1. For prospective new members, a word of warning: don't use common names like Dennis, Simon, or Kenny if you decide to create an account. Spammers have used them all before you and gotten those names flagged in the anti-spam databases. Your account registration will be rejected because of it.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Since it has happened MULTIPLE times now, I want to be very clear about this. You do not get to abandon an account and create a new one. You do not get to pass an account to someone else and create a new one. If you do so anyway, you will be banned for creating sockpuppets.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. If you wish to change your username, please ask via conversation to tehelgee instead of asking via my profile. I'd like to not clutter it up with such requests.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Due to the actions of particularly persistent spammers and trolls, we will be banning disposable email addresses from today onward.
    Dismiss Notice

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

Discussion in 'General' started by Biigoh, Mar 16, 2020.

Loading...
  1. OverMaster

    OverMaster L

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    10,911
    I live in Venezuela, you know.

    This is like attending my own funeral and that of my whole family. Everyone just keeps talking about how fucked we are whenever Venezuela is mentioned, nobody can do anything about it, and I have the suspicion that even if they could their reaction would still be the same "well, it sucks to be you".

    I can't cope with this, living with a collective death sentence over our heads, knowing it's just a matter of time before the sword falls. I'm this close to breaking down. I just want things to end up already.
     
  2. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,096
    Likes Received:
    12,694
    If at all possible I'd see about leaving the country while still possible. It won't be long I'd wager before martial law is declared.

    What steps has Venezuela taken, if any, to halt the spread of the virus?
     
    Ddmkm122, MerelysSoul and TanaNari like this.
  3. OverMaster

    OverMaster L

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    10,911
    I can't leave the country. That's completely out of the question. If I could I'd have done it already, and it's not like all the neighboring countries aren't free of the virus either. Where do you go when the damn thing has infected the whole world already? Do you really think an immigrant anywhere wouldn't be at the thinnest end of the rope?

    We've been on quarantine for nearly a week now.
     
    me-meboi, MerelysSoul and Ddmkm122 like this.
  4. ANGRY PUFFBALL

    ANGRY PUFFBALL Not too sore, are you?

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2016
    Messages:
    370
    Likes Received:
    1,590
    It's a ruder than normal flu, not the Black Plague. Settle down.
     
    searcher8, Ddmkm122 and MerelysSoul like this.
  5. Aleh

    Aleh Destroyer of Faith in Humanity

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    14,879
    Again, as I keep saying, it's not a flu.
     
  6. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,096
    Likes Received:
    12,694
    Eh, it's close enough.
     
    Ddmkm122, MerelysSoul and TanaNari like this.
  7. aquinas

    aquinas I trust you know where the happy button is?

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    It's not the flu, but doesn't matter if its a flu or not.

    New York is at capacity, half of Kansas doesn't have local hospitals, and the estimated best case death toll is in the millions.

    Its going to get ugly fast now.
     
    Ddmkm122, me-meboi, Dakkaface and 2 others like this.
  8. Jiven

    Jiven Most Excellent Lurker

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    4,264
    Likes Received:
    2,931
    Italy has more deaths than China now.
    That's Insane.
     
  9. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,096
    Likes Received:
    12,694
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
    Italy - 4,032
    China - 3,255
    Iran - 1,556
    Spain - 1,378
    France - 450


    I wonder how this is going to affect Greece? Their economy was never the best before this and now...
     
    Keldin, Ddmkm122, MHLord and 3 others like this.
  10. Renko

    Renko Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven ~☆

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2018
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    6,206
    Funny.

    This whole "not a flu" thing is kinda similar to what happened in Left4Dead.

    In the game, CEDA (Civil Emergency and Defense Agency) downplayed the infection as nothing more than a new type of flu leaving most people uninformed and ill-prepared.

    Their actions obviously worsen the situation of course further causing the outbreak to spread quickly.

    *sigh*

    I really don't get why some governments downplay and censor the situation.

    :confused:
     
  11. OverMaster

    OverMaster L

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    10,911
    Even measures don't seem to contain this thing anyway. What's the point?
     
    Ddmkm122, me-meboi and MerelysSoul like this.
  12. henkalv

    henkalv Getting sticky.

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2019
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    465
    If everyone don't get sick at the same time then the hospitals won't get as overrun as they possibly could get.
     
  13. daimahou

    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    32,810
    So that instead of 90+% of the population ending up sick, if every guideline is enforced by the people themselves, only less than 10% does.
     
    Ddmkm122, Dakkaface and MerelysSoul like this.
  14. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,096
    Likes Received:
    12,694
    That's really, really not going to happen with Florida & Iran being easy examples to point to.
     
    Ddmkm122, MerelysSoul and daimahou like this.
  15. Aleh

    Aleh Destroyer of Faith in Humanity

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    14,879
    No. It's not.
     
  16. OverMaster

    OverMaster L

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    10,911
    The guidelines are just trading massive death by contamination for massive death by starvation since most people in the world can't allow ourselves the luxury of holing up for months with no income.

    And by this point I'm half-convinced the damn thing would still get us regardless. We probably aren't being told the truth on how it actually spreads.

    I'm trying to hole up as best and tightly for as long as I can, but I'm not holding to any hopes anymore.
     
    Ddmkm122 and MerelysSoul like this.
  17. daimahou

    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    32,810
    If everyone could hole themseves up and have the self-control to not go anywhere it would be done under a month.
     
  18. Aleh

    Aleh Destroyer of Faith in Humanity

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    14,879
    What matters is containing it as much as possible, allowing as many people as possible to survive. This isn't about keeping it from being terrible; it's about making the best we can out of a situation that's already terrible.
     
  19. OverMaster

    OverMaster L

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    10,911
    We aren't certain of that.

    Besides, where would the homeless go? And again, most of the people out of the First World who need earning a life on a regular basis? Are we going to skip every meal for a whole month (at best)?
     
    Ddmkm122, me-meboi and MerelysSoul like this.
  20. daimahou

    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    32,810
    Well, yeah.

    That's why it's an "if" and not reality.
     
    Ddmkm122, MerelysSoul and TanaNari like this.
  21. daimahou

    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    32,810
    Congratulations!
     
  22. bacmet

    bacmet Newb Gone for Good

    Joined:
    May 13, 2017
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    938
    Nope.

    To the mods: I give no damns about punishment for daring to post this, this situation is bigger than your rules. The member has likely helped save lives with their research and contact with officials. They deserve a medal.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 2, 2020 at 12:33 AM
  23. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,096
    Likes Received:
    12,694
    That is pretty funny and you might as well enjoy your five-minutes of fame while it lasts, right?
     
    Ddmkm122, MHLord, me-meboi and 10 others like this.
  24. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok Experienced.

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    2,556
    Likes Received:
    13,333
    Cool.

    Now get over yourself.
     
    searcher8, Ddmkm122, me-meboi and 4 others like this.
  25. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,096
    Likes Received:
    12,694
    That's not really needed? He did go to a lot of effort for this and him being pleased that his work is being acknowledged is entirely justified.
     
  26. bacmet

    bacmet Newb Gone for Good

    Joined:
    May 13, 2017
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    938
    He may have helped save who knows how many lives by doing all this research on his own time and his own dime. He took the time to contact gov officials to make sure people with power had info needed to help others. His work was important enough that it got retweeted by POTUS himself.

    And all you can muster is: 'Get over yourself.'

    Is that a faint whiff of jealousy and pettiness I detect?
     
  27. daimahou

    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    32,810
    These kind of things take days to "get over" if you are lucky, weeks and months if not, this hasn't even been a day, yet.
     
    Enohthree, Ddmkm122, me-meboi and 3 others like this.
  28. OverMaster

    OverMaster L

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    10,911
    Now, let's keep things in perspective please.

    You said it yourself, this is a matter of life and death with the lives of millions across the world in potential risk.

    You kind of shoot the seriousness of your own statements in the foot when you treat that very serious matter, in the very next breath, as a matter of personal pride and reinvindication while posting Shadow the Hedgehog imagery with it.

    Like, thanks a million lots, buddy, and really, I mean it,but... it's kind of in bad taste, to first go on this rant on how dire and grim the situation is and then doing a victory dance as soon as Trump-sempai notices you. At least wait to see if the Trump administration actually takes it anywhere first, please.
     
    Ddmkm122, me-meboi and MerelysSoul like this.
  29. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,096
    Likes Received:
    12,694
    Uhm, no? Are people suddenly not allowed to take pride in their accomplishments all of sudden? That he takes it as a matter of "personal pride and reinvindication" is a natural reaction and you trying to cast it as a bad thing is quite honestly meaningless. As for whether or not the Trump administration actually does anything with it: There's nothing he can about that but at least now a lot of people know of the research he's put together that wouldn't have before this.
     
    Ddmkm122, MHLord, me-meboi and 8 others like this.
  30. Aleh

    Aleh Destroyer of Faith in Humanity

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    14,879
    ... dafuq? Could you PM me a link?

    ... seriously?! What you're describing is very much not a violation of either site's rules.
     
    Ddmkm122, me-meboi and MerelysSoul like this.
Loading...