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Well, stay tuned in the next minutes, and watch the fun:

“Inside the White House presidential aides are getting ready for “a News Conference by the CoronaVirus Task Force”, as Trump put it in a tweet, at 17:00EST (21:00 GMT).
The "Coronavirus Task Force" ???
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Tbh many of us grew-up with parents that had just survived WW2. Jewish or not (yes, my Mom was Jewish). I kinda grew-up thinking that cooked liver and bone marrow broth etc. was not something to turn your nose up to (although I did, and no wonder that I’m vegetarian since the age of 21).

I really think that this is a shock to all of us. It’s all developing at an incredible rate. I am also feeling quite overwhelmed as a parent - how do I remain strong, make the right role-model etc etc, when even I am completely dumbstruck and frightened by the developments .
Just wear this, this helps!



Yes, I am trying to make you smile. I grew up on bone marrow soup and liver, yum.

I wouldn't worry much now about being a role model for your adult child, maybe would motivate her to keep away from people now, young people are vectors and may not show symptoms at all, feeling invincible..we all maybe did, didn't we. I think what we do (how we behave) model for the young ones better than anything we say.

I will make a pick me up Czech variation of matzaballs soup, asap. Right after a solidarity Italian minestrone.
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Time to switch to your smaller local shops and independent fruit, veg, butchers, bakers... we have 2 local mini markets and 1 butcher offering free home deliveries to anyone affected.
Very much agree especially as these are the businesses that dont have corporate budgets behind them to keep them going through these unfortunate, scary and difficult times. Support your local small businesses wherever possible.
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The "Coronavirus Task Force" ???
I bet he stole it from a teacher's vocabulary.
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I bet he stole it from a teacher's vocabulary.
I just pictured Trump and his Vice President (Pence) suddenly emerging from the door behind the stage, to address the nation, wearing tights and capes like they think they're super heroes.
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Just wear this, this helps!



Yes, I am trying to make you smile. I grew up on bone marrow soup and liver, yum.

I wouldn't worry much now about being a role model for your adult child, maybe would motivate her to keep away from people now, young people are vectors and may not show symptoms at all, feeling invincible..we all maybe did, didn't we. I think what we do (how we behave) model for the young ones better than anything we say.

I will make a pick me up Czech variation of matzaballs soup, asap. Right after a solidarity Italian minestrone.
I loved this but...

Oh dear, you’re Czech you say? Am sure you’ve already seen this:

Posted at 20:5020:50
Czech government introduces harshest restrictions in decades
Rob Cameron
BBC Prague Correspondent
From midnight on Sunday, the Czech Republic will effectively seal its borders in an effort contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Czechs are being encouraged to return home immediately. Those who find themselves stranded outside the country’s borders after midnight will still be allowed to return home, although those arriving from 15 ‘high-risk’ countries will have to undergo quarantine. But once home they - along with virtually every Czech citizen - will not be allowed to leave the country for the duration of the 30-day state of emergency.

It's the most draconian restrictions introduced by a Czech government in the country's 27 years as an independent state.

Jan Hamacek, Czech Minister of the Interior, told the BBC it is "the only effective way" to combat the outbreak.

Most Czechs appear broadly sympathetic to the measures for perilous days, although there are voices of dissent.

Petr Kutilek, a local politician for the Green Party, said he believed the government had not given a proper explanation of why such extreme limits were being imposed.

“They also raise doubts that [the government] is in fact covering up for failures in providing health care professionals and other frontline responders with respirators and other vital equipment,” he added.

For most Czechs, free movement is one of the hallowed four freedoms of EU membership. People seem ready to relinquish that right. At least for 30 days
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Yes, we do offer take away and delivery via eat.ch but we just started it like 2 months ago and seems to not work much yet. As I said above we mostly work for schools and we are busiest over lunch time and students get mostly as take away, but with school closed we are like 70% down with daily income. I will see what’s going to e tomorrow. Today, because of Sunday we were closed anyway.
Make some leaflets and deliver to letter boxes and put ads everywhere- look up local FB groups for Bonnes Occases de Lausanne, etc. You will have to be imaginative - bonne chance.
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US coronavirus task force update live now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVSWUDrAVHk
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Talking about restaurant. Me and my partner are a fast food restaurant owner in Lausanne, employing 3 workers . Schools closures is already a disaster for us, because most of our customers are kids from secondary schools and above , but restaurant closures means that I’m completely out of income.
How the heck I’m going to pay the bills, already have like 20000ch to pay at the end of March just for work place. Still need to pay salaries and house bills plus of course you need to have some money just for living. We are family of 5.
Any solution for this? What me and other in similar situation should do?
Aside of chomage that others mentioned, I'd send a letter describing your situation to your Dept. of trade/business in your commune, and read up this (pdfs on the web)

https://www.unia.ch/fr/monde-du-trav...e-restauration
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US coronavirus task force update live now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVSWUDrAVHk
Wtf is he babbling on about
OMG, did anyone get anything out of that?
Unbelievable, I really fear for the US.

Thank you for the link
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Wtf is he babbling on about

Americans everywhere must be feeling so reassured listening to this live presidential rambling.


Also nothing says "all's well" like a Sunday evening emergency interest rate cut down to zero %.
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Wtf is he babbling on about
Even Boris Jeltsin spoke better when being drunk.
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I really think that this is a shock to all of us. It’s all developing at an incredible rate. I am also feeling quite overwhelmed as a parent - how do I remain strong, make the right role-model etc etc, when even I am completely dumbstruck and frightened by the developments .
What an honest post! Yes, I think many are slowly admitting that they are frightened, in one way or another. My fear is not of dying, as although the number of deaths is high, it still seems that many who get infected do not, in fact, die of this. Even so, I do find it rather overwhelming to think through of the fundamental way society is changing (the results of which we can't yet fully know) as businesses start to go down:
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Talking about restaurant. Me and my partner are a fast food restaurant owner in Lausanne, employing 3 workers . Schools closures is already a disaster for us, because most of our customers are kids from secondary schools and above , but restaurant closures means that I’m completely out of income.
How the heck I’m going to pay the bills, already have like 20000ch to pay at the end of March just for work place. Still need to pay salaries and house bills plus of course you need to have some money just for living. We are family of 5.
Any solution for this? What me and other in similar situation should do?
and as the hints start to show of infrastructures potentially cracking.

Certainly, this is a phenomenon more wide-spread than any we've ever before known. Yes, there have been other waves of illnesses, but this one seems to be able to spread so much more rapidly. And, of course, we have so much more globalisation and travel.

One of the scariest aspects is the unknown. We'd be more empowered if we knew what it meant, how long it will last, and when, if at all, it'll go away.

Because the truth is that we don't know all the ramifications and, indeed, can't know yet, I find that it helps to keep focussed on what I can do, myself, and encourage others:
  • wash your hands, try not to touch your face, keep your distance,
  • take off your shoes and jacket at the door, and leave your bag at the door,
  • don't put things down on the floor, besides shoes,
  • plan a stock of long-lasting food, alcohol and toilet-paper,
  • stop travelling, locally, across the country and abroad, unless absolutely essential,
  • nourish your body well,
  • nourish your mind and soul well, avoid mocking others, avoid collapsing inside, laugh, play, be creative, listen to music, sing, enjoy,
  • ween yourself off electronics (so we know what else to with ourselves if they go down),
  • talk to your neighbours, to find out what they need from you or how they could help you, and for sharing good tips,
  • set up a help-line for yourself, with a few family members or friends, so they and you will know what to do for each other, if someone gets sick
  • get enough exercise, even if indoors,
  • get enough slow times/rest and enough sleep (for one's immune system and for one's sanity),
  • share practical information and offers of help,
  • be alert. (And to quote that old, old joke: "Be alert. This country needs Lerts".)

In about June 2020, I suppose, we'll look back, and I hope that by then we'll know whether life has become different, forever, or whether it's all settling down to become one of the many things that, too, shall pass. I hope it's the latter, of course.
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Pence sounds like a genius when he gets to speak right after Trump.
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I really think that this is a shock to all of us. It’s all developing at an incredible rate. I am also feeling quite overwhelmed as a parent - how do I remain strong, make the right role-model etc etc, when even I am completely dumbstruck and frightened by the developments .
We do the same as our parents did in time of need, we laugh and play with our kids and make the best of it, and cry some when they go to sleep.
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I loved this but...

Oh dear, you’re Czech you say? Am sure you’ve already seen this:

Posted at 20:5020:50
Czech government introduces harshest restrictions in decades
Rob Cameron
BBC Prague Correspondent
From midnight on Sunday, the Czech Republic will effectively seal its borders in an effort contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Czechs are being encouraged to return home immediately. Those who find themselves stranded outside the country’s borders after midnight will still be allowed to return home, although those arriving from 15 ‘high-risk’ countries will have to undergo quarantine. But once home they - along with virtually every Czech citizen - will not be allowed to leave the country for the duration of the 30-day state of emergency.

It's the most draconian restrictions introduced by a Czech government in the country's 27 years as an independent state.

Jan Hamacek, Czech Minister of the Interior, told the BBC it is "the only effective way" to combat the outbreak.

Most Czechs appear broadly sympathetic to the measures for perilous days, although there are voices of dissent.

Petr Kutilek, a local politician for the Green Party, said he believed the government had not given a proper explanation of why such extreme limits were being imposed.

“They also raise doubts that [the government] is in fact covering up for failures in providing health care professionals and other frontline responders with respirators and other vital equipment,” he added.

For most Czechs, free movement is one of the hallowed four freedoms of EU membership. People seem ready to relinquish that right. At least for 30 days
Yeah, I know. It is not draconian, it is logical. Czechs do not consider it draconian, that's a term BBC embellished the situation. I agree with Kutilek. Those are different issues. Plus, the Sec of Healthcare isn't an MD and healthcare people and experts have held it against him past few days, not having enough protection gear will cost them.

Gov sent special buses to bring stranded Czechs from abroad and place them in 2wks quarantine. It was a very efficient move, more so since German borders are finally also closing.

Everyone's being tested and it is almost forensic science to look for contacts the positive people were in touch with. There is only a few days left before it gets impossible...but hopefully the country gets ready with enough ventilators, respirators, etc.
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Pence sounds like a genius when he gets to speak right after Trump.
Does he always look that embarrassed when speaking
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I'm thinking 3-4 weeks down the line, when manure really hits the fan and we've got full-blown Corona ravaging through Switzerland. The entire country will be on a strict lock-down, only a few stores will be open and gas-stations will most likely be closed as well.
My money's on this week for lockdown. We've currently got the 2nd highest percentage of infection in the world and all the neighbouring countries have closed their borders with Switzerland, not the other way around.
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Pence sounds like a genius when he gets to speak right after Trump.
Who’s the chick with the pink shoulder shawl and large diamond earrings that keeps nodding?
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I wonder if US Coronavirus Task Force can go camp out to the Trump thread?
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