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The Coronavirus Thread

Discussion in 'Serious' started by d_stilgar, 13 Mar 2020.

  1. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Italy went to full lockdown in northern provinces when they had 7300 cases. New York went into a "stay at home unless essential worker" when they had 8400 cases.
    My country (Slovakia) went in lockdown with 21 cases (at quarter of population of New York state).

    While sure, New York state has double the population of Lombardy region and higher population density, the prospects for their population are sadly similar to Italy. And that is just one state, now they have huge clusters of outbreaks in Detroit, New Orleans.

    It is bad, and it will be worse.
     
  2. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Follow the money to the "out of state casino developer" who initiated the legal action that led to this and I guarantee you will find donations to either Trump or the Republican party.
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-new...e-linked-coronavirus-denied-care-not-n1170616

    If New Orleans gets hit bad they have had it. Same for other poor areas.
     
  5. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    Combine the joke of a healthcare they got with the current monkey of a president and people will die in masses.

    Methinks Andromeda Strain is a good watch for today.
     
  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I watched Contagion the other night, striking similarities with COVID-19, right down to the language used by the authorities.
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Classic. Got it on DVD.

    For the gamers amongst us, now is the time to dust off all those zombie video games.
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Much worse IMO, what i was trying to get an idea of though was how the media and people in the states, Slovakia, and other countries, have generally perceive how their governments have reacted to what's been happening, in the UK i get the impression most people think the government has generally been doing the right things, maybe a bit latter or slower than some would want.

    When looking over the pond through a media filter it seems like Trump and his administration are acting like a patient with a potential terminal illness, one moment they're in denial or pretending it's not that bad, then when they do acknowledge their illness they seem to be trying to cure it with things like aromatherapy or taking out a great big loan and buying themselves something nice to distract themselves.
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    If it gets bad, It's from the cavalier attitude everyone is taking. When Houston went into 'stay at home' mode, the hardware store parking lot next to the grocery store was packed. It was worse than when there's a hurricane coming. Lawn crews and tree trimmers are apparently essential too.
     
  10. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Understatement.

    We've never had perspective, it's been either panic or ignorance and reactionary behaviour.

    Front line staff not being tested from the outset is probably the dumbest thing so far.

    There are some things you can't control in a pandemic but there are some things you can.
     
  11. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    From what I understand of home owners associations, that might be true unless you want a hoa to burn your house down with you in it.
     
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  12. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    To be fair though we won't really know if the timing of it all was right or wrong until we can look back on events.
     
  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Some Doctors were asking for testing of frontline staff from very early on.

    In other news, some of the public just don't get it. Our neighbours, who may be nearing one of the at risk groups, across the way have had at least two different people with two different kids visit them in the last two days.

    I mean wtf?
     
  14. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    Went to Sainsbury's today. Pretty calm in there, plent of stock of most stuff. Some idiots in facemasks deciding to have a chat with friends in the middle of the store and getting in the way.

    3 items maximum seems reasonable, until you get to the checkout - "You have to put some cordial back - er, I only got 5 and one of each, the kids get through a lot - no 3 only no matter what type."

    3 wine, 3 packs of sausages, 3 red and 3 white wine allowed - "can I buy 3 rose as well?- no."

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    3 malt might get me through this week, just!
     
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  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Neighbours of a friend of the lady had ten or eleven people over last night. Some people just don't believe it'll happen to them. Fortunately, a lot of them are probably right.
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Sharing something that came up in a discussion with an american mate of mine:

    In the US, this is for healthcare, what columbine and/or sandy hook were for gun control... in that 'if this doesn't change wider attitudes, nothing's gonna'... and chances are, like guns, it's not gonna.
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    The Police have been turning up to some of these.

     
  18. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I know but what I'm saying is we won't know for sure if delaying that was a good or bad thing until it's all over, if things get really bad it could be seen as a good thing, if there's not enough doctors because they've all fallen ill due to a lack of early testing it will be a bad thing.

    There's undoubtedly going to be a some sort of inquiry into government actions down the road but at the moment all we can do is go with the flow.
     
  19. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    We know it's a bad thing already - there are many frontline staff off work because they have a cough or somesuch. If they'd been tested many could be back at work.

    Not in the future, not hindsight, not when the dust settles, we know that now.
     
  20. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Yes and i didn't say it wasn't, however without knowledge of the future it's impossible to say if it will remain a bad thing.
     

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