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Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 23rd 2020, 8:33 am
Replies: 104
Views: 8,024
Posted By Maxima

Re: Post-Lockdown

1) Is a hyperactive testing regime of any added value? How much of this testing is pretty much confined to the same people over and over and over again (mall workers biweekly, law enforcement,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 13th 2020, 7:17 am
Replies: 104
Views: 8,024
Posted By Maxima

Re: Post-Lockdown

I had been following "cases" in the other Gulf nations over the summer

What I noticed was that Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait (and the unmentionables) would consistently post higher numbers than that...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 13th 2020, 8:08 am
Replies: 138
Views: 10,299
Posted By Maxima

Re: Global Corona Death predictions

Thousands of young people die of strokes or heart attacks or flu every year....

They rarely make front news, but with Covid, you see headlines on "17 year old sucuumbs to Covid" with the...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 6th 2020, 5:45 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

During the early stages, some Saudi twitter accounts were active in blaming "expats" for bringing and spreading the disease

And you can imagine that if an area is shown as having less infections,...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 6th 2020, 8:59 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

Wasn't that pool party at the V a one-off? Is Dubai really all that worse off than Abu Dhabi in terms of cases?
The field hospital is supposed to close soon and most of Dubai's main hospitals don't...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 29th 2020, 5:32 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

In the last week what we have been hearing about the US is how many "cases" they have, that there is a spike and the situation is out of control and so on

The death toll yesterday was less than...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 17th 2020, 8:47 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

A 3rd factor is that a large number of workers live in shared housing, and one person catching it may lead to the whole flat or half the camp getting it.....
Forum: Middle East
Jun 17th 2020, 8:46 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

South Africa, India and Jordan had even tougher measures, the first 2 actually lifted their measures predicting it will get much worse, while Jordan had some success
Forum: Middle East
Jun 5th 2020, 6:36 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

The cabin crew donning PPE is actually overkill

Firslty, unless they wear it just before getting into the plane and take it off just before getting out, it defeats the purpose to some extent
...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 2nd 2020, 6:12 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

If you take it at face value 100% then your theory is correct. But, as with so many things, if there is stuff before the scenes, then other possibilities are there

Maybe, since Abu Dhabi did not...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 1st 2020, 6:20 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

This Abu Dhabi news is very interesting.

If it was because situation was bad in one or more areas of Abu Dhabi you would have seen longer "sterilization" hours or areas being shut down, but which...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2020, 6:57 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

In terms of expectations, definitely it is accurate, that is pretty much what the PMI Index does; deal with management expectations.

India's new orders PMI in April was 6, for comparison even...
Forum: Middle East
May 21st 2020, 1:38 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

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These are the arguments used by some pro-lockdown people

You...
Forum: Middle East
May 21st 2020, 1:36 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

Haven't you heard about that one person in Florida who was asked to hide Covid deaths? The Karens now say that Florida has a huge toll but are hiding it...

Georgia is another state I have been...
Forum: Middle East
May 20th 2020, 5:24 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

One side already realizes this. However the other side defends lockdowns by saying

1) No point in having a good economy if we are all dead
2) A bad economy never killed anyone

Both statements...
Forum: Middle East
May 20th 2020, 5:22 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

The US provides some interesting lessons:

People were predicting Florida would collapse like NYC back in April due to a higher senior population, and closing down much later than Democrat...
Forum: Middle East
May 19th 2020, 6:35 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

There is very likely another reason in Saudi for a full lockdown during Eid - the sentiment among many in the local populace isn't actually positive because of the jump in taxes and multi family or...
Forum: Middle East
May 4th 2020, 6:12 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

Tests in NYC
In factories in South Dakota
In Kabul
In Tokyo

All were done in recent days, and show similar results of anything from 20% to 40% of the sample population having the virus....
...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 30th 2020, 6:39 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

https://apnews.com/229e5110ac04fef82734cc125eb5ca39

Whats the opinion on these "sanitization gates"?
Mostly placebo? All they seem to do is disinfect clothes...

Got to love the owner's typical...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2020, 12:27 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

The US is interesting, up until 2 days back, NY counted for almost half the deaths, rest of US is a different ballgame....

If you take it as 2 separate places (NY and outside NY), you would...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2020, 8:42 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,422
Posted By Maxima

Re: Lockdown

"Cases" of outbreak sound scary, but in reality are just a function of testing.

If country A does 10,000 tests and finds 500 infected, it sounds so much scarier than country B which does 500...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 31st 2020, 1:37 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 41,319
Posted By Maxima

Re: Covid 19

There is a new phenomenon I have noticed among people quarantined

Those under either voluntary, or enforced lockdown are extremely angry that others are not following their guidelines.
For e.g....
Forum: Middle East
Mar 31st 2020, 1:32 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 41,319
Posted By Maxima

Re: Covid 19

A lot of people are patting themselves on the back that they "understand" what flatten the curve means. Half of them though think that flatten the curve means the virus will "disappear", "beaten",...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2020, 10:28 am
Replies: 455
Views: 41,319
Posted By Maxima

Re: Covid 19

Most people cheering for lockdowns tend to be
1) Financially self sufficient or will not be losing their jobs
2) Assuming every single country will become like North Italy and Wuhan

Korea and...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 18th 2020, 2:07 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 41,319
Posted By Maxima

Re: Covid 19

Its not going to disappear even if the whole world shuts down for 2 weeks. It will resurface after people get back to normal, but bit less lethal than before
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