Off Topic Coronavirus

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  1. QuarterMoonII

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    Why bother with any facts when they do not fit in with the argument you are trying to make?

    According to the World Health Organisation, there has been only one pandemic this century but why should I believe highly qualified scientific analysis when you know better? Clearly a strong case of foot in mouth.

    The pandemic was Swine Flu (H1N1/09) in 2009. The outbreaks of SARS, MERS, Ebola, Zika Virus and Dengue Fever this century have not been classified as pandemics. The current Coronavirus outbreak has been classified a pandemic.

    There is no vaccine for SARS, so do not hold your breath waiting for one for COVID-19. Actually, maybe you should try holding your breath.
     
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    Well, now. Let me quote verbatim from the Terms and Conditions section of the J.D. Wetherspoon Jobs Site.

    JDW does not represent or warrant that the material on this site is completely accurate or up to date.

    By reasonable extension, it seems fair to assume that any public utterance by TM cannot be taken as true, reliable or in the wider public interest, particularly when it bears on the bottom line, present or future, of his business.
     
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    have you not read it yet then ? pretty much all hithetoo rules and regs are shelved , decree can be used to do wide ranging changes to daily life , oh and deaths don’t need autopsies ,one dr can sign death certificate.....preparing for mass burials and all that goes with that , civil disorder will be part of their worry , army will be around for that .......a banana republic could be created in a matter of weeks .......apart from a croaking lizard hiding away with a crown on its noggin :angry:
     
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  5. Cyclonic

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    I'd say there's a real chance of a vaccine for Covid19 QM. If not, it won't be the first time I've stuffed up.
     
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    A floating ship of death.

    Another cruise ship in trouble. Holland America's Zaandam has two confirmed Covid19 cases aboard. But 53 guests and 85 crew are experiencing flue like symtoms and have been isolated aboard the ship. $ elderly people have died and Panama has denied the ship the use the Canal to get to Florida. Holland America is in the process of transferring the healthy from the ship.

    CNN said that the Zaandam departed Buenos Aires on March 7 and was originally scheduled to end its cruise at San Antonio, Chile, on March 21.

     
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    In times such as these, governments have to plan for all sorts of possible future problems that might arise. The Birmingham Airport is being considered as a possible site as a mass, temporary mortuary that will have the capacity to hold up to 12,000 victims. Fingers cross that nothing of this kind is ever needed.
     
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    Having used that airport many times I can definitely say it would be fit for purpose
     
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    Last sentence is good news "the evidence is the lockdowns are working".
    Yesterday i went for my evening walk. Passed 2 garden parties of around 10-20 people by the sound of it very worse for wear. There are many a walking advert for euthanasia in the UK these days.
     
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  11. Toby

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    Bin GDPR? Good ****ing luck <laugh>

    You really do chat complete bollocks. It's funny how your little fan club on here hangs on your every word, you're ****ing clueless.
     
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  12. OddDog

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    A little bit of context with regards Germany - whilst 20 days is the statutory minimum, most tariff agreements have 30 days (there is power in a union as Billy Bragg night say). Conversely, if a bank holiday falls on a weekend you effectively lose it (assuming you normally work Mon - Fri). For example May Day is always May 1st here as opposed to the first Monday in May in the UK. Swings and roundabouts.
     
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  13. LG

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    Cruise ships air conditioning systems circulate existing air. I think prolonged exposure to the virus could be much more dangerous than catching it and self-isolating.
     
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  14. Toby

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    Yeah but Corbyn <doh>

    Number of acute care hospital beds per 100,000 population

    Lithuania
    634.4
    Germany
    620.8
    Bulgaria
    595.0
    Austria
    580.0
    Belgium
    567.3
    Slovakia
    491.3
    Poland
    487.7
    Hungary
    428.9
    France
    428.0
    Czechia
    425.0
    Slovenia
    423.0
    Luxembourg
    419.0
    Romania
    402.6
    Croatia
    398.8
    Switzerland
    375.1
    Estonia
    366.5
    Greece
    346.3
    Norway
    342.5
    Cyprus
    341.3
    Netherlands
    332.4
    Portugal
    325.1
    Finland
    307.6
    Italy
    274.6
    Denmark
    261.7
    Israel
    240.6
    Ireland
    240.4
    Spain
    238.5
    Sweden
    234.5
    UK
    227.8
     
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    thanks toby , although you don’t want to hang everything on one set of statistics, noticeable those countries with less acute beds per head , probably have less equipment to go with that , so italy , spain and uk are down the bottom , ...............coincidence ? i think not
     
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    Chaninbar The Crafty Cockney

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    Don't know about anyone else but the idea that some clever folk in Spain are not far off developing a 3D printed ventilator blows my mind.
     
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  18. Chaninbar

    Chaninbar The Crafty Cockney

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    That's very true Rudey.
     
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  19. OddDog

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    I’d be all for doubling National Insurance contributions - good health care costs money. In Germany, the State Health insurance rate is 14.6% of your salary each month - of which the employer pays half and the employee pays half. Above a certain salary threshold one can opt out of the state health insurance and go private.

    The NHS is underfunded because NI contributions are too low. Now would be an apt time to increase them.
     
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    think marx coined that one <laugh>
     
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