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  1. The cumulative number of deaths reported is so...

    The cumulative number of deaths reported is so far today is over 700 more than the cumulative reported from the day before. The last update from today being 6:28PM ET.
  2. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.htm...

    https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
  3. You've been saying that COVID-19 is no different,...

    You've been saying that COVID-19 is no different, symptomatically, in terms of death rates, etc. than a typical flu season. What data are you basing that on?




    Sorry?
  4. Sources, please. 735 dead in the US today...

    Sources, please.


    735 dead in the US today alone, with 6 hours yet to go. We haven't had a day in any flu season then or since with a daily death toll of 1000. Yet we will today.
  5. Last flu season, the CDC estimated there were...

    Last flu season, the CDC estimated there were approx 35.5 million cases of the flu in the US, and about 34,000 deaths. That's a death rate of a bit less than 1 in 1000. The hospitalization rate was...
  6. Heh, this virus might turn out to be kind of like...

    Heh, this virus might turn out to be kind of like "the wave".

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/kvYQSEwUPhtMCYS98k/giphy.gif

    Travels around the world before eventually making its way back.
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    On the plus side, every bathroom in Germany is...

    On the plus side, every bathroom in Germany is going to smell a lot better than it usually does this time of year.
  8. We likely have more than that already. ...

    We likely have more than that already.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/how-many-americans-are-sick-lost-february/608521/
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    Full article:...

    Full article: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/china-trolling-world-and-avoiding-blame/608332/
  10. Look who's got it now. ...

    Look who's got it now.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52000173
  11. They're manufactured by the Oshkosh Corporation...

    They're manufactured by the Oshkosh Corporation in Oshkosh, WI, which is 175 miles NNW of Chicago.

    Probably just a recently finished order being fulfilled. If they were being sent to a military...
  12. Well, the California government has issued a...

    Well, the California government has issued a "stay-at-home" order, whatever the hell that means.

    I don't know if I'm considered essential or not. I'm currently working as a contractor doing data...
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    I don't know what to make of this "herd immunity"...

    I don't know what to make of this "herd immunity" thing, but perhaps eventually the best people to work among at-risk populations are those who've contracted the disease and recovered. Provided one...
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    The Northeast Megalopolis? (BosWash)

    The Northeast Megalopolis? (BosWash)
  15. I made my weekly grocery run this evening to my...

    I made my weekly grocery run this evening to my usual store, a discount grocery chain store, and they were clean out of:

    the usual toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and bottled water
    bread and...
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    Which doesn't do jackshit for anybody. People...

    Which doesn't do jackshit for anybody. People who keep on earning their normal wages don't need help. It's not as if life is going to get more expensive for people who continue to earn the same...
  17. I think you have a point. I can't remember what...

    I think you have a point. I can't remember what I was watching when I heard it being said, but in the US hospitals are pretty much at full capacity during normal conditions, and almost every...
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    Read somewhere that perhaps one of the reasons...

    Read somewhere that perhaps one of the reasons Italy has so many deaths proportionate to the number of known cases, is the tendency for family members of multiple generations to live with one...
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    From what I understand, the problem in China...

    From what I understand, the problem in China isn't the type of animals they eat, it's how things are conducted in the "wet" markets where they're sold.

    First off, the wet markets sell live...
  20. I'd read before that brass has self-disinfecting...

    I'd read before that brass has self-disinfecting properties, turns out it's more than just anti-bacterial. It has anti-viral properties as well. Maybe we ought to be using more brass in all the...
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