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Shit, Chancellor Merkel has to self-isolate because her doctor has tested positive. -.-

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1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Didn't Iran do this (releasing prisoners, not locking up spring breakers) too? 

I didn't know that, but yes I looked it up and it is true. I think it's a great idea, actually. I'd probably think that if there was no virus, honestly though. I loved the Obama commutations and I think Governors should be doing a ton of that even before this. It's more imperative now, though.

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11 minutes ago, Fury Resurrected said:

I didn’t read that one but I work at Electric Dragonland in Hopkins, where you at?

Lol, closer than I thought. I'm at the hospital that dominates our area. 

Edited by Tywin et al.

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8 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

Fuck. 12000 new cases in New York in one day. They are screwed. 

But. I. Was. Melting. Down. :rofl:

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10 minutes ago, Toth said:

Shit, Chancellor Merkel has to self-isolate because her doctor has tested positive. -.-

:0 I think this shows that the disease is more widespread than the numbers naively indicate

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Geez, 13,960 new cases in the US reported so far today. 38,167 total.

That sure blew past the 30,500 'warning light' RBC analysts came up with.

Edited by Fragile Bird

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1 hour ago, Tywin et al. said:

After my morning workout I went on a quick supply run. Liquor store is looking bleak and co-owner thinks they'll be forced to close one way or another in the next few days. Decided to get a double load even though I didn't need much.

Was hoping for a sense of normalcy, so I went to Burger King despite not having had fast food in a while. It said it was open, but nobody was there.

Parking lots for all these huge stores at a mall were empty. Only the grocery store had cars at it.

Empty as fuck. 

Way different experience in the west burbs. Target parking lot was about 3/4 full and except for TP, paper towels, and some canned goods, shelves were relatively stocked. Drove up to maple grove and the malls looked about as full as any normal Saturday. Lowe’s was about the same yesterday and today. Only thing I can visibly see hurting are the closed restaurants.

I’m more concerned that people aren’t taking this seriously enough out here. That and if this goes on for an extended period, that we won’t be able to get food for our son who is allergic to peanuts, dairy, eggs, and sesame. Probably will drive an hour or two west just to be sure we have beans, rice, tomatoes, etc... later this week

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2 minutes ago, aceluby said:

Way different experience in the west burbs. Target parking lot was about 3/4 full and except for TP, paper towels, and some canned goods, shelves were relatively stocked. Drove up to maple grove and the malls looked about as full as any normal Saturday. Lowe’s was about the same yesterday and today. Only thing I can visibly see hurting are the closed restaurants.

I’m more concerned that people aren’t taking this seriously enough out here. That and if this goes on for an extended period, that we won’t be able to get food for our son who is allergic to peanuts, dairy, eggs, and sesame. Probably will drive an hour or two west just to be sure we have beans, rice, tomatoes, etc... later this week

MG is more outer ring, but that place could be so hit or miss on any damn thing. Avoid Minnetonka. There's nothing there from what I can tell. You'll probably have some luck in EP, Channy and Chaska though. If things get desperate.

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28 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

Fuck. 12000 new cases in New York in one day. They are screwed. 

So we must assume that many other cities are in similar standing? Things are going to look ugly very soon

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New York is testing at a level far beyond other states, or even most other countries. They aren't at South Korea levels per capita, not even close (no one is; except maybe Singapore and Tawain), but they're closer than anywhere else in the US. So it makes sense that they are seeing so many positive cases. The more relevant numbers are for hospitalizations and deaths. And those'll go up for sure. But right now, the latest I've seen is 15,168 cases, 1,974 hospitalizations, and 114 deaths. That's a 13% hospitalization rate and a 0.7% fatality rate, which are both quite a bit better than worldwide averages. What remains to be seen is how much is it because the cases are still new versus New York being able to test people beyond just the very sickest.

And that's with testing still far below South Korean levels; the hospitalization and fatalities rates would be pushed much lower still with all the additional positive tests that would pop up with even more expanded testing. Which is why is so fucking bad that testing is likely to slow down again soon due to lack of supplies.

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40 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

Senator Rand Paul has tested positive.
 

 

Could not have happened to a nicer fella.

 

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4 minutes ago, DireWolfSpirit said:

Could not have happened to a nicer fella.

 

Play both at the same time. Makes it better, like this:

 

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36 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

Lol, closer than I thought. I'm at the hospital that dominates our area. 

You guys just took out my brother’s appendix!

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1 hour ago, BigFatCoward said:

Only 651 deaths in italy today compared with nearly 800 yesterday. And the smallest daily % increase in overall cases. They needed some positive news. Hope it's not just an anomaly. 

They were hoping to see effects from their lockdown after 2-3 weeks which is the next week and a bit. Hopefully the reduction in the rate of new cases might be the start of it but we'll probably need to see a few more days data before being confident about it.

The number of new cases today was down in Spain as well (3107 vs 3925, 3494 and 3308 in the previous three days), although deaths were up there.

The UK figures are better than yesterday as well, which is possibly a bit more suspicious given that we started shutting things down so much later so might not be seeing the effects yet.

Across Europe it seems to be a mix, some countries are showing reductions in the the rate of new cases but in others the increase in continuing.

The totals in the East Asian countries seem to be holding steady with China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan reporting new cases in double figures and deaths in single figures, but they're going to have to remain vigilant for a long time to come to keep things that way.

It looks like the US are on track to have the most official infections soon, I suspect they might already have most actual infections (admittedly spread over a huge population).

Of course, one complication with looking at these number is that they depend both on the number of infections and the effectiveness of the testing. If the testing becomes less effective then the number of cases would look better. The death count might be more reliable but even that can have errors and we might expect improvements it to lag behind improvements in the number of new cases.

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Here in rural northern Wisconsin our county hasn't yet reported a positive case.

Aldis is rationing T.Paper to one 12 pack per customer. We do make the stuff at nearby mills so I'm hoping those guys stay operational !

Our company isn't going to shutter for now, but I'm extremely depressed at the thought of whether that will be sustainable as the virus count rises. Gas is $1.85 a gallon and dropping.

The mood at work is like I remembered after 9/11.

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@HelenaExMachina I had that similar conversation with my gran earlier, really feel and relate even more right now because,fuck that was tough.

She's well and healthy and went out to do some gardening in the sunshine after I'd left, I held it together until I left but had a cry and a very reflective drive home :(.

 

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4 hours ago, Martell Spy said:

So, they started testing in jails and yes it's in there. The humane thing to do is probably to release all prisoners. And put the spring-breakers in there.

Um, I hope they're screening violent offenders before they think of letting them out.  At the very least, notify their victims.  I can't imagine being in a situation where some stalker or spouse abuser is set free and shows up at your door to extract a little vengeance.

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1 hour ago, Fragile Bird said:

Geez, 13,960 new cases in the US reported so far today. 38,167 total.

That sure blew past the 30,500 'warning light' RBC analysts came up with.

Interesting - Worldometer seem to have taken down their numbers, perhaps an entry error was made. Now it says 32,356 and only 8,149 new cases. Good news, I guess.

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