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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:54 am 

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I received this notice today.

ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM

NOTICE TO MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES

In compliance with Governor Pritzker’s Order of Friday afternoon, March
20, 2020, the Museum has decided to close its property to all volunteers,
members and staff effective 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 until
further notice.

No one may enter or remain on Museum property (the Museum Campus, the
demonstration railway, Pullman and Strahorn Libraries) without specific
authorization of the General Manager – Facilities.

Department heads are instructed that all projects in progress must be
secured by 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 in a way that will permit
work to cease for an indefinite period of time.

Had been out Thursday to tidy up my projects and bring back some “homework”. My wife has some health issues and we already decided to hunker down as much as we can.
This is a very necessary move to slow the progress of its spread, so that the hospitals don’t get overloaded. The smaller suburban area that we live in has a hospital with only about 10 ER beds and maybe a couple dozen respirators. If even 2% of the 50,000 people in this area need help, we are in deep Do-Do.

Keep washing your hands.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:56 am 

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softwerkslex wrote:
On positive side, I am sure many of you have seen the news that Wuhan, China, has recorded multiple days without any new infections. Many of their temporary hospitals are closed, and medical staff are returning to their home cities. My colleagues in Bejing are returning to work.


Dissidents within China are reporting that this is blatant lying and "data manipulation". For example, if you don't "admit" someone to the hospital and leave them to die (supposedly going on big-time now), they don't count it as a "new case." Or counting new cases as "imported from elsewhere."

We'd check, except the Chinese have thrown out all the Western reporters covering the story, allegedly for "their own safety." You know, like they did before the slaughter at Tianamen Square in 1989.

Considering the source of the disease and their blatant efforts to cry "racism" for calling the disease "Wuhan" or "Chinese," I wouldn't trust anything the Chinese government says, about this or anything else, for a microsecond.

Relevance to this topic: Don't get complacent on the basis of Chinese statements.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:26 pm 

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I saw a post on Facebook today that a major railroad is still planning a Thomas the tank engine event in May. That’s crazy. I certainly hope most organizations are not in that kind of denial.

I’m personally hoping Cumbres & Toltec can still have their Iron Horse Roundup.... honestly that’s questionable at this point. I certainly hope they take the high road and offer refunds to international guests who won’t be able to attend even if they do go on.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:16 am 

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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
softwerkslex wrote:
On positive side, I am sure many of you have seen the news that Wuhan, China, has recorded multiple days without any new infections. Many of their temporary hospitals are closed, and medical staff are returning to their home cities. My colleagues in Bejing are returning to work.


Dissidents within China are reporting that this is blatant lying and "data manipulation". For example, if you don't "admit" someone to the hospital and leave them to die (supposedly going on big-time now), they don't count it as a "new case." Or counting new cases as "imported from elsewhere."

We'd check, except the Chinese have thrown out all the Western reporters covering the story, allegedly for "their own safety." You know, like they did before the slaughter at Tianamen Square in 1989.

Considering the source of the disease and their blatant efforts to cry "racism" for calling the disease "Wuhan" or "Chinese," I wouldn't trust anything the Chinese government says, about this or anything else, for a microsecond.

Relevance to this topic: Don't get complacent on the basis of Chinese statements.


Well, I don't agree, but we will know the truth soon enough. I have friends in China, and our European news agencies don't seem to have all these problems with China. It is always the American news agencies that get caught in fights. But I don't think it is the news agencies' fault, they are just caught in the political fight between the governments.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:46 pm 

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Ohio just issued a stay-at-home order, effective at Midnight Monday. Doesn't sound like it will be criminally enforced, and there will be rather large loopholes in it that will allow one to get necessary errands run, as long as one uses common sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:45 pm 

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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
softwerkslex wrote:
On positive side, I am sure many of you have seen the news that Wuhan, China, has recorded multiple days without any new infections. Many of their temporary hospitals are closed, and medical staff are returning to their home cities. My colleagues in Bejing are returning to work.


Dissidents within China are reporting that this is blatant lying and "data manipulation". For example, if you don't "admit" someone to the hospital and leave them to die (supposedly going on big-time now), they don't count it as a "new case." Or counting new cases as "imported from elsewhere."

We'd check, except the Chinese have thrown out all the Western reporters covering the story, allegedly for "their own safety." You know, like they did before the slaughter at Tianamen Square in 1989.

Considering the source of the disease and their blatant efforts to cry "racism" for calling the disease "Wuhan" or "Chinese," I wouldn't trust anything the Chinese government says, about this or anything else, for a microsecond.

Relevance to this topic: Don't get complacent on the basis of Chinese statements.


Boy the (once in a millennia) plague is sure getting over with in a hurry. Are you guys thinking yet? So far this is the lowest flu case season in history. Thinking yet?

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:47 pm 

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Quoted for the record
Loco112 wrote:
Boy the (once in a millennia) plague is sure getting over with in a hurry. Are you guys thinking yet? So far this is the lowest flu case season in history. Thinking yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:06 pm 

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Loco112 wrote:
Boy the (once in a millennia) plague is sure getting over with in a hurry. Are you guys thinking yet? So far this is the lowest flu case season in history. Thinking yet?

On which planet? Per the CDC (that’s the one on Earth), as of 2/28, influenza is worse this year than last year and the worst in a decade for children because both A and B strains are going around. All I ask is that you inform yourself from reliable sources before you consider contributing to this thread. BTW, COVID-19 is not a flu.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:53 pm 

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Loco112,

What color is the sky in your world?

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:23 am 

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Loco112 wrote:
Boy the (once in a millennia) plague is sure getting over with in a hurry. Are you guys thinking yet? So far this is the lowest flu case season in history. Thinking yet?


Perhaps then, you can explain how these two graphs of FLU and Covid-19 death rates by age supports your claim?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-A9YWagDLQ ... iz2i9tfynt

I believe that South Korea, unlike Italy, has not had to remove patients from respirators to free up the equipment for younger folks who are deemed more likely to survive.

The USA is projected at being about two weeks behind Italy on the history line.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus: Talk About It Here, Please
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:41 am 

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Loco112 wrote:
Boy the (once in a millennia) plague is sure getting over with in a hurry. Are you guys thinking yet? So far this is the lowest flu case season in history. Thinking yet?


Your callous remarks are not appreciated while so much of the population suffers.

I hope your inflammatory posts are flagged by moderators.


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