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Re: Huge Impact Of Corona Virus on Mankind

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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Well...the C-wrap has truly hit the fan in good olde RSA. Economy shattered - and the virus causing havoc with hospitals not having the capacity to deal with everything. And this is the truth, not the propaganda.

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Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
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Hi Irene, take good care of yourself and stay safe!

 

Spain has more than 100 active regrowths now.
Some areas have returned to phase 2.
People are behaving really stupid here (domestic and foreign)

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Maria T wrote:

Spain has more than 100 active regrowths now.
Some areas have returned to phase 2.
People are behaving really stupid here (domestic and foreign)


It is such a SHAME when all the hard work and sacrifice goes to waste.

 

It's happening in many places. I'm still limiting contact to trusted delivery drivers and avoid any supermarkets and so on. 

 

The gated community where I live consists to 80% of holiday homes, which are empty most of the year (making it very peaceful from September to May) and usually it's a circus by mid July, but I noticed that around half are still empty, so people aren't even visiting their own (second) properties.

 

With the darned thing still exploding in the Americas, it will unfortunately be a very long time before we get anywhere near anything approaching the new normal.


Happy to see New Zealand has is contained. I looked at them with admiration from the start.

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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It's increasing dramatically in my county - not just new cases, but also deaths.  We are now required to wear masks pretty much everywhere and all the time.  The bars in New Orleans have walked back and now only have pick-up and curbside delivery.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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I wish they would make masks in supermarkets (at least) mandatory here in France. Most women wear them - but I have noticed a sort of macho refusal among men from the age of about 50 upwards. Sorry guys, that is not meant to be sexist - just what I have observed. 

 

The very young of either sex don't care. They think they are immune and that they are the only ones that count. But it is becoming increasingly obvious that the younger generation are being affected and are dying, not at the same rate as older people, but it is increasing.  

 

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Valerio S Member Since: Oct 13, 2017
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Petra R wrote:

Happy to see New Zealand has is contained. I looked at them with admiration from the start.


We are indeed very lucky, but in all fairness, it's been a lot easier for us to contain it than for the rest of the world. That said, we are now facing the problem of people escaping from isolation facilities to go shopping.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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So much for the nonsense concept of "herd immunity"

 

I copped a lot of heat from the start for saying the idea is deeply flawed and likely won't work, and even if it could theoretically work (it turns out it can't), trying to achieve it would cost millions of lives.

 

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Aleksandr S Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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Maria T wrote:

Hi Irene, take good care of yourself and stay safe!

 

Spain has more than 100 active regrowths now.
Some areas have returned to phase 2.
People are behaving really stupid here (domestic and foreign)


I'll put my two cents in it.

The growth is totally fine as long as medical system can cope with it. If hospitals are overflowed with those who ill of pneumonia, that's really bad. If hospitals are alright, then nothing to worry about.

The virus cannot be stopped. The creation of vaccine is vague. I've been hearing news for many months: we're close, here it will come soon, yes, yes, just wait a little bit, so many candidates already, blabla. Vaccine is not coming.

There is actually a way to stop the virus: everybody stays locked down for two weeks (or better a month). But that's obviously not possible.

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Aleksandr S wrote:

There is actually a way to stop the virus: everybody stays locked down for two weeks (or better a month).


Been there, done that for 1.5 months, failed to meet the goal. Seeing how none of the predictions really amounted to anything tangible, hoping that the virus makes a stage exit in the same way it came on the international stage, fast and furious and leaving everyone speechless. Then we can all go back to discussing Upwork's color scheme choice and again perceive Petra's choice of home abroad as perfect.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Vladimir G wrote:

Aleksandr S wrote:

There is actually a way to stop the virus: everybody stays locked down for two weeks (or better a month).


Been there, done that for 1.5 months, failed to meet the goal. Seeing how none of the predictions really amounted to anything tangible, hoping that the virus makes a stage exit in the same way it came on the international stage, fast and furious and leaving everyone speechless. Then we can all go back to discussing Upwork's color scheme choice and again perceive Petra's choice of home abroad as perfect.


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I did it for three months and am still cautious. Vlad, it will pass. It's not a flu virus, I know, but Spanish flu, which was truly catastrophic did eventually take a back seat. The plague that decimated Europe in the 14th century still left enough people to  create the world as we know it. We just need to be sensible and get through it.

 

If we can't jump on a plane or go to discos for the moment - so be it. But you will be OK. Things are going to get more difficult before they get better, but it will get better. 

 

There are positive things about this fléau - we have cleaner air, if only temporarily, but it should make us stop and think. 

 

Colour scheme: green ( I remember snarling about this at the merger. I have changed my mind!). 

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