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Old 01.10.2020, 11:44
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From today...

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/covid-1...rland/46069678

Premature? Foolhardy? We shall see, but I do question the reasoning behind this when many people have told they'll be working from home for the foreseeable.
Home office is a decision of the employer; afaik there is no official BAG recommendation in place. So I don't think this is inconsistent.
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Old 01.10.2020, 13:41
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And?

Do you think COVID will climb to 50M over the next 3 years?


Its all about perspective.

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A whole lot has changed since 1918 so it would be stupid to assume that things will follow the same pattern.
Yes, of course it has. But my reply was to VFR on Top's post that day, which said that "I'm sure they put it in perspective for their readers - the 1918 pandemic killed 50 Million" -- implying that the number of deaths from COVID is no big deal when compared to the number of deaths from the 1918 pandemic.
So I pointed out the fact that the Spanish Flu lasted for over two years and came in three waves, with the second wave being much worse due to a mutation in the virus. And the fact is, we are now just over six months into this pandemic and there are signs that the virus is mutating to be more contagious. So while yes, we do have much better medical knowledge and technology today than there was in 1918, the fact remains that we have no idea what the numbers will be six months or a year from now. I find it highly unlikely that it would ever become close to the 30 to 50 million deaths from the Spanish Flu, but you can't judge the situation so relatively.

What I mean by that is that just because the Spanish Flu has killed more people, that doesn't mean the COVID pandemic is "no big deal" or that the number of deaths that result from it is "no big deal." That's like saying, "Well, many more people die from lung cancer than breast cancer, therefore breast cancer isn't really a big deal."
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Old 01.10.2020, 14:35
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A new study has found that hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that President Trump said he took to ward off coronavirus, did not prevent COVID-19 among health care workers.

The study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, was conducted at two urban hospitals between April 9-July 13 among 132 full-time health care workers exposed to the virus.
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Now remind us again where Sweden is compared to its directly comperable peers, Norway, Finland and Denmark?
Denmark is in blacklist, Sweden is not
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Old 01.10.2020, 17:02
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Re: Coronavirus

I'm sorry if this has been answered multiple times over the last 500 pages.

My mother in here with us from Hungary and she is showing similar symptoms to covid (she has some chronic respiratory problems so these are not new).

Do you know if she can be tested, and if in need, treated for covid under the European collective health insurance (E111)? Do we need any additional insurance coverage?
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Old 01.10.2020, 17:06
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From today...

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/covid-1...rland/46069678

Premature? Foolhardy? We shall see, but I do question the reasoning behind this when many people have told they'll be working from home for the foreseeable.
The stats from last 2 weeks support it. Cases go down, hospitalizations too, 2 deaths per day https://twitter.com/BAG_OFSP_UFSP/st...15147950190593
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Old 01.10.2020, 17:54
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I'm sorry if this has been answered multiple times over the last 500 pages.

My mother in here with us from Hungary and she is showing similar symptoms to covid (she has some chronic respiratory problems so these are not new).

Do you know if she can be tested, and if in need, treated for covid under the European collective health insurance (E111)? Do we need any additional insurance coverage?
Hope it's not covid :/

There's this info about people insured in other EU countries https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...teiligung.html
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Old 01.10.2020, 19:25
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I'm sorry if this has been answered multiple times over the last 500 pages.

My mother in here with us from Hungary and she is showing similar symptoms to covid (she has some chronic respiratory problems so these are not new).

Do you know if she can be tested, and if in need, treated for covid under the European collective health insurance (E111)? Do we need any additional insurance coverage?
You could also try calling or emailing the Hungary embassy here (link below). Maybe they would have some advice.

https://bern.mfa.gov.hu/eng

You could also call the Coronavirus Infoline

+41 58 463 00 00, 6am–11pm

That's what my friend had called to find out information about being tested -- costs, where to get tested, etc. She is a Swiss citizen, however, but I think the Infoline would probably have some information regarding your mother's situation.

I really hope she is okay!
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Old 01.10.2020, 23:21
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Re: Coronavirus

I just came across this headline in the news, and while it's from the US news, I imagine it's still relevant here, so I thought I'd share it.

"Health officials urge Americans to get flu vaccine as concerns mount over possible 'twindemic'"
Everyone, 6 months or older, should get an annual flu vaccine, experts say.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/health..._live_hero_hed

I'm not wanting to get into a debate about flu shots... Just thought maybe it's something to consider.

I also came across this headline...

Italy records its highest increase in Covid-19 cases since late April
https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-n...1bfb2740519037

I'm a bit worried about what the numbers here in CH might do now that kids are beginning their two-week break for Autumn and many families will be traveling (we'll be staying home).
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I'm a bit worried about what the numbers here in CH might do now that kids are beginning their two-week break for Autumn and many families will be traveling (we'll be staying home).
I don't know if it is wishful thinking on my part, but I would like to believe that taking precautions oneself is going to reduce ones individual risk considerably even if case numbers rise in general. Wear a mask, avoid super-spreaders (how do you tell?) and super-spreading events -no beer ping-pong in Ischgl and I am about to book my flu jab too.

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Old 02.10.2020, 11:14
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Re: Coronavirus

One day when it will be all but forgotten they will admit that the best defence against the virus was to get outside in the sunshine and fresh air and do more exercise.
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Old 02.10.2020, 11:27
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One day when it will be all but forgotten they will admit that the best defence against the virus was to get outside in the sunshine and fresh air and do more exercise.
With that in mind, I just bough annual ski lift passes for 2021
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With that in mind, I just bough annual ski lift passes for 2021
For France or CH?

Those queues for the ski lifts get mighty 'condensed', and it's not like the Swiss know how to queue anyway.
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Old 02.10.2020, 11:48
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Those queues for the ski lifts get mighty 'condensed', and it's not like the Swiss know how to queue anyway.
A codpiece speaks of "mighty condensed." Thanks for the humour your name provides.
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Old 02.10.2020, 11:50
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For France or CH?

Those queues for the ski lifts get mighty 'condensed', and it's not like the Swiss know how to queue anyway.
Like at the shops when a new till opens and suddenly social distancing goes out the window.
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Old 02.10.2020, 11:53
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For France or CH?

Those queues for the ski lifts get mighty 'condensed', and it's not like the Swiss know how to queue anyway.
Neither do the French so the location probably doesn’t make much difference.
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Like at the shops when a new till opens and suddenly social distancing goes out the window.

Not if the tills suitably protected from the customer by perspex screens.
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Old 02.10.2020, 13:08
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Not if the tills suitably protected from the customer by perspex screens.
I was referring to the Swiss who climb over each other to get to the new till.
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Old 02.10.2020, 14:49
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Re: Coronavirus

Interesting article here about how a vaccine can provide better immunity than actually catching the disease.
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For France or CH?

Those queues for the ski lifts get mighty 'condensed', and it's not like the Swiss know how to queue anyway.
Mainly France & Italy with 6 days in Verbier, MontBlanc Unlimited pass,
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