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Further Discussion About Covid-19 and the Covid-19 Crisis 2020

 
 
Rebelofnj
 
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Sun 19 Apr, 2020 09:54 am
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
Cyber cafes weren't around in the late 20th century.


They were around in the late 20th century. The first cyber cafes opened in South Korea in 1988, followed by American cafes in 1995.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_café

URLs have been part of marketing since the 90s. Back then, companies used "AOL keyword:..." in many commercials and posters.

The Simpsons actually made jokes about school URLs in a 1997 episode with Hank Scorpio, and a cyber cafe joke in a 1999 episode, when the family went to Japan.
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 19 Apr, 2020 10:22 am
@Rebelofnj,
I think the local cyber cafe in my hometown I was referring to says "Established 1997" on the side of the building. I think I made an error. I wasn't in my current town of residence in 1997.
izzythepush
 
  4  
Sun 19 Apr, 2020 11:46 am
@JGoldman10,
Cyber cafes are in decline, most people can afford a device that accesses the internet, that wasn't the case back in 1997.

Now people are more concerned about whether somewhere has wifi.

Why pay to use a computer in a cybercafé when you can just buy a cup of coffee and use their Wi-Fi on your laptop?

At the other end it's considerably cheaper to offer Wi-Fi than purchase a load of computers and have to pay for their maintenance and security. Not to mention liabilities if someone downloads something illegal.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 08:04 am
https://i.imgur.com/xw6KS2x.png
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JGoldman10
 
  -2  
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 09:14 am
Why is Covid-19 so dangerous if it is basically viral pneumonia?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 09:22 am
@JGoldman10,
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Why is Covid-19 so dangerous


You mean other than the dying part or the permanent pulmonary damage part? Or the contagion part?
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livinglava
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 09:22 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Why is Covid-19 so dangerous if it is basically viral pneumonia?

Would you like to contract it and report your findings here?
bobsal u1553115
 
  1  
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 09:23 am
@livinglava,
That's my thumbs up.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 10:50 am
@JGoldman10,
1. COVID-19 is novel, or new. That means there's no vaccine, and it's unclear how it will manifest;

2. This strain of coronavirus appears to infect two to 2.5 people versus 1.3 with the flu, so coronavirus seems to be about twice as contagious as the flu;

3. Some 20% of coronavirus patients are in serious enough condition to go to the hospital, 10 times the number who wind up in the hospital because of the flu;

4. Hospital stays for the coronavirus are twice as as long as for the flu;

5. About 8% of people get the flu every year. Some estimates are 25% to 50%, possibly up to 80%, could get the coronavirus without drastic actions being taken by individuals, states and municipalities and the federal government;

6. The coronavirus could be 10 times deadlier than the flu — about 0.1% who get flu die. It's estimated that about 1% of those who have gotten coronavirus have died from it;

7. There are treatments for the flu. There are no approved treatments for the coronavirus, despite the president's optimism for certain drugs, which are untested for coronavirus to this point; and

8. The flu tends to wane in warm weather, but it's too soon to count on that for coronavirus, which is thriving in warm, tropical places.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/24/820797301/fact-check-trump-compares-coronavirus-to-the-flu-but-they-are-not-the-same
bobsal u1553115
 
  1  
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 11:32 am
@Rebelofnj,
UMMM - ummm! Great truthiness, it'll get us through these times!
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 12:06 pm
https://crooksandliars.com/files/images/20/04/unnamed.jpg

Man Who Called Ohio's Lockdown Order 'Bullshit' Has Succumbed To COVID-19

https://democraticunderground.com/100213318660

4/20/20 7:44am

Man Who Called Ohio's Lockdown Order 'Bullshit' Has Succumbed To COVID-19

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/04/man-who-called-ohios-lockdown-order
John McDaniel railed against Ohio's Gov. Mike DeWine's lockdown order on social media. Weeks later he contracted the virus. A few days ago he died.


In March, John McDaniel called Ohio's shutdown order of non-essential businesses "madness." A few days ago he died.

Now, we don't know the circumstances of how Mr. McDaniel contracted the virus, nor do we know if he took unnecessary and foolish risks. But we do know what he thought of the measures put in place to keep him and the rest of the public as safe as possible. And we all know people who have similar opinions to those that McDaniel expressed on social media. If there's any good to come from his death, let it be that people take those measures more seriously. They're there for a reason.

It positively, absolutely did not have to happen. Trump is ecouraging the Covid19 "washing" through his own voting base.

izzythepush
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 12:17 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Karma really is a bitch.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 12:33 pm
@izzythepush,
Willfully flying into the face of logic, fact and science produces a most ironic sounding splat.

My youngest brother believes the same crap that guy did. Interestingly enough, we're from Ohio originally.
bobsal u1553115
 
  1  
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 12:44 pm
https://i.imgur.com/luvY5FW.png
Rebelofnj
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 12:51 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
It's funny that it just says "Your Governor"; not even specifying which governor. Basically almost any of the 50 governors are more trustworthy than Trump.
izzythepush
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 12:57 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
I’m sorry but all I know about Ohio is that Captain Kirk is from there, but even that might be wrong. If he’s not from there he’s from near there.
bobsal u1553115
 
  1  
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 01:03 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I know, Santoris with his negative ratings don't even bump the rating for Governors. That says something right there.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 01:22 pm
@izzythepush,
He's not from an imaginary Ohio, he's from an imaginary Riverside, Iowa.

John Glen was from Ohio. A couple of the other astronauts were, too:

Akron: Judith ResnikSymbol venus.svg (1949–1986), died on the Challenger — STS-41-D
Bryan: Terence T. Henricks — STS-44, STS-55, STS-70, STS-78
Cambridge: John Glenn (1921–2016), first American in Earth orbit, U.S. Senator, and oldest person to make a spaceflight — Mercury 6, STS-95
Cincinnati: Karl Gordon Henize (1926–1993) — STS-51-F
Cleveland: Kenneth D. Cameron — STS-37, STS-56, STS-74
Cleveland: Gregory J. Harbaugh — STS-39, STS-54, STS-71, STS-82
Cleveland: Jim Lovell, first NASA astronaut to fly four times, first man to fly to the moon twice — Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13
Cleveland: G. David Low (1956–2008) — STS-32, STS-43, STS-57
Cleveland: Donald A. Thomas — STS-65, STS-70, STS-83, STS-94
Cleveland: Carl Walz — STS-51, STS-65, STS-79, STS-108/111
Cleveland: Mary E. WeberSymbol venus.svg — STS-70, STS-101
Columbus: Donn F. Eisele (1930–1987) — Apollo 7
Columbus: Michael Foreman — STS-123, STS-129
Dayton: Charles Bassett (1931–1966) — No spaceflights
Euclid: Sunita WilliamsSymbol venus.svg — STS-116/117, Soyuz TMA-05M
Lorain: Robert F. Overmyer (1936–1996) — STS-5, STS-51-B
Macedonia: Ronald Sega — STS-60, STS-76
Mansfield: Michael L. Gernhardt — STS-69, STS-83, STS-94, STS-104
Parma: Michael T. Good — STS-125, STS-132
Wapakoneta: Neil Armstrong (1930–2012), piloted first docking in space, first person to land a spacecraft on the Moon, first person to walk on the Moon — Gemini 8, Apollo 11
Warren: Ronald A. Parise (1951–2008) — STS-35, STS-67

The place where the astronauts in "Martian Chronicles" took off from was in an imaginary Ohio.

Very good book, Martian Chronicles; Ray Bradbury also wrote Dandelion Wine, Illustrated Man, October County, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric, R is for Rocket. All really well worth the reading. They are not "space" stories. Most of the chapters of his books can stand alone as beautiful short stories. I'll be on Amazon when I finish this.

Really if you would read Dandelion Wine or Martian Chronicles, you'd thank me for turning you onto them.
izzythepush
 
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Mon 20 Apr, 2020 02:38 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
I’ve read October County.
bobsal u1553115
 
  1  
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 03:06 pm
@izzythepush,
Not my favorite, its from around the time he was doing a lot of script writing, I think he was using pitched stories for it.

I just got Martian Chronicles and Dandelion Wine ordered, when I get them read I'll pass 'em along if you'd like.
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