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Mar 31, 2020, 03:32 AM
 
I wonder how this will play out for the Swedes who have gone an entirely different route regarding lockdown etc.

Looking at Africa and India it feels like Covid is going to rip through those places like wildfire given the lack of health facilities, the overcrowding and lack of response to social distancing.
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Mar 31, 2020, 06:29 AM
 
Brazil is also resisting precautionary measures. Theres a number of disaster areas ready to explode.
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As I've mentioned before, my wife works as administrator at a home healthcare service. Poop is now starting to hit the fan there, as clients are starting to cancel service out of concern for people bringing COVID into their homes. Not an unwarranted fear, of course, but definitely not good news for the company. Many nursing homes, rehabs, and managed care facilities have also gone on full lockdown, and the service's caretakers cannot get in to see the clients in the facilities.
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Apr 1, 2020, 02:22 AM
 
A well-educated county commissioner in Kansas.
Riley County Commission Chairman Marvin Rodriguez is downplaying the coronavirus problem in the Manhattan area, saying that it’s not as big a problem here as elsewhere because there aren’t many Chinese people.
While some churches are still holding full meetings despite lockdowns, a few have gone even further. Continuing to share communion spoons.
Last Sunday, the day after Romania had been put into a strict lockdown, footage emerged from the city of Cluj of priests using a shared spoon. In Georgia, while the church has told worshippers not to spend long periods of time in churches and not to come if ill, it has rejected calls to abandon the reusing of spoons, claiming that as communion is a holy ceremony it is not possible to get ill during it.
Before this is all over, I'm thinking there will be a lot of Darwin Awards handed out. Now if only we could give that award to the TP hoarders.

At least they caught the hand sanitizer pirate. Before he could get rich. This turkey rented a truck, and drove across Tennessee and Kentucky. Hitting store after store, buying 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for about $1 each. Then as the pandemic grew, he listed them on Amazon and eBay for up to $70 a bottle. Managed to sell 300 before customers complained and the authorities got involved.
     
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Apr 1, 2020, 06:21 AM
 
How do the authorities get involved with that? Surely that sort of ruthless capitalism is the American Way? Especially under Trump.

On another note I really hope that Fox News gets sued out of existence when a bunch of viewers die from Covid-19 after being told its a hoax by Fox.
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“I haven’t heard about testing in weeks. We’re testing more now than any nation in the world. We’ve got these great tests. And we’ve come out with another one tomorrow that’s, you know, almost instantaneous testing. But I haven’t heard about testing being a problem.”
- D.J.T. during conference call with US governors, 3/30/2020

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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
How do the authorities get involved with that? Surely that sort of ruthless capitalism is the American Way? Especially under Trump.
must not have any lobbyists.
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How do the authorities get involved with that? Surely that sort of ruthless capitalism is the American Way? Especially under Trump.
****ing communism is what it is.
     
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Apr 1, 2020, 02:32 PM
 
Cornering the market and jacking up the price is communism?
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Cornering the market and jacking up the price is communism?
I suspect he means stopping people from exploiting the "market" is communism.

I always think of George Bush on TV in 2007 explaining that the banks etc had to be bailed out because the "market" was no longer working properly when what he really meant was the market wasn't doing what they wanted.

Anyone who thinks the free market really exists is an idiot.
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Apr 1, 2020, 05:48 PM
 
The big box places around here seem to be staying busy, and they aren’t (apparently) controlling the number of people in the stores. Every time I pass the closest Home Depot, the parking lot is pretty full...no line outside either. Thus I’m NOT going to a big box hardware/home improvement store any time soon.

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last weekend I ventured out.

Home depot near me had a corded off line to get in, socially distant spacing between people in line, people wiping down carts, and we were only allowed so many in at a time. checkout line also socially distant, only approaching the register when it was free.

True Value was even more controlled, and in a way more old-fashioned: walked in, met by a greeter, who then went and fetched my items from around the store, showed them to me for approval, suggested other items etc. Very nice people.
     
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I felt guilty enough at home depot getting stuff for small repairs and yard stuff (not exactly emergency supplies) but can't imagine crafting supplies as essential. Then again, does HL sell cloth to make masks with. :/
     
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Has anyone here been able to be tested yet?
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Has anyone here been able to be tested yet?
You practically can’t tested in Japan unless it is very likely that you are sick, so no :hmmm:

I have a bit of a cold with a scratchy throat and all (our two-year-old is the cutest incubator of germs), so every now and then I am wondering whether that’s it. Plus, I now know there is only a single degree of separation between someone who has been infected and myself: a member of our group has been to a pub at the same time as someone with Covid-19.
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Apr 2, 2020, 09:54 AM
 
Here in Indianapolis, Eli Lilly is providing testing, but only to healthcare workers with a doctor's order. And doctors are not blithely handing out orders. Other than that, it's pretty much as you say, Oreo. You only get tested if you're already seriously sick (and presenting with exactly the right symptoms.)
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In other news, this happened in L.A. I've been waiting for the conspiracy nutjobs to start acting out. Didn't expect one to drive a friggin' train off the tracks, though.
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Hobby Lobby isn't just about crafts supplies. Recall, they fund antiquities smuggling, trying to buy early Bible artifacts for the founder's private museum. Which often turn out to be fakes.
     
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In other news, this happened in L.A. I've been waiting for the conspiracy nutjobs to start acting out. Didn't expect one to drive a friggin' train off the tracks, though.
You didn't mention the best part: he was aiming for A NAVY SHIP !!1!1one

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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
How do the authorities get involved with that? Surely that sort of ruthless capitalism is the American Way? Especially under Trump.

On another note I really hope that Fox News gets sued out of existence when a bunch of viewers die from Covid-19 after being told its a hoax by Fox.
Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the pun) supplies in the process. Buy low, sell high is one thing, but this guy basically bought up everything, leaving nothing for anyone else.

It appears that state officials have “persuaded” the guy and his brother to donate their stash.

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Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the pun) supplies in the process. Buy low, sell high is one thing, but this guy basically bought up everything, leaving nothing for anyone else.

It appears that state officials have “persuaded” the guy and his brother to donate their stash.
Is that actually a crime though? I guess he could be reported to the monopolies and mergers commission or whatever they're called these days.
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A navy hospital ship that was obviously there for dark, nefarious reasons, no less.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Is that actually a crime though? I guess he could be reported to the monopolies and mergers commission or whatever they're called these days.
I think it also serves as a bit of distraction. Is it douchy to do this? Sure. But stories like that make you forget about the problems the US has on a larger scale, if I were living in the US, I'd be much more angry at people and corporations that bear far more responsibility for the mess such as medical companies that has states bidding against one another or the Trump Administration's failure to make sure wide-scale testing is available to everyone.
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Douchey, yes. But also emptying stores so nobody else could buy ANY sanitizer for themselves changes it to something beyond that.

One or two hurricanes ago, a lot of states wrote or toughened laws against profiteering in emergencies. Gouging on gas prices, things like that, while people are trying to evacuate from a hurricane’s path is indeed a crime. Now let’s look at the current emergency. Is hand sanitizer any less important for sheltering in place than gasoline for evacuation?

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I got to wondering if Corona Beer sales have been affected by the coronavirus bad press. Some digging around says the answer is 'No'.

Sales of Corona (and other beers) did decline in China early in the year, while they were locked down. But no decrease (or increase) vs other beers. I expected sales to go up a bit. Corona parties, and gag gifts.
     
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I’ve heard corvid sales have tanked.
     
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And in the Uk, in news that makes me wonder if perhaps we’d be better off just letting the disease take us all, people are assaulting and abusing telecoms engineers in the belief that corona virus is either spread by the 5G network.

Ah. Science.
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And in the Uk, in news that makes me wonder if perhaps we’d be better off just letting the disease take us all, people are assaulting and abusing telecoms engineers in the belief that corona virus is either spread by the 5G network.

Ah. Science.
Yeah. That bit of paranoia about 5G has been popping up in the conspiracy/q-anon crowds lately. It's scary how so many people seem so eager to believe bonkers crap like that.
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