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« on: March 20, 2020, 03:28:52 AM »
... what's old is new again

Johnny Carson Jokes About The Recent Toilet Paper Shortage - 12/19/1973
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 08:37:28 PM »
The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming
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Larry Brilliant says he doesn’t have a crystal ball. But 14 years ago, Brilliant, the epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, spoke to a TED audience and described what the next pandemic would look like. At the time, it sounded almost too horrible to take seriously. “A billion people would get sick," he said. “As many as 165 million people would die. There would be a global recession and depression, and the cost to our economy of $1 to $3 trillion would be far worse for everyone than merely 100 million people dying, because so many more people would lose their jobs and their health care benefits, that the consequences are almost unthinkable.”

Now the unthinkable is here, and Brilliant, the Chairman of the board of Ending Pandemics, is sharing expertise with those on the front lines. We are a long way from 100 million deaths due to the novel coronavirus, but it has turned our world upside down. Brilliant is trying not to say “I told you so” too often. But he did tell us so, not only in talks and writings, but as the senior technical advisor for the pandemic horror film Contagion, now a top streaming selection for the homebound. Besides working with the World Health Organization in the effort to end smallpox, Brilliant, who is now 75, has fought flu, polio, and blindness; once led Google’s nonprofit wing, Google.org; co-founded the conferencing system the Well; and has traveled with the Grateful Dead.

We talked by phone on Tuesday. At the time, President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis had started to change from “no worries at all” to finally taking more significant steps to stem the pandemic. Brilliant lives in one of the six Bay Area counties where residents were ordered to shelter in place. When we began the conversation, he’d just gotten off the phone with someone he described as high government official, who asked Brilliant “How the fuck did we get here?” I wanted to hear how we’ll get out of here. The conversation has been edited and condensed.
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https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 07:06:17 AM »
" If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
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" If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 09:06:13 AM »
The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming
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Larry Brilliant says he doesn’t have a crystal ball. But 14 years ago, Brilliant, the epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, spoke to a TED audience and described what the next pandemic would look like. At the time, it sounded almost too horrible to take seriously. “A billion people would get sick," he said. “As many as 165 million people would die. There would be a global recession and depression, and the cost to our economy of $1 to $3 trillion would be far worse for everyone than merely 100 million people dying, because so many more people would lose their jobs and their health care benefits, that the consequences are almost unthinkable.”

Now the unthinkable is here, and Brilliant, the Chairman of the board of Ending Pandemics, is sharing expertise with those on the front lines. We are a long way from 100 million deaths due to the novel coronavirus, but it has turned our world upside down. Brilliant is trying not to say “I told you so” too often. But he did tell us so, not only in talks and writings, but as the senior technical advisor for the pandemic horror film Contagion, now a top streaming selection for the homebound. Besides working with the World Health Organization in the effort to end smallpox, Brilliant, who is now 75, has fought flu, polio, and blindness; once led Google’s nonprofit wing, Google.org; co-founded the conferencing system the Well; and has traveled with the Grateful Dead.

We talked by phone on Tuesday. At the time, President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis had started to change from “no worries at all” to finally taking more significant steps to stem the pandemic. Brilliant lives in one of the six Bay Area counties where residents were ordered to shelter in place. When we began the conversation, he’d just gotten off the phone with someone he described as high government official, who asked Brilliant “How the fuck did we get here?” I wanted to hear how we’ll get out of here. The conversation has been edited and condensed.
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https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics

I was reading that in the news yesterday.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 11:15:25 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 11:20:44 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 05:21:54 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 05:28:39 PM »
" If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 02:05:35 AM »
Amen, brother. Always stayed cool under fire!

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 12:50:30 PM »
Me loves Mila!  :heart:

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 05:21:44 AM »
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Songs From Home Episode 2: Live From My Kitchen Again
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Songs From Home Episode 2: Live From My Kitchen
Mary Chapin Carpenter performing "Soul Companion" (co-starring Angus & White Kitty)

All of our dreams are laid out and measured
Arrows and pins and a rainbow of threads
Like hope on a string, sewn into the linings
For the courage to face the unknown ahead
—Soul Companion

Welcome back to #songsfromhome, Episode 2: Live from my kitchen again, singing “Soul Companion”…This song is from my 2012 album “Ashes and Roses”, and on the recording I had the great honor of having @jamestaylor_com contribute a verse, layered harmonies and guitar wizardry in his signature style.  What a thrill that was!

This episode’s highlights: Angus gets bored and 17 year old blind & deaf, one- eyed purring machine White Kitty makes her debut trying to figure out what in the world Mom is doing playing that wooden box and staring into that thingy that she’s surgically attached to.

Thank you all for tuning in, keep washing those hands, don’t touch your face and keep doing those elbow bumps. And please join me in hollering THANK YOU to the front liners, the first responders, the doctors, nurses, lab techs, EMTs, firemen and women, everyone who puts others first and who are there to take care of us if and when we need them… I am especially thinking of some old friends who are in the trenches right now with this terrible illness, and my heart aches for them. As the song says, “love finds its own way in/my soul companions/now let us begin…”

Until the next time, stay well!

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2020, 04:54:31 PM »


" If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
Yesterday When I was Young.