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Re: CORONAVIRUS 2020: RHYTHM OF THE DEATH III
« Reply #1800 on: November 15, 2020, 09:38:20 PM »
Elon Musk says he "most likely" has a "moderate case" of coronavirus.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54948005

Imagine if he died though.

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« Reply #1801 on: November 15, 2020, 10:01:38 PM »
Imagine if he died though.

you said the same about Johnson and Trump

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« Reply #1802 on: November 15, 2020, 10:02:50 PM »
Has anyone rich and evil died of this fucking thing yet?

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« Reply #1803 on: November 15, 2020, 11:01:28 PM »
Has anyone rich and evil died of this fucking thing yet?

Tim Brooke-Taylor?

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« Reply #1804 on: November 15, 2020, 11:19:49 PM »
Has anyone rich and evil died of this fucking thing yet?

Hermain Cain?

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« Reply #1805 on: November 16, 2020, 10:29:38 AM »
Has anyone rich and evil died of this fucking thing yet?
Roy Horn? Also a lot of Roman Catholic priests, top Israeli torturer Itzhak Ilan, top South Vietnamese "counter-insurgency expert" Tran Ngoc Châu, meat baron/cattle abuser Aaron Rubashkin, and several high-ups in the government of Iran. But it does seem to have spared the seriously rich, which is nice. (The first royal to die was the socialist campaigner Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, and a couple of elderly Eurotrash seem to have bit the dust, but they've managed to keep our lizard rulers safe.)

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« Reply #1806 on: November 16, 2020, 09:45:06 PM »
C4 Dispatches is apparently reporting that Randox Labs (Northern Ireland-based?) are a fucking nightmare. They're part of the UK Government network, so we don't have any say on whether tests collected in our country get sent there.[1]

(Randox test kits had to be withdrawn early on in the pandemic because of safety concerns, incidentally.)
 1. I'd guess it's over 10% of our tests.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 09:57:28 PM by Zetetic »

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« Reply #1807 on: November 16, 2020, 11:46:04 PM »
Randox sounds more like the next mass data breach event / sexy bubble bath

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« Reply #1808 on: November 17, 2020, 08:36:57 PM »
598 deaths!

The success story continues, new records are created.

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« Reply #1809 on: November 17, 2020, 08:40:21 PM »
This is like Children in Need when they reveal how much money they've raised as the show goes on.

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« Reply #1810 on: November 18, 2020, 05:40:22 AM »
This is like Children in Need when they reveal how much money they've raised as the show goes on.

and nearly as painful to sit through.

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« Reply #1811 on: November 18, 2020, 10:56:49 AM »
Johnson doing PMQs by videolink today

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« Reply #1812 on: November 18, 2020, 10:58:35 AM »
Johnson doing PMQs by videolink today

598 dead but "you love Corbyn the Antisemite" for fifteen minutes.

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« Reply #1813 on: November 18, 2020, 11:04:05 AM »
I think Johnson will struggle doing PMQs from home. I guess if the alternative is to have Raab do it in your place you're not going to miss it though.

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« Reply #1814 on: November 18, 2020, 11:08:48 AM »
Hopefully he has a BRAY app on his laptop.

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« Reply #1815 on: November 18, 2020, 11:54:20 AM »
That'd be good, like the Vic Berger airhorn

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« Reply #1816 on: November 19, 2020, 06:39:29 PM »
C4 Dispatches is apparently reporting that Randox Labs (Northern Ireland-based?) are a fucking nightmare. They're part of the UK Government network, so we don't have any say on whether tests collected in our country get sent there.[1]

(Randox test kits had to be withdrawn early on in the pandemic because of safety concerns, incidentally.)
 1. I'd guess it's over 10% of our tests.

I have full confidence in Randox after seeing a leaky sample exetainer being wiped with a cloth, the same cloth used on the previous leaky exetainer

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« Reply #1817 on: November 23, 2020, 02:48:48 PM »
Why do rates fluctuate so much? In the South East it's rising whereas it's falling nearly everywhere else. Where I live is particularly bad, although where my parents are is worse. These are two areas that a few weeks ago were much better than surrounding ones. I don't believe that people were behaving better than they were elsewhere then, or that they are suddenly much worse now.

Schools and prisons seem to be a big factor, but they are all over the country.

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« Reply #1818 on: November 23, 2020, 03:22:27 PM »
When you're looking at such a low-level and with (still) fairly low prevalence, the numbers of cases involved are very small and so spread is fairly … chaotic? You can get unlucky and 1 case becomes 10 within a week or two, or you can get lucky and 1 case becomes zero or one.

Compounded by significant variation in the effectiveness of contact tracing, probably, as well.

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« Reply #1819 on: November 23, 2020, 04:33:57 PM »
Tier 3 here we come!

And I can still get my haircut and spend all day shopping while the kids are at school (until their schools are closed as so many others round here are). Or at least I could if I wasn't going to work.

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« Reply #1820 on: November 23, 2020, 04:36:37 PM »
When you're looking at such a low-level and with (still) fairly low prevalence, the numbers of cases involved are very small and so spread is fairly … chaotic? You can get unlucky and 1 case becomes 10 within a week or two, or you can get lucky and 1 case becomes zero or one.

Compounded by significant variation in the effectiveness of contact tracing, probably, as well.

Spot on, heteroskedasticity bit me on the arse last week.

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« Reply #1821 on: November 23, 2020, 04:41:41 PM »
I remember a panic when locally cases had quadrupled - turned out to be from 2 to 8.

Many more now though.

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« Reply #1822 on: November 23, 2020, 09:16:25 PM »
Squeeze the disease, please the disease, 'til the juice runs down its leg

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« Reply #1823 on: November 24, 2020, 11:53:46 AM »
For those of you who need a laugh and schadenfreude, check out the responses to the boss of Australia's National Airline QANTAS, talking about preparing for a world where you can't fly international without a vaccine certificate. Amazing stuff from people all around the world, losing their shit about something that will never affect them (Flying on Australia's national carrier). He's talking to the tabloid "current affairs" show, which is usually placating racists by pointing out refugees have access to whitegoods.
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Some of my favourites:
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This is insane vaccinating us like dogs come near me with a vaccine and I'll shove it down your throat it will be the last thing they ever try and do I'm buying a yacht
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I hope that the Qantas CEO knows that his airline is going out of business...
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Saw this coming. Another way people from developing countries to be discriminated against.
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Going to be a huge legal and moral fight, especially as far as kids is concerned, but also for many adults. This will be illegal in many parts of the world. And how is @Qantas going to judge effectiveness of Chinese, Russian and other vaccines? Joyce hasn’t thought this through.

...and finally
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Go woke go broke
Because of course, vaccines are "woke"

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« Reply #1824 on: November 24, 2020, 12:48:41 PM »
Haha! He grew up on the same estate as my girlfriend; it's nice to see doing them proud by pissing off idiots and twats!

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« Reply #1825 on: November 24, 2020, 04:08:53 PM »

Some of my favourites:


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Love that one

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« Reply #1826 on: November 24, 2020, 06:19:07 PM »
We just found out my sister-in-law, who lives out in California, has been taken off to hospital as she was struggling to breath. She'd been feeling bad for about 10 days and was due to go for a test tomorrow. My wife (and their other sister) are in bits, I'm trying to be reassuring that she's a healthy 22 year old with no underlying conditions, but I doubt it helps a jolt.

Aside from her studies, she works in Home Depot, who a couple of months ago stopped insisting on customers wearing masks in the store. One of her colleagues also fell sick recently. 

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« Reply #1827 on: November 24, 2020, 07:39:30 PM »
Fucking hell, that's dreadful. You might feel a bit useless just reassuring but I'm sure it helps, and the odds are certainly in her favour.

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« Reply #1828 on: November 24, 2020, 07:47:44 PM »
"Go woke go broke" doesn't really work because most of the original far-right whinge spincycle surrounded successful big names and corporations 'virtue signalling'.

Go woke, make an absolutely shit tonne of money through aggressive capitalist practises just with a smiley face on the advert isn't as catchy though.

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« Reply #1829 on: November 24, 2020, 07:51:27 PM »
Fucking hell, that's dreadful. You might feel a bit useless just reassuring but I'm sure it helps, and the odds are certainly in her favour.
I think I worry more for the younger sister - there's only 18 months between them (my wife is 13 years older) and they're almost like twins, very much their own little support network out there, given they only immigrated there a couple of years ago.

My lady is on the phone on to the youngest now, it seems the sick sister has managed to get a message out, which I'm hoping is a good sign. Just hoping their dad, who is 70 and lives with them, managed to dodge the bullet.

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