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Old 03-26-2020, 06:38 AM   #121
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We had a virologist on the radio saying the transmission rate for the flu is 1.4 so after ten "generations" the possible infected number is about 15, the COVID19 the transmission rate is 3, which equates to a tenth generation of about 54000. So yeah every person holed up and not transmitting is a step to preventing this super spread is vital, especially at the early stages. I'm not a supporter of our prime minister but she's done the right thing and had enough guts to stare down the business's who intended on keeping trading throughout this mess

I wish the U.S. had treated it seriously like South Korea. They test aggressively; have available masks for everyone; quarantine everyone; check temperatures; have an app communication to alert people. It's scattershot here in the US. The LA mayor is doing some good things, but this will not work if all the other states are doing their own thing. The President should have aggressively shut down the borders temporarily around January when they had briefings that it was going to hit. Now, it's trying to contain a virus that's super contagious.


I was never that scared of the flu, since I can't even remember getting that many colds. But, this corona virus thing, I feel guilty going out because I don't want to be responsible for other people's health, including my loved ones. I am just wondering when this nightmare will end. Our lives are literally on pause.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:33 AM   #122
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The silver lining to be gleaned from this experience, if there is one, is that it’s a fine time to hole up in every writer’s real or abstract “Bat Cave” to craft some new projects or re-tool some old ones.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:51 AM   #123
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Yep, polish polish polish. And if you're like me (my own biggest fan, since nobody else is), it's invigorating and even a bit life-affirming to evaluate some of these older scripts, to remember all the research and prep involved, and consider how they can and should be re-marketed today after (in some cases) years of inactivity on the shelf.

I usually polish annually anyway, but I've been putting off one especially big job on my 5-part low-budget Harry Potter type of series (it's different, but similar to HP, at about 1/10th the budget). So I'm into it now, on part 2 of 5, and man, am I happy to be refreshing it/reacquainting myself with it.

I'm sure we all have some oldies that we believe never quite got their fair share of attention. Go for it!
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:56 AM   #124
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I wish the U.S. had treated it seriously like South Korea. They test aggressively; have available masks for everyone; quarantine everyone; check temperatures; have an app communication to alert people. It's scattershot here in the US. The LA mayor is doing some good things, but this will not work if all the other states are doing their own thing. The President should have aggressively shut down the borders temporarily around January when they had briefings that it was going to hit. Now, it's trying to contain a virus that's super contagious.

I was never that scared of the flu, since I can't even remember getting that many colds. But, this corona virus thing, I feel guilty going out because I don't want to be responsible for other people's health, including my loved ones. I am just wondering when this nightmare will end. Our lives are literally on pause.
I know some people here don't want to play the blame game, but in moments like this where the country's welfare is at stake, the President of the United States is supposed to step up to the plate and be responsible.

This particular asswipe hasn't done none of that with his ego and xenophobic animosity towards “the others” in his way. You can't put a “travel ban” on a pandemic virus (sounds like something out of a bad Saturday morning cartoon) because tourists move from place to place, country to country. You can't bargain with the virus, insult it or downplay it like the aforementioned asswipe did. https://twitter.com/joncoopertweets/...612572162?s=19

It also doesn't help he let go of the pandemic response team at the CDC two years ago. https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-f...-idUSKBN21C32M

So, yeah. Life has stood still. I don't know when I'll get back to work as an background extra (I'm in the union). I can get freelance writing work, but it's touch and go. My elderly parents are currently healthy, but that CAN change. My nephew has to stay home from school and gets his education via a laptop. We have no clue when life will get back to normal (later than sooner is better), but what I do know is that four more years of authoritarian, bullying incompetence is no good and will rot this country's core even more.

Thankfully, my governor, Andrew Cuomo of New York State, is acting like an adult during this crisis. Other state governors are being adults. More of them should. We need that kind of attitude, not immature, cosmetic shallowness. As much as I, a black man, understand the historical importance of Barack Obama (voted from him twice), I terribly despise that he was treated more like a celebrity than less like a politician. That's the most prevalent reason why we have an abomination in the Oval Office. We have to learn from this. “Never forget” was the motto after the Sept. 11 attacks (my dad retired from the FDNY two years earlier) but it's sad that not enough people learned from it. Let's not do the same with this moment.

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Old 03-27-2020, 09:00 AM   #125
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This isn't a good time to be a politician.

The experts and medical people, yes, but no one who's at the top rung of political power is going to come out of this well. Only those in opposition will, because they can complain bitterly about incompetence at the top, without ever having to actually do anything about it. But even that is going to wear thin quickly, as we common-folk realize that even those pols are saying under their breath: "There but for the grace of God (the luck of the last election) go I".

This thing started you-know-where and you-know-how: To keep their masses pacified, the Chinese dictatorship turned a blind eye to those wretched 'wet markets'. For all the blame the Developed World takes for the current chaos, compare the Chinese approach to all the regulations and controls that we put on our agriculture. It'd never happen here, or would be contained almost immediately.

So in our part of the world, we're now taking a bruising, but nobody's to 'blame'. The worst (at least to this point) was unpreventable, given our open societies that we all cherish.

The only truly heinous actions things I hear now are continued calls for the fight against climate change at-all-costs, people in well-paid fields (CEOs AND union workers) demanding raises while this is happening (we in Canada strikes going on, who are now back on the full payroll to 'stay off work'), and when politicos continue their stupid leadership races (Dems down there, Conservatives up here - though the latter has finally postponed theirs).

Like anybody cares.

Meanwhile, with all the money being tossed around (all of it borrowed against tomorrow's generations) to help people stay off work, rarely do we hear anything about some, any, sort of danger-pay for those poor folks (hospitals, grocery stores, fast-food deliverers, not to mention those manning our utilities including our precious internet ISPs, ) who MUST continue to work... while we sit in abject misery at home, stuffing our faces, watching endless streaming movies, and not being able to 'go out' among crowds when we're bored.

It's sad, sad, sad.

The 'Greatest Generation' was called that for a reason.
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:01 PM   #126
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I know some people here don't want to play the blame game, but in moments like this where the country's welfare is at stake, the President of the United States is supposed to step up to the plate and be responsible.

This particular asswipe hasn't done none of that with his ego and xenophobic animosity towards “the others” in his way. You can't put a “travel ban” on a pandemic virus (sounds like something out of a bad Saturday morning cartoon) because tourists move from place to place, country to country. You can't bargain with the virus, insult it or downplay it like the aforementioned asswipe did. https://twitter.com/joncoopertweets/...612572162?s=19

It also doesn't help he let go of the pandemic response team at the CDC two years ago. https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-f...-idUSKBN21C32M

So, yeah. Life has stood still. I don't know when I'll get back to work as an background extra (I'm in the union). I can get freelance writing work, but it's touch and go. My elderly parents are currently healthy, but that CAN change. My nephew has to stay home from school and gets his education via a laptop. We have no clue when life will get back to normal (later than sooner is better), but what I do know is that four more years of authoritarian, bullying incompetence is no good and will rot this country's core even more.

Thankfully, my governor, Andrew Cuomo of New York State, is acting like an adult during this crisis. Other state governors are being adults. More of them should. We need that kind of attitude, not immature, cosmetic shallowness. As much as I, a black man, understand the historical importance of Barack Obama (voted from him twice), I terribly despise that he was treated more like a celebrity than less like a politician. That's the most prevalent reason why we have an abomination in the Oval Office. We have to learn from this. “Never forget” was the motto after the Sept. 11 attacks (my dad retired from the FDNY two years earlier) but it's sad that not enough people learned from it. Let's not do the same with this moment.

Take care.

Agreed. Federal response would have been great in January when all the secret briefings said that it was going to hit the US. Instead, the Prez, with his ego, was more concerned about how it reflected on him. We, all can see the countries that handled the problem well and the ones that didn't. South Korea was on it from the start. I don't know how a country that is way less wealthy than the US, with way less political power can have ready masks for its population, testing to isolate the problem from the get go, and a response that slowed down new cases. While, governors are begging the federal government to give them basic things. If we're being frank, the U.S. is chaotic. Some cities and states are doing good things, others are not. So, the problem is not controlled. You can't have one section do the right things and another not. This is especially rough on people in the service and entertainment industry that requires interacting with people.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:28 AM   #127
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A brief lesson in writing impactful dialogue in these troubled times.

I had to scroll down the comments where people were deciphering some of it. "I'll knock yer father out in fronta ya" was quite hilarious.

https://twitter.com/Rubberbandits/st...94193630191618

Stay safe, everyone. Wash your hands.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:43 AM   #128
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Agreed. Federal response would have been great in January when all the secret briefings said that it was going to hit the US. Instead, the Prez, with his ego, was more concerned about how it reflected on him. We, all can see the countries that handled the problem well and the ones that didn't. South Korea was on it from the start. I don't know how a country that is way less wealthy than the US, with way less political power can have ready masks for its population, testing to isolate the problem from the get go, and a response that slowed down new cases. While, governors are begging the federal government to give them basic things. If we're being frank, the U.S. is chaotic. Some cities and states are doing good things, others are not. So, the problem is not controlled. You can't have one section do the right things and another not. This is especially rough on people in the service and entertainment industry that requires interacting with people.
Well, this is what happens when you elect a dumbf*ck game show host for president. Hopefully, it teaches us a lesson, but I doubt it.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:14 PM   #129
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Same kind of warning for us in Canada, electing a black-facing ex-bouncer born on Christmas Day who thinks he deserves the world. Don't get me into it... we've been stuck with him a year longer than the Yanks have with el Trumpo.
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Well, this is what happens when you elect a dumbf*ck game show host for president. Hopefully, it teaches us a lesson, but I doubt it.

It makes me anxious whenever they hand him important stuff to handle--national security, pandemic, etc. It's like handing the controls of a jet airplane to someone who doesn't know what they're doing and is too arrogant to admit it. Unfortunately, people do not seem to learn from history. These types of divisive figures have continually been elevated to positions they are not qualified for throughout history.
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