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Singapore is shutting down for a month.

Schools and businesses close starting on tuesday.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/covid-19-singapore-pm-announces-1-month-shutdown-120040300721_1.html

 

Given they were one of the early succcesses, having to shut everything down does not bode well for relaxing any mitigation meaures for a long time.

 

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Damn New York numbers keep getting worse... :whosad:

4 minutes ago, RamblinRed said:

Given they were one of the early succcesses, having to shut everything down does not bode well for relaxing any mitigation meaures for a long time.

It is disappointing for sure. But at the same time, they remain in excellent shape compared to most countries. This is just another proof that they are pro-active:

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The number of coronavirus cases surpassed 1,000 this week with 5 deaths.

 

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Guess the most reaction on this thread is the sad face.

 

Just heard from brother in law who himself has lung problems, that his kids have got it and they managed to infect their 80 year old grandmother who is now in hospital. The daughter who still lives with the BiL , had been round to see them so she's probably infected them now......and she is a trainee police officer.

 

Some of these youngsters just don't care the damage they do, they have not obeyed the lockdown at all, still going out and socialising.

 

Groups of local youths here have being fighting, police everywhere.

 

Brother, who is still working, went to survey a house in the Jewish Quarter of London (empty) says they are all walking around oblivious to what's going on, they don't have TVs or radios, they live in their own little world.

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7 minutes ago, MrGlass2 said:

Damn New York numbers keep getting worse... :whosad:

It is disappointing for sure. But at the same time, they remain in excellent shape compared to most countries. This is just another proof that they are pro-active:

 

I can't bear to look at the numbers anymore. Just hearing the increased frequency of sirens is bad enough. Actually seeing the numbers just makes me more depressed and angry.  

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44 minutes ago, cax16 said:

 

 

Seeing as this is a bad idea altogether I'm quite certain that the current Administration will do exactly that.

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We are living in two different countries. Broward County ERs are being overwhelmed while two counties north of us they think this is a crazy liberal scam that has shut their business down. This is completely unsustainable. Our country is about to rip apart at the seams. 

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31 minutes ago, RamblinRed said:

Singapore is shutting down for a month.

Schools and businesses close starting on tuesday.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/covid-19-singapore-pm-announces-1-month-shutdown-120040300721_1.html

 

Given they were one of the early succcesses, having to shut everything down does not bode well for relaxing any mitigation meaures for a long time.

 

Bellwether for global economy too. If Singapore has a bad recession ours might just top 2008 but it wont be a depression. Why? Not for severity sake. Market might drop another 50%. We might see 30 more million unemployed than now. But it won't be prolonged. Maybe we don't rocket back up (I don't think we do) but we will climb starting by end of year. 2020 though is gonna be nasty. 30% GDP drop in Q2. Year over year probably 10% drop.

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Florida increased 577 overnight (way less testing at night) to 9585. It will be 10k in a couple hours. My guess at least 13k by end of Sunday. 

 

It was 4950 last Sunday. Hard to say how much it will jump. Florida should be at the very least triple the current total tests in short order

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Washington stay at home extended for 3 more weeks for another month. Once this is over I'm gonna travel so hard.

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27 minutes ago, Daxtreme said:

 

Seeing as this is a bad idea altogether I'm quite certain that the current Administration will do exactly that.

So many country blocked the export of mask, glove, ventialor, etc..... that it would be strange for this administration not to do so.

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41 minutes ago, MrGlass2 said:

Damn New York numbers keep getting worse... :whosad:

It is disappointing for sure. But at the same time, they remain in excellent shape compared to most countries. This is just another proof that they are pro-active:

 

They are in a much better place than most, but in relative terms this is bad news. It suggests if you ease up at all you could be hit with a harder punch the second time around. They were so far ahead of the curve in testing, contact tracing, and quarntines than most countries. And now rather than simply keeping with those type measures they are being forced to enact more stringent measures that the West is trying to use to contain its first wave.

 

Given how slowly Western countries reacted it makes me think that it may already be too late for most Western countries. We will get it under control over a longer period of time, but within a month or two of loosening restrictions we are likely looking at a bad second wave.

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7 minutes ago, RamblinRed said:

We will get it under control over a longer period of time, but within a month or two of loosening restrictions we are likely looking at a bad second wave.

Masks are so hot right now. Masks. Let's see if they help.

But I think that most restrictions will last months after any "loosening", precisely to prevent another crisis at hospitals. The return of the box office might not happen any time soon...

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In my ancestral village in India, Villagers have set up roadblocks pretty much blocking outsiders coming into the village. 

 

I am hearing this is becoming common as rural areas are paranoid about the virus coming in from urban areas. 

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8 minutes ago, MrGlass2 said:

Masks are so hot right now. Masks. Let's see if they help.

But I think that most restrictions will last months after any "loosening", precisely to prevent another crisis at hospitals. The return of the box office might not happen any time soon...

One possible thing mask would do if they are mandatory to do X activity in a country not use to wear them, they could reduce how many people get into crowded place.

 

Say the vast majority of the trips to the grocery store has been a luxury (people having a month of food they could use if they wanted too, could eat what you can get from amazon,,, but they have a mix of wanting luxury-panic buying to not reduce their reserve and still going), if you need a mask less people will do it.

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11 minutes ago, Killimano3 said:

damn New York state itself is at almost 10,000 for the day =/ 

Death count is gonna behigher in New York than Italy. Yikes

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Are there different local mutations of the virus...

 

Cause in some places the virus seems very deadly and in other places it not as bad. 

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When health care system is overwhelmed, doctors will have to choose who gets to live and who will be left to die.

As a doctor in training myself, that's one of my worst nightmare. 

Let's just hope the US doesn't have to come to that 😟

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5 minutes ago, Lordmandeep said:

Are there different local mutations of the virus...

 

Cause in some places the virus seems very deadly and in other places it not as bad. 

I read a study a while back from some researchers in Wuhan that had said they thought the virus had already mutated into two different "strains" one of which was much more aggressive and one that was less so. But I don't think much ever came of that study so maybe other researchers disagreed.

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