Disco Stu
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  1. Living in a socially distant world without FPL 5 days, 21 hours ago

    From articles I've read and documentaries I've watched, I think it got named the Spanish Flu once the King and Queen of Spain both contracted it. I was trying to make a joke because our fearless leader continues to call this a Chinese Virus because that is where the current one started. » Read

  2. Living in a socially distant world without FPL 5 days, 21 hours ago

    Yes, it was 100 years ago but did not start on the battlefield. It apparently started in Kansas(So shouldn't it be called the American Flu?). It did spread quicker because the war was going on, and yes we still hadn't even invented Penicillin yet let alone any other antibiotics, but that's no difference than not having a vaccine now because if we can't find something that can kill this virus, it's no different than back then. And we still have morons here in America who continue to think this is all just a hoax and are refusing to social distance, going to the beaches in droves, having pool parties for their kids' friends and just going to any stores that are still open to browse because they're looking for something to do. Like you said, Human behavior will determine how long this lasts or how quickly it ends, and it seems like some folks just want to bring along our extinction sooner than others » Read

  3. Living in a socially distant world without FPL 5 days, 21 hours ago

    The CDC web site still contends that it was approximately 50 million deaths with 675,000 of them being from the US. The two hardest hit cities were Baltimore and Philadelphia because they refused to stop allowing public gatherings for things like parades. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html » Read

  4. Living in a socially distant world without FPL 5 days, 22 hours ago

    Fifty(Yes, 50) million people died of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 with 500 million catching it(!/4 of the Earth's population at the time). This is what we could possibly be looking at if we don't social distance and if they do not come up with a vaccine quicker than the usual 12 - 18 months to develop one. That will eclipse all of those numbers put together. This thing is not a joke. Of all of the things on that list only HIV/Aids, and Seasonal Flu are contagious and can be spread from human to human. » Read

  5. The winners and losers on the FPL Bonus Points System 15 days, 12 hours ago

    You want to know what it's like to work on the front lines here in the US Essay from Josh Lerner, MD after the CDC loosens guidelines for those on the front lines. “In one of the most vivid scenes in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl" (among many vivid scenes), soldiers dressed in leather smocks ran out into radioactive areas to literally shovel radioactive material out of harm's way. Horrifically under-protected, they suited up anyway. In another scene, soldiers fashioned genital protection from scrap metal out of desperation while being sent to other hazardous areas. Please don't tell me that in the richest country in the world in the 21st century, I'm supposed to work in a fictionalized Soviet-era disaster zone and fashion my own face mask out of cloth because other Americans hoard supplies for personal use and so-called leaders sit around in meetings hearing themselves talk. I ran to a bedside the other day to intubate a crashing, likely COVID, patient. Two respiratory therapis… » Read

  6. Over 75,000 FPL managers use chip in Gameweek 30 21 days, 15 hours ago

    From what I have been able to gather, China was very aggeessive with their lock down protocol, administering test kits and building brand new hospital facilities in a matter of weeks. Doing this, they have been able to slow the spread and flatten the curve to where they seem to have made progress. Unlike over here in America, where our leadership first began by denying itbl existed, then called it a hoax, then told the WHO we didn't need their free test kits because we could make our own better ones and now he's just saying nobe of this is his fault or his responsibility and that each state is pretty much on their own » Read

  7. Over 75,000 FPL managers use chip in Gameweek 30 21 days, 18 hours ago

    Definitely easier said than done. Shite is getting real here in the states with the CDC saying today that they recommend no gatherings larger than 50 people for the next 8 weeks. Many cities have already gone into quarantine mode. Today in Pittsburgh, we have been told that all bars and dine in restaurants are to be closed for a minimum of two weeks, and only those restaurants that can provide delivery or take away service can remain open. The state of New Jersey has instituted a 20:00 curfew for all individuals who do not have to be at a job, and this is just the beginning » Read

  8. Over 75,000 FPL managers use chip in Gameweek 30 21 days, 21 hours ago

    It comes from a gentleman named Carlo Hanna who is an infectious disease specialist in Toronto » Read

  9. Over 75,000 FPL managers use chip in Gameweek 30 21 days, 21 hours ago

    Great Explanation of why this is concerning... Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand... It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics. Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot. Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity..… » Read