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  1. Quantum Nerd

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    I am a scientist, I know better. I also teach large classes, therefore, I know of the stupidity of crowds.

    True story: We use a in-classroom response system to take attendance and test students with practice problems in class. I usually test the system during the first class of the year. One year, the system didn't work right, so I had to do some troubleshooting. I told the 200 students in class to NOT click on their device. Do you think I could get all students not to click? After telling them 10 times not to click, I gave up, some of them always clicked.

    That's the danger about peddling chloroquine as the "cure". Some people will just hear the code words of chloroquine and cure and they run out to get chloroquine, no matter what it is mixed with. Just like people drank bleach after RW websites peddled this as a treatment, until the CDC had to step in and make several announcement that people should stop drinking bleach.

    I thought anyone who works on public policy would know that words have consequences. That is anyone but Trump.
     
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    Yeah, I’m thinking anyone who will drink aquarium cleaner, bleach, denatured alcohol, or eat a tide pod, I don’t really need them around. Yeah we have a lot of stupid people around, I see no reason to protect them.
     
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    Yeah, CNN reports that an online aquarium retailer has sold out of chloroquine fish tank treatment. It seems that it is more than a few who fell for the "cure". No reason to protect them, right?

    This is a case where Trump's snake oil is going to come back to bite him. When it comes to attacking Democrats, who cares if he lies or not. When it comes to people dying because they took his "advice", or they listened to his "hunch", it will be a different story.
     
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    How gracious of you.

    I'd say, everyone who heeds the Fox news advice that this is just like the mild cold, and who continues to go out and fails to socially distance falls under your "stupid" Darwin award category and deserves to die. Now, the problem comes in when they infect others.
     
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    I don’t recall him recommending aquarium cleaner.
     
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    You cannot protect them from themselves if they're buying what they believe is "medicine" from an aquarium supply house. Some things just are not possible.

    Now some people are trying to kill coronavirus by inhaling through their noses from a hot blow dryer. You can't get search warrants and confiscate blow dryers from all of them, but maybe it could be done for the ones who report to the ER with nasal burns.

    What's next? I hesitate to mention this, but people will probably be making homemade eyedrops with noxious chemicals to kill coronavirus in their eyes.
     
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    A classic scene from a classic movie but not telling us anything we did not already know

    As I said there is a protocol and a way of doing these things to prevent this sort of reaction and Trump was too ignorant, arrogant or both to bother with it
     
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    CA is a pretty Blue State:

    Is California drinking bleach to fight off the coronavirus?

    https://www.ocregister.com/2020/03/22/is-california-drinking-bleach-to-fight-off-the-coronavirus/

    I demand that you retract you retract your slander and wear the MAGA hat for the duration of the crisis.

    Pray for New York, they are in the midst of a deadly and terrible storm:

    LEADERSHIP:

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    Command In Chief Trump is leading The American Response to preserve our imperiled citizens:

    Army gauges interest in voluntary recalls of medical soldiers.

    “The Army is gauging interest from retired officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers who would be willing to assist with the coronavirus pandemic response effort should their skills and expertise be required. The email listed a series of Army health care jobs that would be of interest: 60F, critical care officer; 60N, anesthesiologist; 66F, nurse anesthetist; 66S, critical care nurse; 66P, nurse practitioner; 66T, emergency room nurse; 68V, respiratory specialist; and 68W, medic. The message included an email signature for Lt. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, the Army deputy chief of staff for manpower.”
    If their nation needs them we all know what their answer will be, even if it involves great personal risk.

    Too bad not all serve so selflessly:

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    Nancy The Ripper Committing a Felony on National TV
     
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    Wow!

    I think there needs to be a new of “personal attack” on this board where anyone who attacks a group like this , well........
     

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