Covid-19 discussion, continued...

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:10 PM

When things are “back to normal”,  which I still think will be in June, I doubt we see large gatherings. Sports without fans, concerts will still be banned, etc. Our back to normal will be offices re-opening, restaurants open for dine-in (probably a limited capacity) — stuff like that.

My guess is large crowds won’t be permitted for most states until the fall, if not later.

bigorangebuck22 Senior Member
322 posts 6 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:28 PM

It be a gradual reversal of how things were shut down.

All retailers, license bureau, etc, will be limited in capacity.

 

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:44 PM

Anyone read this article?

“[W]hat people are trying to do is flatten the curve. I don’t really know why. But, what happens is if you flatten the curve, you also prolong, to widen it, and it takes more time. And I don’t see a good reason for a respiratory disease to stay in the population longer than necessary,” [Knut Wittkowski] said.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:59 PM

I read a similar article on the Federalist. Seems like he would just prefer to let nature run it’s course and rip through the senior population. 

I’ll stick with the current method. 

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
29,653 posts 75 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 1:27 PM

My favorite conspiracy I have seen is that the government has noticed a dip in reproduction among the younger generations. So they are forcing the lock downs in order to get young people to have more sex and therefore have more babies. 

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 13 reps Joined Aug 2017
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 3:46 PM

If you don’t understand these measures were taken to not overwhelm the hospitals, thereby saving lives... I’m not sure what else we can tell you at this point. 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 4:53 PM
posted by OSH

Anyone read this article?

posted by Automatik

I read a similar article on the Federalist. Seems like he would just prefer to let nature run it’s course and rip through the senior population. 

I’ll stick with the current method. 

Yeah, I'm not saying this guy doesn't have the credentials, but he's rehashing talking points that have already been shown to be inadequate for the current pandemic.  By saying we should treat this like you treat all respiratory viruses, he's basically going back to saying, "Treat it like the flu," but the differences between this and the flu, and why treating them the same way doesn't work, were established weeks ago.

I'll side with these guys over "The College Fix," who has their bias right there in the subtitle:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/flattening-the-covid-19-curves/

 

 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 139 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 6:01 PM

Under 400 again today

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 69 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 7:33 PM

I wish everyone across the country right now would all agree that when this is over and *if* things don’t turn out as bad as initially projected, your response isn’t “see it was never going to be that bad they didn’t know what they were talking about all along.” If that’s your attitude then just don’t say anything at all. 

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 8, 2020 10:46 PM

I was just telling my wife that I think when we are out of this, many many people who didn’t pay much attention to being publicly sanitized but who are now educated, we will see a decrease in common colds and flus. One of my daughters told me today that, in months past, co-workers frowned, made faces, told her she needs to build up her immunity........when she used her sleeve to open a door knob or door pull handle. 
 

Us people who do things like that now may be less “judged” by other unconscious unsanitized. 

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 308 reps Joined Apr 2010
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 5:14 AM
posted by BRF

I was just telling my wife that I think when we are out of this, many many people who didn’t pay much attention to being publicly sanitized but who are now educated, we will see a decrease in common colds and flus. One of my daughters told me today that, in months past, co-workers frowned, made faces, told her she needs to build up her immunity........when she used her sleeve to open a door knob or door pull handle. 
 

Us people who do things like that now may be less “judged” by other unconscious unsanitized. 

I've always been like this and never gave a fuck about what those people think.  I am more annoyed with the people who can't practice common hygiene such as cover their mouth/nose after a cough/sneeze or simply washing your hands after using the bathroom.  Also, people who come to work sick pisses me off.  You're not a hero for coming to work sick and getting everyone else sick. I understand there are businesses/orgs out there that make people feel bad for calling in sick, but I bet they change their tune after this.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 69 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 7:54 AM

Seeing some really sick people with this at work this week. When it hits you hard, it might be your time. 

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 15 reps Joined Mar 2015
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 8:07 AM
posted by BRF

I was just telling my wife that I think when we are out of this, many many people who didn’t pay much attention to being publicly sanitized but who are now educated, we will see a decrease in common colds and flus.

you're giving people too much credit

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 308 reps Joined Apr 2010
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 8:24 AM
posted by MontyBrunswick

you're giving people too much credit

You're right.  There is a guy in my office I have seen leave the bathroom without washing his hands after taking a shit.  I figured maybe these corona shit would change him.  Nope, saw him do the same thing last week. 

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 8 reps Joined Jul 2013
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 8:51 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

Seeing some really sick people with this at work this week. When it hits you hard, it might be your time. 

Older people with crappy health anyway?

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 112 reps Joined Feb 2010
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 9:21 AM
posted by like_that

You're right.  There is a guy in my office I have seen leave the bathroom without washing his hands after taking a shit.  I figured maybe these corona shit would change him.  Nope, saw him do the same thing last week. 

I once saw a stupid old dude sitting at the slot machine eating a sandwich & chips, touching the machines buttons with the hand he was eating with. Ironically, he was also wearing one of these protective masks we're seeing during this pandemic because the smoke was "offensive." We scrub those buttons down with anti-bacterial swipes because god knows what people have been touching.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 112 reps Joined Feb 2010
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 9:22 AM
posted by Spock

Older people with crappy health anyway?

Saw a French doc said he thinks it's worse for the obese.

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 10:53 AM

I'm sure you've seen this floating around. Maybe I should buy stock in Schweppe's?

 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
39,070 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 11:06 AM
posted by OSH

I'm sure you've seen this floating around. Maybe I should buy stock in Schweppe's?

 

Can you give us a spark notes version of this? That dudes insane if he thinks people are gonna watch 25 min of video of him talking about a single point he’s trying to make. Sheesh 

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 11:24 AM
posted by SportsAndLady

Can you give us a spark notes version of this? That dudes insane if he thinks people are gonna watch 25 min of video of him talking about a single point he’s trying to make. Sheesh 

Basically zinc and Schweppe's tonic water. He does say the HCQ is valuable.

Some of his rants are about how the media is lying -- example is the newborn in Louisiana born and died from Covid-19. The baby was preterm, and born at 22-weeks.

I had the video on in the background while at work. I tuned out some of the rants, but listened to when he'd give "suggestions" on what helps.

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