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    The Covid-19 thread

    Beware of this guy!
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    The Covid-19 thread

    What planet are you living on Bust? CEOs now make 278 times the average worker. I blame Boris for his herd immunity plan.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-rumour-sparks-prison-riot-thailand-buriram-200329111845599.html Dozens of prisoners broke furniture and smashed windows in a jail in northeastern Thailand during a riot sparked by rumours of a coronavirus outbreak in the facility.
  4. The numbers in Georgia (USA) are looking bad. 25% of cases results in hospitalization. There is a 3% death rate. People with symptoms and have tested negative for the flu still can not get a CV-19 test!
  5. Austin TX company seeks to grab stimulus checks of employees. https://www.kxan.com/news/austin-company-looking-to-dock-paychecks-for-those-receiving-stimulus-checks/
  6. A Czech news site on Monday (March 23) revealed that 80 percent of the much-touted traunch of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid test kits "donated" from China are faulty, forcing healthcare workers to rely on conventional laboratory tests. ... ... the tests yield both false positive and negative results. "We tested those who searched for a sampling point. Fortunately, we were so farsighted that samples were immediately compared with traditional tests, and that just proved the error rate of the [Chinese rapid] tests, ”said Svrcinova. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3903937
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3905788 According to data from China’s central government, the capital of Hubei Province registered 50,006 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, including 2,535 deaths in the two months leading up to March 26, CNA reported. Yet recently, a local mortuary prepared 5,000 urns in just two days for the cremated remains of virus fatalities, according to Chinese media. On March 23, the government allowed the public to visit mortuaries to pick up the remains of their relatives, resulting in a line 200-meters long springing up at the Hankou Mortuary in Wuhan, reports said.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    No tests. No Problem! Oh, a patient died on the ventilator, obviously the cause is pneumonia. No need to test. I think S. Korea has been best at handling the situation. Their main tool is extensive testing.
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    This'll fix everything

    Somehow most of the money will just disappear along the way to the vulnerable.
  10. For those suffering through the TP Panic of 2020,
  11. The USA is now #1 in infections! Another Trump accomplishment.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    I guess the military can not get or pass on the virus! In the military you have large groups of people in close contact using common eating, sleeping, and washing areas. An ideal situation to rapidly spread an infection!
  13. It is Trumps way to divert attention from his poor leadership.
  14. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    So all the 7/11 shops are open. No need to panic.
  15. None of the Pentagon plans predicted a run on toilet paper!
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    The Covid-19 thread

    I see the confirmed cases in Thailand has passed 900.
  17. Here is what the Senate GOP and Trump wanted, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-on-usd500-billion-slush-fund-ill-be-the-oversight.html Monday’s White House coronavirus press conference brought a slew of questions as reporters hoped to parse out why and when President Trump intends to lift the national social distancing measures and how the Republican stimulus bill would responsibly distribute a $500 billion corporate slush fund that currently allows for the Treasury Secretary to withhold the names of the businesses that receive bailout cash. I'm sure Trump Enterprises would be the first in line to get the cash!
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    The Covid-19 thread

    JIT (Just-In-Time) supply chains have only small inventory warehoused to reduce costs. It can not respond quickly to changing demand. Was there any bottled water left on the shelves?
  19. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/ Here is a breakdown of the deaths by age group, sex, and pre-existing conditions. I think the majority of folks on this board are north of 40. I'm well north of 40.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    I use this, https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
  21. The Thai government has the numbers of how full the hospitals are. They must be seeing the trend of hospital capacity becoming overwhelmed. That is why the emergency orders are NOW being issued. It is that spike in hospitalizations that forebodes big problems ahead. As for African countries, they have a younger population than in Europe. Perhaps the death rate from CV-19 in that younger population distribution is <1% of the infected. Would this be noticed over the usual deaths by pneumonia and heart disease? EBola had a death rate of 50% and was wiping out whole families and communities. Plus the sight of patients bleeding is very alarming. That is why it was noticed by WHO and dealt with by extreme measures. Less than 12000 people have died from EBola and over 18000 people have died from CV-19.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Here is a different experience from a marathon runner that got infected. Since the ICU was NOT full at the time he was sick, he survived after spending 13 days in ICU.
  23. Italy has a well developed healthcare system with excellent doctors. A sick Italian doesn't have to come up with 1 or 2 weeks wages to pay for a CV-19 test! Plus Italy has an older population than the other countries you mention.
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