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Coronavirus Thread VIII: Shanghai Chokes

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:18 am
by New Visayan Islands
>>> BEFORE POSTING HERE: Read this post by Alfegos about vaccine side-effects and the name of COVID-19, as well as the below OP.

>>> WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?
>>> WHAT HAS THE VIRUS DONE? At the start of 2020, COVID-19 was merely a novel pneumonia that wasn't SARS (even if the virus responsible is from the same species) but was most certainly being carried about by a smattering of people from Wuhan. Fast forward to this post and we've got almost half a billion cases, almost 6.2 million dead, over 90% of the world's student population weren't going to school at one stage, every large organized event you could possibly think of for 2020 was shunted back into 2021, billions of people have been under lockdown at some stage, over 11 billion coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered, etc.
TL;DR: YES.

>>> WHAT CAN I DO HERE? This is a catch-all coronavirus thread. Feel free to grumble about it, but keep in mind that since the COVID-19 rules have been retired, any COVID-related rulebreaking that runs afoul of the Rules will be dealt with by my colleagues as normal. That being said, please stay indoors if you can, wash your hands, keep at least some distance away from other people, the distance depending on whatever physical distancing mandates that may apply to your country, and do continue to post here as you normally did.

5th-9th April 2020 (246 voters): How scared are you of contracting coronavirus?
    I: Very scared: 24 (10%)
    II: Somewhat scared: 58 (24%)
    III: A bit scared: 73 (30%)
    IV: Not scared at all: 59 (24%)
    !: Been there, done that...: 8 (3%)
    Eh, whatever - I hope David Hasselhoff's safe: 24 (10%)

12th-17th April 2020 (263 voters): When do you think your area will lift all restrictions?
    I: Before the end of next month: 43 (16%)
    II: At some point in Summer 2020: 111 (42%)
    III: By the end of 2020: 58 (22%)
    IV: At some point in 2021: 24 (9%)
    !: Never - get used to the new normal...: 25 (10%)
    My state/country has not yet imposed any restrictions: 2 (<1%)

3rd May-20th July 2020 (682 voters): Have you or anyone in your vincinity been affected by COVID-19?
    I don't know anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19: 300 (44%)
    I know someone was diagnosed with COVID-19: 159 (23%)
    Someone very close to me was diagnosed with COVID-19: 42 (6%)
    I know someone who was hospitalized with COVID-19: 62 (9%)
    Someone very close to me was hospitalized with COVID-19: 30 (4%)
    I was diagnosed with COVID-19: 23 (3%)
    I was hospitalized with COVID-19: 9 (1%)
    I don't know/unsure/other: 57 (8%)

No thread poll for Coronavirus Thread V

17th March-7th August 2021 (845 voters): Have you been vaccinated?
    YES, I have been fully vaccinated (the Janssen vaccine or both doses of any other vaccine): 264 (31.24%)
    YES, BUT I have only received the first of two doses: 125 (15%)
    NO, BUT I will get the vaccine when I am offered a date to get it: 260 (30.77%)
    NO, AND I CAN'T: 65 (8%)
    NO, AND I DON'T WANT TO: 131 (16%)

7th August 2021-6th September 2021 (302 voters): Should your country require everyone who can receive a COVID-19 vaccine to actually receive it?
    YES: 159 (53%)
    YES, BUT there should also be exceptions for philosophical and religious reasons: 20 (7%)
    NO, BUT EMPLOYERS SHOULD DO SO THEMSELVES: 15 (5%)
    NO, BUT people should be incentivised towards taking, and/or away from not taking, a COVID-19 vaccine (perhaps through lotteries, vaccine passports, etc.): 41 (14%)
    NO: 67 (22%)



6th-20th September 2021 (130 voters): Moo?
    Moo.: 10 (8%)
    Moooooooo. Moooo? Moooooo.: 8 (6%)
    MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!: 44 (34%)
    Neigh.: 68 (52%)

20th September 2021-12th April 2022 (792 voters): Should those wilfully unvaccinated against COVID-19 receive a lower priority for hospital treatment?
    YES, ALWAYS - vaccination should be a basic precaution to protect your health and that of society: 209 (26%)
    YES, BUT JUST FOR COVID-19 - you shouldn't get COVID treatment if you don't want to be safe from it: 118 (15%)
    NO, NEVER - healthcare should be based on the patient's need, not their circumstances: 465 (59%)


Credits of the OP format + content go to Tinhampton. Content edited to reflect the current OP's usage. As for why the caption is "Shanghai Chokes," well...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:20 am
by Deblar
*sniff* Ah, smells like a new thread. That and a touch of death

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:21 am
by Arpasia
Welp, Since I'm going on vacation to Jakarta to spend the remaining half of Ramadhan and will travel by car there, I'll just have to see how it goes...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:25 am
by Ifreann

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:30 am
by Page
Deblar wrote:*sniff* Ah, smells like a new thread. That and a touch of death


Also smells like cash. Like the billions of dollars of regular people's money that has been redistributed to billionaires via the lockdown racket.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:43 am
by The Black Forrest
Page wrote:
Deblar wrote:*sniff* Ah, smells like a new thread. That and a touch of death


Also smells like cash. Like the billions of dollars of regular people's money that has been redistributed to billionaires via the lockdown racket.


*shrugs* I liked amazon during the lockdown. I liked doordash during the lockdown. I liked the streaming during the lockdown.

Anyway. Sounds like Trump did his job for the upper class.

But hey. Let’s hear how it should have been handled.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:58 am
by West Bromwich Holme
Should Xi Jinping face trial in the International Court of Justice for releasing COVID into the world, or would that be a step too far?

I doubt he'd even be in court over this.

if it were to face court would it be China vs who?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:01 am
by Ifreann
West Bromwich Holme wrote:Should Xi Jinping face trial in the International Court of Justice for releasing COVID into the world, or would that be a step too far?

Why would he face trial for something he didn't do? Seems like a waste of time.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:16 am
by West Bromwich Holme
Ifreann wrote:
West Bromwich Holme wrote:Should Xi Jinping face trial in the International Court of Justice for releasing COVID into the world, or would that be a step too far?

Why would he face trial for something he didn't do? Seems like a waste of time.


Not so much him, but the nation itself; I used Wikipedia in broad strokes.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:21 am
by Juristonia
West Bromwich Holme wrote:Not so much him, but the nation itself; I used Wikipedia in broad strokes.

Are we going to start holding entire nations responsible for diseases that happen to have a point of origin there?
That'll be a fun mess to sort out.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:34 am
by Rusozak
West Bromwich Holme wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Why would he face trial for something he didn't do? Seems like a waste of time.


Not so much him, but the nation itself; I used Wikipedia in broad strokes.


Well there's your problem right there.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:52 am
by Ifreann
West Bromwich Holme wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Why would he face trial for something he didn't do? Seems like a waste of time.


Not so much him, but the nation itself; I used Wikipedia in broad strokes.

Regardless of who you imagine being prosecuted, the crime in question did not happen. COVID was not released into the world, not by Xi Jinping, not by the nation of China, not at all. It's a virus, it infected people and spread.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:56 am
by The United Penguin Commonwealth

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:20 pm
by Ethel mermania

Mask compliance is way down in the city transit. Maybe 75%

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:38 pm
by The Black Forrest
West Bromwich Holme wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Why would he face trial for something he didn't do? Seems like a waste of time.


Not so much him, but the nation itself; I used Wikipedia in broad strokes.


No. Well? If you can prove it was supposed to be a bioweapon which you can’t. Plagues, diseases, etc., happen. Holding countries accountable would be silly. For one thing? Why offer information, data, samples, etc., if you were going to be punished?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:11 pm
by Samudera Darussalam
Arpasia wrote:Welp, Since I'm going on vacation to Jakarta to spend the remaining half of Ramadhan and will travel by car there, I'll just have to see how it goes...

I mean, if you've been fully vaccinated and as long as you do social distancing (also wearing mask in public places), it should be fine. I've yet to hear about a new lockdown or something similar that is going to be implemented here too.
Though, take care.

West Bromwich Holme wrote:Should Xi Jinping face trial in the International Court of Justice for releasing COVID into the world, or would that be a step too far?

I doubt he'd even be in court over this.

if it were to face court would it be China vs who?

.....what?
I don't believe he (or China, for that matter) is intentionally spreading this disease around the world, so why would he?
Like Juristonia said, if we are going to that level it's going to be fun punishing countries that happened to fail to contain diseases to themselves. Hello West Africa.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:20 pm
by Kannap
Philadelphia reinstates indoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases rise

wonder who could've predicted this.

San Lumen wrote:Because by the metrics set in cities like Philadelphia there is no off ramp to stop taking these measures.

It I was governor of Pennsylvania i would tell people to ignore the mandate.


I seem to recall you posting about Philadelphia doing away with the mask mandate last month. Seems to me they took the off ramp and that clearly didn't work for them, so they're taking the on ramp again.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:26 pm
by Vassenor


But some people are tired of masks so we’re not allowed to advocate for them any more.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:51 pm
by The Black Forrest


I did last thread :p.

Take a look at the last page or so. Our friend posts he usual…..

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 3:22 pm
by Kannap
The Black Forrest wrote:


I did last thread :p.

Take a look at the last page or so. Our friend posts he usual…..


ah, merely saw a new thread was posted and didn't bother to look at the last few pages of the old thread. Silly me :p

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:46 pm
by Celritannia

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:43 pm
by Valentine Z
*Sniffs very aggressively*

Ahh, new thread smell. Anyway, I hope one day I'll be able to wear a set of outdoor clothes more than once before throwing it into the laundry. Can't be too careful, but at the same time, really does numbers on the clothes being washed a bit too many times.

First world problems, I know. :P

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:19 pm
by Picairn
West Bromwich Holme wrote:Should Xi Jinping face trial in the International Court of Justice for releasing COVID into the world, or would that be a step too far?

I doubt he'd even be in court over this.

if it were to face court would it be China vs who?

The US would have to stand trial for releasing influenza (Spanish flu) since it originated from Kansas. I think we shouldn't trial countries simply for being the point of origin of diseases.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:22 pm
by Free Algerstonia

i am a certified disease expert and i say all businesses should stay OPEN (lumen you'll listen to me right)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:15 pm
by The Black Forrest
Free Algerstonia wrote:

i am a certified disease expert and i say all businesses should stay OPEN (lumen you'll listen to me right)


Of course. The only experts we are supposed to think are stupid and be ignored are the ones who would temporarily take away his comforts.