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    Default Re: Covid-19 - Self Isolate

    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    And wine. You forgot wine.
    And the occasional whine ...
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    Default Re: Covid-19 - Self Isolate

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post

    COVID-19: Approximately 82,555 cases worldwide as of Feb. 27, 2020.
    Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide.

    COVID-19: Approximately 2,810 deaths reported worldwide as of Feb. 27, 2020.
    Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide.
    Yeah, you're missing the potential magnitude of it. Covid-19 is still not widespread... but it likely eventually will be.

    Look at your own numbers:
    Ordinary flu - about 500,000 deaths per 1 billion cases (death rate 1 per 2000 cases)
    Covid-19 - so far 2810 deaths from 82555 cases (death rate 1 per 29 cases)

    So Wu Flu kills more than 100x as many people as regular flu.
    These regular flu deaths are a kind of baseline for what happens under 'normal' circumstances, when the health system is not totally swamped, when emergency care is still available for those that need it, and when much of the population has some immunity from vaccines and previous exposures.
    So multiply the need for hospital care by 100 with the Wu Flu, and consider that only about 5% of those cases will actually fit into the hospitals, which will be swamped. Basically there will be practically no care available for the majority of sufferers, who will die in their homes, because there's no place for them at the hospitals.

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    Just got back from Petone Pak n Save. I saw three groups stocking up, all Asian. One was in the car park trying to put bottled water into every crevice he could find, with two women yelling at him in non-English whilst waving more bottles in the air.

    So that stereotype was as expected as it was laughable.

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    Default Re: Covid-19 - Self Isolate

    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    Just got back from Petone Pak n Save. I saw three groups stocking up, all Asian. One was in the car park trying to put bottled water into every crevice he could find, with two women yelling at him in non-English whilst waving more bottles in the air.

    So that stereotype was as expected as it was laughable.
    On stuff it shows a Parkandspend chokka with Asians. The way they drive is more likely to kill them than a virus.
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    Those Asians are likely more acutely aware of the scale of things in Asia, likely from feedback from family/friends in China and the surrounding countries. Yes, it's an over-reaction currently... but in time it might seem justified. But why hoarde bottled water? Taps will continue to work, and will continue to provide safe drinking water.

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    Default Re: Covid-19 - Self Isolate

    Pak and Save Rangiora, a very white area had half empty shelves, the checkout girl told us it had been queued down the aisles this morning which never normally happens, usually if their are two people in front of you there its deemed busy

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    Belgian scientist Peter Piot (the Virus hunter) says it will get worse

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitic...io-coronavirus

    From the original article

    https://dnyuz.com/2020/02/28/ebola-d...e-coronavirus/

    Not to many good things will come of this

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