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You concerned yet?

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JRPGfan said:
S.Peelman said:

Netherlands stopped reporting daily because the numbers are so tiny and they feel like it isn’t worth the hassle anymore. There’ll be a weekly report every Tuesday from now on.

We had 26 new cases today (last 24 hours), be we reported it.
How much of a hassel is it really to count daily numbers? and report them daily?

We have like 400-500 active cases, and 29 people hospitalised.
9 people in the ICU.

Doesnt mean coronavirus is gone, and it still needs to be kept under controll and kept a good eye on.

Apparently too much.

But like I said in the other reply, the central health agency is obviously keeping track of it just fine.

EDIT:

Oh wait I forgot, they do still have this website which they set up a couple weeks ago which shows some current stats.

https://coronadashboard.rijksoverheid.nl

Last edited by S.Peelman - on 02 July 2020

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The mark of the Beast is coming. Get your soul saved. Its Gods will. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.



https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/people-in-alabama-are-throwing-covid-19-parties-with-a-payout-when-one-gets-infected-official-1.5007903

Some young people in Alabama are throwing COVID-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.

The parties are being held in Tuscaloosa, and infected people are urged to attend so others can intentionally contract the virus, City Council member Sonya McKinstry told CNN. She said she heard about the trend from fire officials.

"We thought that was kind of a rumors at first. We did some research, not only do the doctors' offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information," she said.

During a presentation to the City Council this week, Fire Chief Randy Smith also said young people in the city are throwing parties with a payout if they catch coronavirus, McKinstry said. The first person confirmed by a doctor to have coronavirus after the exposure wins the money made off the ticket sales, she said. Over the past few weeks, there have been several parties in the city and surrounding areas, and probably more that officials don't know about, she added.



SvennoJ said:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/people-in-alabama-are-throwing-covid-19-parties-with-a-payout-when-one-gets-infected-official-1.5007903

Some young people in Alabama are throwing COVID-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.

The parties are being held in Tuscaloosa, and infected people are urged to attend so others can intentionally contract the virus, City Council member Sonya McKinstry told CNN. She said she heard about the trend from fire officials.

"We thought that was kind of a rumors at first. We did some research, not only do the doctors' offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information," she said.

During a presentation to the City Council this week, Fire Chief Randy Smith also said young people in the city are throwing parties with a payout if they catch coronavirus, McKinstry said. The first person confirmed by a doctor to have coronavirus after the exposure wins the money made off the ticket sales, she said. Over the past few weeks, there have been several parties in the city and surrounding areas, and probably more that officials don't know about, she added.

What the hell? Some people just want to watch the world burn or something?
Why would you want to encurage the spread or purposefully infect others?



SvennoJ said:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/people-in-alabama-are-throwing-covid-19-parties-with-a-payout-when-one-gets-infected-official-1.5007903

Some young people in Alabama are throwing COVID-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.

The parties are being held in Tuscaloosa, and infected people are urged to attend so others can intentionally contract the virus, City Council member Sonya McKinstry told CNN. She said she heard about the trend from fire officials.

"We thought that was kind of a rumors at first. We did some research, not only do the doctors' offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information," she said.

During a presentation to the City Council this week, Fire Chief Randy Smith also said young people in the city are throwing parties with a payout if they catch coronavirus, McKinstry said. The first person confirmed by a doctor to have coronavirus after the exposure wins the money made off the ticket sales, she said. Over the past few weeks, there have been several parties in the city and surrounding areas, and probably more that officials don't know about, she added.

Jesus Fucking Christ. This sort of behavior should come with a prison sentence.



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craighopkins said:
The mark of the Beast is coming. Get your soul saved. Its Gods will. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Stay on topic.



I'm not surprised. In some lower-class neighborhoods in Rio, people (probably local drug dealers and petty gangs) were organizing street parties with a Covid-19 theme (including the distribution of customized party cups with a coronavirus stamp) and the attendance was often in the thousands.



 

 

 

 

 

I'm glad to see people are adjusting to the new normal here.

It was grocery day for me again this morning and as expected it was a bit busier than on a usual Thursday morning because of the national holiday yesterday. So I got to see the store operating near new capacity. No limits yet when going in, but when I came out they had just started to get further people to queue up before letting them in.

Anyway the usual routine, wash hands, mask, wash cart before and after. Mask use is increasing, although still only the staff cleaning the carts were wearing gloves and masks. Inside they don't, kind of a contradiction but plenty hand sanitizer available everywhere.

Inside with a bit more people, everyone dutifully followed the arrows on the floor keeping well over 6ft apart, one way traffic down the aisles, and hardly any 'back and forth' shopping myself included. People are better prepared, getting the stuff as it comes along on the shelves instead of rushing back to the start etc. More patience as well for one another and no kids running around or whole families in the store (big improvement imo) The one mother that had to bring a kid along even had the little girl wear her own face mask. Also no people treating it as a meet up place anymore to have lengthy conversations in the aisles. Much smoother shopping now.

Checkout has people line up down the freezer aisle, one queue, people at the checkout lanes get the next customer in line and swap checkout lanes between customers so you have the belt to yourself to pack instead of rushing to clear the belt with someone else right next to you. Customers for the express check out (few items) get picked out from the line up. No more jostling for position for the 'fastest lane', no more blockage at the aisles at the checkouts. It's actually faster as well since the cashier doesn't have to wait until you clear enough room on the belt to start adding the next person's stuff. (No more dividers needed either) They simply go back and forth between two lanes. No more cheques, no more paper flyers, no more cash to hold things up. Tap limit is now $250, fast easy touch free.

In other words, grocery shopping has become more efficient, as well as much safer compared to before the pandemic:
https://www.insider.com/dangerous-supermarket-germs-study-2017-11
The study found the most harmful bacteria count on shopping carts.



And confidence level sinking again...

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/3-flights-to-vancouver-international-airport-possibly-exposed-to-covid-19-1.5008026

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is not sharing which seats on the planes were affected. As a result, everyone who was on the flights is asked to self-isolate for two weeks from the day they landed in Vancouver.

These are the affected flights:

Air Canada flight 217 from Saskatoon on June 16.
Air Canada flight 557 from Los Angeles on June 18.
Flair Airlines flight 8102 from Toronto on June 21.

Travellers on the flights won't be contacted directly, as health officials stopped that practice back in March.

FFS. This whole contact tracing is nothing but a sham. The contact tracing app has been delayed as well again, not that it would make much of a difference. June 16 lol, that's over 2 weeks ago, useless.

Last edited by SvennoJ - on 02 July 2020

Yep, here's the spike in the US per the CDC.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html



+10,109 new daily cases in Florida!

What do you guys think? will we see 15-20k pr day in flordia within a few weeks time?
Also 4th of july soon, then 3-4 days get sick after being infected, and get tested.
Currently florida is up 49% week on week, supposedly. So potentially next week there could be 15,000+ daily cases.