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1 hour ago, UcudBmine said:

We have the most densely populated country in Europe. I live in the city where the first patient was discovered, we're still only on 382 cases. That's 0.002% of all Dutch people. If this virus was capable of spreading through air we'd be kinda screwed.

I don't believe it spreads that easily. If it did we'd all be sick already.

It's still all a storm in a teacup.

I can't stress enough how badly the Dutch government is handling this situation, in 2 weeks time it's going to look a lot like where Italy is now. Taking drastic measures now is the only thing that could possibly prevent that from happening

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What the fuck do they know? If I'm looking for advice from a rock band on how viruses are transmitted I will ask Queen thank you very much.

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4 minutes ago, grouse said:

I can't stress enough how badly the Dutch government is handling this situation, in 2 weeks time it's going to look a lot like where Italy is now. Taking drastic measures now is the only thing that could possibly prevent that from happening

How exactly should they handle it then? There's not much going wrong. And even if it were to escalate, the rules of nature would apply. It's survival of the fittest.

Imagine what the world would have looked like if the black death didn't wipe out millions of people? I don't think we would've made it to 2020.

I don't want to offend anyone, but I really can't worry about this. These things are bound to happen eventually. It could have been so much worse than this.

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15 minutes ago, grouse said:

I can't stress enough how badly the Dutch government is handling this situation, in 2 weeks time it's going to look a lot like where Italy is now. Taking drastic measures now is the only thing that could possibly prevent that from happening

Same in Belgium. Organizations are taking matters into their own hands because politicians keep shifting responsibility onto others.

When in doubt, I look at experts and most now seem to agree our government isn't doing enough.

Also, they advise against (not ban!) events of 1000 people. So venues think they're being smart and allowing only 950 people in. Assholes.

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Why the fuck are people buying up all the loo roll?  I mean what the fucks loo roll gonna do?  Excuse me, I don't watch the news so maybe its a stupid question and I'm missing something obvious.  They've fuckin' cancelled the Arsenal game tonight too, this fuckin' Coronavirus is going too far now, they need to get the fuckin' nerds out of their fuckin' cryo-chambers and get crackin'.  Come on Soulie, you're one of them, get your fuckin' finger out, you're alright givin' it the fuckin' biggun on MyGnR, acting like you're fuckin' Charlie Big Potatoes, sort this out now you cunt :lol:  And you too McLeod, you're all fuckin' sciencey and chemicaley, do something.

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3 hours ago, UcudBmine said:

We have the most densely populated country in Europe. I live in the city where the first patient was discovered, we're still only on 382 cases. That's 0.002% of all Dutch people. If this virus was capable of spreading through air we'd be kinda screwed.

I don't believe it spreads that easily. If it did we'd all be sick already.

It's still all a storm in a teacup.

*503, so far.

But I'm not too worried either. I met quite a few people this week through work and none of them wanted to shake hands because of what Rutte said... 

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I got an email from Target stores. They are saying how they are paying their workers overtime to clean all their stores and we shouldn't worry about shopping there.

Honestly, I usually buy stuff from Target online. But it was cool to get this email from their President to let their customers know they are trying to contain this virus.

 

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15 minutes ago, EvanG said:

*503, so far.

But I'm not too worried either. I met quite a few people this week through work and none of them wanted to shake hands because of what Rutte said... 

Ye I saw the update after my post. But I noticed the same with handshakes. What I don't get is that they suggested to bump elbows instead :facepalm::lol: Imagine how ridiculous everyone would look.

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2 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Why the fuck are people buying up all the loo roll?  I mean what the fucks loo roll gonna do?  Excuse me, I don't watch the news so maybe its a stupid question and I'm missing something obvious.  They've fuckin' cancelled the Arsenal game tonight too, this fuckin' Coronavirus is going too far now, they need to get the fuckin' nerds out of their fuckin' cryo-chambers and get crackin'.  Come on Soulie, you're one of them, get your fuckin' finger out, you're alright givin' it the fuckin' biggun on MyGnR, acting like you're fuckin' Charlie Big Potatoes, sort this out now you cunt :lol:  And you too McLeod, you're all fuckin' sciencey and chemicaley, do something.

It is the Australians who are obsessed with bog roll for some reason. Corona does not even give you the Eartha Kitts.

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16 minutes ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

I got an email from Target stores. They are saying how they are paying their workers overtime to clean all their stores and we shouldn't worry about shopping there.

Honestly, I usually buy stuff from Target online. But it was cool to get this email from their President to let their customers know they are trying to contain this virus.

 

That's marketing or PR nonsense.   You can clean the store before opening, but all it takes is one sick person to cough on a given shelf or in a checkout line to have others infected.  

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The World Health Organization finally got around to labeling the outbreak a pandemic.  

 

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6 minutes ago, UcudBmine said:

Ye I saw the update after my post. But I noticed the same with handshakes. What I don't get is that they suggested to bump elbows instead :facepalm::lol: Imagine how ridiculous everyone would look.

Someone actually tried to do that with me today, I'm not kidding... I wanted to punch her, but I refrained and instead smiled politely and waved... god, I hate myself, I'm such a phony.

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4 minutes ago, EvanG said:

Someone actually tried to do that with me today, I'm not kidding... I wanted to punch her, but I refrained and instead smiled politely and waved... god, I hate myself, I'm such a phony.

Hahaha oh man I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face. How can we take this serious if this is what we get reduced to :lol: 

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My company just announced that we are going all-virtual for a month, starting tomorrow. My brother’s university is doing the same, also starting tomorrow.

My friend has a heated barn out in the middle of the woods with internet and a built-in movie theater with a giant 4K screen and 5.1 surround sound. He says I can crash there if I want to. I’ll probably spend my time there working on a new album, and some books I’ve been writing. Make the most out of a shitty situation, I guess.

Stay safe, everyone!

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46 minutes ago, Dazey said:

I’ve been using the shower hose. :lol: 

Speaking of your backside, are you really sure you weren't a victim of Sinaga the serial bummer? You after all are often incapacitated in strange circumstances whilst on the piss in Manchester. 

You are never going to know for sure, are you?

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Over the last couple of days I’ve been feeling chilly and dizzy and queasy and have had a painful headache. No cough or cold yet, tho.

I think it’s just a combo of lack of sleep and stress from this whole situation. The announcement today at work saying that we have to be remote for a month is really hitting me hard, I suppose. Didn’t realize just how “real” this thing is until it impacted me directly.

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14 minutes ago, rocknroll41 said:

Over the last couple of days I’ve been feeling chilly and dizzy and queasy and have had a painful headache. No cough or cold yet, tho.

I think it’s just a combo of lack of sleep and stress from this whole situation. The announcement today at work saying that we have to be remote for a month is really hitting me hard, I suppose. Didn’t realize just how “real” this thing is until it impacted me directly.

We had our first case in my city today and I can totally relate to how much more real it feels now. And dude contracted it at an international conference that our Prime Minister spoke at, so that doesnt exactly fill me with confidence in the PMs decision making either! 

I hope that living and working from the barn in the woods you mentioned will help you get caught up on sleep and feeling better. And I hope that focusing on your writing will help relieve the stress. Stress really can wear one down and give the symptoms you describe. For me, I was at home when I started to feel cold and achy so of course I get this sinking feeling that I have the virus... turns out I just forgot to close my window and its winter here :lol:

Anyways, we're all in this thing together. That barn sounds dope. Enjoy it and stay well! :headbang:

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9 minutes ago, soon said:

We had our first case in my city today and I can totally relate to how much more real it feels now. And dude contracted it at an international conference that our Prime Minister spoke at, so that doesnt exactly fill me with confidence in the PMs decision making either! 

I hope that living and working from the barn in the woods you mentioned will help you get caught up on sleep and feeling better. And I hope that focusing on your writing will help relieve the stress. Stress really can wear one down and give the symptoms you describe. For me, I was at home when I started to feel cold and achy so of course I get this sinking feeling that I have the virus... turns out I just forgot to close my window and its winter here :lol:

Anyways, we're all in this thing together. That barn sounds dope. Enjoy it and stay well! :headbang:

Thanks! I’ll let you all know on here how it goes. :)

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1 hour ago, DieselDaisy said:

Speaking of your backside, are you really sure you weren't a victim of Sinaga the serial bummer? You after all are often incapacitated in strange circumstances whilst on the piss in Manchester. 

You are never going to know for sure, are you?

Having not had a poke up the ol’ Khyber I can’t be too sure but I have it on good authority that you know about it the morning after :lol: 

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6 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

Having not had a poke up the ol’ Khyber I can’t be too sure

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

6 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

I have it on good authority that you know about it the morning after :lol: 

(Dazey upon waking up) ''I must have been off my tits to be shoving garlic sauce up my anus in this nice Indonesian chap's apartment''.

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