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    Was just told that 7-11s will close at 2pm.

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    Armed (knife) toilet paper thefts from supermarkets.


    Manhunt after toilet paper stolen from Sydney supermarket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Anyone who has been to India will know that's true.

    My sister returned from India 10 days ago ... everything 'normal' there ... well, normal for India.

    Maybe, more factually described as ... India, blissfully unaware of the Tsunami about to hit them.

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    Iceland Finds 40 Coronavirus Mutations, Сausing Fears of New Pandemic Prospects


    "According to researchers, this development marks a “textbook example” pattern similar to the flu. Given this, the virus is likely to become more contagious, but less dangerous, researchers predict.

    After testing 9,768 Icelanders for the coronavirus, Icelandic health authorities, in collaboration with the private genetics company deCODE genetics, have detected 40 mutations of the coronavirus in the island alone.

    According to Copenhagen University professor and virologist Allan Randrup Thomsen, this implies that the virus will eventually become more contagious, but less severe.

    “It's similar to the pattern we see with the flu, and we can live with that. I am not saying that it is true that all variants will survive, but there is a tendency for it to develop that way. This means that viruses can infect more because it is better adapted, but it is not the disease-causing virus variants that survive. These are the variants that cause less disease,” Thomsen explained to the Danish newspaper Information.

    Thomsen specified that the 40 variants fall into three clusters that can be traced back to specific sources of infection, which he called a “textbook example”.

    Iceland's chief epidemiologist Thorolfur Gudnason said he expected the research results to prove extremely beneficial worldwide as a contribution to the world's efforts against the pandemic. María Mjöll Jónsdóttir of the Icelandic Foreign Ministry also stressed that the results are intended to be used internationally.

    Iceland has a total of 588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iceland, 14 of which have resulted in hospitalisations. 6,816 are currently in quarantine, 36 have fully recovered from the virus, while one person has succumbed to it.

    To quell the outbreak, the island nation of 330,000 has resorted to drastic measures, including a ban on gatherings of more than 20 people, and a series of closures affecting swimming pools, fitness centres, libraries, and museums. Hairdressers, nail salons and other businesses involving close physical contact were also closed.
    n a revised schedule, the Icelandic Parliament will only address matters directly concerning the COVID-19 until 20 April.

    So far, one MP, Smári McCarthy of the Pirate Party, has tested positive for COVID-19. Six other parliament employees are also infected, with several others in quarantine.

    Worldwide, the coronavirus that originated in the Chinese province of Hubei has infected over 381,000 people in over 170 nations. While over 16,500 people have died from the virus, over 102,000 have recovered successfully."


    Iceland Finds 40 Coronavirus Mutations, Сausing Fears of New Pandemic Prospects - Sputnik International
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Was just told that 7-11s will close at 2pm.
    722's (7-2) just doesn't have the same ring to it.

    And my boys would be calling them 7 poos poos ... they are going through that stage now.

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    Thammasat University converts student residence into COVID-19 hospital


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Yikes
    You sound surprised... Wait til the real numbers come out.

    The pillaging and looting and blaming of Farangs will be next, probably

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    What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus?


    What became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus – severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or Sars-CoV-2. The illness caused by the virus is Covid-19.


    Now declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the majority of people who contract Covid-19 suffer only mild, cold-like symptoms.


    WHO says about 80% of people with Covid-19 recover without needing any specialist treatment. Only about one person in six becomes seriously ill “and develops difficulty breathing”.


    So how can Covid-19 develop into a more serious illness featuring pneumonia, and what does that do to our lungs and the rest of our body?


    How is the virus affecting people?
    Guardian Australia spoke with Prof John Wilson, president-elect of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a respiratory physician.


    He says almost all serious consequences of Covid-19 feature pneumonia.


    Wilson says people who catch Covid-19 can be placed into four broad categories.


    The least serious are those people who are “sub-clinical” and who have the virus but have no symptoms.


    Next are those who get an infection in the upper respiratory tract, which, Wilson says, “means a person has a fever and a cough and maybe milder symptoms like headache or conjunctivitis”.


    He says: “Those people with minor symptoms are still able to transmit the virus but may not be aware of it.”


    The largest group of those who would be positive for Covid-19, and the people most likely to present to hospitals and surgeries, are those who develop the same flu-like symptoms that would usually keep them off work.


    A fourth group, Wilson says, will develop severe illness that features pneumonia.


    He says: “In Wuhan, it worked out that from those who had tested positive and had sought medical help, roughly 6% had a severe illness.”


    The WHO says the elderly and people with underlying problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.


    How does the pneumonia develop?
    When people with Covid-19 develop a cough and fever, Wilson says this is a result of the infection reaching the respiratory tree – the air passages that conduct air between the lungs and the outside.


    He says: “The lining of the respiratory tree becomes injured, causing inflammation. This in turn irritates the nerves in the lining of the airway. Just a speck of dust can stimulate a cough.


    “But if this gets worse, it goes past just the lining of the airway and goes to the gas exchange units, which are at the end of the air passages.


    “If they become infected they respond by pouring out inflammatory material into the air sacs that are at the bottom of our lungs.”


    If the air sacs then become inflamed, Wilson says this causes an “outpouring of inflammatory material [fluid and inflammatory cells] into the lungs and we end up with pneumonia.”


    He says lungs that become filled with inflammatory material are unable to get enough oxygen to the bloodstream, reducing the body’s ability to take on oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide.


    “That’s the usual cause of death with severe pneumonia,” he says.


    How can the pneumonia be treated?


    Prof Christine Jenkins, chair of Lung Foundation Australia and a leading respiratory physician, told Guardian Australia: “Unfortunately, so far we don’t have anything that can stop people getting Covid-19 pneumonia.


    “People are already trialling all sorts of medications and we’re hopeful that we might discover that there are various combinations of viral and anti-viral medications that could be effective. At the moment there isn’t any established treatment apart from supportive treatment, which is what we give people in intensive care.


    “We ventilate them and maintain high oxygen levels until their lungs are able to function in a normal way again as they recover.”


    Wilson says patients with viral pneumonia are also at risk of developing secondary infections, so they would also be treated with anti-viral medication and antibiotics.


    “In some situations that isn’t enough,” he says of the current outbreak. “The pneumonia went unabated and the patients did not survive.”


    Is Covid-19 pneumonia different?
    Jenkins says Covid-19 pneumonia is different from the most common cases that people are admitted to hospitals for.


    “Most types of pneumonia that we know of and that we admit people to hospital for are bacterial and they respond to an antibiotic.


    Wilson says there is evidence that pneumonia caused by Covid-19 may be particularly severe. Wilson says cases of coronavirus pneumonia tend to affect all of the lungs, instead of just small parts.


    He says: “Once we have an infection in the lung and, if it involves the air sacs, then the body’s response is first to try and destroy [the virus] and limit its replication.”


    But Wilson says this “first responder mechanism” can be impaired in some groups, including people with underlying heart and lung conditions, diabetes and the elderly.


    Jenkins says that, generally, people aged 65 and over are at risk of getting pneumonia, as well as people with medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer or a chronic disease affecting the lungs, heart, kidney or liver, smokers, Indigenous Australians, and infants aged 12 months and under.


    “Age is the major predictor of risk of death from pneumonia. Pneumonia is always serious for an older person and in fact it used to be one of the main causes of death in the elderly. Now we have very good treatments for pneumonia.


    “It’s important to remember that no matter how healthy and active you are, your risk for getting pneumonia increases with age. This is because our immune system naturally weakens with age, making it harder for our bodies to fight off infections and diseases.”


    What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus? | World news | The Guardian

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    Wahun city will allow it's citizen out into the local province.

    Wuhan to lift travel restrictions on April 8


    "The provincial government said on Tuesday areas other than Wuhan will restore outbound traffic on Wednesday and people will need to show a health code – a digital health certificate issued by the province - when leaving the province.

    Wuhan will continue stringent traffic control until April 8.

    However, starting on Wednesday, migrant workers in Wuhan who hold a "green" health code and wish to return to work outside the city could be transported in groups directly to their destinations after passing a nucleic acid test for novel coronavirus, according to the announcement.

    Other travelers with a "green" health code will be able to leave the city on April 8.

    People from other provinces will be able to travel within the province with the health code issued by their original provincial regions without the need to present other certificates.

    Wuhan will gradually resume production based on epidemic risk evaluation. The opening time of school, including colleges, kindergartens and vocational institutions, is still postponed and will be set at a later time, it said.

    The provincial government urged all localities to strictly prevent risks brought by the increase of population flow and gatherings and properly respond to imported risks.

    It also asked to refine work arrangements to ensure safe and orderly traffic, and actively promote the resumption of work and production to minimize losses and restore normal economic and social development as soon as possible.

    "Wuhan will open travel to outside the city on April 8, with other parts of Hubei province ending their lockdown on Wednesday, according to a government announcement."

    Wuhan to lift travel restrictions on April 8 - Chinadaily.com.cn

    It appears to be 2 to 3 months from lock down to release.
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    Well that's just fucking great eh. Like you can trust the lying chinky bastards. Even their own people don't.

    According to a report on Monday by RTHK, Hong Kong’s public broadcaster, residents said hospitals in Wuhan had refused to test patients who showed symptoms. Kyodo News in Japan reported at the weekend that a local doctor said the number of cases had been manipulated before President Xi Jinping’s visit earlier this month, prompting the beginning of “a mass release of infected patients”.


    Allegations of new infections in Wuhan have persisted on social media to such an extent that authorities issued a detailed statement over the weekend debunking them.


    Some of the concerns about China’s reporting stem from how Beijing classifies patients. While the World Health Organization and South Korea consider anyone who has tested positive for the virus as a confirmed case, China does not include asymptomatic infections in its final tally.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/life-after-lockdown-has-china-really-beaten-coronavirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Unfortunately bat soup & pangolin were off the menu.
    I don’t know if you can grasp this but I’ll give it a try:
    “Did you see any western companies up for sale on your Chinese menu”
    They seem to be veeeery cheap right now and the Chinese are known to eat, aheem sorry, buy up almost anything .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Anyone who has been to India will know that's true.
    Not easy to lockdown cities where tens of thousands sleep on the streets, or practice social distancing where millions live on top of each other.

    Modi can make the right noises, but let's not pretend what might possibly work in Europe has a dog's chance of success in India, or Africa.

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    At an airport in Kenya, six million respiratory masks that should have been delivered to Germany have disappeared. The "Spiegel" reported, citing insider information and the confirmation of a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defense.

    Accordingly, the order for masks of the type FFP2 with particle filter should have arrived in Germany on March 20.

    According to the report, insiders suspect that the delivery was either stolen by criminals or that the manufacturer might have subsequently negotiated a better price elsewhere for the now much sought-after protective goods and could have delivered there instead.

    Getting nasty, was it Donald & Co. ?

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    US may become centre of coronavirus pandemic, WHO says

    US may become centre of coronavirus pandemic, WHO says | World news | The Guardian

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    Let's hope to fuck these two don't meet up and create the bastard killer haemorrhagic virus from hell.



    Global Times, a state-run English-language newspaper, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, "A person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus on Monday. He was tested positive for hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested."

    https://www.indiatoday.in/science/story/hantavirus-man-dead-china-symptoms-coronavirus-yunnan-shandong-1659186-2020-03-24

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Iceland Finds 40 Coronavirus Mutations, Сausing Fears of New Pandemic Prospects
    Great!


    Now that would be fun.

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    If your quarantine stock runs out and all you have left is flour and water, Jamie Oliver has come to the rescue.

    Coronavirus: Jamie Oliver teaches us how to make pasta with only one item - Mirror Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Iceland Finds 40 Coronavirus Mutations, Сausing Fears of New Pandemic Prospects
    Fucking hell, all that in one supermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Was just told that 7-11s will close at 2pm.
    Fuck that, they should be closing Iceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    US may become centre of coronavirus pandemic, WHO says

    US may become centre of coronavirus pandemic, WHO says | World news | The Guardian

    US will become center of China-Virus pandemic.

    Now that should send chills down Donald's spine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Was just told that 7-11s will close at 2pm.
    I just saw 1:00 pm closing on Facebook, whichever. I think thats foolish. I had already planned on visiting there occasionally at 4:00 a.m or so to avoid people. If they do this they'll be packed the whole short day.

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    All train passengers including those using the Skytrain will be required to wear masks before entering stations and during onboard travel from tomorrow (March 25) as part of the government’s efforts to tackle the escalating Covid-19 crisis.


    Department of Rail Transport director-general Sorapong Paitoonphong signed off on his order today that all operators have to inform their passengers accordingly.

    The services cover State Railways of Thailand trains and the Airport Rail Link, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) electric trains, BTS Skytrains and Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) trains.


    The operators will also have to prepare masks for sale at reasonable prices to passengers who do not have them. They are also required to increase the number of screening spots at their stations.

    https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30384760?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_r eferral

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    BBC Radio was earlier reporting cases in the UK of people deliberately sneezing and spitting on police. That with idiot bloggers licking supermarkets shelves and toilet seats...is there a level beyond moron that the new millennium has taken us to ?

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    Big c and the local Tesco's were calm and nicely stocked today.

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