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Matt77 Posted: 03:51 Mar13 2020 Post ID: 3449972
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Yeah, the elderly (with preexisting health conditions) are the main ones affected, but it is infecting people younger than that too.

The thing that's got people worried is that the flu mortality rate is 0.2%, but the coronavirus is 2.0%. And the fact that a vaccine will be available in a few months at the earliest.

All sporting codes have either been cancelled or are playing behind closed doors. The tennis season has been cancelled for 6 weeks. Australian sports are beginning next week, and will all be played in front of no fans. The XFL has also been cancelled completely. NFL teams aren't sending their employees to other areas to do scouting work etc. Europa League R-16 matches were also played in front of no spectators. English 2nd division and lower divisions are only playing in front of fans because if they don't, dozens of clubs will go bust. The Grand Prix in Melbourne was also cancelled today.

It won't be long now until schools and universities are cancelled too.


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Warrior13 Posted: 08:02 Mar13 2020 Post ID: 3449975
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That 2.0% is heavily skewed because the elderly death rate with the virus.

Schools and colleges are already cancelled in the US.

All because of a type of flu... Ridiculous...
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Matt77 Posted: 20:53 Mar13 2020 Post ID: 3449980
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But it is still worrying given that I have 3 grandparents; one of which is having (minor) health problems recently.

I guess there's still a lot of unpredictability. The media have created so much panic, but it should still be taken seriously. The Australian government have cancelled all public gatherings of more than 500 people, but not schools and universities, since the PM considers those necessities.

I should also mention that apparently new cases in China are almost non-existent now. If the rumours aren't propaganda, it's promising for the rest of the world. It will be interesting whether the cironavirus ever comes back if it disappears. Not everyone supports vaccines, and even if people do vaccinate themselves and their kids, the virus may come back in a different strain like the flu does every year.

Btw do know that I agree there is ridiculous panic. It is going to spread regardless. If governments wanted to stop the spread, they'd shut off public transport.

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Warrior13 Posted: 09:22 Mar14 2020 Post ID: 3449983
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I have no grandparents left. :(
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Matt77 Posted: 10:58 Mar14 2020 Post ID: 3449986
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:(

I didn't know that, sorry to hear.

Canada have controlled the virus outside of the human body, so they can study it now. It's the starting block for an eventual vaccine (please!).


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Warrior13 Posted: 18:15 Mar14 2020 Post ID: 3449989
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Haven't had one for five years. :(
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Sanzano Posted: 04:34 Mar15 2020 Post ID: 3449996
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Barcelona is in lockdown, shops, resaurants, and bars have been ordered to close. Only chemists and supermarkets are allowed to remain open. Unless you are going to work, food supplies, or an emergency you must remain at home. Supermarkets have no fresh fruit, meat, pasta, rice, and toilet rolls. The streets are literally deserted, no sign of life anywhere. It's like one of those zombie movies.

My wife's dad is in Italy at the center of the outbreak in Bergamo. People have been told which town they can go to for supplies and when and failing to comply will result in a 21 year prison sentence. Looks like the Italians are taking serious steps to beat this virus.

What stage is in your towns guys?

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Matt77 Posted: 04:47 Mar15 2020 Post ID: 3449998
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21-year prison sentence?!?! Surely this is just a scare-tactic. You'd hope that Italy wouldn't actually give someone a life sentence because they went into a particular town.

EDIT - You're right. It isn't as bad as it sounds, but the sentence is actually real to an extent. If you have coronavirus and infect someone, causing their death, you will face murder charges (21 years).

https://www.breitbart.com/e...-murder/

The only restrictions in Australia is that people from China, South Korea, Italy etc can't come into the country, and that public gatherings of more than 500 people are banned. Currently businesses, schools, and universities are still open, but that will change. Our sports seasons started this week and also will start next week. This week the NRL was played in front of fans, but next week the AFL and NRL will be played behind closed doors. I expect the competitions to be cancelled within a fortnight. The NRL has a New Zealand team and they came to Australia for an away game, but now they can't go back if they want to compete in the competition (if they go back to NZ, they have to stay in quarantine for 2 weeks).

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Warrior13 Posted: 09:17 Mar15 2020 Post ID: 3450001
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Here? No Toilet Paper. No Paper Towels. No Disinfective Items. School (all grades) cancelled for three weeks (enjoy only half of summer break, kids). Closed activity centers. Stores jam packed. Movie Theaters nicely empty.
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Matt77 Posted: 09:34 Mar15 2020 Post ID: 3450003
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Ah yes, I should've mentioned that. We still have panic buyers here. Toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, paracetamol, cold & flu products, potatoes, pasta, rice, and hand sanitiser are some of the items disappearing from the shelves. Toilet paper panic buying has been going on for 2 weeks, and every day people go out of the shop with four 48-packs. My parents said people are literally running into the shops and pushing past people with their trolleys. And there were several (8?) checkouts open today. 7 of them had 4-5 people waiting in line, but 1 had the line probably stretching back 200 metres for no apparent reason. People just saw a huge line, panicked, didn't use their f*cking eyes, and joined the massive queue.

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Kaniank Posted: 13:36 Mar15 2020 Post ID: 3450005
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Matt77 Posted: 00:12 Mar16 2020 Post ID: 3450006
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Really? How interesting!


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mrgrtt123 Posted: 01:56 Mar17 2020 Post ID: 3450017
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Community quarantine is taking place in my country.
Numbers of cases are getting higher but there are those that have been cured.
I am so scared for my brother since he works as a nurse, but how can stop him if he has been passionate about his profession. Please pray for the world.
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Sanzano Posted: 02:53 Mar17 2020 Post ID: 3450020
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We are living in strange time, my Dad says he has not experienced anything like this since World War 2 when he was a boy who got evacuated from London to Manchester because of the V2 bombs that were flying overhead and landing on houses when they ran out of gasoline. He says at least then you could see and hear were the danger was. I know what he means, this virus is a silent killer where you don't show no symptoms for two weeks.

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JohnnyJohnny Posted: 09:29 Mar19 2020 Post ID: 3450079
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I hope that this too shall pass.
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Matt77 Posted: 10:49 Mar22 2020 Post ID: 3450120
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New South Wales and Victoria are closing all non-essentials on Tuesday. Queensland will probably follow suit. Meaning all states will end up doing the same very soon. Also on Tuesday state borders are supposedly closing.

The AFL season has also been 'postponed' for minimum 2 months (cancelled) after playing 1 round. Yet bizarrely the NRL is going ahead for round 3. It won't last longer than another week, if that.

No sports, no pubs, no nightclubs, no parties, no weddings, no schools (soon), no universities (soon), no anything. My older cousin's wedding has been cancelled because his fiance's parents are in Italy, and because state borders will be shutting.

I am a leader of a group (55 people) on a casino mobile app and one of our co-leaders in the US has just tested positive for the virus. He's in his late 40s so he is at risk.

Warrior, I'm sorry, but this isn't being treated as just a flu. The mortality rate worldwide is 4.3%. In Spain (where Dennis is) it is 6.1%. Italy has a 9% rate. Fortunately the US has a 1.3% mortality rate and Australia's is 0.5%. But this virus will be active for a minimum of 6 months, in which we will likely be in lockdown that entire time.

https://www.worldometers.in...navirus/

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Warrior13 Posted: 11:01 Mar22 2020 Post ID: 3450122
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I'm pretty much done with the whole thing. It's a flu. People wanna be crazy, then let them be crazy. People wanna make it the plague, then so be it. Pretty much only the elderly are at a higher risk of dying, which is true for any virus or illness towards that age sector. Pathetic.
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Kaniank Posted: 13:32 Mar22 2020 Post ID: 3450123
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