COVID-19 (artist formerly known as Wuhan strain novel Corona virus)

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by IP, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Patrick Ewing has it.
     
  2. lumberjack4

    lumberjack4 Chieftain

    Yeah 3 counties have continued to get hit pretty hard, but they're not out of ICU beds which is what the new articles implies. They can add more if necessary, though it would be great if they didn't have to.
     
  3. lumberjack4

    lumberjack4 Chieftain

    Does Dwight Howard have it? If not, that cements Indy's case.
     
  4. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    And gonna hurt MJ argument too, I mean definitely lowers Ewing's stature for beating him.
     
  5. peelwonder

    peelwonder Member

    Yeah, Montgomery , Mobile, and Jefferson seem like.
     
  6. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    30 new FAQs expected for PPP loan forgiveness expected next week.

    *Cries*
     
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  7. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Two interesting things about 1918, was:

    1. First wave affected the old. The second wave hit the young adults.

    2. Mild strain was passed around less than the more lethal strain due to WW1.

    One consequence of at home orders may be that mild infections are at home, where no-one can encounter them, and lethal ones are walking in to hospitals and coming back to the community.

    If that were the case here, at home orders are actually detrimental. Not sure how it is proven, though.
     
  8. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Luckily, everyone and everything is essential so the stay at home orders are moot.
     
  9. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    I'm so essential, I was sent home to work.

    Meanwhile, all the non-essential workers had to go to the office and deal with non-essential things like accepting shipments and talking to people.

    So I don't know what essential actually means anyway.
     
  10. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    me neither.
     
  11. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Essentially, it is about the essentials of being non-essential in an essential way while not being essential to the non-essential essentials.
     
  12. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    This comes up with government shutdowns too. A lot of "nonessential" things rapidly become "essential." Some "essential" things aren't nearly as "essential" when none of the "nonessential" things are occurring.

    Only an educated and cooperative population acting as responsible adults can work. We don't have that. We know we don't. Orders or no orders, many are not willing to change or sacrifice anything if it isn't them personally in imminent danger, and nothing will make them believe it is really them in danger until they are hip deep in it.
     
  13. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    For us, it means the minimum number of people required to keep it afloat for a couple of days
     
  14. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    I'm considered essential because I'm head of software, and thus "hard to replace." I disagree, but oh well. It's their money.

    But the people that do the things that actually make the money (I'm an expense) aren't considered essential because they are replaced by temp workers if needed.

    But 90% of everything I have done has been automation (by me or my team) making me the least essential person out of the 250 of us. I am utterly not needed. The code will just work.
     
  15. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I was deemed essential because I was always collaborating on side projects outside of my area, and they figured I could just cover a lot of different things. As if one person can do 10 jobs, working at 10x speed? Doing 9 of them mediocrely? My specific job function is no more or less critical than those other folks'.
     
  16. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Gub'mint wants their money, so I am essential, even though I worked from home for about a month.
     
  17. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

  18. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    I've been essential for over 20 years, I am counting the days where I can sit at home and fan my nonessential balls all day.
     
  19. 2Maggitt2Quit

    2Maggitt2Quit Chieftain

    My church (a step or two below mega-church) just announced they aren't meeting in person til at least the end of Phase 3. Think they have the technology capabilities to survive this, but the reaction will be interesting. I'm pretty relieved, tbh.
     
  20. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    We probably had 55 in our first service and double that in our 2nd
     

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