COVID-19 Virus

Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:55 pm

On a lighter note, a family trying to bring some joy to a dark situation:

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The video appeared on the BBC Breakfast News programme, ironic that they announced the video "... had gone viral."

On a grim note, a 50-year-old bus driver, Jason Hargrove, from Detroit died 4 weeks after a woman passenger coughed five-times in his face without ever covering her mouth. :roll: :evil:
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby star treker » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:40 am

I believe in karma, that woman will get her's soon enough. :x
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:49 am

The bigger picture is we are under carefully planned "house arrest" but it's for our safety.

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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Aravisian » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:02 pm

Jet exhaust are NOT chemtrails...
<facepalm>

Do you know... It would be far more effective to add something to Gasoline so that cars spewed forth "mind control" instead of jets? The problem with the Chemtrail conspiracy claims- other than the complete absurdity of it- is that the supposed "mind control" deployed by all these independently owned and operated jets would disperse quickly in the upper atmosphere.
With cars, it would be on the level where people actually are- would be distributed more evenly and be invisible.
Needless to say, cars are not spewing mind control, either. But it goes to show how ignorant conspiracy nutters are, how poorly they think through their claims and how little they understand about Brownian Motion, Chemistry and Biology.

NO- 5G is NOT the "TWOOF!" behind Covid-19.
These claims are so stupid, it makes my head hurt. The basic claim is that there is no virus, but 5G radiation is "Oscillating" our hemoglobin rendering it unable to 'absorb oxygen.'
Again, the conspiracy nutters don't stop to think about
-The virus has been independently and thoroughly observed under the microscope, which is how it was identified int he first place and that it registers in a variety of other tests.
-The virus is community spread in many areas and many countries that do not have 5G towers.
-Not to mention a complete lack of understanding as to how blood transports oxygen... The reason covid-19 creates breathing difficulty is because the alveoli in the lungs get covered in mucus that dries there, creating a Physical Barrier blocking oxygen from reaching the alveoli.

Conspiracy nutters love to make stuff up, without evidence, ignore evidence that contradicts their claims and try to Feed on Fear and Panic. I consider them to be the lowest form of life because they do not care about what harm they create, as long as they satisfy their own EGO in validating their belief that they know a Special Secret and are smarter than the average bear.

Knowledge and wisdom are a resource that belongs to everyone. But Conspiracy Nutters distribute confusion, misinformation and dissension.
Conspiracy nutters cause endless damage, including with topics like Climate Change, putting everyone at risk, with their denials of the very real and dangerous effects we are observing.

And why is it, that these Conspiracy Nutters are so utterly immune to these supposed chemtrails? Why are the utterly invincible against assassination from the "Evil Illuminati?" Why is it they are not stopped from telling their "Claimed Truths" but instead are (disturbingly) common and loud, unchecked and not "Silenced" by the Powers That Be?
Because they are 100% full of B.S.

If there is one thing certain in this Covid-19 pandemic, planning and proper handling is lacking. In the USA, the handling of this has been botched and poorly handled from the top down.

AND TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE DEAD, ALREADY.
DEAD.
PEOPLE ARE DYING.
Because of arrogance, ignorance and denial- the virus continues to spread.
And low-life Conspiracy NUTTERS would try to confuse the issue and divert attention from PROPER MEDICAL CARE THAT CAN SAVE LIVES in order to chase an absurd and STUPID RED HERRING about harmless E.M. radiation when are exposed to greater blasts of radiation from SUNLIGHT.
It is the epitome of Arrogant STUPIDITY and the Conspiracy Nutter INSANE wackos need to just STFU.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:57 pm

Surveillance company using COVID-19 to sell their wares - received this from Fight for the Future:

"This makes me sick: facial recognition companies are taking advantage of a world-wide crisis to promote their invasive tech.1 As if that wasn't bad enough, Washington State just passed a facial recognition bill that was literally written by a Microsoft employee.2

Tech companies are still looking for any opportunity to spread their dangerous facial recognition technology. There's no question that we need to keep fighting to stop this, especially as governments are taking unprecedented actions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Facial recognition does not keep us safe and should not be a part of the response to the pandemic. Take action right now to call for a ban of facial recognition to stop it from expanding during this crisis.

It was only a few weeks ago that people and elected officials were coming out against Clearview—the sketchy company using facial recognition to identify people from billions of images scraped from across the Internet. But now, just weeks later, this company is in talks with governments about how to use their tech to track peoples’ every move.3

At the same time, facial recognition in airports is being touted by US Customs and Border Protection as safe and hygienic.4

The problems with facial recognition before COVID-19 haven’t changed: it threatens our basic rights, it’s invasive, biased, and vulnerable to hackers. At a time when we’re all focused on safety, opening the door to facial recognition is the wrong thing to do.

We need to keep calling for a ban on facial recognition, even while we’re focused on the health crisis. If we don’t, tech companies will exploit our fear and the fact that we’re distracted and facial recognition will spread.

Once facial recognition is put in place it’s likely that the government will continue to use it, even after this crisis has subsided. If they track our movements now, they could keep tracking them forever. We can’t let this happen.

Take a minute to sign the petition (https://www.banfacialrecognition.com) for a ban on facial recognition. Let your lawmakers know that this tech is not a tool for curtailing the spread of COVID-19.

Together,

Caitlin at Fight for the Future

Footnotes:

1. One Zero: https://onezero.medium.com/facial-recog ... 9b99d60649

2. One Zero: https://onezero.medium.com/a-microsoft- ... b950396927

3. Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-track-v ... 1584479841

4. Twitter: https://twitter.com/OFODEAC/status/1238866399524724736"



Also security (or lack of it) with Zoom:

"Zoom has been misleading all of us. Their video conferences are not safe or secure. And during this crisis, that means they’re putting people in danger.1

But Zoom is showing signs that it’s ready to clean up its act. Sign the petition to tell them to keep people safe by actually implementing end-to-end encryption.

Zoom has exploded in popularity as users have flocked to use audio and video conference services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this popularity has come greater attention and numerous investigations that revealed serious privacy and security issues.2

The good news is that Zoom seems to be responding. This week they made a number of important changes to address some of our top concerns. But they’re still not doing the number one most important thing they could do to keep people safe: implementing real end-to-end encryption.3

Agencies tasked with battling COVID-19 are using Zoom to discuss sensitive, confidential health information. Therapists and doctors are using it for incredibly private conversations with patients. Children are using it to go to school. End-to-end encryption is needed now more than ever to protect sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.

Zoom has apologized for misleading the public and claiming they were using strong encryption when they weren’t. But we don’t need Zoom’s apology. We need their platform to be safe.4

Without end to end encryption, we’re all vulnerable. Zoom employees, stalkers, criminals, or governments could be snooping on our conversations––they’re just asking us to trust them.

Demand Zoom protects us from these threats and implement default end to end encryption for all video calls, audio, and text chats.

TAKE ACTION - sign the petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tel ... -19-crisis

The recent flood of new users has grabbed the attention of cyber-criminals and hackers. It’s only a matter of time before governments and law enforcement agencies around the world start demanding that Zoom hand over our data or build back doors so they can spy on us.5

Zoom implementing end to end encryption could be one of the single most important things any company could do to keep people safe right now.

Tell Zoom to keep us safe.

Together,

Ayele, Fight for the Future

Footnotes:

1. The Intercept. https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zoo ... ncryption/

2. Tech Crunch. https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/zoom- ... -own-risk/

3. Zoom. https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/ ... -webinars/

4. Tech Crunch. https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/01/zoom-doom/

5. Citizen Lab. https://citizenlab.ca/2020/04/move-fast ... -meetings/"
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:50 pm

And while we are working from home, Congress is trying to pass the EARN IT bill:

"We’re living our lives online to a degree we’ve never experienced before—working from home, taking classes online, connecting with each other, and getting healthcare through tele-health appointments. It’s the wrong time for lawmakers to do anything to threaten our online security.

But right now Congress is considering the EARN IT Act, which would give Attorney General William Barr the power to break end-to-end encryption, putting us all at risk of hacking, privacy breaches, and government abuse.1

We’re organizing to stop this dangerous bill by flooding Congress with emails and phone calls, but we need your help. Will you donate now so we can protect digital safety and security?

DONATE: https://www.fightforthefuture.org/donate

Congress wants us to believe that the EARN IT Act will protect children from online exploitation. Instead, the EARN IT Act makes us all less safe by destroying important online security and privacy protections.2

You see, the EARN IT Act grants the Attorney General broad authority to force tech companies to do whatever he wants, and what William Barr wants is no secret. For decades, he has demanded that tech companies create “digital backdoors” to allow law enforcement agencies access to our personal communications.3 But experienced security professionals warn that killing encryption will have disastrous effects.4 After all, previous attempts by the government to install digital backdoors have threatened our communication systems, power grids … even nuclear facilities.5 That’s terrifying.

Public safety and personal privacy don’t need to be earned; they are protected by the Constitution.6 Don’t let Congress chip away at your essential freedoms online. Please consider making a donation to help us stop the EARN IT Act from threatening our rights and our lives.

DONATE

Regards,

Dayton at Fight for the Future

Footnotes:

1. The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/31/2111 ... encryption

2. EFF: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/c ... urity-bill

3. Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/barrs-encr ... 1579257002

4. Engadget: https://www.engadget.com/2015/07/30/sec ... ncryption/

5. Wired: https://www.wired.com/2014/11/countdown ... y-stuxnet/

6. ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology"
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby star treker » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:58 pm

And more people will continue to die who don't take this virus seriously. Blue states who the governors have issued a statewide shutdown, are winding down the curve, and thus the virus spread values have gone down! However, in red states who's governors think that the world is overreacting to nothing, and are keeping their states active, are showing increasing numbers of spread cases among the population.

If this continues, mother nature will take out the weak, natural selection at its finest. If you don't want to listen to scientists, then you might as well be next on mother natures, to remove from the population list. Only those who actually give a c***, and follow scientists guidance regarding Covid-19, and self quarantine, will be able to get through this pandemic.

I find it truly awful, the sheer number of people, who walk around the stores without masks on. They are basically telling me, they don't give a c*** about me, or anybody else. Fine, message received, I will stay clear away from you! People who do wear masks however, are at least telling me that they care, and are trying to prevent the spread of the virus. Those people I can respect.

I was doing a scooter ride in our local parks yesterday, nobody was wearing masks, but you don't really need to so much in the open atmosphere of the planet. Everybody was enjoying their day, walking, jogging, riding, walking their dogs. But as soon as it involves the indoors, all bets are off, and I require masks to be worn, and I will always do so in situations when I have to go inside stores or other business's.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Aravisian » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:33 am

Swarfendor, thanks for making us aware of the "Earn It" Bill. That is very disturbing.

star treker wrote:If this continues, mother nature will take out the weak, natural selection at its finest. If you don't want to listen to scientists, then you might as well be next on mother natures, to remove from the population list. Only those who actually give a c***, and follow scientists guidance regarding Covid-19, and self quarantine, will be able to get through this pandemic.

Part of the trouble is that those that do the above are not the only ones "naturally selected" as you suggest. Many may be asymptomatic carriers. And Covid is reported to be 3x as infectious as Influenza.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Aravisian » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:36 pm

Current models are showing that Covid-19 is Far More Airborne than previously thought. In one simulation, joggers that were asymptomatic but infected were shown to leave a wake more than 60 feet behind them of Infectious Air. Another sim showed one cough spreading over twenty feet.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby star treker » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:41 pm

And here I've been riding past pedestrians on my scooter, you never know who might be infected. The only good news is, I live in an area where infection rates are low, because the government actually gives a c***, and issued a shutdown to curb the infection from spreading further. Places where the government doesn't give a c***, have the highest widespread rates, and they are increasing. Thanks for the information Aravisian!
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