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  #2442462 20-Mar-2020 20:54
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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.

 

 

That's correct and the page referred to shows that. The figures above are for today's new cases.

 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

 

It's interesting that the above page shows that for the cruise ship "Diamond Princess", there have been 712 cases of which 527 have recovered, 7 have died, 178 are still "active" cases, and that there are still 14 serious, critical cases.


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  #2442463 20-Mar-2020 20:55
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mattwnz:

 

If people are forced to sell their air BNB and can't rent it out, and they need incoming money from it to cover mortgage payments, they may have to sell, and not sure if there will be many buyers at this time

 

 

There will be.  Trust me on that.  But they'll be waiting to try to pick the bottom.  Bonus is they get almost free money from the banks to do it, and the banks love it because it props a dead market up and reduces their losses from mortgagee sales.


 
 
 
 


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  #2442465 20-Mar-2020 21:01
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freitasm:

 

"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.

 

 

 

 

No doubt the lads on duty in Port Stanley will appreciate the chance for R&R.






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  #2442466 20-Mar-2020 21:08
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Fred99:

 

mattwnz:

 

If people are forced to sell their air BNB and can't rent it out, and they need incoming money from it to cover mortgage payments, they may have to sell, and not sure if there will be many buyers at this time

 

 

There will be.  Trust me on that.  But they'll be waiting to try to pick the bottom.  Bonus is they get almost free money from the banks to do it, and the banks love it because it props a dead market up and reduces their losses from mortgagee sales.

 

 

I guess that the same applies to the whole of the property market in that, if you're a buyer, it may pay to wait a while to see if prices reduce substantially. This may be possible if a lot of highly mortgaged owners lose their jobs and have to sell, thus causing an oversupply in the market. However, this might take quite a while to play out.


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  #2442480 20-Mar-2020 21:20
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vexxxboy:

 

another plus with the virus is that the Rental market might ease as the Airbnb market has pretty much collapsed, so if people want any money they will have to put them back on the rental market.

 

 

 

 

The rental market might also ease if people on temporary visas (student, work, WHV, etc.) begin to lose jobs and decide to go home (where they might be entitled to unemployment benefits they wouldn't be here).


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  #2442485 20-Mar-2020 21:28
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100 year old advice from the Coromandel Hospital Board for the treatment of the 1918 flu (formally know as the Spanish flu but apparently it is now racist to call a disease after a country).

 


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  #2442492 20-Mar-2020 21:36
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Fred99:

mattwnz:


If people are forced to sell their air BNB and can't rent it out, and they need incoming money from it to cover mortgage payments, they may have to sell, and not sure if there will be many buyers at this time



There will be.  Trust me on that.  But they'll be waiting to try to pick the bottom.  Bonus is they get almost free money from the banks to do it, and the banks love it because it props a dead market up and reduces their losses from mortgagee sales.



I probably should have rephrased that. There may not be too many buyers out there wanting to pay, what the sellers will be currently wanting based off current values. But it will be interesting to see what develops, but experts have been saying houses have been way way over priced for years, fueled by cheap credit and lack of supply.
The other thing this virus will do is instantly reduce incoming immigration, so NZs population won't grow as quickly this year.

 
 
 
 


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  #2442506 20-Mar-2020 22:38
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surfisup1000:

Scientists say that cheap face masks don't provide protection against the corona virus.  

 

Air tight masks that seal the face and goggles might provide protection.   Assuming you also wash your face and hands after removing the mask/goggles. 

 

 

 

It makes me laugh looking at all the sheep wearing cheap face masks in public places. 

 

 

 

 

Why laugh? Even a cheap mask reduces initial viral load. For a disease this virulent that can make a big difference in the outcome.

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  #2442508 20-Mar-2020 22:41
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debo:

 

100 year old advice from the Coromandel Hospital Board for the treatment of the 1918 flu (formally know as the Spanish flu but apparently it is now racist to call a disease after a country).

 

 

 

 

 

I feel that (4) making me it gruel is mutually exclusive of (5)!






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  #2442606 21-Mar-2020 03:29
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- The infection counter currently doubles all 3 days here in Hamburg. Still one fatality.





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  #2442607 21-Mar-2020 03:47
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The shutdown of travel is hitting people really hard now. The UAE is not letting any foreign nationals in anymore, even if you have a residency visa.

In the NZ UAE WhatsApp group there are multiple families where husband's/wives are separated from their families. One ladies husband is stuck in Moscow while another is here with her husband unable to return.

I have worked from home all this week. I got an email today saying that there was someone infected who had been in our building on Monday. If I had been in the office I would have had to self quarantine but I had made the executive decision to work from home.

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  #2442608 21-Mar-2020 04:33
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Received a funny scam call this morning (answered because they'd spoofed a local Govt. number):

"Sir this is Jamal from the ?? computer department.. Sir, you will be aware of this terrible virus that is spreading across the country.."
"Sir we believe this virus HAS INFECTED YOUR COMPUTER..


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  #2442609 21-Mar-2020 05:41
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debo:

100 year old advice from the Coromandel Hospital Board for the treatment of the 1918 flu (formally know as the Spanish flu but apparently it is now racist to call a disease after a country).




Don't you mean the Kansas flu?

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  #2442610 21-Mar-2020 06:17
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Sidestep:

 

Received a funny scam call this morning (answered because they'd spoofed a local Govt. number):

"Sir this is Jamal from the ?? computer department.. Sir, you will be aware of this terrible virus that is spreading across the country.."
"Sir we believe this virus HAS INFECTED YOUR COMPUTER..

 

 

There are fraudsters who pretend to be employees of the health department and have a corona case in an apartment in the same house. To be on the safe side, they would have to test all residents. The second of the unscrupulous fraudsters in the meanwhile steals from the elderly.





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  #2442618 21-Mar-2020 07:32
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Tinkerisk:

 

Sidestep:

 

Received a funny scam call this morning (answered because they'd spoofed a local Govt. number):

"Sir this is Jamal from the ?? computer department.. Sir, you will be aware of this terrible virus that is spreading across the country.."
"Sir we believe this virus HAS INFECTED YOUR COMPUTER..

 

 

There are fraudsters who pretend to be employees of the health department and have a corona case in an apartment in the same house. To be on the safe side, they would have to test all residents. The second of the unscrupulous fraudsters in the meanwhile steals from the elderly.

 

 

That's terrible. I don't know how they can live with themselves.

It's just that this call was so blatantly a scam, so dumb, that it was funny..

It cheered me up on a day when my wife has quit her job (that she loved), and we're filling out forms to claim against her Unemployment Insurance.
After a stand-down period of 28 days she'll likely receive 55% of her insurable weekly earnings. A big hit, but one we can handle.

There must be a lot of people for whom - apart from the health risks - this is going to be a disaster, financially.


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