Coronavirus COVID-19 Limited Topics Discussion (Read 1st Post)

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  1. BCClone

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    Chill bud, next you are going to say Dr. Phil doesn’t give great advice. Everybody knows Oprah surrounds herself with the best.
     
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  2. cowgirl836

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    Use office im for a lot. Too much time to walk to another floor or side of the building.
     
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    I'm in a similar boat, but we all still have phones and need to use them more often. Way more efficient than emails and even IMs.
     
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  6. NorthCyd

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    The toilet paper thing is maybe the most bizarre thing to come out of all of this. Murphy and Andy were discussing this today, and Andy was talking about how almost half the production of toilet paper is for commercial use, so that change in dynamic is a big part of what's causing the shortage. Basically there is a surplus of that cheap single ply crap sitting around in warehouses while grocery stores sit empty. Hadn't thought of that angle.
     
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    It was actually bothering me that it took the media so long to figure that out. So many articles from a few weeks ago saying the TP suppliers had constant production and the shortages now would be balanced out by a surplus in the future. So many posts blaming hoarders (hey may have been an initial factor, but weren't the largest factor). And i was sitting there reading them like 'yeah but people are shitting more at home now, and not using the office TP"

    I called it out here 3 weeks ago.
     
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  8. NorthCyd

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    For people interested in antibody testing I had heard about this lab in Colorado that was going to try and test every citizen in its County. I searched and it looks like they hit a snag due to workforce reductions, but they still have some preliminary results . They didn't find a lot of people with antibodies, but its a rural county in Colorado (pop. 8000) so it's not a representative sample of the whole country.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/reason.com/2020/04/08/mass-antibody-testing-in-this-rural-colorado-county-sheds-light-on-covid-19s-prevalence-and-lethality/%3ffbclid=iwar2zspz9um-qgikpooojqyyvomhrtpsizcqj3uhk90a8_doqxdpkznyl614&amp
     
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    Given the choice between nothing and the industrial sand paper at work...easy choice every time. Companies are shifting production to produce more fluffy Charmin...and they should given the significant profit margins that they will make if consumers buy more Charmin.
     
  10. isutrevman

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    Surgical masks help you to not touch your mouth and nose though. It's highly unlikely you will get the virus if you don't touch your face when there is a chance you could have it on your hand. Wearing a mask helps people with this tremendously. So, wear it when you go to the store then take it off once you are home and can wash your hands.
     
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    Why don't grocery stores just sell the cheap stuff? I think they usually have at least some of it on the shelves anyway. I know, because I've accidentally bought it before.
     
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  13. Angie

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    This is so freaking stupid.
     
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    WHY? Why would they do this? This isn’t over. Testing still has value.
     
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  16. madguy30

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    Yeah the stocking thing vs. types has been interesting.

    To me anything being out of stock at this level is something that shouldn't happen if people just calculated out what they need for two weeks and kept things simple.

    Sure there would be shortages and less supply than normal but this level is just bad planning.
     
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    They're literally just acting like things are fine because there's been some plateauing.

    I was afraid of this.

    So dumb.
     
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    Hasn't most testing been state funded to date?
     
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    Or evil. Don't sell them short.
     
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