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    Iceland says 50% of cases are asymptomatic.

    Https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/europ...ntl/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    The first strategy of letting it rip has completely failed because once it gets widespread the tap can't be turned down fast enough. You have to control the tap from the beginning. 30,000 dead in Europe and the economy is still buggered.
    Yes. But close it too tightly too quickly and how do you open it up again and let people die and still stay politically viable?

    It is brutal and unpleasant

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerSun
    Iceland says 50% of cases are asymptomatic.

    Https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/europ...ntl/index.html
    "What it means in my mind, is that because we are screening the general population, we are catching people early in the infection before they start showing symptoms," Stefánsson said.
    I suspect around half or more are presymptomatic. Would be interested in how the cohort performs after some time has elapsed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickyears
    As I say, it'll be interesting to see what comes out of the analysis. Was the Northern Italy problem due to the Chinese rag trade link? Or Iranian links? Was a key driver of European infection that dodgy Ski Lodge in Austria? It is clear this thing has lurked in Europe for a long time before exploding, maybe already well established by mid-January when WHO was saying no evidence of human to human transmission and that blocking travel from China was an over-reaction. Due to SARS, the Asian states (and HK people) said fuck that but the risk to them is still high. They will have to be the last (and so longest) to release any lockdown to stay where they are.

    In other news...

    https://twitter.com/C_Barraud/status...55593466077190
    It wasn't the rag trade, but rather locals in Europe not taking this serious until......the dead started piling up.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/unit...biggest-single

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