Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by feyenoordsoccerfan, Mar 24, 2020.
...what, in your opinion, is special about July?
Projected by UW and they have a good study and modeling of this pandemic that there will be no deaths by July.
Ahem, no cure and no vaccin and now people die a terrible death and that's gone in july without vaccin or cure?
He's got an inside tip
The virus has changed our greetings. Now when one of us leaves the house the other says, "Bye! Don't touch anything!" When one returns, the other says, "Hi! Wash your hands!"
Dude, you remind me of some of the Kool-Aid Drinkers I used to interact with on the Revs' board. They would insist that the Krafts do in fact donate large amounts of bowel-movements and that Mike Burns was in fact smarter than the average bridge support, and that any moment (like when the new stadium opens up) we would see for sure that they were right and us Nattering Nabobs of Negativity were dead wrong.
I used to say to them, "I hope you're right, but I fear that I am."
Yeah, I really hope you turn out giving us the "I tole ya so" in a couple of months, but I fear that it won't be the case.
They only need this to happen:
COVID-19 projections assuming full social distancing through May 2020
Good luck with it!!!
Yep, way inside.
Was trying to figure out how that worked them I remembered this
Yeah, but those Krafts are different -- they just chop down a whole buncha trees and contribute to deforestation. I remember way back in the day some knuckle-haid MetroStars fans were trying to organize a boycott of Kraft cheese because they thought it would hinder the Revs ability to sign expensive, big-time players... Little did they know the joke was on them, coming from several angles...
I expect a large spike in diagnosed psychological disorders. Mainly anxiety and certain obsessive compulsive disorders. But also depression, social isolation has its costs. I also read an article from a guy who studied the psychological fallout of some smaller scale epidemics like sars and he said that one should also expect that a significant percentage of infected survivors will develop PTSD.
Psychological care in most countries is even more thinly stretched than the rest of the medical system. I also don't expect that to be a priority any time soon.
Psychological hospitals around here are currently only taking emergency patients, there will be a massive backlog of people looking for treatment once this is over, even without a spike of newly developed disorders.
Politically and economically I don't expect any big changes.
Universal basic income could maybe be adopted by some countries, it has been floated as an idea here and there even by larger parties in recent years and could be useful in the coming recession but I doubt it will gain a majority anytime soon.
The capitalistic systems in western nations are pretty impervious to sweeping changes. Small increments? Sure. UBI? Needs a leap of faith that is to big for most people. I expect large cuts in the social net and other public spending.
The poor are going to be significantly poorer for a decade or so, business as usual.
Me, a pessimist? Never!
Interesting read on going back to “normality”
That was sobering.
I'll drink to that! [hic]
I'll say one thing that has changed. I saw a video on how surgeon's wash their hands. I used to wash my hands for like 5 seconds. I mean, you put on soap, you rub it around, then you rinse it off, right?
Now I can sing Happy Birthday twice.
I thought medium.com was Bad.
I actually learnt how to properly wash/disinfect my hands back when I was studying biology. Man there is A LOT you can do wrong.
I have been using the dishwasher sanitize/half load cycle every day. I had an uncle who always used cold water to clean his dishes.
Ps...his dog's name was Cold Water!
No you didn't.
John Oliver on wrong stuff about our safety net and how he hopes for a modest change:
I couldn’t get past the cat cleaning it’s anus.
That's about half of the video... The second half is where he goes to rant on Amazon despicable treatment of its workers, oh how congress republicans are horrified that poor people gets paid a little more, and on how our social safety net sucks. In short:
- No sick leave
- Healthcare tied to work
- Terrible unemployment benefits..
Conclusion, the pandemic has made evident that we need paid sick leave, universal healthcare detached from the work place, and a serious approach to UB.
Yeah, I did follow up, it was just hard to get rid of that image.
Oh no, not the pork!
Imagine if this happened all over the food production and distribution network.