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  1. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 30 in ~health.coronavirus

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    A covid testing site in Los Angeles will be shut down for a day...in order to film a movie And it's not even going to be a good movie. edit: and there's the backpedaling

    A covid testing site in Los Angeles will be shut down for a day...in order to film a movie

    And it's not even going to be a good movie.

    “He’s All That,” which features the TikTok star Addison Rae and is a reboot of the 1999 romantic comedy “She’s All That”

    edit: and there's the backpedaling

  2. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 30 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Inside a hospital as the coronavirus surges: Where will all the patients go?

    Inside a hospital as the coronavirus surges: Where will all the patients go?

    With more than 91,000 covid-19 patients in their beds, U.S. hospitals are in danger of buckling beneath the weight of the pandemic and the ongoing needs of other sick people. In small- and medium-size facilities like this hit hardest by the outbreak’s third wave, that means finding spots in ones and twos, rather than adding hundreds at a time as New York hospitals did when the coronavirus swept the Northeast in the spring.

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  3. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 23 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Twitter thread (and Threadreader link) that drew a parallel between Covid and the 1918 flu that I hadn't considered or heard discussed before:

    Twitter thread (and Threadreader link) that drew a parallel between Covid and the 1918 flu that I hadn't considered or heard discussed before:

    Today's covid denialists are tomorrow's openly eugenicist "these disabled people are a drain on society"

    Literally. 13 years after the Spanish flu, the very first people the nazis targeted were disabled people.

    What caused a lot of those disabilities, you think?

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  4. Comment on Share a link to good singing in a language that you don't understand in ~music

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    Infected Mushroom's cover of Send Me An Angel was likewise the first singing in Hebrew I'd ever really heard. The original music video is also...interesting.

    Infected Mushroom's cover of Send Me An Angel was likewise the first singing in Hebrew I'd ever really heard.

    The original music video is also...interesting.

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  5. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 23 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Mask defiance remains strong in Montana, even as the pandemic rages

    Mask defiance remains strong in Montana, even as the pandemic rages

    Mask defiance is not contained to the northeastern corner of Big Sky Country. A group called the Freedom Protection Project has toured the state campaigning against the mask mandate and raising money to fight it in court. In an email, the group framed its mission in language similar to vaccine skeptics’ talking points. “The media has grossly mischaracterized our group,” its statement said. “We are not an anti-mask group. We are a pro civil liberties organization. We have not had any anti-mask events.”

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  6. Comment on Share a link to good singing in a language that you don't understand in ~music

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    Carabao - Sam Cha Carabao (cheating a bit, but I'd recommend this entire "20 Years Carabao" album. I spent a month in Thailand ~15 years ago, heard this album, and it's stuck with me) Lyrics in...

    Carabao - Sam Cha Carabao

    (cheating a bit, but I'd recommend this entire "20 Years Carabao" album. I spent a month in Thailand ~15 years ago, heard this album, and it's stuck with me)

    Lyrics in Thai, and English translation

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  8. Comment on University of Nebraska Medical Center, the best-prepared hospital in the US for a pandemic, is nearly overwhelmed in ~health.coronavirus

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    Perhaps no hospital in the United States was better prepared for a pandemic than the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

    Ron Klain, who was President Barack Obama’s “Ebola czar” and will be Joe Biden’s chief of staff in the White House, once told me that UNMC is “arguably the best in the country” at handling dangerous and unusual diseases. There’s a reason many of the Americans who were airlifted from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in February were sent to UNMC.

    It now has 10 COVID-19 units, each taking up an entire hospital floor. Three of the units provide intensive care to the very sickest people, several of whom die every day. One unit solely provides “comfort care” to COVID-19 patients who are certain to die.

    “I don’t see how we avoid becoming overwhelmed,” says Dan Johnson, a critical-care doctor. People need to know that “the assumption we will always have a hospital bed for them is a false one.”

    While cities like New York and Boston have many big hospitals that can care for advanced strokes, failing hearts that need mechanical support, and transplanted organs, “in this region, we’re it,” Johnson says. “We provide care that can’t be provided at any other hospital for a 200-mile radius. We’re going to need to decide if we continue to offer that care, or if we admit every single COVID-19 patient who comes through our door.”

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  9. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 23 in ~health.coronavirus

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    New York swingers club shut down for breaking coronavirus restrictions Remember to limit your orgies to no more than 25 people in order to control the spread of covid.

    New York swingers club shut down for breaking coronavirus restrictions

    When deputy sheriffs arrived, they found 80 people in the venue, including three couples having sex in a small room, according to NBC4 New York.

    The club was based in a part of the city where indoor gatherings are currently limited to just 25 people.

    Remember to limit your orgies to no more than 25 people in order to control the spread of covid.

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  11. Comment on What is/are your favorite quote/s? in ~talk

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    Bani Adam (Children of Adam) by the Iranian poet Saadi:

    Bani Adam (Children of Adam) by the Iranian poet Saadi:

    All human beings are members of one frame,
    Since all, at first, from the same essence came.
    When time afflicts a limb with pain
    The other limbs at rest cannot remain.
    If thou feel not for other’s misery
    A human being is no name for thee.

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