up again.

We really need to stop pretending we're exceptional.


Honestly, the terminals scare me more than the plane.  I'm trapped in a small room for several hours with only one person, but that big crowd featuring a lot of chin-strappers is mildly terrifying.
 
2020-11-24 8:17:02 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: SUPPOSEDLY and I hadn't read anything very recently about it, but the cabin air exchanging and seat distancing and mask precautions made air travel safe.  Any updates on this?

I mean, I'm not flying anywhere and I don't know anyone who is, but for those who HAVE to travel, it sounds like flying can be done responsibly.


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Do you trust the average American to wear the mask correctly for the entire flight? That also means no food or drink the whole time they are on the plane.
 
2020-11-24 8:17:49 AM  

Altimus Prime: BitwiseShift: If the passengers are that suicidal how suicidal are the crew, especially the pilots?

I'm related to a pilot for one of the majors.  He's ex military, voted for Trump twice, and gets his news from Fox and Youtube. Most of his fellow pilots are ex military too.  If he's to be believed, they think "it's just a cold," and not something for otherwise healthy people to hide from. They're also pissed that it destroyed their industry and led to thousands of layoffs, and are happy to get back to paid flying.


This is a common rationalization for anyone whose industry has been shut down because it is a feeder to the spread of the virus.  I have relatives in the restaurant industry that feel the same way.  I guess it is kind of understandable from a psychology perspective in that people don't want to think of their profession as disposable (dining for date night is IMPORTANT!) or (at least temporarily) contributing to a societal problem.
 
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