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Iran "Descends into Chaos" from Coronavirus

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by chemgator, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. chemgator

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    8% of Iran's parliament has the coronavirus, and it released 54,000 prisoners as the country descends into chaos

    Iran decided to release 54,000 prisoners. Not sure how many of them were actual criminals, and how many were political prisoners.
     
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  3. WarDamnGator

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    So this democrat hoax is finally able to do what Trump has been unable to do for 3 years... harm Iran. Way to go, democrats!
     
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    Or maybe it's the virgins.
     
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  6. tampagtr

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    Iran was already very unstable economically. Then they lost a lot of confidence shooting on the jetliner. Now this. But it's hard to know what will replace the government, or even if it will fall
     
  7. chemgator

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    One of the Ayatollah's closest advisors just died from the virus. The Ayatollah might be next. If that happens, they will refer to today's "chaos" as the calm before the storm.
     
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  8. danmann65

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    I think we learn more about what is happening in Iran if we ignore the headline. I think Iran and perhaps most of the world is trending to being ruled by a gerontocracy. We need to send the aged and infirm to early bird specials and let those still competent to rule.
     
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    I don't like Iran's government, but the people are another story. I wish them no ill will.
     
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  10. Claygator

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    Dear god. Do you have to play your party politics in every thread, regardless of the topic?
     
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  11. AgingGator

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    Go over to the “Just so Close to Universal Healthcare” thread and see what he and VA are working up to; millions of Americans are going to contract corona virus and Trump is going to pressure the FDA to release a vaccine too early. You really can’t make up shit like this!
     
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  12. wgbgator

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    Coming soon to the USA
     
  13. BLING

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    Uhh...

    Millions will get Coronavirus and trump has already publicly pressured the pharma people and fda to come out with a vaccine. Trump has even suggested using the flu vaccine, even though it would have zero effect.

    I doubt a pharma co would rush one out the door to appease Trump though, the liability would be too high.
     
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  14. PerSeGator

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    It’s entirely possible that one or both of the presidential candidates contracts the virus by the time of the election.

    They are all part of the most vulnerable demographic and interact with thousands of people from all over the country.
     
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  15. AgingGator

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    It’s also possible that the Noles will win the National Championship next season. But it’s not even probable, much less likely. This, like this entire coronavirus panic, is ridiculous. We have become a planet of wusses.

    I, for one plan on finding a great deal on a cruise the week after Easter and the Mrs. and I will enjoy a first class vacation at about 1/2 price. Even this cost will be more than covered by investment gains that will be made over the next 60 days as last night I moved everything into equities so when this hysteria is over and the market bounces back I expect double digit gains on my entire portfolio.

    I have already flown 12 times domestically since the first of the year and have not yet even contracted a cold.

    All people need to do is follow the basics of regular hygiene after interaction with others (as you should always do) and they will be fine. It’s amazing how people panic about things like this.
     
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    Normalcy bias - Wikipedia

    Normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a tendency for people to believe that things will always function the way they normally have functioned and therefore to underestimate both the likelihood of a disaster and its possible effects. This may result in situations where people fail to adequately prepare themselves for disasters, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. About 70% of people reportedly display normalcy bias during a disaster.[1]

    The normalcy bias can manifest itself in various disasters, ranging from car crashes to world-historical events. It is hypothesized that the normalcy bias may be caused by the way the brain processes new information. Stress slows information processing, and when the brain cannot find an acceptable response to a situation, it fixates on a single and sometimes default solution. This single resolution can result in unnecessary injury or death in disaster situations. The lack of preparation for disasters often leads to inadequate shelter, supplies, and evacuation plans. Thus, normalcy bias can cause people to drastically underestimate the effects of the disaster and assume that everything will be all right. The negative effects of normalcy bias can be combatted through the four stages of disaster response: preparation, warning, impact, and aftermath.

    Normalcy bias has also been called analysis paralysis, the ostrich effect,[2] and by first responders, the negative panic.[3] The opposite of normalcy bias is overreaction, or worst-case scenario bias,[4][5] in which small deviations from normality are dealt with as signals of an impending catastrophe.​
     
  17. AndyGator

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    I little off-topic. But interesting that it may take a microscopic particle to do what a military superpower has been trying to do for decades. Kind of similar to the War of the Worlds. :cool:
     
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  18. gaterzfan

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    Seems to be an obsession for many.
     
  19. WarDamnGator

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    Nope.
     
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