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Title: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 04, 2020, 02:43:33 PM

The hysteria seems way worse than the virus !

6 people in New York state are infected- 5 of them live in DJ's own Westchester County. And others there are under quarantine. There likely will be more cases there announced shortly.
Title: Re: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 07, 2020, 05:25:14 PM
They announced today that 5 more people were infected in Westchester. Total of 10 now.

And guess what ... I was just at a conference with 18,000 people in Washington a few days ago. And now they sent everyone an email that a few of the people at the conference may have had some connection with one of the infected people in Westchester.

Nobody at the conference has coronavirus (yet). But those people who had connection with that Westchester guy are in quarantine now. And if it turns out that some of them have the virus, who knows if they won't quarantine all 18,000 of us.

I hope they make us quarantine. 14 straight days of ditching work, watching movies, and ordering Uber Eats. I'm looking forward to it.

They say now that 2 people at the conference tested positive for the virus, but as of now, we should just go about our business normally, unless we feel symptoms
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: greenbudgie on March 09, 2020, 01:46:32 AM
The virus is starting to take hold here in the UK. About 270 cases last time I heard. And 3 deaths. I'm not going to take the virus alert lightly and keep away from crowds. And wash my hands thoroughly after shopping.
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 09, 2020, 12:25:35 PM
a quarter of the population of Italy is in quarantine.

Israel is being the most proactive/careful: They just announced that anyone arriving from any other country to Israel will have to go into quarantine
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: noodles_leone on March 10, 2020, 02:44:48 AM
In France it seems like everybody is getting ready for an Italy-like situation. Things have been speeding up quite a bit in the last couple of days.
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 10, 2020, 10:50:11 AM
Italy has enacted severe travel restrictions on the entire country, not only the northern regions where there?s an outbreak.

Those northern areas are in quarantine (25% of population) but the other areas have severe restrictions also.
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: titoli on March 10, 2020, 02:11:07 PM
No big deal.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iCZ8AHwZ7o
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: dave jenkins on March 11, 2020, 12:21:51 PM
Wow, that's the most frightening malady yet.
Title: Re: Coronavirus
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 11, 2020, 06:29:27 PM
Trump just announced a 30-day ban on flights from Europe, besides UK. (Exceptions for American citizens, who have been properly screened.)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 11, 2020, 09:48:04 PM
Several members of Congress who attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) quarantined themselves after an attendee who came into contact with them tested positive for COVID-19 https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/09/politics/doug-collins-self-quarantine-cpac/index.html

Tom Hanks and his wife have COVID-19 https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tom-hanks-wife-rita-wilson-012115497.html

an NBA player tested positive for the virus, and the entire NBA season is now suspended https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-suspends-2019-20-season-until-further-notice-after-rudy-gobert-reportedly-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 12, 2020, 01:24:24 AM
Our minister of culture was tested positive... exactly one week after he attented the Cesar ceremony (the French Oscars). I don't know how many hands he shook that night but the whole French cinema industry is probably already DEAD.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 12, 2020, 03:21:45 AM
Our minister of culture was tested positive... exactly one week after he attented the Cesar ceremony (the French Oscars). I don't know how many hands he shook that night but the whole French cinema industry is probably already DEAD.
All those in their 80s, no doubt.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 12, 2020, 04:26:22 AM
All those in their 80s, no doubt.

As a way to clean up the academy, this is gonna be much more efficient than the feminist outrage we got at the ceremony.
Title: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 12, 2020, 07:23:35 PM
In the last 24 hours, the shit really hit the fan in the USA.

Here in New York state, crowds over 500 people have been banned. No more concerts or ballgames. Museums and opera halls, etc., all closed. St. Patricks Day Parade is canceled.

The National Basketball Association last night suspended its season after a player caught the virus (a teammate subsequently caught it.) The National Hockey League today suspended its season. Major League Baseball, set to begin its season at the end of this month, announced a postponement of at least two weeks. Major League Soccer and college basketball playoffs are also affected.

Back here in NY, people are freaking out about a potential mass quarantine/lockdown like Italy, and buying essential items out of stores. Things like water, soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and toilet paper are hard to find in stores.

The NYC health commissioner said this may last until September.

Here is an article about how Hollywood and the wider entertainment industry are affected, and new movies are being delayed.


https://apnews.com/31817b854e28b48fe64844478a3f1889


Without sports to watch, I?ll be watching movies even more now. Yeah, I bet this pandemic is good for companies like Netflix. And Uber Eats. People will be staying home, watching movies and ordering food.


Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 13, 2020, 01:31:18 AM
Don't worry, your red-headed bloke is in control of this Democratic hoax.  8)

Actually the shit had hit the fan over there already  a week ago, at least in some states. I mean that some items were sold out f.e. in the state of Washington  (so I'm told by a friend in Seattle). Did anybody in the media made it known? Apparently not.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 13, 2020, 07:05:20 AM

Back here in NY, people are freaking out about a potential mass quarantine/lockdown like Italy, and buying essential items out of stores. Things like water, soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and toilet paper are hard to find in stores.
"Essential" is understood subjectively. Last night I visited the Port Chester Whole Foods (an up-market grocery store) and there was quite a lot of water available--but things like meat, loaves of artisan bread, and bananas were sold out.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 13, 2020, 07:33:32 AM
 ;)
Don't worry, your red-headed bloke is in control of this Democratic hoax.  8)



Red headed and orange skinned
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 13, 2020, 07:34:47 AM
Don't worry, your red-headed bloke is in control of this Democratic hoax.  8)

Actually the shit had hit the fan over there already  a week ago, at least in some states. I mean that some items were sold out f.e. in the state of Washington  (so I'm told by a friend in Seattle). Did anybody in the media made it known? Apparently not.

Yes, of course we knew about Washington state. But  it really expanded in that 24 hour period, with all the sports leagues canceling
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 13, 2020, 07:46:35 AM
"Essential" is understood subjectively. Last night I visited the Port Chester Whole Foods (an up-market grocery store) and there was quite a lot of water available--but things like meat, loaves of artisan bread, and bananas were sold out.

Bananas are essential.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: PowerRR on March 13, 2020, 07:51:15 AM
"Essential" is understood subjectively. Last night I visited the Port Chester Whole Foods (an up-market grocery store) and there was quite a lot of water available--but things like meat, loaves of artisan bread, and bananas were sold out.
Do you live near Port Chester? Or in Port Chester? I was there last year for a concert... we could have been best friends.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 13, 2020, 07:55:22 AM
Do you live near Port Chester? Or in Port Chester? I was there last year for a concert... we could have been best friends.
I live between Port Chester and White Plains. I take turns visiting each for my shopping.

What do you mean "could have"? We ARE best friends. I've given you money: I contributed to your crowdfunding campaign. (How soon they forget!)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 13, 2020, 09:22:40 AM
This generation is a disaster.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 13, 2020, 10:10:41 AM
;)
Red headed and orange skinned

He might become green. Listening to his last moronic message to the nation he showed signs of shortness of breath. Is that normal?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 13, 2020, 02:16:47 PM
He might become green. Listening to his last moronic message to the nation he showed signs of shortness of breath. Is that normal?

I Noticed that also, at his speech announcing the ban on European flights, he sounded like he had some breathing issue

He also shook hands with a Brazilian official  who subsequently tested positive. But Trump insisted doesn?t need a test
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 14, 2020, 11:59:09 AM
France is now shut down. Italy, here we come!
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 15, 2020, 08:45:44 AM
This american guy living in Italy comments (in italian) the last exhibition of Red Schmuck about the pandemy. It is funny how Red contradicts by his action  whatever he says (he says nothing, actually) but look at how all of the measures against contagion are indifferently ignored both by audience and staff (funniest moment when the only intelligent guy not touching the micro, keeping his hands behind him, is forced by Red to shake hands with him):


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWmj1oRnHLI
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: mike siegel on March 15, 2020, 09:13:47 AM
It's funny that his (many) fans still adore him. Then again, not only those certain Americans are simple minded,
after the war we too heard so many over here saying "Hitler wasn't all bad!" (or Mussolini), 'even spreading again.
No matter what happened and will happen... Love, compassion etc. is out of fashion (again) these times...
(Unless it's your own son - or dog - of course...)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on March 15, 2020, 09:36:04 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/wpgruoH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yBQzR3c.jpg)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 15, 2020, 12:11:56 PM
But, to be fair with Red, what about the major euro countries? Is their governments behaviour any different from Schmuck's? In France they close bars and restaurants but they hold elections today: can you be more moronic? In the UK the PM says they are gonna develop immunity against the virus by letting it go full speed ahead (and kill some hundred of thousands of people in the process): a pity italian government didn't have the same idea: time and money would have been saved. In Germany, it seems that they are following the same route. Apparently   what was happening in Italy was ignored by all these statesmen: could they have been right and italians wrong?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 15, 2020, 12:58:12 PM
About the elections in France:  word is ALL THE OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES put pressure on the government to not stop the elections. Because they?re all expected to have good results. Anyway, it will surely cost us several thousands of deaths.

Another rumor: we should be fully confined (at least in some areas, like Paris) after Tuesday night.

Most criticisms are about the lack of transparency by our government that takes mesures without letting anyone guess when the next step will come.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 15, 2020, 09:52:31 PM
New York City is shutting down more and more.

NYC public schools will be closed until at least April 20. (Public schools in Long Island and Westchester County are also closing.) Private schools are not forced to close; each school is making its own decision.

NYC has banned seating in restaurants; only takout/delivery allowed. And all theaters, movie theaters, concert venues and nightclubs are closed.

This follows the CDC (that's the federal government's health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) issuing updated guidance Sunday, recommending that gatherings of 50 people or more be banned for the next eight weeks across the country. That is only a recommendation; up to each state/city to implement as they see fit. New York (City and State) are taking serious steps, as it has been one of the more hard-hit places in the U.S.

So now all there is left to do is order Uber Eats and watch movies at home.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 15, 2020, 09:54:18 PM
I Noticed that also, at his speech announcing the ban on European flights, he sounded like he had some breathing issue

He also shook hands with a Brazilian official  who subsequently tested positive. But Trump insisted doesn?t need a test

Trump finally got tested on Saturday. He's negative.

People are hoarding groceries out of fear of quarantine/lockdown. Here is Trump's comments on that:

"You don't have to buy so much," he said. "Relax. We're doing great. It all will pass."
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 16, 2020, 03:28:59 AM
"You don't have to buy so much," he said. "Relax. We're doing great. It all will pass."

Yeah, even he will pass. This year or will you have to wait another 4 years?

Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on March 16, 2020, 06:47:26 AM
We went out for dinner last night (Sunday, Phoenix AZ); only like 4 tables of folks there.  Businesses like this will be hurting, and same for their employees.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 16, 2020, 07:00:21 AM
Yeah, even he will pass. This year or will you have to wait another 4 years?
Maybe 8. Here's the new meme you'll start seeing in 2021: TTT.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 17, 2020, 07:52:52 AM
Inspiration from Italy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=mNMdg4morQs&feature=emb_logo

Screw social distancing. Let's hug everyone and touch their faces. What's the Italian body count now?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 17, 2020, 09:35:18 AM
Inspiration from Italy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=mNMdg4morQs&feature=emb_logo

Screw social distancing. Let's hug everyone and touch their faces. What's the Italian body count now?
Won't you please stop aping your leader and try to make use of that thing above your neck? That video was posted on February 4. Which means it was shot even earlier. I don't care what happens to idiots but the problem is they are dangerous for others, especially if they lead a nation. This is no joke and should be clear to everybody by now.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 17, 2020, 10:34:11 AM
titoli, thanks for your suggestions. You are as caring as ever. But I think there is even more you can do. Why not really help us all out and contract the coronavirus yourself? Do it as quickly as possible. That way everyone will know what to expect when we get it. You can issue daily reports on your condition in this thread. We are all going to get it. If not in this wave, then in one of the subsequent waves that follow (just look at what happened in 1918). But if you blaze a pioneering path for us, we will take comfort from you experience. Your advice will be based on first-hand reports. We will benefit, as we always do, from your expert knowledge.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: PowerRR on March 17, 2020, 11:21:55 AM
titoli, thanks for your suggestions. You are as caring as ever. But I think there is even more you can do. Why not really help us all out and contract the coronavirus yourself? Do it as quickly as possible. That way everyone will know what to expect when we get it. You can issue daily reports on your condition in this thread. We are all going to get it. If not in this wave, then in one of the subsequent waves that follow (just look at what happened in 1918). But if you blaze a pioneering path for us, we will take comfort from you experience. Your advice will be based on first-hand reports. We will benefit, as we always do, from your expert knowledge.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 17, 2020, 03:12:16 PM
titoli, thanks for your suggestions. You are as caring as ever. But I think there is even more you can do. Why not really help us all out and contract the coronavirus yourself? Do it as quickly as possible. That way everyone will know what to expect when we get it. You can issue daily reports on your condition in this thread. We are all going to get it. If not in this wave, then in one of the subsequent waves that follow (just look at what happened in 1918). But if you blaze a pioneering path for us, we will take comfort from you experience. Your advice will be based on first-hand reports. We will benefit, as we always do, from your expert knowledge.

"Screw social distancing. Let's hug everyone and touch their faces. What's the Italian body count now".

It's who wrote the above line that should follow your brilliant suggestions. Don't try to turn tables. As usual. The first two sentences could have passed as a joke. The final one shows what you are.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: mike siegel on March 17, 2020, 03:33:45 PM
I just watched a German TV team visiting the epicenter in the Lombardei. It was shocking, heartbreaking, devastating to see the doctors etc. desparately trying to save lives and being discouraged and almost crying, because people are dying every hour without a way of helping them...

I have lots of friends in the UK and the US... what a terrible time to have the stupidest leaders worldwide...
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on March 17, 2020, 03:51:23 PM
I'm ready for stores to return to normal.
(https://i.imgur.com/igj6Lk4.jpg)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 17, 2020, 04:31:19 PM
Maybe some good news here: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/16/lower-coronavirus-death-rate-estimates/
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 18, 2020, 05:39:30 AM
Unfortunately this doesn't mirror what is really like in Italy at the moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_cAE9GBrX8

There are still lots of people who have not got yet into the stay at home rule. Even in Lombardy there are people who get out for a walk in pairs, go shopping wearing mask and  gloves thinking that makes things safe and do not comprehend that they should go shopping every ten days. But most of all the idiocy is the people who go jogging. People who always took the car even to go for a leak, now discover themselves as everyday runners since that will prevent the police from fine them. And even in Lombardy metro and bus are still operating. This is going to last and get worse.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 18, 2020, 06:55:42 AM
I'm ready for stores to return to normal.
(https://i.imgur.com/igj6Lk4.jpg)

Just so everybody understands the reference, a quick reverse image search reveals this legendary pic is from a Pornhub video.
I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, I'm just glad to see everybody's enjoying their quarantine during the dark times we're going through.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: PowerRR on March 18, 2020, 07:04:43 AM
I can only get off to something when I know that Cusser is getting off to the same thing.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 18, 2020, 07:14:30 AM
I think we should start an SLWB contest - who can watch the most movies during quarantine. And no, porn doesn?t count. Question is what should the prize be? A free case of toilet paper?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on March 18, 2020, 07:25:19 AM
Just so everybody understands the reference, a quick reverse image search reveals this legendary pic is from a Pornhub video.
I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, I'm just glad to see everybody's enjoying their quarantine during the dark times we're going through.

It's OK - I was wearing gloves and a mask at the keyboard.

And what's a reverse image search?  I'd like to see the video (wearing gloves, of course).
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on March 18, 2020, 10:37:32 AM
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/coronavirus-cases-have-dropped-sharply-south-korea-whats-secret-its-success
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 18, 2020, 10:43:57 AM
It's OK - I was wearing gloves and a mask at the keyboard.

And what's a reverse image search?  I'd like to see the video (wearing gloves, of course).

Download the image on your computer, then go on Google, make a search (for anything), then click "images". Then, you can drag and drop the image you downloaded on the search box. Call your wife, and enjoy. At some point you may want to take off your gloves.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: T.H. on March 18, 2020, 02:10:31 PM
I think we should start an SLWB contest - who can watch the most movies during quarantine. And no, porn doesn?t count. Question is what should the prize be? A free case of toilet paper?

I'll do this if a couple others join. I've been spending too much time watching 1996 WCW and wasting time following NFL free agency.

We could also do some sort of community movie watch thing if that draws any interest.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 18, 2020, 02:17:39 PM
I?ll probably do,low you guys once I?m done with all the postproduction work I have. The isolation in France is supposed to last 2 weeks, but it?s pretty clear it will be at least 5.

Mr Titoli, what are they saying in Italy? I heard the virus is just beginning to slow down. How long do you think you?ll stay isolated?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: greenbudgie on March 19, 2020, 01:39:15 AM
I'm out early in the morning shopping. Trying to get 12 weeks supply of food in the house. I think it's impossible to do that. But here in the UK we are being warned to get ready for a 12 week self isolation period.

I'm wondering what to look at during those 12 weeks. Perhaps 'Rear Window' is the best isolation period movie to watch. I can watch James Stewart's neighbours. I can't see mine because no overlooking where I am. I wish I had an Italian balcony.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 19, 2020, 01:51:49 AM
An italian woman living in NYC said she's leaving for the country with her husband and son because she's afraid of the lines forming in front of the shops...the weapon shops.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on March 19, 2020, 08:04:10 AM
An italian woman living in NYC said she's leaving for the country with her husband and son because she's afraid of the lines forming in front of the shops...the weapon shops.

In the country everybody already have weapons, lol.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 19, 2020, 08:42:42 AM
In the country everybody already have weapons, lol.

So they know how to use them. 8)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on March 19, 2020, 10:35:58 AM
So they know how to use them. 8)

Yea. There's two kinds a people in the world.....
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 20, 2020, 01:41:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kgIOWvrssA
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 20, 2020, 02:35:26 AM
Italy now has more coronavirus deaths than China.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 20, 2020, 02:54:03 AM


(https://images.foxtv.com/static.ktvu.com/www.ktvu.com/content/uploads/2020/03/764/432/grand-lake-theater.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: greenbudgie on March 21, 2020, 01:26:48 AM
We went out for dinner last night (Sunday, Phoenix AZ); only like 4 tables of folks there.  Businesses like this will be hurting, and same for their employees.

Some restaurants over here in the UK are about to launch into a home delivery service. They will keep their restaurants open possibly at reduced space for their usual customers. The idea is they want to keep their food suppliers and staff in work. With so many people spending more time at home they will probably do well with their home deliveries.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on March 21, 2020, 06:13:11 AM
Quite a few states here (including California and most of Arizona) have banned dine-in eating, just take out and delivery. 

Our closest Chinese restaurant (where we'd only done take-out) is temporarily closed.  One place where we'd frequent about every two weeks to eat and play trivia (no spaghetti western questions yet, dang it) apparently just got a complete make-over with new menu, new restaurant name by a cable TV show called "Bar Rescue" just as this directive came out; I figure they've got almost zero chance of surviving.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 22, 2020, 12:23:33 PM
For the first time today less new cases (3957)  and less deaths (651). Was yesterday (4821-793) the peak? We'll see tomorrow. But there are still morons who try to travel from their working places in the  North to their homes in the South. Now, I don't think Italy has a percentage of morons higher than elsewhere. So the other world leaders should know what it is to be expected in their own countries. Instead  I've seen BoJo giving "advices" to his countrymen: he's still not giving orders.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on March 22, 2020, 12:24:29 PM
We have the same morons here. Everybody in Paris suddenly discovered they were actually passionate about running.

When did the quarantaine start exactly in Italy?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 22, 2020, 03:48:26 PM
to paraphrase Casablanca, "morons, morons everyvere"

https://hamodia.com/2020/03/22/cuomo-chides-new-yorkers-ignoring-social-distancing/
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 22, 2020, 04:58:55 PM
As of Sunday morning, in New York City there are 9,654 positive cases of COVID-19 and 63 fatalities.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 23, 2020, 01:02:59 AM
to paraphrase Casablanca, "morons, morons everyvere"

https://hamodia.com/2020/03/22/cuomo-chides-new-yorkers-ignoring-social-distancing/

They'll begin (maybe) to understand when army trucks will start carrying caskets outside of the state because local cemeteries won't be able to cope with all the cremations and burials.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 23, 2020, 05:58:11 AM
They'll begin (maybe) to understand when army trucks will start carrying caskets outside of the state because local cemeteries won't be able to cope with all the cremations and burials.

Is that happening in Italy now?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 23, 2020, 06:26:10 AM
Is that happening in Italy now?

In Bergamo (the center of the pandemic in Italy) 3 days ago.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on March 23, 2020, 04:37:56 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/jDlxlDy.jpg)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 24, 2020, 10:13:16 PM
Gone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0CeFX6E2yI
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 24, 2020, 10:57:38 PM
"President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he thinks it would be "beautiful" to see the nation's churches packed for Easter Sunday less than three weeks from now?"

Yeah, packed with coffins.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on March 25, 2020, 04:14:10 AM
"President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he thinks it would be "beautiful" to see the nation's churches packed for Easter Sunday less than three weeks from now?"

Yeah, packed with coffins.

He cares more about the stock market and his businesses.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 25, 2020, 07:20:47 AM
He cares more about the stock market and his businesses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXAZ19X_b_Y
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on March 25, 2020, 07:27:03 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/VQt44De.jpg)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 25, 2020, 09:38:36 AM
cj and Cusser, i can't see these images you posted
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 25, 2020, 09:52:09 AM
Just so everybody understands the reference, a quick reverse image search reveals this legendary pic is from a Pornhub video.
I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, I'm just glad to see everybody's enjoying their quarantine during the dark times we're going through.


https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/pornhub-gives-nyc-coronavirus-workers-50k-masks-and-free-porn/
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on March 25, 2020, 04:17:58 PM
cj and Cusser, i can't see these images you posted

I see mine and I see Cusser's so it may not be us it may be you.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on March 25, 2020, 05:09:59 PM
Waiting for hubby to get home with the toilet paper.....

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K-VSsLRKGZw/XnraQFqXLrI/AAAAAAAA9Sc/yX0_3WHEnrUkrXN0fTxE2T-lcLpQ_pEtgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/bb18f51a81f1eb7bdcd26485f41e2bc8.jpg)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on March 26, 2020, 02:53:41 AM
(https://images.wsj.net/im-162041?width=620&size=1.5)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 01, 2020, 04:06:39 PM
"You know times are tough when noir brightens your day" https://twitter.com/EddieMuller/status/1244433829667819520

"SKIDOO YOU FLU" https://twitter.com/EddieMuller/status/1244136005982019584
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: PowerRR on April 02, 2020, 07:23:58 AM
COVID sux dick
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 02, 2020, 08:51:23 AM
COVID sux dick

are you sick?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on April 02, 2020, 10:20:25 AM
"SKIDOO YOU FLU" https://twitter.com/EddieMuller/status/1244136005982019584
This is great. They knew enough in 1918 to wear masks. When I go out now I see almost no-one wearing masks (patrons of Asian grocery stores excepted). People are trying to practice social distancing though. Hey, wouldn't it be better to practice social distancing AND wear a mask?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on April 02, 2020, 01:00:09 PM
I want to wear a mask, it's just impossible to put your hand on one.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on April 03, 2020, 06:36:39 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/jCGK1eL.jpg)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 03, 2020, 01:46:17 PM
I want to wear a mask, it's just impossible to put your hand on one.

some people who don't have masks are wearing scarves or other fabric
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 03, 2020, 01:48:29 PM
Miss Korea and I are both working remotely, so we quarantined ourselves together in her Washington apartment. (I was happy to be able to leave New York City, which is the epicenter of the outbreak now.)

I made us "jjapaguri" ? known in English subtitles as "ram-don" ? the food made famous by Parasite.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on April 03, 2020, 04:03:11 PM
Miss Korea and I are both working remotely, so we quarantined ourselves together in her Washington apartment.
Try not to give her any other disease, there's a good fellow.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on April 04, 2020, 05:01:10 AM
I made us "jjapaguri" ? known in English subtitles as "ram-don" ? the food made famous by Parasite.
Did you make kosher jjapaguri?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 04, 2020, 05:35:36 PM
Did you make kosher jjapaguri?

of course. and she liked it better than her pork bellies  ;)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 05, 2020, 11:46:02 AM
Lowest numbers since March 19. The Health Dept. says peak has been reached, getting ready for phase 2. Whatever that may mean.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on April 06, 2020, 06:44:00 AM
Lowest numbers since March 19. The Health Dept. says peak has been reached, getting ready for phase 2. Whatever that may mean.
This might provide a clue: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/three-waves.htm
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 06, 2020, 01:50:25 PM
They'll begin (maybe) to understand when army trucks will start carrying caskets outside of the state because local cemeteries won't be able to cope with all the cremations and burials.

In facts: "New York City Considers Mass Graves in Park for Virus Victims"
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 14, 2020, 01:36:28 PM
Thank God it appears that New York may have reached its peak.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 14, 2020, 02:09:44 PM
Thank God it appears that New York may have reached its peak.

Now the problem is how long it will take to get near 0 new infections. That depends on the number of tests being made and how well containment measures are respected by citizens. Also, not having a public NHS like in Europe might make a difference.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 14, 2020, 02:54:00 PM
Now the problem is how long it will take to get near 0 new infections. That depends on the number of tests being made and how well containment measures are respected by citizens. Also, not having a public NHS like in Europe might make a difference.

There is also the issue of whether there are new strains of the virus that people may not be immune to.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 14, 2020, 03:49:41 PM
There is also the issue of whether there are new strains of the virus that people may not be immune to.

With strict containment that shouldn't make a difference with infections, only in the search of a vaccine. The problem is that containment can't be kept strict for a long time. The economy cannot be bound for long and people too. But if you adhere to rules like wearing mask and gloves and keep social distancing, once that the numbers are low, you can start (slowly) again until a vaccine is discovered. Still I don't know if, in the USA where there's no NHS, those measures can be as effective as in Europe. What about people who can't afford test and care?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 16, 2020, 10:11:51 AM
Lowest percentage of new cases since the start of the pandemic: 6,2% on a record number of 60.000 tests performed. Still a high number of deaths. The problem (or not) is that they are mostly concentrated in the North-West, especially in the Milan area; and up there it doesn't seem to be a slack-down of the number of  new infections (and on the people going round). I presume that by the beginning of new month, at least in the rest of the country, the lockdown might end, though the safety measures  will be kept until a vaccine will be found. Which means that an effective lockdown must last for at least a couple of months. Let's see.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 16, 2020, 06:51:34 PM
With strict containment that shouldn't make a difference with infections, only in the search of a vaccine. The problem is that containment can't be kept strict for a long time. The economy cannot be bound for long and people too. But if you adhere to rules like wearing mask and gloves and keep social distancing, once that the numbers are low, you can start (slowly) again until a vaccine is discovered. Still I don't know if, in the USA where there's no NHS, those measures can be as effective as in Europe. What about people who can't afford test and care?

This was a concern, that poor people would not get tested or proper care because they couldn?t afford it, then they would spread the virus to other people.

So, testing and care are generally free now; and  Insurance companies are not charging anything out of pocket  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/health/coronavirus-tests-bills.amp.html
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 17, 2020, 02:29:47 AM
This was a concern, that poor people would not get tested or proper care because they couldn?t afford it, then they would spread the virus to other people.

So, testing and care are generally free now; and  Insurance companies are not charging anything out of pocket  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/health/coronavirus-tests-bills.amp.html

But you skipped the subheading.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 17, 2020, 03:41:11 AM
But you skipped the subheading.

It seems that you read the subheading but did not read the actual article. People may face bills If they go out of their healthcare network (meaning, a doctor who does not take their insurance) or undergo unrelated tests. But typically, you go to your doctor or a hospital that takes your insurance - and whatever insurance you have, there are plenty of places that take it - and all coronavirus testing is free.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on April 17, 2020, 04:37:38 AM
In the German-speaking countries, it's ending: https://spinstrangenesscharm.wordpress.com/2020/04/16/covid19-update-april-16-2020-germanys-exit-roadmap/
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 17, 2020, 05:21:09 AM
It seems that you read the subheading but did not read the actual article.

I'm not a NYT subscriber.

But if there are all those caveat for people with an insurance, what about people with none?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 17, 2020, 05:34:59 AM
I'm not a NYT subscriber.

But if there are all those caveat for people with an insurance, what about people with none?

From the article:

What if I don?t have insurance?
You should be able to get covered. If you lose your job, you may qualify for Medicaid or be able to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act.

A growing number of states are also creating a special enrollment period for residents who want to sign up, and there is even some talk of the federal government making a similar decision for the marketplaces they operate. There?s also talk of using the Medicaid program much more broadly to cover the uninsured.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on April 17, 2020, 06:21:22 AM
Are you saying Obama will save the day?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 17, 2020, 08:43:03 AM
Are you saying Obama will save the day?

Titoli is trying to say that
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 17, 2020, 09:46:42 AM
From the article:

What if I don?t have insurance?
You should be able to get covered. If you lose your job, you may qualify for Medicaid or be able to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act.

A growing number of states are also creating a special enrollment period for residents who want to sign up, and there is even some talk of the federal government making a similar decision for the marketplaces they operate. There?s also talk of using the Medicaid program much more broadly to cover the uninsured.

Good. Let's hope it works.

Today, for the very first time since the lockdown, a significant drop in the numbers in Italy. Only deaths are more or less constant (575) but probably that is to be expected as Italy has got the second or third older population in the world and in Lombardy they didn't act wisely at the start (a tenth of total world deaths are localized there).   

A few minutes ago the Director of the NHC said that the epidemic can be considered halted in the centre and south of the nation.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 26, 2020, 05:10:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW56CL0pk0g
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 17, 2020, 06:13:56 AM
Coming soon to a theater near you: Social Distancing https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/movie-theaters-opening-coronavirus-seating-concessions-safety-guidelines-210001492.html
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on May 17, 2020, 01:30:00 PM
Coming soon to a theater near you: Social Distancing https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/movie-theaters-opening-coronavirus-seating-concessions-safety-guidelines-210001492.html
Sounds like industry suicide. Fewer seats filled means fewer concession sales, the point where the real money is made. Meanwhile, overhead, in the form of increased security workers, sky-rockets.

Prices have to go up. The prospect of home viewing becomes even more attractive.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on May 17, 2020, 03:56:39 PM
Sounds like industry suicide. Fewer seats filled means fewer concession sales, the point where the real money is made. Meanwhile, overhead, in the form of increased security workers, sky-rockets.

Prices have to go up. The prospect of home viewing becomes even more attractive.

Drive Ins could make a big comeback
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 17, 2020, 04:09:44 PM
Drive Ins could make a big comeback

New York is indeed opening drive-in movie theaters

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/movies/drive-in-movie-theater-coronavirus.html

https://www.pix11.com/news/coronavirus/drive-in-movie-theaters-in-ny-where-to-catch-a-film-this-summer

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/05/15/drive-in-movie-theater-ny/

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/05/new-york-city-diner-creates-drive-in-theater-save-business-1202231515/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-gives-green-light-to-drive-in-theaters-closed-amid-coronavirus-11589233435
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on May 17, 2020, 06:03:31 PM
Hey, this is great news! Mrs. Jenkins has never been to a drive-in theater. Honey, road trip!
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 17, 2020, 06:24:51 PM
Hey, this is great news! Mrs. Jenkins has never been to a drive-in theater. Honey, road trip!

I just saw Targets (1968). Suddenly queasy about drive-ins  ;)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on May 17, 2020, 06:50:44 PM
Well, we won't be going anywhere where Boris Karloff is making an appearance.  ;)
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 17, 2020, 11:45:49 PM
Hey, this is great news! Mrs. Jenkins has never been to a drive-in theater. Honey, road trip!

Not have I. Nor, I assume, anyone in my age bracket (35).
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: PowerRR on May 19, 2020, 06:49:34 AM
Not have I. Nor, I assume, anyone in my age bracket (35).
I've gone plenty at 27! I live 20 minutes from a decent one in Rhode Island. They just re-opened but are currently only screening the stuff that was in theaters before it last closed. I'm hoping that before movies get released again, they'll start showing some classics.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 19, 2020, 10:53:30 PM
I've gone plenty at 27! I live 20 minutes from a decent one in Rhode Island. They just re-opened but are currently only screening the stuff that was in theaters before it last closed. I'm hoping that before movies get released again, they'll start showing some classics.

I have lived in NYC all my life and I'm not even aware of any drive-ins. But some are opening now

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/exclusive-a-drive-in-festival-is-coming-to-the-parking-lot-of-yankee-stadium-this-summer-051520?

https://ny.eater.com/2020/5/18/21259860/nyc-drive-in-movie-theater-coronavirus-bel-aire-diner
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: dave jenkins on July 10, 2020, 12:25:38 PM
Everybody got enough face masks? https://www.redbubble.com/i/mask/Sergio-Leone-A-Fistful-of-Dollars-by-FILMOVISR/50523085.9G0D8
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: greenbudgie on July 11, 2020, 02:48:50 AM
Looks like face masks compulsory in our shops soon. I'm glad to be out of my 15 week isolation period without the Internet into the bargain. So now catching up with the movie forums.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 07, 2021, 11:31:54 PM
I got my first vaccine shot today (Moderna). Arm hurting a little, as expected.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: noodles_leone on April 08, 2021, 12:22:39 AM
Mr Power got it too. And I have to wait until at least mid june. Commie France blew it. Again.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: cigar joe on April 09, 2021, 01:15:46 PM
Got mine today one and done Johnson & Johnson, felt it a bit at first then nothing and no reaction since.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 09, 2021, 01:17:56 PM
My arm was hurting BADLY yesterday. Less bad today.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: titoli on April 09, 2021, 01:35:10 PM
I canceled my appointment. I ain't going to play with AZ. Waiting for something else.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: Cusser on April 10, 2021, 06:15:40 AM
We got our 2nd Moderna shots March 16.  Arms were sorer than expected, felt a little "off"/weaker next day, not a big deal.
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: PowerRR on April 22, 2021, 11:14:48 AM
I'm getting my second shot of Pfizer on tuesday... any pfizer crew?
Title: Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 22, 2021, 12:10:12 PM
My second Moderna appointment is May 5.

On another note, J&J has been put on hold in U.S. due to a small handful of reports of blood clots.