1. #3821
    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    That's making the assumption that the parents are going to work and not staying home as well...
    A lot of them are, most places haven't closed down businesses yet so it's be there or be fired.

    My stepdad works for the state dhs, he's required to be there.

  2. #3822
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    I highly doubt China's lungs are very healthy, they have some of the lowest air quality around, basically like smoking all day everyday.

    There's a lot of factors that go into it yes. Something like obesity is about the same as being old, you're more likely to have another condition if you're obese, but you can also be a "healthy" obese person with zero heart issues or diabetes, or etc.

    US isn't even the top in obesity, as much as people joke about it.
    None of this shit even matters, the numbers speak for themself. US might not be top in obesity % but they still have 100 million obese Americans which is more then any other country in the world and if you think this won't be a factor in mortality % well...

  3. #3823
    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    None of this shit even matters, the numbers speak for themself. US might not be top in obesity % but they still have 100 million obese Americans which is more then any other country in the world and if you think this won't be a factor in mortality % well...
    it will, but so will any number of things, like my friend on immunosuppressants (who is has to work, his job told him he could go home if he didn't feel comfortable, but they wouldn't pay him, so he basically is forced to go in).

  4. #3824
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    A lot of them are, most places haven't closed down businesses yet so it's be there or be fired.

    My stepdad works for the state dhs, he's required to be there.
    And a lot of them aren't. A lot of families only have one working parent anyway...and others have jobs that they can do from home. And in some places it's getting to the point where going to work is not even an option anymore.

    Also a lot of the kids are either not old enough to be left alone anyway so they'd have to have some sort of supervision anyway...or old enough to understand that it's important they stay at home. And yes, some will sneak out...but even that will be in smaller crowds than going to school would be...so it's still safer for them. Schools are a breeding ground for illness.

  5. #3825
    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    And a lot of them aren't. A lot of families only have one working parent anyway...and others have jobs that they can do from home. And in some places it's getting to the point where going to work is not even an option anymore.

    Also a lot of the kids are either not old enough to be left alone anyway so they'd have to have some sort of supervision anyway...or old enough to understand that it's important they stay at home. And yes, some will sneak out...but even that will be in smaller crowds than going to school would be...so it's still safer for them. Schools are a breeding ground for illness.
    Japan has a lot of single parent households. That's going to be a great challenge too. T.T
    The hunter hoe with the least beloe.

  6. #3826
    STEAM is having a sale...cashing in on corona...I refuse to purchase, damn scums...

  7. #3827
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    STEAM is having a sale...cashing in on corona...I refuse to purchase, damn scums...
    A lot of places are doing sales, not just steam. People are going to be locked in and need to kill time.

  8. #3828
    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    A lot of places are doing sales, not just steam. People are going to be locked in and need to kill time.
    mmmm...more game apps would be nice!
    The hunter hoe with the least beloe.

  9. #3829
    83 Cases in a single day in my province.

    what the fuck

  10. #3830
    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    A lot of places are doing sales, not just steam. People are going to be locked in and need to kill time.
    People already have enuff games, I refuse to reward profiteer scums...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XangXu View Post
    83 Cases in a single day in my province.

    what the fuck
    So much for china keeping it under control...

  11. #3831
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    STEAM is having a sale...cashing in on corona...I refuse to purchase, damn scums...
    In fairness, they're profiting from it but it's along the same line as disney releasing some movies on home release early. A discount to encourage people to sit around and play games instead of going outside really isn't a scummy move, it's a smart business decision and just generally good for everyone right now imo.

  12. #3832
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    STEAM is having a sale...cashing in on corona...I refuse to purchase, damn scums...
    Uh, I just looked at the store, didn't see much beyond the usual midweek madness

  13. #3833
    steam is always have SOME kind of sale though...things on my wish list are constantly going on and off sale all the time. besides, a sale right now is a good idea to keep people at home and not out spreading the virus more
    We cannot go back. That's why it's hard to choose. You have to make the right choice. As long as you don't choose, everything remains possible.

  14. #3834
    Quote Originally Posted by bmjclark View Post
    In fairness, they're profiting from it but it's along the same line as disney releasing some movies on home release early. A discount to encourage people to sit around and play games instead of going outside really isn't a scummy move, it's a smart business decision and just generally good for everyone right now imo.
    Sure, their prime motive was safety not proft..

  15. #3835
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Sure, their prime motive was safety not proft..
    their profit just so happens to work well to keep people indoors right now when they should be so how is that a bad thing? its not like they're actually having a big corona virus sale right now, its just the normal sale stuff they always do
    We cannot go back. That's why it's hard to choose. You have to make the right choice. As long as you don't choose, everything remains possible.

  16. #3836
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Sure, their prime motive was safety not proft..
    What their primary motive is is really irrelevant. It's a good thing for everyone.

  17. #3837
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    STEAM is having a sale...cashing in on corona...I refuse to purchase, damn scums...
    Just to check here, if you push prices up because of the pandemic, you're an evil price-gouging opportunist; but also if you push your prices *down*, you're 'cashing in on corona'.

    ED: I should have read on, turns out people want to argue the toss with you as opposed to just writing it off as clearly utter nonsense; who knew people were that bored.

    Anyway; I shouldn't interrupt you I'm sure another absolute gem of a post was about to congeal.
    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Damnit hubcap, you are such a retard.
    Seriously guys, this forum would be a better place if everyone just stopped acknowledging Zenkai. It's just demeaning to everyone.

  18. #3838
    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Just to check here, if you push prices up because of the pandemic, you're an evil price-gouging opportunist; but also if you push your prices *down*, you're 'cashing in on corona'.
    What is ur point besides listing more than one way to use this crisis for monies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    I understand that.
    But rather than run from something that's likely inevitable I posit that more control is better especially regarding those that fit the majority that will easily deal with it with no consequence beyond building immunity.
    Controlled spread is hard to control due to the nature of the virus, going for herd immunity without any proof it works since it could mutate again for the next period is a measure we should not take. We are also looking at the ten of thousands death and not just elderly also. It is why the UK has backed away from that plan and the netherlands will also.

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    Also this is a video of 4 years ago, we ignored the upcoming issue. Our political leaders handwaved it, we were far from ready...


  20. #3840
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    What is ur point besides listing more than one way to use this crisis for monies?
    I can't put it plainer. Comprehension not your strong point I guess.

    Carry on
    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Damnit hubcap, you are such a retard.
    Seriously guys, this forum would be a better place if everyone just stopped acknowledging Zenkai. It's just demeaning to everyone.

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