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  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,250 AG
    edited April 2020 #62
    You realize the test being developed is really a lab (or POC) kind of thing, and we were short of all kinds of things required to take a sample, right?

    Of course you can't build something that's not done.

    If you know a war is coming and you can't get lead to make ammo, do you not start to make guns and cases?
  • Bimini_TwistedBimini_Twisted TampaPosts: 3,759 Captain
    One will never convince someone that hears one day that the virus is contained, only to become aware a few days later that it has spread out of control, then,  gives the response to the spiraling crisis a score of 10 out of 10, that the sky is blue and 2+2 does not = 5.

    Cultist don't ever realize they're in too deep, 'till it's too late and the Kool-Aid is past the lips.

    I gotta believe it's soon to be nut cutting time for the Branch Covidians.


  • joelunchbucketjoelunchbucket Posts: 613 Officer
    Someone’s definitely been drinking the Kool Aid! LOL
  • Bimini_TwistedBimini_Twisted TampaPosts: 3,759 Captain
    Someone’s definitely been drinking the Kool Aid! LOL
    Like a miracle, it will disappear any day now, right?
  • flagoldflagold AbbevillePosts: 619 Officer
    Yes.
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  • Bimini_TwistedBimini_Twisted TampaPosts: 3,759 Captain
    flagold said:
    Yes.
    No one could of predicted this.
  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 9,889 Admiral
    Man, this coronavirus hoax is sure killing a lot of people. Hope it doesn’t turn out as bad as the Spanish Hoax of 1918.
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 14,538 AG
    5 Pinocchios
    Just dropping grenades in OT
  • supratentorialsupratentorial FLPosts: 1,194 Officer
    One will never convince someone that hears one day that the virus is contained, only to become aware a few days later that it has spread out of control, then,  gives the response to the spiraling crisis a score of 10 out of 10, that the sky is blue and 2+2 does not = 5.

    Cultist don't ever realize they're in too deep, 'till it's too late and the Kool-Aid is past the lips.

    I gotta believe it's soon to be nut cutting time for the Branch Covidians.


    Maybe if people hadn't been saying the same thing every week for the past 3 years, this wouldn't be as funny.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,250 AG
    I thought the Branch Covidians part was rather witty.
  • Bimini_TwistedBimini_Twisted TampaPosts: 3,759 Captain
    John Prine, one of America’s greatest songwriters, has died at age 73 from coronavirus complications.

    I know some don't give a flip about celebrities, but maybe some can muster up a little empathy for the loss of a legend. 
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 14,538 AG
    I will mourn a legend.  No any that died recently?
    Just dropping grenades in OT
  • riverdiverriverdiver Posts: 2,032 Captain
    Used the WHO tests that we rejected as we botched our roll out at the start, then transitioned to mass testing and contact tracing with new tests.

    It is a lie to say that tests were not available, and many were calling for it, some right here, long before this became an issue as other countries successfully did.

    But I know, I know, no one could of predicted this, right? ...and 2+2=5
    Well, right or wrong the CDC wasn't happy with the WHO test, they didn't think it was accurate enough. There was an error rate of either false positives or false negatives, can't remember which.

    The CDC designed a test, then found a problem with a small percentage of the reagents and had to start all over again. Of course, our tests aren't nearly as bad as the tests China sold to Spain and other countries, which were wrong 80% of the time. But the goal of designing a "perfect" test held them back.


    I do think the impact of this virus was far worse than anyone could've imagined. We've never shut down our country for previous virus outbreaks. It's very easy to play Monday morning QB and second guess what our reaction has been.
  • supratentorialsupratentorial FLPosts: 1,194 Officer
    cadman said:
    Used the WHO tests that we rejected as we botched our roll out at the start, then transitioned to mass testing and contact tracing with new tests.

    It is a lie to say that tests were not available, and many were calling for it, some right here, long before this became an issue as other countries successfully did.

    But I know, I know, no one could of predicted this, right? ...and 2+2=5
    What WHO tests?
    Please link an article about this and not the Chinese tests that were defective. 

    I tried to Google where WHO offered us millions of tests that we refused and can't find it. 
    In fact I found several articles that said WHO never offered any tests to the U.S.
    You love to play semantics when your wrong and from history we all know where this is going.

    But, the fact is, for weeks the United States has no viable tests, and that put our response irrevocably behind, at the very same time the WHO had a viable test that was being used all over the world.

    Because the decision was made to not use that test, and wait weeks for ours, thousands will die.
    If we had listened to WHO or any of the China-centric leadership in this country, we'd still be running flights from Beijing to LA.
  • riverdiverriverdiver Posts: 2,032 Captain
    Going back to the question from the OP, I don't personally know anyone who has tested positive. My hospital currently has zero positive patients, my wife's hospital has a small amount of positive patients admitted. In fact her hospital has more employees that've tested positive than inpatients being treated for COVID. My wife actually had to be tested because of exposure to a group of residents who tested positive, after which she coincidentally became ill with COVID-like symptoms. We both had to quarantine at home until her results came back. (She was negative).


    Biggest impact in the hospital world is financial trouble because surgeries have been cancelled, and most procedures and appointments have been cancelled. She works at the Medical University of SC, they just laid off over 900 staff. This, after  a few weeks of sending employees home burning their vacation time.


    They aren't alone, hospitals throughout the country are losing a lot of money, and staff are being cancelled or laid off.
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 5,807 Admiral
    I thought the Branch Covidians part was rather witty.
    That was good. Well done Bimini 
    You should have been here yesterday
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 9,674 Admiral
    As far a knowing anyone who has tested positive the answer is no. Having said that, I do not know anyone who has even been tested unless they chose to have kept it private. I am retired and therefore, I communicate with just a few friends, neighbors and family members so my sample is a small one.
     l, or any of us for that matter, might have been exposed but are asymptomatic. 
    Who really knows unless everyone is tested and I doubt it will happen.

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    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 6,846 Admiral
    The real test will occur when we will get back in the world. And we will even have the perception of the real seriousness of this virus, at the moment hugely increased by the media and "experts" narratives.
    And sooner or later we have to do that. 
    Unless they decide to keep all of us segregated until the availability of the philosopher's medicament (vaccine, and the related huge business). 
    But I think that it won't easy do that peaceful; the freedom need of the people will overtake any forced psychosis, sooner or later. 
    So the most wise governments will trash pretty soon the paranoid WHO's guidelines while the most stupid governments will insist as long the people will react. 
    And I wouldn't like to be in a country where the people will react.
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  • Gary SGary S Posts: 2,723 Captain
    2amigo said:
    Yes. Me. I had a breakout on my privates about a month ago. It tends to do this when under stress sometime. One big sore that goes away over a few weeks. Oh wait, which virus are we talking about here?
    Maybe you can get TRT to have Big Candy  slather some ointment on it.
  • CaptJCaptJ Posts: 1,385 Officer
    I would think that the amount of money our gov't throws around at everything, and the number of bureaucrats we have in charge of things who are supposed to be experts in everything that perhaps this pandemic could have caught the attention of our leaders a little earlier on then it did. If this is the best our leaders can do in getting out in front of things it makes me wonder if we are maybe a little naive in our confidence in government. Seems that if somebody actually does their job they get fired for speaking the truth. A little late to close the barn door when the horses are running down the street. No problem for our "leaders" though, they'll just run up our national debt and tell us what a great job they did. The biggest, most wonderful, beautiful response in the history of the world. And to think that only a hundred thousand died instead of a million. Just the best! Stay safe everyone, and oh by the way, forget life as you knew it. 
  • johnpowersjohnpowers BayPosts: 2,898 Captain
    CaptJ said:
    I would think that the amount of money our gov't throws around at everything, and the number of bureaucrats we have in charge of things who are supposed to be experts in everything that perhaps this pandemic could have caught the attention of our leaders a little earlier on then it did. If this is the best our leaders can do in getting out in front of things it makes me wonder if we are maybe a little naive in our confidence in government. Seems that if somebody actually does their job they get fired for speaking the truth. A little late to close the barn door when the horses are running down the street. No problem for our "leaders" though, they'll just run up our national debt and tell us what a great job they did. The biggest, most wonderful, beautiful response in the history of the world. And to think that only a hundred thousand died instead of a million. Just the best! Stay safe everyone, and oh by the way, forget life as you knew it. 
    THIS^^^
    Look up the definitions of Bureaucrat and Incompetence. 
     On a side note. Here in Bay county the last count was 28 people have tested positive and after a lot of prying, there are two (as of Monday) that are hospitalized. And one person a 91 year old has died. 
     
  • johnpowersjohnpowers BayPosts: 2,898 Captain
    Branch Covidians is a good one! 
     It describes perfectly the bureaucrats and Chicom apologists who up until the end of February were carrying the Chicoms water and attacking those who were wanting to enforce borders. 
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,524 Admiral
    edited April 2020 #84


    Biggest impact in the hospital world is financial trouble because surgeries have been cancelled, and most procedures and appointments have been cancelled. She works at the Medical University of SC, they just laid off over 900 staff. This, after  a few weeks of sending employees home burning their vacation time.


    They aren't alone, hospitals throughout the country are losing a lot of money, and staff are being cancelled or laid off.
    This is a great point and is very accurate.  I never consider this prior to last week, but yes hospitals (ironically) are being hurt big time by this.  Everything is being cancelled outside ER and ICU.  So in the name of health we are laying off healthcare workers.  My brother is being forced to take PTO this month.  He works at a hospital and is worried about his job.  
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  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 6,846 Admiral
    I have a friend who was waiting his hemorrhoid surgery early March and they canceled (and he don't know when it will be rescheduled, of course)
    He's following the most dangerous tracks of the blasphemy since then...
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  • King_MeKing_Me Delray Beach, FLPosts: 7,004 Admiral
    kellercl said:


    Biggest impact in the hospital world is financial trouble because surgeries have been cancelled, and most procedures and appointments have been cancelled. She works at the Medical University of SC, they just laid off over 900 staff. This, after  a few weeks of sending employees home burning their vacation time.


    They aren't alone, hospitals throughout the country are losing a lot of money, and staff are being cancelled or laid off.
    This is a great point and is very accurate.  I never consider this prior to last week, but yes hospitals (ironically) are being hurt big time by this.  Everything is being cancelled outside ER and ICU.  So in the name of health we are laying off healthcare workers.  My brother is being forced to take PTO this month.  He works at a hospital and is worried about his job.  
    All the emphasis is on controlling the virus(and it should be), the consequences of everything else seems to be ignored at this time.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,250 AG
    Branch Covidians is a good one! 
     It describes perfectly the bureaucrats and Chicom apologists who up until the end of February were carrying the Chicoms water and attacking those who were wanting to enforce borders. 
    Except, of course, nobody here was advocating that position...and he wasn't talking about those people at all.

    Nice try though.
  • johnpowersjohnpowers BayPosts: 2,898 Captain
    Tarp, Peking is on line one. 
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,250 AG
    edited April 2020 #89
    What do they want?  I'm busy.

    p.s. it's Beijing now.
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 9,674 Admiral
    Bejin Duck doen't sound as good as Pekin Duck

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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 12,051 AG
    The local Chinese restaurants have shut down completely. Pisses me off...no eggrolls...


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