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March 26, 2020, 3:10 a.m. -  Timer

I think whoever is talking about "historical human-changing event" needs some historical perspective. Compared to what humanity went through in terms of diseases, this right now is barely in the bottom third of the badness-scale. If this had happened 200-300 years ago it might not even show up in the history books because far worse stuff was just a fact of everyday life (cholera, smallpox, plague, typhus, TB, polio, malaria, measles, i could go on..).  What gives me hope for the US is that their decentralized structure with relatively independent states means they are less reliant on a functional central government than other nations. Sensible actions by state governors might be able to make up for a lot of the mess at the federal level.

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