Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Darius359au » 17 Mar 2020, 08:07

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On a lighter note been watching that interactive map - anyone else notice how much it looks like a "Plague Inc" map? ,we're fine as long as there's no infection in Greenland...course if it does pop up there then it's the end of the world! ;) :lol:
Well it's been nice knowing you all Greenland has it's first case :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by kharis » 17 Mar 2020, 08:10

Darius359au wrote:
Darius359au wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 15:22
On a lighter note been watching that interactive map - anyone else notice how much it looks like a "Plague Inc" map? ,we're fine as long as there's no infection in Greenland...course if it does pop up there then it's the end of the world! ;) :lol:
Well it's been nice knowing you all Greenland has it's first case :o :lol: :lol: :lol:
Woohoo we won, or lost, depending on what your objective is :lol
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Darius359au » 17 Mar 2020, 18:17

If your going to panic buy something in this emergency then you've got to love the Dutch ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/16/ ... uying-pot/
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Post by Mythor » 17 Mar 2020, 18:30

Have been checking this site for fairly up-to-date statistics: https://www.covid19data.com.au/

NSW passed 200 overnight and there's still nearly 1,500 being investigated. Latest NSW Health numbers here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Page ... 17_01.aspx
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Post by Disco » 17 Mar 2020, 18:43

In updated news about my shitty employer, the new mandate is if/when we're forced into quarantine the expectation is that we'll be live streaming via webcam during work hours, so our employer knows what we're up to.

Apparently me questioning this as an invasion of privacy in the home is seen as a "red flag".

If I'm lucky, someone will miss a give way sign tomorrow and give me a few days off work :roll:
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Post by Mugsy » 17 Mar 2020, 20:43

We're getting ready for work from home arrangements too. My bro's workplace is easing into it with a rostered 1 day a week work from home... then probably 2 days a week, etc.

Not sure what mine is gonna do. We've all been told to take our tablets home with us every day and also ensure they work with essential work programs on our home wifi.

I'm just waiting for a directive to look for temp hospital sites... or a local pasta making factory.
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Post by Darius359au » 17 Mar 2020, 23:38

My wife works at an out of school care at a primary school here in S.A , they've now been told they can't make breakfast's for the kids in the mornings and the kid's can't make their own , same for the afternoon's and snacks- Her boss has had to source sealed foods and snacks for the kids ,shit's starting to get a little too close to home..
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Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 18 Mar 2020, 11:54

Disco wrote:
17 Mar 2020, 18:43
In updated news about my shitty employer, the new mandate is if/when we're forced into quarantine the expectation is that we'll be live streaming via webcam during work hours, so our employer knows what we're up to.

Apparently me questioning this as an invasion of privacy in the home is seen as a "red flag".

If I'm lucky, someone will miss a give way sign tomorrow and give me a few days off work :roll:
Pretty sure that if you reported that, especially if he was dumb enough to put it in writing, he'd be told to shove it by various government departments.

Also if you really want to piss him off, ask if he's going to be supplying all of the livestreaming equipment.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Mugsy » 22 Mar 2020, 08:34

Italy's going to become a graveyard if things continue this way for them. 4,825 deaths now... way surpassing China and despite having an extra month or two to prepare for this. Of course, it's not the government who is solely at fault when people were still going out to socialise.

Australia better learn from this.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Disco » 22 Mar 2020, 09:45

No-one actually thinks Italy has more deaths than China do they? A better headline would be that Italy reports more deaths than China
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Post by Mugsy » 22 Mar 2020, 12:03

Well, I'm not going to say people shouldn't be skeptical but China did lock down a lot faster and tighter whilst the rest of the world decided to keep their heads in the sand (or frolicking in the sand as those pictures from Bondi Beach showed). The data is what we have. Assuming the numbers were under reported and that China were more stricter and effective with their lock downs, we're absolutely screwed based on what we're doing at the moment.

Public transport isn't able to put in place the 1.5m distancing properly and other things aren't being done to make this possible. Schools and other non-essential services aren't being closed down (whilst special arrangements for health workers and supply chain workers' children need to be put in place). Work from home processes aren't being put in place fast enough.

All the politicians can do is talk about stimulus packages first.
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Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 22 Mar 2020, 13:24

The Australian government has always been about putting the economy and big business first and securing votes to stay in power second. People's health only comes into it for the securing votes part.
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Post by André Axe'm » 22 Mar 2020, 14:42

I don't think they have a clue how to do a lockdown.
Have we ever done anything requiring that sort of logistics before?
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Post by Mugsy » 22 Mar 2020, 15:24

André Axe'm wrote:
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Have we ever done anything requiring that sort of logistics before?
Maybe 1919 with the Spanish Flu. But obviously there was a much smaller population then, technology has changed somewhat including speed of communication, and anyone with any first hand experience/learnings from the ordeal will have passed away.

NSW and Vic will be pushing for full lockdowns at tonight's cabinet meeting. They're already planning for schools to be closed from Tuesday onwards. Finally, some guts to do what is required.

I'm usually not a Twitter fan but I can get behind #FullLockdown
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Post by André Axe'm » 22 Mar 2020, 15:37

I'm unconvinced by the school lockdown, as I can't see how kids can be expected to be at home by themselves.
Since they can't reasonably be by themselves, then they would like be being watched by relatives or family friends.
Now unless those carers are going to self isolate with the kids, then I don't see this as a limitation of infections vectors. Its just different vectors, but ones that government/schools can deny responsibility for.
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Post by Mythor » 22 Mar 2020, 16:03

The point of a school lockdown and a non-essential business shutdown is that everyone will mostly be staying home. The problem is the families of the essential services won't necessarily be able to get a carer and will need to isolate themselves from the people who aren't going out, otherwise it's rendered useless.

Either way it's going to be rough but shutting the schools down will probably further limit the spread among the community.

There's no really easy solutions to this because we're all so dependent on the rest of society for so many things, some of which we never even think about.

NSW is over 500 confirmed cases with 97 new cases as at 8pm last night. Locking down ANYTHING would be a help right now.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Mugsy » 22 Mar 2020, 16:25

Mythor wrote:
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The point of a school lockdown and a non-essential business shutdown is that everyone will mostly be staying home. The problem is the families of the essential services won't necessarily be able to get a carer and will need to isolate themselves from the people who aren't going out, otherwise it's rendered useless.
Agree. It's why they need to convert some of the schools into free caring facilities for the kids of essential workers. They'd need to have a process in place for looking after these kids if their parents become infected and can't go home.

Additionally, it would allow for some of the schools/Unis/TAFES to become makeshift health facilities which some parts of the world are already doing.

But anyone in a non-essential role and able to stay home with their kids, this will alleviate a lot of stress on our systems.

Simply put, this thing won't slow down its rate of spreading until we all slow down how much we're moving about.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Disco » 22 Mar 2020, 17:06

We should start a pool.

$5 entry, winner picks the first person on the forum to catch COVID, if more than one person wins the pool is divided out equally minus a $10 fee for the idea (to me).

Who's in?
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Post by Mythor » 22 Mar 2020, 17:11

We will not be doing that.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Mugsy » 22 Mar 2020, 18:18

I think Disco is reaaaaalllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy bored.

Better to put that money towards this Thursday's powerball draw methinks.
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Post by Mugsy » 22 Mar 2020, 18:53

Those of you in NSW and Vic better enjoy your last takeaways for a while. Full lockdown as of Tuesday it seems.
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Post by Mugsy » 23 Mar 2020, 06:52

Take aways are safe. Schools aren't.

When is the next Federal election?
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Disco » 23 Mar 2020, 11:54

Doesn't matter we're all as bad as those idiots that keep wanting to vote for Trump
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Mugsy » 23 Mar 2020, 21:46

Finally! We're getting testing kits and equipment that can give results in under an hour instead of days:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-23/ ... v/12079738

Might save a few more lives.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Post by Mugsy » 24 Mar 2020, 06:08

Interesting ABC interview with a British citizen who lives in China.



Also interesting to see what is happening at ground level around the world...



The guy singing at the end reminds me of videos of Chinese citizens singing en masse from their apartments during lockdown.

And another interesting data related interview...

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