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Larka [S] 3 points ago

Of everyone of Chinese Coronavirus patients?

If everyone in the US, about 38 years of age per the 2010 census.

In terms of coronavirus infections, we don't actually know the scope of infection yet and won't know until the retrospective. The deaths so far have been disproportionately affecting those over 65, but not everyone over 65 has existing issues unless you count age itself to be an ailment.

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Larka [S] 4 points ago

GET WOKE GO BROKE

While I do enjoy flowers, the perishable decor industry is pretty low on my priorities list of things to save.

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Larka [S] 9 points ago

I can hear the absolute smarmy, communist smugness with each of those answer blocks.

It hurts my soul.

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Larka [S] 3 points ago

I think the greatest irony regarding a "day of visibility" is that the ones that pass don't want visibility, they want to blend in and be perceived as normal.

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Larka [S] 4 points ago

I think that all of these international organizations, WHO and UN especially, need to go the way of the dodo. In the age of the internet it's easy for people and nations to share information. We don't need corrupt bureaucrats sticking their fingers in every nation's business.

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Larka [S] 11 points ago

From my understanding of it, that isn't the case with the mobile carriers who are the ones reporting the major dip. The phones in China act like a digital passport and ID within the big cities. Not having one is a huge deal, as it means you can't access many government services or take/make payments.

Realistically, most of the numbers won't correlate with deaths. What it does mean though is that those people couldn't make the required payments or otherwise felt it was worth abandoning.

I'd be willing to wager China's economic situation is absolutely fucked right now.

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Larka [S] 4 points ago

I think it's safe to assume if those people aren't dead, they're destitute unless they had family out in the country to flee to. Being destitute in China means death or a fate worse than death probably isn't far away.

It would be like giving up your driver's license and passport here in the states. A phone number acts like a form of ID in China and is essential for getting aid or services in the cities, so it would be the absolutely last thing people would give up.

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Larka [S] 9 points ago

I assume you're doing the meme thing, but with almost 400 million Americans, each one would get like, $0.75. Maybe enough for a vending machine soda?

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Larka [S] 18 points ago

Because many of them are living in Democrat held states that are instituting mandatory quarantines. Most can't afford to not be working for multiple weeks and it is hitting them hard in the wallet. So when Trump offers aid that affects them directly, only to have it be blocked for ideological dumfuckery, it's a redpill they can't avoid.

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Larka [S] 118 points ago

How stupid do these people think we are? I'd imagine even the most indoctrinated liberal is going to struggle to swallow this level of bullshittery.

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Larka [S] 2 points ago

You can't discount the presence of pre-existing illness.

It would be like saying that too many carbs was the cause of death for a diabetic. Technically you'd be right because it was the final action that resulted in death, but it doesn't account for the underlying insulin deficit's cause and the difference when compared with a similar, otherwise healthy person.

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Larka [S] 3 points ago

Over in Arizona, most of the pump action and break barrel shotguns are heavily picked through or sold out. Ironically, can still easily find semi-automatic ones.

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Larka [S] 4 points ago

Clearly, having more vodka than blood in your veins makes your body inhospitable to the virus.

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Larka [S] 7 points ago *

The survival rate for the 80% of the infected that do not need medical assistance would be unchanged and stay around or below 0.2 ~ 0.4%. For those who are in the 20% requiring assistance, the mortality for both the primary disease and other illness/injury will skyrocket like we've seen in China and in Italy.

As much as it pains me to say it, but this has a large degree of natural selection to it. Those who have the strongest immune systems and can avoid injury, or fix themselves up on their own, will survive and thrive. London lost over 25% of it's population in 1665 to plague and life carried on.

We should do what we can to help prevent needless death and maximize the chances for everyone to make it, but we shouldn't lose sight of reality and destroy the future of the whole for the sake of a few either.

Edit: Current US CDC Flu vs Corona comparison: https://i.imgur.com/eGJ3ujS.jpg

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Larka [S] 4 points ago *

We're on the same page. Everyone has seeming gone mad and taken to one extreme or the other in their reaction to this, when all that is needed is normality with a little compassion.

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Larka [S] 23 points ago

So, a virus that has a 99.3% survivability rate (South Korea) and is disproportionately affecting those over 65 or those with existing illnesses requires the destruction of the economy? Over 80% of those infected with it won't require medical assistance.

It isn't a nothing burger, but it isn't tuberculosis either. This reaction is massively out of proportion with the actual risk it poses to society. We should be taking steps to reduce the rate of spread and encouraging people actually be sanitary, not grinding everything to a halt.

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Larka [S] 3 points ago

And why would I do that, retard? Because you insulted me?

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Larka [S] 4 points ago

Be on Reddit

That's a no-no round these here parts.

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Larka [S] 4 points ago *

Have some compassion for your fellow man, friendo. I wouldn't ask you to stop doing what you want to do, but I would ask that you consider doing some extra sanitary steps to help minimize the spread of the virus.

Edit: I should add that no one should be forced to do anything in all this, as the risk factor is lower than the flu for the majority of the population. But, taking a few smaller precautions like washing your hands or covering your mouth when you cough in public could help slow the spread (keeping medical services available) and might be what saves someone's grandparents.

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Larka [S] 17 points ago

There is a big fucking difference between "Please wash your hands and try to minimize contact with others." verus "You are legally not allowed to go outside, and if you do we will arrest you."

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Larka [S] 6 points ago *

The key difference is that 180 dollar hoodie will last 10x as long as the 23 dollar Chinese one.

Buy less, but of higher quality, and you'll find that you're typically saving in the long run as long as you take some care of your things.

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Larka [S] 15 points ago

We could, but it's like peeing into an ocean of piss. It's largely inconsequential in terms of changing people's minds as the communists have a stranglehold on their echochamber.

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