Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by Trusteft, Mar 11, 2020.
At dinner, I saw a TV banner stating that all 50 states of the USA now have confirmed cases.
That is a good concern (if I can still write proper English at 4AM). The place should have some disinfectants that are to be used on particularly sensitive surfaces (i.e. anything that many people touch), as much ventilation as possible and, well, I guess everyone should keep their distance as much as possible.
Found this interesting, whatever happens, we must refuse to let fear rule our minds.
In Italy, military trucks take bodies out of the cities to cremate them. Unless a cure is found soon, it's something that will be seen in at least a couple more countries in the next few weeks. In Italy they didn't take it seriously at first, ignoring taking precautions and social distancing. Because, you know, "it's just a flu".
taken from a news site, here is the link to the original facebook post where they took it from.
EDIT: Meanwhile in Thailand.
EDIT 2: Video of the trucks above.
Liked your post but did not like the news...
Earlier news from Italy that I saw (some days ago) was that they had a bit younger people dying than China, 65 years on average, but now it's up to 80. It seems to be really wiping out the elderly over there.
EDIT: It's not that it's worse that it is a narrower group of people that's most affected, it's just that, seeing the numbers, it seems that that one group is being hit really, really hard.
I am 63....
I don't know if it's good for our mental health to go into calculating probabilities. We're all in one of the risk groups just being guys, apparently. Either way, we should all keep as safe as possible, for our own sake and for the sake of others.
Agree 10%%, try to do what is recommended and do not panic, probably the best solution for mental health.
The last 24 hours another 627 deaths in Italy because of the virus and another almost 6000 confirmed cases.
I feel so sorry for Italy. I hope they manage to turn this around soon.
I went to the supermarket today (and bakery).
Not as many people as normal days, but still plenty. The traffic in the roads is way way down. Not like 28 days later, but I would say less than 50% of the usual road traffic. It's remarkable how much quieter the city is.
In terms of products in the supermarket, the only products I noticed sold out were hand sanitizers, single use gloves and...that's it. Everything else appeared to be in normal quantities.
The relatively low death rate so far in Greece ("only" 10 as earlier tonight), has caused some morons to take the beautiful weather and lack of schools/work as a great opportunity to go out. Beaches were full, parks, etc. Not saying they were normal busy full, but still too many for what is going on.
Many people are just either too stupid or don't care. till of course they require medical attention.
I am ok (supplies) for another week. Let's hope by the time I need to go out the situation is not worse.
Looks like the UK is going to be in lock down within the next week.
Pubs & Restaurants are to close. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51981653
I am self Employed so im not sure if where I stand at the moment...
Just got an emergency alert from my cellphone, all Canadians returning from outside the country have to go into a mandatory 14 day quarantine, failure to do so will result in a 2000 dollar fine.
A number of countries are seeing staggering growth rates. Yesterday (or still today) the US had 5,317 new cases. Until the day before, the grand total was just 13,789 cases and only 3 days before that, it was 4,663, less than what had just been added in one day.They are still spread over a large area and a large population, but at this rate it could get as bad as Europe (is now) within a week.
Just so people know this illness will not discriminate between the rich and powerful and the poor, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau's wife was one of the first confirmed cases here. He is currently in quarantine.
Also, someone at the White House tested positive.
A lot of the spiking numbers is due to availability of testing and test kits. The whole "Anybody can get tested whenever they want" is a lie.
I'm not in any way saying it's not bad or that the reported case numbers are inflated. If anything the actual numbers are likely considerably higher.
Access to healthcare, on the other hand...
Yes, but seeing as there is still no cure or vaccine for the virus, if it really wants to ace you, you're done. Unless of course you believe that the rich have some medicine they won't release to the peasants just yet, which is likely. I mean, just take a look at Magic Johnson. That dude is 60 right about now.
The poor can't even get tested and hospital beds tend to go to those with the best insurance...
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