Impact of the new Coronavirus where you are?


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2 hours ago, FatherOfPugs said:

This isn't the end of the world as some are making it out to be. Unlike some here who think certain folks will be naturally selected out of the gene pool for not believing the mass media hype.

The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and State and County public health agencies are not media organizations.

What's more important than how ill an individual adult with no underlying health conditions may or may not feel is that we're approaching a tipping point. The pandemic may still be contained and quickly forgotten, or it may become an ongoing, perpetually circulating disease. Those are the options in front of us. There's an enormous amount of future morbidity and mortality, lost productivity, and economic disruption at stake.

2% mortality turns into a very, very large number of deaths relatively quickly. And if those deaths are clustered among children, the elderly, and those with health problems, that doesn't warrant dismissing or ignoring it.

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The impact of coronavirus where I am?   Hmm.  Where to begin.  Last weekend, when I left the hospital on Friday night, we had 9 cases in our ICU.  When I came in on Monday, the ICU was completely

Might be irreverent after I posted the currently existing horror scenarios back on page 1 and 2 of this thread on January 30th - ages ago in this fast developing news circle. So, to end my commen

I’m ready, come what may...  

Our prime minister announced that schools will be closed for at least 2 weeks. They canceled all big events in Poland. Cinemas etc closed. Today we had 31 affected people.

We've already posponed our son's 1st birthday party for a second time. Only because of my grandmother and parents in law. Also after few conversation I had to cancel my farewell party. But of course you can find people who thinks that it's only huge drama. Then I ask them about their oldest family members. Wish you can't see their faces...

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On 3/9/2020 at 4:07 PM, Duxnutz said:

Venetian and Palazzo was where everyone was, outside of that was pretty sparse. I can report how impressed I was with the measures casinos were taking wiping things down, with lots of staff dedicated to just that task. Escalators, doors, railings and machines - quite impressive and we could do more of this at the airlines. 

People are going to go to LV regardless,. even of the black plague was in full swing, but still the number of visitors will be way down. My BIL took a month leave of absence from his job at the airport just to see how it all shakes out. I feel sorry for the rank and file, this is going to be a huge hit to the tourist industry and will kill a lot of jobs. 

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4 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

and tom hanks and his wife have it. 

they are, or very recently were, here in Queensland. 

apparently they are still here in Qld, on the Gold Coast.

so is that two more to add to the toll of australia or the states?

more seriously, my limited knowledge of film sets is that people are coming and going all the time. i suspect a lot of people who've been in contact with him have moved on to other jobs around the world. 

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2 minutes ago, KnightsAnole said:

NBA just cancelled all games for the rest of the season

Suspended, not cancelled.  Theoretically.  A member of the Utah Jazz tested positive.

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53 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

US to stop all European inbound travel (excluding UK) for 30 days. 

Hmm seems flights from Europe to Canada may quickly become a backdoor through the US land border crossings unless Canada follows suit .

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A friend just told me that at her office, people keep coming by her desk to use her large bottle of hand sanitiser. I told her to get an empty bottle, fill it with KY or Durex lube, and leave it on her desk. After a while, nobody will be stopping by to use her "weird" hand sanitiser. :lol3:

 

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9 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

he said hoarding, not buying. 

He meant both. Trust me :D

You are good for plastic bottles, wine and cardboard.  lack of disinfectant has never apparently bothered you in the past. 

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7 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

He meant both. Trust me :D

You are good for plastic bottles, wine and cardboard.  lack of disinfectant has never apparently bothered you in the past. 

which is an outrageous falsehood. 

i disinfect everything every time you come near the place. 

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My fiancé already works from home one day a week. They were notified today that everyone will work from home 2 days a week now and voted on what days. She got an email this evening and was told everyone is working from home 5 days a week. It’s crazy how fast things are changing hourly. And she works for a large Southern California newspaper. So it’s going to effect a lot of people. 

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29 minutes ago, JamesKPolkEsq said:

Boy, my assertion looks reaaaaaaal bad in retrospect... 

I give you credit for being willing to admit it.

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57 minutes ago, Cubadust said:

The only "cure" we have right now is to put people and countries in quarantine. That's what's causing the chaos. No one is thinking this virus is going to kill us all, no one think this is the end of the world but there's going to be a damn bumpy ride from now on. And my guess is that it hasn't even started in the US yet, you're not even at "Day 1". But I base this only on population/reported cases and that you haven't started to test the general public yet. It would be nice if you were right, though.

Damn bumpy.  Let's see if we all have the fortitude to overcome the normal human reaction during crises: panic, selfishness, and blame-casting.  Though some aspects of this thread don't evidence it, I think we can.  

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It's getting difficult here.

The Irish government just announced closure of all schools, colleges and childcare facilities from 6pm today until March 29th.

Retail sales way down, layoffs coming very soon. Luxury retail, including cigar sales will be, and are being, hit very hard.

I was talking to an Italian cigar retailer in northern Italy this morning, he doesn't know how he's going to manage.

Also talking to a cigar retailer in Seville, his shop isn't locked down but he's hurting.

Here, any indoor gatherings of more than 100 people not permitted. Same for outdoor gatherings of more than 500.

Church events, mass, funerals, weddings etc. all affected.

All Twitter staff, globally, told to work from home. Google, Amazon, Facebook etc. will follow suit. The European headquarters of all these companies are within 500 metres of my house. The streets are very quiet.

In this part of the world, this is unprecedented. It's the unknown.  

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