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CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo IowaPosts: 1,601 ✭✭✭✭✭

So, the question yet again becomes which media to trust. I figured if anyone had any information they thought was good, they could post it here. I'm personally looking for info on the disease itself, without commentary about politics, which is getting hard to find.

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 627.6 light years from JD's version of realityPosts: 4,626 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's some info on it, first hand.

    We, live in a first world country and have created a supply shortage based on a meme.

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 627.6 light years from JD's version of realityPosts: 4,626 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13

    That is my grocery store and that is the arsêwipe aisle. Fact: we are not shïtting anymore than we did yesterday. Fact: we have not had a population increase. Fact: there have been no supply chain disruptions as of today.

    We have created a self induced shortage and subsequent panic based on a meme. Because we drink Brondo. Because it has electrolytes. Because plants crave it.

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 627.6 light years from JD's version of realityPosts: 4,626 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wild monkeys invade cities because there are no tourists to feed them bananas.

    The Wynn resort in Vegas will use thermal monitoring cameras to detect gamblers with a fever: "properties will also be screening for temperature using non-invasive thermal cameras at all hotel and casino entrances."

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  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 3,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    CDC has a web page that doesn’t present political views as far as I have noticed.
    Information is regularly updated.
    The casino I work at has sovereign nation status, curious to see how long we will stay open, and if that status matters.

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  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 1,797 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13

    @VegasFrank said:
    Here's some info on it, first hand.

    We, live in a first world country and have created a supply shortage based on a meme.

    Yep just like the two Walmarts I went to yesterday. TP, paper towels, cereal, bleach, bottled water all gone ZERO! The Media is creating a dangerous panic in some people...their fvcking brainwashed if ya ask me. I mean are they planning on getting the Corona V and planning to $hit their guts out were they need a whole fvcking mega pak of Charmin LOL

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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,302 ✭✭✭✭✭

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 9,145 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And if you are stuck at home for an extended period:

    http://www.openculture.com/2020/03/watch-85000-historic-newsreel-films-from-british-pathe-free-online-1910-2008.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+OpenCulture+(Open+Culture)

    Watch 85,000 Historic Newsreel Films from British Pathé Free Online (1910-2008)
    in | March 11th, 2020

    The “pivot-to-video” moment of a few years back devastated writers everywhere with mass layoffs as companies scrambled to attract projected millions of nonexistent viewers. It’s a story about predatory media monopolies and the proliferation of news, documentary, and opinion video content online. While the sheer amount of video can feel overwhelming, we might remember that people have been getting their news from screens for well over a hundred years.

    First came the newsreels. Thousands were produced from the end of the 19th century into the 1960s, when TV became the dominant screen of choice. These were ephemeral, often fragmentary films, not usually preserved in the way of great cinema.

    But while “the newsreel may be history,” notes the National Endowment for the Humanities, "vast collections of it remain, much of it unseen.” One such collection resides at the archives of British Pathé, “a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivaled in their historical significance.”

    British Pathé has digitized their collection and made all of it—including more than 136,000 items from the Reuters historical collection—freely available online at their website and on YouTube. You’ll find there exactly the kind of variety Richard Eder described in The New York Times in 1977, a year when people also felt “flooded” by news:

    Most of the time [newsreels] were patchy views of a rather scatterbrained reality. Sneezing contests would alternate with politicians cutting ribbons and South Americans rioting.But once in a while there was something unforgettable: the Hindenburg floated loftily into sight and suddenly settled on the ground like burning tinsel; a middle-aged Frenchman wept at Toulon when the fleet was scuttled. The newsreel cameras and the big screen provided an authority to these things that television equipment couldn't manage. Also there was the effect of waiting a day or two to see a disaster you had read of. World events were discrete, individual, weighty. They did not flood us.

    British Pathé produced short documentary films on every possible subject around the world from 1910 to 2008 and might lay claim to capturing more unforgettable historical moments than most any other newsreel service of the era. A tiny sampling of newsreels in their massive digital archive includes the Beatnik makeover from 1963 at the top; a very brief film on Tolstoy; a longer featurette on the Titanic, with interviews from survivors; and a short on the psychedelic Mellotron.

    Among the many “British Pathé Unissued” videos, we find the filmed interview clip below with H.G. Wells in the 1930s, in which he proposes disarmament, international cooperation, full public employment, and the nationalization of industry as antidotes to the rising tides of World War and devastating social inequality. The interview was “unused by Pathé editors and not screened in cinemas,” explains a title added at the beginning. One significant shift from the newsreel to the digital age is the unprecedented ability to bypass the censors.

    “Before television” and the internet, as the archive description points out, “people came to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect.” If this blend sounds somewhat akin to the mass media world we inhabit today—one filled with proliferating video explainers, short documentaries, talking head conspiracy theorists and every other possible use of the form—perhaps it’s useful to remember that we’ve been living in that world a very long time. It has produced many thousands of artifacts that can tell us where we’ve been over the past 120 years or so, if not quite how we got to where we are now.

    Enter the British Pathé collection on YouTube or their website.

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  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They should change the name here from Coronavirus to American Pussititis.

    I hope I have enough toilet paper......

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  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 2,925 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My wife works for a major medical company and the just told the entire office that if you can work from home you need to for 30-60 days. This is crazy!

  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 12,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Conferences and gatherings are starting to look like a bad idea.

    https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2020/03/12/coronavirus-outbreak-biogen-conference-superspreading

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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 2,540 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve been working on this because of my role within my organization. I will try and jump on Vherf this evening.

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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 12,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been on telecommuting starting this week, but it was a painless transition mostly since I work from home on Mondays anyway so I've already got a home office set up.

    My Wife, a middle school science teacher, has not been so lucky, the district is reluctant to close the schools. She has sinks in her classroom, but the school has yet to provide soap and towels for the kids, just giving the teachers one bottle of hand sanitizer, one box of Kleenex and maybe one bottle of hand-soap, IIRC. We debated buying 5 gallons of 99% isopropyl alcohol to dilute for hand sanitizer for the kids, but this is really the school/district's issue to solve. The district is saying that keeping the schools open means kids who get free breakfast and lunch get a meal and parents have their daycare and kids have less risk in being affected, but since my Wife has multiple high-risk issues for COVID-19, this is cause for concern.

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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 12,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13

    Unfortunately, we've not been so lucky in Santa Clara County, with at least one school case.

    Here's the latest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Bay Area:

    1. Alameda County: 7 cases
    2. Contra Costa County: 25 cases
    3. Marin County: 3 cases
    4. Napa County: 0 reported cases
    5. San Francisco County: 18 cases
    6. San Mateo County: 20 cases
    7. Santa Clara County: 66 cases, 1 death
    8. Solano County: 6 cases
    9. Sonoma County: 3 cases
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    https://youtu.be/lzC59WiW_Fs

    Can't figure out how to post a video, but this had some good info.

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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am concerned. I'm not panicking. I haven't been hoarding hand sanitizer or toilet paper. I still go to work. (Lot's of people there.) But I am concerned. Cancelling large gatherings might seem extreme but may eventually prove to be the smartest thing we ever did. "slowing the spread" is smart because there won't be enough hospital beds and caregivers if we don't. Italy got slammed. I read an article written by a doctor there. It's bad there. Now the virus is spreading here. You won't even know you got it for a week or so while you could be spreading it around. The only thing left to do here is slow the spread by isolating ourselves. To what degree do you isolate yourself, your employees, your family? I don't think I'll be visiting my parents for a while.

    https://www.newsweek.com/young-unafraid-coronavirus-pandemic-good-you-now-stop-killing-people-opinion-1491797?fbclid=IwAR1q96G_ATUARvtievSECVzeUA8MHcTwHHZ96SB-g6Ur_XnuzaZcYo-hPAM

  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 12,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just heard that Santa Clara County schools will be closing.

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  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,485 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Schools here in Riverside County will be closed starting Monday. Which includes all before / after activities (including day-care)

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  • Poker_SlobPoker_Slob Posts: 1,169 ✭✭✭✭

    Denver schools are now closed for 3 weeks.

  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 1,883 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll voluntarily isolate if my boss will voluntarily pay me for the foreseeable future. Not likely. That reminds me, the cupboards are almost bare. Will have to go grocery shopping tomorrow. That means dealing with idiots.

  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know this virus is real and deadly but for the media to cause the mass hysteria as it's doing so far is shameful. It's not enough that people have to deal with their daily lives and problems but to pile this on top is senseless. Thankfully we are retired, don't go to areas with large crowds and wash our hands constantly. You need to use common sense in this matter and find the facts for yourself and not believe the hype the"news" wants you t o believe. We had to go to the market today and could not believe how the shelves were bare. Someone commented that one guy bought 11 loafs of bread. We bought our regular order and left. Believing the B.S. is 90% of accepting it. The body will follow what the brain tells it. If it's going to happen it will and there's nothing you can do about it but be careful and use your head. That's my two cents.

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