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View Poll Results: What are your coronavirus contingency plans?
I'm prepping, here's how. 78 42.16%
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:29 PM   #9326
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They had disposable masks at the drugstore today. Box of fifty masks for $45, price gouging.

I'm surprised good quality (lolfabric) cloth masks are not being sold (or handed out free, one to each person who wants one) at supermarkets and drugstores. Are they scared of liability?

It's a total failure of government to expect seniors to order masks online then wait a month to receive them.

It's also a failure of Girl Scouts. If you can sell cookies do the same thing for masks! smh
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:34 PM   #9327
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Not that it really matters but why won't Trump wear a mask?
he might look ridiculous

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Old 05-21-2020, 10:47 PM   #9328
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Rsigley got a severely herniated lung out of it.
Are you sure he's not telling tall tales because he finds it hilarious to make people worry about him (based on his history here)?

I noticed he was posting all day on Monday which was supposed to be the day he was having lung surgery. In two weeks he will probably come back and say his surgery was postponed to a different day and he is recovering slowly blah blah blah.

I just hope he includes something fun like a near-death experience in this one.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:08 PM   #9329
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They had disposable masks at the drugstore today. Box of fifty masks for $45, price gouging.

I'm surprised good quality (lolfabric) cloth masks are not being sold (or handed out free, one to each person who wants one) at supermarkets and drugstores. Are they scared of liability?

It's a total failure of government to expect seniors to order masks online then wait a month to receive them.

It's also a failure of Girl Scouts. If you can sell cookies do the same thing for masks! smh
that's a great twist ending to that post!

i too blame the girl scouts for this whole mess we are in!
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:06 AM   #9330
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Re: The Coronavirus Prep/Sweat thread. What are you doing to save yourself?

Cover of today's NY Post



Typical right-wing "wah wah I want things to be the way they were, nowwwwww!" rant. Also a good dose of the Quarantine Paradox: 1.quarantine worked. 2. See, we didn't need the quarantine.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:15 AM   #9331
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They had disposable masks at the drugstore today. Box of fifty masks for $45, price gouging.



I'm surprised good quality (lolfabric) cloth masks are not being sold (or handed out free, one to each person who wants one) at supermarkets and drugstores. Are they scared of liability?



It's a total failure of government to expect seniors to order masks online then wait a month to receive them.



It's also a failure of Girl Scouts. If you can sell cookies do the same thing for masks! smh
I paid a similar price for a box of 50 masks. They're not really "disposable", are they? After you use them, I think you can put them in the oven at 170F to kill any virus and use them again.

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Old 05-22-2020, 12:45 AM   #9332
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Cover of today's NY Post

Typical right-wing "wah wah I want things to be the way they were, nowwwwww!" rant. Also a good dose of the Quarantine Paradox: 1.quarantine worked. 2. See, we didn't need the quarantine.
It seems like very few people have been willing to adjust their positions based on new evidence. You see this “paradox” just as much with supporters of quarantines, where any bad news is evidence that the crisis is getting worse so we need to continue the quarantines, while any good news is evidence that the quaratines are working so they need to be continued.

I’d think New York is actually in better position to reopen than most other heavily populated areas, because the immunity they have accumulated will not go away if they reopen. That said, Cuomo’s reopening plan seems reasonably well-thought out in its timing, choice of metrics, and transparency.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:47 AM   #9333
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I paid a similar price for a box of 50 masks. They're not really "disposable", are they? After you use them, I think you can put them in the oven at 170F to kill any virus and use them again.

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Thanks, I was planning to hang it in the sun off the car visor clip or rearview mirror, but oven sounds better.



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he might look ridiculous

No wonder he doesn't want to wear a mask; that looks too tight like it's compressing the bottom of his nose. And he knows masks make almost zero difference unless they are N95. Maybe he is actually trying to do the right thing and not promote something he knows is worthless???

I know this will be a very unpopular opinion in this thread but if you look at the data on non-N95 masks it's clear they don't stop the virus.

To minimize the few random large droplets that a cloth or surgical mask might stop it may actually be better to promote a minimal or no-talking around people outside of your household group rule (only talk on the phone, not in person, not in restaurants or churches, etc.) instead of wearing masks. That way there's no extra danger from having to touch and adjust the mask (and people won't wear masks in restaurants anyway). And of course covering coughs and sneezes in the crook of your elbow. (Spoiler: People who are coughing and sneezing are taking off their masks to do it, so don't think masks are helping much with that!)

I also think masks make people talk more forcefully than normal just to be heard, so that sprays more droplets around the sides of the mask, because most people don't have a properly fitted mask.

But don't worry, despite these opinions I still wear a mask for you people.

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Old 05-22-2020, 01:23 AM   #9334
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probably in the next few days california will be the state with the most deaths in a day. it's only a matter of time

ny was 127 today and ca was 107, almost entirely in socal. 99 of the 107 in socal
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:49 AM   #9335
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Would you want to play live poker this way?

For how long?

How many recs will want to play like this after the initial wave of people who just want to get out of the house?

You breathe through your uncomfortable mask, you can't see as many tells (can you even see the board very well through dirty/scratched up plastic dividers?), no social interaction, thirty hands per hour, maybe no dealer changes?

Might as well play online?

https://twitter.com/AndySlater/statu...35447613468674

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Old 05-22-2020, 05:03 AM   #9336
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This is an old one but I missed it at the time:

Nudists on Czech beaches Reprimanded for Not Wearing Face Masks

I particularly like how a team of three of them decided they all had to go and reprimand the blonde together.


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If you're going dark then you also need the gloves for the full serial killer effect. That's what the Slovak education minister usually does:

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Old 05-22-2020, 05:42 AM   #9337
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:57 AM   #9338
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About unemployment, they have it all figured out in this thread:
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...-bill-1765416/

You file a tax return for 2019 before July 15, 2020 (or extend it to Oct 15) and that's your proof. Based on your 2019 income you get unemployment (plus $600 weekly through July), and it might be extended.

If you need help filing as a self-employed professional gambler, these guys advertise at the WSOP: https://kondlercpa.com/services/poker-tax-consultation but it might be easy to do yourself with tax software.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:24 AM   #9339
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72 haven't seen #'s in couple of days... you done or too many weed cookies or ??
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:53 AM   #9340
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Typical right-wing "wah wah I want things to be the way they were, nowwwwww!" rant. Also a good dose of the Quarantine Paradox: 1.quarantine worked. 2. See, we didn't need the quarantine.
https://twitter.com/lloydblankfein/s...43533812076544

Hospitals are not overwhelmed; most of us will be exposed anyway since we can’t sequester until there’s a vax; and we know which groups need protection from worst outcomes. Is the public health benefit from broad lockdowns at this point worth such extreme damage to livelihoods?"

Typical Left-wing Democrat "wah wah I want things to be the way they were, nowwwwww!" rant. Also a good dose of the Quarantine Paradox: 1.quarantine worked.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:40 AM   #9341
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Are you sure he's not telling tall tales because he finds it hilarious to make people worry about him (based on his history here)?

I noticed he was posting all day on Monday which was supposed to be the day he was having lung surgery. In two weeks he will probably come back and say his surgery was postponed to a different day and he is recovering slowly blah blah blah.

I just hope he includes something fun like a near-death experience in this one.
Best Buddy,

This could be considered exile-worthy. I'm going to have to think about it, but don't be surprised when it happens.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:44 AM   #9342
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Cover of today's NY Post



Typical right-wing "wah wah I want things to be the way they were, nowwwwww!" rant. Also a good dose of the Quarantine Paradox: 1.quarantine worked. 2. See, we didn't need the quarantine.
NYP has no journalistic integrity whatsoever(who does really?), as it is owned by Rupert Murdoch, founder of Fox News.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:47 AM   #9343
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72 haven't seen #'s in couple of days... you done or too many weed cookies or ??
Been meaning to post up to last Tuesday and announce ending it, since total cases and deaths don't really convey the story any longer.

If things go to **** in wave two I will probably pick back up, or track hotspots or whatever.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:48 AM   #9344
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Bye, Felicia.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:33 PM   #9345
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NYP has no journalistic integrity whatsoever(who does really?), as it is owned by Rupert Murdoch, founder of Fox News.
def some outlets and reporters with integrity. but there are none that are mainstream. literally, none.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:35 PM   #9346
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Not ****ing Sweden again.

Compare Sweden to all the (lockdown) countries you can drive to it from.
...This is classic I want to arrive at X so will cherry pick and loop jump till I do.
Boy, that liberal Bloomberg writer really triggered you!

Rather than even address his arguments, you moved the goalposts and cherry-picked your data based on your personal definition of....'driving distance,' which seems completely retarded.

Nobody believes that Sweden has the lowest death rate *today* by not having lockdown, that's not the issue at all whatsoever. And it's intellectually dishonest to suggest otherwise.

The questions are: 1) Will Sweden be better off IN THE LONG RUN, which is unknown but worth deeply considering, and

2) Why do similar countries with lockdowns like Belgium and Holland have double the fatality rate, and approximately the same DPM?

Oh yeah, you can drive from those countries to Sweden as well. Malmo to Groningen is 7.5 hours or the same as Philly to Research Triangle which I've done dozens of times.
Antwerp is 10 hours away or Philly to Myrtle Beach which isn't even an uncommon drive in the PA/NJ area.

And then you cherry-picked even more by ignoring the data that didn't fit your worldview. Sad.

Why don't you just yell 'Fake News!' every time the facts hurt your feelings?
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:28 PM   #9347
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Grandmaster Naj, the traffic flow between those countries during the lockdown was without a doubt far less than interstate travel in America, probably less during non lockdowns as well.

I like you but it's pretty rich to accuse someone else of moving goal posts and cherry picking and follow up with that statement.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:36 PM   #9348
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Is this real life?

BREAKING: President Trump declares churches, other houses of worship "essential".
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:52 PM   #9349
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Fake news
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:06 PM   #9350
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No-lockdown Sweden has had 347 deaths per million; lockdown Belgium, with a similar population, has had 763 deaths per million. Ethiopia, with a population of 109 million, had no lockdown — and a death rate of 0.04 per million.
Over the week to 20 May, Sweden suffered the highest per capita death rate in the world at 6.08 per million per day.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...id-19-strategy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...eden-very-high

The death toll is very heavily weighted to the over-70s and particularly the over-80s and may be well be to do with care homes and the lack of restrictions on visiting, on social distancing in all areas of society, on staff moving between different sites, on PPE and so on.

Sweden's approach does not seem to have succeeded, despite the advantage of low population density. It looks as though a similarly lax approach in more densely populated countries might well have been catastrophic.
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