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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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:35 PM
Vater's avatar

It's fun when any optimistic finding is met with "the US sucks at stuff," as if anyone is actually debating that.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:07 PM

I am an optimist at heart. Anyone who knows me personally would attest to that. But when I have the opportunity to speak regularly to the COO of a world renowned hospital who shares his concerns with me...I take it seriously. He isn't paid by a cable news entity. He doesn't take orders from the President. He is just a guy trying to keep his staff and his community safe.

The President's attempts to make everything seem peachy keen with statements like "it will just disappear" or "we are doing great" undermine the very work of health care professionals who are battling this on a daily basis. It is an embarrassment and it highlights why good portions of America are struggling.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:38 PM
Jeff's avatar

To expand on that, I'm optimistic too. But after years of leading teams of various sizes and setting expectations for people who sign checks, I can tell you without question that successful outcomes are preceded by pessimistic assessment. If you plan for the worst, people generally step up and expectations are exceeded. You can't succeed without self-awareness. Hope is not a strategy.

The American response has been utterly without self-awareness, starting at the top. I'm not surprised about our outcomes, I'm just disappointed because they're so unnecessary. Behavior isn't changing yet either, and with daily body counts in excess of a thousand and stilltstill upward, hopefully you can understand why I don't see any reasons to celebrate.


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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:50 PM
Vater's avatar

I get it, hope isn’t a strategy (have we added that phrase to the rona drinking game yet?). I guess I didn’t realize we were strategizing here.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:19 PM
Jeff's avatar

Are we now limiting the discussion to what the six people who post on CoasterBuzz do?


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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:22 PM
OhioStater's avatar

Make that seven.

Sorry I'm late. I was over at Pointbuzz.


Promoter of fog.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:31 PM

Pretty sure that requires the Mr. Clean treatment.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:20 AM
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In the area of jumping on repeated phrases like we do around here, I'd like to skip right to the endgame and formally introduce the amalgamation we all know is coming:

"Dry humping is not a strategy."


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Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:16 AM
Vater's avatar

I’m not sure I agree with that.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:18 AM

Lord Gonchar said:

"Dry humping is not a strategy."

Now you tell me I've been doing it wrong all these years???


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Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:22 AM

GoBucks89 said:

Pretty sure that requires the Mr. Clean treatment.

I don't like the sound of that. I might try the Aunt Jemima treatment first.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:23 AM

Is hoping for dry humping a strategy?

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Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:53 AM
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Only if the dry humping that takes place is peer reviewed.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:56 PM

Maybe the Germans don't always fall in line.

https://apnews.com/ef70c1af702b89c23e71fcd843e63293

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Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:08 PM

TheMillenniumRider said:

Only if the dry humping that takes place is peer reviewed.

I believe that's known as a frat party

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Monday, August 3, 2020 12:33 PM
Jeff's avatar

Here's some potentially good news: Covid-19 has likely caused a dramatic decrease in the transmission of other contagious diseases because of the various mitigation efforts...

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/flu-and-other-infectious-di...-19-rages/


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Music: The Modern Gen-X - Video

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Monday, August 3, 2020 1:17 PM

Waiting on Gonch to rain on your parade in this apparent role reversal

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Monday, August 3, 2020 11:51 PM

Countries that were praised for handling of virus are now seeing outbreaks. Question we discussed like 80,000 pages ago was what happened when you flattened the curve and then started opening things back up again.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/world/coronavirus-second-wave-resurg...index.html

Lockdowns being enforced in those countries though are the result of lower per capita numbers than we have here. If we saw cases at those levels in the US we likely would be scheduling maskless parades across the country. Can see lockdowns with those numbers here. We essentially kinda closed a significant part of the economy down for 2-3 weeks and a lot of people were like "we are done with that, never again." Game of whack-a-mole that requires patience which we pretty much suck at.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:21 AM

What happened when we shut down for two months and flattened the curve was we stretched this whole thing out for three more months. The more I look at it the more convinced I become that we should have taken more measured steps in the beginning, allowed the virus to burn through in much the same way that it’s doing now, and we might have been through it by now. Yes, Ohio set a single day new case record last Thursday but the overall trend is in a distinctly downward direction. It will be a while and I don’t think we will get to zero; but we seem to be moving in the right direction.

—Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:09 AM

That oversimplifies things. The shut down, in addition to eliminating opportunities for individuals to be exposed, gave the medical community, and the government frankly, time to play catch up. In March I was talking to the Cleveland Clinic about permits for MASH-style tent hospitals in their parking lots. The government was ordering companies to build ventilators. PPE was being manufactured and delivered across the country.

Had we let it "run its course" hospitals would have been overwhelmed across the country the way they were overwhelmed in NYC. Doctors and nurses would have been pushed beyond the edge. They would have likely been a greater risk of an exponential increase in positives, deaths, hospitalizations, etc. The six weeks we shut down here in Florida was economically painful but I haven't heard anyone in the medical community say it wasn't necessary.

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