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    Yeah, I watched it. Went perfect, was cool to be...

    Yeah, I watched it. Went perfect, was cool to be able to watch live like that.
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    Did any of those countries just implement masks...

    Did any of those countries just implement masks or simultaneously other measures as well?
  3. Thread: The Clown Circus

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    I have constituents who didn't get to say goodbye...

    I have constituents who didn't get to say goodbye to loved ones; families who could not mourn together; people who didn't visit sick relatives because they followed the guidance of the government. I...
  4. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    So you do agree it's murder?

    So you do agree it's murder?
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    What boggles my mind is that he considers it...

    What boggles my mind is that he considers it acceptable to break lockdown rules because he suspected they might be infected. I mean, that's exactly when you should self isolate.. The whole point of a...
  6. Thread: covid-19

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    You used Spain as an example of poor reporting...

    You used Spain as an example of poor reporting while UK is much better - they have a similar period and are much closer in reporting, so I'm still not sure why you think the UK magically reports so...
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    Looks to me like Spain is counting more...

    Looks to me like Spain is counting more accurately if I look at that. So again, I am curious, what makes you say the UK counts so accurately? Is that based on anything other than 'the numbers say...
  8. Thread: covid-19

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    While I agree that the numbers are not that...

    While I agree that the numbers are not that easily comparable between countries, particularly with countries like Russia who even if they had the real numbers probably wouldn't share them.. what...
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    I think the concern is not about tracing...

    I think the concern is not about tracing contacts, but about the government having a log of everybody's location readily available and then we have to trust they won't use it for anything else once...
  10. Thread: covid-19

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    Speaking of rentals: my friend moved to a new...

    Speaking of rentals: my friend moved to a new place because their house is planned to be demolished in a few months. Since it wasn't going to be occupied after them they didn't bother so much with...
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    What I always miss in that kind of discussion is...

    What I always miss in that kind of discussion is what the impact would be without a lockdown. Yes there's a massive cost to those measures, but a pandemic raging about also won't be good for the...
  12. Thread: covid-19

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    The worrying thing is of course that people don't...

    The worrying thing is of course that people don't visit a doctor or hospital when they should, because either they're afraid or don't want to be a burden on the healthcare system now. For example,...
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    Factor two difference is pretty much in line with...

    Factor two difference is pretty much in line with previous numbers, and with other countries right? Not sure why those numbers surprise him.

    Also that number for excess death, 27015.. that's...
  14. Thread: covid-19

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    In the Netherlands excess mortality is also about...

    In the Netherlands excess mortality is also about double the registered covid deaths (which is also why they always include that the official numbers are likely underreporting). I think this is the...
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    I'd say the fact that people had to pay for their...

    I'd say the fact that people had to pay for their own Corona test in the beginning (not sure if that's still the case) is already a clear example of the shortcoming of that system. Without (proper)...
  16. Thread: covid-19

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    I do think though that given how infectious this...

    I do think though that given how infectious this disease is, stopping it altogether will not happen. Keeping the economy completely locked down will also have disastrous consequences, which in return...
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    I am curious actually, since news here mostly...

    I am curious actually, since news here mostly focuses on our own country, the big ones like US, and ones where things are bad and/or nearby (UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium). How is Sweden doing?

    Over...
  18. Over here in the Netherlands they estimate that...

    Over here in the Netherlands they estimate that actual deaths are at least double than the official numbers, based on excess mortality.

    It looks like distribution over age, gender, and location...
  19. Thread: covid-19

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    https://www.npr.org/2020/04/11/832176140/market-an...

    https://www.npr.org/2020/04/11/832176140/market-and-business-ties-often-determine-where-covid-19-supplies-go



    That doesn't really sound to me like how a federal system distributing emergency...
  20. Thread: covid-19

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    Take care, Gogo.

    Take care, Gogo.
  21. What makes you say it's not as bad as initially...

    What makes you say it's not as bad as initially estimated? I thought it would magically disappear in March, and then have passed by Easter? Also the death rates in the US are still rising pretty much...
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    Just donated blood for the first time in a (too)...

    Just donated blood for the first time in a (too) long time. :)
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    I'd say per capita deaths are useless in the...

    I'd say per capita deaths are useless in the beginning, and only interesting by the point the epidemic has spread through the entire country. And even then, hard to interpret, since different regions...
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    https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-contrar...

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-contrarian-coronavirus-theory-that-informed-the-trump-administration

    What an idiot.
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    Worryingly steep slope though, let's hope those...

    Worryingly steep slope though, let's hope those measures were in time before the hospitals are overwhelmed (but to be honest, it doesn't look like they were at the moment).
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