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TPF Corona Virus Recovery Thread!


By Beaumistim

3 months ago



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    “TPF Corona Virus Recovery Thread!”

    • Hell Yes, im concerned 207 votes
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    • Hell no, the silverball rolls on 199 votes
      44%
    • I already have the virus, im spreading it around!! 43 votes
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    #1 3 months ago

    thoughts? will this virus stop you from attending TPF, or any other large gatherings for that matter?

    #2 3 months ago

    Nah I got my flu mask on and I am ready! Bring on that bug!

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    #3 3 months ago

    Corona no thanks I'll have a Stella Artois.

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    #4 3 months ago

    The bigger health concern is the crop dusting of the crowd, not coronavirus (see also SAR, Ebola, blah blah blah).

    China population 1.365B...
    confirmed cases 83,000 (0.006%)
    Deaths 2800. (0.0002%)

    Odds to die from coronavirus:
    1 in 471,000
    Odds of being struck by lightning:
    1 in 135,000

    #5 3 months ago

    Already have the hotel, plane tickets and show tickets. Short of a walking dead Armageddon my wife and I are going. This will be our 12th year in a row and we have to check in with our Texas pinball family.

    #6 3 months ago

    No. I may bring hand sanitizer with me though. If it keeps spreading.

    LTG : )

    #7 3 months ago

    I hadn't really considered this at all. It looks like it's time to bookmark WebMD.

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    #8 3 months ago

    I have Axe Body Spray. I’m all good!

    #9 3 months ago

    The problem is this virus is more deadly, like 20x more deadly, than the flu. The odds of dying are a lot higher than the flu if you get it.

    That be said...

    No, I am going, and I am having a good time.

    Unless it goes pandemic, then all bets are off, because they will have travel lockdowns if they are smart.

    #10 3 months ago

    Are they wiping down the machines after each person?

    #11 3 months ago
    Quoted from jahbarron:

    I have Axe Body Spray. I’m all good!

    That's certainly one way to keep people outside the cough distance!

    #12 3 months ago

    wear gloves when you play, don't talk close to people, don't shake hands.
    same practices i already do.

    #13 3 months ago

    It only kills old people, so you guys have nothing to worry about.... lol

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    #14 3 months ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    The bigger health concern is the crop dusting of the crowd, not coronavirus (see also SAR, Ebola, blah blah blah).
    China population 1.365B...
    confirmed cases 83,000 (0.006%)
    Deaths 2800. (0.0002%)
    Odds to die from coronavirus:
    1 in 471,000
    Odds of being struck by lightning:
    1 in 135,000

    you think the Chinese are telling the truth on the scale of it? Think again.

    #15 3 months ago

    there should be a zero tolerance policy on smelly unwashed pinball players now!

    #16 3 months ago

    I'm going to park my uncovered belly fat onto the lockdown bar of each one of Iceman's machines. Cheers!

    #17 3 months ago

    As long as no individual State gets locked down, all will be good.

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    #18 3 months ago

    I hope not. I think the economic damage from fear is going to be worse than the actual virus.

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    #19 3 months ago

    I’m flying direct from Wuhan to DFW!

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    #20 3 months ago

    Its all political.. China then Iran.. trumps not very favorite countries. And not just Iran, the high up administrators. All conspiracy.. nothing to see here, move on. But.. by chance if you guys do get quarantined in the arcade.. have fun! Eat lots of hot tamales and mike and ikes.

    #21 3 months ago
    Quoted from Zablon:

    Are they wiping down the machines after each person?

    If by “they” you mean the next person that plays the machine and is concerned about it enough to take action then yes.

    #22 3 months ago

    I’m still planning to go but may avoid The Walking Dead. A bit too close for comfort this year.

    #23 3 months ago
    Quoted from Spiderpin:

    Corona no thanks I'll have a Stella Artois.

    I keep waiting for these beer jokes to get old, but it hasn’t happened yet!

    #24 3 months ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    I hope not. I think the economic damage from fear is going to be worse than the actual virus.

    This....a population in fear is easier to control. Ever wonder why the media is always wanting you to be afraid? Pick any issue they hype and see the vein of fear they are trying to sow...

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    #25 3 months ago

    I posted this in the other thread, but I think it's funny enough to post here in case anyone missed it.

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    #26 3 months ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    I’m flying direct from Wuhan to DFW!

    Do you belong to a secretive cult in South Korea? That would worry me more at this point.

    #27 3 months ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    see the vein of fear they are trying to sow...

    Way to mix metaphors... that should be row of fear they are trying to sow or vein of fear they are trying to mine... but we get the idea.

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    #28 3 months ago

    guys relax...I'm hearing it will just disappear, as if it were a miracle!

    #29 3 months ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    there should be a zero tolerance policy on smelly unwashed pinball players now!

    So there would be like a dozen people there then?

    #30 3 months ago

    I fly for a living so I have the increased potential of exposure to the general public, however I will be monitoring this closely as the event approaches. To say I'm not concerned would be false. Direct contact vs airborne is a factor.

    #31 3 months ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    The bigger health concern is the crop dusting of the crowd, not coronavirus (see also SAR, Ebola, blah blah blah).

    That is an issue that is known, but can't be addressed, some of them will knock you out.

    #32 3 months ago

    Not really.

    Cost, lack of time, crowds, show noise, etc. all will though.

    #33 3 months ago

    No - but it may prevent me from retiring.... ever

    #35 3 months ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    This....a population in fear is easier to control. Ever wonder why the media is always wanting you to be afraid? Pick any issue they hype and see the vein of fear they are trying to sow...

    It isn't that they are actively trying to sow fear. It is that 'news' is boring, and sensationalism is where it's at. They have to get viewers, people like sensationalism (which is typically some form of 'you better watch out!').

    #36 3 months ago

    I am avoiding crowds, climate controlled commercial buildings and things that require being touched by the Public.

    "Are they wiping down the machines after each person?"
    Think about it, wipe down a virus-laden surface you now have a contaminated cloth. Proper disposal would be a sealed bio-hazard bag. Who is "They"? They would need to wear full bio-hazard gear.

    It won't stop me from returning to Roanoke Pinball Museum though, just going on a slow day to get the fix.
    Hope everyone has a good time and stays safe, I want to go one day.

    #37 3 months ago

    wash your hands frequently, sanitize, keep a few feet distance from people, stop touching your face. You should be mostly ok.

    Also if you're coughing, STAY HOME

    Now, about those CGC and deeproot reveals...

    #38 3 months ago

    Virus probably won’t have spread much by TPF. Bigger problem will be next “season” is my guess.

    #39 3 months ago

    Does Texas even have any active cases?

    #40 3 months ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    Nothing to worry about

    The plummeting stock market is!

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    #41 3 months ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    The bigger health concern is the crop dusting of the crowd, not coronavirus (see also SAR, Ebola, blah blah blah).
    China population 1.365B...
    confirmed cases 83,000 (0.006%)
    Deaths 2800. (0.0002%)
    Odds to die from coronavirus:
    1 in 471,000
    Odds of being struck by lightning:
    1 in 135,000

    This is not even remotely an accurate way to describe the situation.

    COVID19 is about 10x more lethal than the flu by percentage of infections to deaths (which STILL puts it around 2% or something), yet only slightly more contagious...somewhere between influenza and measles. Primary vectors are airborne and surfaces, with a lesser worry (at least MOST in the US...but probably not TPF because...crop dusting..) being that it shows up in fecal matter.

    I'm still going to TPF barring some massive surge of infections in the US. I already spent the money. The least I can do is hole up in the hotel room and drink the 700 bucks worth of alcohol I've already paid for and won't be refundable by the time the decision has to be made.

    *edit* Holing up in a hotel room is probably the worst possible way to avoid it.

    #42 3 months ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    The bigger health concern is the crop dusting of the crowd,

    This is true. Odds of being crop dusted or stuck in line behind a sharter at a pinball sbow are nearly 100%.

    #43 3 months ago

    I was confused by the usage of "crop dusting" in this thread. Was.

    #44 3 months ago

    I don't drink Corona , so I'm good.

    See you guys and gals at TPF.

    Ken

    #45 3 months ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    I was confused by the usage of "crop dusting" in this thread. Was.

    Your post is a breath of fresh air.

    #46 3 months ago

    Attention:

    The political posts need to stop right now. Anyone who ignores this warning will be permanently ejected from this thread.

    #47 3 months ago
    Quoted from silver_spinner:

    wear gloves when you play, don't talk close to people, don't shake hands.
    same practices i already do.

    But what if you are a close talker already....

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    #48 3 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    The plummeting stock market is!

    it will correct itself, the market is more volatile than my wife on her period.

    #49 3 months ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    it will correct itself, the market is more volatile than my wife on her period.

    I know but still worrisome.The media latches on to shit like this and scares the shit out of people!

    #50 3 months ago

    Before I answer if I would attend the show let me ask you this......will Homepin be in attendance?

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