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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Even if you don't have a cold and it's just a dry throat. Start coughing and people get super jumpy. <_<
    Yeah really. I find myself trying to hold it in sometimes just so people don't start suspecting me as a Covidite.
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    Haven't checked UK daily figures recently and today I see we're now pushing more than 10k new cases for the last few days, with yesterday being nearly 20k new cases O_O

    No wonder my city went back into a lockdown. What a farce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Haven't checked UK daily figures recently and today I see we're now pushing more than 10k new cases for the last few days, with yesterday being nearly 20k new cases O_O

    No wonder my city went back into a lockdown. What a farce.
    Students having corona parties with one entry requirement?

    “There was a flat party a few days ago which had a policy that you could only get in if you were positive. It was like their health-and-safety measure,” the 18-year-old physics student said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...sitive-parties

    Meanwhile over in Sweden this week, who never stopped the partying, why bother to flatten the first curve if all it means is you get rewarded with a 2nd,3rd,4th,5th...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    Meanwhile over in Sweden this week, who never stopped the partying, why bother to flatten the first curve if all it means is you get rewarded with a 2nd,3rd,4th,5th...

    Sweden is still the worse out of all the Nordic Countries.

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/09/h...pgtype=Article

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials.

    The order would have been the toughest federal mandate to date aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day. The officials said that it was drafted under the agency’s “quarantine powers” and that it had the support of the secretary of health and human services, Alex M. Azar II, but the White House Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, declined to even discuss it.
    My countries government once again rejects science and continues to try to get as many people infected with the virus as possible.

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    Apparently Europe has hit 100,000 new cases in a single day for the first time. Yeah, the second wave has arrived.

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    I love how here in poland our gov outright forbids the testing and reduces amount of tests as much as possible and we still get more and more cases everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    Apparently Europe has hit 100,000 new cases in a single day for the first time. Yeah, the second wave has arrived.
    How can 2nd wave arrive when 1st one never ended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrashi View Post
    I love how here in poland our gov outright forbids the testing and reduces amount of tests as much as possible and we still get more and more cases everyday.
    Sounds like your government is taking hints from Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szechuan View Post
    Sweden is still the worse out of all the Nordic Countries.

    That graph has two big issues, first Sweden is more populated than the other Nordic Countries, and secondly Sweden deliberately scaled back testing during the spring (whereas Denmark has been testing a lot).

    Using reported deaths per million gives more realistic estimates, as all Nordic countries are fairly good at finding covid-deaths; which gives Sweden 582, Denmark 115, Finland 62, Norway 51, Iceland 29, Greenland 0.
    However, we are seeing rising number of cases in all countries again so all numbers could go up as the pandemic is far from over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einsz View Post
    How can 2nd wave arrive when 1st one never ended?
    You might call it a 2nd peak (of the 1st wave) instead as Dr. Ryan from WHO does.

    However, he also notices that it hardly matters what you call it, what matters is how you deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    Meanwhile over in Sweden this week, who never stopped the partying, why bother to flatten the first curve if all it means is you get rewarded with a 2nd,3rd,4th,5th...

    That's hardly a correct description.

    Sweden had lighter restrictions than most other countries, and still has basically the same restrictions and seems likely to continue with those restrictions for perhaps another year. Most tend to ignore the latter part.

    France, Spain, and uk had much harder restrictions initially, and not only lifted them but at least uk and France then reversed policies to have what would best be called anti-lockdown measures, and then have to reverse policies again.

    Having such back-and-forth reactive handling doesn't seem ideal and is hardly a strategy, but trying to switch to "Swedish strategy" in other countries seems like a really bad idea, as it's both yet another change and it also seems unlikely to work as many would interpret it incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szechuan View Post
    Sweden is still the worse out of all the Nordic Countries.
    I do not know how many time we have to beat this dead horse, yes Sweden did do lots of mistake in the begining, like not put peopel who wisit Italy in quarantine, failur to enforce routines in retirement homes etc But that do not invalidate the Swedish tactic becuse it did work after it was properd implemented.
    Last edited by Fantomen; 2020-10-10 at 07:11 PM.

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    Dont follow the Netherlands.. its becoming a shithole filled with covid19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubenwolf View Post
    Yeah really. I find myself trying to hold it in sometimes just so people don't start suspecting me as a Covidite.
    Are you certain you don't? Did you get tested? If not you're being incredibly irresponsible being out in public and people should look at you suspiciously. In fact they have no way of knowing you've been tested if you have so it's perfectly reasonable for people to react that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eviscero View Post
    Are you certain you don't? Did you get tested? If not you're being incredibly irresponsible being out in public and people should look at you suspiciously.
    Some of us normally cough a bit after eating salty food, like french fries, and coughing is also a natural reaction to pollutants like smoke.

    If a few coughs in those situations is the only "symptom" consistent with covid-19 then getting tested is actually a bit irresponsible, since you don't have any real symptoms and testing capacity is limited in many countries. Most people you meet don't know whether you have been coughing the entire day or just that time, and thus cannot judge it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubenwolf View Post
    Yeah really. I find myself trying to hold it in sometimes just so people don't start suspecting me as a Covidite.
    Holding it in isn't ideal (at least not for long). The cough is usually intended to get rid off something bad in the airways, and you clearly don't want that bad stuff there.

    Obviously cover you mouth with your elbow when coughing etc.

  15. #19815
    To use Benggauls terminology for Florida:

    Fuck the Netherlands. 6.5k new cases past 24hours, rise of nearly a 1000... With lockdown shit in place.. but most of Europe is getting super angry and hateful towards the dutch..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuiking View Post
    To use Benggauls terminology for Florida:

    Fuck the Netherlands. 6.5k new cases past 24hours, rise of nearly a 1000... With lockdown shit in place.. but most of Europe is getting super angry and hateful towards the dutch..
    That doesn't accurately represent the situation in the Netherlands.

    It's worse.

    While the number of reported cases have risen, the positive rate for tests have also risen to 12% (anything above 5% is bad) and similarly the number of tests per capita is small compared to the rest of western Europe - https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing
    That indicates that they (similarly as the UK) still are limited in terms of testing.

    The Netherlands reported 6,214 deaths Mar 16th-Sep 6th, but there were 8,997 excess deaths - indicating that the true deaths are about 45% higher than reported, meaning more deaths per capita than nearby France. (There has since been about 300 reported deaths, and there are currently about 15 per day but I would expect that number to rise in the coming days); https://www.economist.com/graphic-de...ross-countries
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    Well shit. One of my brothers friends got corvid, now i hope i didnt get it from him . But i did keep away from him quite a lot tho...

  18. #19818
    Quote Originally Posted by Flathet View Post
    Sweden is more populated than the other countries. In Iceland's case, some 10 million more and like 5 million more for Denmark, Norway and Finland.
    Sweden is also much less densely populated then Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    Sounds like your government is taking hints from Trump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by szechuan View Post
    Sweden is also much less densely populated then Denmark.
    Depending on how you count Denmark has a population density of 3 to 137 persons per km2, so either larger or smaller than Sweden.

    The reason for the large variation for Denmark is that Greenland is sort of part of Denmark. Obviously this is sort of ridiculous as the large ice-masses of Greenland are irrelevant for the spread of the virus, but it highlights that the average population density for a country isn't the most relevant measure.

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    Frankfurt is under a curfew at the moment. No going out after 10pm or something like that.

    Where is that damn vaccine....

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