1. #8081
    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    i'm referring to the u.s. cases. they are going steady.
    Was 19k yesterday compared to 17k today

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenogear3 View Post
    To be fair, Russia is famous to have low life expectancy. It is around 60.
    Is it?
    Allright.

    By 2018, Moscow life expectancy had reached 78.2. Considering the 0.8 jump on an average across the country for the first half of this year, Moscow might have reached 79 by now, but such figures have not yet been released. Moscow males scored 74.3 and women 81.8.

  3. #8083
    Quote Originally Posted by lockybalboa View Post
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    66k new cases yesterday compared to 57k right now. And reset is coming soon
    It's also Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockybalboa View Post
    Was 19k yesterday compared to 17k today
    we have 5.5 hours you really don't think it's gonna hit 2k?
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  5. #8085
    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    Dead and permanently debilitated people do not make for good economics. Short term it'll tank, hell it is already, long term it'll better rebound with a healthier population.
    A healthier population with 20-30% less lung capacity

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    we have 5.5 hours you really don't think it's gonna hit 2k?
    The site itself resets in 30 mins' time. It is within a 24 hour period in which they calculate the cases before reset
    Last edited by lockybalboa; 2020-03-29 at 11:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabrotar View Post
    So them keepig it unde rthe blanket, letting their people deliberatly spread it to other countrys and them lying shouldn´t be punushable?
    A few things, here:

    A) There was no "deliberate spreading" of it to other countries...

    ...and B) Punish them how? And who is "them"? "Punish" is a fairly ridiculous word to use in relation to a country's government. "Punishing" the Chinese government would probably entail means that would be far more likely to punish Chinese citizens rather than their overlords. And in the case of the inevitable homeland backlash, Chinese Americans would likely face the brunt of the sentiment that more rightly should be directed at the CCP.
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    *sigh* Sister had to get tested. She came in contact with a patient who later tested positive, so now she's quarantined at home pending the results of the test, which they said would take "between 4-5 business days". Excuse me? What the fuck do "business days" have to do with testing that should be continuing 24/7? Fuck this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    I also find it puzzling how American people accept this kind of shit.
    Who says we accept it? The majority of us don't accept it, but are powerless to do anything about it until November drags its way back around again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    *sigh* Sister had to get tested. She came in contact with a patient who later tested positive, so now she's quarantined at home pending the results of the test, which they said would take "between 4-5 business days". Excuse me? What the fuck do "business days" have to do with testing that should be continuing 24/7? Fuck this shit.
    corporations are people too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    "Punishing" the Chinese government would probably entail means that would be far more likely to punish Chinese citizens rather than their overlords.
    Not like it stopped the US times and times before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    *sigh* Sister had to get tested. She came in contact with a patient who later tested positive, so now she's quarantined at home pending the results of the test, which they said would take "between 4-5 business days". Excuse me? What the fuck do "business days" have to do with testing that should be continuing 24/7? Fuck this shit.
    Testers are working around the clock, literally carrying on off the importance of their task alone. The testers are doing the best with what they have. Governments could have done a better job of opening up testing though.

    Best of luck to your sister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenho View Post
    Not like it stopped the US times and times before.
    Are you suggesting that the US should punish the Chinese citizens in lieu of their government?
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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    i'm referring to the u.s. cases. they are going steady.
    Have we been in two weeks since the the lockdowns have become widespread? I've lost track of time following this thing.

    An important number is the rate of infections two weeks after the shutdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    Are you suggesting that the US should punish the Chinese citizens in lieu of their government?
    No reason to strawman.
    I made an observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    A few things, here:

    A) There was no "deliberate spreading" of it to other countries...

    ...and B) Punish them how? And who is "them"? "Punish" is a fairly ridiculous word to use in relation to a country's government. "Punishing" the Chinese government would probably entail means that would be far more likely to punish Chinese citizens rather than their overlords. And in the case of the inevitable homeland backlash, Chinese Americans would likely face the brunt of the sentiment that more rightly should be directed at the CCP.
    Easiest way to do this is saying fuck you china and leave it as a production country (would also help in not being reliant on them). Loosing such a big chunk of production vbalua and company will hit them hard and the people won´t like that. See how they will deal with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    Have we been in two weeks since the the lockdowns have become widespread? I've lost track of time following this thing.

    An important number is the rate of infections two weeks after the shutdown.
    Its been more than 2 weeks in places like Italy and Spain, slightly less than that in the UK, it started 23 March but distancing was already in place, public gatherings limited and so on.

    Prepare yourself for this to go on for months. Indias lockdown has been a farce. It was begun with 4 hours notice and tens or hundreds of millions of people are now walking up to 600km to get home (to rural areas) from the cities where they were daily paid workers. So they are essentially spreading it through the country step by step if they have it.
    Places like South Africa have had a lockdown for a few days but if the virus gets into a township social distancing is impossible. The breakdown of law and order is also a distinct possibility there, they struggle enough as it it.
    Nigeria, Africas most populous nation is starting a lockdown in Lagos tonight, (21 million people). It's also extremely densely populated. Then we have places like Bangladesh, Indias neigbour, poor as fuck, people packed and stacked in close proximity.

    All of the "third world" countries I mentioned will not have good testing regimes in place and they all get crawled over by Chinese who are providing infrastructure in exchange for raping the continent of its natural resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenho View Post
    No reason to strawman.
    I made an observation.
    Nobody's strawmanning here. I expected that the answer was probably "no", in which case I'd say that the comment was a cheap-shot dig that doesn't really help anything. It's a tacit suggestion that there's nothing we can do about it, so we should just shrug our shoulders and move on.

    I feel like it's like saying "well, boys will be boys" when being told about an accusation of date-rape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabrotar View Post
    Easiest way to do this is saying fuck you china and leave it as a production country (would also help in not being reliant on them). Loosing such a big chunk of production vbalua and company will hit them hard and the people won´t like that. See how they will deal with that.
    You should ask the companies, i'm sure they'd listen to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeps View Post
    A healthier population with 20-30% less lung capacity
    Think you may have misread or maybe I had bad wording which is quite possible. Meant taking measures that would tank the economy but have a healthier population due to it is better than having a dead and permanently debilitated people (yes the lung capacity/fibrosis). The short term tanking the economy vs long term better rebound due to more able bodied people.

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