COVID-19 Virus

COVID-19 Virus

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:10 pm

Our condolences to those people who have lost loved ones around the world. We hope that it will be brought under control as soon as possible. We particularly remember our members in countries affected, most notably our members in Italy where they appear to have suffered the largest outbreak outside of China. Our thoughts are with you.

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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby ozstar » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:28 am

In Australia there are a few instances of the virus and the government is now taking it very seriously. On the news tonight it is said they have ordered 55 million face masks yet there is only 26 million of us. Many stores have run out of stock of many items mainly toilet paper, tissues and some foods as the Asian population here send back items to their relatives in China. Many factories in China have closed so stock is low even for building materials on high rise structures.
Whilst it is hoped it is a passing thing, every day signs from all around the world seem to show it could be an absolute horror story.
Let's pray it won't be that.
EDIT Mar 14:
The government has put a ban on all events from this Monday over 500 people which means all shows, sports, festivals etc have now been cancelled. Not good for us as we have a 1000 show this Tuesday and another 800 the following week. My guess is they wil be cancelled too. Already many regular shops, restaurants and other business have closed.
It seems this catastrophe has the ability to not only kill many, but financially destroy those who do survive. Many are saying a depression looms very closely. Amazing how things can change so quickly.
In a matter of months Australia has gone from drought to fire to flood and now this.
Please take care.
EDIT Mar 15:
Shows go ahead but capped at 480 max. Now New Zealand has banned all incoming tourists and biggest food stores here are limiting how much can be bought... like WW2 rationing I recall.
Here are some helpful links for those concerned.
Live news and figures
LIVE DATA
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
WHO
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Australian Government Alerts
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/content/64d54c97-6c8d-31e3-848c-be0e93cadc52
UK The Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-latest-news-uk-covid-19-self-isolation-deaths-cases2/
IRISH TIMES
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus-ireland-to-see-ramping-up-of-testing-amid-jump-in-new-cases-1.4202616
USA
https://www.state.gov/coronavirus/
USA State by State
https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-us-state-by-state-breakdown
EUROPE
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/current-risk-assessment-novel-coronavirus-situation
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby ozstar » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm

An update for Australia for March 19 2020
The amount of people who can hang out together has gone from 500 to 100 and now to 10, so this has a dramatic effect on how one can conduct business and keep social events alive.
The Entertainment industry has been one of the most adversely affected, as a huge percentage of its participants are self funded and self employed. They usually do not have superannuations, or many savings as many live month to month. Whilst not the optimum way to live, they have been doing it this way for ever without much problem. It is only at times like we face now that it all becomes a nightmare for many.

All shows, festivals, concerts, meetings etc have been cancelled for up to 6 months eliminating any form of income for that time. Facebook posts are showing the confusion, fear and worry of how they and their families will survive the financial problems, let alone the virus itself. Fortunately we in Australia have a health system that offers its citizens free care and hospitalisation and the government is offering some financial help. Sadly some countries do not offer the same protection.
So many industries in many countries are suffering similar fates as their business are forced to close.

Unlike I imagine most on this forum, I do remember the rationing and fear of WW2 and whilst it seemed like it would never end. It did.

So one thing is certain, it will come to an end, hopefully sooner than later. Just have to keep treading water until it dries out.
In the meantime, take care and support those you love and care for, as well as those strangers who may need it more than you do.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Aravisian » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:15 pm

ozstar wrote:Unlike I imagine most on this forum, I do remember the rationing and fear of WW2 and whilst it seemed like it would never end. It did.

While it is true that it did end, it must be pointed out that to many, that made no difference.
Many were left destitute, lives ruined- many died and died penniless. While it ended for society, for many individuals, it never did.

The drastic climate change brought by the K-T event that wiped out the Dinosaurs ended, too. Eventually. After a major extinction event that ended most species on the planet. The planet recovered, in time, but that does nothing for that vast majority that were lost.

People like to talk about how people are "worried" or "struggling" but they don't like to mention those who drown, lose their homes, those whose "worries" become "REAL.
It's not as simple as people are merely "worried" for many. And those that are "struggling" or a portion of population, there are those that are "sinking fast or already sunk" that people like to ignore the reality of.

Trump, in the United States, continues to call it "that chinese virus" as he tries shifting blame. In the meantime, his DOH administration has done everything it can to make it difficult to get tested for it. This keeps the numbers of Reported Infections Low. But puts the population as a whole at much greater risk.
More have died than have recovered from Covid 19 in the USA.
In Italy, they began Vigorous testing and were able to halt the spread of the virus. In the USA, you must "Qualify" to get tested for Covid19 and many people that didn't qualify for it but that did finally get tested turned out to indeed be positive for it.
Fox News, the heavily-biased newsource that Loves Tump, has downplayed the severity of it, putting its audience at risk, to protect that little Dictator-wannabe. They praise his handling of this when he has Botched it Every Step of the Way. They claim he never called the virus a Hoax. He damned sure did call it a hoax.
And the Socialists are doing everything they can to point to this pandemic as "proof" that socialism is the solution, while already socialist countries are faltering in handling it. Politics in the USA has split into two major extremes.

At our local store, people were physically assaulting eachother, to get Toilet Paper. What a priority. And when it comes down to it, some are not just Worried Or Struggling, they are Shafted.

It is not lost on us all that Humanity is too clustered and Over-populated. While Trump and Fox attempt to point the finger and to place blame (on anyone except themselves), the reality is that we all share the burden of blame. It is as much our own folly as it is the natural chance of Pandemic at fault.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby star treker » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:20 pm

I agree with everything you said Aravisian. They say America is going to suffer more then any other country before this thing is over. Yes, the death tole in Italy is the worst now, but soon the US will exceed that.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:34 am

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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby jason2704_123 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:25 pm

Thank you We was worried we had it as before it was a majour outbreak my uncle was in hospital with a Virus and We both had sore throats. Lemon and honey and paracetomol beat what Ambulance and Hospitals nebulizers could not do suprisingly with being on Antibiotics and Steroids it still took over. It's a good healer but not a cure so Hopefully it wasn't Convid, but symptoms were very close
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby star treker » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:49 am

I'm so sorry to hear that you are sick Jason. These times are tough, people don't know if its just a simple cold virus, or full on influenza, or the dreaded Covid-19 virus. Please keep doing all the things that you can do to get better.

I was watching a video today where a guy said that he was really sick, and that he was getting tested for Covid-19. His symptoms were worse then the standard flue though. He's suffering major migraine headaches to the feeling of wanting to puke. He's got pains in his arms and chest that feel like he's been hit by a freight train.

According to China, the Covid-19 virus causes mucas build up in the airways, which is then allowed to dry, and that blockage prevents you from being able to breath. They recommend drinking hot liquids very often throughout the day. So that if the virus does get to your throat, hopefully the hot liquids will push the virus to the stomach where it can get killed by our stomach acids, and keep the virus out of the lungs.

We have to look to other countries for research and information, because America is not doing a dam thing. Furthermore, I trust a chief medical officer in China over that golden haired bafoon that America has as president. That should tell you a lot! So again, please keep taking care of yourself as best you can Jason until you can get some more conclusive answers, as to your condition.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:42 am

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https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/track/lonely-city

The antidote:

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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Postby JeffK969 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:10 pm

Hello All... I do believe Trump was defending the USA after Chinese Officials said our military started this:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/worl ... heory.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/28/us/disea ... index.html

"They claim he never called the virus a Hoax. He damned sure did call it a hoax" Oh really..? Guess that depends on your point of view.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump ... ly-remark/

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