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    Covid-19: 03/25-26 - Global News

    Lets start with the comprehensive summary in The Guardian live blog.

    Here’s a summary of the latest news:

    • As Hubei, China lifts some restrictions, Italy’s Prime Minister has promised theirs will end sooner than the end of July, and Trump insists the US doesn’t need a national lockdown.
    • The global number of cases reached 417,582. According to figures from Johns Hopkins University, which has been tracking the pandemic, 18,612 people have died and 107,247 people have recovered.
    • France confirmed it has seen more than 22,000 cases. The director general of the country’s health service, Jérôme Salomon, said the pandemic was now across France and “rapidly getting worse”.
    • Trump insisted on an easing of restrictions by Easter. Despite much of the rest of the world choosing to accelerate restrictions designed to control the virus’ spread and the World Health Organization warning the US is in grave danger of a rapid escalation in the severity of its situation, Donald Trump has claimed the nation is nearing the end of the fight against then virus.
    • The Australian market opened up almost 6%. The news followed the extraordinary gains of as much as 11% on US markets.
    • European countries tried to mitigate the economic damage. A series of measures was approved in the Czech Republic, Romania and Norway.
    • There was speculation over the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s diagnosis. Brazilian media reported that two names were scrubbed from a list of patients handed over by the hospital where he was tested, leading some to speculate he and his wife contracted the virus and were treated in secrecy.
    • Poland, India and Egypt all implemented lockdown measures, while South Africans prepare to do the same after the number of confirmed cases increased by more than a third in a day.
    • The WHO said the US risks becoming the next centre of the coronavirus outbreak as the country is seeing a “very large acceleration” in cases.
    • The Japan Olympics will be delayed for one year. After a conference call between the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, the29 Olympics will be postponed for 12 months.
    • The European Union has been urged to evacuate asylum seekers from overcrowded camps on the Greek islands in order to save lives. The first case was confirmed earlier this month when a Greek woman on Lesbos tested positive.
    • Spanish doctors complain of lack of equipment. The latest figures also revealed that Spanish healthcare workers accounted for more than 13% of the country’s 39,673 cases.
    • Greta Thunberg believes she had Covid-19. The environmental campaigner, Greta Thunberg, says she believes it “extremely likely” she has had Covid-19. In an Instagram post, she wrote that she has been staying inside for the past two weeks.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...latest-updates
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    @TigerSun

    not really
    yes really, if you dig up a corpse you could recover some RNA and DNA, doesn't mean it is viable

    also

    Dr. Tara C. Smith

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    I've also seen this misrepresented already. "SARS-CoV-2 RNA was identified on a variety of surfaces in cabins of both symptomatic & asymptomatic infected passengers up to 17 days after cabins were vacated on the DP but before disinfection procedures had been conducted" /6


    Dr. Tara C. Smith

    @aetiology
    Say it with me: *viral RNA doesn't necessarily mean live virus was present.* Now you're going to see "coronavirus can live on surfaces for 17 days!" over and over, but we don't know that based on this study and for those using live virus, it's much shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Lets start with the comprehensive summary in The Guardian live blog.



    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...-latest-update
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    JHU stats always lag.

    Italy +732 deaths
    Spain +680
    France +240
    USA +145
    Iran +122
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    The U.S. is already on a worse trajectory than Italy was, many other places not looking good as well, 197 countries now affected.
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    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...3pG7udpjg2Uu54

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornmeal:
    JHU stats always lag.

    Italy +732 deaths
    Spain +680
    France +240
    USA +145
    Iran +122
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    The U.S. is already on a worse trajectory than Italy was, many other places not looking good as well, 197 countries now affected.
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...3pG7udpjg2Uu54
    Total global new cases a record high of nearly 42,000
    Total global deaths in the past 24 hours surged to around 2,200 - a massive jump of around 20%

    It is spreading fast into South Asia, South America, Africa.

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    Ignore the headline, it is not in the Philippines but in the Philippine Sea having been in Vietnam.


    https://www.rt.com/usa/483994-corona...r-philippines/


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    The End of Days has become reality in North Western France. They've banned alcohol sales.

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20200324/fre...uring-lockdown

    The Préfet of the Aisne département in north east France has banned the sale of all alcohol to be consumed off the premises.With bars, restaurants and cafés already closed, it effectively makes the département dry for the rest of the lockdown period.Ziad Khoury, who has also stopped shops from opening after 8pm in the département, says he is concerned about the link between alcohol and violence, especially domestic violence
    For good reasons though
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    China say lifting restrictions on quarantine in two weeks? What about the asymptomatic cases? China does not count them as confirmed, how many hidden carriers are out there?

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3076789/thousands-covert-coronavirus-cases-go-under-radar-wuhan-chinese


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    Interesting to see Airbus using their test pilots / planes to move cargo.

    https://twitter.com/kevinjia1122/sta...16136542121985


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    Western Australia has just implemented rationing of one carton of beer per person per day

    https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.a...y-alcohol.aspx

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