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  1. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 23 in ~health.coronavirus

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    This makes me wonder if either Italy's virus mortality figures are inflated or Germany's are deflated...

    Incompatible calculations between countries, Italy counts someone who died from cancer while having Covid-19 as a C19 case, Germany does not.

    This makes me wonder if either Italy's virus mortality figures are inflated or Germany's are deflated...

  2. Comment on Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and thorough guidance in ~health.coronavirus

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    That's my point. If they could do it temporarily, then it's hard for either side to make an argument to not just make it permanent.

    It's hard to argue against temporary emergency measures though.

    That's my point. If they could do it temporarily, then it's hard for either side to make an argument to not just make it permanent.

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  3. Comment on Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and thorough guidance in ~health.coronavirus

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    If Congress could pass a temporary measure, what's to stop them from passing a permanent one? Wouldn't the people the exact audience to promote single-payer healthcare to? After all, wouldn't it...

    I think there is a very good argument for making testing and treatment for infectious diseases free to patients and paid for by the government. It might be possible for Congress to pass a focused, temporary measure quickly, without seeing resistance due to the larger political debate.

    If Congress could pass a temporary measure, what's to stop them from passing a permanent one?

    Also, the audience for this article isn't members of Congress and it's not an exercise in "saying what you mean no matter what people think" either. It's about persuading as many people as possible to take the crisis seriously, even if they disagree on other things.

    Wouldn't the people the exact audience to promote single-payer healthcare to? After all, wouldn't it be them that either pressure their representatives to adopt this policy or run for office on that platform? Also, there's a sizeable group of people in this country who will not take the crisis seriously no matter what you say. Global Warming is the perfect example of this, with some conservatives saying that it's not man-made and will blow over, while others outright deny that it exists at all. Even the Democrats are split on how much time we have before irreversible damage is done.

    Toning down the message is not going to help more people take COVID-19 seriously.

  4. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    With her endorsement since we were talking about this, I'm starting to agree with you.

    With her endorsement since we were talking about this, I'm starting to agree with you.

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  5. Comment on Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and thorough guidance in ~health.coronavirus

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    I feel like COVID-19 is a major argument for adopting single-payer healthcare. Not mentioning how much this would help in addition to the other points on her list would be neglectful on her part....

    I feel like COVID-19 is a major argument for adopting single-payer healthcare. Not mentioning how much this would help in addition to the other points on her list would be neglectful on her part.

    Talking directly about the political fight - everything these days is a political fight for some group of people. Global Warming. Evolution. Immigration. Protecting the rights of women and minorities. There are so many lines in the sand these days that it's impossible to say something and not, as a person, be rejected outright by a large group with opposing viewpoints. Society is effectively fragmented with the different groups going so far as rejecting the reality of the others. However, that's not an argument for treading lightly to increase readership, but rather to say what you mean no matter what people think.

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  6. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    With the interactions Harris had with Biden at some of the debates, I'm having a hard time seeing her being his VP pick without losing some support.

    With the interactions Harris had with Biden at some of the debates, I'm having a hard time seeing her being his VP pick without losing some support.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E05: The Gunslinger in ~tv

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    There's a theory that Boba Fett survived the Sarlaac.

    There's a theory that Boba Fett survived the Sarlaac.

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  8. Comment on Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC - First screenshots, details about new features and updates, and system requirements in ~games

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    Tell me about it. I have a 512GB m.2 on my gaming laptop, and I'm constantly juggling games.

    Tell me about it. I have a 512GB m.2 on my gaming laptop, and I'm constantly juggling games.

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  9. Comment on For those who are not asexual but not celibate either, a 'demisexual' label is helping to define their love lives in ~lgbt

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    There appears to be the concept of WTFromantic, in which you don't experience primary romantic feelings, or even fail to understand the term entirely. Edit: There's also Aromantic.

    There appears to be the concept of WTFromantic, in which you don't experience primary romantic feelings, or even fail to understand the term entirely.

    Edit: There's also Aromantic.

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  10. Comment on What purpose does Tildes serve that Reddit does not? in ~tildes

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    I never really thought of it that way. I've been too caught up with looking for a permanent place, I didn't stop to realize that all things are temporary, and the only value they offer is in the...

    I never really thought of it that way. I've been too caught up with looking for a permanent place, I didn't stop to realize that all things are temporary, and the only value they offer is in the here and now. Eventually, Tildes will become stale, or experience an eternal September, or something, and we'll have to move on...and that's OK! Tildes's value is in providing a great place to discuss topics today. That's all we can really ask for.

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  11. Comment on The Rise of Skywalker Official Poster in ~movies

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    There was a reddit post that showed that the image of Palpatine in this poster is a picture of a toy.

    There was a reddit post that showed that the image of Palpatine in this poster is a picture of a toy.

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  12. Comment on Amazon's new Lord Of The Rings showrunners have never made a TV show before in ~tv

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    From what I understand, they were also sent in the bodies you see in LOTR and The Hobbit, and they never aged. That being said, I did hear a rumor a while back that Ian McKellen was attached to...

    The wizards were sent to Middle Earth over a thousand years after this series is to take place.

    From what I understand, they were also sent in the bodies you see in LOTR and The Hobbit, and they never aged.

    That being said, I did hear a rumor a while back that Ian McKellen was attached to the project. I don't know how true it is at the moment, however.

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