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4 days ago
Nolondil
Dunning-Kruger predicts that he will not, not matter how bad things get.
Forum: Global Village
4 days ago
Nolondil
Yes, the severity of this crisis is all down to Trump. His refusal to even accept responsibility is more proof of his incompetence and simple unfitness for the job. Quote The Worst Outcome If somebody other than Donald Trump were in the White House, the coronavirus crisis would not be unfolding this way. March 11, 2020 David Frum Staff writer at The Atlantic At every turn, Pre
Forum: Global Village
4 days ago
Nolondil
QuoteUnfortunately, DeSantis is the Florida Man of Governors. Someone with a Twitter account must tweet this to @FloridaMan...
Forum: Global Village
5 days ago
Nolondil
"Reset"? "Reorganization"? Interesting euphemisms for collapse and retrenchment. Governments are going to fall over this, and not just in the "less developed" world. Ours will probably bring out the troops and keep us in a state of 'national emergency' for years. Trump will love it, of course. It would not be any surprise at all if he tried to just postpone or cancel
Forum: Inner Space
5 days ago
Nolondil
The $2 trillion is just the immediate payouts. They have also authorized another $4 trillion credit for the Fed to prop up the business system.
Forum: Global Village
7 days ago
Nolondil
Quote The Washington Post just ran an interesting op-ed from a research professor of economics at the University of Missouri: Massive social distancing, with its accompanying job losses, stock dives and huge bailouts to corporations, raises the threat of a depression. But it doesn't have to be this way. History offers us another alternative in such situations: a debt jubilee. This slate-clea
Forum: Global Village
7 days ago
Nolondil
In professional language, chloroquines have a narrow therapeutic index. The difference between an effective dose and a toxic dose is very small. No, I've never gone to any medical school. Like I said, I read too much. :)
Forum: Global Village
7 days ago
Nolondil
The Brits have coined a new word for their local fools, and I think it applies to ours as well... "Covidiot" (or should it be "co-vidiot" since they work in groups?)
Forum: Global Village
7 days ago
Nolondil
No, just a nerd who reads too much about everything. :D
Forum: Global Village
7 days ago
Nolondil
Well, exhaustion does affect the immune system. But, my god, a woman who worked at one of those wet markets? She would be riddled with far more than one virus. She, and the doctor, probably died of multiple secondary infections. That's what happens to many people who die "of" this virus, you know. Mostly secondary pneumonia. But for someone who was actually at one of these markets al
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
You did notice that it was the stock market tanking that convinced Trump something needed to be done? Not that anything he has done is going to help that, since investors in general are cowards. If they aren't going to get more money, next week, next quarter, they want out. Warren Buffet is the only major exception I can think of. Watch, he will come out of this even richer. Again. He bought up a
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
I don't have the link, but according to some genetic studies that have been conducted so far, they think it is very new. Like, November of last year. And it doesn't seem to be mutating very much yet in humans. SO a vaccine should be effective. Just need to get it developed and deployed.
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
This variation would be down to the related strains that I was talking about. The world-wide circulation of micro-biomes has been a thing since the rise of civilian air travel. The 1950s or so? Certainly by the 1960s. But in the 1980s China began to open up and the possibility for these "wet market" brews getting out of their local points of origin really ramped up. Until the recent shu
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
That's very good to hear. I was afraid it might be too contagious to be controlled by anything less than the Chinese-style confinement to homes and delivering food to people by moon-suit-wearing teams. So, either March 4th or March 11th would be the date to measure the change from. Quote On 4 March, the Italian government ordered the full closure of all schools and universities nationwide
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
Most likely it would take a trained doctor to properly tell the difference, but the one thing I've been hearing is the tendency for a dry cough rather than the congestion typical of the flu. Even cases of the flu are not identical of course. It was the over-all trend of differing symptoms that was noticed by the doctor in Wuhan who was then pressured by his local government. And then he caught an
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
You are confused again. This virus produces different symptoms than influenza. The early stages might be mistaken for developing flu, since respiratory infections have things in common, but it is clearly different. There are many "things going around" all the time, it's true. But this produces a clearly identifiable syndrome.
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
Huh? Developing tests made it contagious? You've got cause and effect confused. As large numbers of people started getting sick, there was an alarm raised and the effort was made to develop the tests.
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
Because the current virus is very contagious?
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
As I already pointed out in another thread, it was probably a relative not the current virus. If it were as contagious as the current virus, it would have spread and we'd have had this crisis much earlier.
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
20. mispost
n/t
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
If it were the same identical virus, it would have spread since no one was taking precautions yet. It was probably a close relative. We have to remember that the world of micro-organisms is very busy all the time. New things are constantly evolving at much higher rates than the larger animals and plants that we can see. We only take notice of these changes when something affects us directly. I
Forum: Global Village
8 days ago
Nolondil
It's not really cities that are the problem. It's gigantic international supply chains. We literally cannot close our borders properly because too many things we need have to come from abroad. Casual travel can be stopped, but large quantities of freight have to move around the world constantly to keep even our basic infrastructure working. Did you know that nearly all plumbing fixtures are now m
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
12 days ago
Nolondil
Wilson didn't flub a response to the 1918 flu pandemic. There was no technology available to either contain or control it. So he could not have had any perceived responsibility relative to that event. Things are different for Trump.
Forum: Global Village
12 days ago
Nolondil
Robert De Niro has stated a pretty clear desire to go a few rounds with Trump. I think that would be a better fight.
Forum: Global Village
12 days ago
Nolondil
People keep comparing this to the flu. It's not the flu. It's a completely new disease, meaning there is no existing immunity, and so it will infect nearly anyone exposed to it. And it has unpredictable effects, especially for the elderly. It takes some really willful refusal to think for this whinging to continue about the relative numbers. If you see a fire in your kitchen, will you scoff that
Forum: Global Village
12 days ago
Nolondil
No, the election isn't until November. We have no reason to think this will still be going on in November. Even if it's going to settle down in the warmer weather and return in the fall like the flu (this is far from certain, it's just a speculation) the election can be held before it really gets going again. The state of Ohio did delay its primary elections, though. Until June 2, and you can use
Forum: Global Village
12 days ago
Nolondil
"More" important? It doesn't look like one or the other has higher priority for the panicked populace. We've had exactly parallel runs on toilet paper and Ramen noodles here. Both are completely gone from all the stores. I guess people think that Ramen noodles are a good survival food or something? Canned foods are also disappearing pretty fast, but at least some can still be found.
Forum: Global Village
13 days ago
Nolondil
Greed seems to know no limits. SoftBank Owned Patent Troll, Using Monkey Selfie Law Firm, Sues To Block Covid-19 Testing, Using Theranos Patents Quote Honestly, I wasn't sure how to begin this story or how to fit all the insanity into the title. It's a story involving patents, patent trolling, Covid-19, Theranos, and even the company that brought us all WeWork: SoftBank. Oh, and also Irell
Forum: Global Village
13 days ago
Nolondil
And it's relatively cheap, at least right now. About $5 a dose. As word gets out that this is an effective treatment expect someone to try to corner the market.
Forum: Global Village
13 days ago
Nolondil
This virus pandemic is not a threat to young people, it's a threat to old people... So, don't spread it!
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