Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - Status Update Thread

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  • Terry

    NCC 1701:
    While not agreeing with what much of what others believe, wouldn’t we at least concede that most people are well intentioned?

    When it comes to things like murder, there are degrees according to the perpetrator's intentions.
    But the victim is dead either way.

    Evangelists by definition are spreaders of "good news." They proclaim 'truth."
    Notice the " " marks indicating skew.

    These leaders have the trust of misled people who may well end up sick and/or dead.
    Where is the accountability?
    We can't punish them with words. The best we can do is hang a sign:
    BEWARE of the "TRUTH."

  • Simon

    Updated chart I posted earlier, showing the trajectory of the virus in different countries and when the enacted lockdowns.

    Note how early China locked things down? That seems beyond suspicious. Belgium could easily have learnt from others, but how come China was so quick to act when other countries weren't? Either they knew something (suspicious) or they are just filthy lying about when it started (likely), maybe both.

    There's a delay between deaths increasing and it being out of control - by the time many countries realize that they have to react, the real time to do so to prevent mass spread was 2 weeks earlier.

    That the UK still has pubs open is unbelievable and staggering.

    The US may be benefiting from people generally being more spaced out and having a more "drive everywhere" culture (vs smaller, more intimate shopping). A more dispersed population seems like it should be less at risk, but it may just be a timing issue. It's probably going to be rampant in the east and west coast populations where there are also large number of homeless populations to help spread it.

    Finally, not that the chart has a logarithmic scale, most curves are really bending the other way.

  • LongHairGal


    My relatives heard from somebody who was teaching in China that the crematoriums were running night and day - and this was shortly before the news got out about this virus being on the scene.

    So, who knows what the real death toll is over there!

  • Simon

    You have to look for other data points with China. One possibility is that millions may have died, because their telecoms companies suddenly have millions fewer devices on their networks. Maybe the all lost their charging cable at the same time ...

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    They say a picture is worth a thousand infections er, I mean words.

  • 2+2=5

    Australians who were in living Wuhan have stated that rumours of a bad flu style virus were circulating in November, one man got covid19 in early December and was freely travelling the world before anyone knew a thing.

    China was obviously trying to sweep this under a rug before it got out of hand

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    Simon--all pubs clubs cafes restaurants even gyms closed as of last night. ( UK )

  • Doctor Who
    Doctor Who

    I was talking to a friend who is from China. She owns a local restaurant and was telling me that the reported deaths is not accurate. The crematoriums can not keep up with the dead in Wuhan. I asked her what does she think is the death toll? Her answer was "Whatever you see the Government reporting, multiply it by 10!"

    ***EDIT*** LongHairGal I didn't see your reply until I posted mine. I guess we both heard the same thing independently.

  • LongHairGal


    I totally do agree with those Australians who were in Wuhan who talk about a bad flu-like illness in November... I have a sneaking suspicion that this could have been in the US before anybody knew anything..with people flying all over the place.

    I got sick just before New Year’s and was sick the whole month of January into early February: flu-like with super bad sinus infection. At one point when I went to the mailbox and I inhaled my lungs felt weird. I’m not the only one who came down with something that was ‘going around’.

    I got over it but don’t know what the hell I had but I hadn’t been this sick in a very long time.


    Yes, I’m sure the real number is much worse!

  • Doctor Who
    Doctor Who

    You know what? I was also super sick in January. Practically the whole month. I would wake up feeling tired! Worse 'flu' I have had since the 1980's.

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