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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Fewer people at the airport here . . . a few masks but that's about it.

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    Absolute morons, every one should be wearing a mask.

    In fact, it should be compulsory at all airports and public transport to wear masks. A % of all the people are likely to have it without knowing, so it's everyone's social responsibility to support the health services and slow the spread down.
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    Breaking news....


    NBA suspends season until further notice after player tests positive for coronavirus

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    In Korea, pretty much a month to go from close to zero confirmed cases to approaching 10,000 cases. Of course, hundreds if not thousands of cases were already 'in the wild' by early February - they just hadn't been detected and/or tested for.

    The chart below shows a 10 fold increase in a little over two weeks - from smallish numbers to out of control numbers.





    The Global picture is looking rather red...



    If the Korean curve is followed then the 126,000 total can become 500,000 or a million very quickly. I tend to use the Korean figures because they are the most complete and transparent that are easily available.

    Even the WHO seem cabable of understanding that graphic, so there's a small chance Mr Sausage might...
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    ^^ I'd imagine places like Thailand and India have far, far more cases just that haven't been tested and documented.


    So Tom Hanks has it.
    UK health minister has it.
    Italian football player has it. Along with at least 2 football club owners (Greece and England)
    NBA player has it. NBA season suspended.

    All flights from Europe to America cancelled for 30 days.

    A big few days. Shit's getting real.

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    ^ it has been real in China and Korea for a while now, just others have been in denial (the WHO taking a solely political stance instead of focusing on healthcare issues didn't help...).




    Well, there's something for him to make a film about... (although, hopefully he'll stay in isolation for the next decade or so)
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    Was it WHO predicting that 60-70% of the global population will get infected?


    Looks like a fair enough estimate, doesn't look like much is gonna stop it in the next year.

    Just hope that both my parents in their 70's will be okay in the coming years.

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    I think it took about 18-20 months for the SARS vaccine, by which time it had come and was already dying off. That was more than 15 years ago, during which time not only tech and knowledge have advanced significantly but lessons were learned and preps for future outbreaks were improved so as not to be caught out next time totally unprepared.

    While it took the early weeks for the intl community to realise that this is the one they were prepping for, plus an unknown number of weeks that the Chinese tried to smother it, now every major research unit worldwide is on the case, and hopefully sharing data. Last month, not sure if it was the WHO or a national bio agency that estimated the vaccine time to be in the range of 2-3 months, possibly 4, and without any info to contradict this it should be developed soon.

    As someone said, this too will pass, and let's see how they handle the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Shit's getting real.
    How much is just a knee jerk reaction. Granted people have died - and as a result action should be taken. That being said.

    How many "mild" cases of the sniffles and a slight fever are there? How many folk are infected but exhibit no symptoms at all?
    March 6, 2020 - The White House says it will fail to meet its goal of providing enough coronavirus test kits for 1 million people by the end of the week

    How many infected folk have been carrying and transmitting the virus without knowing and for how long?

    How long has this corona virus been undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed because, a) nobody knew about it? and/or b) a "test kit" was not available?

    How many of these corona virus infections are mild and of no real consequence to a healthy adult?


    Now WHO has finally declared the prevalence of these corona virus infections a "Pandemic". And, yes, it appears to be spreading rapidly - yet, maybe it isn't spreading - perhaps it existed, undiagnosed and untested for a considerable time?

    Many questions - few solid answers - hence the uncertainty.

    Silver lining - perhaps, just perhaps, the corona virus pandemic will significantly increase the "work from home" scenarios that many businesses abhor due to the lack of direct supervision of their employees. Hopefully, many folk will no longer be required to commute to and from their workplaces and can, in fact, telecommute. Thereby decreasing humanities global carbon footprint and reversing global warming.

    Maybe the Corona virus will save the planets bacon. You can only hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    How much is just a knee jerk reaction. Granted people have died - and as a result action should be taken.
    I agree, the Death Rate is really, really low.


    It's the disruption to global life that's getting real.... World markets crashing, global tourist industry completely raped, entire bladdy countries on lock-down with the entire population walled-up in their homes, global sporting events canceled/suspended, etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Absolute morons, every one should be wearing a mask.

    In fact, it should be compulsory at all airports and public transport to wear masks. A % of all the people are likely to have it without knowing, so it's everyone's social responsibility to support the health services and slow the spread down.
    Hypochondriac by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    How many of these corona virus infections are mild and of no real consequence to a healthy adult?
    It's estimated by leading virologist that up to 80% of the infections are hidden, not seen by health services...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    World markets crashing
    Yea, but on that note this longest running bull market in history had to end at some point in time. The restructuring of finances tastes better when you have a valid causal factor. I wouldn't want to be a "financial advisor" by trade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    global tourist industry completely raped
    May be a good thing. Only the strong quality tourist companies, the ones that deliver good values will survive - clean out all the fly-by-night con artist scum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    entire bladdy countries on lock-down with the entire population walled-up in their homes
    Solid knee jerk reaction - hopefully the politicos will pay the price at the polls - yea, I know - to dream the impossible dream.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    global sporting events canceled/suspended
    Makes you wonder - will some of the more overpriced sports venues suffer when they come back? And, do we hold the politicos responsible?



    Oh, well, in another year, hopefully, this will be known as naught more than a colossal huge "Chicken Little" event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Absolute morons, every one should be wearing a mask.

    In fact, it should be compulsory at all airports and public transport to wear masks. A % of all the people are likely to have it without knowing, so it's everyone's social responsibility to support the health services and slow the spread down.

    “No, You Do Not Need Face Masks To Prevent Coronavirus—They Might Increase Your Infection Risk”


    No, You Do Not Need Face Masks To Prevent Coronavirus—They Might Increase Your Infection Risk

    U.S. health officials say Americans shouldn’t wear face masks to prevent coronavirus — here are 3 other reasons not to wear them - MarketWatch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Italian football player has it.
    Has it, but isn't showing any symptoms of it.

    Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club have confirmed.

    The club said the 25-year-old defender is currently not showing signs of any COVID-19 symptoms, but have confirmed that he has contracted the illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    I think it took about 18-20 months for the SARS vaccine, by which time it had come and was already dying off. That was more than 15 years ago, during which time not only tech and knowledge have advanced significantly but lessons were learned and preps for future outbreaks were improved so as not to be caught out next time totally unprepared.

    While it took the early weeks for the intl community to realise that this is the one they were prepping for, plus an unknown number of weeks that the Chinese tried to smother it, now every major research unit worldwide is on the case, and hopefully sharing data. Last month, not sure if it was the WHO or a national bio agency that estimated the vaccine time to be in the range of 2-3 months, possibly 4, and without any info to contradict this it should be developed soon.

    As someone said, this too will pass, and let's see how they handle the next one.
    ^few months? animal models for previous coronavirus vaccines developed serious respiratory side effects.. not something you would want to rush through. Most people in clinical say 18months if you are lucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaiguzzi View Post
    Hypochondriac by any chance?
    No, not at all. Have you seen what's happening to the Italian health service? Well that's gonna happen to your health service soon, so when you wanna take your kids to the local hospital, there simply won't be any doctors or nurses available to see them. To try to avoid that scenario is why everyone should be wearing face masks.

    Yet another person, despite the endless examples, to get it the wrong way around... Wearing masks helps to stop you unwittingly spreading it to many other people and thus overloading the health services.

    When are you people gonna start to understand the basics???

    From Sky news (but there are many many reports):



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    tom hanks is on the gold coast . australia

    wonder when he flew in and if he caught it in seppoland ?

    lots of rich people bailing to countries away from the epicentres

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    Oil takes a hit because of baldy's ban:

    Oil prices have fallen again, adding to steep losses in the previous session after the US banned travel from Europe following a declaration that the coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic.
    The threat of a flood of cheap supply compounded market concerns as Saudi Arabia promised to raise oil output to a record high in a stand-off with Russia.
    Brent crude was trading down $US1.03, or 2.9 per cent, at $US34.76 on Thursday having switched in and out of positive territory before the US announcement.
    US crude was down $US1.13, or 3.4 per cent, at $US31.85 after dropping 4 per cent in the previous session.

    Oil plunges as US bans travel from Europe | The West Australian

    Trouble at F1...

    Haas now has four team members in self-isolation after they showed signs of the coronavirus upon landing in Australia earlier this week.
    On Wednesday it emerged that two of Haas’ staff were being tested for the virus while one team member from McLaren was also in self-isolation.
    While both teams, and the paddock as a whole, waited for those results two more of Haas staff began showing signs.
    They too have been tested and are in self-isolation at their hotel as they all wait for the results.
    India suspends tourist visas over COVID-19 - CNA

    NORAID loses a shit load of money (excellent!).

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade Postponed for First Time in Event’s 258-Year History

    The parade, which has gone on every year — rain or shine — since 1762, will not be doing it's usual march up Fifth Avenue to 86th Street.

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade Postponed for First Time in Event’s 258-Year History – NBC New York

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    I think I won't be taking them up on the offer, better to be here with its single case than in a country with many cases that seem to increase by the day. Some great rates for business class though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    I think I won't be taking them up on the offer, better to be here with its single case than in a country with many cases that seem to increase by the day. Some great rates for business class though!
    Mate, if I were you I'd be on that flight to Berlin than onwards to England - probably a lot higher risk of catching it now on the flight/in Berlin than UB, but UB is a small city and the virus will spread very fast - the virus has clearly been everywhere for a month or so ahead of numbers coming up by testing, so it's not as if it isn't in UB already.

    It will spread and medical services in UB are not the best. Get back to the UK, have a 3 month holiday.

    I'm lucky that medical care is good in Korea (our fatality rates of this virus are just about the lowest), but many Asian countries are not so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Was it WHO predicting that 60-70% of the global population will get infected?


    Looks like a fair enough estimate, doesn't look like much is gonna stop it in the next year.

    Just hope that both my parents in their 70's will be okay in the coming years.
    With the earlier reports that people can be reinfected then it's all a bit of a worry until a vaccine comes along. Jabir mentioned 3-4 months, but I've seen several medical experts say it'll be a year to 18 months. Who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    No, not at all. Have you seen what's happening to the Italian health service? Well that's gonna happen to your health service soon, so when you wanna take your kids to the local hospital, there simply won't be any doctors or nurses available to see them. To try to avoid that scenario is why everyone should be wearing face masks.
    Geez dude, chill.
    We live in Nakon Nowhere, no tourists, very low on outsiders, prolly one of the safest places on the planet right now.
    And no, i refuse to wear a mask in public.
    I leave that to paranoid Asians....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    With the earlier reports that people can be reinfected then it's all a bit of a worry until a vaccine comes along. Jabir mentioned 3-4 months, but I've seen several medical experts say it'll be a year to 18 months. Who knows?
    It normally takes a year of testing to ensure there are no side effects. That time can be reduced dramatically if urgency takes priority.

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