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    Covid-19: 04/03 (Fri) - Global News

    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant:
    An interesting summary of Italy. Deaths could be underestimated by 4 to 6 times.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/covid-19/ita...sons-1.5517520
    Interesting article, thanks for this. I quote some of the important points from it.

    "We should have immediately set up separate structures exclusively for people sick with coronavirus. I recommend the rest of the world do this, to not send COVID patients into health-care facilities that are still uninfected."
    However, the virus was not only spread to "clean" — i.e. infection-free — hospitals by admitting positive patients. In early March, as the number of infected was doubling every few days, authorities allowed overwhelmed hospitals to transfer those who tested positive but weren't gravely ill into assisted-living facilities for the elderly.
    "It was like throwing a lit match onto a haystack," said Borghetti, who spoke out against the directive at the time. "Some facilities refused to take in the positive patients. For those that did [take them in], it was devastating."
    Along with the tragic misstep of putting infected people under the same roof as clusters of the most physically vulnerable, Borghetti and others point to a deeper structural factor that accelerated the outbreak in northern Italy: a highly centralized health-care system with large hospitals as its focus
    Under normal circumstances, these large hospitals are very effective, with a wide range of expertise under one roof. But as the go-to place for health services, they acted as conductors of infection.

    I guess sometimes NIMBYism can make good sense after all.

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    The eastern German city of Jena will be the country’s first to make wearing a face mask mandatory.

    Starting at the beginning of next week, “wearing a mouth and nose protection will be mandatory in Jena’s shops, public transportation, and buildings with public access,” wrote city officals in a statement.

    The measures were called for by the city’s health department, with the aim of increasing the safety of people in areas “where a minimum distance [of 1.5 metres] can not be maintained.”

    https://www.thelocal.de/20200331/first-large-german-city-makes-wearing-a-face-mask-mandatory
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    https://www.connexionfrance.com/Fren...prime-minister

    France records 1355 deaths in one day, but 884 were from virus related deaths in care homes since January, as for some reason these deaths were not being recorded.

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    We’ve passed the one million mark (according to Johns Hopkins):

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...abChangeable=0


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    Covid-19: 04/03 (Fri) - Global News

    Some summaries starting with The Guardian:

    • Global cases of the virus have passed one million, according to figures collected by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Deaths worldwide have passed 50,000.
    • In terms of deaths, Italy remains the country worst affected by the outbreak, with 13,915 fatalities, followed by Spain, with 10,003 deaths. The US is now the third worst affected country, with 5,316 total deaths.
    • Governments in the Middle East need to act fast to limit the spread of the coronavirus after cases rose to nearly 60,000, almost double their level a week earlier, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
    • The UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, said the government was hoping to build an “at-scale” diagnostics industry to reach 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month, as he unveiled his five-pillar strategy. Just 5,000 NHS staff have been tested so far.
    • More than 6.65 million people have filed for unemployment benefits in the US last week, according to the latest official figures, highlighting the devastating economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the American economy.
    • The pro-independence leader of Catalonia, the region of Spain hardest hit by the coronavirus after Madrid, has abandoned his government’s initial reluctance to seek help from the Spanish army, saying any assistance would be gratefully received.
    • UK hospital deaths rise by 569 to 2,921
    • Italy records 760 more deaths from coronavirus
    • The NHS will have £13.4bn of debt written off, as previously confirmed.
    Worth Reading:

    How 3M is reacting: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...avirus?noembed

    Global Battle to procure supplies: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-tests?noembed
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    Commander of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has been fired for leaking his memo about the severity of the outbreak on his ship to the press:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/02/p...ved/index.html


    Hmmm...seems like he is made a scapegoat by the US Navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    Commander of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has been fired for leaking his memo about the severity of the outbreak on his ship:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/02/p...ved/index.html
    Well at least, he is not likely to disappear as he likely would with our northern neighbor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    Interesting article, thanks for this. I quote some of the important points from it.







    I guess sometimes NIMBYism can make good sense after all.
    Lots of mistakes made but no issues raised about the Italian govenment's intent to conceal information.

    Global News: Trudeau sidesteps questions on whether China’s coronavirus data is trustworthy.
    https://globalnews.ca/news/6768702/c...u-china-cases/
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    Have you guys seen mention of this? Apparently Henan is in lockdown again.
    https://www.rfa.org/english/news/chi...020155235.html


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    Those hospital ships... Far too many restrictions.

    USNS Comfort Hospital Ship Was Supposed to Aid New York. It Has 3 Patients.

    https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB125ZKq?m=en-...rID=InAppShare

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