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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
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Petra R wrote:

Eve L wrote:

So the only precaution I have to take to stay relatively safe is to stay sober. (I'll still have some wine though. No point surviving if I lose all will to live.)

PERFECT advice! We can have wine together virtually.

Red or white? Usually it's "winter = red" and "summer = white" but this is kind of a "red wine" situation.


It is still winter, so I'm having red. Cheers/Skål/Saluti! Smiley Happy

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Petra R wrote:

 

The (so far) complete absence of deaths (spoke too soon. now 2 deaths in Germany Smiley Sad )  still very low number of serious and critical cases in Germany


Considering the quality of the wine that Germany produces, I'm not surprised you guys are hard to kill. I'm not even sure COVID-19 can survive in an organism containing German wine. I don't even understand how people who drink it can survive.

 

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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For the dog lovers:

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Petra R wrote:

Oddly*, Germany with its over 1100 confirmed cases, has 0 fatalities and very few (compared to Italy, especially) serious/ critical cases to date.

 

I expect a sharp increase of new cases in Italy after that ridiculous mass "escape" south after the news of the exclusion zone was leaked...

 

eta: * I say "oddly" - because whilst Germany has what's amongst the best health systems in the world, I am not sure that completely explains it.

 

 


You gotta be old, very young, or a smoker for it to kill you.

 

So, my neighbors went on a cruise even though we kept making fun of them and said they gonna die from beer virus if they go. Now they are saying that people who went on cruises should self-quarantine. Guess who is "working from home" in the house next to me. lmao

 

We always hang out on Friday nights and I want to hear her stories so badly but I'm kinda wondering if I should tell her to stay away from me for 2 weeks. lmao

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Jennifer M wrote:

Petra R wrote:

Oddly*, Germany with its over 1100 confirmed cases, has 0 fatalities and very few (compared to Italy, especially) serious/ critical cases to date.

You gotta be old, very young, or a smoker for it to kill you.

 


Not necessarily. "very young" is actually a good way not to die from it. No infected children under the age of 9 have died so far. The problem with them is that they may infect others who might die.

 

Old is bad (the huge number of old people in Italy must be in part due to the high death rate)

Smoker is bad (loads of Italians smoke)

 

Personally, I am not so worried about dying from it. I am worried about 1. getting sick enough to end up in an Italian hospital, which are truly unbelievably horrible, and 2. infecting others.

 

I am staying put. I am staying away from all humans for the time being.

 

(Just) under 1000 new cases in Italy yesterday, but a record number of new deaths with 168 in 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
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Red dots: Virus
Blue dot: Me

 

Think I'm good.

Petra, if you get too bored, travel south and come and visit. Bring some cats. Smiley Happy

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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
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I spoke too soon. The virus is now in Malta. Not on my little island, but guess it's just a matter of time. It had to happen at some point, so perhaps it's just as well to get it over with sooner rather than later. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Eve L wrote:

I spoke too soon. The virus is now in Malta. 


IT WASN'T ME!!!! 

 

Interesting thing one of my Facebook friends wrote today:

 

"People aren't surprised when I tell them there are 13,000 Covid-19 cases outside China, or when I tell them this number doubles every 3 days. But when I tell them that if growth continues at this rate, we'll have 1.7 million cases in 3 weeks, they're astonished."

 

 

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Miriam H Member Since: May 16, 2017
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Petra R wrote:

Eve L wrote:

I spoke too soon. The virus is now in Malta. 


IT WASN'T ME!!!! 

 

Interesting thing one of my Facebook friends wrote today:

 

"People aren't surprised when I tell them there are 13,000 Covid-19 cases outside China, or when I tell them this number doubles every 3 days. But when I tell them that if growth continues at this rate, we'll have 1.7 million cases in 3 weeks, they're astonished."

 

 


https://www.propublica.org/article/i-lived-through-sars-and-reported-on-ebola-these-are-the-question...

 

I found this article incredibly interesting from a "disease management" and "reporting" standpoint - particulary with how we consider data/numbers. 

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
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Miriam H wrote:


https://www.propublica.org/article/i-lived-through-sars-and-reported-on-ebola-these-are-the-question...

 

I found this article incredibly interesting from a "disease management" and "reporting" standpoint - particulary with how we consider data/numbers. 


Indeed, it's an excellent article. However, it doesn't tackle the point that seems the strangest to me: why are people desperately trying to stock toilet paper. Just heard on the French radio about people fighting over supplies of toilet paper in a supermarket, somewhere in the States. To me, food would be more important for survival, I've never heard of people eating toilet paper.

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