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Coronavirus Thread mark II: Official Apocalyptic Edition

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:49 am
by Greater vakolicci haven
Hello there everybody!
The coronavirus thread is reaching 500 glorious pages of discussion, so I thought I'd go create the new one. A link to the old one can be found here:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=480001

As the world goes into lockdown, as politics turns truly crazy, as the stockmarket sinks and Eurovision gets cancelled (by the far the worst of the 4), Nationstates forever goes on, so we can discuss what to do about the other things. If you like live feeds that count up the dead like some morbid census, you can find a great one here:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Right now, at the start of coronavirus thread 2, there were 11949 deaths. With a vaccine likely to take up to a year to develop, it isn't getting any better soon.

So now, let's chat about this years 'we're all gonna die' moment.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:51 am
by Cisairse
Munkcestrian Republic wrote:
Munkcestrian Republic wrote:I don't think it's too much of a concern. Apparently both of the people who died had existing health problems.

(given my last post in this forum was "well, at least Iran hasn't shot down a plane like the US did!", all of you should probably be concerned rn)


Requoting this so we never forget.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:52 am
by Rojava Free State
I really dont know how much more of this we can take. Our economy is in a recession and they're warning that we may be heading for a depression, and people are dying out there.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:52 am
by Zurkerx
Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:53 am
by Cisairse
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.


Kinky.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:53 am
by Rojava Free State
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.


Why get out the locks and chains when you can get out the whips and chains?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:54 am
by Greater vakolicci haven
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.

No no don't do that. In true coronavirus response style, confuse everybody by keeping both threads open so nobody knows where they're supposed to post.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:54 am
by Cisairse
Rojava Free State wrote:
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.


Why get out the locks and chains when you can get out the whips and chains?


And also locks.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:54 am
by Greater vakolicci haven
Rojava Free State wrote:
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.


Why get out the locks and chains when you can get out the whips and chains?

You need the locks in case the police come. Or the chains aren't secure enough.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:57 am
by Thermodolia
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.

But it still has life in it

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:00 am
by San Lumen
Cisairse wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:
Why get out the locks and chains when you can get out the whips and chains?


And also locks.

Can you repost that New York Times paragraph so we can continue the debate about it?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:02 am
by San Lumen
Rojava Free State wrote:I really dont know how much more of this we can take. Our economy is in a recession and they're warning that we may be heading for a depression, and people are dying out there.

It certainly cannot last 18 months. The world wasn’t as interconnected in 1918

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:03 am
by Zurkerx
Rojava Free State wrote:
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.


Why get out the locks and chains when you can get out the whips and chains?


Why not all the above?

Thermodolia wrote:
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.

But it still has life in it


Sir, the quarantine units are slowly making their way. We must ensure the safety of our users since it can spread through the internet :p

But I kid you not, one of my dad's girlfriend's co-workers literally asked when the Coronavirus is going to infect her computer...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:05 am
by Thermodolia
Zurkerx wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:
Why get out the locks and chains when you can get out the whips and chains?


Why not all the above?

Thermodolia wrote:But it still has life in it


Sir, the quarantine units are slowly making their way. We must ensure the safety of our users since it can spread through the internet :p

But I kid you not, one of my dad's girlfriend's co-workers literally asked when the Coronavirus is going to infect her computer...

It’s a virus but not that kind of virus

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:05 am
by Moscareinas
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.


BRING OUT YOUR BA-- i mean uh KINKS

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:05 am
by Nakena
Zurkerx wrote:But I kid you not, one of my dad's girlfriend's co-workers literally asked when the Coronavirus is going to infect her computer...


Send her corona chan memes.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:06 am
by Moscareinas
Thermodolia wrote:
Zurkerx wrote:Ah, a new thread. Looks like I'm going to have to get the locks and chains out now for umm, the previous one.

But it still has life in it


so this is why the trolley problem is so goddamn attractive

OMAE WA
OMAE WA
omae wa korosu, yui-chan

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:08 am
by Zurkerx
Thermodolia wrote:
Zurkerx wrote:
Why not all the above?



Sir, the quarantine units are slowly making their way. We must ensure the safety of our users since it can spread through the internet :p

But I kid you not, one of my dad's girlfriend's co-workers literally asked when the Coronavirus is going to infect her computer...

It’s a virus but not that kind of virus


Perhaps we should educate them on that? This would perfect face palm movement if we still had it...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:08 am
by Andsed
Zurkerx wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:
Why get out the locks and chains when you can get out the whips and chains?


Why not all the above?

Thermodolia wrote:But it still has life in it


Sir, the quarantine units are slowly making their way. We must ensure the safety of our users since it can spread through the internet :p

But I kid you not, one of my dad's girlfriend's co-workers literally asked when the Coronavirus is going to infect her computer...

Fucking hell the Coronavirus is the least of her problems right now.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:11 am
by Tinhampton
Tinhampton wrote:Light relief: "They're building a massive lasanga"... Massachusetts Dept of Public Health: Abortion is not inessential during nCoV crisis...

Meanwhile, Senator Josh Hawley wants American pseudoUBI to be a tad more inclusive...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:11 am
by Thermodolia
Zurkerx wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:It’s a virus but not that kind of virus


Perhaps we should educate them on that? This would perfect face palm movement if we still had it...

Never fear for Therm is here!! Image

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:12 am
by Cisairse
Zurkerx wrote:But I kid you not, one of my dad's girlfriend's co-workers literally asked when the Coronavirus is going to infect her computer...


That is an excellent question.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:13 am
by Cisairse
San Lumen wrote:
Cisairse wrote:
And also locks.

Can you repost that New York Times paragraph so we can continue the debate about it?

Sure.

Cisairse wrote:The New York Times: It’s Dangerous to Be Ruled by Fear

And what if a “suppression” strategy of school closures, restaurant shutdowns, home quarantines, bans on gatherings of more than a few people, and other methods of social distancing lasts 18 months — the estimate of how long it might take to develop and distribute a safe and effective vaccine?

In that case, we are looking at a century-defining calamity that could bankrupt the government; wreck nearly every business in America, large or small; disrupt supply chains and create critical shortfalls of food, medicines, and other essential items; lead to dramatic increases in deaths of loneliness and despair; tempt political leaders, including the president, to disavow democratic norms in the name of public health (including by seeking to postpone elections); and create widespread, perhaps deadly, civil unrest.


The article is a lot longer, but I liked this part enough to copy it.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:14 am
by Moscareinas
Cisairse wrote:
Zurkerx wrote:But I kid you not, one of my dad's girlfriend's co-workers literally asked when the Coronavirus is going to infect her computer...


That is an excellent question.


if i had a pipe i would be lighting it and having a smoke
because goddamn a smoke would be good right now

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:17 am
by San Lumen
Cisairse wrote:
San Lumen wrote:Can you repost that New York Times paragraph so we can continue the debate about it?

Sure.

Cisairse wrote:The New York Times: It’s Dangerous to Be Ruled by Fear

And what if a “suppression” strategy of school closures, restaurant shutdowns, home quarantines, bans on gatherings of more than a few people, and other methods of social distancing lasts 18 months — the estimate of how long it might take to develop and distribute a safe and effective vaccine?

In that case, we are looking at a century-defining calamity that could bankrupt the government; wreck nearly every business in America, large or small; disrupt supply chains and create critical shortfalls of food, medicines, and other essential items; lead to dramatic increases in deaths of loneliness and despair; tempt political leaders, including the president, to disavow democratic norms in the name of public health (including by seeking to postpone elections); and create widespread, perhaps deadly, civil unrest.


The article is a lot longer, but I liked this part enough to copy it.

I love how people called me and others nuts for saying this but here is my vindication