Stay Safe 2020-03-16

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Stay Safe 2020-03-16

Post by Dave » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:09 pm

On hiatus for a week.

Would it be safe to re-activate the (virtual) Wapsi Square Clubhouse? or has that blasted coffee-maker become sentient and declared war on all biological beings?

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Re: Stay Safe 2020-03-16

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:38 am

Well, only if it attracts less than 250 people... gotta stay safe, you know...

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Re: Stay Safe 2020-03-16

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:21 am

Chris Hazelton, who does Misfile and 6 Gun Mage, was in Germany when the travel ban came down and just barely managed to get home - whereupon they were told they were quarantined in their home for two weeks.
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Re: Stay Safe 2020-03-16

Post by TazManiac » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:56 pm

I just read something (I think it might have been on Rolling Stone's web site) that ran down the basic steps we've been coming to know, but one thing struck me as important:

It's not just to keep ourselves from getting sick, it's about not affecting those who can't handle it as well.

I have a lot of surviving but Elderly folks in my circle I'd just as soon not sneeze on and thereby shorten their lives.
(I used to have a lot of Moms, I'm starting to run out...)

That said, let us not get hysterical about this. In fact, it's a good practice run for when & if the Real Pandemic breaks out.
I mean like the Spanish Influenza or 1918 or the Bubonic Plague.

This time around, even though every person passing is a tragedy, the total number is a small percentage.
It's going to really take it's toll upon the economic systems & people's stress/trust levels.

This is a time to reinforce your most Human self.

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Re: Stay Safe 2020-03-16

Post by Opus the Poet » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:56 am

I posted this on Twitter but as many if not most of the group are sane enough to avoid that hell-hole I think it appropriate to repeat it here:

If you ever wondered what you would do in the first stages of a zombie apocalypse, look at what you're doing now. This is exactly how a zombie apocalypse happens, it's a virus that spreads through the population until a critical mass of infected people is reached, when all Hell breaks loose. We still haven't reached that critical mass with COVID 19. If we self-quarantine, practice social distancing, and act like we still have brains instead of eating brains, then we stand a really good chance of most of us surviving. :ugeek:
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Re: Stay Safe 2020-03-16

Post by Atomic » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:22 am

From my days in Britain during a public health scare...
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Re: Stay Safe 2020-03-16

Post by FreeFlier » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:02 pm

Today's historical fact: the "Spanish" Influenza apparently originated in Kansas and was distributed through Fort Riley via men being processed for overseas.

Spain was neutral, and thus did not suppress news of the flu, leading to the name..


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