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Honestly it’s a little mind boggling to me that a virus that allegedly has a lower fatality rate than quite a lot of others, has disrupted as much stuff as it has. You would think every couple of years in that case, all sort of shit would be getting shut down during bad flu years. Not making light of it, but just odd to me.

Did things like this use to happen back 40 years or so, in the days of smallpox? I’d hope so, cause this shit doesn’t hold a candle to shit like that, and if people are reacting like this now, I’d hope they didn’t just act like everything is normal back when that shit was still around.
 

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Did things like this use to happen back 40 years or so, in the days of smallpox? I’d hope so, cause this shit doesn’t hold a candle to shit like that, and if people are reacting like this now, I’d hope they didn’t just act like everything is normal back when that shit was still around.
Well, no. Because Small-pox wasn't a sudden danger. It had been around since forever. As had most of the nasty diseases that claimed millions of lives. Typhoid, Small-pox, etc... Those were just normal diseases that people would get sick with. Terrible, but there was a normalcy to them. Severe outbreaks were locally devastating of course, but it wasn't something that necessarily permeated society like this panic is. The difference I think is how fast information spreads today. Rumor and fear can spread far quicker than before.

A century ago, Coronavirus would probably have flown completely under the radar. Just another wave of seasonal flu that was maybe slightly worse than previous years but nothing notable beyond that. The permeation of information into society makes scares a lot more likely because everybody is aware that this disease is slightly more deadly than normal flu and are aware of it's presence.

What you don't know can still hurt you, but it can't cause you to panic if you are blissfully unaware.

In the past, pandemics had to be much more extreme to actually get noticed. Like Plague or something. You'd have to kill 1/3 of the population in an obvious fashion to differentiate yourself from the typical lineup of diseases that were commonplace at the time. Especially in cities which were already fetid cesspits of so many terrible diseases.

Modern definitions of Pandemic are probably too strict compared to past pandemics like bubonic plague.
 

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Honestly it’s a little mind boggling to me that a virus that allegedly has a lower fatality rate than quite a lot of others, has disrupted as much stuff as it has. You would think every couple of years in that case, all sort of shit would be getting shut down during bad flu years. Not making light of it, but just odd to me.

Did things like this use to happen back 40 years or so, in the days of smallpox? I’d hope so, cause this shit doesn’t hold a candle to shit like that, and if people are reacting like this now, I’d hope they didn’t just act like everything is normal back when that shit was still around.
I had thought the whole time that there is no way the mortality rate is less than the common flue, because they are trying to so strongly combat this. Well.... this just came out. It’s actually 10x more deadly than the flu. https://theweek.com/speedreads/901470/coronavirus-10-times-more-lethal-than-seasonal-flu-trumps-task-force-immunologist-says
 

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When people tell me that they are going to come to my house when the SHTF,

I remind them to pop the correct flare at the end of the driveway and prepare to give the proper countersign,

or else they are entering a free fire zone.
I like to ask what valuable resources and skills they will be bringing to the party. The first bowl of nachos and 20 oz Diet Dr. Pepper is free.
 

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Other than there being no dust/respirator masks or filters around, and maybe a thinning of anti-bacterial soaps & cleaners in some places, seems business as usual here in central Arizona. Did see two spots on the TV news.... actor Tom Hanks & wife have tested positive for Covid-19 (boo hoo). Also, in Los Angeles there has been a uptick in Asians buying iron. One person interviewed said this was due to racial tensions in the community. However, I still recall film of several armed Asian-Americans whom defended their property and businesses during the Rodney King riots (and were not looted or burned out as many others were). My take is this may be a more likely motive to acquire protection. Some of the measures being taken may be a bit of an over-reach. However, if things really start to get worse internationally, I think most Americans would be thankful for the Administration being more proactive rather than reactive...
 

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Honestly it’s a little mind boggling to me that a virus that allegedly has a lower fatality rate than quite a lot of others, has disrupted as much stuff as it has. You would think every couple of years in that case, all sort of shit would be getting shut down during bad flu years. Not making light of it, but just odd to me.

Did things like this use to happen back 40 years or so, in the days of smallpox? I’d hope so, cause this shit doesn’t hold a candle to shit like that, and if people are reacting like this now, I’d hope they didn’t just act like everything is normal back when that shit was still around.
Go and look up the death rate of this virus in Italy, and you'll find its running at about 6.8%. If anyone believes the numbers that are coming out of China, contact me personally for the best deal on a bridge you will ever see. Buy now and save.
 
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Go and look up the death rate of this virus in Italy, and you'll find its running at about 6.8%. If anyone believes the numbers that are coming out of China, contact me personally for the best deal on a bridge you will ever see. Buy now and save.
That is alarming.
 

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there lies the key to survival. You MUST bring something of value to the group or you go on your way!

I like to ask what valuable resources and skills they will be bringing to the party. The first bowl of nachos and 20 oz Diet Dr. Pepper is free.
 

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I stopped at the grocery for a few items on the way home...people are out of their minds, cops everywhere and damn near was ran over walking in!

That's it....loading mags...it's happening!

Seriously though, people are loosing it and a danger to others around them.
Stay safe everyone.
 

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We had 2 Military member arrive here from Italy unannounced. Who in the F would send anybody any place that was in Italy. Base Commander from what I heared was not very happy. Best thing is to just not go out if you dont have to.


Go and look up the death rate of this virus in Italy, and you'll find its running at about 6.8%. If anyone believes the numbers that are coming out of China, contact me personally for the best deal on a bridge you will ever see. Buy now and save.
 

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That's it....loading mags...it's happening!

Seriously though, people are loosing it and a danger to others around them.
Stay safe everyone.
The mags were always loaded...

I'm listening to thrash and checking gear/preps and talking to y'all.
Me and some buds are heading to his Uncle's house in the event of some first rate malarkey. Been the plan for years, they have the camping and fishing gear, and I have a truck with rifles and mags for everyone who needs one!! (can't carry 'em all myself)

Let's hope that everyone's "plan" doesn't need to go into effect though.
 

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The mags were always loaded...

I'm listening to thrash and checking gear/preps and talking to y'all.
Me and some buds are heading to his Uncle's house in the event of some first rate malarkey. Been the plan for years, they have camping and fishing gear, and I have rifles and mags for everyone!! (can't carry 'em all myself)
Stop by the SFF thread and get some high apv hooch to kill any nasties in yer bloodstream!
 

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Seems to me people are acting like it’s the plague. I just saw an article today about some Italian begging authorities to remove his dead girlfriend, and it just seems like this is being casted in a different light than it should be.

What they should be saying instead is simply
Wash your fucking hands. Avoid sick people.

And of course, panic buy every single bit of toilet paper you can get.
 

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That is alarming.
And hard to grasp because Italy has a decent healthcare system and is pretty standard as far as Western countries go.
 
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