International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 2

Gordon_R

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UK study emphasises the very large percentage of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic cases, and the associated infection risks:
Only 22% of people testing positive for coronavirus reported having symptoms on the day of their test, according to the Office for National Statistics.

This hammers home the importance of "asymptomatic transmission" - spread of the virus by people who aren't aware they're carrying it.
While 22% in the ONS study reported symptoms on the day, a larger group - a third (33%) of people testing positive for coronavirus - reported having symptoms either on the day of their test or at their previous or subsequent test.

This group includes "pre-symptomatic" people as well as "asymptomatic"- those who will never develop noticeable symptoms.
 

GrootBaas

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Wedding receptions are still not allowed, correct? Even if it is only like 25 people attending. Or have I missed something?
 

pouroverguy

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Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil, has the virus.

Officially this time. He has confirmed it himself.

So you're telling me it was a bad idea to continuously play down the severity of COVID-19, attend public events, flaunt mask laws and not listen to your Public Health specialists and senior doctors?
 

Paulsie

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So you're telling me it was a bad idea to continuously play down the severity of COVID-19, attend public events, flaunt mask laws and not listen to your Public Health specialists and senior doctors?
That will depend on the severity of his illness. If mild, he will say "I told you so".
 

Chris_the_Brit

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Weird that pictures exclude Belgium (highest deaths per capita in the world -female leader) on the left-hand side and the legend Scott "ScoMo" Morrison of Australia on the right.
 

flippakitten

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Lol, that image... Leaves out all the countries that handled covid19 very well. Singapore and Vietnam come to mind first both of which did a lot better than the examples.

It's not men vs women, it's good leaders vs bad leaders.
 

Paulsie

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Lol, that image... Leaves out all the countries that handled covid19 very well. Singapore and Vietnam come to mind first both of which did a lot better than the examples.

It's not men vs women, it's good leaders vs bad leaders.
And educated intelligent population throughout. When looking on the left, the listed countries' populations are mostly protesting, demanding, self-righteous uneducated yobs.
 

flippakitten

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And educated intelligent population throughout. When looking on the left, the listed countries' populations are mostly protesting, demanding, self-righteous uneducated yobs.
That's partly true but beside the point whoever made that image is trying to potray.
i.e. It has nothing to do with gender, it's leaders. I mean South Africa has NDZ, I don't think there's a better counter argument to "women are better leaders" than she is.
 

flippakitten

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The article is missing some crucial information, like the strict social distancing measures put in place after they realized staying totally open was stupid.

There is a lesson there though. Social distancing works and if you take the data around mask wearing, things can indeed be a lot more open.
 

Geoff.D

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Weird that pictures exclude Belgium (highest deaths per capita in the world -female leader) on the left-hand side and the legend Scott "ScoMo" Morrison of Australia on the right.
But, :unsure: :eek: :mad: but that would not fit the rhetoric now would it? Agendas, Agendas,
 

OrbitalDawn

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Weird that pictures exclude Belgium (highest deaths per capita in the world -female leader) on the left-hand side and the legend Scott "ScoMo" Morrison of Australia on the right.
Again, per capita deaths is a meaningless metric for something like pandemic spreads.

And would you still put ScoMo on the right, after they're reinstituting lockdowns?
 
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