COVID-19 Response

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  1. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.)

    Oct 9, 1998
  2. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    KFC just suspended its "finger lickin' good" ad campaign in the UK.

    Seinfeld's Snicker Bar episode suddenly is courant.

    Several major restaurants groups in NYC announced closures effective immediately.

    If this situation lasts till June or longer we're in for a major societal restructuring across every industry imaginable.
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  3. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010

    Now that is totally stuck in my head, well played Sir, well played. I’ll definitely be passing this along to others as I believe in paying it forward :)
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  4. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    so this morning, SWMBO asked me if they were planning on cancelling/rescheduling Blade show - since everything else is being cancelled/closed through the end of April.
    (I know it's in June -- but this will likely still be a thing then)
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  5. TonySal


    Jan 10, 2015
    Other viruses like H1N1 killed millions and there was no panic like this as I recall? Politics? More social media?
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  6. Pensacola Tiger

    Pensacola Tiger Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 25, 2009
    The global death toll from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic was around 284,000, not "millions".

    This is about 0.02% of the total number infected, which is estimated at about 24% of the global population.

    COVID-19 is estimated to eventually affect 70-80% of the global population and the death rate is looking to be much higher - from 1% to over 3%.

    Do the math.
  7. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Had my nieces birthday party @ Chuck E. Cheese. Everyone must be out buying TP.

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  8. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Hopefully everyone is staying home. I want the golf dome all to myself tomorrow.
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  9. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
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  10. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Isn't Chuck E. Cheese a petri dish of bacteria and viruses even when we're not in the midst of a pandemic? o_O:poop:
  11. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Chucky was scared. Didn't even show up. Bastid. :p
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  12. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    No... it IS a virus or bacteria.
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  13. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Want to have some fun? Go to the store and fake a coughing fit while playing with all of the phones. Then watch as someone dons rubber gloves and comes over and uncomfortably cleans them with a lysol wipe.

    I'm a bad person.
  14. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Now if they start licking BlueBell again, Lord have mercy.
  15. marter


    Jan 1, 2020
    This just in...

    The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19.
    Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released.

    To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.
  16. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    I'll buy some Corona beer so it suits the situation while I drink it in coronavirus quarantine :D
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  17. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2011 are today's Winner.

  18. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    So, my pup can take off the face mask now ?
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  19. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
    I think you'll find that death rate to be way overstated. That percentage is based on the number of people that actually tested positive. There are many more people who have had it with little to no serious effects than there are people that have tested positive for the virus. So, all those people never got tested, they are not included in the reporting, they are not accounted for in the math, and as a result the actual percentage is far lower. If you did the same math with the flu, but removed all the people that only had minor symptoms from the equation I bet the percentage would be the same or worse.
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  20. lmleck

    lmleck When the going gets tough, the dumb get dumber !!! Platinum Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Which end???:rolleyes:
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