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Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 pm
by Norwegian
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Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 pm
by Malcolm
Nemo wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:25 pm
In Canada this will peak at an unemployment rate of 20 to 25%. In my military training 20% is where civil order inevitably breaks down.
Mnuchin already has predicted 20% unemployment before this is over:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... -secretary

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:44 pm
by mikenz66
Norwegian wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:13 pm
mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:05 pm
Virgo wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:41 pm
live press briefing about to begin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGowUgT0Fr4

Virgo
He really doesn't inspire confidence, does he? Amazing how he can talk for so long without saying anything... :thinking:

But "it will be a great day..." one day...

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Mike
He managed to say that "nobody could've ever seen something like this coming" (the pandemic) ... #$@#€&$!! :rolleye:
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:


"No one has been here before and this is going to change us. It is going to help form a new generation and I can see it in my daughters' eyes"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11264300/ ... ters-eyes/

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Mike

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:46 pm
by Virgo

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:54 pm
by Nemo
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 pm
Nemo wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:25 pm
In Canada this will peak at an unemployment rate of 20 to 25%. In my military training 20% is where civil order inevitably breaks down.
Mnuchin already has predicted 20% unemployment before this is over:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... -secretary
Jesus, this is just choosing which pile of dead you want to dispose of now.

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:54 pm
by mikenz66
Yes, it's scary. I'm hoping we went into lockdown soon enough. We have 5 M people, about 300 confirmed cases, and only about 250 ventilators in the entire country...

:heart:
Mike

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:58 pm
by Norwegian
Spain, Europe's worst-hit country after Italy, says coronavirus tests it bought from China are failing to detect positive cases
https://www.businessinsider.com/coronav ... ?r=US&IR=T
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.

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:28 pm
by Lucas Oliveira
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:15 pm

A Coronavirus Explosion Was Expected in Japan. Where Is It?

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.
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
Fact!
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.
Theory, Statistics, Projections, negative thoughts ..
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
Another Fact!


:namaste:

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:35 pm
by Queequeg
Nemo wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Been 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.
Even 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.
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.

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm
by Lucas Oliveira
The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/heal ... cases.html

USA now has more coronavirus cases than either China or Italy
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/26/usa-now ... italy.html

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Those of China, Italy
Confirmed infections top 82,000 across country, exceeding all other national totals
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government ... 1585218656


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Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm
by Norwegian


Well done on MSNBC for this.

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:46 pm
by Queequeg
Virgo wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:46 pm
From yesterday's NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/ ... ueens.html

Virgo
F*ck.

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:12 am
by Virgo
Queequeg wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:46 pm
F*ck.
Correct. But really this was inevitable.
Norwegian wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Well done on MSNBC for this.
Yes very well done. :twothumbsup:

Virgo

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:14 am
by Virgo
Virgo wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:12 am
But really this was inevitable.
(due to the lack of appropriate action taken)

Virgo

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:41 am
by PeterC
Well he did tell us what he was going to do:


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Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 am
by tkp67
Wife 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.

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:03 am
by Queequeg
tkp, :heart:

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:12 am
by Virgo
Praying for the best tkp.

Virgo

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:45 am
by Malcolm
tkp67 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 am
Wife 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.
Your wife is a hero.

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:52 am
by Johnny Dangerous
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:45 am
tkp67 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 am
Wife 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.
Your wife is a hero.
This. Seriously, their bravery and courage in the midst of what is going on is beyond scope.