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Joe Rogan stunned as expert who foresaw coronavirus predicts death toll

Published: 11/Mar/2020 12:49 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:18

by Andy Williams


Popular podcast host Joe Rogan was left baffled as disease expert Michael Osterholm estimated that the coronavirus outbreak will be “10-15x worse” than the flu in terms of fatalities.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has the world on high alert, as the spread of its constituent virus (SARS-CoV-2) continues to threaten the health of the world’s population.

With the world seemingly in SOS, Joe Rogan addressed the coronavirus outbreak during Episode 1439 of the Joe Rogan Experience. And who better to have breakdown relevant information about the disease than the expert who predicted it all? Enter Michael Osterholm.

People wearing face masks in public.
Osterholm labeled the use of face masks as “nonsense” while talking with Rogan.

Before Rogan and Osterholm delved into the specifics on coronavirus, the epidemiologist prefaced the conversation by providing context through comparisons to the common flu — which in itself has caused 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

When referring to the estimated fatality rate, Osterholm stated that “this could be at least 10-15x worse than the worst seasonal flu year that we see.”

Osterholm’s ‘conservative’ estimations foreshadow that coronavirus could require 48 million hospitalizations, with a total of 96 million cases. But in terms of fatalities, the expert projected over 480,000 deaths within the next 3-7 months.

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Given these estimations, that would place coronavirus as 24x more deadly than this season’s influenza virus.

Osterholm’s figures are based on only partial and early data about the outbreak which has escalated within the past two to three weeks.

“This is not one to take lightly,” Osterholm prefixed. “Just remember, two weeks ago, we were talking about almost no cases in the United States. Three weeks ago, Italy was living life just fine — now they’re literally in a virtual shutdown in the northern parts of Italy.”

Moreover, Osterholm detailed the severity of Italy’s situation as he read a message from a Physician working in a Milan hospital. “They’re deciding who they have to let die; they aren’t screening the staff anymore, because they need all hands on deck.”

Rogan continued to prompt the expert on the potential risk factors, with SARS-CoV-2 known to target the vulnerable (i.e., those with underlying health issues). Osterholm admitted that the United States is at “ground zero” for one of the most major health ongoing issues, Obesity.

Rogan then questioned what steps the average person can do to help prevent the spread of the disease? Well, face masks were labeled as “nonsense” and the only precautionary measure to prevent becoming infected would be to self-isolate away from densely populated areas.


JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.