bruce

bruce

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‘Nearly 200 people in Italy have died in 24 hours as cases of coronavirus in the country continue to balloon there and throughout Europe’

And this thing is just getting started in Italy. How many died in car crashes yesterday?
Apparently the problems in Italy are a combination of the aging population and immense pressure on the health system. That happened in Wusan as well. People cannot get care so die. That will be what other governments know and are trying to cope with.

New Zealand is right in the firing line on those issues.
 
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I had a day out on site yesterday, turned up back at the office this morning to find we’ve now got a ‘don’t come in if you’ve been to the following countries’ type of notice on the front door!

Our IT bods are making sure everyone can access the server from home in case we all need to work from there.

I still can’t make up my mind if this is nothing or if we are all going to die. Roll on the summer
 

dean

It wont take much of an escalation in cases here and in Aussie to close public events. No NRL games, imagine that? We will be spared the wooden spoon and Kearney would keep his job and our roster would look okay.
 
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matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
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USB Bank claim it is past the worst, for what that is worth. Reckon production is returning. Chinese like to work.
A lot of Chinese companies related to my work have restarted- most have the option of not returning but unfortunately the culture there is someone else will take your spot so it may flare up again
 
gREVUS

gREVUS

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Yes it is going to be a massive problem, so let's everybody panic, because that is really going to help.
while some are panicking, there is a lot going on at the moment to slow the tide of infection, to prepare for the virus and to mitigate the damage it will do.

Lets be honest the sharemarket is all about made up money . People talk it up and talk it down. There will be people out there right now making money off this event, while millions panic and lose everything. To me who has very little in the share market, just like i do in bit coin, this is all just noise. But I have gone out and bought some extras, just in case. Just in case the delivery drivers get hit by the bug and cant work for a few days, so things run low. Just in case the kids get sent home from school because its closed, as are the supermarkets and shops and any other place the government declares an outbreak.

In my mind I am not panicking but I am preparing. I dont have 6 months of loo paper (not even 2 months) but it took me 7 days to get any this time, because of all the idiots, so when i see some i am going to buy a little more than normal. Im not worried about water or power or gas, but have already seen reduced amounts of cereal on the shelves so when we ran out and i had to get some, i bought 2 boxes not 1. See i understand that if things go to shit, there arent many out there that will be able to help me out, so I'm doing it myself now.

And on that note, i have to go shopping for frozens and fruit today. Because weve run out. I suspect i will get a little extra - just in case.
 
gREVUS

gREVUS

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Car crashes are not infectious so not really a relevant comparison. My wife is Italian so we are kept up with what is happening daily. Italy already had a pretty fucked economy and political instability. However, they do have a decent health service. To close down the country and economy like they have means the problem is very serious. There death rate is about twice that of China which just doesn't add up.
I think this is a very infectious virus, once it gets a hold it could infect over half the population. I suspect our leaders are aware of this , hence some of the extreme measures taken while at the same time trying to avoid panic.
I am concerned about the economic impact on workers and businesses.
i read an article saying that the death rate was so high, because Italians are longer lived than many other countries and therefore have a higher number of elderly to get infected.
 
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gREVUS

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It wont take much of an escalation in cases here and in Aussie to close public events. No NRL games, imagine that? We will be spared the wooden spoon and Kearney would keep his job and our roster would look okay.
would contracts be extended a year if they couldnt play or would it be like they are all on injury care. Can you imagine what that will do to insurance companies premiums if they have to pay out massive amounts of redundancies and business protection insurance...
 

dean

i read an article saying that the death rate was so high, because Italians are longer lived than many other countries and therefore have a higher number of elderly to get infected.
Most of the deaths have been older people. In the first few days they were all elderly with underlying health issues in most them. Spreading out to lower age groups now but certainly most deaths are older folk.
 
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would contracts be extended a year if they couldnt play or would it be like they are all on injury care. Can you imagine what that will do to insurance companies premiums if they have to pay out massive amounts of redundancies and business protection insurance...
Whatever happens Insurance Companies will claw back any losses. I think the season is almost over before kick off. Sky TV really only has Rugby and the NRL in its stable as is on its knees. Interesting what emerges with broadcasting rights once the dust settles. Some big companies may not survive.
 
surfin

surfin

‘Nearly 200 people in Italy have died in 24 hours as cases of coronavirus in the country continue to balloon there and throughout Europe’

And this thing is just getting started in Italy. How many died in car crashes yesterday?

Ok, what is Italy's population, what was the age group, economic standing and access to medical help of those that died. People will die I get it, but putting people into a blind panic without giving any more information about who, what and where is more dangerous.
Italy has a population of over 60 million, so if you want pointless statistics here's one. Over 60 million people in Italy didn't die from coronavirus yesterday.
 
surfin

surfin

Lots of people are going to die, mainly oldies

There should be rejoicing in the streets if the death toll gets up, after all boomers have single handedly fucked the world anyway. Especially white males, the sooner we wipe those fuckers out the better.
 
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