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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by dualstow » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:27 am

A Chinese government-backed company amassed Australia’s supplies of masks, hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and shipped them to China.
While the bulk purchases and shipping were perfectly legitimate, the goods shipped in bulk to China include the very items that have been in short supply for Australian citizens as well as health professionals.

(This was in Jan-Feb)
https://www.news.com.au/finance/busines ... 25c56e7cec
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Post by vnatale » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:42 am

Received the attached earlier this morning. Extremely detailed six page "summary" of what is in the bill...

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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by dualstow » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:04 am

Very un-Canadian of him.

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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by ochotona » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:28 pm

'MURICA #1 !!! In the next day or so we will surpass China for infections! USA! USA! Thank you fearless and glorious Orangeness!
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by technovelist » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:52 pm

ochotona wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:28 pm
'MURICA #1 !!! In the next day or so we will surpass China for infections! USA! USA! Thank you fearless and glorious Orangeness!
Is that the same Orangeness who was racist for imposing a ban on flights from China on January 31st?
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by flyingpylon » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:20 pm

The Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back The Apocalyptic Predictions

https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/th ... qus_thread
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by Mountaineer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm

Orangeness. ;D

Thanks for the memories. Our baby daughter, now 50, loved carrot baby food. We inexperienced parents knew we needed to cut back when her skin turned orange. Beta carotene to the max!
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by Tyler » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:26 pm

flyingpylon wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:20 pm
The Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back The Apocalyptic Predictions

https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/th ... qus_thread
I saw that. The most egregious detail to me is this that I found in another article:

"Ferguson said community testing and contact tracing wasn’t included as a possible strategy in the original modelling because not enough tests were available."

He assumed we'd never have enough tests -- an important assumption that hasn't held up. For reference, the UK is on the verge (within days or weeks depending on who you ask) of having millions of take-home antibody tests, which basically completely blows up the original model. It's a classic example of how static analysis is a terrible way to model reality in a dynamic world.
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by ochotona » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:32 pm

All models are wrong, some are useful
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by Tyler » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:39 pm

ochotona wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:32 pm
All models are wrong, some are useful
Sure. Without getting into the blame game, I'll simply point out that evidence is mounting that things aren't nearly as bad as we've been led to believe. As new information invalidates old models, life could get back to normal faster than many people are predicting.
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by flyingpylon » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:53 pm

In other news, the Indy 500 has officially been postponed until August 23rd. Gonna be a HOT one this year I guess.
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Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Post by vnatale » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:13 pm

Just went outside for the first time in two days to walk across the street to get two days of mail / newspaper.

I was first hit by a totally frigid north facing garage.

But much milder as I got outside. And, there were a lot of neighborhood kids playing on the trampoline on the other side of the fence adjoining my property.

As I was walking back and forth from the garage, seeing ALMOST all the snow had melted and feeling the mildness of the weather I wondered if I should stay out and read and listen to music.

Came back in and see it is 55 degrees. Too cold for that. Would have been warm enough to do some work outside.

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