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March 4th, 2020, 22:46
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Interesting. Will the milder one get you immune for the more aggressive one?
Maybe, maybe not. It depends on how different they are in the markers (antigenes) on their surface.
Today I read in a Dutch newspaper the virus may lead to permanent damage in the lungs (fibrosis) in the more severe cases.
AFAIR(emember) lung fibrosis may be a complication in almost any type of pneumonia.

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March 4th, 2020, 23:19
Thanks for the info, pibbur.
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a pibbur who is not particularly afraid at the moment, but may approach that state of mind later, depending on how things develop (not restricted to corona).
What do you mean exactly, how things develop, not restricted to corona?

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I had to edit it again to put your original post back.
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In case you're not aware of it Eye, Pibs is tormented by a recurring nightmare in which he suddenly finds himself flying to Australia where he is immediately attacked by giant spiders and two snakes, while circling offshore is a huge shark just waiting for him to try to escape!!
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March 4th, 2020, 23:49
I would hate it to end up in Australia as well, today I read that thanks to the coronavirus there is a shortage of toiletpaper and that the amount per customer is limited!
Terrible fires, awful bugs, poisonous snakes AND no toiletpaper, how you folk down under manage to survive is a mystery to me.
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March 4th, 2020, 23:57
Just thinking about not being able to wipe down under….gross!

Isn't a pibbur some type of retired doctor/medical professional?
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March 5th, 2020, 00:08
Originally Posted by Eye View Post
I would hate it to end up in Australia as well, today I read that thanks to the coronavirus there is a shortage of toiletpaper and that the amount per customer is limited!
Terrible fires, awful bugs, poisonous snakes AND no toiletpaper, how you folk down under manage to survive is a mystery to me.
We have LOTS of great beer and wines!!
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March 5th, 2020, 00:39
Originally Posted by Eye View Post
Interesting. Will the milder one get you immune for the more aggressive one?
This was not revealed so it's unknown.
Also, because I didn't read it originally in english I used the wrong word while posting previously, should have written two types or two strains:
https://nypost.com/2020/03/04/chines…ecting-people/
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March 5th, 2020, 13:24
Oh dear.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/05/h…day/index.html

Here's a brand that might be hit even worse by the corona virus than corona beer. If any of you own a cruise ship, I'd sell it sooner rather than later.
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Cruise ships are disease pits even without corona virus.
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March 5th, 2020, 14:30
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Cruise ships are disease pits even without corona virus.
"How many people do you lose on a normal cruise? 30? 40?!"
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March 5th, 2020, 19:07
I read an article yesterday about how the folding@HOME project has volunteered to help with the COVID-19 research:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/2/21…rs-coronavirus

This would be a good use for your unused compute cycles, if you want to chip in.
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March 5th, 2020, 19:13
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Just thinking about not being able to wipe down underÂ….gross!

Isn't a pibbur some type of retired doctor/medical professional?
I finished med school back in 1980, but soon discovered that while I still find medicine (theory) interesting, I really disliked working with patients (and because of that probably didn't do a very good job either). So i quit. All in all I spent around 6 years in toral practicung medicine (GP and later radiology). Eventually I went back to uni and took a master in informatics. Spent the latest 18-20 years working with health care informatics (mostly radiology systems).

I asked the powers that be to cancel my license a couple of years ago, because being absent from the profession and actively doing nothing to keep myself updated for all those years, I'm no longer qualified. And I don't want to be obliged by law to provide professional help at for instance accident scenes when I'm no longer able to do that professionally.

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March 5th, 2020, 19:34
Originally Posted by rjshae View Post
I read an article yesterday about how the folding@HOME project has volunteered to help with the COVID-19 research:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/2/21…rs-coronavirus

This would be a good use for your unused compute cycles, if you want to chip in.
Good initiative. Unfortunately for me, FAH uses it's own client, not the BOINC platform used by the other at-home projects I support.

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March 5th, 2020, 19:39
Originally Posted by joxer View Post

Also, because I didn't read it originally in english I used the wrong word while posting previously, should have written two types or two strains:
https://nypost.com/2020/03/04/chines…ecting-people/
I noticed. But because what you wrote made so much sense and was so relevant, I didn't want to spoil it by nitpicking

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March 6th, 2020, 03:40
See, now you wouldn't have to mess with this toilet paper stuff if you got one of those fancy toilets that sprayed you clean. https://youtu.be/GZRwI7m7gnw

(Though, if you have a power outage…)
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March 9th, 2020, 03:58
First cases confirmed in the Kansas City area today. I'm not sure if work will start doing anything or not but we have changed how we do communion at church a bit. Still no change to the "peace" portion where everybody shakes hands with everyone around them - though a few of us did some practice elbow bumps.

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March 9th, 2020, 04:11
One of the two people who have died from the coronavirus in Florida was in the city right next to mine, and I was bar-hopping there last night with a bunch of friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6_IZK-1naY
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March 9th, 2020, 08:58
Why toilet paper?!?!? I can understand canned food and long life milk but toilet paper? In the case of an emergency you can just wipe your butt with water in the shower or on the grass outside.
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March 9th, 2020, 12:04
Psychology? It's one of the biggest items you buy. Buying alot of it looks like you are reaaallly doing alot to improve the situation. And as a result, there's a huge gap in the market shelves, so this in term motivates the next person…

I don't know. Maybe there's a different reason. You see, in German, stockpiling is called "hamstern". And then, there's this:

Both toilet paper and tissue paper are comfortable bedding choices for your hamster.
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Mystery solved?
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March 9th, 2020, 20:20
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Why toilet paper?!?!? I can understand canned food and long life milk but toilet paper? In the case of an emergency you can just wipe your butt with water in the shower or on the grass outside.
No grass where I live, just rocks. Ouch. And there's no way in hell I'm doing that shower thing.

I'm on the road for work, and the wife has me scouring all of my redneck towns for toilet paper and paper towels.
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