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  1. CataclysmZA

    Anti-Vaxxers, will you abandon your stance ?

    At that point being a FOXDIE target is more a concern than nanomachines working to keep you alive.
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    South Africa’s strange COVID-19 case numbers

    There's nothing strange with our numbers. The data is clear: The higher the number of tests, the higher-er the number of new cases. If we hit 30,000 tests a week thanks to the mobile vans, and eventually scale up to 30k a day, then we'll get a clearer picture.
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    Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Updates & Discussion 2

    They are basing those stats on previous studies done on the effectiveness of a lockdown in past pandemics. For example: Shorter lockdowns did not tangibly help with reducing a spike in hospitalisations and deaths. Lockdowns with a brief interval fared better. Longer lockdowns resulted in a...
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    Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Updates & Discussion 2

    For the moment, if BoJo has to be intubated and put on a ventilator, then Raab is acting Prime Minister. For how long depends on BoJo's recovery. If, say, BoJo dies, then a chain of events is set off. Raab is now Acting PM and reports directly to Parliament and the Queen. With the sitting PM...
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    Boris Johnson has coronavirus: PM tests positive for disease as crisis grips the UK

    I wonder if anyone told him that he can't be Lady Diana?
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    Coronavirus: All the new release dates for films delayed due to COVID-19

    I don't get why they don't trial services that allow people to stream those movies to their Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, etc. They could have a much bigger pick-up in new releases because everyone is at home now and I suppose the distraction would be nice.
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    SA Post Office lawsuit could be a disaster for South Africa

    So let's say you print out 200 pages of legal documents and you need those across the country to be signed by the next day. Is SAPO really saying that they should be the one to take up to five days to deliver important or urgent mail across the country?
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    ANIMAL TRANSMISSION : BREAKING: Bronx Zoo says one of its tigers has tested positive for coronavirus

    I take it that they didn't specify which coronavirus? There are particular ones found in animals that attack feline species and hit the lungs hard with viral pneumonia. Bronx Zoo's own social media and website don't mention this either. Edit : Not announced by Bronx Zoo...
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    South African Covid-19 Corona Virus News and updates

    In my hometown, there was a significant amount of land taken up by burial grounds that had people buried there for over 200 years. Seems like a waste of space, if I'm honest. Cremate me, put my ashes in one of those seed pods and plant a tree instead.
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    South African Covid-19 Corona Virus News and updates

    No, what he's saying is that he doesn't think the additional ventilators would help. What he's saying is that people should be left to die thanks to a shortage of ventilators. All that industriousness is better used elsewhere, apparently. Maybe in the production of zinc-lined coffins.
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    Mass evacuation of SA townships to stop spread of coronavirus

    But it does appear on Iqbal Surve's personal ****-rag, so it may as well be an out-of-season April Fool's joke.
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    1,505 coronavirus cases in South Africa

    You do sound unsympathetic, to be clear. But this is the reality of COVID-19. Those with comorbidities and strong immune system responses will be the first to die. The virus affects everyone, and will kill healthy people as well as the sick. Don't fall into the trappings of conspiracy because...
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    12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic

    I was going to make a large rebuttal, but I will instead make two points. You're at the same stage as my mom with this pandemic. It's affecting her mentally, partly because she is highly empathetic with the suffering of others, and because the virus literally came within six feet of my brother...
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    1,505 coronavirus cases in South Africa

    Indeed. There are only seven labs attached to the NHLS that are doing COVID-19 testing, and their rate is less than 1000 per day. Hopefully rapid tests like that Bosch on-site one that does a full spectrum of PCR tests in 2.5 hours will change things rapidly.
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    12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic

    Just noting here that this has all happened before. We've had four major flu pandemics in the last century: Spanish Flu, Asian Flu, Hong Kong Flu, and the 2009 Swine Flu outbreak. Swine flu was an H1N1 flu, similar to Spanish Flu with about the same infectivity. We've also had pandemics of other...
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    1,505 coronavirus cases in South Africa

    We are closing in on 4000 per day currently without the mobile testing sites.
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    South African Covid-19 Corona Virus News and updates

    Something came up on a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo and Dr Sanjay Gupta about rigors. Rigors are a sudden attack of severe shivering accompanied by a feeling of coldness, like chills, and is associated often with a marked rise in body temperature. It is like an attack of uncontrollable...
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    South African Covid-19 Corona Virus News and updates

    Apparently we are up to eight deaths now, but the additional three will be added to the count tomorrow? One is Gita Ramjee, and the other two: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/coronavirus-death-kzn-family-open-up-after-death-of-patriarch-20200401...
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    South African Covid-19 Corona Virus News and updates

    82 new cases and almost 4000 new tests?
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    South African Covid-19 Corona Virus News and updates

    This is the live version of "This Meeting Could Have Been an Email".
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