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vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:55 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:41 pm
Italy has more elderly people than any other country--and they are the ones who are dying along with a small number of younger people with compromised immune systems.
Yes, and here in Britain, the over 80's will not receive any treatment, if the situation becomes too critical, and it will be the younger people who will take precedence. So the elderly must be really scared.
And as far as I can tell, the fuckwits who are stockpiling are not the elderly. Women can't get baby formula or paracetamol. No wipes for their babies. For fuck sake! People are stockpiling that stuff when they don't even have a baby!
That's why the army needs to step in and keep order, this is like the war times. Times like this is why we have an army. People are greedy and selfish and think only about themselves.

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Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:51 pm I was agreeing with the plan to lock-down whole societies simply because it make sense to do so.
I'm thinking it doesn't. Did you read the article?

It shows we routinely accept risks FAR greater than the present virus, and we don't shut down societies as a result. That doesn't argue that we don't take reasonable precautions, such as hand washing, avoiding crowds, and so on; it means we don't "go postal" and start taking absurd ones, like locking everybody in their houses.
Look I was just literally off the bat responding to your why question about why are we are all hunkering down. And I gave my opinion on that ok.

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attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:12 pm
Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:51 pm I was agreeing with the plan to lock-down whole societies simply because it make sense to do so.
I'm thinking it doesn't. Did you read the article?

It shows we routinely accept risks FAR greater than the present virus, and we don't shut down societies as a result. That doesn't argue that we don't take reasonable precautions, such as hand washing, avoiding crowds, and so on; it means we don't "go postal" and start taking absurd ones, like locking everybody in their houses.
Dude dood. Do you comprehend what is upon mankind? Let the virus run riot like northern Italy?
What's upon mankind is a mediocre virus that folks are blowin' way out of proportion.

What's upon mankind is hysteria.
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attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:12 pm Dude dood. Do you comprehend what is upon mankind? Let the virus run riot like northern Italy?
Read the article.
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I read somewhere that if you have silicon implants in your boobs you become immune to the virus.
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Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:19 pm
attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:12 pm Dude dood. Do you comprehend what is upon mankind? Let the virus run riot like northern Italy?
Read the article.
Fuck the article.

The point is, this virus is killing people and people are saturating the hospitals, we need to lock-down NOW. Or there will not even be any medical people to look after the patients, for they will all have died from exhaustion and stress.
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Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:19 pm
attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:12 pm Dude dood. Do you comprehend what is upon mankind? Let the virus run riot like northern Italy?
Read the article.
What this short sighted typical US TRIPE?

Twenty-two of those deaths occurred in one poorly run nursing home outside of Seattle, the Life Care Center. Another nine deaths occurred in the rest of Washington state, leaving ten deaths (four in California, two in Florida, and one in each of Georgia, Kansas, New Jersey, and South Dakota) spread throughout the rest of the approximately 329 million residents of the United States. This represents roughly .000012 percent of the U.S. population.

...um. This is out of about 40 deaths. AT PRESENT TIME ...WOT A FUCKIN MORONIC POINT TO MAKE.

This virus is far more contagious than the flu and far more deadly - lets give it another month and then have a look at those figures.
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Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:13 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:55 pm

Yes, and here in Britain, the over 80's will not receive any treatment, if the situation becomes too critical, and it will be the younger people who will take precedence. So the elderly must be really scared.
And as far as I can tell, the fuckwits who are stockpiling are not the elderly. Women can't get baby formula or paracetamol. No wipes for their babies. For fuck sake! People are stockpiling that stuff when they don't even have a baby!
That's why the army needs to step in and keep order, this is like the war times. Times like this is why we have an army. People are greedy and selfish and think only about themselves.
That's dumb. No, the propagandists need to ratchet the direness down from 100 to 10, report facts only, and stop stirrin' the friggin' pot. If the propagandists could put agenda aside for a bit and actually be the reporters they claim they are, the public (anywhere) would calm the flip down.

Likewise with the elected folk: stop caterin' to hysteria and serve the public responsibly.
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Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:19 pm Read the article.
Fuck the article.
'Nuff said.
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Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:19 pm
attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:12 pm Dude dood. Do you comprehend what is upon mankind? Let the virus run riot like northern Italy?
Read the article.
Fuck the article.

The point is, this virus is killing people and people are saturating the hospitals, we need to lock-down NOW. Or there will not even be any medical people to look after the patients, for they will all have died from exhaustion and stress.
hysteria
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attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:27 pm
Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:19 pm
attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:12 pm Dude dood. Do you comprehend what is upon mankind? Let the virus run riot like northern Italy?
Read the article.
What this short sighted typical US TRIPE?

Twenty-two of those deaths occurred in one poorly run nursing home outside of Seattle, the Life Care Center. Another nine deaths occurred in the rest of Washington state, leaving ten deaths (four in California, two in Florida, and one in each of Georgia, Kansas, New Jersey, and South Dakota) spread throughout the rest of the approximately 329 million residents of the United States. This represents roughly .000012 percent of the U.S. population.

...um. This is out of about 40 deaths. AT PRESENT TIME ...WOT A FUCKIN MORONIC POINT TO MAKE.

This virus is far more contagious than the flu and far more deadly - lets give it another month and then have a look at those figures.
hysteria

by the end of april: carona will be old news...the effects of dumbassery and hysteria, on the other hand, will be with us for a while longer
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Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:13 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Dontaskme wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:55 pm

Yes, and here in Britain, the over 80's will not receive any treatment, if the situation becomes too critical, and it will be the younger people who will take precedence. So the elderly must be really scared.
And as far as I can tell, the fuckwits who are stockpiling are not the elderly. Women can't get baby formula or paracetamol. No wipes for their babies. For fuck sake! People are stockpiling that stuff when they don't even have a baby!
That's why the army needs to step in and keep order, this is like the war times. Times like this is why we have an army. People are greedy and selfish and think only about themselves.

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What's the army going to do? Shoot people for buying too much toilet paper? :lol: It will be enough for supermarkets to put restrictions on EVERYTHING. Put an end to stockpiling.
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henry quirk wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:30 pm
attofishpi wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:27 pm
Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Read the article.
What this short sighted typical US TRIPE?

Twenty-two of those deaths occurred in one poorly run nursing home outside of Seattle, the Life Care Center. Another nine deaths occurred in the rest of Washington state, leaving ten deaths (four in California, two in Florida, and one in each of Georgia, Kansas, New Jersey, and South Dakota) spread throughout the rest of the approximately 329 million residents of the United States. This represents roughly .000012 percent of the U.S. population.

...um. This is out of about 40 deaths. AT PRESENT TIME ...WOT A FUCKIN MORONIC POINT TO MAKE.

This virus is far more contagious than the flu and far more deadly - lets give it another month and then have a look at those figures.
hysteria
Try telling that to the people in northern Italy.
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by the end of april: carona will be old news, its actual effect minor compared to garden-variety flu...the effects of dumbassery and hysteria, on the other hand, will be with us for a while longer
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vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:31 pm What's the army going to do? Shoot people for buying too much toilet paper? :lol:
It won't do any good.

The stores are all "wiped out." :wink:
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