Redditor finds evidence AI commenting might be far more widespread than we think by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]roastpotatothief 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun - 2 days ago (0 children)
Accounts are probably created by real people, then sold to propoganda businesses.
Shelter in Place with Edward Snowden
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The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews
[–]roastpotatothief 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 18 days ago (0 children)
She posts an awful lot of videos but i guess you mean this one?
[–]roastpotatothief 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago (0 children)
[–]roastpotatothief 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
I don't know that much about chinese politics. I can tell you about the French reaction is you like, or I can tell you about something different:
When you have an epidemic in farm animals, you first isolate them into as small groups as possible. Then you see which groups are infected and kill the lot (if they are cheap like chickens), or else try to cure them (if they are expensive like cattle). Then you quarantine the survivors before letting them mix with the other groups.
If you don't care about the welfare of your animals, their civil rights or social needs, this is the most effective way of eradicating an epidemic. Even even very minor epidemics can be handled this way, if it's convenient to do so.
Covid and 9/11
21 days ago * by roastpotatothief to /s/Coronavirus from self.Coronavirus
[–]roastpotatothief 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 21 days ago (0 children)
At first all the data was unreliable. It's not pure junk but close to it. Nobody thought the real death rate was 3-4%. It was always known that the data was pessimistic, for the reasons given above and others, but we just didn't know by how much. A 1% morbidity would still be very serious.
The morbidity isn't the bad thing about covid. It's the rate of untreatable viral pneumonia. This keeps people in ICU for weeks consuming beds and people's time. So hospitals have to do harsher triaging.
That said, lockdown is not the best treatment for this disease. Contact tracing, masks, preventing indoor crowds (especially pubs) are necessary. You also need a lockdown but only in nursing homes. This has also been known from the beginning, but governments have been ignoring the advice.
What do you think will be the aftermath fo the coronavirus? by BlueShoes in AskSaidIt
[–]roastpotatothief 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
This autumn a famine. You'll notice rice and flour are slightly more expensive. Fruit and meat will be a lot more expensive. But in poor countries even stables will be unaffordable.
In winter another a bigger covid outbreak and concurrently a big flu outbreak.
More total surveillance. By Autumn all phones will have some kind of pandemic tracker software built in, and it will be illegal to leave the house without a phone in some countries. Infrared cameras in train stations checking people's identities and health. The barrier will not open if there is some problem with identifying you as healthy.
Mandatory vaccines. A pass you have to carry everywhere with the date of your last vaccine.
Protest will be heavily restricted. It is not permitted today anywhere, and it will stay that way.
People will socialise less. Pubs and cafes will close. Rural communities will die. Mental illness. More psychotic behaviour like random violence.
On the other hand rural areas will become more populous, as people start telecommuting more and moving out of cities.
Allotments, rearing chickens, small scale farming will become popular.
What are some things the average person can do to improve the world? by Aureus in AskSaidIt
[–]roastpotatothief 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
One more - support things that are valuable
pay for a good email account, VPN, software
contribute to openstreetmap, wikipedia, or stackoverflow
spend extra time and money going to independent shops with better food
pay for your music. use bandcamp or similar so the band really gets the money.
pay bloggers and poscasters. at least buy a t-shirt.
Another one - start a club. This is surprisingly very easy:
think of something you're interested in
find a forum popular in your area
give people a time and a place to do the thing (or can be a pub just to talk about the thing)
bring a friend with you in case nobody turns up the first couple of times
There are a lot of people just want to go out ad socialise, just doing anything, and are waiting for a club to join.
Talk to strangers.
We are experiencing a real brick-wall, skewer through the spokes, mushroom cloud moment
27 days ago by roastpotatothief to /s/Coronavirus from self.Coronavirus
No evidence that recovered CPP-virus patients are immune, says WHO. Oh really? Then how is a vaccine possible? by useless_aether in Coronavirus
[–]roastpotatothief 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 28 days ago (0 children)
Sometimes the vaccine gives you immunity for a short time. Some vaccines you need to retake every few years, to stay immune. You can imagine someone developing a vaccine that needs to be taken every autumn, that will make mildly sick for a few days, but them make you immune for the whole winter.
The flu vaccine is applied just like this but for different reasons.
Sweden queries basis of lockdowns as Germany keeps its guard up
1 month ago by roastpotatothief to /s/Coronavirus from theguardian.com
"SO IT'S A HOAX?" WHITE HOUSE FOX NEWS HOT MIC CLAIMS FATALITY RATE IS "1/10TH" OF WHAT REPORTED! by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy
[–]roastpotatothief 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
The studies are only being done now into what the real morbidity rate is. We know it's lower than the initial estimates and we've always known that. But nobody knows by how much, until proper studies are done.
The death rate isn't so important as the hospitalisation rate. We do know the hospitalisation rate is much higher than flu - but again we don't know by how much until proper studies are done. This is what makes it a serious problem.
The incompetent and opportunistic reaction of some governments is another story though.