We can't ignore the coronavirus.....

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    Bidet's are an excuse for the French to not take a shower... <ducks>
     
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    Squat over the nozzle and crank the water up!
     
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    For all of you data geeks here is an a-political look at the data. Not a summary to make a point but the details. The angle here is that most of graphs use a tool called Tableau to create them. Think Excel graphs on steroids. And of course this gets them positive exposure. Our hospital system has bought this tool and I use it regularly. I will be using it momentarily.
     
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    Another place to get data is WHO.
    https://www.who.int/docs/default-so...0318-sitrep-58-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=20876712_2
     
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    Here's a piece of the answer on how they do that in Singapore. It's a rather labor-intensive approach that involves some trade-offs in the way of personal freedoms. But up until now it works!

    Surely Singapore has the most undemocratic system of the three countries, so what about the other two?
     
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    68PK21 440.6bbl Senior Member

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    That's all fine and dandy, but Singapore has a population of 4 to 6 million people.
    Populations of hundreds of millions of people in the free world really don't have the manpower to do that tracking. Most of China (but not all) already has in place the surveillance state where if the cameras see you jaywalk or spit on the street you will get shamed and points degraded from your social behavior profile.

    One movie The Departed had in it's end credits "based on" a movie from China titled "The Inferno" which is all about the layers of secret police watching the other police to combat corruption. After much searching I did get a copy of the original Chinese movie 'The Inferno', it was interesting to watch although it was very poorly subtitled. I had to watch it 3 or 4 times to make any sense of it and it was filmed before all the modern video tech surveillance that they have today, but it was very interesting none the less and over a decade ago gave you a inside look into China that the free world doesn't see in the propaganda from the far east.
     
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    IMG_1807.JPG My sister-in-law just now spotted this in a grocery store in Hammond In.
     
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    PA's wonderful governor took steps to try to close down more non essential businesses. You know what is absolutely essential though - beer distributors. Blows my mind.

    In the workplace they say the incompetent workers are promoted to management. They must end up getting elected when it comes to politics.
     
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    I think it is even worse than that. If you are not good for anything else, then run for public office. Prerequisite: No common sense, no private sector experience, no concept of efficiency or what your decisions cost the taxpayer. And the most important of all, be prepared to profit from your "public service".

    Dave
     
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    This guy did own and run a business in the private sector that he made a small fortune at... I don't understand how they can be so nearsighted when it comes to their decisions.
     
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    I am thinking that he probably surrounded himself with professional political types, which is what a lot of the newly elected always seem to do. If you get enough of the same bad advice, pretty soon it starts to make sense.

    Dave
     
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    The other two countries had procedures put into place after the SARS episode years ago. They were prepared for the next outbreak which everyone in the field knew would come.
     
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    I turned off the ignore button to let you know that without any references/links, your response is identical to previous ones:

    Endless keystrokes of blather.

    If you'd like to post some evidence to your claims, I can ignore those too.
     
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    Finally flushed you out dirtbag.
     
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    Alcohol keeps the masses stupid. As long as they have their drinks, they will be compliant.
     
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    The World Health Organization noted the dramatic speed of the virus' spread.

    "It took over three months to reach the first 10,000 confirmed cases, and only 12 days to reach the next 100, 000," the UN health agency said.
     
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    Well my office is shut down for the foreseeable future and I have suspended paying all bills except for rent and phone on April 1st. Have no choice as cash flow has dropped to nothing. Suppliers will have to wait it out. May 1st is a whole other story.