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  #2448561 28-Mar-2020 09:38
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Journeyman:

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.



Surely that's going to take a minimum of 1-2 weeks now that we are all in bubble isolation before we see a reduction in the rate of acceleration.

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  #2448566 28-Mar-2020 09:42
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Journeyman:

 

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.

 

 

That's a false assumption:

 

Testing has increased 
Almost all of the increase is due to "imported" cases - not local epidemic spread. 

 

It's pointless making comparisons at this stage - for those reasons.


 
 
 
 


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  #2448567 28-Mar-2020 09:42
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Kentucky Courier Journal: President Donald Trump: Throw Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie out of the GOP

Kentucky Republican Representative Thomas Massie was on the receiving end of President Donald Trump's ire on Friday for trying to force a recorded vote on a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package.

...Massie, a libertarian-leaning Republican, has developed a reputation over time as "Mr. No" in Congress for frequently voting against measures proposed by both parties. In February, for example, he was one of four representatives to oppose a measure that would make lynching a federal hate crime.

Thomas Massie: "If getting us into $6 trillion more debt doesn’t matter, then why are we not getting $350 trillion more in debt so that we can give a check of $1 million to every person in the country?"

"This stimulus should go straight to the people rather than being funneled through banks and corporations like this bill is doing."

"If it were just about helping people to get more unemployment (benefits) to get through this calamity that, frankly, the governors have wrought on the people, then I could be for it. But this is $2 trillion,"

"Divide $2 trillion by 350 million people — it's almost $6,000 for every man, woman and child. I'm talking about spending. This won't go to the men, women and children. So if you have a family of five, this spending bill represents $30,000 of additional U.S. national debt because there is no plan to pay for it."

..."They don't want to be on record of making the biggest mistake in history," he said. "These people need to do their jobs. If they're telling people to drive a truck, if they're telling people to bag groceries and grow their food, then by golly, they can be in there and they can vote."

..."Make Orwell Fiction Again," Massie tweeted on Tuesday in reaction to the state's call for residents to report businesses or people who aren't following orders to help curb the coronavirus.

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  #2448609 28-Mar-2020 09:50
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death rates

 

USA 1.5%

 

Italy 10.5%

 

China 4%

 

Spain 7.7%

 

Germany 0.6%

 

Australia  0.4%

 

 

 

big range there


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  #2448610 28-Mar-2020 09:50
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robocat:

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You may find this article from The Spectator interesting. It is by a retired Professor of Pathology and is titled "How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear."




”That puts the Covid-19 mortality rate in the range associated with infections like flu.”


The death rate in Italy is well above normal flu rates, something like 10x or 20x as deadly. E.g. a total of 68 000 deaths were attributable to flu epidemics in the winter months between 2013 and 2017 for the whole of Italy. Yet 8000 deaths directly or indirectly due to Covid from a small percentage of population that have caught virus.



“But there’s another, potentially even more serious problem: the way that deaths are recorded.”


Again, look at the data from Italy. They record deaths differently from many countries: if someone catches the flu or Covid and dies, it is recorded as a death due to flu or Covid. Other countries tend to put it down to the morbidities. That might inflate the numbers a little (but not enough to make the spectator article make sense).


That article seems misleading to me: using some facts but strangely out of touch.



I’m reasonably inclined to take the Professor and retired NHS consultant pathologist as having some idea what he’s talking about.





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  #2448611 28-Mar-2020 09:51
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Batman:

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



But somehow people are getting infected with masks. Some 300+ NYPD staff have got infected in the line of duty. This suggests that they don't know how to wear masks, and/or they haven't followed all the other advice on hand washing and have transferred virus from mask to face.

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  #2448613 28-Mar-2020 09:54
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Geektastic: I’m reasonably inclined to take the Professor and retired NHS consultant pathologist as having some idea what he’s talking about.


Without training in epidemiology he's just another unqualified armchair expert.

 
 
 
 


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  #2448616 28-Mar-2020 09:58
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Journeyman:

 

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.

 

 

We will climb. If we literally froze everyone right now, and froze flights, it will still climb. We are counting 2 week old cases. Got infected two weeks ago, not symtomatic. Became symptomatic after 6 or more days. Got test a day or more later. test result 2 days later. Thats the lag




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  #2448618 28-Mar-2020 10:03
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gchiu:
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https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/keeping-the-coronavirus-from-infecting-health-care-workers

 



But somehow people are getting infected with masks. Some 300+ NYPD staff have got infected in the line of duty. This suggests that they don't know how to wear masks, and/or they haven't followed all the other advice on hand washing and have transferred virus from mask to face.

 

ah i see. the doing it wrong bit.





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  #2448619 28-Mar-2020 10:03
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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.

 

I agree, but they got plenty of warnings, lockdown as well. It shows the cutlure difference IMO. Aussies can be quite loud and brash compared to us. A bit more out there and fancy free. Kiwis are quite conservative. I'm not oblivious to Aussies I have a North Queenland half brother. The Australia cricket team and the Black Caps is another example. Its not a bad thing, its a difference, but in a time like this, its a weakness


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Good Christ. I got a notification about someone on Facebook wanting to buy some pulleys. He wants to meet at a supermarket (in the carpark presumably) to complete the deal. Yeah I can see how that's an essential activity.


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  #2448624 28-Mar-2020 10:10
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The UK has a problem as well.  The PM, and health secretary, Matt Hancock, and England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty have covid-19.

 

They've failed to practice social isolation, basic respiratory and hand hygiene and have become infected.  What sort of message is that going to send to the UK public.  I have yet to see a western leader wearing a mask, and yet to see an Asian leader not wearing a mask.


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  #2448625 28-Mar-2020 10:11
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Jase2985:

death rates


USA 1.5%


Italy 10.5%


China 4%


Spain 7.7%


Germany 0.6%


Australia  0.4%


 


big range there



Need to be clear in how they are testing, less testing leads to the higher stats, also population median age is also key.




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  #2448629 28-Mar-2020 10:27
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Journeyman:

 

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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 see it as a discussion - and mostly based on links from reputable sources. We have been removing some "strange" links and commentary - Facebook, on the other hand, is a perpetual source of crap and people spreading that.





 

 

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  #2448633 28-Mar-2020 10:32
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Meanwhile in Australia you can still get a hair cut so long as it takes less than 30 minutes!  Yet everyone was outraged that people went to Bondi Beach.   Imagine a teacher of say Year 4 kids asks them to come up with a list of jobs that should stop because of the two metre rule.  I am pretty sure that the kids would have identified hair cuts as being  on the list.  Hair salons are actually asking to be closed down.

 

What is their PM doing?   One day he seems to get the situation totally.   The next day he sounds like Trump.

 

Salon issue not 'clear cut'   (Sky New story on YouTube)


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