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Old 2020-03-27, 11:04   #375
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UK appears to be following the Chinese trajectory.
Spain. France and US growth is still worryingly above the trend.
Italy appears to be levelling off.

https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest
Two more days of data shows the UK is continuing to track the Chinese experience where they have had 2715 deaths 35 days after their tenth. UK is 14 days behind on that metric. If the trend continues the UK experience will be markedly better than the 20K which has been described as a good outcome and far better than the 500k predicted on the basis of an early do-nothing scenario.

The US is still keeping pace with Spain and France. Although the number of American fatalities is still less than those in Italy, and essentially the same as those in Iran and China at the same elapsed time, the rate of growth is much larger and the number of deaths will certainly exceed the latter two within two days at most and very likely Italy in a week or so.
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Old 2020-03-27, 11:50   #376
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In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears about the new coronavirus.

The boy, now blind after his parents gave him toxic methanol in the mistaken belief it protects against the virus, is just one of hundreds of victims of an epidemic inside the pandemic now gripping Iran.

Iranian media report nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers. An Iranian doctor helping the country's Health Ministry told The Associated Press on Friday the problem was even greater, giving a death toll of around 480 with 2,850 people sickened.
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Old 2020-03-27, 11:57   #377
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Re. surface disinfection, Blast of hot air from a hair dryer should suffice to get that temp up to ~100C. I’ve also been using on e.g. package deliveries.
Good idea.

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NC's Colonel Smithers has a sitrep from the UK:
Update on the UK:

British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.'s response to the outbreak.

Johnson said Friday that he was tested for COVID-19 on the advice of the chief medical officer after showing "mild symptoms" involving a temperature and a persistent cough.
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Old 2020-03-27, 12:58   #378
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Now BoJo tests positive.
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Old 2020-03-27, 13:51   #379
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Now BoJo tests positive.
Will this be the thing that knocks him out of office? How old is the PM?
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Old 2020-03-27, 15:29   #380
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I am not sure this has been covered in this thread... but there are two types of covid-19: S and L, the latter being more deadly.

Last fiddled with by paulunderwood on 2020-03-27 at 15:30
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Old 2020-03-27, 15:44   #381
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Thomas Massie, R-KY has said he will block House approval of the creation of $2.2T out of thin air by "unanimous consent," thereby necessitating a roll-call vote, which would necessitate a quorum (majority of Members being present).

Of course, House leaders of both parties are trying to persuade him to relent. Il Duce is fulminating that he should be thrown out of the R-party.

At most, WRT the bill, his tactic will delay passage. But, by forcing a large number of Representatives to convene, who knows what he might accomplish?

BTW, this guy has degrees in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering from MIT.
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Old 2020-03-27, 15:51   #382
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Ideology "trumps" all else.
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Old 2020-03-27, 16:28   #383
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Will this be the thing that knocks him out of office? How old is the PM?
55, I believe.

Symptoms are said to be mild and he is (relatively) young and healthy.

Brian is 71 and Brenda is 93. Statistically they are much more at risk.
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Old 2020-03-27, 17:36   #384
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The BBC just published a photo of Queen Elizabeth using a rotary dial phone
(turned away from the camera so that you cannot read the number).
Is pulse dialling still supported in the UK or have they just kept 1 old branch exchange
for the town of Windsor?
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Old 2020-03-27, 17:43   #385
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I think that we have only seen the start of the epidemic yet. Note that current death numbers are the result of people that were found to be infected about 3 weaks ago in average (rough guess).


Probably the western civilization is not capable to contain such a problem as effectively as some asian states.


All hopes to restart businesses should rely on antibody tests.
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