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  #2448526 28-Mar-2020 07:29
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COVID-19 - current cases details

 

Further details.


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  #2448527 28-Mar-2020 07:31
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Handle9: Boris Johnson has COVID19. Must be time for a trans-atlantic summit...


The UK Cheif Medical Officer Chris Whitty is also infected. It looks like this is rife through the UK leadership.

 
 
 
 


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  #2448529 28-Mar-2020 07:44
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Handle9:

 

Facebook is a cesspool. I've been considering exiting for a while. It's just a pain in the posterior as it's a very efficient way to share stuff with people when you live overseas.

 

 

This thread is a cesspool.It's armpit deep in armchair experts, doomsayers, conspiracy theorists and stirrers. There's a lot to wade through to get to anything useful.


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  #2448530 28-Mar-2020 07:48
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Journeyman:

 

COVID-19 - current cases details

 

Further details.

 

 

Is it just me but:

 

Page updated 5:55pm Thursday 26 March 2020

 

 

 

 


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  #2448531 28-Mar-2020 07:52
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An article in The Atlantic is somber reading.

How the Pandemic Will End

The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.

...On the Global Health Security Index, a report card that grades every country on its pandemic preparedness, the United States has a score of 83.5—the world’s highest. Rich, strong, developed, America is supposed to be the readiest of nations. That illusion has been shattered. Despite months of advance warning as the virus spread in other countries, when America was finally tested by COVID-19, it failed....

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  #2448533 28-Mar-2020 08:21
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Journeyman:

 

Handle9:

 

Facebook is a cesspool. I've been considering exiting for a while. It's just a pain in the posterior as it's a very efficient way to share stuff with people when you live overseas.

 

 

This thread is a cesspool.It's armpit deep in armchair experts, doomsayers, conspiracy theorists and stirrers. There's a lot to wade through to get to anything useful.

 

 

I dont see it that way. Aside from some pointless commentary, there is a lot that anyone can learn if they read all this. From general helpful guidelines to deep technical medical facts. If the thread was about Pokemon or carpet, you will still always get a spread of positive to negative with a sprinkling of dump posts thrown in. Its a discussion, no matter what the format is




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  #2448538 28-Mar-2020 08:49
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Journeyman:

 

This thread is a cesspool.It's armpit deep in armchair experts, doomsayers, conspiracy theorists and stirrers. There's a lot to wade through to get to anything useful.

 

 

here's something useful. wear a mask, wash hands. it's targeted at health care workers who come into contact with infected people but it should apply to normal people who come into contact with infected people IMO. something the west will never do.

 

originally the advice to not wear a face mask IMO is driven from the lack of stock and needing to redirect supplies to medical staff. the policy makers should really admit they are wrong, just as how they have been so wrong with every other policy they have come up with, and tell the public they should wear a mask, at the very least in regions where there is an outbreak.

 

"Transmission seems to occur primarily through sustained exposure in the absence of basic protection (surgical mask) or through the lack of hand hygiene after contact with secretions."

 

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/keeping-the-coronavirus-from-infecting-health-care-workers





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


 
 
 
 


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  #2448542 28-Mar-2020 09:03
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And now for something completely different ...

 

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German Cathedral Dusts off Relics of St Corona, Patron of Epidemics

 

AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's Aachen Cathedral has dug out the relics of little-known Saint Corona, patron saint of resisting epidemics, from its treasure chamber and is polishing up her elaborate shrine to go on show once the coronavirus pandemic has passed.

 

Saint Corona was a Christian martyr who was killed by the Romans in what is now modern-day Syria, 1,800 years ago during the reign of Marcus Aurelius.

 

According to legend, she suffered a particularly gruesome death, being tethered to two bent palm trees before being ripped apart as the trunks were released.





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  #2448546 28-Mar-2020 09:19
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New York Coronavirus death toll jumps by 134 overnight.

USA Today: Trump questions NY request for 30,000 ventilators: 'I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators."

President Donald Trump questioned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for 30,000 to meet an expected surge of patients in the coming weeks.

"I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday. "You know, you go into major hospitals, sometimes, they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they're saying, 'Can we order 30,000 ventilators?'"

Cuomo has said he needs 30,000 ventilators "at a minimum" to meet the peak of the outbreak in his state in a couple of weeks.

New York has been at the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. As of Friday morning, it had 39,140 confirmed coronavirus cases and 461 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.

The state has only about 4,000 ventilators, which are needed to help patients breathe as they battle a virus that attacks respiratory systems. Cuomo said the state is converting some anesthesia machines into ventilators and adding a second tube to some ventilators in a process known as "splitting."...

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  #2448547 28-Mar-2020 09:20
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  #2448548 28-Mar-2020 09:21
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I have found this thread to be useful and informative. It is not difficult to screen out the drek.

 

 





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
 


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  #2448550 28-Mar-2020 09:23
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tdgeek:

 

I dont see it that way. Aside from some pointless commentary, there is a lot that anyone can learn if they read all this. From general helpful guidelines to deep technical medical facts.

 

I thought I'd made it clear that there is useful stuff here but you have to wade through a lot of crap to get to it.

 

you will still always get a spread of positive to negative with a sprinkling of dump posts thrown in. Its a discussion, no matter what the format is

 

 

Of course it's a discussion. But I think the ratio is the opposite to what you've suggested. I think it's mostly dump posts with a sprinkling of useful posts. There's a number of people here who ought to seriously consider whether they're adding anything constructive to the discourse.


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  #2448553 28-Mar-2020 09:29
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My view is NZ did it right on Level 4 this week. We made the decision last weekend to keep all staff at home.

 

We got ready a few weeks back. For Australia we sent staff home a week earlier than NZ lock down.

 

What I find strange was hearing Scomo and the lack of lock down in Australia.


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  #2448554 28-Mar-2020 09:30
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tdgeek:

Our performance with the lockdown seems very good, check Austraya


https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/120644746/coronavirus-australians-continue-to-flout-social-distancing-rules-amid-pandemic


 



Our govt has managed much clearer messaging to the public. Even John Key has praised Ardern's faultless communications.

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  #2448558 28-Mar-2020 09:34
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http://91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/

 

You'll need to change the 'Show' field to All in order to change the 'Highlight' field to New Zealand.

 

Looks to me like we're still climbing and not yet approaching a flattening of the curve.


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