Shanghai Disneyland will close in effort to contain coronavirus

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 11:49 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:13 AM
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Wait a minute, which Addams Family are we talking about? I know you said "original," but that could mean the first of the most recent animated films, the original theatrical version from the early 90's, or even the 60's TV show. This is critical to understanding Simon's actual condition.


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Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:53 AM
Jeff's avatar

The 60's TV show. I know I last watched it early in my childhood because it was before I would recognize Morticia as attractive.


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Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:47 AM

I was always more of a Marilyn Munster fan

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:16 AM
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Doctors Are Injecting Bleach to Treat COVID in Bolivia


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Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:30 AM
Jeff's avatar

Just when I start to feel a little optimism, I'm again concerned that humanity is completely ****ed.


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Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:53 PM

The have to let a little sunshine in too, right? So bleach can have maximum effect. Thats what I heard anyway.

And lets hope the worst thing that happens to Simon with Covid is watching the Addams Family.

My dentist has classic TV running (Addams Family and Munsters mostly). Think its to take your mind off any dental procedures: compared to those shows, a root canal doesn't seem so bad.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:02 PM
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I was just watching the original Addams Family the other day for the first time in years and yes, Morticia is smokin' hot. (Sometimes literally.)

I think that it held up really well.


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Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:15 PM
Jeff's avatar

The laugh track is weird (Simon: "Who keeps laughing?"), but it's not as silly or dumb as I expected.


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Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:12 PM
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If you have Disney+, the Fauci doc is available now. It's pretty good. It's really interesting because they cut it in a way that compares the pandemic response to that of AIDS in the late 80's and 90's, both of which he was there for. Interesting how he was the villain then from all sides, but the underlying problem was remarkably similar, in that people rejected science literacy. Non-experts wanted to set policy.

The guy sure has unfairly taken a lot of crap in the last two years. He seems like a very good human.


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Friday, October 8, 2021 1:59 AM
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Lord Gonchar said:

Doctors Are Injecting Bleach to Treat COVID in Bolivia

That only proves that Bolivian doctors hate poor COVID patients.

Disney will be proud.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021 11:01 AM
Jeff's avatar

Moderna hates poor people. I don't think people appreciate the risk of not getting the rest of the world vaccinated. Another infection wave could produce a mutation that the vaccines are not effective against, and we're back at square one.


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Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:22 PM

In the case of Moderna, they may appreciate it, they just don't care. Or maybe they see it as another potential business opportunity.

The appalling thing is how much critical public funding they received at the outset (as the NYT article says). They literally wouldn't exist without the government support.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:42 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, I agree with you there. If you take public money, that changes the way you have to engage.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:51 PM
Jeff's avatar

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/health/coronavirus-mutation-vari...=url-share

This is a really good read about what to expect for the future of the virus. The last part is particularly worth calling out: Human behavior has more to do with outcomes than that of the virus or its mutations.


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:21 AM
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I love paywalls.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:36 AM
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Just hit reader view and it bypasses the majority of them.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:54 AM
Jeff's avatar

NYT makes all of the Covid articles free, but I think they still want you to have a login.


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:10 PM
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Vater said:

I love paywalls.

The gist is similar to the second half of my post here. (from 6 months ago)

COVID-19 is not going away. It will likely evolve into a mild threat like the flu or cold. There's an off chance it mutates in exactly the right way in people still spreading it (the implication is those still not vaccinated and/or not taking precautions, like masks) and gets ahead of our current vaccines and become even more deadly.

*shrug*


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Friday, October 15, 2021 11:01 AM

Jeff said:

If you have Disney+, the Fauci doc is available now. It's pretty good. It's really interesting because they cut it in a way that compares the pandemic response to that of AIDS in the late 80's and 90's, both of which he was there for. Interesting how he was the villain then from all sides, but the underlying problem was remarkably similar, in that people rejected science literacy. Non-experts wanted to set policy.

The guy sure has unfairly taken a lot of crap in the last two years. He seems like a very good human.

Does that science include telling people they will literally get AIDS from sharing a box of serial with an AIDS patient? ( Yes, he actually said that) Man, he was so spot on (eye roll)

Imagine a disease so deadly that you no longer need hundreds of thousands of nurses as firing them seems to be this administration's strategy.

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Friday, October 15, 2021 11:13 AM
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Source?

I find it "interesting" (read: telling) that the vast majority of the criticism leveled against Fauci has to do with things other than science or come from a misunderstand of what science is. We've said it a million times already, but all I hear is "You can't tell me what to do!"

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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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