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This thread makes me even happier to be at the bottom of the world. Life is slowly starting to return to normal here in Australia. Only have a couple of new cases (in only 2 states) even after reopening schools and pubs so that’s awesome. We’re still under 100 deaths which is great.

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2 hours ago, Feral said:

This thread makes me even happier to be at the bottom of the world. Life is slowly starting to return to normal here in Australia. Only have a couple of new cases (in only 2 states) even after reopening schools and pubs so that’s awesome. We’re still under 100 deaths which is great.

Well that is good to hear :)

 

How are the fires? Is that under control? COVID kind of took those off the news.

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7 hours ago, Dr_Mayus said:

Well that is good to hear :)

 

How are the fires? Is that under control? COVID kind of took those off the news.

Yeah :)

 

Fortunately they're all out so we're good on that front. The back burning for next season has already begun around my area and I'd say it'll be on everywhere soon. Of course the clean up will take a bit more time especially now (cheers COVID, you bastard lol). Yeah it just steals all the news.

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11 hours ago, Dr_Mayus said:

Yeah, depending on where you are you guys got hit really hard :( My sister lives near Ottawa (in Quebec though) and I get updates from her about the stupid stuff their premier is doing.

 

I mean the fact that Quebec is opening schools and even Manitoba isn't doing that (and we only had 289 total cases with 7 deaths)

Yeah it’s absolutely crazy. Have family in PEI and they only had a few cases and still most things are shut down and they’re doing the opening gradually. Really worried about Quebec...

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9 hours ago, Feral said:

Yeah :)

 

Fortunately they're all out so we're good on that front. The back burning for next season has already begun around my area and I'd say it'll be on everywhere soon. Of course the clean up will take a bit more time especially now (cheers COVID, you bastard lol). Yeah it just steals all the news.

Well that is good. Hopefully Australia has some good news for the rest of 2020

9 hours ago, PalaceOfLove706 said:

Yeah it’s absolutely crazy. Have family in PEI and they only had a few cases and still most things are shut down and they’re doing the opening gradually. Really worried about Quebec...

I dont even get opening school in late May. I mean if it was march then maybe, but the school year is basically over just open in September

 

Also here is a song for both of you :)

 

It is an Ontario band playing Thunderstruck in Australia

 

 

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15 hours ago, Dr_Mayus said:

Well that is good. Hopefully Australia has some good news for the rest of 2020

I dont even get opening school in late May. I mean if it was march then maybe, but the school year is basically over just open in September

 

Also here is a song for both of you :)

 

It is an Ontario band playing Thunderstruck in Australia

 

 

 

15 hours ago, Dr_Mayus said:

Well that is good. Hopefully Australia has some good news for the rest of 2020

 

Also here is a song for both of you :)

 

It is an Ontario band playing Thunderstruck in Australia

 

 

Yeah :) Fingers crossed, we're bloody earned some goodness.

 

That's an awesome cover, chick has a mad voice.

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1 hour ago, Feral said:

 

Yeah :) Fingers crossed, we're bloody earned some goodness.

 

That's an awesome cover, chick has a mad voice.

Yeah, Sarah is amazing. I have seen them live once, was supposed to see them again next month but that was postponed ☹. They are a great band and for gaming news they wrote and performed the newest pokemon theme song.

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On 5/24/2020 at 7:29 PM, PhyrxianLibrarin said:

 

GTA V is a seven year old game that is still grossing more than huge games in their release month. Rockstar may never make another game again!

Rockstar could probably keep going off GTA V alone if they just remastered it for every new platform and kept creating new DLC. It's a safe bet that PS5 (and PS6) will get their versions of it.

 

23 hours ago, MidnightDragon said:

There was a sign about social distancing, but they apparently thought it was just a suggestion. My state is full of damned fools. 
 

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2020/05/24/lake-ozarks-memorial-day-weekend-pool-party-video-missouri-coronavirus/5252616002/

They're so silly... this is no time for mass gatherings. Restaurants being open is fine with me, though at this time I wouldn't dream of eating on location. I'll do takeout or Doordash only.

 

Now there's Trump saying "reopen all the churches". No way. Churches are a mass gathering also , and therefore a potential C19 spread risk. If someone goes to Mass every week, that don't impress me much... what counts much more is if they abide by the universal Golden Rule, "Treat others as you would like others to treat you".

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8 hours ago, RadiantFlamberge said:

Rockstar could probably keep going off GTA V alone if they just remastered it for every new platform and kept creating new DLC. It's a safe bet that PS5 (and PS6) will get their versions of it.

 

They're so silly... this is no time for mass gatherings. Restaurants being open is fine with me, though at this time I wouldn't dream of eating on location. I'll do takeout or Doordash only.

 

Now there's Trump saying "reopen all the churches". No way. Churches are a mass gathering also , and therefore a potential C19 spread risk. If someone goes to Mass every week, that don't impress me much... what counts much more is if they abide by the universal Golden Rule, "Treat others as you would like others to treat you".

Fortunately my church is just sticking to zoom services, with no intent on pressuring the government to reopen anytime soon. That’s in Canada though. 

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The number of injuries is increasing yesterday in my country 197 An injury I am worried about today also, the problem is no obligation, and they say it is a period that we should live with the virus and this means that everyone is in danger and your mistake is due to the cause of the virus has stopped everything, work, tourism, exit, and many things

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On 5/24/2020 at 6:29 PM, PhyrxianLibrarin said:

 

GTA V is a seven year old game that is still grossing more than huge games in their release month. Rockstar may never make another game again!

I mean, why should they? They can probably squeeze a couple more years out of GTA V before moving on to GTA 6.

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I've been reading that hospitals are seeing more and more cases of infected since all the riots started. Some are anticipating that this is going to upgrade it from a pandemic to an outright plague.

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21 hours ago, Jelly Soup said:

I've been reading that hospitals are seeing more and more cases of infected since all the riots started. Some are anticipating that this is going to upgrade it from a pandemic to an outright plague.

 

Wasn't one of the reasons for the whole shutdown and social distancing the fact that it takes longer for someone infected to show symptoms so the usual practices of stay home if sick wasn't as effective as it is with the flu?  That would mean it's probably too soon to be getting cases caused by the riots and it's more likely caused by reopening of businesses.  Though it's very likely all the protesting is not going to help either.

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23 minutes ago, ladynadiad said:

 

Though it's very likely all the protesting is not going to help either.

 

This. The rioting is going to make this worse before it has a chance to really get better. Then again, there was a piece by SkyNew the other day about how a Chinese lab feels they've come up with a vaccine that'll do the trick.

 

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4 hours ago, Jelly Soup said:

 

This. The rioting is going to make this worse before it has a chance to really get better. Then again, there was a piece by SkyNew the other day about how a Chinese lab feels they've come up with a vaccine that'll do the trick.

 

 

So difficult to actually believe or pay any attention to anything coming out of China though :/

This would be the 4th vaccine in 2 months now ive heard that is 'definitely' gonna stop this. Even worse, you think China are gonna play ball if it does work? Its a state that has had massive piles of crap flung at it for 6 months now (And quite rightly they have) from countries that will be begging them for this vaccine if it does actually work.

'The West' will have to make massive payments or promises to China if thats the case (Cue the conspiracy theorists) which will just strengthen their hold they have ATM.

 

On a personal note.

I feel completely fucked. Not on an illness note, im in the UK, ive actually had a bad knee injury that kept me off work since November 2019 and i was actually due to go back to work the week that the UK announced a lockdown and my business closed for it (Im a chef by trade).

Now, the UK government, less than 2 weeks after announcing a 1-5 scale of 'lockdown' and measures to take for each number, are suddenly opening up the country as if we were at their scale of 1, even after admitting we're still a 4.

Their own science, THEY drafted and gave to us and now theyre ignoring it all and saying that 'the country' wants to get on with things.

 

Suddenly my work are telling us to get ready to get back to work in 3 weeks. Which is just pure madness in my eyes.

All science points to exiting 'lockdown' early will cause a massive spike in deaths (Not that the UK even had a 'lockdown' compared to less hit countries) and now apparently we're going on business as usual.

I have 3 younger brothers at home, i know kids arent that affected by it but who knows future damage it could cause and my dad is an 'at risk' individual. 

 

So its essentially a case of, come into work, to cook for the public, we have no idea if they are infected with COVID, nor can my work actually function under a 'social distancing' policy so we have to be shoulder-to-shoulder with our colleagues, including waitresses who will be within a foot of everyone they serve.

Absolute fucking madness.

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Dr. Fauci has said that MRNA-1273, the C19 vaccine candidate that Moderna and the NIAID are working on, should be set for Phase III (final stage trials) by mid-summer. He's hoping for a "couple hundred million doses" to be ready by 2021 and says they should know if it's effective by November-December. Pray this works.

 

Trump's decision to pull out of the WHO is completely asinine, even more so in a pandemic. Also, Trump openly brags about being a jerk in his latest commercial, saying that "Mr. Nice Guy won't cut it". The USA has had enough of his bullshit... hopefully Biden wins.

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I was so sure of an assassination though he is so weak it would be like punching your mom. Also he'd be in the history books for all the wrong reasons so it's probably better that he is still alive. I just really wish he went outside to play while the adults are talking.

 

The Virus, I just want to go on holidays. I was happier on the Diamond then I am at work right now, too many people taking advantage of this.

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Today in My Country

COVID-19 Lose Control 
The latest news in the world is coexistence with the virus 🦠 

Stay safe with your family

 

I am sure that the virus maker does not want to offer treatment now ، the reason is not the right time ، I am sure of this.  I hope I'm wrong, but it's the truth

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Found a really interesting study regarding whether asymptomatic carriers can spread the disease and this is pretty interesting.  The actual paper is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7219423/

 

For those who don't understand this sort of technical speak, the study involves a woman who came in to the hospital for another condition and while in the hospital was found to have covid-19 and was asymptomatic when she came into the hospital.  They went and sought out everyone she had contact with (some 400+ people) and not one of them tested positive or came down with the disease.  They came to a conclusion that from the evidence given that it is possible that asymptomatic carriers do not transmit the disease, only those with symptoms do.

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I'm not totally convinced that asymptomatic carriers don't transmit C19. George Stephanopoulos was one, and his wife did come down with it. The study's conclusion does say "some" asymptomatic carriers may have weak infectivity. Maybe it varies per case.

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18 hours ago, ladynadiad said:

Found a really interesting study regarding whether asymptomatic carriers can spread the disease and this is pretty interesting.  The actual paper is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7219423/

 

For those who don't understand this sort of technical speak, the study involves a woman who came in to the hospital for another condition and while in the hospital was found to have covid-19 and was asymptomatic when she came into the hospital.  They went and sought out everyone she had contact with (some 400+ people) and not one of them tested positive or came down with the disease.  They came to a conclusion that from the evidence given that it is possible that asymptomatic carriers do not transmit the disease, only those with symptoms do.

 

Maybe the article gets into it, but I think there's more to consider than simply symptomatic or asymptomatic.  Just being in the room with someone that has it doesn't mean you get it, somehow it has to get from the person to you.  If they are asymptomatic, they may not be sneezing or coughing very often.  Talking introduces droplets into the air but they're larger than the mist sneezing creates and lacks the velocity of coughing or yelling... and don't travel as far, in as much quantity, or hang in the air as long.

 

Someone like me with an unrelated chronic cough though, or someone with bad seasonal allergies for example, is probably a bit more dangerous to be around if they were an asymptomatic carrier than others.

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