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Day Nine - The King Victorious?

GOTSpectrum

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Day Nine it is, and I feel like we all should just go home and leave Den-Fi to it by this point. 

 

Today's drink, Godfather

Spoiler

1 Part Amaretto

3 Parts Scotch 

Poured Over Ice

 

Couldn't decide what to write today, the truth is there's been a big increase of cases in my town today and it's really shook me, a guy who lives not far from me passed away from the virus too. Just gotta keep our heads down and fold on I guess. 

 

day Nine Stats

 

as always:

 

Please remember that this is a friendly event, but we are all folding away for science, AND GLORY! 

 

I'm really impressed with the numbers we are seeing here for all of folding, Thank you to all who are involved and who make this worth while every event!

 

Remember we are a team first and individuals second, so give thanks where thanks is due and hit that reaction button when someone helps you out.

 

Be wary of the minimum participation requirements this year.

 

minimum requirements: 500k points, and 10 days of having activity over the course of our 14 day event.

 

Happy folding,

 

Spec.



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Just now, Mope El Two said:

Someone I've worked with for 34 years was admitted, and is on a ventilator as of today; I really need that drink tonight.

Keeping my head down.

Thank you for all you do here, it helps keep me sane.

Glad to offer some base level of sanity, 

 

What drink you having, will see if I have similar and will join you! 

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Stuck in the 300's...today was a lousy day as far as receiving wu's...apparently not one wu between 2 pcs from midnight to 9am!

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Please be safe sir, thank you for spear heading this Hunt for a Cure :) and not to bad rank 39 and only like my 8th day doing this :)

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I don't know if it helps you any, but I'm currently on day 5 going through the protocol and actually got one of the rare tests because of my job requirements of still interacting with the public. It has sucked greatly, could still be another virus, but the body aches were way worse the first three days than the regular flu. It's not a good time but it's also not hospital worthy thankfully. They're estimating that 20-50% of people have no symptoms or very mild symptoms so until they have freely available quick test kits, and antibody test kits, it will continue its course but outside of those in the risk groups I think the risk is low and most of us will be fine. When all this started there was a 60 year old woman on the cruise ship who was basically fine and came right through everything without every skipping her daily exercise. In a way I hope it comes back positive so I don't have to stress as much about the unknown, and hopefully acquire some kind of immunity.

 

I'm starting to think with so many jobs being essential to the world running, and the fact most homes have several people, it would probably make more sense to open everything up, and have the vulnerable super isolate. The impact all this is having in my small town is profound, another few weeks of this government shutdown and things will not recover. Crime and mental health is already starting to slowly increase in regard to domestic violence, suicides, etc. We've got to get back on our feet and running or the virus may be the least of our worries. Healthcare providers, cities, states, and countries are all competing against each other for supplies and ruining relationships. Reading through the Canada reddit it seems most are ready to cut ties already over this 3M mess. We've got to hang in this together and come out stronger on the other side. I can't speak for those abroad hurt by the US, but I feel like a future controlled by Russia and China will be far worse regardless of what your passport says. 

 

On a positive note, I'm shocked both that as a first time folder I've been able to break into the top #40, and ALSO how strong some of you are past that point. I've obviously got to get into a much better tax bracket if I ever hope to get in the top #10. I haven't looked into what all Den-FI is running I but imagine he has a warehouse full of Kingpin 2080ti's.

 

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20 minutes ago, steelo said:

Stuck in the 300's...today was a lousy day as far as receiving wu's...apparently not one wu between 2 pcs from midnight to 9am!

I'm new to all this but it seems being around to babysit the software is more important than your hardware.

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1 hour ago, BlueSpartan said:

I'm starting to think with so many jobs being essential to the world running, and the fact most homes have several people, it would probably make more sense to open everything up, and have the vulnerable super isolate. The impact all this is having in my small town is profound, another few weeks of this government shutdown and things will not recover. Crime and mental health is already starting to slowly increase in regard to domestic violence, suicides, etc. We've got to get back on our feet and running or the virus may be the least of our worries.

Problem is there's still a lot of people requiring acute hospital care that in any other circumstance would not have been considered or classified as high risk, it's still far too difficult to know how any person will be impacted. That and the other factor for why these lock-downs exist is so hospitals and healthcare aren't overwhelmed and results in tangential deaths (not COVID-19) and delays to critical care. NYC is a good example of how easily it can get overwhelmed and the real danger there, and everywhere else is the sickness and deaths of the healthcare workers.

 

Large scale sickness is a multi-factor problem and the illness itself can only be a smaller part of it.

 

Lock-downs won't last as long as people fear as long as they get done soon enough, it can also not even be necessary with the right border controls and travel isolation but not every country can do that, US and EU being one of them.

 

Where I live we can, and have, just stopped all international travel and only allow freight and export. It's even more critical for places like the Pacific Islands with no capacity at all for the acute care required, any outbreak is an immediate disaster.

 

Economies will be equally ruined and for longer when there is mass sickness in the workforce and large scale deaths and unrest from inability to get access to healthcare. It's a balancing act of two bad outcomes without knowing where the balance point is, nobody knows where it is.

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I hope we learn from all of this in the US. Our infrastructure is lacking in so many areas, and its not a one party or one person issue. We need so much improvement in so many areas. I am doubtful but hopeful we can use some of this magic money to employee people when all this is over. The largest hospital in my region already had 600 openings before all this started...

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56 minutes ago, leadeater said:

Problem is there's still a lot of people requiring acute hospital care that in any other circumstance would not have been considered or classified as high risk, it's still far too difficult to know how any person will be impacted. That and the other factor for why these lock-downs exist is so hospitals and healthcare aren't overwhelmed and results in tangential deaths (not COVID-19) and delays to critical care. NYC is a good example of how easily it can get overwhelmed and the real danger there, and everywhere else is the sickness and deaths of the healthcare workers.

 

Large scale sickness is a multi-factor problem and the illness itself can only be a smaller part of it.

 

Lock-downs won't last as long as people fear as long as they get done soon enough, it can also not even be necessary with the right border controls and travel isolation but not every country can do that, US and EU being one of them.

 

Where I live we can, and have, just stopped all international travel and only allow freight and export. It's even more critical for places like the Pacific Islands with no capacity at all for the acute care required, any outbreak is an immediate disaster.

 

Economies will be equally ruined and for longer when there is mass sickness in the workforce and large scale deaths and unrest from inability to get access to healthcare. It's a balancing act of two bad outcomes without knowing where the balance point is, nobody knows where it is.

What a time to be alive. Definitely an experience people will be reading about for a long time!

(Not to make light of a serious situation of course, but it is interesting to think how people will look back on this.)

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5 hours ago, leadeater said:

Problem is there's still a lot of people requiring acute hospital care that in any other circumstance would not have been considered or classified as high risk, it's still far too difficult to know how any person will be impacted. That and the other factor for why these lock-downs exist is so hospitals and healthcare aren't overwhelmed and results in tangential deaths (not COVID-19) and delays to critical care. NYC is a good example of how easily it can get overwhelmed and the real danger there, and everywhere else is the sickness and deaths of the healthcare workers.

 

Large scale sickness is a multi-factor problem and the illness itself can only be a smaller part of it.

 

Lock-downs won't last as long as people fear as long as they get done soon enough, it can also not even be necessary with the right border controls and travel isolation but not every country can do that, US and EU being one of them.

 

Where I live we can, and have, just stopped all international travel and only allow freight and export. It's even more critical for places like the Pacific Islands with no capacity at all for the acute care required, any outbreak is an immediate disaster.

 

Economies will be equally ruined and for longer when there is mass sickness in the workforce and large scale deaths and unrest from inability to get access to healthcare. It's a balancing act of two bad outcomes without knowing where the balance point is, nobody knows where it is.

Yeah, so far Australia and New Zealand seem to be in a fairly good place where we are massive islands and can close borders a lot more easily and have taken proportionate steps that seem to be working as well we can be expected so far.

 

In regards to the Pacific I'm surprised we haven't sent at least one of the baby carriers (LHD) to the area to assist as needed. I think I read the Canterbury is on standby so might be for that reason.

 

I think the US is in dire straights, seems to be way more red tape and political bull than needed at a time like this. They've been caught by surprise and don't seem to be able to put enough lockdown measures in place and to be honest I question how much the general population would stand for their rights and freedoms being inhibited, even in the face of coronavirus.

 

Some dark times ahead.

 

I'm an essential worker and it's mixed, glad to have that steady work and we actually are a contractor for health and other government departments, working in hospitals, so I am directly helping and feel that is important. Just worry that I bring something home to my family. I know actual frontline health staff would be even more in that situation and my heart really goes out to them.

 

 

 

 

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Bah...I posted my LTT forum name correction in the correction thread before it was closed, but it's still wrong.

 

That aside, these are some really impressive numbers.  I wonder how skewed they are from the servers being overloaded.

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