• 05-18-2020
    bingemtbr
    C19 Pandemic - only the Good News!
    Please post links to any good or promising news regarding the pandemic. This could be anything from the availability of a vaccine (soon please!) to inspiring stories from heathcare workers or grocery store workers or anyone who is making a positive impact on others lives.

    Mods: please delete any and all negative posts, any mention of politics, and or other inflamatory trolling. I'd like there to be one thread where we can quickly find hope and some silver linings right now.

    I'll start:

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/18/modern...vaccine-trial/

    https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020...ive-in-october

    :thumbsup:
  • 05-18-2020
    tim208
    idaho opened earlier than many other states. My retail store is up 23% from last may.
    May of 2019 was my best month ever.
  • 05-18-2020
    theMeat
    Air much cleaner. Families spending time together. Plenty of time for projects.
  • 05-18-2020
    Vader
    Iceland opens for travel on 6/15. They test you when you arrive and if found positive you quarantine for two weeks.
  • 05-18-2020
    Nurse Ben
    I haven't gotten sick, all my home projects are done, and I've been riding a lot :)
  • 05-18-2020
    OzarkFathom
    The Market is up.
    The future is bright.
    People are going back to work after a nice spring break.
    Washing my hands and practicing a conservative lifestyle worked very well for me, my family, and my co-workers.
    America is coming back strong!
  • 05-18-2020
    Hawgzilla
    Nothing else good to report
  • 05-19-2020
    theMeat
    A friend is third generation funeral home owner. 2020 is the best year anyone can remember.
  • 05-19-2020
    Crankout
    I ain't be illin', and have learned to enjoy this WFH gig. Much less stressful, and have enjoyed being with the family.

    Though not a permanent solution in my line of work, I will be bummed when we have to resume our regularly scheduled programming, muthafugga...
  • 05-19-2020
    rockerc
    Here's some good news! We have a Guinea Pig!!!

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donal...wsltushpmgnews
  • 05-19-2020
    theMeat
    Don’t necessarily believe him but many do. Hydroxychloroquine prescriptions up 36 times.
  • 05-19-2020
    Finch Platte
    Freeway traffic way down on my way to work.
  • 05-19-2020
    Finch Platte
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    The Market is up.
    The future is bright.
    People are going back to work after a nice spring break.
    Washing my hands and practicing a conservative lifestyle worked very well for me, my family, and my co-workers.
    America is coming back strong!

    OzFat has found a huge stash of mind-altering drugs that he'll be sharing with everyone!
  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Here's some good news! We have a Guinea Pig!!!

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donal...wsltushpmgnews

    Good news indeed.
    Leading by example.
    This makes me happy and it makes you happy.
    It’s all good, and getting better.

    Even more good news :
    https://www.genengnews.com/news/nova...-for-covid-19/

    Announcement of the hydroxychloroquine trial comes a month after Novartis committed to donating 130 million tablets of generic hydroxychloroquine to support global COVID-19 pandemic response efforts—including 30 million tablets that the pharma giant said it has already donated to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile.
    Further shipments overseas will be dispatched based on requests from governments around the world, the company said.
    “We are donating hydroxychloroquine tablets for COVID-19 patients including for use in this and other clinical trials with the hope that researchers and healthcare workers can quickly and scientifically determine whether hydroxychloroquine can help patients around the world combat this disease,” said Richard Saynor, CEO of Sandoz. “We will continue to fulfill orders for existing customers to ensure the medicine remains available to US patients who rely on it for other indicated uses.”


  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    OzFat has found a huge stash of mind-altering drugs that he'll be sharing with everyone!

    Not my thing, don’t drink either.
    My Life situation is so good I don’t need the weed either.
    Imagine that Platte......
  • 05-19-2020
    theMeat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    Not my thing, don’t drink either.
    My Life situation is so good I don’t need the weed either.
    Imagine that Platte......

    Not needing any substance to be whack !
  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Not needing any substance to be whack !

    Duly noted from the gentleman from New York.
    ;)
  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    A friend is third generation funeral home owner. 2020 is the best year anyone can remember.

    That would be in New York?
    That would be considered bad news here in the South.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...ath-rates.html
  • 05-19-2020
    WHALENARD
    It's even easier to [email protected]#k off at work than it was before which was already quite easy. More shit to argue about on the internet. Related to the last one but you get a real solid feel for which of your friends have never had an original thought in their lives.

    *And oh yeah, "free" money.

    Sent from my moto g(6) forge using Tapatalk
  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    It's even easier to [email protected]#k off at work than it was before which was already quite easy. More shit to argue about on the internet. Related to the last one but you get a real solid feel for which of your friends have never had an original thought in their lives.

    *And oh yeah, "free" money.

    Sent from my moto g(6) forge using Tapatalk

    Again, don’t consider any of that positive.
    Funny that.....
    I expect the wrench to make its way to the gear box soon enough......;)
  • 05-19-2020
    WHALENARD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    I expect the wrench to make its way to the gear box soon enough......;)

    Already has.

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  • 05-19-2020
    MOJO K
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    ... you get a real solid feel for which of your friends have never had an original thought in their lives.

    Whalenard apparently considers me a ‘”friend “
  • 05-19-2020
    Finch Platte
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Already has.

    Sent from my moto g(6) forge using Tapatalk

    Just a small wrench. Socket wrench and a few sockets soon to follow.
  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Whalenard apparently considers me a ‘”friend “

    That bench is one helluva positive note. Not only original in thought, but in action.
    That kind of stuff is wrench proof.
  • 05-19-2020
    Picard
    I cut my hair on the weekend.

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
  • 05-19-2020
    WHALENARD
    Lol

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  • 05-19-2020
    Train Wreck
    Isn't there a second round of checks on the way?
  • 05-19-2020
    Sir kayakalot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I cut my hair on the weekend.

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk

    Not even worth mentioning unless you include a pic. I don’t believe any of the haircut stories without pics.
  • 05-19-2020
    Finch Platte
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Isn't there a second round of checks on the way?

    It might be a while. Several of the printing presses burned up from overuse.
  • 05-19-2020
    the one ring
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    It might be a while. Several of the printing presses burned up from overuse.

    What the **** is "PC LOAD LETTER?!?"
  • 05-19-2020
    Picard
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Not even worth mentioning unless you include a pic. I don’t believe any of the haircut stories without pics.

    I am disappointed that you doubt the word of the captain!

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  • 05-19-2020
    Nurse Ben
    It's not your title, he just needs something inspiring, bald heads don't you know

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I am disappointed that you doubt the word of the captain!

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  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I am disappointed that you doubt the word of the captain!

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA-CBXuTaeo
  • 05-19-2020
    net wurker
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    What the **** is "PC LOAD LETTER?!?"

    I dunno, but I'm coming for your stapler soon.
  • 05-19-2020
    Curveball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Here's some good news! We have a Guinea Pig!!!

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donal...wsltushpmgnews

    Um yeah, I don't particularly believe his claims that he's actually taking it. He's not the most truthful person around.
  • 05-19-2020
    Curveball
    Working at home in my PJ's has been great.

    Saving loads on gas, vehicle wear and tear too.
  • 05-19-2020
    Vespasianus
    This is actually great news:

    https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?...2820%2930610-3

    Basically what it is saying is that parts of the immune response to SARS-CoV2 overlaps with other known and less serious coronaviruses. I would also go as far as making the hypothesis that once these other viruses (HCoV-OC43, HCoV-HKU1, HCoV-NL63, and HCoV-229E) start spreading in the population in the fall/winter, like the do every year, it will dramatically reduce the impact of SARS-CoV2 on all of us. This could be very, very good news.
  • 05-19-2020
    theMeat
    ^ very good.
    Some happy dolphins for you, no social distancing.
    https://www.newsweek.com/super-pod-1...fornia-1505010
  • 05-19-2020
    OzarkFathom
    It is perfectly understandable for people in overcrowded circumstances to long for, even to be led to, social distance.
    They have my sympathy.