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Old Jun 1st 2020, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
Wonder if we will see an increase in 7-10 days.

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What was said May 30, 2020

Large gatherings, we know, are still a significant risk for transmission of COVID-19
  • Dr Bonnie Henry, May 30th, 2020
I'll be astonished if there isn't a huge increase in numbers over the next few weeks. And guess who will be blamed for it.
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Old Jun 1st 2020, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
I'll be astonished if there isn't a huge increase in numbers over the next few weeks. And guess who will be blamed for it.
Who's that, then?
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Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
Wonder if we will see an increase in 7-10 days.

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What was said May 30, 2020

Large gatherings, we know, are still a significant risk for transmission of COVID-19
  • Dr Bonnie Henry, May 30th, 2020
They do seem reasonably spaced - maybe not 2 metres but it has been proposed that that should be reduced to 1 metre in open air.

It will be interesting to see what happens - an live experiment.
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Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
They do seem reasonably spaced - maybe not 2 metres but it has been proposed that that should be reduced to 1 metre in open air.

It will be interesting to see what happens - an live experiment.
We do have the benefit of having a relatively small amount of total cases, only 227 active cases as of May 30th, so that should help I would think.
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Old Jun 1st 2020, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
They do seem reasonably spaced - maybe not 2 metres but it has been proposed that that should be reduced to 1 metre in open air.

It will be interesting to see what happens - an live experiment.
In that general crowd density I don't think even 2m would be enough. Imagine the effect of someone in the middle of the crowd letting out a few good sneezes.



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Old Jun 1st 2020, 9:31 am
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The US government announced the real reason for closing the Fort Detrick Biological Laboratory last July.
To clarify whether the laboratory is a research unit for new coronavirus and whether there is a virus leakage problem.
Nope, it's definately from Wuhan.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
We do have the benefit of having a relatively small amount of total cases, only 227 active cases as of May 30th, so that should help I would think.
Yes, the thing is, any outbreak requires someone to actually be infective.

The bad news is - it will only take one.
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Old Jun 1st 2020, 9:42 am
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Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
Wonder if we will see an increase in 7-10 days.

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What was said May 30, 2020

Large gatherings, we know, are still a significant risk for transmission of COVID-19
  • Dr Bonnie Henry, May 30th, 2020
That looks like that simulation where they all start off blue with one red (infected) and then they bounce around till they all become red.
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Old Jun 1st 2020, 12:54 pm
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They do seem reasonably spaced - maybe not 2 metres but it has been proposed that that should be reduced to 1 metre in open air..
I thought that. It's as if someone knew how many were there, knew the size of the area and calculated how far apart they could be from each other.
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I thought that. It's as if someone knew how many were there, knew the size of the area and calculated how far apart they could be from each other.
They're Canadians. If there were sound to that pic you would hear the murmur of a thousand apologies in the air from when someone got too close by mistake.
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Old Jun 1st 2020, 5:01 pm
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This guy is part of the "Independent SAGE":

We’ve been comparing the UK and Germany to try to explain the comparatively low fatality rates in Germany. The answers are sometimes counterintuitive. For example, it looks as if the low German fatality rate is not due to their superior testing capacity, but rather to the fact that the average German is less likely to get infected and die than the average Brit. Why? There are various possible explanations, but one that looks increasingly likely is that Germany has more immunological “dark matter” – people who are impervious to infection, perhaps because they are geographically isolated or have some kind of natural resistance.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...al-dark-matter

Another one to add to the list of why there are different rates in different countries.
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Old Jun 2nd 2020, 2:03 am
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Today's update for British Columbia.

24 new cases announced, however keep in mind they do not report on Sunday, so its two 24 hour periods reported on Monday's.

1 death over the weekend

5 patients in ICU, 32 in hospital total.

Schools reopened today, however its on a voluntary basis, kids are not required to attend.






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Old Jun 2nd 2020, 9:16 am
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I'll try again

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...al-dark-matter

German specialist on the "Independent" SAGE talking about the (on topic) low death rates in Germany.

We’ve been comparing the UK and Germany to try to explain the comparatively low fatality rates in Germany. The answers are sometimes counterintuitive. For example, it looks as if the low German fatality rate is not due to their superior testing capacity, but rather to the fact that the average German is less likely to get infected and die than the average Brit. Why? There are various possible explanations, but one that looks increasingly likely is that Germany has more immunological “dark matter” – people who are impervious to infection, perhaps because they are geographically isolated or have some kind of natural resistance.
Along with the differing death rates for BAME people in the northern hemisphere here's another suggesting some sort of genetic component.
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Old Jun 2nd 2020, 10:17 am
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I'll try again

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...al-dark-matter

German specialist on the "Independent" SAGE talking about the (on topic) low death rates in Germany.


Along with the differing death rates for BAME people in the northern hemisphere here's another suggesting some sort of genetic component.
He uses the word "perhaps"-----so much is not known yet.

Certainly genetic components must play a part as with every disease. However ---why are BAME deaths in Europe high and % deaths in India for example lower (where certainly obesity and diabetes rates very high).
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Just been informed that a resident in this retirement home has been taken ill and tested Coronavirus positive. The chance of onward transmission is saod to be very low, however, we are now in self isolation for the next 14 days. I'm going nowhere..
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