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SvennoJ said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

If it did, then how would countries in tropical or subtropical desert regions have been heavily affected by the virus? Singapore, Brasil and pretty much the entire Middle East for instance are heavily affected despite the heat of desert regions and heat and humidity of tropical forests. And it's also strongly ramping up in Africa now, which could become very devastating to the entire continent.

Yep, it seemed for a long time Africa would be spared a big outbreak but they have been growing steadily as well.
Australia just did things right, nothing to do with the heat.

Australia except for the state of Victoria. The morons. - 75 new cases there the other day... Because people thought protesting was a good idea.
And because of the uptick in cases we have toilet paper shortages across the entire continent again, so now Victoria is forced to go back into lock down.

Most states that have opened their borders are staying closed to Victoria... However many "Grey Nomads" are selfishly taking back roads to get into other states. (Australia is vast at the end of the day, we can't lock down every road.)

In saying that, the Australian heat persisted until late March anyway when the virus started to gain traction so we were still exhibiting warm weather, the weather does have an effect on viral transmission, it's just not the biggest or only factor.



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Pemalite said:
SvennoJ said:

Yep, it seemed for a long time Africa would be spared a big outbreak but they have been growing steadily as well.
Australia just did things right, nothing to do with the heat.

Australia except for the state of Victoria. The morons. - 75 new cases there the other day... Because people thought protesting was a good idea.
And because of the uptick in cases we have toilet paper shortages across the entire continent again, so now Victoria is forced to go back into lock down.

Most states that have opened their borders are staying closed to Victoria... However many "Grey Nomads" are selfishly taking back roads to get into other states. (Australia is vast at the end of the day, we can't lock down every road.)

In saying that, the Australian heat persisted until late March anyway when the virus started to gain traction so we were still exhibiting warm weather, the weather does have an effect on viral transmission, it's just not the biggest or only factor.

Most of the cases in Victoria weren't linked to the protests. More were connected to family gatherings and people not self-isolating while awaiting test results. So still idiotic, but contrary to what the a lot of the media and the Liberal Party are claiming, the spike wasn't precipitated by the BLM protests.

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curl-6 said:
Pemalite said:

Australia except for the state of Victoria. The morons. - 75 new cases there the other day... Because people thought protesting was a good idea.
And because of the uptick in cases we have toilet paper shortages across the entire continent again, so now Victoria is forced to go back into lock down.

Most states that have opened their borders are staying closed to Victoria... However many "Grey Nomads" are selfishly taking back roads to get into other states. (Australia is vast at the end of the day, we can't lock down every road.)

In saying that, the Australian heat persisted until late March anyway when the virus started to gain traction so we were still exhibiting warm weather, the weather does have an effect on viral transmission, it's just not the biggest or only factor.

Most of the cases in Victoria weren't linked to the protests. More were connected to family gatherings and people not self-isolating while awaiting test results. So still idiotic, but contrary to what the a lot of the media and the Liberal Party are claiming, the spike wasn't precipitated by the BLM protests.

Hmm... and what prompted families in Victoria to gather more than in the other states? and why people not self-isolating while awaiting test results would affect Victoria more than the others?



chakkra said:
curl-6 said:

Most of the cases in Victoria weren't linked to the protests. More were connected to family gatherings and people not self-isolating while awaiting test results. So still idiotic, but contrary to what the a lot of the media and the Liberal Party are claiming, the spike wasn't precipitated by the BLM protests.

Hmm... and what prompted families in Victoria to gather more than in the other states? and why people not self-isolating while awaiting test results would affect Victoria more than the others?

Our numbers were already higher than other states before the spike, so there was probably just more infected people to spread it.

They had protests in other states too without resulting spikes.



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Chris Hu said:
sethnintendo said:

200k deaths is nothing. We need 5+ billion deaths.

No disease could cause that many deaths.  A giant meteor maybe.

Or the incoming Climate change

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-06-08/collapse-of-civilisation-is-the-most-likely-outcome-top-climate-scientists/

Eventually Earth may only be able to support less than 1 billion 

We have been rightfully worried about this pandemic, but something bigger is coming over the horizon 

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So apparently transmition eating out (dinner/resturant) are over 20 times higher, eating insides, instead of outsides.
Basically all eating should be done outsides if possible. Move some of the parking spaces, and put out tables and parasols, and have people eat outsides. Much safer.



Rab said:
Chris Hu said:

No disease could cause that many deaths.  A giant meteor maybe.

Or the incoming Climate change

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-06-08/collapse-of-civilisation-is-the-most-likely-outcome-top-climate-scientists/

Eventually Earth may only be able to support less than 1 billion 

We have been rightfully worried about this pandemic, but something bigger is coming over the horizon 

Don't think the effects of climate change are going to be that bad it mainly will affect people living at or near coasts and some low lying countries like Bangladesh will become unlivable due to rising sea levels and constant floods.  I wonder what happened to the guy that predicted we would all die due to global warming a few years ago since it would release all the methane trapped in perma frost and would make the atmosphere deadly to humans.



Shadow1980 said:

In related news, my sister discovered the "Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccines to implant us with microchips" conspiracy that's been making the rounds, and, predictably, she decided that sounds completely plausible. Of course, she also thinks the outbreak itself is a made-up hoax just to control people. I swear, how in the blue hell does anyone come to believe in ridiculous bullshit like that? She's one of those people who never saw a conspiracy theory they thought was ridiculous, like we're living in the world of The X-Files or something. I just don't understand the mindset of people who believe in conspiracy theories. Considering how screwy my family is, I wonder how I turned out the exact opposite.

This is really frightening to hear, really happy there's only very few people here believing such theories. I really hope they're not trying to force you to see the world their screwed way.



Chris Hu said:
Rab said:

Or the incoming Climate change

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-06-08/collapse-of-civilisation-is-the-most-likely-outcome-top-climate-scientists/

Eventually Earth may only be able to support less than 1 billion 

We have been rightfully worried about this pandemic, but something bigger is coming over the horizon 

Don't think the effects of climate change are going to be that bad it mainly will affect people living at or near coasts and some low lying countries like Bangladesh will become unlivable due to rising sea levels and constant floods.  I wonder what happened to the guy that predicted we would all die due to global warming a few years ago since it would release all the methane trapped in perma frost and would make the atmosphere deadly to humans.

The effects are not that fast, humans don't seem to be capable to think further ahead than the next election at the most.

https://www.popsci.com/story/environment/permafrost-release-methane-debate/

Last month, climate scientists reported in Nature Geoscience that these areas of abrupt melt could vastly increase the amount of carbon dioxide and methane released from the ancient carbon stores in permafrost. Under a high emissions future climate scenario, the total area of abrupt thaw reached 1.6 million square kilometers by 2100, and to 2.5 million square kilometers by 2300 (that’s 0.6 million and 1.0 million square miles, respectively). While less than five percent of permafrost lands experience this abrupt thawing, they produce almost half the emissions as gradually-thawing areas, which cover a much greater extent. Current climate models don’t include this rapid thaw process, but the authors conclude that counting it could double previous estimates of carbon emissions from permafrost thaw.

Doesn't mean we should act now. Oh whatever, I'll be dead by 2100.

It won't only effect people living near the coast, it's getting bloody hot and dry here in summer with an increase in tornado risk and I'm 3,000 km from the coast. Spring and flash flooding are on the rise as well, once those tropical hurricane remnants come over or from the rapid spring melt.

Humans will adapt anyway, slowly migrate North. Northern Canada, Russia, Greenland are all still there to be settled.