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Old 03-19-2020, 01:49 PM   #581
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We're going to be fucked cause we're all fat and lazy
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Old 03-19-2020, 01:53 PM   #582
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We're going to be fucked cause we're all fat and lazy
From current US stats:

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The most common underlying diseases in residents were high blood pressure (69.1%), heart disease (56.8%), kidney disease (43.2%), diabetes (37%), obesity (33.3%), and lung disease (32.1%). The only underlying condition in six residents and one visitor was high blood pressure.
Now keep in mind that 6% of the Chinese population is obese while 42% of the American population is obese. Which means that 42% of Americans also likely have high blood pressure, heart issues, type-2 diabetes, etc.

I consider the US to be the epicentre now. Terrifying.
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We're also a highly medicated, generally unhappy nation. Months of isolation, financial ruin, mass unemployment is going to cause a major increase in the suicide rate.
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We're also a highly medicated, generally unhappy nation. Months of isolation, financial ruin, mass unemployment is going to cause a major increase in the suicide rate.
Very true, and I don't think anyone has addressed this aspect of it.
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We're also a highly medicated, generally unhappy nation. Months of isolation, financial ruin, mass unemployment is going to cause a major increase in the suicide rate.
I forgot to add... "...with wayyyyyyy too easy access to guns"
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I consider the US to be the epicentre now. Terrifying.
Not yet, still definitely Europe.
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Looking like the NBA tests are all coming back today with a decent number of positive tests. I just get to sit back and wait for a phone call I suppose
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Thought this was a great read on how the NBA has been on this since January, thus explaining how quickly they moved and how they got private testing done so fast

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...avirus-testing

Would have been nice if the federal government had the same foresight
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https://twitter.com/smart_MS3/status...924214793?s=19

https://twitter.com/smart_MS3/status...579192834?s=19
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They're already locking down California. Gonna be a boring couple of months until the looting starts.
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A good proportion across the country have also left frustrated that they didn’t qualify to be swabbed, while doctors report that there are definite gaps in the system.

But the data suggest testing is actually a relatively good-news story amid the anxiety over COVID-19. Canada is screening for the novel coronavirus more widely than many countries in the world, and at a far greater rate per capita than in United States.

The latest figures available Monday indicated 34,000 had been swabbed for traces of the pathogen across the country, compared to 23,000 tests in the U.S., which has 10 times the population and number of COVID-19 cases.

https://nationalpost.com/health/cana...maAvUE5nPu5Zew
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That’s not a “good news story” at all. I’m sorry, it doesn’t matter what country you come from, and it doesn’t matter how much one likes to look at the US and say “in your face America!” It’s a travesty if any country is not adequately providing healthcare to its people in the face of a deadly and uncontrolled pandemic.
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I think it’s an interesting story in that it confirms that the issue does not appear to be with the number of kits or generally access to kits. Looks like those are available.

It’s the administration of kits that’s the issue apparently everywhere.

Which jives with the NBA experience - it’s not that they took kits from “people who needed them” as much as it’s a private enterprise arranging for early testing through labs directly.

And please spare the notion that we want to be in your face to Americans. It’s not that - it’s that we next door are terrified of your government’s utter failure because the majority of our new cases are tied to the US! This is not dissimilar to where the majority of our illegal guns originate as well.
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I'm scheduled to move apartments this month. Move date is the 25th, and i even moved it up a few days cause I was concerned a lockdown was coming.

I live pretty low key lifestyle, so i can move 90% of my stuff in my car (multiple trips), but need assistance for the larger items, bed/table/couch

I'll know more later today what my fate is, but I really want out of this current place. Hopeful I can get the keys to the new apartment and do this on my own.
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Canadian PM has announced essentially wartime efforts. Repurposing industries to produce medical supplies. Automotive is first. Construction/infrastructure talks to start constructing field medical facilities.

I have always viewed Trudeau as a village idiot, but he's not doing badly here.

And for whoever asked - the difference between the US and Canada is actually constitutional. Our constitutions are perfect examples of the mentalities of the citizenry. The US "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" equivalent in the Canadian constitutional documents is the POGG clause - "peace, order and good government." You can immediately see the difference. Yes, we have our own right wing, mostly in Alberta but generally, Canadians have high faith in their institutions. COVID-19 polling has shown something like 80% or more of Canadians believe in their government institutions to get them through this crisis. I would imagine the number in the US is very low by comparison.

We may be boring and far from perfect, but there is more of a sense of order here, in my view anyway.
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According to Trump there are no empty store shelves. Is he over 100,000 total lies yet?
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Friggin' Pompeo calls it the China Virus.
So f'in tone deaf.
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Friggin' Pompeo calls it the China Virus.
So f'in tone deaf.
The stock market has tanked.

Nobody is buying anything (other than essentials).

The people in shithole countries want to stay put.

So all they've got left is racism.
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They will continue to call it the China virus just to be passive aggressive against the criticism. Wasn't it H1N1 that originated in the US? One of the flu pandemics did. Was that called the American flu?

Plus Trump keeps saying that China is accusing the US military of bringing Covid 19 into China, so calling it China virus is their idea of payback for that.

Omg, Trump is talking about the malaria drug and says he feels good about it working on Covid 19 because he's a smart guy. And the actual DOCTORS stand there saying nothing. These briefings are a joke.
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The briefings are very North Korea like

Everyone must first praise the leader before giving their update.

The Leader is then the only person who knows best. Give these malaria drugs out to the public without knowing side effects or any tests? No matter, Leader says it will be OK.

People who elected Trump talked about burning it all down, and they got their wish. I am not sure what survives after this. Maybe we come out a better nation, maybe we come out Russia Two
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