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    ^ not Med trained mate. I know at least 15 Med staff in 2 services have been put on standby for CORVID duty, a chunk are mothers, they know the risks associated with repeated exposure and are worried but will of course carry on - they and their ilk have a fortitude the likes of wankers like Sausages, Syb and Lom will never understand, they only have contempt for UK and its people but we are seeing what this lower end lumpen people are about now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    I understand they are different diseases. My point was more about how Africa has dedicated professionals with experience fighting contagious diseases. America used to, until Trump cut their funding. America is fuct.
    Oh yes, I'm pretty sure the airwaves will be full of baldy orange cunto's cuts to pandemic response come November.

    Not to mention his idiotic waffle about having people back at work by Easter.

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    I wonder what role the Thais played in this?

    A senior German politician on Friday accused the Trump administration of “modern piracy” after nearly 200,000 face masks ordered by Germany were seized by U.S. authorities.

    Andreas Geisel, the interior minister for Berlin state, confirmed media reports that about 200,000 FFP2 masks purchased for the Berlin police were seized at an airport in the Thai capital Bangkok following intervention by American authorities.

    “We view this as an act of modern piracy,” he said in a written statement, stressing that such behavior between transatlantic partners is unacceptable.

    "Even in times of global crisis there should be no wild west methods. I am urging the [German] federal government to demand the U.S.A. respect international rules,” he added.

    According to German public broadcaster RBB, Berlin had purchased the masks from U.S. company 3M, which has factories in China.

    The shipment destined for Germany was stopped at the Bangkok airport following intervention by American authorities and was diverted to the U.S., local media reported.

    The Trump administration has been accused of pursuing a haphazard, “every man for himself” policy on equipment needed to deal with the pandemic.

    The rapid spread of coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks, while many countries are facing shortages.

    Germany is the third-worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe after Italy and Spain.

    Germany's death toll rose to 1,217 on Friday, while the total number of cases surpassed 89,500.

    Data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University shows worldwide infections surging past 1 million, with more than 55,100 deaths. Over 221,200 people have recovered.

    COVID-19: German official accuses US of ‘modern piracy

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    It seems the hardcore blue suede shoes are as mental as the idiotic mullahs.

    Israel seals off Bnei Brak amid coronavirus spike

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    PATTAYA: The resort city is considering a full lockdown to outsiders after the rise of new coronavirus infections in Chon Buri province, almost half of them in Pattaya or nearby areas.

    Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunluem said on Friday that a ban on arrivals and departures from the city is on the cards as it could be an effective measure to control the spread of Covid-19.

    The city has ordered all hotels to alert their guests about the plan and check their numbers in the next three days before the lockdown is announced, he added.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1892665/pattaya-considers-lockdown-as-infections-rise

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    Still, Trump has not called for a nationwide stay at home order. So cowardly he wants to let the lunk head governors to do it so he won’t be blamed!

    Fauci endorses national stay-at-home order: ‘I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that’ - POLITICO

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    Distribution of relief goods in our community...... Happy to be playing an active role.

    Its one thing to formulate contingency plans, etc. on paper, but another when we deal with this things in reality. There are limitations to manpower and human resources, but we are trying to do what we can in our community.

    Kudos to all volunteers. Hope a cure or a vaccine will be found soon before its too late.
    I am so unlucky that if I fall into a barrel full of D*ick**s, I'd come out sucking my own thumb!

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    googs movement data for countries

    COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

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    1. A lot has happened today. To re-cap, here are some of the main headlines.

      • More than one million people worldwide have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University in the US. The number of cases has doubled from last week
      • Of those, more than 51,000 people have died. However, more than 200,000 have recovered after testing positive
      • The World Bank has launched a $1.9bn emergency fund to help 25 countries deal with the outbreak - starting with India, which is on a three-week lockdown
      • In the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock set a goal of 100,000 tests in England per day by the end of the month. His pledge came just before people across the country clapped and cheered for NHS staff and other key workers
      • And in the US, the new weekly unemployment claims hit a record high of 6.6 million. President Donald Trump also issued strict new guidelines to care homes, to "protect elderly Americans" and the authorities in New York City ask anyone leaving their home to wear a facemask
      • The latest data from Italy suggests the outbreak there is stabilising. Positive cases rose by 3.1% compared to 3.8% the previous day. But the daily number of deaths has increased again slightly, rising to 760 from 727 reported on Wednesday


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      Social distancing measures at a pharmacy in New DelhiImage caption: Social distancing measures at a pharmacy in New Delhi

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    2. Posted at 0:11 3 Apr0:11 3 Apr
      Pence says face mask advisory coming soon

      Vice-president Mike Pence says a face mask advisory will be rolled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the next few days.
      So far, Los Angeles and New York City have both ordered residents to wear masks whenever they go out in public.
      But the federal government has so far not made that recommendations for the entire nation.
      "Just remember its not a substitute," for other social distance measures, Dr Deborah Birx quickly chimes in, adding that hand-washing and social distancing are also extremely important safety measures.


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    3. Posted at 0:06 3 Apr0:06 3 Apr
      Face mask debate continues

      US coronavirus taskforce co-ordinator Dr Deborah Birx says the government is still debating whether to update federal guidelines to require all Americans to wear masks in public.
      But she warns against getting a "false sense of protection by wearing a mask", adding that there are a number of ways people can get infected.
      This false sense of security, she says "worries us and it's why we're still debating the mask".
      Dr Birx says that washing hands and staying more than 2m (6ft) apart is at this point more important that wearing a mask.
      A mask, she says, is "not a substitute" for social-distancing and other mitigation mandates that are already in place.


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    4. Posted at 23:51 2 Apr23:51 2 Apr
      White House talks economic relief



      Anthony Zurcher
      BBC North America reporter


      On the day that the US reported 6.6 million new unemployment filings last week – doubling the record set the previous week and dwarfing any earlier mark – the White House chose to lead its daily briefing on the economic aid being directed to stanch the economic bleeding.
      Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who helped craft the $2.2tn (1.8tn) economic aid package Congress passed last week, said government efforts focused on three areas:

      • a $350bn programme of forgivable loans to small businesses
      • expanded coverage and increased payments to unemployed workers
      • more than $6tn in financial liquidity for the US financial system once the peak of the outbreak has passed

      "We want American businesses to be kept intact," Mnuchin said. "We want you to have a business you can reopen when it’s appropriate."
      Mnuchin’s assurances come after the New York Times reported numerous financial institutions were confused about the small-business loan process and unsure whether they would be able to handle what is expected to be a huge demand for the funds.
      The latest economic indicators suggest many US businesses are teetering on the brink, shedding payroll simply to stay financially afloat. Congress rushed to pass an aid package to address the crisis.
      The question now is whether the administration can get the help out the door in time.


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    5. Posted at 23:43 2 Apr23:43 2 Apr
      White House slams PPE 'black market'

      White House economic aide Peter Navarro says a "black market" on personal protective equipment (PPE) has sprung up, which has been driving up prices on needed medical equipment.
      He claims that "domestic sources here are being exported" overseas.
      Earlier today, US officials announced that the FBI had seized half a million pieces of medical protective gear from brokers hoarding them, and had re-distributed the gear to healthcare workers in New York and New Jersey.
      Mr Navarro pledges that US law enforcement will "crack down unmercifully" on "hoarders and brokers trying to make money off the misery".
      He calls on anyone with PPE inventory to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and not buyers outside of the US.


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    6. Posted at 23:35 2 Apr23:35 2 Apr
      How to understand the death toll

      Each day, news of more deaths is a huge source of alarm to people across the country. But what are the death figures really telling us? And how bad is it going to get?
      Read the full story here

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    7. Posted at 23:28 2 Apr23:28 2 Apr
      Read the letter from Trump's doctor

      Before briefly leaving the podium moments ago, President Trump talked about taking another coronavirus test.
      The result from Mr Trump's doctor has just been passed around the White House briefing room.
      It is at least the second test that the White House says the president has taken.

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    8. Posted at 23:20 2 Apr23:20 2 Apr
      The young doctors being asked to play god

      In a hospital in Queens, New York City - the worst-affected area in the US city with the most cases - doctors are being forced to make decisions they would never normally be faced with.
      The BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel spoke to one young doctor at Elmhurst hospital - unofficially the first Covid-19 hospital in the country. She described a desperate shortage of ventilators, a relentless stream of severely ill and critical patients, and staff being forced to perform procedures they hadn't been trained for.
      And while the situation is dire now, the peak of the outbreak in the US is still weeks away.
      Read the full story here about how US doctors are fighting on the frontline of the coronavirus.

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    9. Posted at 23:16 2 Apr23:16 2 Apr
      Trump issues new guidelines

      Mr Trump is introducing new guidelines to "protect elderly Americans".
      He says nursing homes should immediately ban "all medically unnecessary personnel", noting that many such facilities have already done this.
      He also calls on elderly care homes to "assign the same staff to care for the same group of residents" to limit the spread of infection.
      Mr Trump also says care homes should create separate areas for sick and non-sick patients, adding that these measures may be extended into the future and even after the virus is fought back.


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    10. Posted at 23:07 2 Apr23:07 2 Apr
      Trump: 'I'll be right back'

      Mr Trump excuses himself from the briefing room, but not before saying that he took a quick coronavirus test earlier today.
      "I took it, it took me literally a minute to take it," he says, adding that it took 14 minutes to come back negative.


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    11. Posted at 22:56 2 Apr22:56 2 Apr
      NYC tells residents to wear facemasks


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      New York City has asked anyone leaving their home to wear a face mask.
      A new bulletin from city health officials advises that infected people can spread the Covid-19 for days before they even begin to show symptoms.
      "A face covering can help prevent you from spreading Covid-19 to other people, so you should wear one whenever you leave the home," the guidance says, adding that any cloth or scarf will do.
      But the letter asks the public not to use surgical and healthcare worker masks, as those are required by actual first responders such as nurses, doctors and paramedics.


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    12. Posted at 22:52 2 Apr22:52 2 Apr
      Emergency loans for UK firms revamped after criticism

      The emergency loans scheme for UK businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic is being revamped following strong criticism.
      The Treasury says it had received more than 130,000 loan enquires from firms but fewer than 1,000 had been approved.
      Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, says the changes to the scheme would make it easier for firms to access loans.
      Labour welcomed the measures but accused the government of being "behind the curve" when implementing support measures.


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    13. Posted at 22:47 2 Apr22:47 2 Apr
      US Treasury Secretary: 'Cheques are nearly in the mail'

      "If we have your information, you’ll get in two weeks," says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, denying reports that it may take months for Americans to receive the money Congress dolled out in their massive $2.2tr stimulus package.
      If the government does not have your information, he says, people will need to go to a website to register their details.
      Elderly citizens, who already receive social security payments from the government, will not have to re-register, he says.
      Asked when those without a bank account will receive their cheques, the treasury secretary says it will take longer than for other people.
      But, he adds, the money must come quickly - and "quickly is a matter of weeks, not months".


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    14. Posted at 22:34 2 Apr22:34 2 Apr
      BREAKINGUS aircraft carrier commander removed from post

      The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Brett Crozier, has been removed from his post after he complained that the US navy was not doing enough to prevent coronavirus from spreading rampantly through the aircraft carrier.
      Capt Crozier had written a letter to his bosses saying that urgent action needed to be taken to prevent American troops from dying outside of wartime.
      "He exercised extremely poor judgement" said Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.
      He also told reporters that Capt Crozier was being fired for allegedly leaking the letter to the media.
      He said the letter "created the impression the Navy was not responding to his questions".
      "It creates the perception the Navy is not on the job; the government is not on the job. That's just not true."
      Uninfected members of the ship's 4,000 crew are being quarantined in Guam after the governor of the US island territory said they could stay as long as they had no interactions with locals.


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    ...^would you like a link to my editing tutorial?...

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    God to Hobby Lobby: Close Stores!

    Hobby Lobby closing all stores, issuing mass furloughs

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    After quietly reopening stores across the country in defiance of coronavirus-related state lockdown orders, Hobby Lobby is closing all stores nationally and furloughing employees without pay.


    In a statement posted on the company website on Friday afternoon, Hobby Lobby announced it will furlough "nearly all store employees" without pay and "is ending emergency leave pay and suspending use of company provided paid time off benefits and vacation."

    "As the country continues efforts to manage and mitigate the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus, Hobby Lobby will, after careful consideration, close the remainder of its stores, and furlough nearly all store employees and a large portion of corporate and distribution employees, effective Friday, April 3rd, at 8:00 p.m," Hobby Lobby posted on its website. "The stores will remain closed until further notice."

    According to three employees, each speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, managers at their stores called teams into a meeting to deliver the news on Friday afternoon.

    "The line our manager gave us was, 'The employees got what the employees wanted, the stores were closed,'" a Hobby Lobby employee in Indiana said. "My question was did God tell them they needed to closed the stores and not pay us?" '

    Hobby Lobby closing all stores, issuing mass furloughs
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    a $350bn programme of forgivable loans to small businesses
    expanded coverage and increased payments to unemployed workers
    more than $6tn in financial liquidity for the US financial system once the peak of the outbreak has passed


    1200 $ for the peons
    350 billion for regular people and their small businesses
    6 trillion for the cronies in the club.

    What a great deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Hobby Lobby closing all stores, issuing mass furloughs
    One of their competitors is still open. JoAnn Fabric...my wife works for them. They're claiming so far that they are essential. Because of a certain fabric they sell that people are making masks with. I'm not sure a fabric mask does much good.

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    ^ In this area people are making cloth masks for the health care workers to wear over their N95 masks so they last longer. Looks as though soon those cloth masks will be everyday wear for anyone going out of their house.

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    I guess they're better than nothing. N95 masks are impossible to find.

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    Talk of a 24 hour curfew coming soon to Thailand.

    There's also infected passengers from a Thai Airways flight from London on the loose

    Thai government may impose 24-hour curfew – Thai PBS World

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    Should be about today that the serious stockpiling begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Talk of a 24 hour curfew coming soon to Thailand.
    Something's not adding up here.

    NZ has been under a lock down for over a week that the vast majority have abided by: 950 confirmed and probable cases;

    Thailand, fuck all of anything much at all: 1,978 confirmed and probable cases.

    Yeah but nah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I hope the kunt snuffs it together with his parents and grandparents, the money grubbing fuck
    The author of that piece is Toby Young, a cvunt who writes for the Spectator which is the publication of choice if you are a privileged, right-wing Tory favouring laissez-faire policies in which the weak wither and die allowing the rich to prosper in tax-free indifference.

    BoJo the Clown was an editor of sorts for the rag but more interestingly the current commissioning editor is Mary Wakefield who is married to Dominic "Goebbels" Cummings who last month advocated Britain should avoid mass testing and let COVID 19 spread so as to increase " herd immunity", and as chairman of the initial Downing Street "Covid 19 management health committee " was reported to have quipped " and if a few old age pensioners should die then so be it".

    In any conflict it is always wise to know your enemy.

    One hopes Cummings and his vile squaw will not survive this pandemic.

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    @ant - depends on the testing done. Could be that there are not enough test kits. At the start, PI only had 2,000 test kits from the WHO. Had to procure more and this week, the donated kits from SG arrived. Thus more testing and more positive cases.

    PH coronavirus cases exceed 3,000, death toll hits 136

    ^3,018 cases, 136 deaths (4.51%). More cases but decreased death rate. It was at ~8%, then ~6%, now 4.5%, with increased testing.

    I've heard / read from friends, social media & local news that some ppl just die in hospitals as as PUI (person under investigation) without knowing the result of the test. Sometimes the results arrive 1 week after - there's a long queue in the labs. I think in Luzon, it's only Baguio & Manila (RITM - Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang), Cebu City for Visayas region & Davao City for Mindanao. Limited capacity (labs, equipment, trained personnel) in developing countries.

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    There is an increasing worldwide shortage of the reagent chemicals used in the COVID test, a problem experienced by the UK's NHS so one should imagine the healthcare system in PI is that much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    The author of that piece is Toby Young, a cvunt who writes for the Spectator which is the publication of choice if you are a privileged, right-wing Tory favouring laissez-faire policies in which the weak wither and die allowing the rich to prosper in tax-free indifference.

    BoJo the Clown was an editor of sorts for the rag but more interestingly the current commissioning editor is Mary Wakefield who is married to Dominic "Goebbels" Cummings who last month advocated Britain should avoid mass testing and let COVID 19 spread so as to increase " herd immunity", and as chairman of the initial Downing Street "Covid 19 management health committee " was reported to have quipped " and if a few old age pensioners should die then so be it".

    In any conflict it is always wise to know your enemy.

    One hopes Cummings and his vile squaw will not survive this pandemic.
    Your reply may hold more sway if you attacked the article and not the author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Talk of a 24 hour curfew coming soon to Thailand.

    There's also infected passengers from a Thai Airways flight from London on the loose

    Thai government may impose 24-hour curfew – Thai PBS World

    The only viable curfew and compulsory self quarantine "within the home" regime is one which permits the exceptions adopted elsewhere i.e. food shopping, seeking medical assistance, caring for the vulnerable and ill, and key personnel.

    The reckless, selfish, self indulgent and just plain stupid nature of their society suggests it cannot succeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Your reply may hold more sway if you attacked the article and not the author.
    Indeed, ad hominem attacks on Hitler were quite inappropriate in judging Mein Kampf.

    You fucking idiot.

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