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    Covid-19: 04/01 (Wed) - Global News

    This morning's summary from The Guardian Live Blog..

    • Global deaths pass 40,000. Data collected by Johns Hopkins University researchers show at least 40,636 people have died across the world, while 174,019 people have recovered after becoming infected. At least 823,479 people have been infected.
    • UK sees largest one-day increase in deaths. A total of 1,789 patients have died in UK hospitals after testing positive as of 5pm on Monday (BST), the country’s Department of Health and Social Care says. That is up 381 from 1,408 on the previous 24 hours and represents a 27% day-on-day increase – by far the biggest so far.
    • US deaths now exceed those in China. Monday was the deadliest day yet for the US, which has now lost more than 3,400 people. The figures mean the coronavirus death toll has now surpassed that of the 11 September terror attacks and is greater than that of China – 3,309.
    • Italy death toll rises by 837. A total of 12,428 people are now known to have died in the southern European country; the world’s worst national death toll. Some 77,635 are currently infected with an increase of 2,107 new cases on Tuesday, 459 more than Monday.
    • Worst FTSE quarter since 1987. The FTSE 100 posts its worst quarter since autumn 1987 as it closes for the night at 5671 points (up 108 points, or 1.95% today). That means it has shed 24.8% of its value in the last three months. That’s its second-worst quarter since being created in 1984.
    • More than 1,000 have now died in the Netherlands. The number of deaths in the Netherlands resulting from the epidemic rises by 175 to 1,039. The number of confirmed infections has increased by 845 to 12,595, the Netherlands’ National Institute for Health (RIVM) says.
    • Sierra Leone confirms first case. The president of the west African nation says a 37-year-old man who traveled from France on 16 March and has been in isolation ever since has tested positive.
    • UK shows early signs of flattening the curve. The NHS needs everyone to play their part in reducing transmission of the virus, the medical director of NHS England Stephen Powis says, as signs emerge that physical distancing measures are beginning to work.
    • ‘Stay healthy!’ US urges Americans left behind in Pakistan. A US government-arranged flight is to leave Islamabad in Pakistan on Wednesday night to repatriate Americans in the country. But not all US nationals will be on it. Their embassy’s advice to them while they await a plan to get them home is: “Stay healthy!”
    • Ireland: confirmed cases of coronavirus halve. Ireland on Monday confirmed 295 new cases, the second highest daily number, bringing the total to 2,910. It recorded eight deaths, bringing the death toll to 54. Northern Ireland has 533 confirmed cases and 22 deaths.

    Also spotted in the NYT

    Mr. Cuomo, whose fact-filled, sometimes emotional coronavirus briefings have drawn a national audience in recent days, shared that the pandemic had now hit close as he commented Tuesday on the news that his younger brother, Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor, had tested positive.
    And in some financial news - British banks including HSBC and Standard Chartered to suspend dividends.
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    While we focused on cruise ships last month...

    The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that has more than 100 cases of coronavirus wrote a stunning plea for help to senior military officials.

    In a four-page letter, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt described a disastrous situation unfolding aboard the warship, a temporary home to more than 4,000 crew members.
    Coronavirus infections: Aircraft carrier captain pleads for help -


    https://www.cnbc.com/id/106468524?view=story
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    https://www.businessinsider.com/russ...navirus-2020-3

    A back-of-the-field contender pushing through to vie for contention in the play-offs for 'Which leader will get COVID19' stakes.
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    For those who thought it was a good idea to just let kids catch this.

    BBC News - Coronavirus: 13-year-old boy dies, says London hospital trust
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52114476

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    We discussed the chinese economy/related numbers in another thread. A few more factors which might not be easily manipulated.



    From:

    https://twitter.com/DavidInglesTV/st...51001876676608

    Taiwan holding steady:


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    While we focused on cruise ships last month...



    Coronavirus infections: Aircraft carrier captain pleads for help -


    https://www.cnbc.com/id/106468524?view=story
    Been listening to this on the news today. Given that the sailors are likely to be young and fit; and that the carrier already has a medical bay on board, I don't really understand why the navy does not just airlift over some ventilators (and perhaps a few more medical staff) and keep everyone on board. Better that than overwhelm more land based hospitals and exacerbate spread. Once everyone has had it, this ship would be well placed to go into infected areas and help. Given the death rate among young fit people being so low, and that the navy is supposed to be part of the "brave" forces that protect a country, and the whole country is in a crisis, running around asking for help seems a bit odd.

    What am I missing here? Reckon that captain needs to be channelling Tom Chandler.

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    Chris Cuomo, brother of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, tests positive, will continue doing his prime time show from his basement...

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/31/m...rus/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    What am I missing here?
    Reality.

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    What am I missing here? Reckon that captain needs to be channelling Tom Chandler.
    Can a war pertri-dish-ship be turned into a hospital and maintain operational readiness + remember these sailors are in extreme close quarters - far more closer to each other than on cruise ships.

    Should they consider using aircraft carrier deck to build a field hospital? Just asking for a friend..
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    What am I missing here?
    Ability to think, analyse data and form a rational conclusion. All your "solutions" stem from your existing preceptions rather than looking at the facts. Unfortunately, your preceptions were competely wrong which is why all your solutions have been widely pilloried.

    Look at the data and see what is happening on large ships - now and in the past. Infections run rife - this was common even before coronavirus.
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