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Offline General Battuta

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We are going all the way to the top! Complete global saturation! Kill baby kill!

 
Way to solve overpopulation. Rejoice!
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I was supposed to make a short presentation about basics of optical fibers and here I am, listening to Eurobeat while reading about quantum cryptography.

 

Offline Dilmah G

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Get out while you can! It's sunny and COVID-free(ish) here!

 

Offline The E

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I think that's a "would if we could" sort of situation, yea?
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 
Get out while you can! It's sunny and COVID-free(ish) here!

I'd rather go to NZ thanks

 

Offline Dilmah G

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I think that's a "would if we could" sort of situation, yea?
yeah look that was maybe a little tone-deaf, my bad

 

Offline General Battuta

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Went out for medication + various supplies today, which involved traveling into downtown Brooklyn. Everyone masked, keeping distance on the subway platforms. Only saw a few nose-out mask wearers (fools!) If a bunch of cranky New Yorkers can keep this up for six months I don't understand why the rest of the country can't.

 

Offline Mongoose

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Stood in line for a bit to drop off my mail-in ballot (until I realized that there was a fast-track line for people just dropping off), and even though it was outside everyone had masks on.  It's really not a hard concept.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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We are going all the way to the top! Complete global saturation! Kill baby kill!

Americans should really realise that despite their pessimism, things are actually going a lot worse in Europe.


 
Yup, and (most of) our collective governments seem determined to pretend this isn't happening and that we totally shouldn't be re-quarantining.

 
I'm curious how more concrete metrics like hospitalisations and deaths due to covid and excess deaths overall compare. 'Confirmed cases' can be very hard to compare between places with different testing strategies and availabilities.
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

 

Offline The E

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yeah, the wider availability of tests is definitely a factor here (also quarantine fatigue and people spending more time indoors)

not that that makes this second wave any better or less infuriating.
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 
I'm still incredibly frustrated that the Dutch gov proved incapable of setting up a solid testing regime whilst surrounding countries have.

 
On the upside, I finally bought some reusable masks rather then sticking to the disposable ones. I actually look good now

 

Offline Lorric

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That could be a fun topic. I wouldn't wear one, but these Alien facehugger masks are my favourites! :D

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&biw=1261&bih=510&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=facehugger+mask

 

Offline Mobius

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I woke up today and found out, despite official statements released by our mayor not quite agreeing with these stats, that the true number of confirmed cases in my town is twice that of the reported cases, due to "recent delays at processing data". We're still talking about 75 confirmed cases out of 70.000 inhabitants, but the previous figure was 35.

And we've had only a handful of cases during the first wave.

 
literally all my masks are home-made ones from my mum, and i have like 5 or 6 now. she's spent most of the pandemic making masks and shows no sign of stopping
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

 

Offline Nagrach

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Well. Since I'm part of the Riskgroup my Girlfriend practically just locked me in our apartment. (Not literally). We still have some offline lectures but I trie to avoid theme as much as possible. *Sigh* The first Wave nothing really happend in the city where I live, but know? I'm ... worried. My lung capacity is already down to 75 %

Sry, needed to say this somehow somewhere...
Crabby the crappy crab crap.

-273 °C. Finally a place where I don't need to sweat.

 
The active case count is rising quickly at work.

I'm going to go back to getting tested regularly.

 

Offline Strygon

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I keep freaking people out nowadays because I have a near-permanent dry cough going on. Always getting asked if I got myself tested and it's always come back negative so far.

Did anyone get one of those weird nasal tests, and if so, how horrible was it?
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