New! Dark mode!

Browsing Pinside at night? Getting tired of all the white? Switch to dark mode using the button in the top right (or CTRL-B)!

(Topic ID: 264520)

The official Coronavirus containment thread


By Daditude

7 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 19,579 posts
  • 499 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 hours ago by razorsedge
  • Topic is favorited by 81 Pinsiders

You

Topic Gallery

There have been 2,833 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

Screen Shot 2020-10-21 at 4.29.29 PM (resized).png
Screenshot_20201021-095504~2 (resized).png
Screenshot_20201020-174852_Washington Post (resized).jpg
Infection Rates (resized).png
Screenshot_20201018-194938~3 (resized).png
E7BC59E2-84AF-4A09-BBAA-B5214C638AF1 (resized).jpeg
Screenshot_20201014-233735~2 (resized).png
F36212A7-779B-44CD-A80C-A5330ABFD1BC (resized).jpeg
Screenshot_20201018-090908~2 (resized).png
Screenshot_20201018-090722~2 (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
EEB742C2-3E48-47F1-88A9-66D75C92A89B (resized).jpeg
Screenshot_20201017-121005~2 (resized).png
C67F3677-AA8A-48BA-98DA-4648F21C1F5E (resized).jpeg
adfv.gif
121650183_4091006250920355_727905883786459166_n (resized).jpg

Topic index (key posts)

136 key posts have been marked in this topic, showing the first 10 items. (Show topic index)

There are 19580 posts in this topic. You are on page 284 of 392.
#14150 5 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Yeah, sure. I read the other posted article. But how come no one was talking about it way back when? Why I am only hearing about it 50 years after the fact ?
As I have gotten older, I started getting interested in history. When this is all over, I am going to the city library, pull some film rolls and see what my local news paper was printing at that point in time.

Back then the only way to hear about it is reading newspaper or evening news, and what 16 or 17 year old reads a newspaper?

#14151 5 months ago
Quoted from albummydavis:

Without being political, I thought this was an interesting perspective. It does make you wonder about the role of non-stop information and news and how it may influence our tolerance for suffering. It’s pretty horrifying 1-4 million dead and none of us really think about it when we think about 1969.
https://nypost.com/2020/05/16/why-life-went-on-as-normal-during-the-killer-pandemic-of-1969/

I like this graphic:
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-of-pandemics-deadliest/

I remember the swine flu but not the Hong Kong flu. A few years back we had H1N1 that got ignored by most and went away. In hindsight there was probably a fair chance H1N1 could have become a pandemic.

#14152 5 months ago
Quoted from BobSacamano:

Wow, still with the TP?
I have no problem securing the "environmentally friendly" rolls, which are OK for me.
Does your store require masks?
Here's a video of a Karen threatening to bring a lawsuit against her grocer. Oh well at least she didn't shoot anyone...
https://tuckbot.tv/#/watch/glbmtk

We do have off brand TP that people only buy if they are the last things there stay on the shelf all day. Anywhere in the state of PA it is required to wear a mask. I’ve grown so comfortable wearing one it’s now feels normal. Personally I plan on wearing a surgical mask until next summer. It’s not the best against covid but I’ve had too many people spray my face when talking. And we all know there will be a second coming of this in the fall.

#14153 5 months ago
Screenshot_20200517-110709~2 (resized).png
#14154 5 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I had a free bbq sitting on my curb. A 20 year old couple we know stop by on their bikes still drunk around 10am yesterday. So my wife and I stood on our front lawn and chatted for 5 minutes. They just came from a house party at the druggie, swinger couple in town house. I'm already shaking my head but it gets better. A nurse at the retirement home was there and got caught making out with the swinger husband by the wife and the fight was on.

I would watch this Netflix series.

11
#14156 5 months ago

New predictions on the date the virus will magically disappear...

"Nov. 3, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear."

- Son of Nostradumbass

#14157 5 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

I would watch this Netflix series.

Right? First thing I said to my wife when the kids left was who needs soap operas. It gets better. Last summer we're at a bbq down the street and she shows up with her 3 kids whining and crying about how her husband is off doing meth with a tranny and asking how can she trust him again. I figured it was over then as I haven't seen her since around town but apparently not. Maybe she was off stripping again or in rehab? And I asked what the nurses husband thought of all of this as a crazy lunatic is screaming outside his house for his wife to come out and apparently he doesn't believe it happened.

Can't make this shit up. Stay tuned...

-1
#14158 5 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Yeah, sure. I read the other posted article. But how come no one was talking about it way back when? Why I am only hearing about it 50 years after the fact ?
As I have gotten older, I started getting interested in history. When this is all over, I am going to the city library, pull some film rolls and see what my local news paper was printing at that point in time.

Sorry, I missed that the article was previously linked. I believe your 2 questions are answered mostly by the major changes the world has gone through due to social media and/or the internet alone.

We now easily know about things all over the world that we likely would not have heard about 40 years ago until it was long over (if ever).

I am sure it was reported during that time SOMEWHERE but it wasn't on every newscast, every day for 3 months.

It is inevitable that whatever the most awful thing that can be focused on becomes the topic that is covered ad nauseam. It is a constant ratings war, after all, and stories that scare the crap out of you, make you sad or mad or elicit any kind of emotion gather more audience than stories about cats being saved out of trees.

The current virus? Frightening, no doubt. 1968s virus? Probably as frightening, just not in our face during all of our waking hours.

I am praying we all stay wise and safe, however it is that we get there.

I will likely go back to my corner for another few months now.

#14159 5 months ago

I enjoy watching sports. Yesterday's soccer was underwhelming as mentioned earlier. But I am enjoying watching the skins game at Seminole. Great course. And watching these guys is more of a throwback to college when we carried our bags. No caddies. I like it. These guys are starting to warm up the trash talking, but I don't think they are in the same league with Tiger and Peyton vs Phil and Brady. There's gonna be some world class ribbing in that one.

#14160 5 months ago

well at least we'll have this video of Cuomo's nasal swab for time eternal
https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/animations/w_307/200517132801-desktop-gov-cuomo-coronavirus-test.mp4

USA hit 90k deaths yesterday, but the big news seems to be Russia overtaking USA in new cases/day, with India on the rise

#14161 5 months ago
Quoted from Oaken:

I’m just going to leave this here:

His hospital maybe picture perfect, but remember the power of the dollar will sway people. Look into black market organ harvesting. I believe Texas and Illinois were busted for this...

#14162 5 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

My antibody results just came back and I’m negative.

Excellent news.

#14163 5 months ago

Is this virus biological? I’m really torn And scared.

#14164 5 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Update from our little slice of hell. No one seems to care about the virus. The grocery store hasn't put up cashier shields, no 6ft stickers, no arrows. Covidiots still standing around talking to each other everywhere. Yet to see someone wear a mask.
Now for some drama. I had a free bbq sitting on my curb. A 20 year old couple we know stop by on their bikes still drunk around 10am yesterday. So my wife and I stood on our front lawn and chatted for 5 minutes. They just came from a house party at the druggie, swinger couple in town house. I'm already shaking my head but it gets better. A nurse at the retirement home was there and got caught making out with the swinger husband by the wife and the fight was on.
I'm long past the stupidity of people during this crisis but this stupid fukn nurse should be called out/fired/drop kicked in the head. She'll be back at the home Monday working with the 100 year olds like nothing happened. Yet our friends can't enter that retirement home to see their mom's and dad's while being responsible themselves.

That sucks to hear One thing that looked positive in your post was "free BBQ".

If you are going to have some authority to oversee those vulnerable people you need to take some responsibility. It goes hand in hand.

While I've seen a lot of silver linings of humanity throughout this I feel I have still overestimated average human intelligence.

#14165 5 months ago

Some more protesters who refuse to social distance or wear masks ...

#14166 5 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

well at least we'll have this video of Cuomo's nasal swab for time eternal
https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/animations/w_307/200517132801-desktop-gov-cuomo-coronavirus-test.mp4
USA hit 90k deaths yesterday, but the big news seems to be Russia overtaking USA in new cases/day, with India on the rise

Someone should tell India and Russia it’s just the flu.

#14167 5 months ago

I'm in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and it started at the begining of March so even before the States and today our health specialists talked about different forms of covid. We still have a lot of dead people everyday and they are saying the string affecting Montreal would be a string of the European virus. They mentionned that the original string from Wuhan evolved into something way more lethal when it hit Italie, France and the rest of Europe.

People have been confined since march 15 with basicaly everything closed and still they dont expect to reopen montreal for now. Most of the people respect the rule of distanciation and staying home and still cases of infection and death are not dropping. Schools in montreal will not reopen before September.

I d like to know, if any experts here is it true that the covid as evolve into different strings some deadlier than others ? cause we have cases of young people dying and even kids with cases similar to the Kawasaki syndrom.

People are more quiet here and are respecting the rules for the greater good and still this is not improving we are at the same point and numbers in daily infections and deaths and it s been 2 months.

Some my point is, if any of this is true and we have more than 1 string and we might have a phase 2 when fall comes how can you developp a vaccin including all strings ? Just like the flu.....you cannot be immune to all strings of flu.

#14168 5 months ago

Man....they really need to turn back on the sports. These people are just hanging on by a thread.

#14169 5 months ago
Quoted from chad:

Excellent news.

Wouldn't you rather have an antibody test result show YES you have (suspected at least) immunity to the virus?

10
#14170 5 months ago
Quoted from BobSacamano:

Wouldn't you rather have an antibody test result show YES you have (suspected at least) immunity to the virus?

It’s honestly a mixed bag, I would’ve been fine with a positive test, but there is a good feeling knowing that I didn’t infect anyone else.

#14171 5 months ago
Quoted from chad:

Excellent news.

I think that's horrible news. He has a scarlet letter right now.

#14172 5 months ago
Quoted from Darth_Chris:

I'm in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and it started at the begining of March so even before the States and today our health specialists talked about different forms of covid. We still have a lot of dead people everyday and they are saying the string affecting Montreal would be a string of the European virus. They mentionned that the original string from Wuhan evolved into something way more lethal when it hit Italie, France and the rest of Europe.
People have been confined since march 15 with basicaly everything closed and still they dont expect to reopen montreal for now. Most of the people respect the rule of distanciation and staying home and still cases of infection and death are not dropping. Schools in montreal will not reopen before September.
I d like to know, if any experts here is it true that the covid as evolve into different strings some deadlier than others ? cause we have cases of young people dying and even kids with cases similar to the Kawasaki syndrom.
People are more quiet here and are respecting the rules for the greater good and still this is not improving we are at the same point and numbers in daily infections and deaths and it s been 2 months.
Some my point is, if any of this is true and we have more than 1 string and we might have a phase 2 when fall comes how can you developp a vaccin including all strings ? Just like the flu.....you cannot be immune to all strings of flu.

Christian Drosten is one of the best virologists in the world. I don't always like what he says, cause often it is very bad for my business. Most times he is right. Sometimes he was wrong and had to correct his statments later. I like that he does this. He looks at this virus from the view of the virologist. Social or economic things are less important for him. But he is always at the top of his sience. In his podcasts and I am following everyone, he always is up to date. In one of his last podcasts, I think last week, he said: Yes there are different strings of the virus. But there is no evidence if one is more deadly or infective than the other string. Sientists will looking into this now. But what he can say for now is this:
"Die Mutation, die hier entstanden ist, die liegt nicht in einer Domäne an, die typischerweise neutralisierende Antikörper binden." I will try to translate it:
"The mutation that has arisen here is not in a domain that typically binds neutralizing antibodies."
So I think the mutation will not have a impact on the vaccine development. So there is no reason to fear these mutations
from what we know so far. But I am no expert here, just reading like you too.
Edit: this is the podcast and I think you will have to enable translated subtitles to understand it. 43:42 they start talking about the mutations.

#14173 5 months ago

Best Corona masks ever...but not the greatest to rob a convenience store like these clowns did. You’ll get caught right away. I wonder if they ate the melon.

34A08109-07D1-470C-9B7B-AEEC4521C0B9 (resized).jpeg
-1
#14174 5 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Update from our little slice of hell. No one seems to care about the virus. The grocery store hasn't put up cashier shields, no 6ft stickers, no arrows. Covidiots still standing around talking to each other everywhere. Yet to see someone wear a mask.
Now for some drama. I had a free bbq sitting on my curb. A 20 year old couple we know stop by on their bikes still drunk around 10am yesterday. So my wife and I stood on our front lawn and chatted for 5 minutes. They just came from a house party at the druggie, swinger couple in town house. I'm already shaking my head but it gets better. A nurse at the retirement home was there and got caught making out with the swinger husband by the wife and the fight was on.
I'm long past the stupidity of people during this crisis but this stupid fukn nurse should be called out/fired/drop kicked in the head. She'll be back at the home Monday working with the 100 year olds like nothing happened. Yet our friends can't enter that retirement home to see their mom's and dad's while being responsible themselves.

Rat her out anonymously

#14175 5 months ago
Quoted from MrBally:

I think that's horrible news. He has a scarlet letter right now.

Lol!

-3
#14177 5 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Right? First thing I said to my wife when the kids left was who needs soap operas. It gets better. Last summer we're at a bbq down the street and she shows up with her 3 kids whining and crying about how her husband is off doing meth with a tranny and asking how can she trust him again. I figured it was over then as I haven't seen her since around town but apparently not. Maybe she was off stripping again or in rehab? And I asked what the nurses husband thought of all of this as a crazy lunatic is screaming outside his house for his wife to come out and apparently he doesn't believe it happened.
Can't make this shit up. Stay tuned...

This is an unverified, second hand story. According to that RTR guy from Tennessee, it cannot be true. Only news from trusted, unbiased news sources, like CNN, can be true. Anything else is a conspiracy theory or Russian hacks. You may need to post some pics of these characters to validate your claims.

#14178 5 months ago
Quoted from BobSacamano:

New predictions on the date the virus will magically disappear...
"Nov. 3, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear."
- Son of Nostradumbass

I really thought this kind of stupidity would wane as the death toll approached 6-digits, but they're doubling down on it. Just a flu, all media are lying, we're doing an incredible job, we've made no mistakes, it was all the fault of people in 2017, this is a hoax to prevent our rallies, they secretly want people to die, etc etc etc
It's so exhausting.

Anyways, here's a useful chart

20200517_191850.jpg
14
#14179 5 months ago
Quoted from The_Gorilla:

The current virus? Frightening, no doubt. 1968s virus? Probably as frightening, just not in our face during all of our waking hours.

H3N2 - 100,000 US deaths over 18 months. Little if any mitigation measures taken.

COVID-19 - 91,000 US deaths over 2 months. Unprecedented mitigation measures taken.

#14180 5 months ago
Quoted from The_Gorilla:

I am sure it was reported during that time SOMEWHERE but it wasn't on every newscast, every day for 3 months.

My mom was a teller at a savings & loan. My dad sold vacuum cleaners in your home. I was working fast food. I think if the mess of a flu pandemic was going around, I think I would have heard of it.

Regardless, when I get the chance I am going to the library and check the archived periodicals.

By the same token, not many ever heard of the 1918 flu pandemic until this Covid-19 hit the streets. It puzzles me why this one was so silent in the history books. But we were dealing with a war at the time, followed by The Roaring 20s, followed by the Great Depression; I suppose people could lose focus on something that brought nothing but bad news.

#14181 5 months ago
Quoted from gweempose:

Some more protesters who refuse to social distance or wear masks ...

Maybe the Darwin Awards will kick in and end the problem.

#14182 5 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

This is an unverified, second hand story. According to that RTR guy from Tennessee, it cannot be true. Only news from trusted, unbiased news sources, like CNN, can be true. Anything else is a conspiracy theory or Russian hacks. You may need to post some pics of these characters to validate your claims.

Second hand stories certainly have their place - this one is very entertaining and I look forward to updates from dirkdiggler. As riveting as it is though, I doubt CNN or FOX will cover it. Good thing we have a man on the ground!

I think blitzburgh99 just wants to see photos of the stripper and the tranny and he is too shy to ask. So hook him up Dirk!

26
#14183 5 months ago
96692293_10159706512384018_6334031418099761152_n (resized).jpg96708679_3787429918016701_3185090554929086464_n (resized).png
#14184 5 months ago

So all of a sudden i can cover my face when i walk into a bank awesome.

#14185 5 months ago

My partner works in an Age Care Facility and they are not allowed to wear masks as it scares the residents.

#14186 5 months ago
Quoted from RTR:

Second hand stories certainly have their place - this one is very entertaining and I look forward to updates from dirkdiggler.

Funny how RTR only accepts stories that fits his perspective and puts down others when they don’t.

2E02BE20-2719-4E9F-B9F5-C4A20907BDEB (resized).jpeg
#14188 5 months ago
Quoted from Darth_Chris:

I'm in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and it started at the begining of March so even before the States and today our health specialists talked about different forms of covid. We still have a lot of dead people everyday and they are saying the string affecting Montreal would be a string of the European virus. They mentionned that the original string from Wuhan evolved into something way more lethal when it hit Italie, France and the rest of Europe.
People have been confined since march 15 with basicaly everything closed and still they dont expect to reopen montreal for now. Most of the people respect the rule of distanciation and staying home and still cases of infection and death are not dropping. Schools in montreal will not reopen before September.
I d like to know, if any experts here is it true that the covid as evolve into different strings some deadlier than others ? cause we have cases of young people dying and even kids with cases similar to the Kawasaki syndrom.
People are more quiet here and are respecting the rules for the greater good and still this is not improving we are at the same point and numbers in daily infections and deaths and it s been 2 months.
Some my point is, if any of this is true and we have more than 1 string and we might have a phase 2 when fall comes how can you developp a vaccin including all strings ? Just like the flu.....you cannot be immune to all strings of flu.

I have doubts. I think it was just as deadly in Wuhan, China's government just downplayed and lied about it to maintain order and avoid losing face.

#14189 5 months ago
Screenshot_20200517-230635~2 (resized).png
10
#14190 5 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

..... China's government just downplayed and lied about it to maintain order and avoid losing face.

Of course the US govt did not do anything like this, at all!! .... and didn't ignore the Repeated Warnings by china, which most of the rest of the world took on board. US was head in the sand and like pretending "nothing to see here".

Enough of pretending cv19's rampant US spread is chinas fault. Maybe try looking closer to home for the appropriate blame.

#14191 5 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

My mom was a teller at a savings & loan. My dad sold vacuum cleaners in your home. I was working fast food. I think if the mess of a flu pandemic was going around, I think I would have heard of it.
Regardless, when I get the chance I am going to the library and check the archived periodicals.
By the same token, not many ever heard of the 1918 flu pandemic until this Covid-19 hit the streets. It puzzles me why this one was so silent in the history books. But we were dealing with a war at the time, followed by The Roaring 20s, followed by the Great Depression; I suppose people could lose focus on something that brought nothing but bad news.

I don’t know if you know this but the Spanish flu came from Kansas. If you have netflix and watch the covid episode they talk about it.

#14192 5 months ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

So all of a sudden i can cover my face when i walk into a bank awesome.

Funny. Bank lobbies are still closed where I live. Because of a deadly pandemic ...but when they do open I will have enough respect for those young men and women to absolutely wear an appropriate mask. Not a bandanna with pistoleros strapped ... but PPE.

#14193 5 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Funny how RTR only accepts stories that fits his perspective and puts down others when they don’t. [quoted image]

And seriously ...if you can't tell the difference between those 2 stories ......wait...wait ..Is this really a dog in a hat?

#14194 5 months ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

So all of a sudden i can cover my face when i walk into a bank awesome.

It's almost as if there is a way you can find these things out on your own?

Shmoogle?

Zoogle?

Troogle?

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=can+i+wear+a+mask+in+a+bank

#14195 5 months ago

I want more time to enjoy my games anyway, so maybe a good excuse to just retire and blame the virus.

And no, I am not lazy, but my work is dangerous, with my last injury being 11 stitches from a chainsaw. (and I have done that for 35 years)

And this virus sucks, and I am sorry a lot of people are out of work, have lost loved ones, and all that, but I do love all the social distancing stuff, a shame we could not have done that long ago to also save people from dying from the regular flu and other stuff.

At least we are trying to be more careful and try to stay more healthy now, and that is a good thing.

(in the meantime while I wish I could just retire, I know a trip to the dentist for just one tooth can be 5 grand these days).

#14196 5 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

China's government just downplayed and lied about it to maintain order and avoid losing face.

That's just so funny! You can easily replace the word China in that sentence by some other countries, including the one(s) that blame China the hardest.

I'll have to go now. There's some hydroxychloroquine waiting for me, even though the virus went away by April and it's no worse than the flu anyway.

#14197 5 months ago
Quoted from razorsedge:

Of course the US govt did not do anything like this, at all!! .... and didn't ignore the Repeated Warnings by china, which most of the rest of the world too
k on board. US was head in the sand and like pretending "nothing to see here".
Enough of pretending cv19's rampant US spread is chinas fault. Maybe try looking closer to home for the appropriate blame.

Funny, Australia seems to be leading the charge in the inquiry into the virus origins.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiu7bKs7rzpAhVXGs0KHfdVDTgQ0PADegQICBAN&url=https%3A%2F%2Famp.cnn.com%2Fcnn%2F2020%2F05%2F18%2Fasia%2Fchina-world-health-assembly-investigation-intl-hnk%2Findex.html&usg=AOvVaw0qTEA8Abx2np-1dPJMCEb_

#14199 5 months ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

So all of a sudden i can cover my face when i walk into a bank awesome.

Nope! Just the drive-thru.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 999.00
Flipper Parts
Mircoplayfields
$ 6.95
$ 27.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 20.00
Playfield - Protection
UpKick Pinball
From: $ 42.00
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
ModFather Pinball Mods
$ 28.50
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
ULEKstore
From: $ 75.00
Gameroom - Decorations
The Flipper Room
$ 14.00
$ 42.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
ModFather Pinball Mods
$ 999.00
Pinball Machine
Mircoplayfields
From: $ 99.99
Cabinet - Other
Lighted Pinball Mods
From: $ 9.99
$ 24.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
The MOD Couple
From: $ 140.00
$ 5.00
Cabinet - Other
UpKick Pinball
$ 22.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
ModFather Pinball Mods
$ 79.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 15.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods
$ 7,499.00
Pinball Machine
Nitro Pinball Shop
$ 76.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Super Skill Shot Shop
$ 199.99
From: $ 38.00
Playfield - Other
Pin Monk
$ 259.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball Mods
$ 79.99
Cabinet - Armor And Blades
PinGraffix Pinside Shop
From: $ 25.00
Boards
nvram.weebly.com
$ 30.00
From: $ 9.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 25.00
Cabinet Parts
Habos Arcade
$ 269.00
Cabinet - Other
PinGraffix Pinside Shop
There are 19580 posts in this topic. You are on page 284 of 392.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside