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  1. Well one can only imagine. But still, if those diseases were previously treatable because the medical capacity was there, now there're probably lots of it that goes untreated, and that can easily creates more deaths as well. There's a reason pandemics are a bad thing.
  2. Yeah, secondary infection with fungus is a thing there (and probably here too, just that it hasn't surfaced yet, there were cases of it in the past albeit unrelated to covid). In any case, not a good news.
  3. We don't have good medical capability, there are a lot less doctors per capita - only 1%-10% of the US I think. I've heard ECMO being used in the US and Europe and other developed countries for very severe cases, and ethics have gone to those, but here not a single mention of it even appears, here even ventilators and more importantly medical oxygen are at critical situation, and ICUs have like 20% survival rate. And that's considering those that even gets medical help - a ton more aren't. IFR of 1% seems more likely here in the long term if the trend continues. India have median age of 26 and they're hit pretty badly (idk if anyone here saw the whole "bodies floating down the Ganges" thing). Young age is not a guarantee anymore now that we have Delta onboard. And these are just talk of deaths. Long Covid is also a thing, and that's something you guys can worry about too, here our hands are full as-is with coffins, trying to get people masked, and getting people fed and not dying from hunger instead in lockdowns (the gov't wouldn't direct much help here). And again, the concern here globally is of an even worse strain. You don't need to fall sick to contribute to the mutation rate, and vaccines alone does not stop infection. Delta already shows at least one significant mutation in the US and the UK... how long again must we wait for the one strain to end them all ? This is why I also think that this is a humanitarian disaster, in the sense that people are only thinking of what happens to them but doesn't realize what could come to them by letting the others go unnoticed. I am vaccinated once, and I should be getting the 2nd shot in a few days, but it's not the mRNA vaccine (either the normal one or the Adenovirus-based one), it's the inactivated virus vaccine, and even right off the bat (ie. pre-Delta) it does have a lower efficacy. If we want this pandemic to end humans should really help every other humans.
  4. People here don't do that. Also to the more recent end lots of these are people who died while seeking medical help, and died while self-isolating (which is the only response available when your hospitals are filled beyond the brim and is equally running out of resources and manpower). It's definitely off by that much, even one city only officially reported 2 deaths in a day when the city's main gov't hospital have 7 coffins laying on their front door (all gov't hospitals have long since been dedicated for covid treatment), clearly photographed when a legislative member visited. And that's only counting the current wave of cases post-Delta, not pre-Delta. Taking those into account it's likely to be even higher. India only reported 400k deaths, but recent testing shows 600 mil infected and potentially 10 mil deaths. Expect here to be equally worse - they already predicted Delta to hit 50% of the population here at least and taking the CFR we could see something like 2-2.5 million deaths. And that's in a single wave. This thing's not stopping at one wave. And lord bless us if we get a worse strain... we'd literally be sent back into the dark ages.
  5. Except that undercounting is a thing here. We literally don't count coffins. If you've ever heard of 'vision zero' people are paying attention there too, but again it's something that kept getting normalized. We don't need more on top. We already have people dropping dead on the streets.
  6. Even then that's not a reason humans don't try to be better. The problem here is that we're literally reversing the situation. Also you should be aware of where I come from. It's a lot worse here because of the choices we took, sure, but experts (and those who cared about the country) have exerted all the knew. Yeah I really hope that we have the mRNA vaccines here and 50% of the population is already vaccinated, and the gov't actually knows how to act on public health basis, sure.
  7. I mean idk how much faster would it feel to you but I think these are even faster... idk, maybe if someone have seen it in front of themselves vs. whatever extra-high-fps thing one can have could be compared.
  8. And we already regularly use 1000-year return period flood data, 3300-year return period wind data and 2500-year return period (or equivalent risk) earthquake data (ground acceleration) in design of structures. 150 years is short. I expect us to have some preparation ready for 100-year once pandemics next honestly.
  9. I think that past 60 fps you stop perceiving any differences... Probably at this point resolution is more important, but even then that dwindles to a point according to the actual physical size (and the radian size) of the pixels themselves. I can quite clearly differ between 30 and 60 fps - I think, largely only because of most site preferences, they also include resolution changes. But I've tried past 60... honestly barely anything changes IMO. Granted I don't play FPS or shooter games or RPG a lot. Maybe if there's anything that changes is that there's an ever so slightly less delay between input and confirmation, but again it takes a while to process. Also motion blur (the interpolation done by the screen) might be what's to be made problematic there.
  10. Yeah. Filled cemeteries and lost relatives can't lie... ... and that's not counting the impact it have on survivors. Like, at this point, I have to admit pandemics are worse than the usual physical natural disasters (tropical storms/cyclones, volcano eruptions, earthquake, tsunamis) - you can't misinform those physical disasters, and even if you do additional damage is rarely a result, but you can very easily misinform a pandemic and creates many more deaths than otherwise.
  11. As I understood it, the mares are what was the lava lakes/seas ?
  12. idk, to me the only acceptable temp range is 59-86 deg F (15-30 deg C), with body temp obvs in the spread of 95-99 deg F (35-37 deg C). In this case if anything celcius makes a bit more sense esp. regarding room temps. Then again I live in the tropics where it's hot all the time. SI units however uses kelvins, not celcius. ... with the exception of building mass vs. force. We use kgf (and tonnes-force) often enough in buildings, it's really easy to forget that we're really dealing with weight (therefore forces) and not mass, esp. when you have to convert that into actual mass for analysis (ie. in dynamic analysis or approximations of it).
  13. Yeah, ideally you want the object to be moving in the same direction as you do. Imagining more of an Ulysses-style ejection orbit, maybe. Honestly the only way out to me is probably to visit it while it recedes. It's further out than Saturn or Jupiter so I don't think there's a lot there that's interesting to observe as it recedes from the Sun... unless if it's internally heated or something which would mean we could've visited it at anytime.
  14. I can't really control things in my dreams. So to me they're a "furniture" if it does exist, and even if I interacted with it it's going according to the "plan" of my dream (which I have little control over).
  15. 90 degrees maybe ? Opposite works precisely the same as when it lines up to one side. Kind of wondering if calculating / figuring out where the bulge will point out might be a better way to tell when the tides are going to be highest or lowest. Also even on Earth there's technically 2 different tides - the tide of the solid body and the tide of the liquid ocean which does not happen at the same time.
  16. 100 years of medical and public health breakthroughs upended by new influenza-black death mix.
  17. Black Death is really upon us, not the cries of a certain part of the professional world anymore.
  18. In that case there are enough signs to indicate that it might be valid, ie. SLS and the likes. Still however that's not where most of the money and most of the benefit is. Like, think about weather satellites, they help us predict weather events and reduce casualties (and a bit of damages). Or positioning satellites, they help us know where we are and such. Telco is commercial so the benefit goes right back to those who paid for it.
  19. It said "aerospace industry and space travel". I don't think sending robots and machines count as "space travel".
  20. Yeah. This is why I doubt humans would remain for a very long future, unless we somehow rectified this.
  21. Personally ? Manned spaceflights are indication that your country have quite the resources. I don't question why we go and do unmanned missions (that's what geopositioning, telecommunications, and weather observation satellites are, and those make up most of the stuff we do launch unmanned), but to take manned spaceflight means that you do have the resource to take it and you have the will to take them as well. There are a lot of important stuff that we'd get if we did manage to not get stuck with a single planet, sure, but given the barrier needed to be passed before we get there, let alone the 'smaller' barriers one must take before it, gives that only those who have the resources and the will would even attempt it. My sole problem is that we've never quite do anything in a global scale as humanity in the exact same will. Maybe the pandemic will serve as a reminder of how fractured humanity on Earth still is, and that's with every single one of our lives in danger. And until that is done, I think we'd never quite get the full benefit of being a multiplanetary species, period.
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