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Old 26.10.2020, 11:13
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Re: Coronavirus

In Kanton Schwyz, everyone must wear a mask at work unless they have their own private office. Having personally seen the rapid spread of the virus and now dealing with its consequences, I'm afraid we're all going to have to suck up until cases decline significantly.

Again, the primary concern is our hospitals and the amount of Covid patients they receive.
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Old 26.10.2020, 11:16
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Indeed, however not everybody will pick the same 2 out of 3, I think the majority of both groups fall into 3.
1. Who worry about health and well being of people
2. who worry about the economy more than above
3. Who doesn't have a clue whats going on

I'm getting more of a Venn diagram vibe from the 3 options. Of course judging by other remarks here I think some people see group 1 or 2 as a subset of 3. Others have come to the realisation that both 1 and 2 are subsets of 3 with varying amounts of crossover.

At this point I wish I belonged to 3, ignorance is bliss.
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Old 26.10.2020, 11:20
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Not even a majority. I have the impression that nobody here oversees the full picture.
It is futile to either try to be the expert, pose for one or try to at least synthesize the avalanche of data on such a new thing. It is logical that people will have different experience, opinions and strategies to cope with this mess. To watch people fight here is strange, I'd assume that cooperation, constructive tolerance and conserving energy is something we should focus on, while we are still healthy.

Has anyone notice the article on our EF homepage about the leak on lockdown?

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Old 26.10.2020, 11:23
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The Coronavirus will indeed affect only 1-2% of the population. But the general panic mode pushing governments to overreact will affect the rest 98-99%.

One more lesson in our limited ability to think objectively in terms of real vs. perceived risks.


In many countries, the health systems can't cope with treating the increasing number of covid-19 patients. So whether you or anyone here likes it or not, most probably there will be new measures to prevent them from a total collapse. So far, no-one has been able to find a way to keep going as before and have functional hospitals. There's still no vaccine, there are still no other methods to prevent the virus from spreading even faster than in the spring. I am almost certain there will be another (partial) lockdown, if nothing changes this week.
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Old 26.10.2020, 11:27
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Re: Coronavirus

I had commented on Saturday about a shortage of flu shots, after being told at my local Apotheke about the shortage and that they wouldn't have any available until December at the earliest.

Well, I just called my doctor's office and, thankfully, they have them available and I was able to make an appt. for this Friday to get one -- as well has having my vitamin D checked. Yay.

Anyways, I just wanted to post this because I didn't want to have inadvertently caused anyone to believe that they wouldn't be able to find any flu shots and then not try to get one. I hope you know what I mean.
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Old 26.10.2020, 11:36
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I had commented on Saturday about a shortage of flu shots, after being told at my local Apotheke about the shortage and that they wouldn't have any available until December at the earliest.

Well, I just called my doctor's office and, thankfully, they have them available and I was able to make an appt. for this Friday to get one -- as well has having my vitamin D checked. Yay.

Anyways, I just wanted to post this because I didn't want to have inadvertently caused anyone to believe that they wouldn't be able to find any flu shots and then not try to get one. I hope you know what I mean.
I believe the doctors have priority over the pharmacies in the allocation of the vaccines so that doesn’t surprise me at all.
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Old 26.10.2020, 11:37
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1. Who worry about health and well being of people
2. who worry about the economy more than above
3. Who doesn't have a clue whats going on

I'm getting more of a Venn diagram vibe from the 3 options. Of course judging by other remarks here I think some people see group 1 or 2 as a subset of 3. Others have come to the realisation that both 1 and 2 are subsets of 3 with varying amounts of crossover.

At this point I wish I belonged to 3, ignorance is bliss.

I am more of an observer of the sinking ship called life. Corona or no Corona, the ship is going to sink Try to stay positive and have a jolly time on the way down


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Old 26.10.2020, 11:50
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Re: Coronavirus

Sorry, one more thing... okay, maybe two. They appear to be strongly advising kids to get flu shots this year as well. I called my son's doctor's office today and they put his name on the list for one (they're waiting for a shipment of them to arrive at the beginning of November).

Also, I was able to make an appt for my son to have his vitamin D checked on Thursday (they do it with a finger prick), which I found interesting because any time I have asked in the past for them to check his vit D, they didn't recommend it. So it sounds like this year they might be recommending children to have their vit D checked as well.
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Old 26.10.2020, 11:52
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The Coronavirus is not something that will affect the vast majority of people in any meaningful way. A double-dip recession caused by unnecessary panic, overreaction and the spreading of fear however will affect us all.
Of course a recession affects all, some people negatively others positively. In that sense, a recession is just like normal times: some rise, others sink. Recessions are not special, they're regular like spring and winter. So, there's no reason for fearmongering.
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Old 26.10.2020, 12:08
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To watch people fight here is strange, I'd assume that cooperation, constructive tolerance and conserving energy is something we should focus on,
...and unicorns!

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Not even a majority. I have the impression that nobody here oversees the full picture.
But of course, all we can do is to comply with the rules that proved to be partially efficient. To argue against masks and social distancing is stupid.

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Re: Coronavirus

To all Vaudoise, we have another press conference at 11.30

https://light.sonomix.ch/Page/2.php

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Old 26.10.2020, 12:20
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Don't forget the unicorns!
Remember what happened last time...

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The Chinese ate them all?
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https://light.sonomix.ch/Page/2.php
is it just me, or is sonomix absolute rubbish?
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Old 26.10.2020, 12:25
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To all Vaudoise, we have another press conference at 11.30

https://light.sonomix.ch/Page/2.php
Big Al has travelled to VD for this one.. must be exciting.
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Old 26.10.2020, 12:34
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The Chinese ate them all?
I don't know, what do you think?

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Bat meat is not especially popular in China.[23][24][25] In southern China, bats are sometimes eaten and can be found in some markets.[4] Specific bat species eaten in China include the cave nectar bat, Pomona roundleaf bat, Indian flying fox, and Leschenault's rousette.[7] Additionally, the greater short-nosed fruit bat is hunted for medicine, but not food.[7] It has been contested whether or not the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, suspected as having ties with the COVID-19 outbreak, sold bat meat.[26][27] According to some sources bat meat was never sold in the market,[28][29][30] and it has been reported that the bats are not a common food source in the city of Wuhan.[31][32][33] Some media outlets, including Daily Mail and RT, promoted a video that showed a young Chinese woman eating a bat and suggested it was shot in Wuhan, but later it was confirmed that the footage was filmed by travel vlogger Wang Mengyun in the island country of Palau in 2016, to showcase local cuisine.[24][33] International agencies pressured China to adopt legislation forbidding the hunting of bats and sale of bat meat following the early 2000s SARS outbreak where hundreds of people died, though no such legislation was passed.[4] All wildlife trade in China, including bat meat, was banned in January 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic which is assumed to have originated in Wuhan.[34][35][36]

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Old 26.10.2020, 12:57
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So bats are eaten in China, just not as popular as Dog or Cat meat?
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To all Vaudoise, we have another press conference at 11.30

https://light.sonomix.ch/Page/2.php

I half listened. Questions from journalists now. Nothing remarkable announced.
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But of course, all we can do is to comply with the rules that proved to be partially efficient. To argue against masks and social distancing is stupid.
Some people really don't care if it's stupid or not, as long as they can have an argument about it.

And some people will just believe anything anti-whatever that they read.

When my wife and I were stranded by the "medicane" for a night in Argostoli last month we hooked up for a beer with an American guy who seemed determined to talk about Trump ("Everything bad you ever read about him is Fake News"), Obamacare ("It actually resulted in more people not having access to healthcare") or any related topic.

(EDIT: I forgot about guns, on which he was apparently very keen. He seemed determined to demonstrate all the Trump Supporter stereotypes.)

He seemed quite upset when I actually refused to enter into any discussion, which I would not have been able to do and still remain on friendly beer-drinking terms. I mean, there are idiots everywhere, but some of them seem determined to demonstrate the fact even when you make it clear that you're not in the least bit interested.
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17440 cases from 82026 tests over the weekend
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