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« Reply #600 on: August 24, 2020, 06:45:23 PM »
57% of Republican voters think that 177,000 coronavirus deaths is ACCEPTABLE

10% of Democrats.

In Indiana, camping out on state land as part of a protest is now a felony.

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« Reply #601 on: August 27, 2020, 10:33:10 AM »
The ones that have the flex duct to port the warm air from the condensor outside really are pretty nice.
Any other type won't work very well.  The heat has to go somewhere.

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« Reply #602 on: August 27, 2020, 03:58:38 PM »
Really if you have a portable one you want one with an intake and an output hose - the ones with only the output hose are sucking warm air into the room so their efficiency sucks. I've not actually seen two hose versions for sale in the UK.

But if you're in the US, window fitted ones are efficient and put all the noisy bits outside.

Sorry, Technology Connections did a video on portable air conditioners and I've been trying to convince work to buy me one.

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« Reply #603 on: September 15, 2020, 10:21:56 PM »
Probably going to pass the 200K threshold today in the US.

The bad news doesn't stop there, in the next few weeks the deaths per million, Trump's favoured metric, is about to pass the UK. Our brief stint as a Covid superpower snuffed out like the fag end of the British Empire.

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« Reply #604 on: September 15, 2020, 11:15:54 PM »
I wonder in America the numbers of people who copped for a severe dose of it, survived, but are going to have lasting serious health issues due to not being able to afford proper health care.

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« Reply #605 on: September 16, 2020, 02:42:04 AM »
I wonder in America the numbers of people who copped for a severe dose of it, survived, but are going to have lasting serious health issues due to not being able to afford proper health care.
If the figure of about 30% of COVID patients continuing to suffer symptoms months after infection are correct, then let's be conservative and say 10% of those are rather serious (reduced lung capacity, cognitive impairment) that's 6.7 million cases * 0.3 * 0.1 = 200k people requiring care and taken out of the workforce. At the moment.

I reckon that if it goes like this, the calls for universal health care will get very loud indeed

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« Reply #606 on: September 16, 2020, 08:10:07 AM »
If only. An absurd % of those people currently uninsured with no means to access healthcare decry all attempts to introduce universal coverage as socialism due to having been inculcated with hyper-partisan political propaganda for so long.

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« Reply #607 on: September 16, 2020, 05:40:47 PM »
Trump has claimed he never underplayed the severity of the pandemic a couple of days after interviews were published where he claimed he underplayed the severity of the pandemic.

He’s gone on to say that 195,000 dead is actually pretty good going and without his leadership it would be in the millions. He’s also repeated the claim the virus will go away on its own, with or without a vaccine, due to ‘Herd Mentality’.

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« Reply #608 on: September 16, 2020, 05:55:01 PM »
There should be an 'Overton Window' phrase for how the Right manage expectations down and down, lower and lower, until you're thankful the country isn't surrounded by rising pools of lava and your legs are still attached - ("and anyway it would be even worse with the Left in charge")

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« Reply #609 on: September 17, 2020, 06:20:29 PM »
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The US Post Office (USPS) had planned to send 650 million reusable cotton face masks to Americans - roughly five per household - back in April, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post though a Freedom of Information Act request.

But the plan was axed by White House officials who felt it would create a panic among Americans, an unnamed White House official told the Post.

"There was concern from some in the White House Domestic Policy Council and the office of the vice president that households receiving masks might create concern or panic," the official said.

It would have made a big difference, especially since the poorest Americans might not be able to afford masks.

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« Reply #610 on: September 17, 2020, 06:37:16 PM »

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« Reply #611 on: Today at 10:32:39 AM »
Bar in West Melbourne, Florida bans people from wearing masks: https://www.fox35orlando.com/video/851483?fbclid=IwAR1N3U94XXiBSzu05O9db3CMFAqt6k6HGv-dwQc1ExxTMmXh3fzQSR4sDrc

I imagine a load of people from outside West Melbourne will come to his bar to "support" his policy and spread Coronavirus further.

 

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