1. Deleted User

    OP Deleted User Newbie

    Apple has announced: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/14/cor...l-stores-outside-of-china-until-march-27.html

    And there's a post office I visited which is pretty much in the middle of nowhere and yet.. it's going to close because of Coronavirus. Bruh, really? They've really gone deep in to the scaremongering by the media (it's all they ever talk about these days). Good thing the post office wasn't closed as I had a parcel to ship, and it was.
     
    MrCokeacola likes this.
  2. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 Hated by life itself.
    Developer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    773
    Country:
    United States
    Last edited by WD_GASTER2, Mar 15, 2020
    vinstage, p1ngpong, phalk and 12 others like this.
  3. CallmeBerto

    CallmeBerto The Lone Wanderer
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,406
    Country:
    United States
    There is honestly no reason to remain this ignorant and how deadly and contagious this virus can be.
     
  4. JoeBloggs777

    JoeBloggs777 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    Messages:
    783
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    my wife works in a A&E department, she now has to wear a mask and a face visor for ALL patients even thou the hospital has a I.D department who deal with the Coronavirus cases. Very soon things are going to get a lot worse.
     
  5. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    10,250
    Country:
    United States
    My state just shut down all school districts with a rumor going around that some state offices will be shutting down. Yeah, "excuses"....
     
  6. JoeBloggs777

    JoeBloggs777 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    Messages:
    783
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  7. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    3,132
    Country:
    United States
    I work for a legit essential (not luxury) business. Problem is, we still need to work inside homes. My kids school is shutdown and I took leave from work to care for the kids now. My wife is able to work from home, so she can’t really watch for them during the day. I live with 2 at-risk aside from my family. I can NOT continue to go in to peoples houses and possibly get the virus and bring it home to these 2 at-risk people. Sure I’m instructed to ask questions before I enter the home, but am I supposed to trust them to tell me the truth? So they even know if they are infected? I don’t? What about where they work? Do they work at the mall? Just can’t risk it. I think everyone should stay home. Healthcare workers, though, my heart goes out to them. This is a very uncertain time and we all should take caution. Would’ve been nicer if Donald took action sooner, but thats a different issue.
     
  8. JayMathis

    JayMathis GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2019
    Messages:
    348
    Country:
    United States
    I have an essential job I was even given a note for my car that tells police that it's ok for me to be driving because I'm required to go to work unlike most others.
     
    slaphappygamer likes this.
  9. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    805
    Country:
    Canada
    Nothing should be shut down. In order for society to run nothing should stop. Too many people are scared, too many people are lemmings. No one should be scared of death over their personal freedoms.

    It shames me to live in this world anymore.
     
  10. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,443
    Country:
    Canada
    The theory is simple enough. If everyone (as much as possible) tries to isolate themselves from other people, the virus will eventually have no new hosts to infect, and will virtually disappear. In a perfect scenario, it would take about 2-3 weeks, but we're far from a perfect scenario, unfortunately.
     
  11. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    12,300
    Country:
    United States
    Not sure why so many people are trying to downplay this virus.
     
  12. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    805
    Country:
    Canada
    We do not live in a perfect world. Nobody should be expected to "house arrest" themselves for 3+ weeks!

    It's depressing seeing people picking losing their freedom for which people have died for if they themselves fear death, pain or virus.
     
    Last edited by MrCokeacola, Mar 21, 2020
  13. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    30,131
    Country:
    United States
    I feel some people just want to violate the shelter-in-place laws or be in larger gathering just out of spite and to piss people off.
    People who intentionally spread disease or cough on others, hoard TP, food, others can screw off for all I care.
     
    Dartz150, Garcimak, Itzumi and 3 others like this.
  14. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,443
    Country:
    Canada
    Let's put it this way... would you rather suffer house arrest for 3 weeks, or you'd rather risk your health or the health of your loved ones? This is a temporary situation. It's shitty, yes, and nobody (that currently walks this earth) has ever seen something like this, but one day, it's gonna be over.
     
  15. supersega

    supersega Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    83
    Country:
    United States
    Nah. Still gotta work for me so others CAN work from home. I do think the girl I'm talking to is using it as an excuse to not say anything though.

    F in the chat?
     
  16. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 Hated by life itself.
    Developer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    773
    Country:
    United States
    I will just have to repeat myself. This is not a thing to play down. yes most people would be fine except those that have complications would most certainly die if we went business as usual. Hospitals are already running short on supplies. Imagine what the scenario would be if we just ignored this thing? people scoff at the 2% mortality rate. Italy has hit nearly 8% now.
     
  17. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    805
    Country:
    Canada
    I'd rather risk a bullet to the head for one inch of my personal freedom then ever have my freedoms or anyone else freedoms infringed on. I can't love someone (even family) if they themselves do not value liberty over death as all persons that live in the free world.

    You are selfish and take our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for granted if you EVER think it's worth being under forced arrest if one had done nothing wrong. IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO BE SICK!
     
    Ryccardo likes this.
  18. ImLEBrAn

    ImLEBrAn Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2019
    Messages:
    58
    Country:
    Antigua and Barbuda
    No one is stopping you from going outside, getting infected, infecting your family and dying. One less idiot on this planet is always good.
     
    Dartz150, Pleng and lordkaos like this.
  19. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    805
    Country:
    Canada
    So is anyone who has ever died for their beliefs/freedom and what they thought was the right thing, were they all just one less idiot?
     
  20. Blue

    Blue GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,593
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You wouldn't really die though, worst ilness you've ever had, sure but it'll be gone after. You'd know if you already have pre-existing conditions. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's ok to just do what you want and put the less fortunate at risk of fatal conditions, but the death thing to everyone isn't really realistic.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Coronavirus, temporarily, excuse