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Re: Coronavirus

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Northern Raider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
March 27, 2020, 6:35 pm
USA taken the lead in the number of confirmed cases. NYC showing the way. If it was a country, it would be 6th.

But NYC has a low case mortality rate, meaning it's detecting a lot of mild cases. That's good because they are the people that spread it. NYC are actually doing well.

Washington State, Louisiana, Georgia and Michigan all have high case mortality rates. They are missing a lot of mild cases which are possibly spreading disease. They are heading for disaster.
Yeah they overtook China this morning. New York State 37,000. As you point out they would be below Germany and above Iran and France on the current count. 19m people in the state so it's the size of a country. Their mortality rate is below 1%.

Italy will be above China once the figures update.
People in charge of public health and testing have done well in NYC. Some of those other states are ****

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yeh raiders wrote:
-TW- wrote:
March 27, 2020, 5:06 pm
Something this whole saga has reinforced is, the majority of people are **** stupid

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I'm enjoying the tinfoil hat theories

Like the Chinese have deliberately spread it to ruin the world economy for world domination

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Thanks for the kind words, folks.

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You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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-TW- wrote:
yeh raiders wrote:
-TW- wrote:
March 27, 2020, 5:06 pm
Something this whole saga has reinforced is, the majority of people are **** stupid

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I'm enjoying the tinfoil hat theories

Like the Chinese have deliberately spread it to ruin the world economy for world domination

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This is my favourite pandemic ever

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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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We really are a special breed. We spend all our time on our phones now all of a sudden we have an urge to talk to others, complete tasks around the home and are bored not going to work.

Stay on your phones should be the message from the government, my head hurts at the stupidity going on atm.
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LP Raider wrote:
March 28, 2020, 8:27 am
We really are a special breed. We spend all our time on our phones now all of a sudden we have an urge to talk to others, complete tasks around the home and are bored not going to work.

Stay on your phones should be the message from the government, my head hurts at the stupidity going on atm.
Been saying to people the best way to behave is to act like everyone else has Coronavirus.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnsTAm2L84E

Importance of social distancing and why you should stay at home and not go to Bunnings.
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Northern Raider wrote:
March 28, 2020, 8:43 am
LP Raider wrote:
March 28, 2020, 8:27 am
We really are a special breed. We spend all our time on our phones now all of a sudden we have an urge to talk to others, complete tasks around the home and are bored not going to work.

Stay on your phones should be the message from the government, my head hurts at the stupidity going on atm.
Been saying to people the best way to behave is to act like everyone else has Coronavirus.
Indeed, we are in a precarious position moving into winter.

Seeing the fog this morning is cause for more concern with the spread of this virus.

Stay the **** at home unless you need to go to work or do the grocery shopping.
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I have to say, the idea of social distnacing and working from home... it's like a **** dream for me before i had kids.

Im a home body, that **** would have been right up my ally. NO problems at all.
With kids though, absolute **** nightmare. Im working from home and juggling trying to be as productive as i can and home schooling a 6 year old in the advanced learning program, and a tempremental 4 year old just starting her structured learning "journey"

The teachers have been great, they've provided a lot of materials but this **** is tough.
I love my kids and i dont want to do this ****. I cant even imagine being a teacher and doing this **** for a class room of 20 kids who you've got no real skin in the game for :lol:
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I found this a pretty funny read.:
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... ting-time/

The tweet:
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 3395410957

Relevant comment:
1) You don't just start making thousands of complicated machines because you think someone might be ordering them soon. You wait until that someone (the government) says exactly what they want, how much they're going to pay for them, and how many they'll take. You know, something Trump refused to actually do for several weeks.

2) When Trump tweeted out his rant today, he @ the wrong GM. He was literally demanding some account created in 2007, with absolutely no tweets, start making ventilators.

3) He also demanded that GM use a plant that they had sold back in November.

4) He should have known about this plant, as he had tweeted his congratulations for GM selling it at the time.

No matter how many times you shake your head at what he does he just keeps on bringing it.

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About to finish night shift.

Keeping eye on the figures in Italy, and it's another disastrous day, they have just ticked over 10000 deaths.

Their death rate is 45% when compared to total deaths/cases closed, absolutely tragic.

Get well Italy
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Some Australian numpty that was on a cruise ship and is now forcibly quarantined in a hotel is complaining that he's been stripped of his "constitutional rights".

I can't imagine that its a pleasant ordeal, but this isn't America. The constitution of Australia guarantees precisely diddly-squat that he'll have been deprived of.
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Sterlk wrote:
March 29, 2020, 7:28 am
Some Australian numpty that was on a cruise ship and is now forcibly quarantined in a hotel is complaining that he's been stripped of his "constitutional rights".

I can't imagine that its a pleasant ordeal, but this isn't America. The constitution of Australia guarantees precisely diddly-squat that he'll have been deprived of.
You get the same thing here when people want to demand free speech as a constitutional right in Australia- sorry, that's not in there either.

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BadnMean wrote:
March 29, 2020, 7:47 am
Sterlk wrote:
March 29, 2020, 7:28 am
Some Australian numpty that was on a cruise ship and is now forcibly quarantined in a hotel is complaining that he's been stripped of his "constitutional rights".

I can't imagine that its a pleasant ordeal, but this isn't America. The constitution of Australia guarantees precisely diddly-squat that he'll have been deprived of.
You get the same thing here when people want to demand free speech as a constitutional right in Australia- sorry, that's not in there either.
They watch too much American TV
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Sterlk wrote:
March 29, 2020, 7:28 am
Some Australian numpty that was on a cruise ship and is now forcibly quarantined in a hotel is complaining that he's been stripped of his "constitutional rights".

I can't imagine that its a pleasant ordeal, but this isn't America. The constitution of Australia guarantees precisely diddly-squat that he'll have been deprived of.
Was listening to ABC radio this morning, same thing. Whinging lady complaining about human rights.

Basically the radio fellow said after the call that Australians don't like being told what to do and in this case people need to do what their told.

Another caller told that these people need to take one for team, I mean it's 14 days it's not like their in a detention camp and have no end in sight.

Suck it up.
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Treat them like the children they are. An extra 14 days in isolation every time they whinge. And bill them for the extra days.

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I'd be happy to be fed 3 meals a day for free

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-BREAKING-

The PM has announced further restrictions just now..

- All people 70+ asked to stay home.
- Outdoors gyms/boot camps and playgrounds close Monday.
- Maximum of 2 people in public spaces
- Govt urges ALL Australians to stay home
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It seems hairdressers, non-essential retail and the like get to continue powering on.

I wonder how they're expected to sell anything when everybody is being encouraged to avoid them.
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It'll be until the rent freeze thing is finalised

Basically the concern is if landlords are able to keep charging rent while they're shut all these places will go bust

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Do you think there's a bat connoisseur out there somewhere, looking at what he's spread on the world, thinking

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it's TR isn't it?

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Or Nickman, he seems to know a lot about the subject
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He's suspiciously quiet lately

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The tactic in this country has been go heavy on detection, both via testing and contact tracing of known cases. March 22 saw the biggest number of new cases in a single day with 537. A lot of that was due to infected cruise ships arriving. Since then the number of daily cases have been:
Mar 23 - 278
Mar 24 - 430
Mar 25 - 359
Mar 26 - 374
Mar 27 - 328
Mar 28 - 257

This shows there's a relatively steady number of new cases daily and we've (so far) avoided the exponetial increases many feared. Its one of the rare promising signs we've had to date so hopefully this trend continues. The stricter social distancing measures were introduced through last week so over the next 7-10 days we should see what impact those have had.
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I was looking at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavir ... australia/ for stats but they reckon we had 528 new cases yesterday and that doesn't match with anything anyone else is showing so think I'm going to stop going there.

284 is what the government had for the 29th (6am - 6am).

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zim wrote:
March 30, 2020, 1:13 pm
I was looking at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavir ... australia/ for stats but they reckon we had 528 new cases yesterday and that doesn't match with anything anyone else is showing so think I'm going to stop going there.

284 is what the government had for the 29th (6am - 6am).
Thats the site where I'm getting the info. I've found the "New Cases" column does not always have the date range defined. Could be to do with time zones.

EDIT: Also depends on when the info is received e.g. 257 on 28th and 528 on 29th averages out similar to previous days.
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zim wrote:
March 30, 2020, 1:13 pm
I was looking at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavir ... australia/ for stats but they reckon we had 528 new cases yesterday and that doesn't match with anything anyone else is showing so think I'm going to stop going there.

284 is what the government had for the 29th (6am - 6am).
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March 29, 2020, 5:22 pm
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Mrs Bone down to 15hrs a week from 30, her offsider is happy with that she can take her kids on picnics. OMFG it's killing me.

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They let these people breed.
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it's crazy LP, she's one of the nicest people, not a bad bone in her body, just cannot be told what to do.

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My wife is the same. Runs out of milk or eggs and she's just popping down the shops for a few things, oh and why not catch up with a few friends for a coffee while at the shopping centre.

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