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Old 23.04.2020, 18:34
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I couldn't send a package today out of CH. Limited transport capacity
Were you sending far, far away or still around EU? I can see problems with far away but EU seems odd they would refuse.
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Old 23.04.2020, 18:39
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Were you sending far, far away or still around EU? I can see problems with far away but EU seems odd they would refuse.
It is the other way, far far away are still not in the really bad situation or have planes delivering. EU got so affected that individual countries decide who accepts deliveries coming from abroad and who doesn't, trains and planes don't deliver. I will check again on Monday.
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Old 23.04.2020, 18:53
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They say 1 out of every 75 cases is confirmed in Stockholm county. That brings the total with 6681 confirmed cases and a population of 2.344.000 at: 21.37%

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I wonder what joke they'll tell tomorrow.
Not a joke from Sweden but primarily results from a random sampling in Geneva. From 760 person tested, around 5.5% had antibodies. Upscaled to the whole population this is approx 3.3 to 7.7%. Children and adults have approximately the same rate. The study is still ongoing as they do know how long it takes from the infection to form for antibodies.

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/diese-s...t-899172044982
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Canton Geneva COVID Situation Report. April 22: 4726 cases, 213 dead. Population is approx 500k.
https://www.ge.ch/document/covid-19-...ve/telecharger

Now some lounge chair predictions: Given the current preliminary Geneva data it is 1 out 8 case which is detected. If we adjust for mortality we can increase this factor by 3 for Sweden, which means 1 out of 24 is detected. Let us assume Sweden is just in the onset and has only seen half of the death. That brings us up to 1 out 50.

I would not call those numbers good but rather worrisome as there can be potentially a huge number of active cases in the near future which will need hospital care.
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Old 23.04.2020, 19:02
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The problem comes when they were previously state-run enterprises and are in trouble now yet are required for a nation's infrastructure.

Rail operators and airlines serving isolated communities are two examples.
UK no longer has national airline, BA would have gone bankrupt as pension deficit exceeded its market value. Luckily some mugs bought it.

There is no reason why isolated communities should have subsidised rail or air travel, they knew it was isolated when they went there.
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Old 23.04.2020, 19:23
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UK no longer has national airline, BA would have gone bankrupt as pension deficit exceeded its market value. Luckily some mugs bought it.

There is no reason why isolated communities should have subsidised rail or air travel, they knew it was isolated when they went there.
They may have been born there.

As for BA, it deserved to go bankrupt years ago. Now it's just an embarrassment.
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Old 23.04.2020, 19:35
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Not sure if this makes Trump correct or not; whatever, China is becoming a major world force happily filling the gap the US is creating.
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Old 23.04.2020, 19:42
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Not sure if this makes Trump correct or not; whatever, China is becoming a major world force happily filling the gap the US is creating.
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Old 23.04.2020, 20:02
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They may have been born there.

As for BA, it deserved to go bankrupt years ago. Now it's just an embarrassment.
Then they can leave to never return, no need for a subsidised regular service.
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Old 23.04.2020, 20:52
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Then they can leave to never return, no need for a subsidised regular service.
Another opinion is that we should protect more isolated communities with their own cultures,customs, dialects and so on.

I bet that here in Switzerland, there are quite a few bus services that don't actually make any money but provide a transport link for some communities and maintain the totally integrated transport solution.
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Old 23.04.2020, 20:58
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Another opinion is that we should protect more isolated communities with their own cultures,customs, dialects and so on.

I bet that here in Switzerland, there are quite a few bus services that don't actually make any money but provide a transport link for some communities and maintain the totally integrated transport solution.
Plenty of bus services in the UK that lose money, Switzerland has higher subsidises than in the UK. As I said before I don't approve of subsidies.
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Old 23.04.2020, 21:07
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Re: Coronavirus

If anyone is interested, The Atlantic is offering all of its Covid-19 articles for free right now, no need to register or anything. They've had some very interesting pieces lately.

https://www.theatlantic.com/category...w-coronavirus/

This one is particularly interesting:
Why some people get sicker than others
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Old 23.04.2020, 21:17
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Plenty of bus services in the UK that lose money, Switzerland has higher subsidises than in the UK. As I said before I don't approve of subsidies.
That is because you do not appreciate that ownership is a human construct. Everyone is gets a subsidy, directly or indirectly, including you
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Plenty of bus services in the UK that lose money, Switzerland has higher subsidises than in the UK. As I said before I don't approve of subsidies.
That is because you do not appreciate that ownership is a human construct. Everyone is gets a subsidy, directly or indirectly, including you
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Old 23.04.2020, 22:11
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That is because you do not appreciate that ownership is a human construct. Everyone is gets a subsidy, directly or indirectly, including you
It's not possible for everyone to get subsidy, just think about what you wrote for moment, the money has to come from somewhere.
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It's not possible for everyone to get subsidy, just think about what you wrote for moment, the money has to come from somewhere.
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Old 23.04.2020, 23:18
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Looks like a potential treatment, if the results continue to hold.

First paragraph

A Chicago hospital treating severe Covid-19 patients with Gilead Sciences’ antiviral medicine remdesivir in a closely watched clinical trial is seeing rapid recoveries in fever and respiratory symptoms, with nearly all patients discharged in less than a week, STAT has learned.

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Stock markets on Thursday closed relatively flat, erasing gains made in early trading after reports surfaced that the results of a study on Gilead Sciences drug remdesivir found it did not improve recovery or lower fatality rates for COVID-19 patients.
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this is an english forum!
Have a look at the coat of arms of the United Kingdom.
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Old 24.04.2020, 03:16
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Have a look at the coat of arms of the United Kingdom.
Wouldn't help omtatsat much; firstly, you can't read the motto on the coat of arms (most of it is obscured by those well known British animals, the lion and the unicorn), and secondly, it's still in French.
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Have a look at the coat of arms of the United Kingdom.
Does it mean " we are a bunch of wankers"?
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