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  1. China did not let it get out of hand. They aggressively locked town the areas that were hit hard. The USA let it get out of hand Italy let it get out of hand Spain let it get out of hand France let it get out of hand The UK is in the process of letting it get out of hand My wife didn't just go to the ER because of China 'letting things get out of hand'. She went because OUR fucking government 're-orged' the U.S. pandemic response team which is boss speak for fired. Because Trump cut pandemic early warning program THAT WAS BASED IN CHINA
    18 points
  2. No, and no. As of the time of this post, in most Western countries there are more confirmed daily deaths due to COVID-19 than there are as a result of suicide. (In many Western countries the confirmed COVID-19 deaths are probably an undercount.) For example: The UK is recording around 200 COVID-19 deaths per day. There are about an average of ~16 suicides per day. The United States is recording more than 1000 COVID-19 deaths per day. There are an average of about ~120-130 suicide deaths per day. (The elevation in the suicide rate due to recession is about a few percent at most, so that c
    14 points
  3. This is basically what is happening to my wife. 3 weeks ago she came into contact with COVID-19 patents (works at walgreens) and developed trouble breathing and minor cough Got a test 3 days later. 5 days later went in to urgent care and xrays/tests showed viral pneumonia 14 days later tests come back negative for COVID-19. Doctors think false-negative but won't retest. Pain moves into kidney area 21 days later cough back, Extreme shortness of breath on any movement. Go to ER. They 100% sure COVID-19 but no retest. Sent home She was told to be adm
    13 points
  4. https://www.sueddeutsche.de/gesundheit/coronavirus-junge-menschen-gefahr-1.4863155 "Während in Deutschland bislang mehr als neun Prozent der über 80-Jährigen, bei denen das neue Coronavirus nachgewiesen wurde, gestorben sind, waren es unter den 60- bis 69-Jährigen nur gut zwei Prozent. Von den unter 30-jährigen positiv Getesteten mussten dagegen 98,8 Prozent nicht ins Krankenhaus, die allermeisten Jungen und Gesunden spüren nicht einmal etwas davon, wenn sie sich anstecken. Intensivstation, Todesgefahr, das Risiko dafür ist in dieser Altersgruppe so gering, dass es mit 0,03 Prozent statis
    12 points
  5. Yeah, no. My friend's over in the UK right now. She's had it for three weeks. During the first week and a half she called the hospital three times. They wouldn't send an ambulance because, and I quote, "She was still breathing." She thought she got over it. About three days later it came raging back and she ended up in the hospital. They released her the night because she didn't need a ventilator. Now she's just waiting it out again. Work and loneliness had nothing to do with him getting into the hospital after 10 Days. That's just a rule they made u
    11 points
  6. You don't have to LIKE the Chinese government. I don't think this is what @AndyLL is saying at all. On the contrary, I think there's some pretty despicable things we've seen their government do (anyone remember the camps they have for Muslims? Or their censorship? Just ask the Dali Lama, I doubt he'll have much good to say about his treatment by the Chinese government). China is run by a ruthless government. Still, that doesn't mean that they aren't going to try and contain something that could possibly decimate their country and their hold on power. I have no respect for the Chine
    10 points
  7. Spain - Tuesday 140,510 positive cases (+5,478 relative to Monday) +4.06% 13,798 deaths (+743) +5.69% 43,208 healed (+2,771) +6.85% 83,504 active cases (+1,964) +2.41% As happened previous weeks, we have a rise in all numbers on Tuesday. Tomorrow we should see some drops. To put into perspective, last Tuesday we had: +9,222 new positive cases +849 deaths +2,479 healed +5,894 active cases
    9 points
  8. Y'know all this talk about "taking people's temperatures" to let them into various places once things re-open but here I thought we'd long since come to the conclusion that this virus spreads before people show symptoms...
    8 points
  9. Also, as a side note for general education purposes when reading raw data and trying to interpret risks: Explaining Some Elementary Basics about Conditional Probability When trying to determine likelihood of dying, or risk, of any certain thing it’s inaccurate to use raw data of “incidents in the country” / population as a blanket risk for everyone. This is because probability of these events are conditional. While, I am sure most of you have been educated about how to interpret and calculate basic conditional probability at some point in your life (at
    8 points
  10. Italy 🔴 #Coronavirus, national update at 18 • Current cases: 94,067 (+880, + 0.9%) • Deceased: 17,127 (+604, + 3.7%) • Discharged / Healed: 24,392 (+1,555, + 6.8%) • Intensive care patients: 3,792 (-106, -2.7%) Total cases: 135.586 (+3.039, + 2.3%)
    8 points
  11. A helpful perspective. A thread. I’ve actually been to Florence, Oregon.
    8 points
  12. Going to remind of you of some context here: "As of this post" "you are" Using global statistics for the entire year to assess the accuracy of the post is ludicrous. If that's what you meant, it's what you should have said. "So far this year more people have died from suicide than from confirmed cases of COVID-19" would have been correct, although not a very meaningful statement. "As of this post" combined with the use of the present tense, implies we should be using the current death rates. (It should be obvious that the past death rate to the start of this year say
    7 points
  13. Then what makes you think you have that open license every day?
    7 points
  14. For reference of the Economic value of implementing social distancing policies to flatten the curve, here’s a reference to 538’s solid literature review/article of the topic: https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-should-the-government-spend-to-save-a-life/amp/ Now, you need to stop being misleading with the way you’re presenting these numbers. Suicide is a systemic issue that has been a constant presence. To make an argument that social distancing would create a suicide problem with a death rate worse than COVID-19 you would need to deduce suicid
    6 points
  15. A single dose of antibodies drawn from the blood of Covid-19 survivors appears to have improved the symptoms of 10 patients severely ill with the disease, according to new research. As PA Media reports, the treatment, known as convalescent plasma (CP) therapy, involves using antibody-rich blood plasma of those who have recovered from coronavirus, which can neutralise the bug to fight infection.
    5 points
  16. https://www.tt.com/artikel/30727321/95-jaehriger-coronavirus-patient-durfte-innsbrucker-klinik-verlassen in my hometown: 95yr old man recovered after 3 weeks in hospital (not ICU, mind)
    5 points
  17. some patients get their lungs damaged, in severe cases. No data how many
    4 points
  18. Deaths in Italy only slightly down but again deaths will always lag cases so still good news coming from Italy. Cases added in Italy in prior days: Tue - 3,039 Mon - 3,599 Sun - 4,316 Sat - 4,805 Definitely trending downward
    4 points
  19. Based on the data from France it seems to suggest a LOT of the people dying are in care homes. Sounds like there might not be a lot of people LEFT in them when this is all over. Asshole Zoomers like to meme and call the coronavirus the "Boomer Remover" but as much as it affects the boomers more than millennial or Gen Z its clear that the group most suffering are what remains of the greatest generation and silent generation. This virus may end up killing a huge amount of them
    4 points
  20. To be honest, I always saw Tenet as a low-to-mid 200 million domestic movie. But it could well be that international will be ready to open by July. If that happens, I actually think WB SHOULD open it worldwide without domestic. No Euros, no Olympics, no entertainment for months... I think it can do 600-700 OS easily in those conditions, especially if it's pushed as the event to reopen cinemas properly. If it picks up another 150 domestic in October, that's the cherry on top.
    4 points
  21. yep, data seem to indicate a "real" mortality rate of about 0,5% or lower. Meaning, if you have 100 Covid19 deaths today, there were about 20.000 "real" cases about 14 days back. If you don't test outside hospitals like Sweden, you have no cases, but still deaths.
    4 points
  22. Just because you are mod you does not mean you have an open license to say stupid nonsense that is not true. Then delete post that counter you narrative. Like there are a lot of low information voters, but that is reaching a bit lol
    4 points
  23. I think the window of opportunity closed at around middle of February for every European country. European countries are so comprehensively connected with one another that once the virus started spreading you didn't have many options. The countries that are sparsely connected to the outside world are the ones that are faring the best for now.
    4 points
  24. Do I like Boris Johnson? No, I despise him! Am I sad for him? Absolutely, I wish him a speedy recovery. My feelings don't matter right now, he's still a human being in the end.
    4 points
  25. Soon enough we'll have those: https://insee.fr/fr/information/4470857 And it will show regardless if country count them of not if there is significantly more death than usual.
    3 points
  26. Oh yeah I forgot to update that. Turned out neighbour was nothing to worry about. The guy did not die of Coronavirus. So for now our building is not sealed. The building next to us is sealed though as they have taken many people to be tested and quarantined. Some of my cousin and relatives who live in another city were not so lucky however. A guy died of Coronavirus in their housing society/area and now the authorities have imposed a curfew in their area (which is a more severe step than lockdown. In a curfew you cannot step outside of your house except under emergency or y
    3 points
  27. America seems very sensitive to not pontificate the importance of our lungs. It's a tricky situation to tell smokers to maybe stop doing that. Everyone is talking about masks and gloves. No one is really talking about SMOKING. Breathe air. Go outside. Exercise your lungs. Maybe avoid ruining your lungs with smoke. Hey, that's not really hard to do. Put down the cigarette. Put down the vape. Put down the blunt. It's OK. Breathe.
    3 points
  28. Yeah, I think we have to be more mindful now that people on here have already experienced it. I apologise if anything I have posted here has upset anyone. Try and be more careful in future.
    3 points
  29. I hope your wife gets better...and if you need to be the squeaky wheel, be it. Threaten a medical malpractice lawsuit if you feel she needs to be in the hospital getting oxygen support. Keep complaining and going in if she has any more degradation. Get your personal care doc to support you and call the ER next time to grease the wheels. Make sure she acts like she's dying if she goes. These are all lessons learned from when an ER almost discharged me when I had acute pancreatitis, jaundice, and a blocked bile duct (b/c my gall bladder had gone bad during a pregnancy and they th
    3 points
  30. This is really shortsighted policy. Opening things up in May is going to lead to a June and July that make March and April look like nothing. COVID-19 is in all 50 states, and very widespread in most of them. The numbers may be improving or improve a lot by the end of April, but that is only because the lockdowns are helping keep the spread in check. If you remove that control, WATCH OUT. There will be a second wave over the summer like you can't believe, and all the deaths from it will wreck the economy further. I disagree with you. I think there are enough politicians in place wh
    3 points
  31. Yeah, of course the deaths should always be higher in hospitals. But the fact they are almost comparable to hospital deaths, the fact that a QUARTER of all deaths in France are dying in nursing homes unable to get to a hospital is very depressing. I've read stories about the coronavirus hitting nursing homes and killing more than a third of the residents and multiple staff
    3 points
  32. According to NHS statistics, there have been a total of 758 deaths in hospitals in England since the start of the epidemic (up to 6th April). https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/ I guess that means the vast majority are dying in care homes.
    3 points
  33. Friendly notice: as of this post you're statistically more likely to kill yourself than be killed by Covid-19. If (when) this depression really ramps up there will be more deaths from the economic fallout behind the response to C-19, than C-19 itself, by I would guess at least double. Just my early guess.
    3 points
  34. To be fair, @AndyLL is probably more accurate with that comment than inaccurate, in spirit, when speaking about the US. A fairly recent USNews report in 2015 reports how below average American students are at geographic comprehension in social studies classes: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/10/16/us-students-are-terrible-at-geography%3Fcontext%3Damp From a test given to 1000 Americans vs 1000 Europeans, while a majority of Americans could point out where China was, they faired quite a bit worse than their European counterparts. And it’
    3 points
  35. They'll all be looking at envy at Sweden in a few years when they realise they are the only country in the western world without a pensions crisis.
    3 points
  36. @cayommagazine As the film nears the end of post preduction, the final cast of GLCH has been revealed:
    3 points
  37. Becoming? They've been nothing but useless self-promotion for himself this whole time.
    3 points
  38. Feels crazy to say these are optimistic numbers, but here we are.
    3 points
  39. Sounds like @Lordmandeep has said a couple times now he's not saying we should call the virus the "Chinese Virus" and is just saying that the Chinese govt should be held accountable for letting things get out of hand. Don't see why we're all going so hard against him now. Let's just move on to a different topic of conversation...
    3 points


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