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Old 03-02-2020, 08:20 AM   #1
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Corona Virus

While it is an important topic for discussion, let's put the virus in perspective:

Chicago will kill more people in the US this year than the virus will, the same can be said for Baltimore.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:39 AM   #2
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Don't forget St Louis, just as bad.
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:53 AM   #3
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As much as anything, I'm wondering about non-medical ripple effects; mostly economic/financial in nature:

1 - What happens to supplies of chinese-origin products if they keep the factories closed as long as it takes to be sure the epidemic is behind them?

2 - What happens to peopleís fear of taking possession/delivery of chinese-origin products if they donít wait that long before reopening the factories?


I don't think it's the end of the world or anything, but markets and politicians respond to people's beliefs & fears, and a lot of people are too believing and too fearful about this imo.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:27 AM   #4
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the press is trying to use the virus to hurt Trump - they're feeding the panic deliberately
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:18 PM   #5
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While it is an important topic for discussion, let's put the virus in perspective:

Chicago will kill more people in the US this year than the virus will, the same can be said for Baltimore.
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Don't forget St Louis, just as bad.
Statistics in graphic form, the only form that modern snowflakes can absorb:
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:30 AM   #7
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what's really funny, is it may turn out that there have been thousands of cases in the US, but people just figured it was a mild case of the flu. They got better and went about their day.
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:33 AM   #8
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I really just don't know what to say anymore about this.

There's another forum I post on that's gone nearly full bore tinfoil hat on this. About as bad as Patriot Network was in it's death throws.

Not only is it "man made" but it's somehow controlled by the new 5G wireless network.

Oooo....K

Probably why Melvins been gone so long. Probably don't want to touch a public library or college keyboard.
Since that virus is hard on the elderly.
 
Old 03-09-2020, 10:53 AM   #9
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Chem trails, it's the Chem trails. We get the additives from China
 
Old 03-09-2020, 02:30 PM   #10
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What DON'T we get from China? We're too dependent on that nation, by far. It's biting us in the posterior and has for sometime. As far as the Virus, who to believe? It's a killer pandemic to a moderate Flu.
 
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I wonder if Melvin has stocked up on toilet paper? I'm sure if he bought enough he could make a sleeping bag out of it.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:47 AM   #12
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look like the Pillsbury Doughboy with all those rolls stuffed inside his clothes!
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Old 03-12-2020, 06:44 PM   #13
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TP degrades in its factory packaging.I"d never bother to stockpile it, especially when we still have soap and water, which do a far better job anyway.
 
Old 03-13-2020, 08:47 PM   #16
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we're going to see "runs" and shortages on lots of stuff before this is over. It wont end until after the election and if Trump loses, we wont still have a country a year later.
 
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Fwiw, since 'a picture is worth a thousand words' as they say, thought I'd share this.

To be clear, covid-19 is a real danger, but imo (for most) it's not near as big a danger as the reaction to it. I'm not minimizing it at all; it's a real thing, it's not over yet, and it's definitely a tragedy in a lot of ways and lot of places; so don't this as me pooh-poohing it. Just came across this and thought I'd share it for reference and perspective.



Keep in mind that these numbers aren't adjusted for population growth. The deaths from european bubonic plague represented ~12% of world population (40% the continent's population), and even the much more recent spanish flu killed right at 3% of total world population. Covid-19 would have to kill hundreds of millions to match those ratios.

Yes, take it seriously. Defend against it as best possible, if for no other reason than we're not completely familiar with it. Help - and grieve with - those affected by it.

But for me personally at least, the hysteria still scares me more than the germ.
 
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we're going to see "runs" and shortages on lots of stuff before this is over. It wont end until after the election and if Trump loses, we wont still have a country a year later.
I expect there will be ripple effects for that long, and probably even longer. But I don't expect shortages of standard household items on store shelves will last anywhere near that long. Could be wrong, but don't think so.
 
Old 03-27-2020, 08:36 AM   #19
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I will admit, that it does appear to be more serious than I originally thought, but with all the social distancing and what not, it seems to be less deadly than the doom and gloom crowd predicted.

The shortages, from what I've read, are from an inability to get the goods to the stores, If you have a CDL, you can pretty much make whatever you want. They can't ship stuff to the stores fast enough.

we went to the store yesterday and were able to buy everything we were looking for, with the exception of ground beef, which I find weird. Anyway, bought a big ol pork butt that I'm going to cut in half, freeze one half and smoke the other to make pulled pork. Then I'll freeze whatever we don't eat of the pulled pork. Our freezer is still pretty full, the fridge is full, we are in good shape.
 
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