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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2860 on: September 05, 2020, 04:33:35 AM »

Now 336. One per week it seems.  :-\

336? That's an odd lot weekly total in many states in the Land of Science Denial!

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/04/key-coronavirus-forecast-predicts-over-410000-total-us-deaths-by-jan-1.html

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« Reply #2861 on: September 05, 2020, 10:16:23 AM »
Now 336. One per week it seems.  :-\

352 new confirmed cases in Bucharest alone in the last 24 hours.  Total cases about 100,000. Deaths around 4,000. >:(
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« Reply #2862 on: September 05, 2020, 10:31:58 AM »
- After loosening up over summer, numbers going up here in Denmark. 189 registered, newly infected today, which is the highest number since April, but it's mainly among youngsters, and severe cases are still very few. However, more restrictions from Monday will be the likely outcome;

- hydrocortisone is a cheap and very effective medicine, reducing the number of fatalities by 50% among severe cases, studies here say;

- Sweden is doing much better these days, but the initial costs have been very serious, compared to the other Nordic countries;

- on a Global level, at least 321 vaccine projects are being worked on, and at least 32 of those have begun clinical trials
(( https://www.nature.com/articles/d41573-020-00151-8?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=6bcfacc11e-briefing-dy-20200904&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-6bcfacc11e-45297858 ))

- estimates of when vaccines will be generally available, and when they'll be thoroughly effective, still vary a lot though.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2863 on: September 05, 2020, 11:24:21 AM »
- After loosening up over summer, numbers going up here in Denmark. 189 registered, newly infected today, which is the highest number since April,

Sept.1. we had 201 cases, and probably there will be more to day than the preliminary result 189, because some of the answers to tests taken to day aren't registered until to morrow or the day after to morrow, but all tests are registered according to the day they were taken. So the situation is a bit worse, than we are told.
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« Reply #2864 on: September 07, 2020, 05:55:35 AM »
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« Reply #2866 on: September 07, 2020, 11:57:44 AM »
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« Reply #2867 on: September 09, 2020, 04:04:19 AM »
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2868 on: September 09, 2020, 06:33:22 AM »
336? That's an odd lot weekly total in many states in the Land of Science Denial!

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/04/key-coronavirus-forecast-predicts-over-410000-total-us-deaths-by-jan-1.html

Now 337. That's total corona deaths in Finland (5.5 million people). The first death happened March 20. Scaled to the population of the US that would be about 20,000.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2869 on: September 09, 2020, 06:44:24 AM »
Now 337. That's total corona deaths in Finland (5.5 million people). The first death happened March 20. Scaled to the population of the US that would be about 20,000.

You are one for needlessly repeating yourself, aren't you?
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« Reply #2870 on: September 09, 2020, 06:56:35 AM »
You are one for needlessly repeating yourself, aren't you?

Can you blame me when Covid-19 is a nightmare that just doesn't end...
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« Reply #2871 on: September 09, 2020, 07:54:31 AM »
Now 337. That's total corona deaths in Finland (5.5 million people). The first death happened March 20. Scaled to the population of the US that would be about 20,000.

Hardly a fair comparison, is it?  ;D A civilized country vs. the Mecca of dumbassery.

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« Reply #2872 on: September 09, 2020, 09:36:11 AM »
Hardly a fair comparison, is it?  ;D A civilized country vs. the Mecca of dumbassery.

Hardly. Who says it's a fair comparison?  ;D
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2873 on: September 09, 2020, 10:21:04 AM »
The Mecca of dumbassery.

In a way, poetic...
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« Reply #2874 on: September 09, 2020, 03:13:12 PM »
In a way, poetic...
And intentional, poetic or not... ;) The dumbasses don't like them damn Muslims!
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« Reply #2875 on: September 09, 2020, 09:48:05 PM »
I was talking to my mother today and she told me that my brother, whom she lives with, still thinks people who wear masks, etc. are paranoid.  My sister-in-law, who is a nurse, still differs with him.  He thinks it is perfectly safe to go out and eat in a restaurant and she refuses.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2877 on: September 17, 2020, 12:27:18 AM »
There's a clear tendency of the corona hitting younger people harder here in DK, 1/3 of hospitalizations are now people younger than 45. Also, long-time effects, including neuro- and brain damages, form a matter of increased concern.

We've had increased numbers of infections, in July we were down to 20-30 a day, but daily numbers are now 250-350, newly introduced measures and restrictions will hopefully have effect say within a week. The total number of hospitalizations is around 55, intensive care less than 5, but from a population of 5.6 mio though, and around 635 fatalities.

I'm camping and biking on the pretty island of Møn, around 150 km from the capital, my main job was suddenly put on a pause for another two weeks due to the situation, but salary is guaranteed. Still quite warm for the season. A lovely museum farmhouse area has tenting for less than 3 Euros/night, and there's a good sandy beach very close by, plus plenty to explore. A lot of senior Copenhageners have spent most of 2020 in retreat down here, if they own summer houses on the island. And now it's another period of retreat due to the exceptional circumstances for me ...

EDIT: Ouch, today's number is above 400 newly infected, meaning 822 in just two days. Some youngster - and immigrant groups are among the most affected.
 
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2878 on: September 17, 2020, 06:51:08 AM »
EDIT: Ouch, today's number is above 400 newly infected, meaning 822 in just two days. Some youngster - and immigrant groups are among the most affected.

Very sad to hear this. One of my best students last Spring was an exchange student from Denmark. When the lockdowns started and things went crazy here in late March, she was deported and finished the course online from home. I hope she is okay.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2879 on: September 17, 2020, 06:56:40 AM »
Very sad to hear this. One of my best students last Spring was an exchange student from Denmark. When the lockdowns started and things went crazy here in late March, she was deported and finished the course online from home. I hope she is okay.


Generally, the atmosphere here is still quite ~positive or ~optimistic, considering the circumstances. But we need to catch up, especially the groups with risky behaviour, for the situation not to get out of hand. Our state authorities have done a lot, but a more or less complete, second lock-down seems too difficult to carry through, and unlikely.

It's a general trend in Europe these days, and there are only around 10 countries, including some minute ones, that our state authorities don't warn against travelling to, unless it is absolutely necessary.
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