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Everybody pandemic!
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Chaotican wrote:I haven’t commuted to work since 2011.

You all are slowly going to get weirder and weirder.
'slowly'?!
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markfiend wrote:"prunes through a short grandmother" :lol:
Can't remember where I heard it first, but it has become my go to when "shit off a shovel" is not an appropriate simile for something that happens very quickly. Mr. Pratchett (PBUH) used a similar expression in Mort - in deference to local botany he amended the object in question to "kzak fruit", but I believe that the intent is the same.
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Tinker wrote:
Chaotican wrote:I haven’t commuted to work since 2011.

You all are slowly going to get weirder and weirder.
'slowly'?!
It only seems like a quick decent because you can’t see the bottom!

Seriously, it is intensifying. I work in the sf Bay Area as a high-tech advisor and technology implementation lead for large businesses, including health care. The problems I’m dealing with today center around capacity issues for remote workers, emergency response spin ups for health care, and I won’t even get into the government contracts. We’re all about to get weird!
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My college has converted all classes to online classes until at least the first week of April, but we're hearing rumors it could go longer.

I'm disappointed to have to miss the band in the Netherlands, but very happy to have a three-week reprieve from DC traffic.
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iesus wrote:Brazilian official who met with Trump tests positive for coronavirus

Bolsonaro found positive and has the virus!!
Or better phrasing, Bolsonaro, who called the virus 'a fantasy' last week, found positive and has the virus :innocent:
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On a serious note.... ALL gigs and venues, in generzl, all social and cultural events are ON HOLD here in Belgium.
Things are getting serious and believe me, it is. Don’t panic, it is not necessary, but don’t laugh with the news reports either.
Follow the guidelines and when you can, stay at home.

Stay safe peeps,

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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:On a serious note.... ALL gigs and venues, in generzl, all social and cultural events are ON HOLD here in Belgium.
Things are getting serious and believe me, it is. Don’t panic, it is not necessary, but don’t laugh with the news reports either.
Follow the guidelines and when you can, stay at home.

Stay safe peeps,

Iz.
Same here in the States. I'm in DC, and all social, cultural, musical, etc., events are cancelled for at least a month. In Maryland (where I teach), it looks like all colleges and universities are moving all classes to online delivery until early April, and we're getting hints that it may go beyond that. Study-abroad programs have been cancelled through the summer. I'm lucky, in that I can easily work from home, but I know a lot of people who cannot, and I am concerned for them. I went out for a pint today (to celebrate my cancelled flight to the Netherlands to see the Sisters, which was supposed to leave... well, about the same time as I am typing this, actually), and I think I washed my hands 6 times between arriving at the pub and leaving. I might be a little OCD. But only a little.

Stay safe, folks.
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sultan2075 wrote:Same here in the States. I'm in DC, and all social, cultural, musical, etc., events are cancelled for at least a month. In Maryland (where I teach), it looks like all colleges and universities are moving all classes to online delivery until early April, and we're getting hints that it may go beyond that. Study-abroad programs have been cancelled through the summer. I'm lucky, in that I can easily work from home, but I know a lot of people who cannot, and I am concerned for them. I went out for a pint today (to celebrate my cancelled flight to the Netherlands to see the Sisters, which was supposed to leave... well, about the same time as I am typing this, actually), and I think I washed my hands 6 times between arriving at the pub and leaving. I might be a little OCD. But only a little.

Stay safe, folks.
Our cockwomble of a governor (the guy who claims that the subway isn't his problem and that it has to get its own funding, while simultaneously getting all up in the subway's business when it looks like it might be a vote-winner) has just banned all gatherings of more than 500 people. Fair enough - but I don't know how I'm going to refund all of the tickets for my ever-popular "Spring Into Orgies" event...
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Maybe the governors have a competition? Hogan in Maryland banned gatherings above 250 people. Bowser in DC will probably just do whatever the real estate developers tell her to do, but the folks at the 9:30 (who run a bunch of other venues as well) have started cancelling everything until at least April.

And I’ve been trying to convince my wife for almost a month that it’s better to stay late at the office and wait for me to pick her up than to use the Metro to get home. I guess that’s a problem that’s been solved. I think read that Metro ridership dropped 100k over the last 7 days. Can’t imagine why.
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I just got information confirmed in two sources that my city and other here are about to be shut down and cut for leaving and entering.

Drastic measure, but here there are 5 separet sources of infection.
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Bartek wrote:
iesus wrote:Brazilian official who met with Trump tests positive for coronavirus

Bolsonaro found positive and has the virus!!
There's a hope.
Yes, for once. I bet Trump has it too. He already looks like when you see his face on TV ... that is not a healthy person ...
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Norman Hunter wrote:Hey now, hey now-now
Sing Corona Virus to me
There are those not-so-sensible creatures out there who will just go there…
Elsewhere, Eotunun wrote: Gimme coughing, this damn cold
Gave me someone who I kissed (Gimme coughing)
All lands on hold, void and odd it seems (gimme coughing)
Kill the king with flu or else sars
And the real comes around (gimme coughing)
Gimme dream child, and do you hear him fall? (gimme coughing)
On Corona, on the scheffel
Still on the floor (gimme coughing)
Coughing…
Scream, child, and do you hear at all?

Sing…
Coughing…

Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me

(etc.)

Gimme sirens child, and do you hear me?
Gimme Sirens, child and do you hear me call?
Sing, child, of right and wrong
Gimme coughing, it won't last long
Gimme sirens child, and do you hear me call?

Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me

On days like this
In times like these
I feel an enema deep inside
Feel like haunching on bended knees
Living on? And if I try!
Somebody vax me, please!
Scream Sars an it's diffcult it seems,
To be breathing out and in
Sneezing and coughing on
Well, what do you say?
D'you have a test for giving away?
Got a sting for me?

Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me


I got nothing to spit I ain't spat before
I coughed all I could, I won't sneeze no more
I just need someone to understand
How this Corona got out off hand
Or Sars
End of snot
Runny cold
Turns
Cold, burns like a healing hand

Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
Hey now, hey now-now, sing this Corona to me
:innocent:
Line 2 still is a bad krauticism, needs fixing. :oops:
…and all the rest… :oops: :oops: :oops:
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... :lol: ...
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So we were told yesterday that we weren't allowed to work from home except for special circumstances. This morning we have been told we should work from home if possible!
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markfiend wrote:So we were told yesterday that we weren't allowed to work from home except for special circumstances. This morning we have been told we should work from home if possible!
The advice from No.10 has been all over the shop hasn't it?
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Reading what Brits and Sweds are doing is slightly disturbing.

HMS Sinking Britain

And on the other hand there are fuckheads like this. This news makes my blood boil.
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Bartek wrote:...
And on the other hand there are fuckheads like this. This news makes my blood boil.
It's just disgusting. If anyone, that zero gives America a bad name... :urff: ...
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The mental image of fellow Brits becoming so bored by social distancing that they work off their frustrations on Swedes has really disturbed me.

For God's sake do not take advantage of vegetables, no matter how saucy they look, they are innocent parties - with the possible exception of celery.
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I'm not a Brit, but thanks for correcting me. Of course I meant Sweds.
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Bartek wrote:And on the other hand there are fuckheads like this. This news makes my blood boil.
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