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  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51846923

    Travel from Europe closed for 30 days? Whoa, if you are vacation there you are so porked.

  • CapeGabe said:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51846923

    Travel from Europe closed for 30 days? Whoa, if you are vacation there you are so porked.


    They've already walked back / had to clarify just an hour after his speech. Such a shitshow.




    CapeGabe
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    cdrive said:
    Houston Livestock and Rodeo was cancelled today!  The mayor just declared emergency disaster for the county.  Tour de Houston, a big cycling event, is cancelled.

    Also Prince Bone Saw and Daddy Putin decided to take this recent huge drop in oil demand to start a pissing match and so now we have the oil price war with oil barrel prices plummeting to $33 per barrel. (Super bad for H-Town)  I wouldn’t be surprised if I don’t make it through this one. And DOW is down 1400. 

    I went to Guitar Center & panic-bought a guitar pedal during lunch.  Cause I’m responsible.  



    I hope you get through this with job intact. 
    cdriveFlukesweeniegirl
  • MrXMrX CO
    edited March 12
    Chinaski said:

    At least it's an opportunity to remind us about Chet Haze.


    cdrive
  • I live in Las Vegas and our office (which employs over 1500 people) asked all of us to work from home till the end of the month.   Quite a few of my co-workers eat lunch around downtown Las Vegas.   Out of curiosity I went downtown for lunch yesterday, and the restaurants were mostly empty.   I had lunch at one of the restaurants, and a server asked me if the rumors were true that we had been asked to work from home.   I confirmed that for him, and he looked pretty concerned.

    On the Las Vegas strip, some of the large Casinos are not serving buffets anymore.    Travel to Las Vegas is down, not only of tourist but also of all folks coming for all types of conventions, concerts, etc.   Things are starting to look a little grim.
    Elisa
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    edited March 12
    edit: NAB canceled. curious if the NFL draft follows.
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    Measles has like a 1 in 1000 mortality rate and if you’re not vaccinated you’re a scourge on society and not allowed to go to school or be a part of normal Everyday life. 

    Yet it seems people are completely fine with a virus that has a 4% death rate currently...what?

    weirdos. None of these diseases are good for you and we are lucky to live in an age where we have weapons to stop these things. People need to stop fucking it up. But problem is when people don’t have sick days or paid leave and living paycheck to paycheck they make stupid choise. 
    mykhailoFreddy
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @MrX He couldn’t have put a shirt on for a video about his sick parents? 
    JaimieTMarciFlukesrhcoopTeresa from ConcordFreddyElisa
  • I live in Orlando and I’m wondering how long before the theme parks have to shut down. We haven’t had any outbreaks here, but it’s only a matter of time. I know a lot of events at the convention center have been cancelled.

    I work from home, but my company has 2 offices and they’ve been really proactive with measures to protect employees for weeks now. At first it seemed like an overabundance of caution (which I had no problem with), but now it seems downright smart. We had a test last week where everyone worked from home for 2 days, and any issues were documented and addressed, and they announced another home day on Friday to make sure those were ironed out. By the end of the day yesterday, they decided to make it mandatory for anyone over 50 to work from home for now. The North Carolina office shares a building with a doctor’s office and someone visiting there showed signs and got a test, but I don’t think we have the results yet.

    I just got over a nasty cold that lasted for 5 weeks and eventually became a sinus infection and bronchitis. I was coughing and wheezing so much. Seeing how hard that hit, I’m more than a little worried about exposure to the coronavirus, but at least I work at home and don’t have to go out a lot. My biggest concern right now is that my mom has advanced dementia in a nursing home, and it’s going to be bad if it spreads through there. I’m going to visit today because I suspect they’ll close it to visitors soon, and even if they wait, I’m really paranoid about being asymptomatic and still being able to bring it in there, so I will probably stay away.
    Elisa
  • Dee said:
    @MrX He couldn’t have put a shirt on for a video about his sick parents? 
    That's not how Chet Haze rolls, @Dee
    MarciMurderbearDee
  • Chinaski said:
    edit: NAB canceled. curious if the NFL draft follows.
    I feel fairly confident they'll cancel the in-person draft, just have it all done remotely. 
  • MichaelGMichaelG Seattle
    Yesterday felt like 9/11, just a day I'll never forget.  I really hope we all pull together and take care of ourselves and each other.  The Trump administration clearly cares more about the economy and PR than the health of it's citizens. 

    Advocate to your local health departments and governors and school leaders to follow the science wherever it leads!
    Elisaweeniegirl
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited March 12
    3/70947
    3/80741
    3/90396
    3/1008

    1st column of 0s is the amount of tests done by the CDC from 3/7 to 3/10.  The 2nd column is how many tests done in the US outside of the CDC.   EIGHT tests were done on Tuesday! EIGHT.  

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing-in-us.html


    Eight tests to me is like 15 minutes of one lane in a Korean free testing drive-thru.  Can we get Chick-Fil-A to take over the testing?!?!

  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    cdrive said:
    3/70947
    3/80741
    3/90396
    3/1008

    1st column of 0s is the amount of tests done by the CDC from 3/7 to 3/10.  The 2nd column is how many tests done in the US outside of the CDC.   EIGHT tests were done on Tuesday! EIGHT.  

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing-in-us.html


    Eight tests to me is like 15 minutes of one lane in a Korean free testing drive-thru.  Can we get Chick-Fil-A to take over the testing?!?!


    I've seen CFA do 200 cars in 1 hour, or 50 cars in 15 minutes, so that's a great idea.
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    If I knew someone that for-sure had COVID... I would just fucking go expose myself right now. I have 2 weeks that can be freed. Avoiding it is obnoxious.
  • calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
    It is in times like this why having trust in elected officials is so crucial. Unfortunately, this administration has proven over and over that most of what comes from them is bullshit. It's hard to know what is factual and what is pure conjecture. I am primarily relying on the WHO website for reliable info. Anyone have other resources they are relying on?
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    JaimieT said:
    If I knew someone that for-sure had COVID... I would just fucking go expose myself right now. I have 2 weeks that can be freed. Avoiding it is obnoxious.
    Same. The anticipation of getting sick is the worst. 
    JaimieT
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    My band has a show tomorrow night and we are debating if we should cancel or not. I feel like it's still slightly too early to cancel stuff but I don't know. We have another show in a couple of weeks and I can see that one being an entirely different thing.
  • cdrive said:
    3/70947
    3/80741
    3/90396
    3/1008

    1st column of 0s is the amount of tests done by the CDC from 3/7 to 3/10.  The 2nd column is how many tests done in the US outside of the CDC.   EIGHT tests were done on Tuesday! EIGHT.  

    Eight tests to me is like 15 minutes of one lane in a Korean free testing drive-thru.  Can we get Chick-Fil-A to take over the testing?!?!


    I hate to be 'that guy', but I think that chart is in part being politically driven. The less tests they do the lower the number of confirmed cases go on the books and then you get to send out a press release saying "See, hardly any new cases this week"

    Administration itself said how many times they didn't want a cruise ship to dock because it would just add to the totals going up? Just like everything else in the world now, it's all about spin and PR for both sides unfortunately. We may be at the point where bipartisanship will be the death of us all, only in this case literally...  lol


    Flukesweeniegirl
  • redlancer said:
    cdrive said:
    3/70947
    3/80741
    3/90396
    3/1008

    1st column of 0s is the amount of tests done by the CDC from 3/7 to 3/10.  The 2nd column is how many tests done in the US outside of the CDC.   EIGHT tests were done on Tuesday! EIGHT.  

    Eight tests to me is like 15 minutes of one lane in a Korean free testing drive-thru.  Can we get Chick-Fil-A to take over the testing?!?!


    I hate to be 'that guy', but I think that chart is in part being politically driven. The less tests they do the lower the number of confirmed cases go on the books and then you get to send out a press release saying "See, hardly any new cases this week"

    Administration itself said how many times they didn't want a cruise ship to dock because it would just add to the totals going up? Just like everything else in the world now, it's all about spin and PR for both sides unfortunately. We may be at the point where bipartisanship will be the death of us all, only in this case literally...  lol


    I hate to be 'the other that guy', but, it is both what you said, and the incompetence behind the late start initiating the CDC to prep for testing in the US.
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited March 12
    Tomorrow it will have been a year since I took my dad to the hospital with the flu. This morning the first so cal death occurred at Pomona Valley hospital a block from the hospice where my dad died. I’m trying to remain optimistic but things are getting close here.
    Elisa
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Can someone please let them know it's 2020??? This is so wrong.  College Waregem, Belgium.
    I saw in a tweet that their motto is "help young people grow into wise people:  respectful, responsible, committed, and social".  #epicfail



  • Michelle said:
    Can someone please let them know it's 2020??? This is so wrong.  College Waregem, Belgium.
    I saw in a tweet that their motto is "help young people grow into wise people:  respectful, responsible, committed, and social".  #epicfail


    Wow, lol, yeah, that's pretty bad. The girl in the second row doing the 'Chinese eyes with your fingers thing'... smh...
    Shouldn't they all be holding Corona beers to just go for the full effect?


  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited March 12
    *edit*

    Nevermind, I don't want the whole fucking board to scold me.
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    Criticizing the Chinese government is not the same as racist bullshit like that. There are lots of Asian people who are suffering in really gross ways because of attitudes like that.
    MurderbearasmallcatElisa
  • HunkuleseHunkulese Québec, Canada
    edited March 12
    cdrive said:
    3/70947
    3/80741
    3/90396
    3/1008

    1st column of 0s is the amount of tests done by the CDC from 3/7 to 3/10.  The 2nd column is how many tests done in the US outside of the CDC.   EIGHT tests were done on Tuesday! EIGHT.  

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing-in-us.html


    Eight tests to me is like 15 minutes of one lane in a Korean free testing drive-thru.  Can we get Chick-Fil-A to take over the testing?!?!

    Those numbers don't mean anything. They didn't do eight tests on Tuesday. Eight samples that were collected on Tuesday have published results. They were still busy testing samples collected from previous days and all the data from the 7th on is incomplete and pending.

    All you can really gather from that table is that things are backed up.
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    JaimieT said:
    If I knew someone that for-sure had COVID... I would just fucking go expose myself right now. I have 2 weeks that can be freed. Avoiding it is obnoxious.
    JL, the badass of Bald Move!
    JaimieT
  • edited March 12
    JaimieT said:
    If I knew someone that for-sure had COVID... I would just fucking go expose myself right now. I have 2 weeks that can be freed. Avoiding it is obnoxious.

    I know what you're saying, but I don't think you would really want to do that. Some people have mild effects, but at least a small percentage of people are having life-changing damage if it doesn't kill them. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/02/here-is-what-coronavirus-does-to-the-body/
    I've spent the last month and half trying to recover from stupid bronchitis, and I know how hard I was wheezing and coughing. I required breathing treatments at urgent care, and inhalers, steroids, antibiotics, and nasal sprays. And that was nothing compared to this.
    Also, recovered people seem to remain contagious for long periods of time.

    JaimieT
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited March 12
    Thanks @Marci. That's the inspiration I needed from the president last night.  :D I'm glad you beat bronchitis.
    Marci
  • Just wanted some company in my freaked out state @JaimieT ! haha
    Got a call from my mom's nursing home. They have wisely closed to visitors. My timing sucks though, because I was trying to get there this afternoon. I don't think my mom has any sense of time or knows what's going on though, so at least she'll be a little safer from it and probably won't be worried.
    JaimieT
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