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4 hours ago, Cancer said:

Our university has declared that classes and finals will not physically meet for the rest of the term (which is all next week, plus Monday the following week, in regular classes; finals are the four days after that).  Thankfully we got all of my lab class meetings in already.  But the lecture material remaining is still a chunk to be covered, and how to deal with a non-local final is a challenge even for my dice methods.

 

Wimps.

 

So, this is a win for you essentially.

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On 3/6/2020 at 7:33 AM, death tribble said:

This probably is not the right place for this but still.

Does anybody remember the song My Sharona ?

well I just thought of doing it as My Corona.

Not in good taste bur be fair what else do you expect of me. ? 

 

10 hours ago, Scott Ruggels said:

GDC also hAAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

I preferred the original parody:

 

 

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0 confirmed cases in my state with 6 negative tests and 99 under observation. Thanks be to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that we don't have much in the way of tourism during the winter months.

 

I heard from a friend that her brother, who is supposed to be going to one of the quarantined cruise ships to administer testing, was asking her for help making arrangements with coastal locals to get him transport to the ship. Just to give you an idea of how organized and effective the government's response plan is so far.

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It seems that they are considering large-scale quarantines here, i.e., all of Seattle, or King County, or some such.  I am mildly amused to that I might be included in the "Locked Up -- Contagious -- Don't Care If You Live Or Die But Please Hurry Up About It Whatever You Do" zone.  I might need my post-apocalypse kit sooner than I had anticipated.

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You know, it was only a week ago that I was reading posts on Reddit from people who were adamant that COVID-19 "only infects Asians", "only kills the elderly", or that it was "just another flu".

 

edit: Now Reddit is full of posts from people who are sick, but won't get tested because they'll be charged $7500, and won't stay home from work because they can't make rent otherwise.

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And Spain jumps into contention with a 50% increase in cases, making them the seventh country to break the 1000-case mark!  They're in a tight group with France and Germany, but still far behind the trio of South Korea, Italy, and Iran in the 7000s.  So far no one is in striking distance of the leader, but in this pandemic anything can happen!

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13 hours ago, Old Man said:

You know, it was only a week ago that I was reading posts on Reddit from people who were adamant that COVID-19 "only infects Asians", "only kills the elderly", or that it was "just another flu".

 

My understanding is that the elderly and immunocompromised are far more likely to have severe and critical cases of the illness. In China the mortality rate so far is 14.8% for ages 80+ against overall mortality of 2.3% (still more than 20 times as deadly as the standard flu, if you get it). As someone with a mother about to turn 81 in a few weeks, you can understand I might not be jumping for joy just because younger people aren't too likely to suffer serious harm from it.

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