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Postby Salandriagado » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:11 pm

Major-Tom wrote:
Nakena wrote:
No situation in Italy is escalating as of now, with Hospital and Health care system reaching their limit and being overhelmed.


I could've sworn that their case growth was finally slowing, fuck.


The rate of new infections probably is. The pressure on the hospitals is going to keep getting worse for another week or so yet, though.
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Anachronous Rex wrote:Good thing most a majority of people aren't so small-minded, and frightened of other's sexuality.

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Salandriagado wrote:
Notice that the link is to the notes from a university course on probability. You clearly have nothing beyond the most absurdly simplistic understanding of the subject.
By choosing 1, you no longer have 0 probability of choosing 1. End of subject.

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Postby Valrifell » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:12 pm

Talvezout wrote:My friend texted me saying he had a fever, sore throat, and sneezing so idk if he has the corona or some weird combo of things. He doesn't have any of the other symptoms tho (shortness of breath, headaches, bodyaches, etc) so I don't know what he has.


The big giveaway, imo, is the dry cough that's typical of lower-respiratory infections. A sore throat isn't a common symptom, either, iirc.

Your friend probably has a poorly timed cold or something.
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Postby The New California Republic » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:13 pm

Talvezout wrote:My friend texted me saying he had a fever, sore throat, and sneezing so idk if he has the corona or some weird combo of things. He doesn't have any of the other symptoms tho (shortness of breath, headaches, bodyaches, etc) so I don't know what he has.

Sneezing is not one of the recognised symptoms.
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Postby Salandriagado » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:13 pm

Major-Tom wrote:
Nakena wrote:
No situation in Italy is escalating as of now, with Hospital and Health care system reaching their limit and being overhelmed.


I could've sworn that their case growth was finally slowing, fuck.


The rate of new infections probably is. The pressure on the hospitals is going to keep getting worse for another week or two yet, though, even if the lockdown is doing its job perfectly.
Cosara wrote:
Anachronous Rex wrote:Good thing most a majority of people aren't so small-minded, and frightened of other's sexuality.

Over 40% (including me), are, so I fixed the post for accuracy.

Vilatania wrote:
Salandriagado wrote:
Notice that the link is to the notes from a university course on probability. You clearly have nothing beyond the most absurdly simplistic understanding of the subject.
By choosing 1, you no longer have 0 probability of choosing 1. End of subject.

(read up the quote stack)

Deal. £3000 do?[/quote]

Of course.[/quote]

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Postby Salandriagado » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:14 pm

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Small scale landlords are exactly who I'm thinking about here. They're being given a break on their mortgage payments. They won't lose the properties they're renting out.

Are the landlords still responsible for maintenance?


Mine has sent an email that amounts to "we aren't maintaining shit for the foreseeable future for 'safety reasons'".
Cosara wrote:
Anachronous Rex wrote:Good thing most a majority of people aren't so small-minded, and frightened of other's sexuality.

Over 40% (including me), are, so I fixed the post for accuracy.

Vilatania wrote:
Salandriagado wrote:
Notice that the link is to the notes from a university course on probability. You clearly have nothing beyond the most absurdly simplistic understanding of the subject.
By choosing 1, you no longer have 0 probability of choosing 1. End of subject.

(read up the quote stack)

Deal. £3000 do?[/quote]

Of course.[/quote]

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Postby Nakena » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:14 pm

I got slight dry cough since a while. But no fever or pressure on lungs. Nor any other of the dramatic symtoms so far. And I've have it since a while.
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Postby Talvezout » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:15 pm

Nakena wrote:I got dry cough since a while. But no fever or pressure on lungs. Nor any other of the dramatic symtoms so far. And I've have it since a while.


Pour one out for all the people with allergies, permanent sore throats, and congestion during these trying times.
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Postby Tourais » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:16 pm

Major-Tom wrote:
Nakena wrote:
No situation in Italy is escalating as of now, with Hospital and Health care system reaching their limit and being overhelmed.


I could've sworn that their case growth was finally slowing, fuck.

Italy went from 4,000 to 41,000 cases in two weeks.
They're getting almost 4,000 new cases a day. It's horrid.
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Postby Thanatttynia » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:16 pm

I have a persistent dry cough with no other symptoms too lol. I think it's the time of year rather than anything else. But I got a funny look when I coughed in view of a woman walking to the shops yday lmao
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:24 pm

Thanatttynia wrote:I have a persistent dry cough with no other symptoms too lol. I think it's the time of year rather than anything else. But I got a funny look when I coughed in view of a woman walking to the shops yday lmao


If you have problems with allergies, it is indeed the time of year for those. If you develop other symptoms, then that’s only when I’d worry. But you probably only have your yearly battle with allergies and nothing more.
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Postby Nakena » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:27 pm

Tourais wrote:
Major-Tom wrote:
I could've sworn that their case growth was finally slowing, fuck.

Italy went from 4,000 to 41,000 cases in two weeks.
They're getting almost 4,000 new cases a day. It's horrid.


It's very concerning indeed.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:28 pm

Netflix is lowering streaming quality to Europe for 30 days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51968302
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Postby The Archregimancy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:29 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:You are just continuing your campaign for cthulu for president arent you?



I hear that Great Cthulhu is considering choosing a devastating plague as his vice-presidential candidate, yes.

At present, we haven't been given official word over whether His Eldritchness favours bubonic plague, the Red Death, or COVID-19, though given the latter's presence in all 50 states, surely we now have a clear favourite at this point.

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Postby Fartsniffage » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:31 pm

The Archregimancy wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:You are just continuing your campaign for cthulu for president arent you?



I hear that Great Cthulhu is considering choosing a devastating plague as his vice-presidential candidate, yes.

At present, we haven't been given official word over whether His Eldritchness favours bubonic plague, the Red Death, or COVID-19, though given the latter's presence in all 50 states, surely we now have a clear favourite at this point.

Cthulhu - COVID-19 2020
Unleash the suppurating puce-green horror within


Brother got to deal with a case of scarlet fever today. Bring back the old classics...
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Postby Liriena » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:32 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:Netflix is lowering streaming quality to Europe for 30 days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51968302

But I want to see Alucard's tiddies in HD! :(
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:33 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
The Archregimancy wrote:

I hear that Great Cthulhu is considering choosing a devastating plague as his vice-presidential candidate, yes.

At present, we haven't been given official word over whether His Eldritchness favours bubonic plague, the Red Death, or COVID-19, though given the latter's presence in all 50 states, surely we now have a clear favourite at this point.

Cthulhu - COVID-19 2020
Unleash the suppurating puce-green horror within


Brother got to deal with a case of scarlet fever today. Bring back the old classics...


Scarlet fever?! How 19th century. Wow.
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Postby Liriena » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:37 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:
Brother got to deal with a case of scarlet fever today. Bring back the old classics...


Scarlet fever?! How 19th century. Wow.

Classy. Give that man a velvet fainting couch and absinthe.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 pm

Liriena wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Scarlet fever?! How 19th century. Wow.

Classy. Give that man a velvet fainting couch and absinthe.


And a pinch of snuff.
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Postby Tourais » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 pm

Just in case you wanted to see the worldwide number of coronavirus cases: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Also, Trump argues with two reporters over his use of "Chinese Virus": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrL_nB4dyn0
Bro, who came up with "Kung Flu?" These people are fucking clever xD
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Postby The Archregimancy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
The Archregimancy wrote:

I hear that Great Cthulhu is considering choosing a devastating plague as his vice-presidential candidate, yes.

At present, we haven't been given official word over whether His Eldritchness favours bubonic plague, the Red Death, or COVID-19, though given the latter's presence in all 50 states, surely we now have a clear favourite at this point.

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Brother got to deal with a case of scarlet fever today. Bring back the old classics...


Great Cthulhu is the candidate of change.

Change, enslavement of the few humans who survive the inevitable awaiting slaughter, and preservation of international heritage sites as temples to the hideous unspeakable rites of the Great Old Ones.

As the candidate of change, Great Cthulhu would never choose an old-fashioned disease like scarlet fever as his running mate. COVID-19 far better represents his pledge to transform our world while culling the weak.

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Postby Telconi » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:39 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:
Brother got to deal with a case of scarlet fever today. Bring back the old classics...


Scarlet fever?! How 19th century. Wow.


I'm a supporter of Scarlet Fever, it's catchy slogan of "Make Contagion Great Again!" really resonates.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:39 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Liriena wrote:Classy. Give that man a velvet fainting couch and absinthe.


And a pinch of snuff.


Well it was a baby. Perhaps booze and nicotine wouldn't be the best treatment. But is this carries on long enough it might be all that's left...
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Postby The New California Republic » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:40 pm

Thanatttynia wrote:I have a persistent dry cough with no other symptoms too lol. I think it's the time of year rather than anything else. But I got a funny look when I coughed in view of a woman walking to the shops yday lmao

Should have chased after her coughing to see what she did.

But seriously don't fucking do that, I'm just bullshitting for a bit of light relief, don't cough on others. Wash your hands etc etc.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:41 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
And a pinch of snuff.


Well it was a baby. Perhaps booze and nicotine wouldn't be the best treatment. But is this carries on long enough it might be all that's left...


I’m quite surprised. I don’t think we’ve heard of such cases in over a century or more.
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Postby Liriena » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:42 pm

I feel like Republicans are purposefully being petty over the whole "Chinese virus" thing because they know it's gonna make Democrats look cringe af as they make that their hill to die on.

Yes, calling it the "Chinese virus" or any variation of that is pretty much xenophobic flamebaiting. It's also stupid, low-tier dog-whistling for stupid people. We can and should support people of Asian descent in majority-white countries that are getting shat on by dumb, paranoid people, but dealing with this petty bullshit is not the best approach for it.
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