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  #2450177 30-Mar-2020 17:08
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iamaelephant:

Police have received >4,000 reports of rule-breakers and only arrested 3, and let 2 go without charge (other one had a pre-existing warrant).

 

 

Or the police are using their discretion and not arresting people for walking their dog. When everyone's an enforcement watchdog you're going to get a flood of complaints about things that aren't really an issue, or where the most appropriate thing is a warning because it's an oversight, not deliberate flouting of the rules. It'll sort itself out over time.

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  #2450184 30-Mar-2020 17:13
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I know it's a minor thing, but we got a few bits of mail today. It's nice to have some signs that things are still running outside everyone's bubbles even with most other stuff locked down.

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  #2450191 30-Mar-2020 17:25
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And now for something completely, completely, completely different ...

 

 

 

The Washington Post - Nigeria’s fashion designers take on coronavirus with glitter and rhinestones

 

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The fashion stylist to some of Nigeria’s biggest stars was flying home from a fabric-buying spree in Istanbul when she noticed people staring at her - and not in a flattering way.

 

Must be the surgical mask, she thought. ...

 

Then it clicked: Protective gear could use more glamour  ... custom hazmat suits and sewing glittery, rhinestone-studded face masks ...

 


 

"Omashola Kola Oburoh, an actor and reality TV star in Lagos, shows off his coronavirus style at a recent award show in Africa’s largest city."

 

 

 

 

"Beauty influencer Ifu Ennada shared this look with her 1.2 million Instagram followers."

 

 

 

Perhaps not suitable for real-world use?   πŸ˜•

 

 





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  #2450197 30-Mar-2020 17:48
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Remembering When Coronavirus Was Contained in the US

The Daily Show Remembers: The Trump Administration Declares "We Have Contained" The Coronavirus


As of Sunday evening there are more than 139,000 cases of coronavirus in the United States. At least 2,425 Americans have died.


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  #2450198 30-Mar-2020 17:50
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On a more positive note, apparently we now have 585 ICU beds on hand if need be. This is good to see. Assuming that 185 are in use for other non covid health issues. That means we have 400 in use for COVID patients. With a 5% ICU admission rate we can have 8000 cases before we are overwealmed. Much less dire than the 50 odd free we had a few weeks ago.


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  #2450215 30-Mar-2020 18:09
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Unfortunately worldwide now we're getting a lot of cases. So here's an interesting discussion on graphing.

It makes the important point that when you're experiencing exponential growth, it's very hard to tell when it'll flatten (except when the entire population is infected or cured).

It also show that only two countries probably have this under control: China and South Korea. Good news is there's at least a couple days lag in this graph, for a number of reasons.

How To Tell If We're Beating COVID-19

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  #2450216 30-Mar-2020 18:10
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dogstar001: On a more positive note, apparently we now have 585 ICU beds on hand if need be. This is good to see. Assuming that 185 are in use for other non covid health issues. That means we have 400 in use for COVID patients. With a 5% ICU admission rate we can have 8000 cases before we are overwealmed. Much less dire than the 50 odd free we had a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

I recall when the UK were still in the hundreds of confirmed cases, experts suspected that the infected number was close to 10k. Based on what has happened since, it would appear they weren't far off. 

 

Apparently it is possible to split a ventilator to use with two people or more, although probably not ideal except when there is no other choice https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-emergency-ventillator-capacity-increase.html 

 

 


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  #2450221 30-Mar-2020 18:17
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Is anyone plotting the known contact case infections vs the ones from community transmission?  the latter is far more important.


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  #2450225 30-Mar-2020 18:23
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Radio NZ - Covid-19: Queenstown mayor 'incensed' over hostel party

 

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Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult says he is incensed about a party at a backpackers hostel last night, that happened despite the country being in Covid-19 lockdown.

 

Police visited the Deco Backpackers on Sunday night after reports 25 to 30 people were holding a party. ...

 

In a statement the hostel owners said their guests were not having a party, but rather a gathering with alcohol in the backyard of the hostel. ...

 



 

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  #2450227 30-Mar-2020 18:33
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Radio NZ - Covid-19: Queenstown mayor 'incensed' over hostel party


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Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult says he is incensed about a party at a backpackers hostel last night, that happened despite the country being in Covid-19 lockdown.


Police visited the Deco Backpackers on Sunday night after reports 25 to 30 people were holding a party. ...


In a statement the hostel owners said their guests were not having a party, but rather a gathering with alcohol in the backyard of the hostel. ...





Yeah right.   πŸ™ƒ



We have a word to describe a group of people gathering with alcohol in an outdoor or indoor space, don’t we?

What was that word again? Ah yes. Party.





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  #2450228 30-Mar-2020 18:34
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kingdragonfly: New cases 76


I was doing a bit of analysis from the list of covid-19 positive people published by the MoH https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-current-situation/covid-19-current-cases/covid-19-current-cases-details and, curiously, the numbers don't match... there's only 58 cases listed there for 29th.

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  #2450234 30-Mar-2020 18:42
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Scott Morrison has announced that after a phone call with Jacinda that Kiwis in Australia will be temporarily eligible for Centrelink payments. I'm glad to see that they've finally seen the light on this - especially with that excellent speech a couple days ago by Jacinda.


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  #2450237 30-Mar-2020 18:45
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I personally can't think of a reason to do much about that except maybe people that moved with their families as kids but aren't a resident or citizen yet. If somebody actively chooses to move to Australia it is well known there is no welfare safety net, and they do so at their own risk. I have no sympathy for these people given what is now playing out. Personal responsibility!!!


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  #2450238 30-Mar-2020 18:47
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kingdragonfly:
How To Tell If We're Beating COVID-19

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That was my inspiration for doing the analysis I mentioned in my previous post. FWIW, yesterday afternoon we were at 47 new / 476 total, which put us down in the bottom left corner, possibly one of the pink dots above Lichtenstein's final n. Although we're still close to the exponential growth line, we appear to already be dipping away from it. :)

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