• ssu
    that's not necessarily capitalism's fault.StreetlightX
    That they are so stupid that they believe in socialism?
  • NOS4A2
    Yesterday during my daily travels I saw an increasing number of people wearing masks—an odd sight but I think a comforting one given that much of the transmission is through saliva droplets. For the most part Westerners have avoided mask-wearing in their day-to-day, whereas in the East it has become common. I wonder if these habits will change and if masks will become a fixture of western life.
  • ssu
    I wonder if these habits will change and if masks will become a fixture of western life.NOS4A2
    At least it will be trendy now, especially in big cities and crowded places.

    And think about the way how people react to someone that coughs out now. If earlier some people coughed to hide their farts, I guess now the fart to hide their coughs.
  • tim wood
    The city I live near, at the northern edge of the eastern US megalopolis, hard by the New Hampshire border, two weeks ago reported two cases of covid-19. Now, two week later, 54 cases. My math ain't much, but it seems to me those numbers are about as in-your-face as a thumb-nail gouging your eyeball. Two more weeks and the number could be 1458 or more, two more after that and the numbers are meaningless. 2 - 54 - 1458! What kind of a function is that?
  • praxis
    An advisory from county doctors yesterday. I think @Pfhorrest lives in the county too.

    If we are able to sustainably reduce social contact by 60%-70% and improve testing and treatment, the aforementioned epidemiologic model [no social distancing --> 18k ventilators needed by day 58 and only 180 currently available] suggests we could improve from that worst-case scenario of 18,000 ventilators needed on day 58 to a much more manageable peak of 475 ventilators on day 170 of the outbreak. That extra time is critical for our hospitals to build ventilator capacity and allow for the development of novel treatments. Thousands of lives would be saved. The key is sustaining the recommended reduction in social contact for that prolonged period of time.

    *Oops, wrong topic.
  • Valentinus
    Maybe one long term consequence of the insufficient testing problem is that the antibody factor that has suddenly come into view as the means to figure out exposure become technically something that can be figured out in ever shorter amounts of time.
    Make it an app.
  • I like sushi
    Long term consequences?

    Brief report about how the southern hemisphere is preparing:

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