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  1. Oh and i should add, a least one, on the miracle cure, of Glenfiddich Whickey.
  2. Don't be surprised, NZ is part of the world, the world has a big problem with the virus, it's only Donald that doesn't.
  3. Coss

    Drink !

    There's been precious little drinking going on this board bar, so let me, help a bit. G'day, Since the Stroke (July 2017) I've been at pains to be 98~99% of normal from before. If I am realistic, it's 75~80%. Still, mostly the good bits. Last August I bought a 700ml bottle of Glenfiddich for my 60th birthday, with the intention of not drinking too much of it. I had three drinks from it, until now, and when I looked at it yesterday, there was about 1/4 of the bottle left. I decided to get another, 1litre this time. So I post a photo of this drink, the last 175ml from the August bottle, to hope that you'll share with me the appreciation of a good scotch . Yes I know, big glass.... So cheers, my good fellows and ladies, I hope you are well and that we'll get to sup a wee dram at some point in the next years. cheers Coss.
  4. Automatic visa extensions for tourists in Thailand “just a matter of time” - details being ironed out: govt spokesman The Thai government is continuing to iron out the details of a proposed new policy that would allow tourists left stranded in Thailand to be granted automatic visa renewals. Speaking to Thai PBS on Friday evening (3 April), deputy ministry spokesman Natapanu Nopakun provided an update on the proposal to grant automatic visa extensions to foreign tourists stranded in Thailand due COVID-19. He said the government understands the situation and that granting foreigners automatic visa extensions is “in the pipeline”. Mr Natapanu said the details are “being ironed out” and “frankly, this is on the agenda”. Mr Natapanu added that the prime minister is aware of the situation but it may take a little time before the policy is implemented. The proposal to grant automatic visa extensions to foreign tourists came in response to thousands of foreigners forming lengthy queues at immigration offices throughout Thailand in a desperate attempt to renew their visas. While other countries had waived visa requirements for foreigners left stranded due to COVID-19, Thailand said foreigners had to renew their visas at their nearest immigration office but only after insisting those affected obtain a letter from their embassy. But it wasn’t just the embassy letter that was needed for people to renew their visas. Popular Thailand based blogger Richard Barrow recently tweeted that a total of nine separate documents were requested at one immigration office, as well as the “interrogation” of the visa holder’s landlord. There have also been similar reports from people posting on Thaivisa of immigration offices still demanding housebooks, copies of ID documents from landlords and even a map. On Friday, Cambodia announced it would grant automatic visa extensions for tourists stranded due to COVID-19. THai Visa https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157672-automatic-visa-extensions-for-tourists-in-thailand-“just-a-matter-of-time”-details-being-ironed-out-govt-spokesman/?utm_source=newsletter-20200404-1258&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news
  5. Coss

    The Covid-19 thread

    Thailand reports 89 new coronavirus cases, one more death BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 89 new coronavirus cases and one more death on Saturday. The latest numbers from the government's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration took the total in the southeast Asian nation to 2,067. Twenty people have died. Reuters via Thai Visa - (press the googlie button if you're seeking more info)
  6. Coss

    The Covid-19 thread

    Flash - those are fascinating, thanks, compare a few, really interesting. If one thinks like me; (more movement) = (more virus transmission) ; then these could well, foretell, future death tolls.
  7. WuFlu - woo hoo! that's a new one... 'He's an idiot': critics say Trump has failed the US in this test of reassurance www.theguardian.com › coronavirus-outbreak-response-trump-us For Trump, who has spent years undermining experts, scientists, and trust in government, the pandemic has shown his weaknesses. Our Worst Crisis Since 2008… and We Have an Idiot at the Helm www.thenation.com › society › coronavirus-trump-economy-travel Trump offers nothing but bigotry, ignorance, and pathological narcissism. 101 Indisputable Facts Proving Donald Trump Is An Idiot: A ... www.amazon.com › Indisputable-Facts-Proving-Donald-Trump-ebook Donald Trump's idiocy began long before he reached the White House. Here's a quick guide and easily digestible list of his lies, moronic comments and stupid ... Stephen Colbert Lays Into “Monster” Trump Over Coronavirus ... www.vanityfair.com › hollywood › 2020/03 › stephen-colbert-trump-... The Late Show host didn't mince words on Monday's episode as the Trumpadministration continues to downplay the spread of Covid-19. WuFlu & the Problem for the Trump-Is-an-Idiot Crowd ... www.realclearpolitics.com › 2020/03/16 › wuflu_amp_the_problem_... In the current WuFlu crisis, the problem for the Trump-is-an-idiot crowd is that when you step back a bit — and when you subtract his clumsy ... The presidency is an actual job: This idiot can't do it | Salon.com www.salon.com › 2020/03/10 › the-presidency-is-an-actual-job-this-i... Have we forgotten that being president isn't about posturing and tweeting? Without competent leaders, we're toast.
  8. Coss

    The Covid-19 thread

    And in in Ecuador, where they don't think the virus is a hoax Uncollected bodies lie for days in the streets of Ecuador
  9. The Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program in China and other countries two months before the novel coronavirus began to spread in Wuhan, China. The PREDICT program identified 1,200 different viruses that had the potential to erupt into pandemics, including more than 160 novel coronaviruses. It also trained and supported staff in 60 foreign laboratories. Field work ceased when the funding for PREDICT ran out in September 2019, and organizations that worked on the program laid off dozens of scientists and analysts. (Los Angeles Times) The Trump administration eliminated a CDC disease expert position in China a few months before the coronavirus pandemic began. The position, known as resident adviser to the U.S. Field Epidemiology Training Program in China, was funded by the CDC and was focused on helping detect disease outbreaks in China. No other foreign disease experts were embedded to lead the program after Dr. Linda Quick had to leave her post in July amid the U.S. trade dispute with China. The post was officially discontinued as of September 2019. The CDC first learned of a “cluster of 27 cases of pneumonia” of unexplained origin in Wuhan, China on Dec. 31. (Reuters) The Trump administration fired more than two-thirds of the staff working at a key U.S. public health agency operating in China leading up to the coronavirus outbreak. Staff at the CDC’s Beijing office was slashed from roughly 47 people to 14 people since Trump took office. The CDC has worked in China for the last 30 years. The National Science Foundation and the USAID office, which helped China monitor and respond to outbreaks, also shuttered their Beijing offices on Trump’s watch. (Reuters/New York Times)
  10. Coss

    The Covid-19 thread

    Remember Polio? Before my time, I did know someone who had it as a child, so I thought I'd share this from someone who was there. >>> Which brings us back to Cornes, the only neighbour on the street with a previous experience of self-isolation. That was during a polio outbreak, in 1948, when Cornes was 11 years old. Classes in Hamilton were shut down for months, and her family of nine was forced inside to be home-schooled. "It was crowded conditions at home but everyone experienced that, there weren't the differences between people in our era." Everyone was worried about polio, it infected a school friend quite badly, permanently altering her leg. People had to get by and look after one another - though lockdown was different: there was no TV or internet. How did they pass the time we ask? "We learnt to play with each other," Cornes says, smiling.
  11. I see that the lifeboat is deployed, normally it's kept inside, so as to project confidence.
  12. Coss

    The Covid-19 thread

    And because religion - https://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/03/18/coronavirus-social-distancing-church-police-orig-jk.cnn Apparently people still go and congregate and rub each other, in the name of God - see video at link Stay safe folks
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