Coronavirus discussion thread

6150 posts / 0 new
Last post
Muto
Offline
Last seen: 45 min 17 sec ago
Joined: 09/04/2012 - 16:42
Posts: 2461
Location: Southeast, PA
Rexlion wrote:
I get the impression that if I said it stands to reason that the sky is blue, someone would chime in to explain that blue skies are a fallacy and that I’ve fallen for a blue-sky conspiracy hoax.

The sky is blue because the almighty one loves Penn State, everybody knows that Blushing
LOL

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

After the Apocalypse there will be only 2 things left alive, Cockroaches and Keith Richards

“You’ll develop like a herd mentality,”
“It’s gonna be herd-developed and that’s gonna happen.”

Yep it already happened

pennzy
pennzy's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 44 sec ago
Joined: 12/10/2017 - 19:45
Posts: 2400
Location: United States , Pa.
Muto wrote:
Rexlion wrote:
I get the impression that if I said it stands to reason that the sky is blue, someone would chime in to explain that blue skies are a fallacy and that I’ve fallen for a blue-sky conspiracy hoax.

The sky is blue because the almighty one loves Penn State, everybody knows that Blushing
LOL


You’re one of them. Big Smile
MtnDon
MtnDon's picture
Online
Last seen: 13 min 8 sec ago
Joined: 08/27/2015 - 18:25
Posts: 3348
Location: Canuk in NM

Some days the sky is actually orange

cabfrank
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 36 min ago
Joined: 11/19/2010 - 17:25
Posts: 3097
Location: healdsburg, california usa earth

Any idea which bridge that is?

hank
hank's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 min 26 sec ago
Joined: 09/04/2011 - 21:52
Posts: 9364
Location: Berkeley, California

Looks to me like the Bay Bridge from the SF side looking toward Angel Island

erlebo
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 4 days ago
Joined: 10/27/2017 - 21:33
Posts: 36
Location: Canuckistan
cabfrank wrote:
Any idea which bridge that is?

It’s the Bidwell Bar Bridge in Oroville.

Sherbona
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 09/16/2012 - 15:15
Posts: 62
Location: San Jose, CA

Bidwell Bar Bridge (Lake Oroville):
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/boat-motors-by-as-the-bidw...

Some discussion about where the picture was taken from:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv13OKkl0og

EDIT
Oops, erlebo beat me to it.

cabfrank
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 36 min ago
Joined: 11/19/2010 - 17:25
Posts: 3097
Location: healdsburg, california usa earth

Thanks everyone!

sochi111
sochi111's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 02/21/2017 - 14:59
Posts: 314

Sky is just a reflection of your own world Sick

cabfrank
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 36 min ago
Joined: 11/19/2010 - 17:25
Posts: 3097
Location: healdsburg, california usa earth

hank wrote:
Looks to me like the Bay Bridge from the SF side looking toward Angel Island

Hank, it does look similar to the Bay Bridge, but fortunately, Angel Island didn’t catch fire, as far as I know.
Photon Master
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 5 hours ago
Joined: 04/07/2018 - 14:04
Posts: 198
Location: Mars

Awesome picture! When are they going to make a “Backdraft” kind of movie about the firefighters out there? Feel bad for the people out there, wish the idiots in charge would prepare better for the fires that happen every single year

hank
hank's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 min 26 sec ago
Joined: 09/04/2011 - 21:52
Posts: 9364
Location: Berkeley, California

>Angel Island
Yep, bad guess on my part. I thought maybe I was seeinge electric lights filtered through the orange air.
Seen one old design suspension bridge, you’ve seen them all.

I was told long ago, in the Usenet days, that the best way to get correct information on the Internet is to post what you think and await correction.
Works for me.

cabfrank
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 36 min ago
Joined: 11/19/2010 - 17:25
Posts: 3097
Location: healdsburg, california usa earth

Makes sense to me. Some folks don’t like being corrected though.

sochi111
sochi111's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 02/21/2017 - 14:59
Posts: 314

How is it possible that some people never got corona from a sick person living in the same house? They even took a test that showed no
history or sign of corona, while the sick people were tested positive.

I hear multiple people talking about not getting sick at all while their relatives were sick with corona. They didn’t isolate and even drinking from the same cup. This supposedly happened before the lockdown and mask requirement in early 2020.
MtnDon
MtnDon's picture
Online
Last seen: 13 min 8 sec ago
Joined: 08/27/2015 - 18:25
Posts: 3348
Location: Canuk in NM
Photon Master
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 5 hours ago
Joined: 04/07/2018 - 14:04
Posts: 198
Location: Mars

sochi111 wrote:
How is it possible that some people never got corona from a sick person living in the same house? They even took a test that showed no
history or sign of corona, while the sick people were tested positive. I hear multiple people talking about not getting sick at all while their relatives were sick with corona. They didn’t isolate and even drinking from the same cup. This supposedly happened before the lockdown and mask requirement in early 2020.
Yeah I’ve wondered that too. I’ve gone to restaurants, stores, flown on planes, and been around huge crowds of people where no one is wearing masks and I feel great. But I’m a generally healthy person. I think it’s the people who are unhealthy to begin with who are mostly at risk. But to qualify that, I’m in IT and know nothing about health, medicine, biology, or a thousand other things
sochi111
sochi111's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 02/21/2017 - 14:59
Posts: 314
MtnDon wrote:
Anecdotal evidence is not good evidence.

I see they might be lucky, sharing a cup doesnt mean there is enough viral load on the cup etc.

sochi111
sochi111's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 02/21/2017 - 14:59
Posts: 314
Photon Master wrote:
Yeah I’ve wondered that too. I’ve gone to restaurants, stores, flown on planes, and been around huge crowds of people where no one is wearing masks and I feel great. But I’m a generally healthy person. I think it’s the people who are unhealthy to begin with who are mostly at risk. But to qualify that, I’m in IT and know nothing about health, medicine, biology, or a thousand other things

I don’t know if there are any reliable tests to show if you had corona before but did you happen to take a test?

Unheard
Unheard's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 55 min ago
Joined: 01/16/2019 - 11:38
Posts: 1276
Location: Germany

sochi111 wrote:
How is it possible that some people never got corona from a sick person living in the same house?

Probably same mechanism as flu: A lot of infections are asymptomatic. I found older studies about the flu and was surprised about the dark figure of infections. It appears as if we develop each year (except 2020 likely) some kind of heard immunity with a strong backbone of immune (recent infection by similar flu subtype), vaccinated or people that just develop weak to no symptoms. That’s why the danger of flue infections are overestimated and why there’s a myth of it mysteriously vanishing each year, I think. Not sure of course.

With corona, we’ll have asymptomatic infections, too, but likely to a much lesser degree. We’ll know in a year or two in the aftermath. What we know is it’s more deadly so we cannot count on heard immunity unfortunately but have to keep that curve flat until there’s a vaccine, be it Sputnik-V or Apollo-V.

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

Unheard
Unheard's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 55 min ago
Joined: 01/16/2019 - 11:38
Posts: 1276
Location: Germany

hank wrote:
I was told long ago, in the Usenet days, that the best way to get correct information on the Internet is to post what you think and await correction.
Works for me.

Great, same here Thumbs Up Beer

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

Lightbringer
Lightbringer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 53 min ago
Joined: 08/30/2016 - 14:12
Posts: 12508
Location: nyc
hank wrote:
I was told long ago, in the Usenet days, that the best way to get correct information on the Internet is to post what you think and await correction.

Nah, you’re wrong.

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

Photon Master
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 5 hours ago
Joined: 04/07/2018 - 14:04
Posts: 198
Location: Mars

Well… the problem is I took advice from one of my idiot friends who is in the medical field back in March-ish. He told me this was no big deal and it would all blow over. Talked about herd immunity and all that. By the time I realized he had rocks in his head I’d already spent time in huge crowds and around other dummies who did the same thing

Rexlion
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 27 min ago
Joined: 05/18/2019 - 16:59
Posts: 789
Location: Okla.

A thousand doctors have banded together to say that this virus is not the big deal it’s been made out to be, but that’s not evidence either. No use giving a link, the non-doctors would simply have a field day disparaging it. Sick

kennybobby
kennybobby's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 44 min ago
Joined: 05/10/2017 - 09:13
Posts: 520
Location: huntspatch, alabama

Emergency Room Doctors?

Favorite Song = "Flashlight" (BLF of course, with a righteous bass)
https://youtu.be/gCTGMIXaD64

Exercise and Training:
My typical training routine: https://youtu.be/_aVASp9raMk
Morning Workout: https://youtu.be/ZEA_3yXG570

Remember Don't Do Drugs...
without me: https://youtu.be/oVKtxHTcnho

xevious
xevious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 6 min ago
Joined: 02/27/2013 - 21:55
Posts: 1870
Location: Hoboken, NJ USA

NorthernHarrier
NorthernHarrier's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 54 min ago
Joined: 11/30/2018 - 12:05
Posts: 341
Location: Eastern USA
Rexlion wrote:
A thousand doctors have banded together to say that this virus is not the big deal it’s been made out to be, but that’s not evidence either. No use giving a link, the non-doctors would simply have a field day disparaging it. Sick

I’m guessing there’s 200,000 people in the USA alone who thought it was a pretty big deal, just before they died of it.

Kindle
Kindle's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 49 sec ago
Joined: 04/22/2011 - 10:24
Posts: 801
Location: USA
Rexlion wrote:
A thousand doctors have banded together to say that this virus is not the big deal it’s been made out to be, but that’s not evidence either. No use giving a link, the non-doctors would simply have a field day disparaging it. Sick

I know you’re trying to be cute, but no an appeal to authority by 1k doctors isn’t evidence.

It is of interesting that the current estimate for the number of front line health care workers in the US who have died from COVID is right around that same number.

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Online
Last seen: 13 min 13 sec ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 5599
Location: Portugal

[REVIEWS] ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 // AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 // BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 // BRINYTE: T28 / PT18pro / PT28 // DQG: AA Slim Ti // FIREFLIES: ROT66 GEN II // HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA // KLARUS: XT1C // LIVARNOLUX: 314791 // LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 // NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 // ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 // OLIGHT: M2R Warrior / OW Mini // ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro / 311 / Z821 / i5 // ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 / A23 / E200u // SKILHUNT: M150 / M200 // SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B // WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 / TO50R / E19 / E12R / E61 // XTAR: PB2 Charger // Mods: 1 / 2 // TIR: 1 / 2 // Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 /// My Collection /// My Review’s Blog (PT) /// OL Contest 2019 /// GIVEAWAY: 1 / 2

Unheard
Unheard's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 55 min ago
Joined: 01/16/2019 - 11:38
Posts: 1276
Location: Germany

Thanks for sharing, MascaratumB! A must-see for everyone, not only in the USA.

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

raccoon city
raccoon city's picture
Online
Last seen: 6 min 25 sec ago
Joined: 10/06/2010 - 02:35
Posts: 14679
Location: रॅकून सिटी Palm Desert CA USA

I just saw yesterday's Daily Show, and that interview is excellent.

Dr. Fauci is the man!

Thanks for sharing that video.  :THUMBS-UP:

Pages