Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #85

Discussion in 'Coronavirus - Covid-19' started by Amonet, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    “the man or woman or child who will not wear a mask now is a dangerous slacker”

    This is brilliant!
     


  2. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    BBC daily round up:

    1. Millions more people in England move up a tier
    2. Scotland's Covid alert areas revealed
    3. Cannon and Ball star dies after Covid-19 diagnosis
    4. NHS app to send more self-isolation alerts

    And my favourite:
    5.
    Model train maker steams ahead in lockdown
    There's good news for one company as a result of the pandemic. Model railway maker Hornby has seen its sales surge by 33% in the six months to the end of September, as more people took up hobbies in lockdown. Not long ago, the firm, which also makes Corgi cars and Scalextric racing kits, was a "company in chaos" and losing up to £10m a year. Its boss has hailed the firm's return to profit in a "time of adversity".

    Covid-19: Tier news for millions in England and Scotland, and Bobby Ball dies
     
  3. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Do you keep refreshing the way I do? California hasn't reported all its figures yet and some states still have no report at all. In fact, Los Angeles hasn't reported figures yet - so right now, CA looks like the Golden State, but I'm not so sure.

    While it's a good thing that the mortality rate is "only" 3%, can you imagine if someone decreed that 3% of people in a locale were going to die in the next month say, from cars crashing into them?
     
  4. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    I don't think many people equate a percentage with a real number of people. For every 100 people in a community, 3 are going to die. For every 1,000 people, 30 are going to die. For every 10,000 people, 300 are going to die.

    They just think "3% isnt that much". IMO

    Yes, if these were car crashes there would be police sitting all over the place, stopping the hoon drivers. At least, in Australia there would be.
     
  5. Warwick1991

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    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    In El Paso, Tx, 44% of people testing positive are hospitalized - that's the phase they're in (serious to critical).
     
  7. CSIDreamer

    CSIDreamer Well-Known Member

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    We aren't sitting at 3% of our population deceased from Covid, though. That would be almost 10 million people.

    In your example we are looking at something like .0006 right now.

    Jmo
     
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    My reply was to this post. Maybe there is some confusion about which area we are speaking of?


     
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    No, I'm not confused. Not at all. In your example you said if 3 out of every 100 people died in a car accident, Australia would react. I'm paraphrasing. I'm simply pointing out, to avoid confusion, that 3% of our population has not died from Covid, as per the car accident math. :)
     
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  10. JaneEyre

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    That’s why I said a proper nose wire. This is what I use inside the masks I make. Note that you can get them with adhesive on them so you can simply “glue” them on top of a surgical mask. I make my masks with a channel so it can be inserted and then removed for washing. These are more than a “wire”, really. Cheap enough for you to try.
    https://www.amazon.com/Without-Adhesive-Sewable-Washable-Handmade/dp/B08BJRVX7J
     
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    I foresee massive "you're limiting my freedom" court cases, as Wisconsin has had.
     
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    WP: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/29/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

     
  13. CoverMeCagney

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    Yes, I get a bit refreshy when I know the daily figures are due here. I much preferred it when the numbers kept going down though :(
     
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    I just got a message from a US friend "Things are getting really bad in the US". Ding, ding, ding ... it is finally getting noticed. This time, my friend didn't argue with me about how relatively well Gov Cuomo is doing in protecting the people in his state.

    I said to my friend, all you can do is keep encouraging the people you know to do the right thing. The remedy will start with the 'little people', in the case of the US.

    IMO
     
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    That sounds ridiculously high to me and must be a sign of under testing, right?
     
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    That and rallies, some political, some not.
     
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    Sad situation there...

    https://twitter.com/edlavaCNN

    The hospitalization rate in #ElPaso has jumped 365% this month.

    JUST IN: #ElPaso County Judge has issued a two-week shutdown of all non-essential services starting at midnight to help get the #coronavirus outbreak under control before the holiday season. Election activities are not affected.
     
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    What can we learn from this wildly varied pattern of coronavirus spread? As far as Europe, the Americas and the Middle East are concerned: not very much, except that premature easing of restrictions will almost always lead to a resurgence in cases.

    Of the 120 countries around the world that have experienced clear second waves or late first waves,only six have emerged from them, to varying degrees ...

    Excellent testing and tracing systems allowed them to avoid this fate.

    Leadership, science and unity got us and our Asia-Pacific neighbours to this place. And it’s these things that stand between a "zero COVID" life and the devastation of a new wave.

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/c...nd-the-rest-of-the-world-20201029-p569ub.html
     
  19. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    There would be where I live too. And at schools - it would be total outrage if 3% of the teachers were run over each month!

    Of course, doctors, nurses and respiratory techs are dying too. It's not as if it's evenly distributed through all occupations (although teachers are now in the line of fire many places, as well).

    6% of cases have been LE, IIRC. Being off long term is another problem that we're seeing here in the Los Angeles area - many reasons why people are still out of it once they're not contagious.
     
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