Can confirm, most people are getting paranoid. We're all fed up of hearing about it, yet we keep talking about it. I'm under the impression lots of people fail to realize the flu and car crashes both kill waaaayyy more people each year, and it's also not a big threat if you're in good health. With that said, being cautious is good - it's still quite dangerous to elder people, and the hospitals are having a very bad time currently (French hospitals are always understaffed anyway).
I wouldn't want to live in the USA right now.
diafero wrote:I wouldn't want to live in the USA right now.
Oh yes. I planned to move there later this year (temporarily, for a post-doc), and I am very happy right now that this did not happen yet.
All the best to our American friends here, stay healthy!
diafero wrote:I am not at all worried for myself -- but at the same time, this sentiment leads to many people not taking this serious enough, which means the virus doesn't slow down in its spread, which means our healthcare system will be overloaded because too many people get sick at the same time. Also looking at the numbers, at least in Italy it has surpassed yearly car deaths and probably also average yearly flu deaths after just a few weeks of the pandemic, so I don't think your statement holds up.
diafero wrote:which also means I have to (finally?) learn how to cook well enough to actually eat my own stuff every day
Théodore wrote:We don't use bidet in North America. In your local hardware depot, you can find the necessary material to make one. We don't even need an extra furniture in our bathrooms, it is self-contained within the toilet seat. I think it is only a cultural thing, I wouldn't like to receive water up there, so we stick with TP!
Sirius wrote:Like I said, the news were really dramatic about the virus way before it became a real concern here.
Let's just sit tight, keep calm and wait... Put some music on, and eat chocolate since Easter is around the corner. Chocolate is good.
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