Thread: COVID-19 Coronavirus Information and Discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I saw a post from a virologist on Twitter stating that the best cleaner for viruses is a mixture of vinegar and alcohol. Vinegar gets over 90% of the crap and alcohol will catch the rest.
    Did they say what ratio to use? That seems kind of important...

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    Hoarders are assholes.
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    Sure, mine among them. Not the first time I've been accused!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I saw a post from a virologist on Twitter stating ....
    Not the most RELIABLE source for information.

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    Everything I've seen online is quite contradictory but it seems to me the original suggestion was something like 75% vinegar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    I read this morning that it's been determined the virus can stay infectious on hard surfaces for three days.
    I guess that takes away the urge to pop a couple extra Viagra pills.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I saw a post from a virologist on Twitter stating that the best cleaner for viruses is a mixture of vinegar and alcohol. Vinegar gets over 90% of the crap and alcohol will catch the rest.
    Vinegar fries and a beer.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Not the most RELIABLE source for information.
    Well, I wouldn't have posted here if I hadn't checked the reliability of the source when I read it. But you're just here for the snark, aren't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    So who here is FOR the virus? - I cant believe there isn't someone defending a life forms right to exist....
    Well, in all earnestness, this *is* evolution at work. The emergence of a new (or "novel") pathogen that spreads without any limitations because it's got no natural enemies. It'll continue to spread until either it encounters some limitation, or its hosts are all dead.

    And from a 10,000 mile perspective, this is just the Earth ridding itself of an overgrowth of one particular organism, in this case man. In the long run(!) a worldwide reduction in population would solve a lot of problems.

    Just sorry it had to be in MY lifetime....

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    Orion Studios cancelled their spring shows.
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    No vinegar and bleach. That will kill You.
    A soap solution will kill the Corona virus too. That's why hand washing is so important.

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    Readers reveal: How we're coping with Denmark's coronavirus lockdown

    https://www.thelocal.dk/20200312/how...virus-lockdown

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    I have always had several months supply Food, and a few other essentials, basically for all my life. It's come in handy at times, both for myself, and others. I hope that being prepared for a disruption in the supply chain is not considered "hoarding" - Its really called understanding that bad things can happen - even in nice places. My intention is that I can get thru bad times, and at least not starve. Of course, I live on a small farm, so we try to keep it as real as we can. That's not the same thing as buying medical masks and selling them on Ebay for profit. Some people call what I do hoarding, but life is not a popularity contest, and you'll never make everyone happy with how you choose to live your life. My "Hoard" is not to profit from off of others...

    So, yes, I am an Asshole, but "Hoarding' does not significantly contribute to my overall Asshole rating... Now guitar picks.... I have more that I will ever need in a lifetime...
    I got nothin'

    ...avoiding any implication that I have ever entertained a cognizant thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Well, I wouldn't have posted here if I hadn't checked the reliability of the source when I read it. But you're just here for the snark, aren't you?
    I'm guessing the comment was about Twitter being the questionable source, not the virologist.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post

    And from a 10,000 mile perspective, this is just the Earth ridding itself of an overgrowth of one particular organism, in this case man. In the long run(!) a worldwide reduction in population would solve a lot of problems.

    Just sorry it had to be in MY lifetime....
    You're saying the earth itself is sentient enough to know it needs to reduce an overgrowth of humans? Seriously though, who would have thought 2 months ago we'd be to this point! Which tells me none of us know where we'll be 2 months from now. Hopefully all of us alive and well!

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    Governor closed Maryland schools starting Monday.
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    I'm a little sketched out about all this. I'm in my mid-50s and fairly healthy overall, but in the last six months or so I have had some weirdness with my lungs. I have mild bronchial spasms and occasional shortness of breath but it's very sporadic. I've been to the doctor and had a bunch of tests. I also got a chest x-ray. All blood tests and chest x-ray are normal. Now I wait for the results of a pulmonary function test I had yesterday.

    I could be developing some mild asthma or something. Also, back around the time this all began I was exposed to some mold so it could be that. Anyway, I hope it won't be an issue should I contract COVID-19.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    You're saying the earth itself is sentient enough to know it needs to reduce an overgrowth of humans?
    Lewis Thomas in "Lives of a Cell" likens the earth to one big self-regulating cell, which over the millennia has adjusted oxygen level and temperature as various lifeforms evolved to take advantage of these new opportunities. The earth doesn't need to be "sentient" per se, just a big enough feedback loop to maintain continuity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Well, I wouldn't have posted here if I hadn't checked the reliability of the source when I read it. But you're just here for the snark, aren't you?

    Two responses.
    1. If you checked this information's veracity elsewhere, why did you say you read it on Twitter?

    2. In this crisis it's the misinformation that's putting public health at risk. I don't think it's "snarky" to question information you got from an unregulated source where anybody can say anything -- and is well-known for its misinformation.

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    Wuhan Market before Corona Virus Disease 2019 (warning: rough stuff!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=0V7fyjaFOwQ

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    Yech. Enough to make me turn vegetarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Wuhan Market before Corona Virus Disease 2019 (warning: rough stuff!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=0V7fyjaFOwQ

    Wow, I could only make through about 40 seconds of that. Pretty disturbing stuff.

    Hope all are staying safe and sane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Lewis Thomas in "Lives of a Cell" likens the earth to one big self-regulating cell, which over the millennia has adjusted oxygen level and temperature as various lifeforms evolved to take advantage of these new opportunities. The earth doesn't need to be "sentient" per se, just a big enough feedback loop to maintain continuity.
    Interesting. He likened the earth to a cell huh? Just the earth or all planets, I wonder? Well all cells are technically alive, either way. But my skeptical nature prevents me from putting too much stock into all such claims or comparisons without solid evidence. That goes for about anything in my world

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Yech. Enough to make me turn vegetarian.
    Right? Yikes!

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    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

    It is obvious why these virus are developed in China. 2 weeks ago:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ens-China.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    In this crisis it's the misinformation that's putting public health at risk. I don't think it's "snarky" to question information you got from an unregulated source where anybody can say anything -- and is well-known for its misinformation.
    how reliable is your source:
    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg
    We're looking at millions of deaths in the US and tens of millions worldwide, until science catches up and provides some solutions.
    hyperbole in times like these isn't any less harmful than misinformation

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