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Ralizah

The United States is above 200k now. We're nearly double Italy's numbers. Just NY has more cases than almost every other country on Earth.

lol We're doomed.

@CurryPowderKeg79 Jesus, that sounds awful. I'm glad you pulled through.

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Octane

@Ralizah Good thing it's all over by Easter. Imagine if this lasted another month or two...

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Ralizah

@Octane @kyleforrester87 Our "optimistic" estimates now are 200,000K Americans dying from this.

If we continue to screw around, apparently millions of Americans dying is possible.

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Arugula

Stay at home order in my state from midnight tomorrow for 30 days. I'd been hoping for it so we'll see how seriously people take this thing.

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Ralizah

The governor of my state refuses to issue a shelter in place order, instead opting for a "safer at home" suggestion. Apparently a shelter in place order violates our civil liberties.

If I die because he refused to do anything to prevent the spread of this, I'm haunting him for the rest of his days.

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Arugula

@Ralizah Our governor was getting very heavily criticized so he's probably more concerned with his re election chances.

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themcnoisy

@LaJettatura we have an estimated 600,000 infected in the uk using modelling from a few of days ago. We have only just started proper testing yesterday and the initial and arguably wrong strategy was to build up herd immunity. So yeah the UKs stats are going to be wildly out.

Only 2000 NHS staff have been tested. People with symptoms were told to stay at home. The reality is we didn't have enough tests and the wrong people were being tested with the few we had(celebrities as an example).

At the end of the day, no economy in the world can pause for 6 months in various forms of lockDown, the very proposition the big testers like South Korea and Germany are facing. The Who are still saying to contact trace and isolate when appropriate. The UK is way passed that point now, I don't think you can stop this coronavirus. The next 3 weeks are going to be hairy, scary and filled with covid 19. Then it will tail off.

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@LaJettatura We keep seeing numbers like the 200k dead estimate or your suggestion of as many as 2 million. What's the estimate of the timeframe? Are we thinking that number by the end of the year? Sooner? Later? Is there a general estimate on when the peak might be?

There's lots of stories and information about what the virus does and estimates on how many infected and how many many die. But very little I can find about a suggested timeline.

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Ryall

@LaJettatura @themcnoisy The UK government decided for quality control reasons to only do the PCR testing in seven public-health England labs and only use reagents produced by the PCR machine manufacturers.

The result is we have a reagent shortage despite having a chemical industry capable of synthesising everything we need. A lab capacity shortage despite having 130 unused University labs perfectly capable of carrying out PCR testing.

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Octane

@Ralizah @Arugula That's the worst. The people that are more concerned with their next election chances than with public health.

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Ralizah

@Arugula @Octane You wouldn't think it'd take a lot to convince people that acting early to combat the spread of a deadly virus would ultimately benefit them politically, but here we are.

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Octane

@Ralizah Does it matter though? They'll say it was inevitable, and people will buy it. Just like how some politicians now all of a sudden always knew it was a pandemic, even before the expert did; despite calling it a hoax last month. People forget about that stuff and only remember the things they want to remember

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sakurajima1981

We will get through it, it may be tough but we will come through. Ive just started Stardew Valley so I'm sorted for the next few months. **** Coronavirus!

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KratosMD

I applied to a job a couple of weeks ago and I found out last week that I'm going to have the interview next Monday, at the employer's office. I emailed them and asked if we could have a phone interview instead (since they also brought up the possibility) but apparently that won't be the case. It's pretty scary since I don't really want to leave the house at all right now. Really hope that I won't get infected because of this one interview which may not even lead to anything.

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LieutenantFatman

@KratosMD
I would suggest a short courtesy call explaining you won't be attending due to the risks to you and anyone you live with. Small possibility they might reconsider the phone interview.

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nessisonett

@KratosMD Yeah, my sister had to have her interview with the NHS over video instead so maybe that’s an option if you ask?

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