Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Sweet action for kids 'n' cretins. Marjoram and capers.
Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 29431
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Flex »

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 3:46pm
Distressing if true, as it would suggest that the virus could be airborne for an hour.
https://time.com/5883081/covid-19-transmitted-aerosols/
yeah, I think I read scientists were leaning more and more to aerosol transmission, but this lays it out as well as possible. The actions at the end are illuminating: outdoors being safer than indoors has pretty much become received wisdom, but I think the advice that basically even when outdoor you need to be super tight on wearing masks and maintaining social distance is, if not exactly eye opening, a clearer message than I can remember hearing in a while. people have been getting really, really lax about it too from what i can see. Even if we're outdoors, having a 15 minute conversation with a stranger without a mask (or an improperly fitted one) seems like a recipe for trouble.
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 90231
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Dr. Medulla »

Flex wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 4:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 3:46pm
Distressing if true, as it would suggest that the virus could be airborne for an hour.
https://time.com/5883081/covid-19-transmitted-aerosols/
yeah, I think I read scientists were leaning more and more to aerosol transmission, but this lays it out as well as possible. The actions at the end are illuminating: outdoors being safer than indoors has pretty much become received wisdom, but I think the advice that basically even when outdoor you need to be super tight on wearing masks and maintaining social distance is, if not exactly eye opening, a clearer message than I can remember hearing in a while. people have been getting really, really lax about it too from what i can see. Even if we're outdoors, having a 15 minute conversation with a stranger without a mask (or an improperly fitted one) seems like a recipe for trouble.
I confess that when I'm outside, I don't wear a mask (tho I do keep good distance from people), basing it on the earlier assumption that the droplets don't stay airborne more than a few seconds. This seriously fucks with that assumption.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

revbob
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 13851
Joined: 16 Jun 2008, 12:31pm
Location: The Frozen Tundra

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by revbob »

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:38pm
Flex wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 4:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 3:46pm
Distressing if true, as it would suggest that the virus could be airborne for an hour.
https://time.com/5883081/covid-19-transmitted-aerosols/
yeah, I think I read scientists were leaning more and more to aerosol transmission, but this lays it out as well as possible. The actions at the end are illuminating: outdoors being safer than indoors has pretty much become received wisdom, but I think the advice that basically even when outdoor you need to be super tight on wearing masks and maintaining social distance is, if not exactly eye opening, a clearer message than I can remember hearing in a while. people have been getting really, really lax about it too from what i can see. Even if we're outdoors, having a 15 minute conversation with a stranger without a mask (or an improperly fitted one) seems like a recipe for trouble.
I confess that when I'm outside, I don't wear a mask (tho I do keep good distance from people), basing it on the earlier assumption that the droplets don't stay airborne more than a few seconds. This seriously fucks with that assumption.
Now we know who else to blame.

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 90231
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Dr. Medulla »

revbob wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:38pm
Flex wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 4:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 3:46pm
Distressing if true, as it would suggest that the virus could be airborne for an hour.
https://time.com/5883081/covid-19-transmitted-aerosols/
yeah, I think I read scientists were leaning more and more to aerosol transmission, but this lays it out as well as possible. The actions at the end are illuminating: outdoors being safer than indoors has pretty much become received wisdom, but I think the advice that basically even when outdoor you need to be super tight on wearing masks and maintaining social distance is, if not exactly eye opening, a clearer message than I can remember hearing in a while. people have been getting really, really lax about it too from what i can see. Even if we're outdoors, having a 15 minute conversation with a stranger without a mask (or an improperly fitted one) seems like a recipe for trouble.
I confess that when I'm outside, I don't wear a mask (tho I do keep good distance from people), basing it on the earlier assumption that the droplets don't stay airborne more than a few seconds. This seriously fucks with that assumption.
Now we know who else to blame.
I always hoped I could make a difference.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

revbob
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 13851
Joined: 16 Jun 2008, 12:31pm
Location: The Frozen Tundra

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by revbob »

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:43pm
revbob wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:38pm
Flex wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 4:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 3:46pm
Distressing if true, as it would suggest that the virus could be airborne for an hour.
https://time.com/5883081/covid-19-transmitted-aerosols/
yeah, I think I read scientists were leaning more and more to aerosol transmission, but this lays it out as well as possible. The actions at the end are illuminating: outdoors being safer than indoors has pretty much become received wisdom, but I think the advice that basically even when outdoor you need to be super tight on wearing masks and maintaining social distance is, if not exactly eye opening, a clearer message than I can remember hearing in a while. people have been getting really, really lax about it too from what i can see. Even if we're outdoors, having a 15 minute conversation with a stranger without a mask (or an improperly fitted one) seems like a recipe for trouble.
I confess that when I'm outside, I don't wear a mask (tho I do keep good distance from people), basing it on the earlier assumption that the droplets don't stay airborne more than a few seconds. This seriously fucks with that assumption.
Now we know who else to blame.
I always hoped I could make a difference.
Making Canada Mmmkay Again.

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 90231
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Dr. Medulla »

revbob wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:43pm
revbob wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 5:38pm
Flex wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 4:27pm


yeah, I think I read scientists were leaning more and more to aerosol transmission, but this lays it out as well as possible. The actions at the end are illuminating: outdoors being safer than indoors has pretty much become received wisdom, but I think the advice that basically even when outdoor you need to be super tight on wearing masks and maintaining social distance is, if not exactly eye opening, a clearer message than I can remember hearing in a while. people have been getting really, really lax about it too from what i can see. Even if we're outdoors, having a 15 minute conversation with a stranger without a mask (or an improperly fitted one) seems like a recipe for trouble.
I confess that when I'm outside, I don't wear a mask (tho I do keep good distance from people), basing it on the earlier assumption that the droplets don't stay airborne more than a few seconds. This seriously fucks with that assumption.
Now we know who else to blame.
I always hoped I could make a difference.
Making Canada Mmmkay Again.
Whoa whoa, don't pressure me like that!
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

BostonBeaneater
User avatar
Autonomous Insect Cyborg Sentinel
Posts: 10531
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 7:24pm
Location: Between the moon and New York City

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by BostonBeaneater »

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 6:31pm

I confess that when I'm outside, I don't wear a mask (tho I do keep good distance from people), basing it on the earlier assumption that the droplets don't stay airborne more than a few seconds. This seriously fucks with that assumption.
I have a heavy duty mask for when I go into anywhere tight like a bodega or liquor store but otherwise I go with the gaiter. We've been hiking a lot to replace the gym and I wear a lightweight gaiter that I can yank up or down. I doubt it does anything but it does send a message. To the mostly old folk who are wearing a mask it says that I give a shit about whether they live or die. To the 55-65 year old entitle boomer douchebags who think they are somehow above performing a simple act for the greater good my face covering says, "fuck you, disease bag!".

To me, the mask thing has really become a barometer for people I deal with. If you are so far up your own ass that the simple act of covering your breath is an insurmountable inconvenience then I don't have time for you.
Image

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 90231
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Dr. Medulla »

BostonBeaneater wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 6:56pm
To me, the mask thing has really become a barometer for people I deal with. If you are so far up your own ass that the simple act of covering your breath is an insurmountable inconvenience then I don't have time for you.
I've been quite self-aware about how much I judge (and fear being negatively judged) people on their pandemic "performance." It's something I don't like because I've made great efforts to be less judgmental (it's a learned family trait) but seeing people being oblivious about how they might affect others just gets my teeth grinding.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 90231
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Dr. Medulla »

revbob wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:12am
Rock band Smash Mouth performed to a packed crowd of hundreds during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

No updates from Flex though?

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/11/ente ... index.html

I love that the Sioux said a giant fuck you to all the red neck bikers who thought they could just ride thru their territory.
https://www.punknews.org/article/73239/ ... d-19-cases
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

WestwayKid
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 3825
Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 8:22am
Location: Mill-e-wah-que

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by WestwayKid »

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Aug 2020, 6:08am
revbob wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:12am
Rock band Smash Mouth performed to a packed crowd of hundreds during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

No updates from Flex though?

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/11/ente ... index.html

I love that the Sioux said a giant fuck you to all the red neck bikers who thought they could just ride thru their territory.
https://www.punknews.org/article/73239/ ... d-19-cases
I've always considered them an incredibly awful band because of their truly dreadful music, but now I also consider them just really lousy human beings.
"Geoff who takes kids camping is dead all the boys except Rusty are missing." - revbob
"Tom checks the ingredients on "Uncle Pusher's Old Timey Cocaine Filled Cider" - Silent Majority

Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 29431
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Flex »

I am asking myself if getting covid would be worth seeing smash mouth live. And the only answer I can come up with is "well, maybe if they just played their first album"
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Boddington
Junco Partner
Posts: 315
Joined: 16 Jul 2012, 9:47pm

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Boddington »

Flex wrote:
28 Aug 2020, 8:09am
I am asking myself if getting covid would be worth seeing smash mouth live. And the only answer I can come up with is "well, maybe if they just played their first album"
Hey now...

...

......

You're an all-star!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 90231
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Dr. Medulla »

Flex wrote:
28 Aug 2020, 8:09am
I am asking myself if getting covid would be worth seeing smash mouth live. And the only answer I can come up with is "well, maybe if they just played their first album"
And I'm asking myself if getting Covid would be worth it as some kind of guarantee to never hear from Smash Mouth again. It's a lot closer than one might imagine.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

JennyB
User avatar
Clash Cuck
Posts: 19196
Joined: 16 Jun 2008, 1:13pm
Location: Moranjortsville

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by JennyB »

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 7:02pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 6:56pm
To me, the mask thing has really become a barometer for people I deal with. If you are so far up your own ass that the simple act of covering your breath is an insurmountable inconvenience then I don't have time for you.
I've been quite self-aware about how much I judge (and fear being negatively judged) people on their pandemic "performance." It's something I don't like because I've made great efforts to be less judgmental (it's a learned family trait) but seeing people being oblivious about how they might affect others just gets my teeth grinding.
Same. I was at Target the other day and a man was walking around smugly without a mask (which is against the county ordinance) and i shot him a dirty look. Unfortunately, that's all I did because there is a good possibility he also had a gun. And then yesterday, after I got out of my car at the grocery store, I realized I didn't have my mask on and was horrified that someone spotted me.
Got a Rake? Sure!

IMCT: Inane Middle-Class Twats - Dr. M

Don't talk shop.

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 90231
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: Coronavirus Thread of Doom

Post by Dr. Medulla »

JennyB wrote:
28 Aug 2020, 10:29am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 7:02pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 6:56pm
To me, the mask thing has really become a barometer for people I deal with. If you are so far up your own ass that the simple act of covering your breath is an insurmountable inconvenience then I don't have time for you.
I've been quite self-aware about how much I judge (and fear being negatively judged) people on their pandemic "performance." It's something I don't like because I've made great efforts to be less judgmental (it's a learned family trait) but seeing people being oblivious about how they might affect others just gets my teeth grinding.
Same. I was at Target the other day and a man was walking around smugly without a mask (which is against the county ordinance) and i shot him a dirty look. Unfortunately, that's all I did because there is a good possibility he also had a gun. And then yesterday, after I got out of my car at the grocery store, I realized I didn't have my mask on and was horrified that someone spotted me.
Big difference between Canada and the US in terms of handling public rage.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

Post Reply