Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Mar 2020, 16:03

Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive? I don't throw parties, but if anything is worth celebrating, it's getting back to normal after this hellish pandemic. I might have a friend over, serve some Erdinger Weissbier, light a doob. And play CD singles.
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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Mar 2020, 19:11

I'll be celebrating if certain people don't, if that helps?
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Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Mar 2020, 19:25

Diamond Dog wrote:I'll be celebrating if certain people don't, if that helps?


Plural form, even? That's a lot of hate. I don't think I could bring myself to write like that.
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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Mar 2020, 19:27

Ah shucks. Too bad.
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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby The Prof » 18 Mar 2020, 21:19

I think it will change a lot of working patterns if people are able to do more work at home than they thought. We might see a lot less travel to and from certain workplaces.

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby Robert » 18 Mar 2020, 22:22

GoogaMooga wrote:Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive? I don't throw parties, but if anything is worth celebrating, it's getting back to normal after this hellish pandemic. I might have a friend over, serve some Erdinger Weissbier, light a doob. And play CD singles.



As it stands now, the chance of anyone dying from this is as big as you winning the lottery. Get a fucking grip and grab a Cultcoke.

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby The Prof » 18 Mar 2020, 23:15

3,000 in Italy so far including nearly 500 yesterday and we don’t know if it’s the peak yet. I think we do need to get a grip

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Mar 2020, 01:29

The Prof wrote:I think it will change a lot of working patterns if people are able to do more work at home than they thought. We might see a lot less travel to and from certain workplaces.


In this day and age, a lot of work can be done at home. In the epicenter, Wuhan, things are almost back to normal now, with only one reported new case. So there is light at the end of the tunnel, but how far away is that? Was it January we saw the outbreak in Wuhan, that's three months.

At least three countries now have research teams that have found a vaccine - Israel, Australia, Denmark. But due to testing, regulations, and red tape, it could be up to a year before it goes into mass production. What is needed is a coordinated effort to speed up the process.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 19 Mar 2020, 04:30

GoogaMooga wrote: In the epicenter, Wuhan, things are almost back to normal now, with only one reported new case. So there is light at the end of the tunnel,

If you believe what the Chinese are saying.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Mar 2020, 05:10

trans-chigley express wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote: In the epicenter, Wuhan, things are almost back to normal now, with only one reported new case. So there is light at the end of the tunnel,

If you believe what the Chinese are saying.


Good point.
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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby “The Man” » 19 Mar 2020, 08:11

GoogaMooga wrote:
The Prof wrote:I think it will change a lot of working patterns if people are able to do more work at home than they thought. We might see a lot less travel to and from certain workplaces.


In this day and age, a lot of work can be done at home. In the epicenter, Wuhan, things are almost back to normal now, with only one reported new case. So there is light at the end of the tunnel, but how far away is that? Was it January we saw the outbreak in Wuhan, that's three months.

At least three countries now have research teams that have found a vaccine - Israel, Australia, Denmark. But due to testing, regulations, and red tape, it could be up to a year before it goes into mass production. What is needed is a coordinated effort to speed up the process.


They might have found potential vaccines, but it will be around 18 months before they may become avaiilable.

Given the possible risks to those taking them, don't see how these timeframes can cut these schedules any further

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby Robert » 19 Mar 2020, 11:27

The Prof wrote:3,000 in Italy so far including nearly 500 yesterday and we don’t know if it’s the peak yet. I think we do need to get a grip


0.000495%, that is one in 20,167 people.
The odds to win the 4th price in the Swedish lottery are 1 : 847

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby The Prof » 19 Mar 2020, 11:35

Scratchcards have a 50/50 chance of winning, but that's not the point!

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby Robert » 19 Mar 2020, 11:37

The Prof wrote:Scratchcards have a 50/50 chance of winning, but that's not the point!


The point is that the odds, at this point, are very small.

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby The Modernist » 19 Mar 2020, 14:19

*goes out to buy Swedish lottery ticket and a couple of scratch cards.

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Mar 2020, 14:23

Robert wrote:
The Prof wrote:3,000 in Italy so far including nearly 500 yesterday and we don’t know if it’s the peak yet. I think we do need to get a grip


0.000495%, that is one in 20,167 people.
The odds to win the 4th price in the Swedish lottery are 1 : 847


What are the odds to win the first prize?
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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby The Prof » 19 Mar 2020, 15:35

1 in 45,057,474

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby harvey k-tel » 19 Mar 2020, 15:36

I'll only celebrate if the virus has killed more than 2 million people worldwide. Any fewer and I'll sit in my basement and sulk.
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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby “The Man” » 19 Mar 2020, 15:45

If any of us is unfortunate enough to fall victim to Covid 19, let's all hope and pray we suffer the "mild" scratch card rather than the full-on El Gordo version.

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Re: Are you going to celebrate if you come out of this crisis alive?

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Mar 2020, 15:47

The Prof wrote:1 in 45,057,474


Which is more than 20,167?

So, if we assume you meant 'first prize' in the lottery (whoever talks about winning the lottery and meaning fourth prize?) your statement was, factually, incorrect.

:lol: :lol:
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