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09/23/2020 12:33:13 PM · #76
Not a good idea to copy UK! We're just heading back into lockdown in various regions of the country (where I'm located being one) with UK wide further restrictions put in place for the foreseeable future. It's grim.
09/23/2020 12:57:10 PM · #77
Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Time will tell who was right - UK style small and slow steps, or Singapore style aggressive finding every case and tracing all people who were in contact with a sick person and putting them into a compulsory 2-week quarantine. Singapore seems to have upper hand at the moment with no deaths and a very small number of cases but they are a very small country where such measures are easier to implement.

6 months later stats: Singapore - 5 deaths/million population, UK - 616 death/millions. These figures speak by themselves.

???
I see over 40,000 deaths reported for the UK, 27 for Singapore (which IS still extremely low).

John Hopkins University Tracker
09/23/2020 01:02:07 PM · #78
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Time will tell who was right - UK style small and slow steps, or Singapore style aggressive finding every case and tracing all people who were in contact with a sick person and putting them into a compulsory 2-week quarantine. Singapore seems to have upper hand at the moment with no deaths and a very small number of cases but they are a very small country where such measures are easier to implement.

6 months later stats: Singapore - 5 deaths/million population, UK - 616 death/millions. These figures speak by themselves.

???
I see over 40,000 deaths reported for the UK, 27 for Singapore (which IS still extremely low).

John Hopkins University Tracker


Margaret's number was 616 deaths per million people
09/23/2020 02:44:42 PM · #79
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Time will tell who was right - UK style small and slow steps, or Singapore style aggressive finding every case and tracing all people who were in contact with a sick person and putting them into a compulsory 2-week quarantine. Singapore seems to have upper hand at the moment with no deaths and a very small number of cases but they are a very small country where such measures are easier to implement.

6 months later stats: Singapore - 5 deaths/million population, UK - 616 death/millions. These figures speak by themselves.

???
I see over 40,000 deaths reported for the UK, 27 for Singapore (which IS still extremely low).

John Hopkins University Tracker


Margaret's number was 616 deaths per million people

Oh. She did math! Not fair. :-}
09/24/2020 12:38:35 AM · #80
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

We're acutely aware that the global pandemic is affecting all of us to a greater or lesser degree as we go about our lives. Our Italian members, for example, are basically restricted to their homes for the duration. It looks like everybody will get slammed by this sooner or later :-(

Obviously, DPC issues are not foremost in anyone's mind right now, but for what it's worth we have decided to schedule at least one challenge a week, usually the open challenge, as an ARCHIVAL challenge so those who can't get out can still participate. We'll also try to schedule more challenges that can be shot in the home.

Hopefully everyone's OK? Certainly, there's been ZERO mention of the Pandemic in the forums, but that doesn't mean much....

Anyway, good luck everyone and soldier on!


Thank you so much. All's well here in our little neck of the woods.
09/24/2020 12:52:42 AM · #81
Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Once there is a vaccine for Covid-19 we will need it only once like for measles as the virus does not mutate according to the current scientific knowledge.

6 months later it looks that it does mutate into a more contagious strain. What it means to the many vaccines under development?

The other scientific news is that the history might repeat itself. 5 years after the outbreak of Spanish flu there was a wave of new cases for Parkinson's disease. It is thought that it might happen again as the virus can cause brain inflammation.

It is really, REALLY best not to catch it.
09/24/2020 09:20:39 AM · #82
Originally posted by MargaretNet:

5 years after the outbreak of Spanish flu there was a wave of new cases for Parkinson's disease. It is thought that it might happen again as the virus can cause brain inflammation.

Sources?
My friend is one of the leading epidemiologists in the world for influenza and corona viruses. She isolated the current SARS-CoV-2. I asked her this morning while dropping the kids off at school about this and it's news to her.
09/24/2020 10:43:17 AM · #83
Originally posted by Venser:

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

5 years after the outbreak of Spanish flu there was a wave of new cases for Parkinson's disease. It is thought that it might happen again as the virus can cause brain inflammation.

Sources?
My friend is one of the leading epidemiologists in the world for influenza and corona viruses. She isolated the current SARS-CoV-2. I asked her this morning while dropping the kids off at school about this and it's news to her.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-23/covid-19-may-cause-parkinsons-disease-research-finds/12688384
09/24/2020 10:55:51 AM · #84
Originally posted by MargaretNet:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-23/covid-19-may-cause-parkinsons-disease-research-finds/12688384

Thanks for the link.
I tend to ignore most of the bullshit I read online without verifiable sources. Obviously my friend isn't infallible or omniscient, but if she can't corroborate something I need evidence and sources.
09/24/2020 12:14:37 PM · #85
Originally posted by Venser:

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-23/covid-19-may-cause-parkinsons-disease-research-finds/12688384

Thanks for the link.
I tend to ignore most of the bullshit I read online without verifiable sources. Obviously my friend isn't infallible or omniscient, but if she can't corroborate something I need evidence and sources.

No worries, I got the link from my niece who lives in Australia. ABC News is definitely a reliable source, unlike BBC these days.

PS I just realized that ABC News also exists in the US! My source is Australian Broadcasting Corporation! In Australia where there are quite a few great scientists :)

Message edited by author 2020-09-24 12:23:46.
09/26/2020 04:56:52 AM · #86
UK Suck at sorting ANYTHING out with this 'NUMPTY' running the country into the ground.
I decided long ago that I will write this year off at least.
The gov in this country have failed its people big time, I'm not sure about the truth in other countries but it seems NZ acted fast and effectively because they have a decent gov in place.

Keep safe everyone, do what you must to protect your families.
09/26/2020 05:22:08 AM · #87
Originally posted by MAK:

UK Suck at sorting ANYTHING out with this 'NUMPTY' running the country into the ground.
I decided long ago that I will write this year off at least.
The gov in this country have failed its people big time, I'm not sure about the truth in other countries but it seems NZ acted fast and effectively because they have a decent gov in place.

Yes, and Brexit won't help.
09/28/2020 06:35:32 AM · #88
When we finally get around to having ONE world leader please let it be Jacinda Ardern.
09/28/2020 06:57:02 AM · #89
Originally posted by MichaelC:

When we finally get around to having ONE world leader please let it be Jacinda Ardern.

Agree with that, she is exceptional and would make a great benevolent dictator ;)

Message edited by author 2020-09-28 09:12:00.
09/28/2020 06:07:40 PM · #90
Politics hide in so many challenge topics these days...
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