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    with the healthcare system in America, I'm not surprised it's that much. awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    Holy shit, a friend of mine got the test for Covid and claims that it wasn't covered by her insurance and is going to cost her over 800 dollars. This can't be right, right?
    https://time.com/5806724/coronavirus-testing-costs/

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    PBS is airing an episode of The American Experience about the 1918 influenza pandemic, aka the Spanish Flu tonight.

    I know covid-19 is really, really bad. But if you can catch that episode, it will give you a different perspective, mainly about how much worst this could be, Keep in mind that at least 17 million people worldwide (some estimates say up to 100 million) died of it. And this was at a time when people were not able to travel around the world as easily as we do today.

    And the Spanish Flu strain was H1N1, the same basic strain as the 2009 flu pandemic; which explain why all the "freaking out" about it but also how a vaccine was quickly available. Covid-19 is completely new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    Okay my period is about to start so maybe it's that, but this just really got to me.

    Just read this on a CBS Facebook post

    "The Empire State Building lights were red on Monday to represent the “heartbeat” of America. And the mast flashed like a red and white siren to pay tribute to emergency workers. Officials say the lights will go on like this every night during the coronavirus pandemic."

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    horrible idea, empire state building

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    @versusreality my point was more about allegro's all day, every day diatribes that are potentially ginning people up more than whats needed right now. And you see how well that went.

    As far as 9/11, it was traumatic for me just like everyone else. Lost my next door neighbor to it, as he was a firefighter who rushed back into one of those buildings. Destroyed his family & they've never fully recovered. It's terrible. I took @SM Rollinger's post to mean he simply wasn't living in a state of fear of terrorists being able to get away with something like that again here. I agree with that train of thought.

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    I just realized that I do have one of those N95 mask. I bought it last summer when I was supposed to do some painting at my mom's place and I knew I would have some sanding to do and well, I did not want to breathe that in. But then, my brother died suddenly of a heart attack and there was no painting done.

    It's still in its package, unopened. I told my mom I will go drop it to our local hospital and my mom said " but it's just one mask". I told that it's better to have one more than one less.

    Anyway, I can't justify keeping it. It don't see my mom going shopping for paint soon anyway.

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    I don't think it's hyperbole when I told my mom that this is my generation's WWII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    @versusreality my point was more about allegro's all day, every day diatribes that are potentially ginning people up more than whats needed right now. And you see how well that went.

    As far as 9/11, it was traumatic for me just like everyone else. Lost my next door neighbor to it, as he was a firefighter who rushed back into one of those buildings. Destroyed his family & they've never fully recovered. It's terrible. I took @SM Rollinger's post to mean he simply wasn't living in a state of fear of terrorists being able to get away with something like that again here. I agree with that train of thought.
    How is anything I’m posting that much different than anyone else? You are singling me out. “All day every day diatribe?” I’ve known some of these people on here for 15 years. People are posting informative links. This isn’t the Tool thread.

    You aren’t reading his post within the context of his response to my post, which was a response to @versusreality and @Sarah K . Posts don’t live alone. You seem to point them out as individual posts, but that’s not always how this works. The topic was New York City, the Empire State Building, and the anxiety levels right now regarding NYC. It was about the Empire State Building with a siren, what reaction that causes, could it could spark PTSD, etc. It wasn’t an abstract philosophical point about patriotism or the country. It was about a singular building in a single city and what that building was doing at that very moment and the reaction it was causing. Particularly for people who hear the ambulances all day long, or who still had PTSD from 9/11. Nobody was thinking about terrorists in caves, except him. And you, I guess. He may have misunderstood the context (he’s in S.D.). You fully understood and took it as yet another opportunity to trash me.

    @Sarah K inferred that it made her very emotional. @versusreality said it was scary. I agreed and said it was both. @SM Rollinger posted a total non sequitur, that was also disrespectful of the people who were reacting to the symbolic nature of the red siren; not only the symbol of the current state of emergency, but also 9/11. I told him that. Three people clicked “like.” He didn’t respond. You did it for him. By attacking me, basically telling me I’m mentally ill (“manic”) and that I’m stirring things up and I need to calm down for “my own good” before I, I dunno, hurt myself.

    If you disagree with me, that’s one thing. It’s a message board, whatever. But the shit you posted was some macho condescending bullshit that manifests exactly why my PMs are turned off. If you want to spew that mean baseless shit, you can do it right here in public.
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    You both make good points.

    meanwhile, Trump has been rambling for over 2 hours at this point. I tune in for the doctors...but man, Trump makes it so hard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnetic View Post
    I don't think it's hyperbole when I told my mom that this is my generation's WWII.
    You are spot on with that statement. I think the big thing is it is affecting everyone in the world (even if they don't know it or refuse to acknowledge).

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post
    "The Empire State Building lights were red on Monday to represent the “heartbeat” of America. And the mast flashed like a red and white siren to pay tribute to emergency workers. Officials say the lights will go on like this every night during the coronavirus pandemic."
    Good gosh I would find that very disconcerting and rather anxiety provoking. But if it helps convince some of the unconvinced that this crisis is real, and social distancing should be observed, then perhaps it can be tolerated? As it may be saving lives?

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    2015 Italian state tv broadcast on how Chinese scientists in the city of... three guesses... had created a Coronavirus based on SARS.

    http://www.rai.it/dl/RaiTV/programmi...7dc47565b.html
    this is the kind of thing that aluminum foil hats were made for, right?

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    We've seen the RNA sequence for the SARS-Cov-2. It doesn't have any telltale signs that it was anything other than a naturally ocurring mutation. You can Google it.

    Wearing a face mask in public may make you feel better but that's a false sense of security, doesn't do anything more than staying 2 meters away from everybody else does. I touch my face WAY more when I'm wearing one because I'm always adjusting the damn thing or fogging up my glasses when I breathe into it or some shit.

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    Wearing a mask helps me not touch my face. And, if I did have it, at least I would be reducing my ability to pass it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    I touch my face WAY more when I'm wearing one because I'm always adjusting the damn thing or fogging up my glasses when I breathe into it or some shit.
    This is a REALLY good point.

    Today on The View (“Manny” is Sunny’s physician husband):



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