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  #2448756 28-Mar-2020 12:39
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Normally I am not bothered by this sort of thing.

 

 

 

However, the perpetual concentration of the media on announcing every new case and death worldwide as if it is a football score or a competition did give rise to a moment this morning where I felt like someone surrounded by the approaching zombie horde who had run out of ammunition.

 

I can see exactly how this perpetual focus on the negative would cause anyone who is susceptible to, shall we say destructive tendencies, to do something drastic.

 

 

 

Do we really need to know daily how many people are dying? What does it actually achieve?






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  #2448842 28-Mar-2020 13:56
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Geektastic:

Normally I am not bothered by this sort of thing.


 


However, the perpetual concentration of the media on announcing every new case and death worldwide as if it is a football score or a competition did give rise to a moment this morning where I felt like someone surrounded by the approaching zombie horde who had run out of ammunition.


I can see exactly how this perpetual focus on the negative would cause anyone who is susceptible to, shall we say destructive tendencies, to do something drastic.


 


Do we really need to know daily how many people are dying? What does it actually achieve?



Hopefully stops people like my friend from disregarding all the advice and warnings.
He thinks it’s not that big of a deal, because nobody he knows has it.

 
 
 
 


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  #2448855 28-Mar-2020 14:19
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kendog:
Geektastic:

Normally I am not bothered by this sort of thing.


 


However, the perpetual concentration of the media on announcing every new case and death worldwide as if it is a football score or a competition did give rise to a moment this morning where I felt like someone surrounded by the approaching zombie horde who had run out of ammunition.


I can see exactly how this perpetual focus on the negative would cause anyone who is susceptible to, shall we say destructive tendencies, to do something drastic.


 


Do we really need to know daily how many people are dying? What does it actually achieve?



Hopefully stops people like my friend from disregarding all the advice and warnings.
He thinks it’s not that big of a deal, because nobody he knows has it.


Does he know anyone with Ebola? Or is that not a big deal?!





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  #2448861 28-Mar-2020 14:26
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kendog:Hopefully stops people like my friend from disregarding all the advice and warnings.
He thinks it’s not that big of a deal, because nobody he knows has it.

 

Tell him you may have it.

 

*Shrug* The govt does says to act as if we have it.


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  #2448862 28-Mar-2020 14:26
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Geektastic:

Do we really need to know daily how many people are dying? What does it actually achieve?

 

 

You're focusing on the wrong thing. You need to look at the number that are pulling through and the (slow) flattening of the infection-rate curves even in badly-hit countries (except the US and UK). We need these things to show progress and provide hope. Without it, you know that really bad things are happening out there but you can't tell what or whether it's getting better. Every curve that tilts to the right is a sign of hope.

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  #2448915 28-Mar-2020 15:33
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kendog:
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Normally I am not bothered by this sort of thing.

 

However, the perpetual concentration of the media on announcing every new case and death worldwide as if it is a football score or a competition did give rise to a moment this morning where I felt like someone surrounded by the approaching zombie horde who had run out of ammunition.

 

I can see exactly how this perpetual focus on the negative would cause anyone who is susceptible to, shall we say destructive tendencies, to do something drastic.

 

Do we really need to know daily how many people are dying? What does it actually achieve?

 



Hopefully stops people like my friend from disregarding all the advice and warnings.
He thinks it’s not that big of a deal, because nobody he knows has it.

 

Unfortunately people like him in denial are like the anti vaxxers. No amount of information will change their mind. A bit like "Doubting Thomas" they won't take note until they see it with their own eyes. I think there's a case for locking some people up for the duration for their safety and that of the community. This is no different to war.





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  #2448933 28-Mar-2020 15:58
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neb:
Geektastic:

Do we really need to know daily how many people are dying? What does it actually achieve?



You're focusing on the wrong thing. You need to look at the number that are pulling through and the (slow) flattening of the infection-rate curves even in badly-hit countries (except the US and UK). We need these things to show progress and provide hope. Without it, you know that really bad things are happening out there but you can't tell what or whether it's getting better. Every curve that tilts to the right is a sign of hope.


I agree, but it’s the daily briefings that are focusing on the wrong thing, aided by the msm.





 
 
 
 


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  #2448939 28-Mar-2020 16:16
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neb:
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Do we really need to know daily how many people are dying? What does it actually achieve?

 

You're focusing on the wrong thing. You need to look at the number that are pulling through and the (slow) flattening of the infection-rate curves even in badly-hit countries (except the US and UK). We need these things to show progress and provide hope. Without it, you know that really bad things are happening out there but you can't tell what or whether it's getting better. Every curve that tilts to the right is a sign of hope.

 

Had anyone noticed the graphs of the past two days have a different base line to the start of the graph. Up until Thursday we were on the same trajectory as Italy using the metric of the number of days since the first case was detected.  Now the graphs are using a different base line that makes us look slightly better but with no data to compare with the likes of Australia anymore, which by the way was doing much better than us, at least up until a couple of days ago.





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  #2448956 28-Mar-2020 16:50
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kingdragonfly: Sleep Radio

Sleep app wants to know my location while I'm sleeping. It refuses to start without it. Does anyone know a good internet radio app I can use for this station?

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  #2448963 28-Mar-2020 17:04
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@kiwifidget. I hope you found some solutions that worked for you and your parents.

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  #2448967 28-Mar-2020 17:13
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@gzt unfortunately the Countdown nearest my parents has no free slots for click and collect.

 

However, just by airing my worries here, doing the problem shared is a problem halved thing, has helped enormously.

 

Well for now anyway :)

 

I continue to look for options. 





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  #2448979 28-Mar-2020 17:33
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I am trying to push through a bad increase in pain levels and a wet day to try and keep moving as best I can. I have worked out a path around the inside of the house and do laps with my headset on for music. My neighbours must think I have gone nuts, or more nuts.




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  #2448990 28-Mar-2020 17:44
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Good to know you're feeling better.

kiwifidget: @gzt unfortunately the Countdown nearest my parents has no free slots for click and collect.

This sounds like a reasonable sized town. If at some point you are comfortable naming it I think people here will come up with some other options. In the worst possible case I think you will find that service organizations like Red Cross are active and ready to assist.

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  #2448997 28-Mar-2020 17:54
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Keep moving @MikeB4, ditch the headphones and share your tunes with the neighbours!  





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  #2449001 28-Mar-2020 18:02
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gzt: Good to know you're feeling better.

kiwifidget: @gzt unfortunately the Countdown nearest my parents has no free slots for click and collect.

This sounds like a reasonable sized town. If at some point you are comfortable naming it I think people here will come up with some other options. In the worst possible case I think you will find that service organizations like Red Cross are active and ready to assist.


Plenty of churches can help too.

DM me if you are interested.

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