Corona Virus 2019-nCoV

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Quantum Quack, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    I withdraw this comment... as it is objectively untrue and badly worded.
    Some nations are considerably more vulnerable than others and the notion of equality of disaster even relative is vague at best.
    What I meant to say is that all nations are facing a disaster..equally however the scale of which is relative. Some of which will be harder hit than others.

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    Live media: Major Australian Bank Westpac, are reporting up to 62% reduction in profits ( today - 05/05/2020)
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder how bad it's going to be tomorrow?
     
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  5. river

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    The Banks will always pull out .

    But will the common people , that's the bigger problem .
     
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  7. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    The latest fashion for Covid social distancing...
     
  8. river

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    well you know anything to make a buck .

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    Whitmer isn’t going to negotiate with these dildo waving terrorists. these people account for maybe 10-20% of the state. It’s truly the Trump supporting white racists that are trying to act as if it’s their chance at a civil rights movement because they can’t get a haircut.
     
  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder if the reports of encroachment of drop bears into the suburbs of Sydney are are bad as reported.
     
  12. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It's awful and only getting worse. I see no end really.
     
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  13. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe we could do a daily update on the sighting rate (SR), and see if it increases by the same each day? And also track the mortality rate (FR)? See how it compares to the common or garden version?
     
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  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I hear if you put forks in your hair that the drop bears will stay away.
     
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  15. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    China:
    According to live media ( today) the virus did not originate in the wet market, and that the wet market was a cluster started by a spreader that originated some months earlier elsewhere.
    The Chinese Lab staff have been in constant collaboration with international virologists since outset.
    WSJ reports that searching for evidence that the COVID was present in the USA before November 2019. The ramifications, if founded as valid, of such are considerable.

    The big question is:
    Do they have drop bears in China or only Panda's?
     
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  16. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Also if you take care to speak with a strong Australian accent, apparently.

    The one thing not to do is say "sex" when you mean "six". That immediately signifies to the drop bear that you are a New Zealander, with fatal consequences for you.
     
  17. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Panda's what?
     
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  18. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I think that would be "forkies" in Australian.
     
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    No, it would go something like- ‘maaate! Ya hair’s all forked up’
    ‘Nah mate! You’re all forked up! Forrk you!’
     
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  20. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The Republican pushed transfer of authority and control to the States has probably been just in time to remove the target from Trump's back - his voting base will forget the miserable incompetence of the last few months, and remember the loudly repeated assertions of confident mastery (and blame of others) they will hear from now until the election.

    As far as curbing the disease spread: removing restrictions State by State, regardless of testing, was perhaps best described by a local epidemiologist as equivalent to establishing a peeing section in a swimming pool.
     
  21. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    lol
    Assuming the curve flattens but doesn't reduce in the USA up to 500,000 people will die every year until it does. ( 24 hour = 1300.. 1300 *365 = 475,500)
    Not to mention the economic cost of a half hearted lock down...
    How many people have to die before the USA as a whole union takes it's need for lock down seriously..? (rhetorical)
     
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  22. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    According to this: Trump gives up on virus fight to focus on economic recovery – and re-election Trump has given up on the medical advice and the attempts to control the virus and intends to let it rip. His own office now predicts well over 100,000 casualties from this change of strategy. (If they get a second wave I should think it could easily be over the top of Fauci's range of 240,000 deaths.) I saw a similar article on this yesterday in the Washington Post, so I think there is little doubt that this is the new plan.

    From some of the disinformation I am seeing about deaths numbers and the way they are compiled, it seems the game now may be to let the deaths accelerate and mount a disinformation campaign, Putin-style, to question the veracity of the numbers, so as to make rational discussion of the human cost in lives impossible. You've got to admit, it has a certain Machiavellian ingenuity. But not even the Chinese were so ruthless.

    The snag will be if, in redneck Trump country, people find their friends and relations dying in overcrowded hospitals, not just a load of despised blacks in New Orleans. Trump is taking a huge gamble, with a foe he does not understand.

    But what an arsehole!
     
  23. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Sooo, watched a bit of the news today - and is it safe to say that Trump thinks CV19 is over so the US needs to get back to work? If Trump says it’s over, it must be over!

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