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Author Topic:   Coronavirus and Pandemics
ringo
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Message 7 of 952 (871416)
02-02-2020 1:33 PM


In Canada we seem to be more concerned about racism against Chinese people. Racists are often not the sharpest tools in the box to begin with but they don't seem to understand that Chinese people who have not been to China recently are less dangerous than non-Chinese people who have not.

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Message 799 of 952 (877011)
06-01-2020 1:09 PM


Where I live (population ~ 1 million), we have 11 deaths and 4 in the hospital.

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Message 825 of 952 (877522)
06-17-2020 11:36 AM
Reply to: Message 823 by jar
06-17-2020 7:47 AM


Re: Oh Yeah? Let's look at the facts.
Note that it shows no deaths, just a few "expired".

Past their "best before" date.

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ringo
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Message 837 of 952 (877826)
06-22-2020 11:08 AM


Y'know, I don't think I've ever even seen a mask for sale. We see stories all the time on the news about how everybody on earth who has access to a sewing machine is making masks. And I do see a lot of masks on the street. But I don't know how I would get one if I wanted one.

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ringo
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Message 841 of 952 (877955)
06-23-2020 5:15 PM
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06-23-2020 4:38 PM


dwise1 writes:

And I'm sure that you could also find something on Amazon.com.


I also have limited Internet access - free wifi, and few places that let you sit inside.

I'm sure I could find masks locally but they discourage "window shopping".

There are a lot of cracks to fall through and unfortunately there are a lot of people who are worse off than I am.


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Message 847 of 952 (878032)
06-24-2020 10:11 PM
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06-24-2020 9:59 PM


Re: Masks on Sale
dwise1 writes:

So the same with masks. Very little demand until suddenly everybody needed one and couldn't find any.


Staples (where I work) has masks now - 50 for $35 Canadian.

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Message 858 of 952 (878097)
06-25-2020 3:45 PM
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06-25-2020 12:08 PM


vimesey writes:

I know that whatever he says appeals to his base, but it’s getting even more bizarre than usual.


It's a vicious circle. They believe everything he says so he can babble anything - it probably wouldn't even have to be words.

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