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Old 03-10-20, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Obviously not as recently as you have.
Precisely. Internet would've bean been a much... um... cleaner place if people who talk on Internet knew what they were talking about. Alas...

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Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
Precisely. Internet would've bean a much... um... cleaner place if people who talk on Internet knew what they were talking about. Alas...
A thousand pardons Monsieur. I did not realize that I stood in front of Internet greatness.

BTW, spell and grammar check are your friends.

Comprende asere?
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
A thousand pardons Monsieur. I did not realize that I stood in front of Internet greatness.
Yep. Guilty as charged.

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BTW, spell and grammar check are your friends.
Nah... My friends are usually much more educated that that: can tell "bean" from "been". Your "spell and grammar check", unfortunately, couldn't... But nobody's perfect, I guess.

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Old 03-11-20, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
Nah... My friends are usually much more educated that that: can tell "bean" from "been". Your "spell and grammar check", unfortunately, couldn't... But nobody's perfect, I guess.
And you are Exhibit 1.
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Old 03-11-20, 07:07 AM
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I am more worried about humanity’s rampant stupidity and sheepish behavior than I am about the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/lat...-race-21669145
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
I am more worried about humanity’s rampant stupidity and sheepish behavior than I am about the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/lat...-race-21669145

Probably best not to use British tabloids as your source. Panic buying is obviously stupid, but that article misses the point entirely. The most optimistic timetable for the development of a vaccine is one year, and that's very optimistic.

I don't understand the science behind this, but apparently it's harder to come up with a vaccine for coronaviruses that isn't harmful to humans than it is to come up with a flu vaccine.

Basically, the efforts right now are aimed at delaying the spread so that the medical infrastructure isn't overwhelmed by the number of people requiring intensive care, and hoping that vaccines and treatments are developed in the meantime.
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Schools are closed in Seattle area till end of March, at least. No big gatherings allowed.
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Old 03-11-20, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Probably best not to use British tabloids as your source. me.
Regardless of your opinion, one way or the other, about British tabloids, her point is spot on.

Panic buying toilet paper is simply stupid. Fighting with other customers for toilet paper is equally stupid.

Panic buying bottled water is another stupid, mass-panic behavior. Tap water is fine and, if you are worried about the quality of tap water just treat it, including boiling it. If you have ever camped or lived in a country where water quality is an issue, you would know that water can be made safe for drinking.

Hoarding, like a tiny brained hamster, is evidence that we are not as evolved as we would like to think.

Mass hysteria like the one described by the author are possibly far more dangerous than the virus itself.

But, you are entitled to your opinions, however wrongheaded they may be.

Peace out.
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Not cycling related but:

NBA just suspended their season.
NCAA March Madness games will be played in empty arenas before no fans.
Tom Hanks & Wife have tested positive for COVID-19. Luckily, he is in Australia so had access to testing.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Mass hysteria like the one described by the author are possibly far more dangerous than the virus itself.

But, you are entitled to your opinions, however wrongheaded they may be.

Peace out.
CDC is estimating 50-100 million infections in the US to occur. Panic buying is quite secondary to the threat of that. That article presents a rosy scenario that is no longer plausible.
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