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Well, that's that! I spent the morning on the phone re-booking everything for November.
good man, i may join yah as its easier for me to book time off in the fall.

Dorna kicked around the idea of moving the event to INDY but they're not
ready and scheduling became a logistical nightmare with no end in sight.

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Sorry for the bad news folks.. The World Health Organization has declared a GLOBAL PANDEMIC!

China’s new worry is that the coronavirus could re-enter from abroad. Beijing’s city government announced that all overseas visitors will be quarantined for 14 days. Of 24 new cases that China reported Wednesday, five arrived from Italy and one from the United States. China has had over 81,000 virus infections and over 3,000 deaths.

ROME -- Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is "deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity" of the outbreak. He also expressed concern about "the alarming levels of inaction."

"We have, therefore, made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic," he said at a briefing in Geneva.

"All countries can still change the course of this pandemic. If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace and mobilize their people in the response," Tedros said.

COVID-19 is a pandemic: World Health Organization

"If you want to be blunt, Europe is the new China," said Robert Redfield, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Also sounding the alarm at a Congressional hearing in Washington was Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "Bottom line, it's going to get worse," he said.



The majority of those affected, are now working age adults!
 

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Joe Rogan recently had an episode with an expert in infectious disease epidemiology.

I haven't (yet) watched the whole thing, but the little I did watch was both interesting and terrifying.

Doctors in Italy are so overwhelmed they are literally choosing who to treat and who to let die. Our (Canadian) medical system is built to work at full capacity. What will happen when we go from 100% to 150-300% capacity? Same thing as in Italy.


About ten days ago I bought some canned & dry goods on Amazon. Out of curiosity, last night I looked at those same products again, and 7/10 were sold out. Reading reports of empty isles at local grocery stores and supermarkets.

What happens when communities get locked down, and transport trucks are no longer allowed to carry goods in? Empty stores, no online deliveries, nothing to eat if your pantry is empty.

Fear mongering aside, there is a very good chance of seriously bad times being ahead of us.
 

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can anyone recommend any good, tasty, but easy to cook toilet paper recipes ?
 

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Joe Rogan recently had an episode with an expert in infectious disease epidemiology.
YOU SIR, deserve a CIGAR!! I was quietly hoping somebody else would share it,
i get bored if i hear the sound of my keyboard too often.. Joe Rogan doesnt rely on magic
beans, he reaches out to experts when he's in doubt. And he knows a lot of really smart
people. ;)


If you Listen closely to Michael, he even clues us all in!! They were going to release
it even earlier, but he asked 'em to wait as he was aware we were on a pivotal moment
in time and people would probably freak out big time.

As it is, we had a couple of days for the 'new reality' to sink in.

CNBC interviewed him recently:

The U.S. is not prepared for what is coming as COVID-19 spreads rapidly across the country, public health and infectious disease specialist Michael Osterholm told CNBC on Tuesday.

The virus has surpassed the containment stage, he said, and the U.S. government is not responding appropriately for the magnitude of spread the country will likely see.

“Right now we’re approaching this like it’s the Washington, D.C., blizzard — for a couple days we’re shut down,” the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “This is actually a coronavirus winter and we’re in the first week.”

The U.S. is not containing the virus, Osterholm added, warning that it is substantially more contagious than some U.S. officials have warned. He said the most important thing is to protect people who are most at risk of dying from the virus, mostly older people and those with underlying health conditions.

“This is just going to keep spreading. We have to stop fooling people into thinking this is only by close contact where I have to be within 2 or 3 feet. We’re going to see much more transmission,” he said. “There will be widespread transmission of this virus around the country, and what we have to do is keep people who are at high risk of having bad outcomes, older, underlying health conditions, from being exposed.”



Corona means 'crown' in Spanish, Coronavirus' are named for the
crown-like spikes on their surface

You will want to watch this video!!:

Why new diseases keep appearing in China


now, ground zero:

The Lockdown, One month in Wuhan




I've heard of Michaels book before, but have not read it yet.. Now i really should!

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International travel has gone bonkers. Just connected through Pearson and it was fine but this is a pic of O'Hare:
 

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can anyone recommend any good, tasty, but easy to cook toilet paper recipes ?
Well I’ve started wiping my butt with filo pastry so, logically, you could sub 2-ply anywhere that calls for filo.

turd wellington
Spanikopoota.
The list goes on
 

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I locked in my hotel in Austin for the November reschedule. I made sure to buy cancellation insurance just in case the entire season is cancelled. So depressing.
 

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I locked in my hotel in Austin for the November reschedule. I made sure to buy cancellation insurance just in case the entire season is cancelled. So depressing.
I'm of the thought that the season will be abandoned and that mass gatherings for any type of event
completely off the table for a long time.

It will take a considerable shift to get to the point America will open it's borders without mandatory
and likely overseen quarantine to tourists or business people. There is no way that travelling show
of people from all over the world is going to be allowed to show up in November. Just my .02c.

Not likely to happen in a long time.
 

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It will take a considerable shift to get to the point America will open it's borders without mandatory
and likely overseen quarantine to tourists or business people. There is no way that travelling show
of people from all over the world is going to be allowed to show up in November. Just my .02c.

Not likely to happen in a long time.
this is what i'm seeing as well. Early warnings are bearing fruit and the math confirms it, however little it can. Everybody's using a slightly different model so we cant even rely on what exposure a certain region is experiencing, purely based on reported numbers. Its exponential, and the US will be hard hit. Even from Canadian perspective, we will be screening and isolating future visitors for many months ahead.

its the traveling circus aspect of it that really worries me. I dont see it happening.

So depressing.
agreed, sorry to see it go this way.
 

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this is what i'm seeing as well. Early warnings are bearing fruit and the math confirms it, however little it can. Everybody's using a slightly different model so we cant even rely on what exposure a certain region is experiencing, purely based on reported numbers. Its exponential, and the US will be hard hit. Even from Canadian perspective, we will be screening and isolating future visitors for many months ahead.

its the traveling circus aspect of it that really worries me. I dont see it happening.



agreed, sorry to see it go this way.
The fallout of this is so major to international travel for a long, long time.
 

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I’m kind of surprised that SteveG hasn’t piped up with his views on things.
 
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