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#301 Post by Fliegenmong » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:46 am

Your idiots are as ignorant as ours then?
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#302 Post by Fliegenmong » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:17 am

Odd people...I wonder if he's made his bow and arrow yet?

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#303 Post by Alisoncc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:51 am

We've just come out of our Summer, with some quite hot days still around. People still contracting Covid-19 and dying. Earlier in the week we had a 33 degC top on one day. Don't think all the people previously tested positive suddenly got better. Plus don't think all these cruise ships full of sickos have spent all their time in the Antarctic somehow.
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#304 Post by BenThere » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:25 pm

We're still in the process of gathering knowledge about this disease so as to figure out it's properties and how to combat them. Warm climes seem to be beneficial in reducing its contagiousness. Sunlight seems to kill the virus. Certain pharmaceuticals seem to mitigate its effects. It's true that more and more people are dying today, but science and industry are being aggressively applied to fight the devastating impact on all of us. At some point in the not too distant future the corner will be turned, humanity will survive, and we can all once again go about our daily lives. There is reason for that hope. Along the way there will be setbacks but the end of the world is not nigh.

My strategy is to sit on a beach in Mexico, drinking a margarita served by a waiter who keeps his distance, soaking up sunlight, and returning home to gather with friends, uninfected, observing the same regime of cautious exposure and partaking of the joys of life in paradise.

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#305 Post by AtomKraft » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:56 pm

Peter Hutchins view is the same as mine, a gross overreaction.


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#306 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:07 pm

AK, we have two choices, over react or get it right. We don't know what we need to do to get it right therefore . . .

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#307 Post by 4mastacker » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:59 pm

It must be serious, even the seagulls on Dawlish beach are socially distancing.
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#308 Post by ian16th » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:02 pm

A notice from the Psychiatric Association:

During the QUARANTINE time it is considered normal to talk to your walls, plants and pots.

Kindly only contact us if they reply.
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#309 Post by AtomKraft » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:40 pm

Pontious.
As Ronald Reagan used to say...

"Don't just do something- stand there!"

It's easy to control Coronabollocks if you lock the entire World up.

Here another couple of suggestions along the same lines, of which I'm sure you will approve?

Reduce car accident deaths to zero overnight. Ban car driving.
Improve our air safety record to "perfect"- leave all aircraft on the ground...

I'm sure you see where I'm going with this.

In Hitchens vid, he mentions about 1600 check out each day in the UK. About 460 have croaked due to Coronabollocks, so over a couple of weeks about 32 a day of the 1600 are credited to CBollocks.
And how many of them were about to take their leave soon anyway? CBollocks probably just finished them off.

Anyway, let's improve our maritime safety record too, ban ships....

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#310 Post by Boac » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm

AtomKraft wrote:Improve our air safety record to "perfect"- leave all aircraft on the ground...
a wee bit behind the news, eh?

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#311 Post by G-CPTN » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:13 pm

Many years ago, the Transport and Road Research Laboratory carried out several surveys into road safety.
One concluded that risk of severe injury or death was generally proportional to the speed of the vehicles involved - logical.
Another concluded that the risk of having a collision was generally proportional to the length of time spent driving (again, logical, but the perspicacious of you might see where this is going).
To reduce the risk of a collision, drive as quickly as possible, thereby reducing the time spent travelling (and reduce the risk of a collision).
However, to have zero casualties, reduce vehicle speeds to zero.

Note:- by using the term 'generally proportional' I am avoiding whether 'directly' meaning linear or quadratic or whatever.

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#312 Post by Alisoncc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:28 pm

BenThere wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:25 pm
We're still in the process of gathering knowledge about this disease so as to figure out it's properties and how to combat them. Warm climes seem to be beneficial in reducing its contagiousness. Sunlight seems to kill the virus.
This map would seem to suggest the opposite. Colder climes have not seen fit to declare a state of emergency. UK, Germany, Poland, Norway, Sweden, etc

frontex.png

As a practising amateur epidemiologist "The Mediterranean Diet" wouldn't appear to be a positive thing. Can't see NYC's data as supporting this though. Perhaps more the temperament, us cold blooded types doen't get too carried away.
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#313 Post by BenThere » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:44 pm

Perhaps it's a bracket of temperatures in which the virus, like porridge, thrives, not too warm, not too cold.

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#314 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:11 pm

AtomKraft wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:40 pm

In Hitchens vid, he mentions about 1600 check out each day in the UK. About 460 have croaked due to Coronabollocks, so over a couple of weeks about 32 a day of the 1600 are credited to CBollocks.
The UK daily rate is 1,369. It was said today that 2/3 of the CV deaths would have been in that 1,369.

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#315 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:29 pm

Boac wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm
AtomKraft wrote:Improve our air safety record to "perfect"- leave all aircraft on the ground...
a wee bit behind the news, eh?
Such logic is flawed. In principle to have an safety record, aircraft have to fly. All aircraft on the ground implies nothing to record and is therefore irrelevant to a record of air safety. Grounding one aircraft type (e.g. the Max) is relevant as the record continues to note the hours/miles flown safely by other aircraft.

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#316 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:00 pm

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#317 Post by Boac » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:10 pm

At least it has sunk in with him.

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#318 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:17 pm

Boac wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:10 pm
At least it has sunk in with him.
Yes... I believe that by the time this has outbreak is over it might, sadly, have sunk in, perhaps tragically, for many others...

4000 beds and 2 morgues...

In the same way that many seemingly intelligent people can't grasp compound interest, others can't grasp an exponential growth in numbers...

People like Hitchens are well educated but he studied philosophy and politics and appears not to understand the hard, cruel beauty of pure numbers, like many others of his babbling caste...
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#319 Post by AtomKraft » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:15 am

The press are hyping the living *sh*t* out of this!
The verdict will have to wait until after it's all over, and I'd think a public enquiry will be held to "learn lessons".

It's a huge panicky overreaction, with the Worlds Governments worried that they might be seen in a poor light if they don't join right in with ever more extreme measures.

Old people die.
Influenza epidemics are common in Winter.

People are dieing WITH Coronabollocks, not FROM it.

The banks as usual, are profiteering from it- in the U.K. At least, meanwhile the economy is going down the shitter.

People need to grow up and accept their own, and others mortality- we're all getting it in the long term.

This panic is a function of our pussy, snowflake mentality.

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#320 Post by unifoxos » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:37 am

Apparently there's still some who don't understand what's going on. Was sent this today:-

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