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COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 04:21 AM

View PostMalankazooie, on 24 July 2020 - 04:55 PM, said:

Fauci did a photo shoot for In Style magazine (google it, he sexaaay!). That photo shoot probably required more of Fauci's time then half a season's worth of walking out to a baseball mound to throw out a pitch. So let's pump the breaks on the overreaction. Also, it's his decision, not a "they", to do these things. Finally, everyone knows Dr. Birx is the real rock star behind the scenes.


I thought Birx was just Trump's yes woman.
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 10:49 PM

Oh deary me, the Sunday paper had "back to school" adverts big time (yeah yeah, I still get physical media newspaper deliverd, kick rocks, I'm old school like that, don't judge me).

Anyway, hooboy, along with crayons, and pencils, and protractors just waiting to find a happy home in a child's backpack, front and center on those ad inserts were face masks with with fun designs. I can almost hear the mama "Karens" getting apoplectic when they pulled those out while having their Sunday morning tea. Except they probably don't drink tea, they probably drink Code Red Mountain Dew with their breakfast of cigarettes and Fruit Loops cereal. Shit is going to get wack-a-doodle sideways crazy as the first day of classes approaches. Can you imagine what it would be like to be a teacher dealing with this shit?
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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:19 AM

"Mommy and daddy say masks are the devil's work and anyone wearing them is a paedophile!"
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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:34 PM

Listening to local radio on the trip in this morning, there was a discussion about "maskne", and topical treatments to apply to your skin to alleviate this condition. I have luxurious, olive skin (great genetics from my mom), so don't have a problem with it. Also, I do something called, "the laundry." People should look into this life changing technology. You can buy these machines that will clean your clothes thoroughly and quickly, so you no longer have to dip them in a river and slap them against a large boulder.

Any you savages suffering from this new phenomenon known as face mask acne - aka maskne?
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Posted 29 July 2020 - 08:39 PM

Stupid, selfish kids:

https://www.news.com...f1c5007e3a77871

Thanks for lying and ignoring quarantine procedures, causing our first (known) community transmission(s) in a month.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 09:53 PM

I really want to invest in a good quality reusable mask. Anyone have any good suggestions? N95s are so hot and really I think itís mostly about not breathing on people so they are overkill.
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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:04 PM

View PostCause, on 29 July 2020 - 09:53 PM, said:

I really want to invest in a good quality reusable mask. Anyone have any good suggestions? N95s are so hot and really I think itís mostly about not breathing on people so they are overkill.

I bought 6 of these and they're amazing. Fits the face well, the straps are easy on the ears etc https://www.etsy.com...e_2&frs=1&crt=1

I suggest buying two so you have one to wear when the other is being washed or if you lose track of one. I use two different pattern ones so I know which is which.

I wore one for 6 hours in 105 degree heat using a filter within it for extra protection while at a protest without a problem.
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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:32 PM

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:39 PM

View PostMalankazooie, on 29 July 2020 - 04:34 PM, said:

Listening to local radio on the trip in this morning, there was a discussion about "maskne", and topical treatments to apply to your skin to alleviate this condition. I have luxurious, olive skin (great genetics from my mom), so don't have a problem with it. Also, I do something called, "the laundry." People should look into this life changing technology. You can buy these machines that will clean your clothes thoroughly and quickly, so you no longer have to dip them in a river and slap them against a large boulder.

Any you savages suffering from this new phenomenon known as face mask acne - aka maskne?


No, but's it's not unthinkable. People have different skin types (though yes, you absolutely should be washing your mask reguarly, by hand works just as well as machine washing, and you can boil it afterwards for at least five minutes to kill anything the washing didn't manage to just in case). It can get really humid beneath the mask which in turn can aggravate/cause acne.

Case in point, I had to switch to disposable masks as of this week because my number of asthma attacks skyrocketed once it hit 25įC here (from having none at all ever due to a well-maintained meds regime to two a day, and no, I don't have the 'Rona). Since I'm sensitive to heat for unrelated reasons and humidity always makes it more difficult for me to breathe, the humidity and fabric barrier together were not fun. You can't really take deep breaths with a mask, at least not the kind you need for physical activity (like running across the damn main train station of a big city because out railroad company thinks being on time is a vague suggestion at best). The disposable masks, as much as I hate the waste I'm creating his way, are at least light enough that I can do a brisk walk without ruining my entire day.

Another problem I've encountered is that my lips are chapped and dry beneath the mask and I cannot do anything about it because using lip balm and wearing a mask is nasty.
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:15 AM

Anyone else seen this picture worth a thousand words when it comes to describing two different approaches to the pandemic? It's in the related article for context.
(Plus I can't figure out how to copy the picture file :p )

https://www.news.com...7304e1705570376
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 02:57 PM

View PostPuck, on 29 July 2020 - 11:39 PM, said:

View PostMalankazooie, on 29 July 2020 - 04:34 PM, said:

Listening to local radio on the trip in this morning, there was a discussion about "maskne", and topical treatments to apply to your skin to alleviate this condition. I have luxurious, olive skin (great genetics from my mom), so don't have a problem with it. Also, I do something called, "the laundry." People should look into this life changing technology. You can buy these machines that will clean your clothes thoroughly and quickly, so you no longer have to dip them in a river and slap them against a large boulder.

Any you savages suffering from this new phenomenon known as face mask acne - aka maskne?


No, but's it's not unthinkable. People have different skin types (though yes, you absolutely should be washing your mask reguarly, by hand works just as well as machine washing, and you can boil it afterwards for at least five minutes to kill anything the washing didn't manage to just in case). It can get really humid beneath the mask which in turn can aggravate/cause acne.

Case in point, I had to switch to disposable masks as of this week because my number of asthma attacks skyrocketed once it hit 25įC here (from having none at all ever due to a well-maintained meds regime to two a day, and no, I don't have the 'Rona). Since I'm sensitive to heat for unrelated reasons and humidity always makes it more difficult for me to breathe, the humidity and fabric barrier together were not fun. You can't really take deep breaths with a mask, at least not the kind you need for physical activity (like running across the damn main train station of a big city because out railroad company thinks being on time is a vague suggestion at best). The disposable masks, as much as I hate the waste I'm creating his way, are at least light enough that I can do a brisk walk without ruining my entire day.

Another problem I've encountered is that my lips are chapped and dry beneath the mask and I cannot do anything about it because using lip balm and wearing a mask is nasty.

Also, make sure you have a tin of Altoids on hand. If you eat sushi, or boiled cabbage, or broccoli salad, or <insert stinky meal here>, you're going to be blasting that dragon breath right back into your nostrils when you have the mask on.

Oh yeah, the feeling too, especially when getting into a hot car on a 90+ įF day. Sitting in that oven with the heavy, oppressive air and having the mask on. Damn, that's gotta be considered as a replacement for water boarding as an "enhanced interrogation technique." Shit is downright oppresive to breathing freely. I can't get my face mask off soon enough in that particular situation.
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:28 PM

'Herman Cain dies from coronavirus'

https://www.cnn.com/...caxW0qfjhYRYwAE
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:28 PM

Herman Cain's official Twitter account yesterday:

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 05:30 PM

NBA basketball puts its "The Bubble" experiment into action this evening (eeek! in Florida no less!). Any you "hoop dreamers" gonna get your squishy seeing orbs on the proceedings? Pro baseball (MLB) has experienced some of 'da rona' outbreaks and have had to cancel some games. MLS (soccer/eurosyle ball toe punching) has had a pretty clean run. So, what's the opinion about hoops? Gonna have an outbreak? or nah bru we good.
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 09:43 PM

View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 30 July 2020 - 04:28 PM, said:

Herman Cain's official Twitter account yesterday:

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https://twitter.com/...521930782330883


Too be honest Iím pro vaccine, Iím a biochemist. I still donít wa t o be risk given how rushed this is. That said when the trials are done we should have the data we need. Iím happy to let others volunteer for that though
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:15 PM

Heat coming back today putting the index in the 105F range and you can absolutely see the difference in peopleís behavior. Itís just shy of the heat when the order came down a few weeks ago and oh boi are these hot ass mask hot and damp. Seeing the attitude and raised voices return already.
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:19 PM

View Post20 Days of Sheep, on 30 July 2020 - 10:15 PM, said:

Heat coming back today putting the index in the 105F range and you can absolutely see the difference in peopleís behavior. Itís just shy of the heat when the order came down a few weeks ago and oh boi are these hot ass mask hot and damp. Seeing the attitude and raised voices return already.

I wore a mask for 6 hours outside in that level of heat while being a legal observer at a protest. It's doable - not the most fun - but doable. Lots of trips to the peripheral to drink my water far away from other people.

The humidity is a serious factor as well, but "uncomfortable" beats "serious medical complications". It's going to be real shitty to get through, yet we can do it.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:23 AM

I'm getting very fed up with the government advice in England. They are encouraging people who have been working from home to physically go into work from today. Yet they are also putting the break on some lockdown easing and adding additional restrictions in the North West where infection rates are climbing. Now I know that they want office workers back to revive the flagging commuter economy but why not just take the economic hit and start focusing on restructuring the economy. It has to be better for the environment if nothing else. I assume most employers who are getting decent productivity with staff at home won't risk it and I know I'm in a privileged position of having been working at home already so not at risk of losing my job but it is clear that people need to stay apart instead of migrating to workplaces every day. We are going to be heading into Autumn and Winter with high rates and when people are forced inside by the cold and wet and close windows then we will be back to square one. People are bloody idiots too. One quiet summer without a lot of socialising or a holiday abroad is not that hard in the grand scheme of things.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:34 AM

People are fucking morons.

And our government is farcical which does not help.

Blanket announcement, wear fucking masks everywhere.
Please do this, make them the norm not the exception.


Over here there is a monthly machinery sale (small provincial thing) it's been cancelled until now, first one is today.

We called last night during their set up to have a walk and see what all is there. They have made an effort to spread all the lots out and there's hand sanitizer and signs everywhere.

That said today is going to be a shit show. Trying to explain to a bunch of old farmers from the hills why they can't crowd around every item being sold....

I mean it pissed me off at the best of times, most people are only there being nosey, only about 10% of the crowd does any actual bidding, you could have 50 odd idiots wedged around a tractor and only 2 trying to buy.

I'll have my buff with me, I imagine I will be in a depressing minority. The second the lots I'm interested in are gone I will be bouncing
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:04 AM

Good luck with that.

In other news, me and my kid have sniffles. He picked it up at nursery. It's definitely not covid but viruses are clearly travelling even with the measures in place and there's no point thinking otherwise. He starts school in September. Whatever happens I really need for school to still be a thing because if we have to home school a child that can't sit down for 2 minutes unless he's eating or watching TV then things are going to get bad.
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