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    Covid-19: 04/14 - Global News

    From The Guardian Live Blog...

    • The confirmed global death toll passed 119,483, and at least 1.9 million people have been infected, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The tallies are likely to be underestimates.
    • US president Donald Trump said we’ll know in the next few days whether he wants to reopen by 1 May, and also whether he plans to continue funding the World Health Organization. Payments to individuals as part of the US economic stimulus package will be made by Wednesday this week.
    • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that with the number of coronavirus hospitalisations starting to plateau, that there were glimmers of hope. “Yes, I think you can say the worst is over,” he said.
    • The US is nearing the peak of its outbreak, according to the director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield, who told NBC: “You’ll know when you’re at the peak when the next day is actually less than the day before. We are stabilising right now.”
    • The US governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware and Connecticut announced they had formed a regional advisory council. Each state will name a public health official and an economic development official to serve on a working group alongside each governor’s chief of staff to design a “reopening plan” for their states.
    • The French president, Emmanuel Macron, says crèches and schools will begin to reopen on 11 May. That date will mark the start of a new phase. B, he said, but the lockdown will continue until then.
    • The number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy passed 20,000 after they rose by 566 on Monday, 135 more than on Sunday. Almost half of the deaths (280) were registered in Lombardy, the northern region worst affected by the virus.
    • A total of 11,329 patients have died in UK hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus, the UK’s Department of Health said, up by 717 in 24 hours.
    • German experts recommended a gradual relaxing of restrictions, as long as new infections stabilise and hygiene measures to control the spread of the virus are maintained.
    • The head of the World Health Organization urged caution over moves to lift lockdown conditions. He said much was still unknown about the virus and that finding, testing and isolating cases was still crucial.
    • The UK will not ease lockdown this week, said to the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, who added that it was “still far too early”, and that the UK would be getting ahead of itself if ministers relaxed restrictions before medical experts advised them to.
    • Spain saw another fall in its overnight death toll, down by 102 to 517 in 24 hours, bringing the total to 17,489, the country’s health ministry said, adding that it was the smallest proportional daily increase since tracking began.

    In Singapore: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...es-9th?noembed

    Singapore reported a record 386 new cases of Covid-19 infection on Monday (April 13), of which 280 are linked to known clusters.

    The vast majority of these are foreign workers living in dormitories, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...latest-updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    The worrying thing about the Singapore news is that over 100 are NOT linked to known clusters.
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    Not all the ventilators being rushed into manufacturing, but non-medical engineering firms may be suitable for the current crisis.


    While the BlueSky machine was capable of ventilating patients, clinicians on the government’s technical design authority and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found it was not suited for treating Covid-19.

    This is because fluid builds up in the lungs of coronavirus patients faster than in people suffering from other ailments. The devices must be switched to a different setting while the patient’s lungs are being cleared and the BlueSky machine did not lend itself to frequent changes.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...rs-coronavirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    The worrying thing about the Singapore news is that over 100 are NOT linked to known clusters.
    Yes, they're listed as pending in the document embedded in that article:

    Pending contact tracing: 94, of which 21 are Singapore Citizens/Permanent
    Residents, five are S Pass holders, 64 are Work Permit holders, and the rest
    are Long Term Pass holders.

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    This stat jumps out at you...

    Reported COVID-19 cases around the world surpassed two million on Monday, doubling in 11 days as World Health Organization officials caution patience.

    Covid-19 has infected more than 2,019,320 people around the world and killed at least 119,483 people, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/13/glob...two-weeks.html
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    But it's what level it plateau at that's important .
    Sure glad I haven't got some of those guys in the USA playing fast and loose with my life. Personally having a full hand of risk factors what does one do at a high plateau in that situation jbut ust wait for the bullet with your number on it : or in UK where they honour the dead doctors and nurses like glorious war dead . There is no glory at all in these deaths just as there is no glory in war death .
    The Hong Kong approach makes more sense : we need to snuff it out before thinking about relaxing too much.

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    I love this. Of course he can lift the national lockdown. After all, there isn't one so lifting it is easy peasy :-)

    All lockdowns in the US are state and local - Trump refused to initiate one on a national level.
    Last edited by spode; 14-04-2020 at 10:38 AM. Reason: fixed typo
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    New York repaint walls as previous paint begins to show signs of drying

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    Quote Originally Posted by traineeinvestor:
    They should be made to visit covid19 patients. There is no risk to them as it is fake.
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