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  #2442422 20-Mar-2020 19:32
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Road Island is at the top of the US. Mostly white, well off.

Watch doctor’s urgent plea after Trump’s remark about masks

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Dr. Megan Ranney said that despite President Trump saying supplies like hospital masks and gowns are available, they aren't showing up to hospitals


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  #2442430 20-Mar-2020 19:46
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On the bottom of the US (in a lot of ways), Georgia is a deep south deeply conservative and mostly poor US state, the "Bible belt." Hospital uses half year supply in less than a week.

Hospital's mask-making method amazes CNN’s Kate Bolduan

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A Georgia hospital has begun making makeshift masks from surgical sheeting as they risk running out of supplies due to increased worldwide demand for medical equipment.


 
 
 
 


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  #2442431 20-Mar-2020 19:47
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Just got an advertising email from  a Chinese online retailer, for 'Epidemic Prevention Products'. It wasn't spam because I have purchased from them once before for an iphone consumable. They had all sorts of masks, hand sanitiser, infrared thermometer, gloves, overall protective clothing, goggles, and lets not forget toilet paper. Will take between 6 days to a month to get here.  Not sure how I feel about them sending that sort of email. Also just got an email from Aliexpress showing masks was their top seller.


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  #2442432 20-Mar-2020 19:48
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I had a courier guy turn up today.

 

Delivering a signature required parcel.

 

I was ready and had latex gloves on and a pen to sign his phone thingy.

 

However, he showed me his phone and my signature was already there, from being saved from previous deliveries.

 

New coronavirus protocols apparently.





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  #2442438 20-Mar-2020 20:02
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kiwifidget:

 

I had a courier guy turn up today.

 

Delivering a signature required parcel.

 

I was ready and had latex gloves on and a pen to sign his phone thingy.

 

However, he showed me his phone and my signature was already there, from being saved from previous deliveries.

 

New coronavirus protocols apparently.

 

 

 

Countdown online shopping leaves them at the door then texts that they are there.


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  #2442439 20-Mar-2020 20:03
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tdgeek:

 

kiwifidget:

 

I had a courier guy turn up today.

 

Delivering a signature required parcel.

 

I was ready and had latex gloves on and a pen to sign his phone thingy.

 

However, he showed me his phone and my signature was already there, from being saved from previous deliveries.

 

New coronavirus protocols apparently.

 

 

 

Countdown online shopping leaves them at the door then texts that they are there.

 

 

 

 

I hope we are not going to get into the situation of people stealing peoples orders off their door steps, if most people are going to be at home.


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  #2442441 20-Mar-2020 20:06
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sqishy:

 

Did Bill Gates predict Covid-19 in 2015?

 

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/health/medical/bill-gates-predicted-the-coronavirus-pandemic-in-his-2015-ted-talk/ar-BB11hjmz?li=BBr8Cnr

 

 

It had been predicted long before Gates.

 

Not trying to diminish what he does, but it's been long known that pandemic of a novel zoonotic infectious disease was a serious threat, they've happened regularly throughout history, global travel makes global pandemic inevitable given the "right" disease, and there's no "cure" for viral diseases - only treatments (or vaccines - which take a long time to develop).

 

But it's not as exciting as the idea that an asteroid will hit.  They do - about once every 50 or 100 million years maybe - plagues are probably about a million times more likely to kill you.

 

Then this (Covid-19) happens - it's by far not a worst-case scenario - and so far it looks like we failed.

 

We as a species are hopeless at looking after and caring for our fellow humans.  Millions die from malaria, TB etc - but so long as it's not ravaging the privileged, nothing much happens - the fact that Gates needs to step in isn't an example of the great success of the capitalist system we have, it's a desperate example of someone trying to help - because of its failure.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2442442 20-Mar-2020 20:10
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mattwnz:

 

 

 

I hope we are not going to get into the situation of people stealing peoples orders off their door steps, if most people are going to be at home.

 

 

KFC/Pizza Hut will leave at the door, call you, wait until you open the door, staying 3m away, or wait in car until you arrive. Well Done


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  #2442444 20-Mar-2020 20:14
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

KFC/Pizza Hut will leave at the door, call you, wait until you open the door, staying 3m away, or wait in car until you arrive. Well Done

 

 

 

 

As long as they are still there watching it, then that should work. But if they just leave it by the front door, and leave like they do with things like food boxes, then it could be a problem for some  people. I guess though people are now more likely to be at home. That does remind me, one of the panic buying things that Americans have been buying are guns with queues out the door. .


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  #2442455 20-Mar-2020 20:34
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Countdown online shopping leaves them at the door then texts that they are there.

 

 

Has anyone ordered frozen vegetables through Countdown online shopping, I guess the delivery people must have ways of ensuring the goods remain frozen during transit? It would pay to pick up your shopping promptly if it includes frozen goods!


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  #2442457 20-Mar-2020 20:45
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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

 

No doubt this website has been referred to here before. I find it's very good to help keep things in perspective as to how NZ compares with other countries.

 

The above page shows, for example, that new cases of COVID-19 are a huge 577 for the USA, followed by 98 for Australia, 87 for South Korea, 50 for Thailand, 46 for Mexico and 11 for NZ.

 

The page also shows total deaths, new deaths, active cases, total recovered, and serious critical cases.

 

I'm not sure how complete or reliable this site is, but I guess it's only one of many that attempt to provide these statistics?

 

 


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  #2442458 20-Mar-2020 20:46
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The above page shows, for example, that new cases of COVID-19 are a huge 577 for the USA, followed by 98 for Australia, 87 for South Korea, 50 for Thailand, 46 for Mexico and 11 for NZ.

 

 

New Zealand has now 39 cases.





 

 

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  #2442459 20-Mar-2020 20:48
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"Argentina, home to 45 million people, is the latest country to enact measures ordering people to stay in their homes with limited exceptions. People are allowed to leave for basic needs like grocery shopping or doctor's appointments but police will be patrolling the streets and those without a valid reason to be outside will be penalized."

 

El Presidente declaró el aislamiento obligatorio hasta el 31 y anticipó que será "severo" con los que lo rompan.





 

 

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  #2442460 20-Mar-2020 20:51
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freitasm:

frednz:


The above page shows, for example, that new cases of COVID-19 are a huge 577 for the USA, followed by 98 for Australia, 87 for South Korea, 50 for Thailand, 46 for Mexico and 11 for NZ.



New Zealand has now 39 cases.



I think he means new cases daily.

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  #2442461 20-Mar-2020 20:52
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Ge0rge:
freitasm:

 

New Zealand has now 39 cases.

 



I think he means new cases daily.

 

 

I see, sorry.





 

 

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