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COVID-19

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by beautifulmorning, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Thanks for the expert advice!
     
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  2. aux

    aux

    In Sevilla, they were literally throwing Coronavirus club nights. Selling 2 for 1 Corona beers. The tagline was literally "Infect yourself with us."
     
  3. Sam

    Sam

    Thanks for your concern ya little cunt x
     
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  4. He

    He

    But there is ample evidence that Asian countries are doing fine because their timing and preparedness worked: Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, and the rest of China.

    Flattening the spread is what they need to do, as you say, but I do not see how less restrictive measures can achieve this, now that they're past initial containment.
     
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  5. Distasteful, but expected. I wonder how Corona (the beer) is doing business wise. I'd be all over a Pinot Noir-virus.
     
  6. Man wears giant cardboard disc to enforce distancing:

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    He's in trouble if it gets gusty.
     
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  7. OspreyQueen

    OspreyQueen Staff Member

    Oh fuck I’m not safe after all then
     
  8. Ours are open too. I wasn't sure about it but in the past twenty minutes the Acceptable Face Of Naziism has said that they should shut, so I guess that we should probably leave them open.
     
  9. Solenciennes

    Solenciennes Staff Member

    Aside from the pressing public health concerns and realities, if anyone is worried about other societal collapse scenarios for themselves or any vulnerable/elderly people in their life, in the UK you can sign up for the Priority Service Register for electricity so that you’re the first person they check in on in the event of a power cut (unplanned or planned). And dial 105 to report a power cut!

    https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/consumers/...rvices/priority-services-register-people-need
     
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  10. In the UK the schools are going to close at some point anyway. It seems redundant to be arguing the case against school closures when it’s bound to happen in the near future. Like in a few weeks we’ll have the Easter holidays, so all of the problems with children potentially infecting relatives etc will be prevalent then anyway.
     
  11. Hello logic.
     
  12. I get seasonal allergies this time every year which includes shortness of breath. I am anxious about confusing seasonal allergies with coronavirus symptoms especially since some patients have experienced shortness of breath. My job temporarily has us on hold so I'm going to stay indoors for as long as possible.
     
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  13. They’re literally barely testing anyone now. My boyfriend is an A&E doctor and just sent me this. The new policy to now only test people who will be admitted. Anyone else, no matter how likely it is they have Covid-19, will not be tested.

    It’s blatant manipulation of the figures to make the govt response seem effective.
     

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  14. Yeah I don't buy the healthcare provider justification for not closing schools.

    How many children in this country have a healthcare provider for a parent? Someone said 3-5% earlier?

    How many of those children don't have a second parent who isn't a healthcare provider?

    How many of those children are too young to look after themselves for the length of a shift or have older siblings who can?

    How many of those children don't have aunts or uncles or family friends who can care for them?

    Surely a tiny, tiny amount, and even those children are statistically unlikely to have contracted the virus, so staying in isolation with their grandparents is probably safe.

    But worst case scenario, Grandma and Grandpa contract it and it doesn't spread further than that because the family isn't having close contact with anyone outside themselves.

    I don't see how any of this paints the current situation is a better alternative.
     
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  15. Ddd that Japan’s approach has just been to not test anyone.
     
  16. matthew.

    matthew. Staff Member

    Welp I'm officially work from home for at least the next two weeks, potentially a month.

    At least Animal Crossing is coming out in

     

  17. This was announced at the press conference yesterday. The figures aren't anywhere near an accurate representation of where we're at anyway. Yesterday they also said there are between 5000 and 10000 with it in reality.
     
  18. Not everyone has someone who can look after their kids for them
     
  19. Yes I think I covered that in my post and my point still stands

    Edit: Is it really likely that a single parent with literally no childcare arrangements is working in healthcare, though? Do you get many Mon-Fri 9:00-14:30 positions as a doctor or nurse? Genuine question, it seems very unlikely to me to have such a cushy schedule with a job like that.
     
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