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    Corona virus on the weather report.

    Looking at the weather today, I see that the Weather Underground has added a corona virus report to the daily weather.

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    "Todays report, mild corona with scattered ebola"
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    Re: Corona virus on the weather report.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Looking at the weather today, I see that the Weather Underground has added a corona virus report to the daily weather.

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    "Todays report, mild corona with scattered ebola"


    There's nothing "mild" about an escalating rate of death from COVID-19. It's more like "Hurricane Corona".

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    Re: Corona virus on the weather report.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesmoke View Post
    There's nothing "mild" about an escalating rate of death from COVID-19. It's more like "Hurricane Corona".
    Did I have to add "sarcasm" to the post for everyone?
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    Re: Corona virus on the weather report.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Did I have to add "sarcasm" to the post for everyone?
    Generally speaking, yes. Of course, identifying it destroys the whole thing, but sarcasm doesn't play well here. For such a cynical place, you'd think it would, but it just doesn't. I'd speculate on the reasons for that, but they'd be sarcastic, so...

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    Re: Corona virus on the weather report.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesmoke View Post
    There's nothing "mild" about an escalating rate of death from COVID-19. It's more like "Hurricane Corona".
    The problem is waiting for those escalating deaths to determine where the COVID-19 "hot spots" are and then doing not much of anything differently (like adding widespread testing, contact tracing, enforced quarantines and travel bans).
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Corona virus on the weather report.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Did I have to add "sarcasm" to the post for everyone?

    I've seen posting much like yours that meant what was said. STILL talking about how much worse the common flu is. No bid deal. Hysterics.

    There is Poe's Law: Poe's law is an Internet adage which states that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, parodies of extreme views will, to some readers, be indistinguishable from sincere expressions of the parodied views.

    However I prefer, like you, to take the chance of misinterpreting one's sarcasm rather than take the art of wit out of the post.

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