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Started by misosoup100 on Jun 28, 2020 4:33:07 AM
What has been the most surprising thing in this pandemic?

The most unexpected thing in this pandemic is:

1. The anti-mask rebellion.

2. Sweden.

3. Other.

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kiwizoidberg - 28 Jun 2020 04:47:36 (#1 of 118)

Other

kiwizoidberg - 28 Jun 2020 04:50:20 (#2 of 118)

The bit where the 1% stopped pretending and openly said fuck it, the economy *is* more important than human capital.

meepmeep - 28 Jun 2020 05:18:04 (#3 of 118)

I'm going to go the other way, and that I'm genuinely surprised the majority of people obeyed the guidance/rules, given that we had orders of magnitude fewer police than would be required to enforce it.

The Imperial modelling assumed a range of compliance between 50% and 90% for social distancing, where I think we've been 95%+

The powers that be genuinely didn't think we'd behave just from being asked nicely, and neither did I.

widenation - 28 Jun 2020 07:00:11 (#4 of 118)

The great bog roll grab.

browserbutton - 28 Jun 2020 07:08:03 (#5 of 118)

That was a worldwide thing, wasn't it? Bog roll shortage fear syndrome (BRSFS) must be HARD-WIRED IN OUR DNA.

widenation - 28 Jun 2020 07:12:31 (#6 of 118)

It was just the UK.

Antimatter - 28 Jun 2020 07:17:50 (#7 of 118)

It started in Australia apparently, and then spread worldwide. It certainly happened in ThatCanada.

The amount of cheese I need to consume when stressed.

browserbutton - 28 Jun 2020 07:17:59 (#8 of 118)

Australian trolley wars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1nEnOmC6IQ

CarlosFandango - 28 Jun 2020 07:21:42 (#9 of 118)

The whining

Bonusy - 28 Jun 2020 07:34:22 (#10 of 118)

It was just the UK

Seems to have more of an English-speaking-world thing, though that might just reflect the bias inherent in my media consumption. Deffo seen vids and pics of menty stockpilers at the checkout from the US in the big-box stores

Catspyjamas17 - 28 Jun 2020 07:34:38 (#11 of 118)

Yes, me too, meep.

Delighted_User - 28 Jun 2020 07:41:25 (#12 of 118)

The blind faith in whatever possibility the believer fancied.

browserbutton - 28 Jun 2020 07:50:33 (#13 of 118)

more of an English-speaking-world thing

Don't forget Hamsterkaufen.

kiwizoidberg - 28 Jun 2020 09:25:34 (#14 of 118)

The toilet roll frenzy restarted in Oz again this weekend.

virgil5 - 28 Jun 2020 09:25:42 (#15 of 118)

I'm surprised how much this has motivated me to be more independent and self-sufficient.

I've increased my social isolation, but also increased my chances of survival by having a lack of trust in just about everything being said and a determination to survive at all costs, so I do as much as possible online, and I expect that to increase.

I think now a new breed of individual is in the works, and it will never be the same.

People will just figure out ways to do it all at home by themselves, hardening their privacy, personal data encryption, or whatever it takes to survive in this increasingly uncertain and maybe unstable world.

"Trust" seems a thing of the past. Conviction that somebody somewhere really knows what's going on is shakier than ever, but maybe that's good.

Rendered - 28 Jun 2020 09:28:13 (#16 of 118)

Just get over it.

virgil5 - 28 Jun 2020 09:30:51 (#17 of 118)

eheheheh too late for that :-)

Moschops - 28 Jun 2020 09:43:26 (#18 of 118)

The number of people still prepared to defend Boris Johnson

virgil5 - 28 Jun 2020 09:49:11 (#19 of 118)

The depth of the stupidity of the people who cling to Donald Trump

browserbutton - 28 Jun 2020 11:11:05 (#20 of 118)

The Power of Pint Desperation.

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