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Quarantine

Postby maident » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:48 pm UTC

A place where many go in and none come out, not without the cure. Not alive, anyway. You and the best and brightest that can be assembled are all that can save them, or destroy them. Put someone with some symptoms in and maybe prevent an outbreak but if you start trying to quarantine everyone, you'll not have anyone left to save.

What you know about the disease: it is a virus with about a week long gestation during which minor symptoms crop up. These can range from nausea and coughing to short term amnesia. Once the virus is fully gestated, it becomes very lethal very fast. You'll have to study the subjects afflicted by the virus in order to learn how to combat it but make sure your time isn't squirreled away in the labs - if you don't quarantine enough it will become an epidemic.

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Re: Quarantine

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:32 pm UTC

(not putting these questions in a Mod tag because I think anyone playing would need to know the answers)
  • How do we play? By roleplaying our actions? (And do we create/describe our characters, or just play as ourselves?)
  • Is there a proper list of rules, or do we find out as we go along?
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Re: Quarantine

Postby maident » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:19 am UTC

flicky1991 wrote:(not putting these questions in a Mod tag because I think anyone playing would need to know the answers)
  • How do we play? By roleplaying our actions? (And do we create/describe our characters, or just play as ourselves?)
  • Is there a proper list of rules, or do we find out as we go along?

You may play by submitting any action you like, from Quarantine subject X to "I'd like to quarantine Mr. Bob"; just know that if I pass over the action you desired, you may not get a do-over. (In other words, I highly recommend specificity).
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There is a proper list of rules... well, guidelines, but the consequences or the 'rules' themselves will have to be found out as you go along.

The quarantine area is currently empty.

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Re: Quarantine

Postby faubiguy » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:23 am UTC

Quarantine the first person I see (excepting other researchers/doctors/etc.)

Since I don't know any specific people yet, and something needs to be done.

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Re: Quarantine

Postby maident » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:05 am UTC

A young couple, walking along, were only intending on a dinner out and maybe some affectionate overtures. You spot the Mr. Joe first, and he is quarantined without any physical damage. The subject is displaying the following symptoms so far: none. What you know about him: 20 years old, previously employed at a retail job.

The quarantine area currently has 1 alive occupant, ? diseased, and 0 dead.

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Re: Quarantine

Postby orangedragonfire » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:38 am UTC

Must we put everybody in the same quarantine area? We could just put everybody in their own cells for two weeks. Those that survive do not have the disease.

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Re: Quarantine

Postby maident » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:24 am UTC

Positing your question to Mr. Joe, he answers that Might work, but it would most definitely result in a need of more space and lots of needless death.

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Re: Quarantine

Postby eviloatmeal » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:36 am UTC

Clearly Mr. Joe also needs to be put in intellectual quarantine.

Isolate Mr. Joe not only medically, but also from speaking or otherwise interacting with anyone. I trust we have the equipment to remotely observe and assay Mr. Joe without having to interact with his thoughts.
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Re: Quarantine

Postby Echo244 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:06 pm UTC

Hmmm. So we have a control subject, more or less. What about some likely infected? We need to study disease progression, infection vectors etc.

Contact local hospitals to make a list of anyone at those places displaying more than one of the currently known disease symptoms

Suggest we quarantine a whole bunch of people on said list. Partly to limit infection, partly to study.
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Re: Quarantine

Postby maident » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:26 pm UTC

Mr. Joe is already quarantined.
Hospitals respond promptly with a list:
Dave A
James D
Mary G
Rose K
Nick S

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Re: Quarantine

Postby PTGFlyer » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:06 pm UTC

QUARANTINE EVERYBODY
in small area (According to What If? Rhode Island should work.

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Re: Quarantine

Postby maident » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:34 am UTC

Everybody is quarantined, resulting in damage and life loss; not to mention inadequate space.
In about two weeks, everyone dies.
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Re: Quarantine

Postby emlightened » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:28 pm UTC

Undo PTGflyer's last turn.

Edit:

Calculate the maximum number of people that we have the resources to quarantine, M, and ignore all future commands to put over M people in Quarantine.

Put the five people the hospitals returned in Quarantine, and put four more people, who do not appear to be showing any symptoms, in two separate quarantined areas, like Joe is.
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Re: Quarantine

Postby eviloatmeal » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:35 pm UTC

emlightened wrote:put four more people, who do not appear to be showing any symptoms, in two separate quarantined areas, like Joe is.

Considering the move to isolate Mr. Joe was basically ignored, I'm guessing we don't have the tools necessary to individually quarantine anyone. My interpretation is that they're either going into the communal quarantine bin, or not getting quarantined at all.

Mr. Joe is going to have to be re-branded to "Patient X", and will end up serving as our proverbial lab rat, in which we can observe the progression of the disease from the very start, once we put someone in there who will inevitably infect him.
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Re: Quarantine

Postby emlightened » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:38 pm UTC

In which case its still useful to see how the disease affects different individuals, and to see if their immune systems have different responses, or even if somebody's immune.

Shall we label Joe and the four other clean patients X1, X2 etc. then?
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Re: Quarantine

Postby eviloatmeal » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:55 pm UTC

emlightened wrote:Shall we label Joe and the four other clean patients X1, X2 etc. then?

I don't know, we didn't deliberately infect those patients, I don't think they deserve such a cool codename.

I say we stick with Patient X, and title the other patients "Patient 1, Patient 2..." etc..
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Re: Quarantine

Postby PTGFlyer » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:59 pm UTC

Give everybody hazmat suits, like in the Common Cold What If?

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Re: Quarantine

Postby maident » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:35 pm UTC

You estimate M to currently be 26.
You successfully quarantine the hospital list with no physical damage.
You successfully divide the quarantine area in half.
You successfully quarantine four random people with minimal physical damage.
The quarantine area in total has 10 alive occupants, ? diseased, and 0 dead.
* One half has Mr. Joe and 4 others. The other half has Dave A, James D, Mary G, Rose K, and Nick S.
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Re: Quarantine

Postby stopmadnessnow » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:58 am UTC

Do I have a hazmat suit? EDIT: Oh, we're playing the observer. Which people have been issued a suit? The ones that seem the wellest?
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Re: Quarantine

Postby Freddino18 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:43 am UTC

Calculate the amount of money that we are allowed to spend
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