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  1. At least that's something. I guess if landlords have already paid off their properties, they've got more flexibility with costs. Maybe that should be something implemented in the future, where people can't rent a place still on a mortgage just to make profit. If there's going to be a lot of changes to society because of this whole thing, fingers crossed it's more helpful measures. On another side note, there's a conspiracy going around that 5G and coronavirus is linked in some way, be it suppressing the immune system, triggering dormant viruses/symptoms, or even wirelessly transmitting the virus directly into people. There's stories that some 5G towers have been burned down in the UK because a few believed this stuff, but it's more likely they just didn't want a garish tower being added to their neighbourhood, since 5G needs more towers than 4G did. And another one: animals are all infected. It was mentioned a few times on places I visit that wildlife will spread it, but since the whole "zookeeper gives tiger COVID-19" story, it's ramping up. Specifically that migratory birds are going to be carrying it back and forth between the northern and southern hemispheres.
  2. One word of advice I forgot to mention, though: make sure you do a lot of research on how to start in the game. I made the mistake of jumping straight in and having absolutely no clue what was going on. My first hour was just me freezing to death, or getting eaten.
  3. One second, just getting my tinfoil... that's if they want him to survive at all. Considering he's a figurehead now for Brexit's triumph, it would be the perfect opportunity to off him. Personally, I see checking in at a British public hospital as near enough a death sentence regardless, and not just because it can't cope with the population but because it's always been a Petri dish of hospitalising illnesses by its very nature. Might as well be a pest house at this point.
  4. Too little too late for Freep PvP. They needed an open world PvP server back when people actually played for PvP, not a half-assed Freep vs Freep side game of the side game (which was the true end-game for me).
  5. I've got Ark but I haven't played it for ages. It would be a pretty interesting game if it weren't for the terrible server lag, and the huge amount of resources it consumes. If they've since fixed those problems, it would be worth a shot.
  6. One of the upsides for me to any crisis is the sheer amount of conspiracies that pop up. They often conflict with each other, but there's probably a grain of truth in many of them. Here's a few I've spotted. Most of these "emergency" powers and protocols being put in place aren't going to be completely rolled back, TPTB are using this to get a firmer grasp afterwards. Get people used to being limited (like not being allowed outside, which is a pretty basic freedom) so that they don't push back as much. The figures are skewed, most people are either already infected or have already caught it months ago, but symptoms are easily missed or non-existent for most. After all, what are the chances that the very first person to get diagnosed is also the first person to catch the disease if it's mostly asymptomatic? Working from home is being used as a foot in the door for the government to keep track of even more of your private life, with excuses like people's safety or national security to be used. Homes turn from personal areas to pens where people are kept and monitored. Lockdowns are an attempt to separate people socially, making isolation seem more and more normal. Destroying community spirit wasn't enough, now even smaller social groups need to be disrupted since it's easier to control people when their circle of concern is smaller. Vaccines for adults turns from advisory to compulsory, and used as a Trojan horse to deliver whatever chemical they like, all with the support of the population who have been scared into compliance. This is also something claimed before regarding water supplies, hormone-drenched meat, and even chemtrails, but it's more reliable to force a direct "cure" than it is to rely on willing consumption and random distribution. This was all a plan to "fix" the unviable economy for another few decades, one where the population is always having to rush to catch up with the deficit of the last. Kill off the old and sick so that it frees up pensions and benefits for exploitation, while also getting the uppity middle and lower classes back to square one after their homes are repossessed and businesses fail, without impacting their own bottom line by using bailouts. More people have died than claimed, it's being covered up so that people don't panic as much. The idea is that a slow descend into an apocalypse, where people are unsure as to what reaction to really have about personal survival, is more desirable than a sudden riot-filled collapse as people realise civilisation is collapsing. TPTB were planning a biological attack in China to knock the status quo. China was in too comfortable a position where the rest of the world relied heavily on them, and now everyone knows that they will start to look elsewhere for trade, which will in turn further exacerbate tensions between the big 3 world powers, with the ultimate goal that one collapses and removed from the equation for better control. There's lots more, I just haven't kept track.
  7. Deaths are doubling at the same rate, too, which means potentially a million deaths by the end of this month assuming the infection rate doesn't slow. If Germany's figures are to be believed, then they are the country the world needs to imitate in terms of reducing fatalities. 85,000 infected but 1,107 deaths. They failed miserably at containing the virus, but they're at least managing to get people through having it. Meanwhile France has only been including hospitalised deaths in its figures, which means it could even surpass Italy's death rate. And this is why I've been saying lockdowns are dangerous solutions to this pandemic. So many people now are being hit by unnecessary lockdowns when it should've always been lockdowns for the vulnerable (sick/elderly). I've got a few mates back home who are now unable to work despite being fit and healthy. Two are self-employed but don't fit the government's criteria for help, while the other two worked for a company that's going belly up already and even the stupid 80% government salary thing won't help it. They're just lucky they have savings behind them, unlike these companies that make a killing for their management but can't handle a rocky few months. It should be fucking illegal.
  8. Nope, I know nobody. I've had about a dozen say things like "well I was feeling a rough a little while ago", and even I got hit hard with flu at the start of the year that was worse than any other flu I've had, but that seems to be it. Nothing but speculation and stories and no actual confirmation, I guess because nobody really wants to waste time getting tested if they experience non-apocalyptic symptoms.
  9. Read your own line again. Slowly. Even slower than normal. See the bit about people in this thread? That's the bit where you're talking absolute shit yet again. Nobody has said any of what you were pissing about, yet you still tried to suggest any of us align ourselves with it. That TDS you constantly bring up is your own Trump Dependency Syndrome kicking in. Back on to actually important issues; Europe hits 30,000 deaths, with two thirds in Spain and Italy alone. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52117883 There's been stories in Spain of retirement and care homes for the elderly being abandoned by workers for fear of contracting the virus themselves, as well as authorities struggling to adequately store the rising number of bodies. With funerals in a lot of countries now being limited to less than a dozen attendees allowed, these deaths come with the added pain for families of not even being able to be there to bury or cremate the people they've lost.
  10. Cool, let me know when the results are in. Ok. Yeah, in a country over over a billion people, the guys who were doing mask production are the same guys who were doing the clinical trial. They've been busy little bees.
  11. You've literally got no clinical trials to back up your position, and the only one available (which I posted) disproves it. Yet you think it's me with his head in the sand? Don't get me wrong, I'd love for a solution to this virus that's already available. However, there's just no evidence. I'm not gullible enough to buy unverified claims, and I'm certainly not going to trust the gut feeling of Trump of all people. If actual clinical trials show it helps, even for some segments of the population, then great. Until then, you're falling for clickbait and unproven claims.
  12. You're trying to back up your claim using the French "results" that claim the drug actually reduces recovery time, which is nothing to do with improving conditions until the natural recovery occurs. Currently no evidence to make such a claim in the context of this virus. The French "results" weren't a clinical trial, which is another part of the clickbait you've fallen for. People are recommending anything right now when it comes to life or death situations. If someone is going to die, they're willing to try anything based on results from other diseases. But none of it is based on confirmed results. Which aren't COVID-19. Some drugs help for some diseases, but can exacerbate others. The current data is far too low to say hydroxybloxyclororhrorowhatever is an effective treatment for this.
  13. Two things: 1. You're confusing potential management of symptoms with a cure. Paracetamol is as much of a treatment and even those sorts of drugs also have their concerns. 2. The only supposed clinical trial has shown no effect. As someone who has repeatedly claimed concern over unforeseen long-term effects of the virus, you should be applying the same suspicion to any claims of an untested, unverified cure.
  14. No, quite obviously I asked if you can find anyone here that agreed with the media that Trump shouldn't call it the China virus. You know, that thing you claimed despite the lack of any evidence to support it. In the very last line in your post where you tried to shove 4 failed points in your own imagination on the rest of us here.
  15. Can you find anyone in this thread who agreed with the media on this? He wasn't too slow, and nobody has said that here. It's the domestic spread he's fucked up. Testing alone =/= preventing spread. Where has anyone here said that?
  16. For what? You're the one making the claim of Trump's success. Try it. Leave that sort of shit between you and your orange master, little bitch. Except there's currently no evidence to make such a claim. Even Fauci, a man on Trump's own task force, admitted it. Don't be so gullible just because Trump has said something.
  17. Oh yeah, that's the lynchpin in everything, obviously. /sarc You mean Cuomo is having to suck up after Trump openly said he would only help governors who would stop criticising him. Little Donnie's ego needed to be massaged or he was going throw a tantrum fatal to a lot of New Yorkers. And yet the spread hasn't slowed. So that extra time to prepare apparently meant nothing. Nope, look up what actually happened and the details involved. You've fallen for clickbait. Well yeah, the virus did exist last year. November, remember? But no, I'm acting like the virus was a concern since the beginning of this year. Plenty of time to have converted over before now. Sorry if something like that seems so complex to you that you think months are needed. Ha, you keep telling yourself that. For irrelevant bullshit, yeah. Again, speculation of private companies filling needed roles in response to government incompetence, not really a mark for Trump's scoreboard that you're tracking. Ah so because Trump's been pretty useless himself, but he's previously praised privatisation, that means he should get that "credit" for when companies do something good. If only Tokyo hadn't delayed the Olympics, you could've entered mentally for gymnastics. And yet you did it again.
  18. Neither was I. It might have escaped your notice, but Republicans basically run things in the US right now. They're the ones with the power in this crisis, and yet you keep trying to point at petty Democrat shit as if that absolves Trump's failures. Nope, I'm saying Federal power is being requested to help State power, and Trump is delaying, refusing, or doubting the necessity of such help. You want to act like Federal power has 0% responsibility, go ahead. It clearly was, look at the infection rate in the US. The taskforce is a laughable joke when they've had 2 months to prep but still ended up here. International travel bans work on preventing spread to the country. It does nothing to prevent the internal spread. See how it's the latter the US is struggling with? Don't project so much. Or maybe projection is a secondary symptom of the virus? After all, we just don't know. It's a complete mystery. A drug for a different disease that has no evidence as treatment for COVID-19, that's Trump's doing is it? Or are we now including his snake-oil speculation to bulk out the otherwise gaunt list of Trump's successes in this outbreak? Something they needed earlier, but well done to those private companies for stepping up. Not Trump's doing, though. List it then. It's either verifiable, or it's in your own biased head. Even I could mentioned 2 or 3 points, let's see if you can. That'll be useful, but again private companies stepping up to help an incompetent government led by an egotistical liar isn't exactly one for the list of Trump successes. Trump's contribution to fighting the pandemic: a currently non-existent but hopeful possibility of more private companies helping out in the future. I sure was wrong! Let me know when he actually starts doing so. Like you being unable to argue your point and throwing in half a dozen irrelevant videos and images to hide behind while ranting about imaginary lefties. Change the tune.
  19. Stop deflecting, nobody gives a shit what some out-of-power Democrats have or haven't done. What is it you think Trump has done that's helped?
  20. I bet you wrote these in the same post without any hint of irony. Still waiting on what he's apparently done, despite sky-rocketing infection rates. Proceeds to stamp feet about who should get credit. It's weird that you support Trump while also denouncing him with shit like this. I guess that's the idiot far-right for you.
  21. You're right. Silly me. People dying doesn't matter any more, only Trump getting credit does because that's in the US constitution. Again, you're right. Trump has no power in this situation, nobody should expect anything from him. Three for three! That list of all that he's done that you've provided was fascinating and completely undercuts that the US has the fastest growing infected population in the world. Sarcastic? Who, me?
  22. Trump's the POTUS. It's his job to deal with the situation, it's not a favour. He has to provide during the crisis, regardless of what colour state gets helped. It's not a thing where credit is the focus (funnily enough, people are more concerned with deaths than petty partisan point-scoring), he has to put the US first without any thought of recognition and do what's necessary. Which he isn't doing.
  23. And the outcomes were the same: recovery or death. You aren't asking questions right now. You're trying to correct what I've already made clear isn't correct yet, but wrong in your conclusion as to why the mortality rate is currently unreliable. You've fundamentally misunderstood what I've said if you think what I've said is remotely similar.
  24. Two. Death or recovery. Reinfection isn't an outcome, it's repetition with the outcome once again being death or recovery. Nothing sensationalised about that fact either.
  25. And again, because those are the two outcomes for the virus.
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