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1 minute ago, Blaze Heatnix said:

Regardless of case counts, the sentiment associated with the virus may be very different in a weeks time. It simply doesn't seem to be affecting people severely other than the very old or those with compromised immune systems.

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The policy in Australia is still for schools to remain open.

 

Archbishop steps in to stop Catholic school closures across NSW

The country's most senior archbishop has blocked a plan by the state's 11 Catholic dioceses to defy government policy and close their schools.

The three school sectors' hard-won consensus to keep NSW schools open was on the verge of collapse before Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Education Minister Dan Tehan rang Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher on Wednesday to ask him to intervene.

But the federal government is "very disappointed" in the growing number of independent schools that have bowed to intense parental pressure and shut down campuses.

Mr Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian both insisted on Wednesday that schools should remain open for the "foreseeable future", saying a prolonged, premature closure was unlikely to stop the spread of COVID-19 and could make it worse, while devastating the economy.

There is a view among senior education officials that if major schools or systems close, the pressure to shut down the public system would be overwhelming.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/archbishop-steps-in-to-stop-catholic-school-closures-across-nsw-20200318-p54bht.html

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I would be cautious with any news surrounding possible medicine to treat Corona-Patients.

 

We live in a world, where most pills prescribed are potetially way out of proportion, so I would not be surprised, if the companies behind the products would start their heavy advertising for their product now. 

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11 minutes ago, DeeCee said:

The policy in Australia is still for schools to remain open.

 

Archbishop steps in to stop Catholic school closures across NSW

The country's most senior archbishop has blocked a plan by the state's 11 Catholic dioceses to defy government policy and close their schools.

The three school sectors' hard-won consensus to keep NSW schools open was on the verge of collapse before Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Education Minister Dan Tehan rang Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher on Wednesday to ask him to intervene.

But the federal government is "very disappointed" in the growing number of independent schools that have bowed to intense parental pressure and shut down campuses.

Mr Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian both insisted on Wednesday that schools should remain open for the "foreseeable future", saying a prolonged, premature closure was unlikely to stop the spread of COVID-19 and could make it worse, while devastating the economy.

There is a view among senior education officials that if major schools or systems close, the pressure to shut down the public system would be overwhelming.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/archbishop-steps-in-to-stop-catholic-school-closures-across-nsw-20200318-p54bht.html

If you saw those charts I posted earlier today, you'll know why.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, DAJK said:

This stuff is why I'm saying it's stupid to go around claiming that 10% or even 4% of the entire global population is going to die. 

I think the sentiment is going to pretty different by the time April rolls around. 

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1 hour ago, doublejack said:

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say the US will track somewhere in between. On the one hand, we have a very good (albeit super expensive to use) health care system. That will help keep mortality rates lower. However, we have a generally unhealthy population. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure are rampant problems in the US. This is really bad news because 99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says

 

A large chunk (no pun intended) of the age 40+ population of the US may fall into the high risk category for this virus. We need more data to be sure.

Heck, a large chunk of the 20+ population may fall in the "generally unhealthy" category here:)...

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possible more good news

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/malaria-pill-chloroquine-tested-as-coronavirus-treatment-2020-3

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese doctor claims he made a breakthrough in coronavirus pandemic with stem cell injections - having 100% success rate after treating nine mostly elderly patients

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8116881/Doctor-claims-breakthrough-stem-cell-injections-treat-coronavirus.html

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5 minutes ago, James said:

Ugh, this is so bad. And the US still has another update or two to go for today I think.

 

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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

we knew this was coming because we weren't testing. That number is super misleading. the actual case count in US is probably like 50k

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"If clinical data confirm the biological results, the novel coronavirus-associated disease will have become one of the simplest and cheapest to treat and prevent among infectious respiratory diseases," a group of French researchers wrote in a paper published on February 15 in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

 

 

One of the three authors of that article was Didier Raoult, a prominent infectious-disease expert who's running a clinical trial in France to test a version of the drug called hydroxychloroquine on a few dozen patients with COVID-19. It's one of many clinical studies going on around the world testing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine.

Early reports of Raoult's trial were positive, with Raoult saying chloroquine appeared to shorten the time that people with COVID-19 are infectious.

 

When combined with the antibiotic azithromycin, it also reduced the viral load in these patients, he added. Azithromycin helps fight lung infections that can come with COVID-19 and may play a role in fighting the virus, Medscape reported.

The French government plans to expand chloroquine testing on a larger scale.

 

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The next week will be a huge mixed bag of massive case increases and widespread improvements in knowledge and treatment, I suspect. 

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Ultimately, Savarino thinks a combination of two or three drugs will be found to be the most effective treatment for COVID-19, like how therapies using multiple drugs have become the standard for treating HIV, he said.

 

 

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