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Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 13, 2020 06:03PM
Discuss amongst yourselves.



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 13, 2020 06:05PM
....bump and grind [ nothing wrong....with a little 'bump and grind' ]......????



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 13, 2020 06:09PM
Not sure I can keep my house for too long with no income. Seattle is shut down for the most part.
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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: Pam
Date: March 13, 2020 06:22PM
The unnerving part is that this coul go on for a couple of months.
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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 13, 2020 06:24PM
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Pam
The unnerving part is that this coul go on for a couple of months.

With luck...smiley-signs003

It could go on much longer.
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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: davemchine
Date: March 13, 2020 06:25PM
There will be some temporary restrictions and then life will begin returning to normal.

The largest problem I face right now is uncertainty. Its very confusing right now because I'm getting messages from the Governor, the local health department, my daughters high school and my other daughters college and they don't all agree with each other or with what's happening in other states.



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 13, 2020 06:29PM
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Racer X
Not sure I can keep my house for too long with no income. Seattle is shut down for the most part.

Banks were bailed out last time, it's now their turn to reciprocate, any bets they will without a government prod?
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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: Ammo
Date: March 13, 2020 06:41PM
It is all very concerning. My understanding is that this all will take some time to resolve, but things will eventually settle down. Here’s a link to an article that looks ahead for how things may unfold:

[www.startribune.com]

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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: GGD
Date: March 13, 2020 06:43PM
Testing needs to ramp up a lot to even figure out where we are and then measure progress to see if things are getting worse or better. Right now we're totally blind.
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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 13, 2020 07:19PM
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Racer X
Not sure I can keep my house for too long with no income. Seattle is shut down for the most part.

Banks were bailed out last time, it's now their turn to reciprocate, any bets they will without a government prod?

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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 13, 2020 08:19PM
.....you mean like in 'Lord of the Flies'........???



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 13, 2020 08:30PM
The hope is to avoid replicating Italy.
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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: March 13, 2020 09:40PM
[twitter.com]

This explanation of how the Brits are trying to build "herd immunity" makes a thousand times more sense than trying to prevent infection in everyone for 6 weeks, only to lift restrictions and have things come roaring back to life.

The only thing that really stops most viral infections is herd immunity...unless we're banking on someone developing an immunization in the next 6 weeks. That seems like an extremely unlikely outcome.



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 13, 2020 09:59PM
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This explanation of how the Brits are trying to build "herd immunity" makes a thousand times more sense than trying to prevent infection in everyone for 6 weeks, only to lift restrictions and have things come roaring back to life.

I rolled my eyes at the following -

1) Allowing the 'low risk' to get infected - how do you keep it to the low risk?

2) Being able to limit the spread of the virus as hospitals fill up.

I think its a strategy that suffers from an illusion of control.

I agree that coming out of a severe quarantine will be a risky time but I don't see how the two competing systems differ.

We still have a lot to learn, particularly in regard to returning to normal.



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: March 13, 2020 10:08PM
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Markintosh
[twitter.com]

This explanation of how the Brits are trying to build "herd immunity" makes a thousand times more sense than trying to prevent infection in everyone for 6 weeks, only to lift restrictions and have things come roaring back to life.

The only thing that really stops most viral infections is herd immunity...unless we're banking on someone developing an immunization in the next 6 weeks. That seems like an extremely unlikely outcome.

don't quite under the reasoning here.

1. I've seen a few articles saying they are not clear if in the case of Covid-19 having it once means you develop an immunity to getting it again.

2. If herd immunity is a thing most healthy people would recover but doesn't it run the risk of decimating the elderly and immunocompromised population?



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 14, 2020 05:35AM
If herd immunity is a thing most healthy people would recover but doesn't it run the risk of decimating the elderly and immunocompromised population?


It sounds like herd immunity is code for culling the herd.

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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 14, 2020 06:02AM
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Markintosh
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This explanation of how the Brits are trying to build "herd immunity" makes a thousand times more sense than trying to prevent infection in everyone for 6 weeks, only to lift restrictions and have things come roaring back to life.

The only thing that really stops most viral infections is herd immunity...unless we're banking on someone developing an immunization in the next 6 weeks. That seems like an extremely unlikely outcome.

My first thought is:
Go for it. Let the Brits run with that with their populace and let us know how it works out.

My second though is:
That's ridiculous, this thing is running faster than Prince what's his name is running from the Epstein thing.

My final thought is:
Why don't people just shut up and allow medical professionals room to do what they can and fund scientists and scientific research to help those people do what needs to be done.
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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: March 14, 2020 09:57AM
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Markintosh
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This explanation of how the Brits are trying to build "herd immunity" makes a thousand times more sense than trying to prevent infection in everyone for 6 weeks, only to lift restrictions and have things come roaring back to life.

The only thing that really stops most viral infections is herd immunity...unless we're banking on someone developing an immunization in the next 6 weeks. That seems like an extremely unlikely outcome.


This is another example of false and potentially harmful rumors on social media. The person who authored that thread is a psychologist with no inside information on how the UK is approaching the pandemic. And as already noted his info about herd immunity is scientifically incorrect.

The UK is in the same boat as the US in that they lack testing capacity and are rationing who gets tested.. That's not a strategy it's a tragic lack of planning.

Currently they are cancelling large events and doing mitigation strategies similar to the US. An infected baby has been born in the UK to an infected mother so that's new...they aren't sure if the infection happened before or after the birth or what the impact will be for the infant.



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Re: Civilization is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.
Posted by: richorlin
Date: March 14, 2020 02:26PM
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Racer X
Not sure I can keep my house for too long with no income. Seattle is shut down for the most part.

Check with your mortgage holder. They might be able to give you an extension.



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