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  1. Allright. Glad to hear that. Still, all aspects of this colossal event are now also full of emotions. So the atmosphere for my kind of wonderings is unsuitable I suppose. Too tiresome to word subtly. ... Took my colleague 40 hours to get out of Peru. A long drive to Lima airport. I was told that he was also on the news. He is fine.
  2. Sburke, Wicky, Holien, I read your replies. If you say so. Either way this potato is too hot to handle. So I will withdraw, until retrospective times, which I hope will come soon. Good luck.
  3. I was in Brazil, Sao Paulo international airport and also local airports. Colleagues: Indonesia, Germany and Peru. They are all just back in Holland or enroute now. I don't care, they don't care. I have two colleagues that are scared and absent though. Edit: It is not that I don't care about my health. But I found that in life I must be my own doctor. Sad but true...
  4. Wicky: You don't know these people. It is mainstream media. It is their TV reality. My challenge: Ask around. People you know face-to-face in real life. If it is such a historical pandemic should it not be observable directly? Not in its psychological fear effect, but in actual effect.
  5. I beat you to that one, earlier. Yes it is a lovely article. Or don't. And be critical when your income and freedoms are being butchered. Seems Nina Strochlic is the usual feminst and hangs out with the royal family, that likes to fake their own corona illness. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/contributors/s/nina-strochlic/ https://zfem.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/nina-strochlic-presents-evidence-of-gender-discrimination-in-laws-around-the-world/ ----------------- Meanwhile in the real world, where corona is not found: - I was travelling internationally throughout january with a colleague. Some airports were already announcing pandemic messages. Some passengers had mouthcaps. Was at a very crowded party in february. Was at two bars almost every friday. Three birthday parties. My colleages are still travelling internationally op to this very moment. How does this make sense? Then: - No known case in this town. Where gossip travels fast. - Large hospital in city nearby is quiet, according to nurses from my town. - Obituaries in newspaper are as usual. - My niece knows three people that were quarantined for suspected infection earlier. None of them were ever tested. One of them having a bad cold after a trade fair in northern Italy (right there and then, where the european press madness started). He was interned but never tested. - I don't know anybody in real life that actually knows a confirmed corona case in person. There is one sort of exception and that is that in an elderly home were another niece works; three people were said to have corona and were moved to another facility. Average age about 75. I don't actually count this as valid because it could be anything, and they are out of sight now. (Also as I wrote earlier the goverment tends to add the oldest of the elderly to their corona death statistics: averages of 82 and 85. So are these actually tested? Don't answer...)
  6. Their way is to let something escalate and then overreact on it afterwards, for decades. Like this article from MIT already advocates: Title: "We’re not going back to normal" Subtitle: "Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever" Random scary bit: "We’ll adapt to and accept such measures, much as we’ve adapted to increasingly stringent airport security screenings in the wake of terrorist attacks. The intrusive surveillance will be considered a small price to pay for the basic freedom to be with other people." https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615370/coronavirus-pandemic-social-distancing-18-months/ PS: My replies here may be annoying to some. But between all the worries of past weeks, appropriate concern for your/our Freedoms is lacking. Sorry but I care for those.
  7. Again COVID-19 Testing Kits. Before asking where? who? how? when? I am still left with the suggestion that they do not exist. Then can I place my money on the appearance of stories like this: Testing kits being in such short supply that only certain top level departments can use them and give the statistics. Whilst non of the lower level doctors will ever see these kits, and will never be able to verify anything. So convenient.
  8. I am just basing this on 10 minutes of mainstream press internet searches. But the story seems to be that they are trying to develop test kits, but so far they do not exist. Like for example stated here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johncumbers/2020/03/14/with-its-coronavirus-rapid-paper-test-strip-this-crispr-startup-wants-to-help-halt-a-pandemic/ Besides that, I have serious doubt that COVID-19 or something can be separated from some other COVID strain or any other virus strain. Virus are said to be much smaller then bacteria. PCR amplification of RNA leftovers in a lab is what I understand to be the mainstream method, but there are also indicators for it being unreliable, or even flawed. Next question is how often is this PCR actually performed with patients, especially patients with other conditions and/or the elderly.
  9. Bald statements from te press = plenty Evidence = little ( +contradictory / illogical ) We agree = no
  10. Similar contradictions in the UK. Their words not mine: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid "As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK. ... They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall)"
  11. Got them: Five books in both epub and pdf format for free. Thanks for the tip.
  12. Nothing is needed: No fact-checkers. No alternative theories. No special pages to stop whatever. Just look at the actual evidence the mainstream press presents. Not the stories, the sheer size of the media impact, the big claims of horror that they want to protect you from every once in a while. Just their evidence, logic and consistency, or usually: the lack of it.
  13. (Despite my efforts) I did catch some radio news yesterday. The newsreader came with a total casualty count for the The Netherlands and the average age of the supposed casualties of the, well lets call it pandemic then; 85... So another; make of it what you will. Edit: I wondered will they admit that age in writing?: https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus Says the average was 82 years, for the 23rd. Almost...
  14. I tested the different CMFB versions a bit and it seems the "Flamethrower platoon" was one of the Mix force picks from the start in v1.00. Though it is not present all that often there. Starting with the v2.01 patch, the game tends to select "Flamethrower platoon" much more often, like one out of three times. In addition. When adding a flamethrower platoon like manually, chances of it containing an actual flame throwing vehicle seem less then 10%.
  15. Was looking for a bug report threat. But here you are talking about the same issue. So yes, it seems that v2.02 Quick battle US random MIX force selection favors 'Flamethrower platoons', which usually consist of non-flame related US tanks. To such a degree that I now have to manually check the force selection and fix/regenerate it to something more balanced. Sorry to say that similar problems exist in other titles, like in CMSF2 Marines Mix force: the game favors Assault Amphibious Vehicles without their infantry teams. Since I remember complaining about this years ago lets nag some more: Is this mix force selection really such administrative programming challenge? Take a suitable infantry formation and cut out squads until it leaves enough requisition points to buy some single armor, then attach some armor to it. Surely a better system then what the game does now, whatever it does.
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