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Old Jul 7th 2020, 7:50 am
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Yes, in this instance the difference in behaviour would be to avoid them, or take extra care when interacting with them. Which would help to reduce the spread of the virus, which is the point. But this conversation has moved from data on areas (which is realistic, though will never happen here), to data on specific groups of people (which is unrealistic, and won't happen anywhere).
I wish I shared your faith in human nature and how people would react.
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I feel we've gone back to where we were just before lockdown, but with masks.

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I wish I shared your faith in human nature and how people would react.
Yeah, I realised as I was writing that the best intentions of man are usually scuppered by 3 idiots and a stick.
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It's probably the most accurate assessment I can make...
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An interesting contrast - Melbourne gets 200 cases and it's mega lockdown for 2 weeks. UAE has been above 200 cases/day permanently since the 2nd of April, but here it's back to normal.
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From a source today.
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"Inshallah it will be ok". Islamic fatalism ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predestination_in_Islam

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/1714876/saudi-arabia

It's a start.
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An interesting contrast - Melbourne gets 200 cases and it's mega lockdown for 2 weeks. UAE has been above 200 cases/day permanently since the 2nd of April, but here it's back to normal.
I suppose it depends who is catching it....
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From the GACA.

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Just few updates.

A colleague of mine rang king fahd causeway authority to verify the news of causeway opening to normal traffic. Their response is that its only open to commercial traffic, which appears to be no change from Lockdown days as commercial traffic never stopped. The news article was fairly clear that it was open for commercial as well as normal traffic.

On the other hand, from the time the international flights were suspended in March until recently, Saudi Airlines only allowed flight bookings from 1 September 2020 onwards, however since a couple of days ago, their outbound bookings have opened from 9 August 2020 with return flights from 2nd September onwards, Similarly other operators such as Emirates, Turkish, Flynas (flights to GCC and south Asian countries) etc. are also showing bookings from mid August onwards. I understand that bookings are subject to change however more operators are showing mid-August flights now then before, the most important being Saudi Airlines.
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Out of curiousity, how are all the pro-Sweden people feeling now, as regards to the effectiveness (or not) of having a lockdown?
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Out of curiousity, how are all the pro-Sweden people feeling now, as regards to the effectiveness (or not) of having a lockdown?
Not as gleeful as you, obviously. Sweden had a superb experience through the whole summer and most of the fall. With a vaccine in place I can see the merits of taking precaution in the next few months. They will certainly emerge from the COVID pandemic come this spring with a less damaged economy and civil liberties than most western countries.
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I'm hardly gleeful - their policy appears to have resulted in pretty high deaths per capita (Sweden ranked 24th worldwide, vs 109 for Norway and 89 for Denmark). I was just curious if, with the benefit of 9 months' data, anyone had shifted position (from pro- to anti-, or vice versa). From my perspective, it's clear that lockdowns have a terrible economic impact, but I'm still unsure whether the alternative (no lockdown) is economically much better. Indeed, once lockdown ended in the UK, the government had to bribe people to convince them that it was safe to eat out. Left to their own devices, most people were still too worried to go out (correctly, as it turns out). What's pretty obvious though is the British (or perhaps, Western) approach of "delay, delay, delay, think of the economy, delay, oh shit lockdown NOW!" is probably the worst of all worlds. .

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