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  #2437041 12-Mar-2020 16:58
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  #2437042 12-Mar-2020 17:00
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An eventful day. The consensus is that my wife has Influenza and Pneumonia. She gets the Flu vaccine every year but they are not 100%. Thankfully its not COVID-19 but still serious. 

 

 

I hope Mrs MikeB4 gets well soon.





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  #2437056 12-Mar-2020 17:31
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Daily Life Is Changing For Millions Of Americans As Coronavirus Crisis Grows

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It's only March and 2020 has done the impossible: made us nostalgic for 2019.


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  #2437058 12-Mar-2020 17:33
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MikeB4:

 

An eventful day. The consensus is that my wife has Influenza and Pneumonia. She gets the Flu vaccine every year but they are not 100%. Thankfully its not COVID-19 but still serious. 

 

 

Thoughts are with you both. You have enough to deal with as it is Mike. Hope she does well.


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  #2437059 12-Mar-2020 17:35
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My understanding is that there isn't any treatment for covid 19 unless you are really bad and need hospitalization. So I think it must be someone else.

 



When the media statement stays treatment, it is a very generic term. It may mean rest, paracetamol and water. That's also a form of treatment.

The word is not meant for any further dissection.

 

Respiratory help I would feel.


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  #2437063 12-Mar-2020 17:39
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Batman:
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My understanding is that there isn't any treatment for covid 19 unless you are really bad and need hospitalization. So I think it must be someone else.

 



When the media statement stays treatment, it is a very generic term. It may mean rest, paracetamol and water. That's also a form of treatment.

The word is not meant for any further dissection.

 

 

 

My interpretation of receiving treatment' means that someone is giving someone else treatment. That was the same as the 1st case we had, where they were receiving treatment for it. I don't think any other NZ cases have received treatment, apart from isolation, and treatment for COVID 19  would be considered respiratory treatment of some type. I don't consider someone just taking a paracetamol as being considered treatment. However in this case, they may have his own medical staff treating them. I expect media and articles though to be clear and accurate, otherwise it can lead to public confusion.


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  #2437092 12-Mar-2020 18:41
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I cant believe events like Pacifica are going ahead! Some expert said theres no community transmission so it's all good, but putting 20k people in one area sounds like a great way to get community transmission to me!?

I have to shake my head at some mates who think this thing will blow over in a few weeks and it's just a media beatup.


 
 
 
 


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  #2437094 12-Mar-2020 18:46
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I heard some trade person this afternoon on RNZ saying that we now need to lift the travel restrictions with China, as they now had their numbers under control. Is that not premature? Then you have Donald Trump saying that they were one of the first counties to ban China flights,and that because Europe didn't follow this, they now have a lot of cases, and alot of those people from Europe with this have then flown into the US . I don't normally agree with DT, but that does seem to be the way it has played out. It makes sense IMO to have a travel ban on Europe to based on the way things are heading. The PM in Germany has said they now expect upto 70% of their country to get it. Apparently new travel restrictions will be put in place tomorrow by NZ. This situation was preventable according to the WHO, but there doesn't seem to have been a global unified response. 


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  #2437102 12-Mar-2020 19:05
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MileHighKiwi: I cant believe events like Pacifica are going ahead! Some expert said theres no community transmission so it's all good, but putting 20k people in one area sounds like a great way to get community transmission to me!?

I have to shake my head at some mates who think this thing will blow over in a few weeks and it's just a media beatup.

 

I'm totally gobsmacked at Jacinda's total lack of leadership on this.

 

  • She's adamant she will continue shaking hands and hugging.
  • She's not cancelling Pacifica.

So, in absence of any leadership from our government, my advice to anyone reading this who are planning to head to Pacifica ...

 

Don't.

 

It's just one festival versus your health plus the health of all your extended family (because you will spread it to others if you get it, guaranteed).




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  #2437104 12-Mar-2020 19:06
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My interpretation of receiving treatment' means that someone is giving someone else treatment. That was the same as the 1st case we had, where they were receiving treatment for it. I don't think any other NZ cases have received treatment, apart from isolation, and treatment for COVID 19  would be considered respiratory treatment of some type. I don't consider someone just taking a paracetamol as being considered treatment. However in this case, they may have his own medical staff treating them. I expect media and articles though to be clear and accurate, otherwise it can lead to public confusion.

 

 

home isolation does not mean not being given "treatment". you can be in home isolation and getting "treatment". you are taking one word in a media statement too seriously. so there is no treatment for the sars-cov-2 virus. so why do you assume they get treatment when in a hospital ICU when there is no treatment? because treatment and "treatment" is not the same meaning, yet they are all, forms of treatment.





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  #2437105 12-Mar-2020 19:09
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An American view of New Zealand's response to COVID-19 ...

 

The Washington Post - New Zealand hopes its in-built isolation will protect it from virus

 

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AUCKLAND - New Zealand, which a former prime minister once called “the last bus stop before Antarctica,” is watching the spread of coronavirus around the world and wondering if its geographical isolation can help keep it outside the pandemic.

 

The country is pursuing a “keep it out, stamp it out, slow it down” approach, Ashley Bloomfield, the director-general of health, said Thursday.

 

The remote South Pacific nation has now gone five days without any new confirmed infections, and the five people who had previously tested positive are all at home and recovering, he said. ...

 

New Zealand has instituted mandatory 14-day self-quarantine periods for people arriving from badly affected countries like China, South Korea, Iran and Italy.

 

But there is little to no enforcement, with the system instead relying on trust. ...

 





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  #2437106 12-Mar-2020 19:11
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this virus just reminded me of extinction events. doesn't need to be anything fancy. a simple virus with the correct infectivity and virulence could do it.





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  #2437122 12-Mar-2020 19:51
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Batman:

 

this virus just reminded me of extinction events. doesn't need to be anything fancy. a simple virus with the correct infectivity and virulence could do it.

 

 

after being greeted at the Doctors car park with medical folk in protective gear and seeing my wife being tended to with great love makes me realize we will get through this.





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  #2437129 12-Mar-2020 20:06
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MikeB4:

 

Batman:

 

this virus just reminded me of extinction events. doesn't need to be anything fancy. a simple virus with the correct infectivity and virulence could do it.

 

 

after being greeted at the Doctors car park with medical folk in protective gear and seeing my wife being tended to with great love makes me realize we will get through this.

 

 

Yes we will, if we are all vigilant. My big concern is how they will treat a few thousand infections. It is easy when we have 5 and no hospital cases. Flu season approaching....


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  #2437131 12-Mar-2020 20:11
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Outcome in short of several medical crisis meetings and action plans:

 

 

 

*** DON'T SPREAD THE VIRUS IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES TO OTHERS AT A HIGHER RISK THAN YOU DUE TO CARELESS OR SELFISH BEHAVIOUR! ***

 

 

 

This was heavily underestimated (or has not been aware) in Italy and is key to gain time and to act with social responsibility!

 

You can trust on the lower mortability rate according to your (younger) age, but don't spread it! BTW Kids can have an up to 10.000 times higher virus density than adults but really a very low mortability risk. For high aged adults, this is vice versa.

 

My wife has leaved two hours ago for the next daily hospital crisis management meeting coming back late in the evening from training and coordination of her doctor colleagues and the medical personnel and from handling of the countless requests by the local health authorities ... So don't expect sources or references from me - it comes from each day's live "hands on" experience.

 

The infection rate of our city (Hamburg) of the last 10 days has started exactly in accordance with the exponential function.





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