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Coronavirus 2: the Flattening

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Arwon, Apr 5, 2020.

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  1. Arwon

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    Rugby league is back!
     
  2. EnglishEdward

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    I tend to regard that as more a form of organised violence than sport.
     
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  3. Arwon

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    Nah it's good look at this



    and also we have like half the English team at our club.
     
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  4. EnglishEdward

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    Thank you.

    I tried to, but I got a

     
  5. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Deaths per million might need a velocity as well. Like "dead per million per week after 100 confirmed infections" or something like that. We're still trying to figure out whether it's essential to just bring forward some deaths in time, in regions that aren't preventing deaths, just delaying them.
     
  6. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Wait until somebody tells you about boxing.
     
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    Japanese "spike" is apparently 34 infections per day :undecide:
    Russia took the idea to flatten the curve too literally. Number of active cases reached the maximum couple of weeks ago and it stays at that level since then.
     
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    Holy crap I finally got my dentistry from December rescheduled.
     
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    Can't have tourism without the virus:

    When will people cease being in denial on that?
     
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    And the chloroquine controveries are getting interesting.

    Might be that a cheap, out of patent restrictions, drug just had to be removed from the race for the great cure, lest it harm the stock prices of corporations with a horse on that race. Then again I'll be called a conspiracy theorist just for pointing the ongoing questions...
     
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  12. Arwon

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    Oh right, TV network lol. Maybe this.

     
  13. Arwon

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    The virus free states and territories, and New Zealand, are looking at opening up trial flights again - https://the-riotact.com/act-tas-sa-travel-bubble-could-be-running-as-soon-as-early-july-barr/380220

    There is also some talk specifically that Canberra to Wellington might be the first Aus-NZ flights - https://www.canberratimes.com.au/st...uld-be-opening-of-the-travel-bubble/?cs=14225 - Canberra hasn't received any quarantine returnee international flights for a couple weeks and doesn't expect more, so they think they're the safest international airport to start this trial at.
     
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  16. Ajidica

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    Wait, I thought a few weeks ago you were saying that hydroxycloroquine was being pushed despite its apparent lack of efficacy because it was already developed and labs could start earning pure profit on it instead of having to develop a whole new drug.
    Are you the reincarnation of the All-Seeing Nostradamus?
     
  17. innonimatu

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    Do quote me, if you can find such a post. I don't recall having strong opinions or carelessly posting anything much on those controversies.

    I do recall other people complaining that cloroquine was being pushed, and may have mentioned that it didn't made much sense pushing a drug that could not be monopolized. Which is the opposite of what you claim.

    Good, come countries are doing it right!

    The others' governments just want to "reopen", let people die and the disease unchecked, holding privately that it "can't be controlled" while pretending that they're working to control it.
     
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    We've got friends considering Australian or Pacific Islands holidays. Some have already done the Queenstown holiday.
     
  19. EnglishEdward

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    Quite so.

    There is an awful lot of pressure on government from business.

    So far those governments have largely stood up to business by imposing the lock down in the first place.

    But they can only continue doing that in so much as their voter basis actively supports it.

    From what I can see, the voter base in both the UK and USA are getting tired of it,
    and the lockdown will likely collapse in a few months whatever their governments do.

    The resultant strategy of lock down for four to six months to flatten the curve and thereby buy time

    (a) for scientists to better understand the virus and find measures to reduce the death total,
    (b) for businesses to adjust their processes to reduce close contact; and
    (c) for individuals to modify their behavour a little

    may, alas, be the best that can be expected in those countries.
     
  20. innonimatu

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    I do think most of the voter basis in the UK and the US supports getting rid of the virus. They have worries about economic survival, but that could be alleviated by executive/legislative decision. Other countries did it. It's the governments that do not want to do it.
     
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