1. #7301
    Quote Originally Posted by Mteq View Post
    "you have to work or we won't pay you, even if you're sick, no paid sick days"

    of course the US will have the most infected people. their health care system and workforce management are ridiculous.
    "is this some sort of US thing im to EU to understand ? "

    laughs in paid sick days ^^

  2. #7302
    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    Wtf is happening outside. Suddenly this went all doomsday. Military vehicles, tanks, emergency vehicles driving sirens on.

    O_O

    Nothing on news.
    I see no difference here at all still, perhaps a bit less people on the trains. And now when the weather is getting good i doubt people will stay home anyways.
    Do you hear the voices too?

  3. #7303
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    "is this some sort of US thing im to EU to understand ? "

    laughs in paid sick days ^^
    yes, because you are the rule rather then the exception, right?

    i work for a (very large) American company, i'm very thankful i'm not subject to American law as the amount of panic amoungst the workforce is staggering.
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  4. #7304
    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    When in doubt, zombies. Stay inside and stay safe. This virus is getting crazy
    Depends on the trope, let's hope for those dumb slow zombie boys instead of those crazy fuckers that run faster than a gazelle, drooling blood while spinning their bloody necks.

  5. #7305
    Out of 10k ventilation machines target order, 1k will arrive within 30 days and 2k more within 60 days. Currently we have ~2800 total and 46 used for coronavirus.

  6. #7306
    Boris Johnson has corona.

  7. #7307
    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    Boris Johnson has corona.
    Oh no, the poor guy, I hope he recovers quickly.

  8. #7308
    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    Boris Johnson has corona.
    something something Karma.
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

  9. #7309
    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    They arn't bs. You think the US is doing sooo many tests. I have come across more than a few on WoW who are sick right now, on self quarantine, but their states Refuse to test them because they don't have enough tests to do so. So they wont test them unless they exhibit a more severe case.
    Just to clarify:

    It may not be lack of the tests themselves, but it could also be lack of masks etc for the ones carrying out the tests - and prioritizing using them where really needed.

  10. #7310
    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    Cat got infected by their owner in Belgium, so guess pets aren't immune after all.

    It is in dutch but there is not more to it. https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/03...blog-27-maart/
    AFAIK pets cannot get it in the traditional sense of having the virus in them, reproduce and become infectious, but they can carry the live virus in a phyiscal sense, same as any object, alive or not. So if the cat was stroked outside by someone with the virus and then came in and the owner stroked it, that could allow the virus to pass on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    Wtf is happening outside. Suddenly this went all doomsday. Military vehicles, tanks, emergency vehicles driving sirens on.

    O_O

    Nothing on news.
    The military had to be brought in to make sure you Northerners maintain proper northern social decorum. Those 5 meters between people you like so much

  12. #7312
    Nearly 800 died yesterday in Spain.

  13. #7313
    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    Boris Johnson has corona.
    Well he's got a fucking job to finish before he's allowed to die.
    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.

  14. #7314
    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Well he's got a fucking job to finish before he's allowed to die.
    PMQ's was otherday, alot of self isolation in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Well he's got a fucking job to finish before he's allowed to die.
    His odds of surviving it are over 90%, if he does not suffer from some other existing condition, such as COPD or a immune issue.
    " If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.." - Abraham Lincoln
    The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to - prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms..” - Samuel Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    His odds of surviving it are over 90%, if he does not suffer from some other existing condition, such as COPD or a immune issue.
    He's overweight and male so probably not 90% but yeah chances are he'll be fine

  17. #7317
    The thing I want people to remember as well at least in the US, even with all this rationing of tests only around 10% of the tested are actually coming up positive. If medical professionals feel that you are not at risk of getting severe symptoms they should not be testing you. If you feel you need a test its on you to let people who you have come in contact with that you are sick. There are only so many labs that these tests can be done at right now. I know people in the lab sector and they are swamped right now. They say the only other pool of testers they can pull from is the food processing sector and those people are testing for other things so we all don't get anything else. The testing field is also getting to its breaking point right now.

  18. #7318
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    His odds of surviving it are over 90%, if he does not suffer from some other existing condition, such as COPD or a immune issue.
    His odds of survival are 99.9% because unlike some random gramps, he will have a dedicated team dancing around him specifically around the clock to make sure he makes it if it comes to this.

  19. #7319
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    His odds of surviving it are over 90%, if he does not suffer from some other existing condition, such as COPD or a immune issue.
    You're right but it can still be bad enough he won't be able to work even if it's not life threatening. Only time will tell

  20. #7320
    Quote Originally Posted by I Push Buttons View Post
    There's a big difference between "we can't test you yet because we don't have enough tests" and Sweden's approach of "don't bother ever coming in for a test, we aren't going to test you unless you get hospitalized"...

    The US is actively trying to test as many people as it can, it just lacks tests. To give you some perspective, here are the numbers from the last week.

    On March 19, there had been 100,000 tests done in the US total. ~11,000 were positive, ~89,000 were negative.

    On March 26, the US was up to 580,000 tests done total. ~80,000 were positive, ~440,000 were negative, ~60,000 the results were still pending.
    I'll just leave this here

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52019509

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