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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: GoShredAK
Some good may come out of this in the end (but the Fed and government seem to just want to print money and the economic consequences will be major - they announced $6 trillion in stimulus today, holy ****) - not trying to derail the thread, only including monetary policy and economic info as it relates to the outbreak.
Stay safe everyone on ATS and keep your wits about you as much as possible! OP, keep skating and doing what you do and thanks for the thread cheers
originally posted by: caterpillage
Not much has changed. Still working 55 hrs a week in my essential job and doing the usual in the evenings.
If i may ask, how old are you shred? Im 50 and have skated on and off my whole life, i dont ride ramps anymore but i like to get my board out and cruise down our local "bike roads".
My midlife crisis rig is a repo hosoi with titanium indy's, rat bones wheels with the 6 ball bones bearings.
Its a real smooth ride. I even put rails on it to complete the retro look.
originally posted by: musicismagic
Home as usual. Drinking too much coffee. Surrounded by my instruments. Keyboard always click'n away. Lunch time soon. Looks like left-over "nabe" from last night.
Raining , otherwise I'd be out cycling around the countryside. I sometimes go here and meditate over my life's journey of dreams and what I have to deal with on a daily basis.
originally posted by: sine.nomine
Sounds like Nebraska University isn't going to be open this semester. Good time to skate.
originally posted by: blend57
a reply to: GoShredAK
I don't know why the whole world is being shut down...for the flu. If it looks like a duck....here:
Within the US, as of last night, 1% of the cases are fatal (less than the flu). World wide, it has a 4% death rate (Not accurate data, for example: Russia is being accused of listing the corona cases as pneumonia). Remember that the government itself has said that it doesn't have an accurate count of who is actually sick because most people are just dealing with it from home (just like the flu), so, it probably is less than a 4% fatality rate worldwide because I would imagine every other government is having the same issue.
The treatment: Tylenol, fluids and plenty of rest (just like the flu). They are working on a vaccine (which originally was going to take a year, just like a flu vaccine) but it's not ready yet. I personally wouldn't be interested in getting it once it was ready. It was too rushed.
Symptoms are the same as....the flu.
You build up an immunity to it just like the flu. They are talking about testing people and those that carry the antibody are able to go back to work. You carry the antibody to the flu once you recover from it.
It mutates at the same rate/speed...as the flu. I just read that they believe this is the second wave of a less serious strain...which is how the flu works.
I understand that we are being told it is more serious and not the flu...but all the evidence points to it being the flu. At least everything I've read and listened to both in mainstream media and on social outlets.
I just don't get it...
Anyhow, the only thing that is changed in my life is what I'm being forced to change due to the hype over this thing. I've taken on some new projects and I'm finishing up some old ones now that I have more time on my hands. My trip to Washington went well and I'm glad I got to enjoy the place before they went full crazy and shut down the state.
Life is good and it's interesting to watch how the world is handling the flu epidemic this year. I'm serious though...if anyone can tell me how this is not the flu I really would be interested in understanding a bit better what makes this different other then it being a new strand ....of the flu.