Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | ... | 807
964 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2437888 14-Mar-2020 11:52
Send private message quote this post

NPCtom:

 

I sure hope not. Flying to the US for a week on Thursday.

 

 

How essential is your travel? Are you in an at risk group?

Number of total confirmed COVID 19 cases by date compared between USA and Italy 11 days prior.



The chart is two days old, but it is Friday the 13th in the USA and confirmed cases are 2,030 now:

 

NY times link

 

There is widespread concern of massive under-testing in the USA, a state of emergency has been declared.

 

 

 

As others have said, the USA is unlikely to travel ban us in the next week, and assuming you have a NZ passport, you will be let back into NZ. You may have to do self isolation on your return.

If NZ issues a travel warning against the USA this weekend it may impact your insurance. Possibly a bunch of flight cancellations will be announced if NZ puts in place travel restrictions from the USA this weekend, but there probiably will be enough flights to get you home in under two weeks time.

 

If you are in an at risk group or don't have a NZ passport, I would not be leaving the country at the moment.


4507 posts

Uber Geek


  #2437889 14-Mar-2020 11:52
Send private message quote this post

You can skip to 1:10. There's no audience, except the staff.

Trump Addresses the Nation on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Late Night with Seth Meyers: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s address to the nation and the administration’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic.


 
 
 
 


436 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2437890 14-Mar-2020 11:55
Send private message quote this post

Hi @Scott3, where is that graph?


20981 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2437891 14-Mar-2020 11:57
Send private message quote this post

Scott3:

 

If you are in an at risk group or don't have a NZ passport, I would not be leaving the country at the moment.

 

 

IMO anyone travelling to the US is playing with fire. It's not Lotto odds.


313 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2437893 14-Mar-2020 12:10
Send private message quote this post

Scott3:

 

NPCtom:

 

 

 

I sure hope not. Flying to the US for a week on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How essential is your travel? Are you in an at risk group?



The chart is two days old, but it is Friday the 13th in the USA and confirmed cases are 2,030 now:

 

 

 

NY times link

 

 

 

There is widespread concern of massive under-testing in the USA, a state of emergency has been declared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As others have said, the USA is unlikely to travel ban us in the next week, and assuming you have a NZ passport, you will be let back into NZ. You may have to do self isolation on your return.

If NZ issues a travel warning against the USA this weekend it may impact your insurance. Possibly a bunch of flight cancellations will be announced if NZ puts in place travel restrictions from the USA this weekend, but there probiably will be enough flights to get you home in under two weeks time.

 

 

 

If you are in an at risk group or don't have a NZ passport, I would not be leaving the country at the moment.

 


Not essential at all anymore. I. was planning to attend a tech event that has since been cancelled and have been planning this trip since February. I am only visiting San Francisco and Los Angeles.

What groups are there? I may have misunderstood your chart.






4507 posts

Uber Geek


  #2437896 14-Mar-2020 12:24
Send private message quote this post

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert aired Thursday night’s show without a studio audience.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Kimmel has canceled shows until March 30.

Late Night with Seth Meyers canceled Thursday night’s show, instead releasing a version of “A Closer Look” from rehearsal.

Real Time with Bill Maher aired Friday without a studio audience.

A first time visitor to Real Time with Bill Maher started things off. Risk perception psychology expert David Ropeik is the top-of-show interview guest.

Ropeik is an author and has also trained journalists on how the media can best cover risk. He should discuss the media coverage of COVID-19 with Bill Maher. On Twitter, Ropeik has commented on coverage that has only exacerbated the public concern and fear over novel coronavirus. He should give some context on the psychology behind the collective fear over the pandemic.

@dropeik

Dear President #Trump
@realDonaldTrump

You say your advisors are working on having you tested. But you haven't yet, though you were exposed by two possible paths days ago. It didn't take NBA players that long. W.T.F.!!!???

964 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2437900 14-Mar-2020 12:37
Send private message quote this post

sqishy:

 

Hi @Scott3, where is that graph?

 

 

It is from reddit. Displays fine on my computer.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/fhykic/oc_this_chart_comparing_infection_rates_between/

 

 

 

NPCtom:

 

Not essential at all anymore. I. was planning to attend a tech event that has since been cancelled and have been planning this trip since February. I am only visiting San Francisco and Los Angeles.

What groups are there? I may have misunderstood your chart.

 

 

 

 

With hindsight, the graph is hard to understand without a title (which I have added to the post).

 

It shows the number of confirmed COVID 19 cases in the USA is almost exactly tracking the number in Italy 11 days prior. Obviously extrapolating data has it's limitations, but if this trend continues, the situation in the USA is going to become very bad in under two weeks.

In short, travel to the USA is very risky at the moment, and there is a good chance that travel from the USA to NZ will be restricted this weekend...


Risk groups are those that are older, male, and have pre-existing medical conditions:

 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/

 

 

 

My wife follows a bunch of USA people on social media, and empty supermarket shelves featured lot last night.

 



 

 


 
 
 
 


964 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2437901 14-Mar-2020 12:47
Send private message quote this post

Paul Young is a well respected ICU doctor, and clinical researcher based in wellington

 

https://www.mrinz.ac.nz/staff/dr-paul-young/

 

 

https://twitter.com/DogICUma/status/1238315726991020032




Mad Scientist
22432 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2437902 14-Mar-2020 12:49
Send private message quote this post

He can tweet, but will Jacinda listen?




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


964 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2437905 14-Mar-2020 12:57
Send private message quote this post

Batman: He can tweet, but will Jacinda listen?

 

Hopefully she has direct communication with experts, rather then relying on twitter. Also hopefully the decision is delegated to an expert, rather tan being made by Jacinda who must be extremely busy.

 

The statement made on Friday said we are getting dramatically greater travel restrictions, but the impact of those restrictions is going to be so big they needed the weekend to sort out details (such as airfreight of medication) prior to announcement. Personally I would be happy to announce ASAP, and sort the details later.

The big thing that I think is now important is that there is unlikely to be political fallout from harsh travel restrictions. the public is onside with this, and the opposition is criticizing the government for being too slow and not harsh enough.


Devastation by stupidity
12309 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2437915 14-Mar-2020 13:01
Send private message quote this post

My step-daughter who lives in Sydney is arriving for a 1-week visit on Tuesday. Her plane lands in Auckland. She booked the flight before the virus hit the news. I have been more-or-less following developments, but not closely. The information I do see seems confused and contradictory. For example, I just saw something about Australians being advised to avoid non-essential travel overseas.

 

Should my step-daughter cancel her trip? Her mother is stroke-damaged and lives in a nursing home here full of other weakened elderly people. We are also elderly and I have a lung condition, though we are otherwise healthy. She has a NZ passport but would she be forced into quarantine on arrival? Will she be able to return to her home in Australia in a week? Where does one find out this kind of information? 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


10414 posts

Uber Geek


  #2437917 14-Mar-2020 13:07
Send private message quote this post

And now there are six cases confirmed in NZ.  No details yet.


16401 posts

Uber Geek


  #2437918 14-Mar-2020 13:08
Send private message quote this post

6th case just announced. Yes should have investigated closing our borders weeks ago and worked out who to continue to get air freight delivered. At least we part own an airline so they can help with this. We still have the chance to stamp it out here but if we aren't at least banning people from countries like UK and the US who's rates are going exponential , it is going to leak in the gates at the airport.

2077 posts

Uber Geek


  #2437920 14-Mar-2020 13:11
Send private message quote this post

Mosque memorial services cancelled. Strange they held onto doing this for so long. 


330 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2437921 14-Mar-2020 13:15
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

My step-daughter who lives in Sydney is arriving for a 1-week visit on Tuesday. Her plane lands in Auckland. She booked the flight before the virus hit the news. I have been more-or-less following developments, but not closely. The information I do see seems confused and contradictory. For example, I just saw something about Australians being advised to avoid non-essential travel overseas.

 

Should my step-daughter cancel her trip? Her mother is stroke-damaged and lives in a nursing home here full of other weakened elderly people. We are also elderly and I have a lung condition, though we are otherwise healthy. She has a NZ passport but would she be forced into quarantine on arrival? Will she be able to return to her home in Australia in a week? Where does one find out this kind of information? 

 

 

 

 

I believe that you really know the answer to this question.


1 | ... | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | ... | 807
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Soul Machines joins forces with the World Health Organization
Posted 13-Jul-2020 18:00


Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.