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Zardnaar

Legend
Be interesting to see what others think. Communication seems key.

This clip is pointing out we've become a bit complacent once alert levels get lowered.

More including it because the start of it has shop windows where QR codes are displayed and it's day to day operations.


I read alot of news but don't generally watch the news mostly because we haven't had a TV reception last decade or so and use the internet for everything line that.

It's 4 minutes I suppose you could contrast it with home. Saw some CNN last week at father in law's as he still watches normal TV.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Well...

Because of literal technical difficulties, we won’t be following through on our holiday food distribution plan. We probably won’t be able to get replacement appliances until sometime in December, so my ability to cook stuff in big batches is somewhat impaired until further notice.

In addition, Dad just got off the phone a few minutes ago: one of his employees has lost her sense of smell and tested positive on a preliminary quick test. So he’s making up and initiating self-quarantine. I was just in his office 2 days ago, so I may be following suit, even though I wasn’t anywhere near the employee in question.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Well...

Because of literal technical difficulties, we won’t be following through on our holiday food distribution plan.

That's crummy. It sounded like you were looking forward to it.

I was just in his office 2 days ago, so I may be following suit, even though I wasn’t anywhere near the employee in question.
That's even crummier. Take care of yourself, dude!
 



Thomas Shey

Explorer
It seems like most of the people here in the United States just got tired of it and simply decided the pandemic was over.

Except it isn't over. The virus doesn't care about how bored or frustrated you are with it. It doesn't care about how many weeks you've had to spend indoors with your children, and it doesn't care about the economy or the election either. It's still out there, still spreading, still killing people, and we still don't have a vaccine....and grown adults are acting like petulant children over the bare minimum precautions like "stay home" and "wear a mask."

This is the inherent problem with the fact modern medicine has managed to make serious aerosol spread illnesses virtually a thing of the past for more than half a century (and you can argue a century); there's no cultural understanding of what an epidemic really means, and how seriously you need to take it.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
This is the inherent problem with the fact modern medicine has managed to make serious aerosol spread illnesses virtually a thing of the past for more than half a century (and you can argue a century); there's no cultural understanding of what an epidemic really means, and how seriously you need to take it.

Outside Asia anyway. Europeans got a bit complacent imho since they have the "best health care systems in the world".

On other forums posters from Argentina and Switzerland are saying they're getting surges there is

Hearing about Spain etc on the news other nations not so much.
 


Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
That's crummy. It sounded like you were looking forward to it.


That's even crummier. Take care of yourself, dude!
Yeah. I love to cook for people. That‘s why we have pots up to 30qts in this house!

Basically, as far as my plans go, Halloween is cancelled. Thanksgiving is cancelled. Christmas may be cancelled, depending on a variety of factors.

And not just for our gifting plans, either. Besides the turkey, several of the dishes I cook this time of year depend on using the oven. ESPECIALLY the bread puddings I make to give to the neighbors. I have other appliances that I can bake in, but I don’t know that they’re built to handle the AMOUNT of cooking I’d be wanting to do. I definitely don’t need to start a house fire by overworking a tabletop cooking device.

Still, as a low point for the year, it’s pretty much just a dip, relatively speaking. Hopefully, this is as bad as it gets for us.
 

MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
Speaking of food, there's something that keeps bothering me. Specially after I went to get some supplies today. You see, every other product is now labeled with black stickers that warn "this has too much sugar", "this has too much sodium" and so on. Normally I wouldn't really mind them being there, (Though I worry they have already lost their kick since they are everywhere), what bothers me is why they are there. You see, the official narrative about having so many deaths is not that this is a deadly virus that we have failed to control, with next to no testing and negligible contact tracing, extreme triage in our underfunded and now undersupplied public hospitals -they basically reject anybody under 60 until they get so sick that there's nothing to do, basically people are checked in just to die-, data manipulation to justify premature reopenings of different states, and lack of a national mandate for wearing facemasks -and low usage of them, let alone correct usage-.

No it is nothing of the sort, instead this is a mild virus that is killing everybody because we eat and drink so much sugars and fats, so obviously we need to warn the people no to eat these things and nobody else will die! These black stickers are saving everybody's lives! /s

In short, they are scapegoating food for the failure to have a proper and opportune response to the pandemic and they are wasting precious money and time on black stickers that don't even have the desired effect just to show they are doing something.
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
In short, they are scapegoating food for the failure to have a proper and opportune response to the pandemic and they are wasting precious money and time on black stickers that don't even have the desired effect just to show they are doing something.
Sounds like they are scapegoating you, for not eating the proper diet and buying the proper products and etc. You failed to take care of yourself, you see, and therefore you are liable for any and all consequences. Ugh.
 

Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
Being overweight is way far down on the normal correlations to a shortened life span ... even the amount of blaming most people do by calling being overweight unhealthy is perhaps exaggerating a statistically small element compared to do you have friends and even are you one who interacts with strangers or even do you get the flu vaccine. So my thought is be careful about societies "health craze" that is less driven by real science than those exploiting standards of beauty than most people think. The typical health consequences seem less than people think. That its danger is exaggerated by COVID19 is one of those situational ugh's.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Being overweight is way far down on the normal correlations to a shortened life span ... even the amount of blaming most people do by calling being overweight unhealthy is perhaps exaggerating a statistically small element compared to do you have friends and even are you one who interacts with strangers or even do you get the flu vaccine. So my thought is be careful about societies "health craze" that is less driven by real science than those exploiting standards of beauty than most people think. The typical health consequences seem less than people think. That its danger is exaggerated by COVID19 is one of those situational ugh's.

If same thing happened here a week
orv two ago.

Some Americanisms turned up during election campaign and weigh came up subcontract it's your fault if you're fat.

The two leaders however as re a bit portly themselves and it went over like a wet fart.

USA news subscribed to Washington Post. Europe more using BBC.

Can't explain it put it that way.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Mom & I were finally able to get our flu shots today. We had to wait for the “over 65“ serum to be back in stock for her. The pharmacist on duty gave a damn good shot, too...and I let her know. People in jobs like that too rarely get complemented on their hard-earned skills. 👍🏽
 
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