Covid-19: We don’t talk about 1-18

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  1. ElJefe

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    Or to Colorado, either. No wonder we've got hotspots in the mountain towns.
     
  2. Paul Berry

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    I think they've found that the virus can cause brain or lung damage even in those who appear asymptomatic.
     
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  3. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

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    That very joke was a Polish joke in my junior high. I thought it was pretty funny at that time. I've told it to my wife a couple of times, substituting Lithuanians for Poles. She wasn't terribly amused.
     
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  4. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

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    Why do you think guns are selling at a record pace, duh!
     
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  5. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
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    And stay off the Rez with your coughing
     
  6. ElJefe

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    See also: California Pizza Kitchen
     
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  7. JamesA

    JamesA Member+

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    19 states with 900+ cases today.

    On

    The rest of the world has no chance of catching you winners!
     
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  8. usscouse

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  9. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
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    And if we're thinking of the same test, it's a tad invasive.
     
  10. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
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    The saliva test, or the swab test? Saliva test isn't invasive at all and is something that will allow for "home" tests. Just spit into a vial, seal it, then send it off to a lab to be tested.
     
  11. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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  12. SetPeace

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    Jun 22, 2004
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    I found out that only one of my neighbors has COVID 19. The 40-something Mom is asymptomatic. Her 20-something daughter is alright. However, the parents of the Mother are both in the hospital after they tested positive. Fortunately, they are said to be doing well in the small-town hospital where they live. The man's sister however, is in one of the hospitals in Springfield and is said to be fighting a bout of pneumonia along with the virus. :(

    I went to 3 stores today. At Ace Hardware, I was the only person wearing a mask. None of the employees or other customers were masked up. At CVS Pharmacy, all employees and 90% of the customers were masked. At Dollar General, all employees and about 90% of the customers were masked. I'm planning a trip Friday or Saturday to Wal-Mart and Aldi's, which have mask requirements. In the past, the compliance has been better at Aldi's, so we'll see. Any way you cut it, I think this is going to get worse before it gets better.
     
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  13. soccernutter

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    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Yeah, my dad grew up in Chicago, and I found that a lot of the blonde jokes we told in school, he head heard them as Polish jokes growing up in Chicago.
     
  14. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Pretty clearly, since almost every state is now halfway open, or more, with reversals coming slowly. And if there is one thing that the past 2 months have demonstrated, it is that halfway open leads to spread rather than containment.
     
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  15. soccernutter

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    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Hope they pull through.

    I was at that blue big box store today where masks were supposed to be required, but there was no enforcement. Even a few employees were not wearing masks. And what I saw, it was not one demographic. It was young, old, and in between. It was Black, Latino, White. Not a lot, maybe about 10%, but not stragglers.
     
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  16. Paul Berry

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  17. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

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    In the UK we had a prime-time stand-up comedy show which mainly featured Irish and immigrant jokes.

    The Irish from the island of Ireland are a self-deprecating bunch (unlike Irish- Americans) and appreciate an Irish joke, even if it's told by an English man.

    The immigrant jokes though were just out there racist.

     
  18. NORML

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    Aug 9, 2002
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    How the F does a mask mandate hurt businesses?
     
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  19. Yoshou

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    #11369 Yoshou, Jul 16, 2020
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    It could either cause the business to add staff to work the entrance(s) to ensure people are wearing masks, it could result in lost sales as a person who isn't wearing a mask is booted from the store and doesn't return for whatever reason, or it could deter people from going to the store entirely.
     
  20. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Both parts so true. Such different cultures.
     
  21. roby

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    Feb 27, 2005
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    Bring it on!! :mad:

    Remember to wear a mask and keep a 10 ft distance. At half time I'll defer and grill some small zucchini, sliced lengthwise, as a ruse.
     
  22. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    Uh. This one. Obviously

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  23. roby

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    Wow!!
     
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  24. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Took me a second to realize that was a nose swab that made me feel uncomfortable, and not the other kind of swab that made me feel uncomfortable.
     
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  25. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    Looking at it closely, I think I probably should've used the spoiler feature.
     

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