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    COVID19

    So how's this all affecting your neck of the woods?

    We (Australia) locked down our borders on Friday, and are advocating people to stay home, cancelling gatherings of more than 100 people or something.

    Hospitals here are preparing for a large number of patients requiring ventilation, and in my hospital we've also got plans to zone off various parts of the Emergency department as COVID zones pretty much, where one half will have to wear protective equipment and the other part will remain uncontaminated.

    Screening criteria keeps changing on a local level.

    Personally, my lifestyle hasn't been affected at all. I'd be more sad if you told me the internet had a virus and I needed to remain offline for a few months.

    No one I know has died yet.

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    France, Paris suburbs.
    We are forced to stay home AND find ways to work at the same time...
    My father is an electrician and got a fine for doing his job: helping someone with electrical problems at their home.
    Versailles is closing their markets
    I still work too, it's incredibly easier to drive and park. But I can get fined if caught, since I have to work but it's forbidden to get out... a tad difficult when your job is visiting people at their place and help them...

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    (~1300 diagnosed, one dead)
    everyone who comes from a different country must stay in quarantine for two weeks, as well as anyone who has been in contact with a known patient.
    people were advised to work from home if they can, and not show up at all if they can't and the job is deemed 'unessential'.
    schools are closed, public transportation in limited.
    I'm not sure about the legal standings, but the guidelines from the health ministry is not to leave home unless it's for one of the accepted reasons. gatherings of people aren't allowed (the number varies).
    I can work from home, so other than being bored out of my mind and having to cook for myself, it's ok.

    also, we might be going to the 4th election cycle (april, november, march, so maybe july?), because politics.

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    Borders are closed. Schools are physically closed with teaching handled remotely. Libraries, theaters, museums, swimming pools, and such are closed. The government is preparing to close bars and restaurants. Seniors over 70 are supposed to stay home, though it's not enforced. In general people are told to stay at home as much as possible or at least avoid other people. There might be further domestic travel restrictions coming.

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    Here in Augusta, Georgia, The Masters golf tournament got postponed. All the schools here in Richmond County have been closed. Mayor Hardie Davis issued an executive order that limits public and private gatherings to 10 people max. Only essential business are allowed to be open. Pharmacies, grocery stores, laundromats, fast food takeout and gas stations are the only things open.

    All 159 counties here in Georgia have been considered a major disaster area by Trump, which allows for federal assistance. Georgia has had 2,651 confirmed cases and 80 deaths. The local hospitals near me currently have...

    University Hospital: 16 positive (8 outpatient, 7 inpatient)
    AUMC: 64 positive
    Doctors Hospital: 4 positive
    Charlie Norwood VA: 2 positive (both outpatient)
    Aiken Regional Medical Center: 6 positive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalobiian View Post

    Hospitals here are preparing for a large number of patients requiring ventilation, and in my hospital we've also got plans to zone off various parts of the Emergency department as COVID zones pretty much, where one half will have to wear protective equipment and the other part will remain uncontaminated.
    Aaaand we went live with this last week. Our Emergency Department is now separated into dirty and clean zones.

    With social distancing in place and shutdowns, I cant go to try out this chair I wanted to buy, but I guess I'll just have to put up with it. Nioh 2 is pretty good in the meanwhile though.

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    The number of confirmed cases here has risen quite a bit since I posted on Sunday.

    3/31
    COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: 4117 (100%)
    Hospitalized 885 (21.5%)
    Deaths 125 (3.04%)

    Taken from https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report

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    The Netherlands: 27419 confirmed cases of which 2945 are deceased.
    The Hague City (where I live): 212 confirmed cases, no deaths yet.

    Social distancing laws with fines in effect. Advice is to work at home. I'm a service technician for Whirlpool. My branch is considered a crucial occupation so we're allowed to work. Not happy with that but have some health issues (no corona) which prevents me currently from working.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalobiian View Post
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    Nioh 2 is pretty good in the meanwhile though.
    Awesome game, enjoyed the first one thoroughly. Playing it alongside T7 and Fortnite.

    Edit: and The Division 2, just to pass time... Not as into it as I was with 1.
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    Australia hasn't been hit as hard as we expected or prepared for. Our hospital is now starting to shrink the dedicated COVID/Possible-COVID beds in the emergency department bit by bit depending on patient load right now. Social distancing laws are still in effect from before, with talks about possibility of reintroducing some stuff like elective surgeries once we work out the right precautions.

    Nioh 2 is almost done. This game turned out longer than I expected, but I'm pretty sure I'm about to start the final mission now.

    Between that and MW:Warzone, most of my time had been taken up, but with Nioh almost done I think I'll finally be able to catch up on a few of this season's anime before starting another single player game again. Maybe FFVIIR.

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    After a very wet winter/off season, we've have incredibly sunny/beautiful days here in France, starting with the lockdown...
    As a golfer, I admit it's a bit hard to cope with the situation: golf isn't hard to play in safe ways against the virus. But I understand that lockdown needs simple rules for all to understand and follow.
    Pretty sure weather will turn sour the moment the lockdown is lifted for golf

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    In my area here in Alberta Canada, they keep saying people in the area have the virus but no confirmed deaths and the people suspected seem healthier than I am lol. So... I think it is just a hoax and the Chinese Flu is just the regular flu under a different name, like H1N1 or Bird Flu. Both were just the regular flu but the media was hyping it up to be a world ender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Skill View Post
    In my area here in Alberta Canada, they keep saying people in the area have the virus but no confirmed deaths and the people suspected seem healthier than I am lol. So... I think it is just a hoax and the Chinese Flu is just the regular flu under a different name, like H1N1 or Bird Flu. Both were just the regular flu but the media was hyping it up to be a world ender.
    Okay. Well I live in NYC and I happen to know several people who have tested positive. That includes an aunt and a neighbor in my apartment building who died 2 weeks ago. Also happen to know several medical professionals including an ex who is a nurse. So count yourself fortunate that you are afforded such skepticism. I am not amused
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdula View Post
    Okay. Well I live in NYC and I happen to know several people who have tested positive. That includes an aunt and a neighbor in my apartment building who died 2 weeks ago. Also happen to know several medical professionals including an ex who is a nurse. So count yourself fortunate that you are afforded such skepticism. I am not amused
    Ya well, when Ebola broke out they plastered dead bodies all over the news. With this one, there is zero bodies on the news. Just more hype.

    Call it skepticism all you want but I suspect it is just the regular flu and possibly even regular pneumonia for the so-called people who are unfortunate to be deceased. There is a lot and I mean a lot of missing info concerning this pandemic.

    When you compare this to other historical pandemics, in which societies have fallen... this one makes absolutely no sense in how it spread. The Black plague killed more people than this pandemic has. The death rate is less than 1 % world wide.... The flu is higher...

    Flu cases dropped to zero in most places which should not be possible... but ya, call me a skeptic.

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    I think that's to do with modern medicine being a little bit better than the Black Plague days.

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    Some nursing homes over here have had up to 10 elders dying one after another. I can't say I'd have ever read about such incidents in normal years when just the regular flus have been going around (though I guess in 1918-1920 it would have been nothing). Some who have got over the disease have described it as nothing like the usual influenza. I'm not particularly worried about myself, but I know that if my dad got this disease, he would most likely die. That's not a nice thought.

    One funny thing about the skeptics is that they are only observing the current situation and saying it's nothing, but what we are now living in is a sort of state of emergency, which has worked. So, the disease can't show its full power. It's like saying small pox is nothing. Well, it's nothing because the vaccination eradicated it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Skill View Post
    Ya well, when Ebola broke out they plastered dead bodies all over the news. With this one, there is zero bodies on the news. Just more hype.
    I am not sure what you believe you are accomplishing here. Your stance seems to be that you are willfully ignorant and you believe that your ignorance is some kind of shield. Yes your little corner of the world is largely unaffected. That means the same must be true everywhere. People are not so tactless as to plaster images of dead bodies everywhere and so this makes you doubt the severity of the situation. Again being willfully ignorant as there have been such things posted online for months now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Skill View Post
    Call it skepticism all you want but I suspect it is just the regular flu and possibly even regular pneumonia for the so-called people who are unfortunate to be deceased. There is a lot and I mean a lot of missing info concerning this pandemic.
    Yes there is not a lot of information available about a new strain of corona virus that we have only known existed for less than half a year. The country it first emerged in was also less than forthcoming. So again your argument is that ignorance, a lack of information, makes this disease less of a threat not more. Do you have any idea why the regular flu and regular pneumonia, as you call them, do not kill more people every year? The woman I happen to be in a relationship with just spent 20 days in the hospital with pneumonia in january. Guess why she did not die? Proper medical care, effective treatments and there were not hundreds of thousands of people who needed treatment at the same time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Skill View Post
    When you compare this to other historical pandemics, in which societies have fallen... this one makes absolutely no sense in how it spread. The Black plague killed more people than this pandemic has. The death rate is less than 1 % world wide.... The flu is higher...
    So what point are you trying to make here. Comparing this situation to something that happened centuries ago when there was no way to quickly disseminate information. When people naturally did not have ready access to soap or clean water much less modern medicine. When things like respirators, ventilators and antivirals did not exist and people could not check for something as simple as hypoxia. Yes things are not as bad as they were in a time when people did not even believe in the existence of micro organisms. You should check out what maternal and infant mortality rates were back then, it might interest you to learn just how much things have changed.

    It spread from person to person just like the flu and it had an unknown incubation period. The rate of infection is exactly the issue here. Prion diseases have a mortality rate that I am sure is more appealing to you but you cannot acquire them from someone coughing on you and so there is not any hoopla about them. So yes modern society is better at dealing with pandemics. I live in a country with over 330 million people 1% is a staggering number. Also 98% of the deaths in NYC have been of people who have other underlying medical conditions or some comorbidity. So if 1% is not enough for you think of 98. Also for people 70 and older the mortality rate starts at 4% and only increases. Your utterly fallacious argument is we are doing everything we can to prevent more people from dying and so more people are not dying and thus you think this is a hoax. We should all do nothing and allow millions of people to die so you can feel more comfortable in your ivory tower.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Skill View Post
    Flu cases dropped to zero in most places which should not be possible... but ya, call me a skeptic.
    Your complete lack of understanding of how infectious diseases actually work is amazing. Yes diseases do in fact run their course and then disappear it has happened often throughout history. You know, just like the flu you keep mentioning. You get it and you recover but you can always be reinfected or infect someone else. Thus all the efforts to prevent transmission.

    Your entire point is that this is a hoax and people should just ignore the obvious facts because there are not enough facts to satisfy you. Just possibly allow millions of people, that insignificant 1%, to die. Which, by the way, would in fact make this one of the deadliest pandemics ever. Forget being a skeptic. You are either being an idiot, being deliberately obtuse or incredibly immature. In any case, this is not a good faith argument but it has certainly been entertaining.

    Just as an aside, stop saying the death rate for the flu is higher. That is false, just some misinformation you have heard or read and decided to regurgitate without even verifying. For example the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that over 48 million people in the U.S got the flu in the 2017-2018 flu season. That only resulted in 79,000 confirmed deaths. Not the 480,000 which would constitute 1%. Compare that to the 291,000 confirmed cases of Covid in New York that has resulted in over 17,000 deaths and you see the disparity. We peaked at over 700 deaths a day. Come on just think of how many people you have heard dying of the flu throughout your life. If 1% of the people who got the flu died every flu season, just think of what high school would have been. If you are simply going to deny anything that is not inline with your prejudices then do not bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdula View Post
    I am not sure what you believe you are accomplishing here. Your stance seems to be that you are willfully ignorant and you believe that your ignorance is some kind of shield. Yes your little corner of the world is largely unaffected. That means the same must be true everywhere. People are not so tactless as to plaster images of dead bodies everywhere and so this makes you doubt the severity of the situation. Again being willfully ignorant as there have been such things posted online for months now.


    Yes there is not a lot of information available about a new strain of corona virus that we have only known existed for less than half a year. The country it first emerged in was also less than forthcoming. So again your argument is that ignorance, a lack of information, makes this disease less of a threat not more. Do you have any idea why the regular flu and regular pneumonia, as you call them, do not kill more people every year? The woman I happen to be in a relationship with just spent 20 days in the hospital with pneumonia in january. Guess why she did not die? Proper medical care, effective treatments and there were not hundreds of thousands of people who needed treatment at the same time.


    So what point are you trying to make here. Comparing this situation to something that happened centuries ago when there was no way to quickly disseminate information. When people naturally did not have ready access to soap or clean water much less modern medicine. When things like respirators, ventilators and antivirals did not exist and people could not check for something as simple as hypoxia. Yes things are not as bad as they were in a time when people did not even believe in the existence of micro organisms. You should check out what maternal and infant mortality rates were back then, it might interest you to learn just how much things have changed.

    It spread from person to person just like the flu and it had an unknown incubation period. The rate of infection is exactly the issue here. Prion diseases have a mortality rate that I am sure is more appealing to you but you cannot acquire them from someone coughing on you and so there is not any hoopla about them. So yes modern society is better at dealing with pandemics. I live in a country with over 330 million people 1% is a staggering number. Also 98% of the deaths in NYC have been of people who have other underlying medical conditions or some comorbidity. So if 1% is not enough for you think of 98. Also for people 70 and older the mortality rate starts at 4% and only increases. Your utterly fallacious argument is we are doing everything we can to prevent more people from dying and so more people are not dying and thus you think this is a hoax. We should all do nothing and allow millions of people to die so you can feel more comfortable in your ivory tower.


    Your complete lack of understanding of how infectious diseases actually work is amazing. Yes diseases do in fact run their course and then disappear it has happened often throughout history. You know, just like the flu you keep mentioning. You get it and you recover but you can always be reinfected or infect someone else. Thus all the efforts to prevent transmission.

    Your entire point is that this is a hoax and people should just ignore the obvious facts because there are not enough facts to satisfy you. Just possibly allow millions of people, that insignificant 1%, to die. Which, by the way, would in fact make this one of the deadliest pandemics ever. Forget being a skeptic. You are either being an idiot, being deliberately obtuse or incredibly immature. In any case, this is not a good faith argument but it has certainly been entertaining.

    Just as an aside, stop saying the death rate for the flu is higher. That is false, just some misinformation you have heard or read and decided to regurgitate without even verifying. For example the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that over 48 million people in the U.S got the flu in the 2017-2018 flu season. That only resulted in 79,000 confirmed deaths. Not the 480,000 which would constitute 1%. Compare that to the 291,000 confirmed cases of Covid in New York that has resulted in over 17,000 deaths and you see the disparity. We peaked at over 700 deaths a day. Come on just think of how many people you have heard dying of the flu throughout your life. If 1% of the people who got the flu died every flu season, just think of what high school would have been. If you are simply going to deny anything that is not inline with your prejudices then do not bother.
    My point is and has been proven in the news, more since the CDC has changed their infected and dead numbers three times (Lowered each time).

    Now they won't lower the numbers to where they need to be. Most people around the world are noticing irregularities to this so-called virus, that they are now calling a bacterial infection.

    It seems like they don't know what to call it when questioned why it is not behaving like other viruses which share the same traits and ways of replication. Under a microscope many doctors are calling it a bacteria and not a virus.

    It has a 99.98 survivability. The flu kills between 3-4 % yearly. I am sure even you can see the point being made here. If you like fear mongering based on lies, then that is your problem. You sound like Pelosi who was mad there are 50,000 dead in the US compared to the predicted 1-2 million (Can never happen) for the 3 month time frame given by that fake doctor.

    You know this already and has been proven, the normal flu death rate is still higher than this so-called Chinese Flu. If you don't believe me, you better check the CDC numbers. The CDC revised these numbers 3 times because everyone keeps asking them why their numbers were wrong.

    -Edit-

    Also many are noticing that if you take the Chinese Flu deaths and add them to the Flu deaths, they are surprisingly close to the previous years real Flu deaths. Anyone with a brain can see they hyped a fake virus and just relabeled 1 quarter of the real Flu deaths as the Chinese Flu.

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    I can assure you the Sars-Cov2 is a virus which shares 80% of its genome with Sars-Cov1.

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