Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 pm
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Mnuchin already has predicted 20% unemployment before this is over:
The contrast between Trump's self-serving blather and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's briefing is breathtaking. I didn't watch the whole hour, but the personal observations to a question around 45:30 is touching:Norwegian wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:13 pm
Jesus, this is just choosing which pile of dead you want to dispose of now.Malcolm wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 pmMnuchin already has predicted 20% unemployment before this is over:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... -secretary
Spain said it found that rapid coronavirus tests bought from China did not consistently identify positive cases and would return them to the manufacturer.
The Spanish newspaper El País reported that microbiologists found that tests it bought from a Chinese company called Bioeasy could correctly identify virus cases only 30% of the time.
Malcolm wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Here it is:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronaviru ... 020-03-26/
Tokyo — The Japanese capital registered 47 new coronavirus cases Thursday, its biggest single-day rise, as the metropolis of 13.9 million people prepares for a weekend indoors. The worrying jump in infections prompted Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike to hold a video conference with her counterparts in neighboring prefectures, asking them to help the greater Tokyo region to isolate itself.
But the spiraling stats are so troubling an expert government panel released its most dire analysis ever today, saying it is "highly likely" Japan will see "rampant" infections.
Fact!Despite its proximity to China, Japan hasn't seen the massive outbreak of the coronavirus that has shut down much of Europe and North America.
https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-how-j ... a-52907069
Theory, Statistics, Projections, negative thoughts ..But the spiraling stats are so troubling an expert government panel released its most dire analysis ever today, saying it is "highly likely" Japan will see "rampant" infections.
Another Fact!China Seals Borders to Most Foreigners Starting Saturday
In recent days, China had imposed greater restrictions on foreigners entering the country, including 14-day quarantines on people arriving from countries hit hard by the pandemic. The virus, which originated in the city of Wuhan, has infected a reported 82,000 people in China and killed nearly 3,300 there. A massive lockdown on people in the worst-affected areas has gradually brought the spread of the virus under control, and some cities have allowed workers to return to their jobs.
China had already been drastically scaling back the number of foreigners who could come to the country. Foreign airlines with routes to the country are only being permitted a few flights a week.
According to China’s National Health Commission, there were 67 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, all of them imported from overseas, the Xinhua News Agency reported. There were an additional 58 suspected cases, all of which were also from abroad.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... g-saturday
I think we'll be back to some level of activity sooner than later, but its not going to be complete normalcy, short of an effective vaccine and/or drugs. I imagine some limits on activity to keep interactions within reason. Gathering 60,000 drunk people doesn't seem like a good way to control interactions.Nemo wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:49 pmEven a broken clock is right twice a day. If the fatality rate drops to 0.4% more will be killed by financial dislocation at 2008 levels of economic damage in OECD countries. Financial dislocation is incredibly deadly. The spike in cancer deaths alone in the OECD after '08 was 500,000 dead in 2 years. It needs to be discussed.Queequeg wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 pmBeen on American football chat boards... the delusion of these people thinking there will be a season... Its an interesting mix because politics generally takes a back seat. I know who the MAGA-heads on the board are, but its glaringly obvious what lens they're looking through when they insist "Oh, the virus will be gone in like 60 days. Preseason might be short, but we'll have a season. We can't just live in fear. I mean, this isn't how we won world war 2!" My face hurts from palming it so hard.
F*ck.Virgo wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:46 pmFrom yesterday's NYT:
https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/ ... ueens.html
Your wife is a hero.tkp67 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 amWife is a ER nurse on LI NY and yesterday she had to put another ER nurse to ICU. 44 and no prior health problems and on the brink of death. She said it is starting to get overwhelming and the next 3 weeks will be very rough. I have been doing my best to stay away.
This. Seriously, their bravery and courage in the midst of what is going on is beyond scope.Malcolm wrote: ↑Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:45 amYour wife is a hero.tkp67 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 amWife is a ER nurse on LI NY and yesterday she had to put another ER nurse to ICU. 44 and no prior health problems and on the brink of death. She said it is starting to get overwhelming and the next 3 weeks will be very rough. I have been doing my best to stay away.