Asian Coronavirus Outbreak

cantagril

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I suddenly get a nervous feeling the moment before I turn on the shower, but feel so much better when warm water comes out.
...on this occasion.

But enough of this levity already. To my mind, the shenanigans that we're living through are not designed to do anything to us this time around. As I've said elsewhere (repeatedly) the idea of a pandemic was being seriously discussed decades ago.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851017302221 (2017)
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21161477/ (2010)

...and so on.

The EU got as far as trying to set up a test for such a few years ago (2017?) but simply couldn't get the various national governments to commit the necessary funds or effort for something that was probably not going to happen during their respective tenures.(oops!) The mortality rates for the posited future pandemics suggested in several of the earlier papers ranged from around 1% or less to 15%+ . Fortunately (or unfortunately) we are now living through that test and we are all guinness pigs to a degree during this mild pandemic with its mortality rate of below 2% - so all in all, a very easy and unspectacular kind of pandemic ; one or two of the papers I had occasion to read reckoned that a mortality rate of about 7% odd would lead to a breakdown in society. Even if earlier research assessments are news to the general public they certainly aren't to government and academia across the world. I wonder if public opinion would be as it is with a mortality rate of say 5%, which is still very much towards the bottom of the scale.

Enjoy your shower and don't drop the soap.
 

postman

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Those darn 'merikans wont take their shots. Not just the illiterate Trump supporting conservative insurrectors, but the nurses and doctors who understand these things better than any of us!

"Some hospitals around the country are reporting that 40 percent or more of their health care workers who could be getting a Covid-19 vaccine are not immediately signing up for it. Other health facilities have had so many extra doses from employees who declined the vaccine that people outside the first priority group — including a sheriff’s deputy and a Disney employee — have ended up getting shots."

All this is from a pinky communist lefty website ...

What do they know that we don't.
 

MasterOfCoin

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On a highlands note:

The fish lady has tightened the rules in Scotland.

effective forthwith

You must stay in your croft.
You may only leave to pay the Sherrif's taxes, exercise your haggis or dig peat.
But if you have a positive test or strong infectious symptoms, you may travel to Westminster and infect the infidels.
Sporrans must be worn at all times.
Medicinal drams of whiskey are strictly limited to once per day.

Any breaches of the rules will result in immediate evictions and clearances by notice of the high court.

English invaders must be repelled at once. Anyone found to be harboring tourists for profit will be executed.

By Order of The Ministry of the Glens.

😜
 

MasterOfCoin

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And if you were thinking of doing a wee bit of DIY or redecorating to while away lockdown tedium, think again.

This one is being passed into law, no exaggeration, as the trout would say. -

"Home maintenance is only permitted within a private dwelling if it is essential for the upkeep, maintenance and functioning of the household."


You'll be needing a permit to piss soon.

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peto

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Medical Oxygen is manufactured just like all high purity gasses.
The likes of BOC , Air Products , Linde Gas etc
Oxygen is an element so you can't manufacture it. From Wikipedia "In small medical centers with a low patient capacity, oxygen is usually supplied by a manifold of multiple high-pressure cylinders. In areas where a bulk system or high-pressure cylinder manifold is not suitable, oxygen may be supplied by an oxygen concentrator".

The NHS will sometimes loan out portable concentrators to individual patients to use at home. O2 is about 21% of our atmosphere, it just needs concentrating and bottling.
 

postman

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Dumb money:
SKY news. Another 1,564 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the UK - the highest daily figure since the pandemic began

Smart money
Dow +50
S&P +12
Nasdaq +94


Top comments on sky news scare story.
  1. At least no-one has died of the flu eh?
  2. We are never gonna be free of this ,ever.every day is a day of record deaths,infection.i still dont know anyone who's had it.
  3. Tested positive for COVID and die within 28 days is recorded as COVID. What are the deaths from other diseases because all we hear about are deaths from COVID.
  4. They want to scare people to make them take the vaccine. Don't do it they are trying to trick us!😡
  5. uk suffers relentless fearporn

Story immediately followed by number of vaccine trials on humans. (3 million)

No one is falling for this shit, everyone sees through it. Not one positive comment on the story!
Sky news makes huge sums of money by bringing the best fearporn in the world.
On sky news Australia the only news is about how China is going to destroy their country.

They only want to sell advertising!!!
Yeah thats right I'm so angry I used 3 exclamation marks!
 
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postman

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Sky news makes huge sums of money by bringing the best fearporn in the world.
On sky news Australia the only news is about how China is going to destroy their country.

Top featured story on sky news home page!
World leaders question Chinas power.

Sit down and eat your daily dose of fear and behave like a good cash cow slave chap!

Boris Johnson has 'loaded up' on China amid COVID-19 claims​


It is ‘hypocritical’ for China to claim Australia is being discriminatory​


Treasurer’s rejection of Chinese takeover ‘sends a strong message’​



The only covid related story on Sky news Australis home page in the top 20 is the one that relates to China being bad.
 

counter_violent

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Oxygen is an element so you can't manufacture it. From Wikipedia "In small medical centers with a low patient capacity, oxygen is usually supplied by a manifold of multiple high-pressure cylinders. In areas where a bulk system or high-pressure cylinder manifold is not suitable, oxygen may be supplied by an oxygen concentrator".

The NHS will sometimes loan out portable concentrators to individual patients to use at home. O2 is about 21% of our atmosphere, it just needs concentrating and bottling.

In the quantities that are required for hospitals and industry, gasses are indeed manufactured distributed and stored as cryogenic liquids.

 

cantagril

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Dumb money:
SKY news. Another 1,564 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the UK - the highest daily figure since the pandemic began
Where do they get these ridiculous numbers from????*
Top comments on sky news scare story.
  1. At least no-one has died of the flu eh?
  2. We are never gonna be free of this ,ever.every day is a day of record deaths,infection.i still dont know anyone who's had it.
  3. Tested positive for COVID and die within 28 days is recorded as COVID. What are the deaths from other diseases because all we hear about are deaths from COVID.
  4. They want to scare people to make them take the vaccine. Don't do it they are trying to trick us!😡
  5. uk suffers relentless fearporn
It's fortunate that the UK has such an intelligent and well-informed population and no more people have to fictitiously die.
Story immediately followed by number of vaccine trials on humans. (3 million)
And the numbers of people being killed by this terrible experiment just beggar belief.!
No one is falling for this shit, everyone sees through it. Not one positive comment on the story!
Sky news makes huge sums of money by bringing the best fearporn in the world.
On sky news Australia the only news is about how China is going to destroy their country.
Too late. They already did. It's just that the Ozzies are too fond of having an economy to care.
They only want to sell advertising!!!
Yeah thats right I'm so angry I used 3 exclamation marks!
Careful... you'll run out and have to start hoarding when there's a fresh delivery:)

*4 question marks = I win. ..I still had some left over from the first lock-down.
 
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postman

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In the 2015 movie “The Big Short” about the Great Recession, Brad Pitt’s character Ben Rickert says
“Every 1 percent unemployment goes up, 40,000 people die. Did you know that?”

The actual figure in academic research is a 37,000 increase for each percentage-point rise in the unemployment rate. It comes from a book called “Corporate Flight: The Causes and Consequences of Economic Dislocation” by Barry Bluestone, Bennett Harrison and Lawrence Baker.


us unemployment rate 2019
3.6 percent

us unemployment rate 2020
6.9 percent

3.3 * 37,000 = 122,100

Why is the unemployment rate not national news every day alongside coronavirus deaths?
Because its not divisive ... everyone agrees (or doesnt care). News outlets are just Jeremy Kyle on steroids 24 / 7.

Switch off the news!
 
 
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