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Old 28.10.2020, 13:09
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Todays number 8616 with 30k tests

149 hospitalisations
24 death
Yikes.

That's an increase of 2,667 new infections from yesterday's count of 5,949.*

*That number for yesterday I obtained from
https://www.worldometers.info/corona...y/switzerland/
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Todays number 8616 with 30k tests

149 hospitalisations
24 death
28% positivity. so many people going undetected now.

anecdotally, i have heard this several times, that someone's partner tests positive, so family has to quarantine and there is no point in getting tested and wasting the resource despite symptoms.
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Re: Coronavirus

"The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is expected to impose a new four-week national lockdown to halt the spread of Covid-19, according to French media."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...lockdown-covid

This does give extra weight to the possibility of a Swiss, or at least some cantonal lockdowns...
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:16
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So whilst New Scientist is publishing articles titled "The Herd Immunity Myth – why let it rip arguments are fatally flawed", and Nature "The false promise of herd immunity”, there are scientists in South Africa who believe herd immunity may have already been achieved.

That Covid has politicised science in such a way that once respected scientific magazines and journals are now abandoning scientific rigour in order to stick to a political narrative should be deeply concerning for all.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...unity-12116494
They are probably both wrong.
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A friend of mine in Geneva has got COVID for the second time, after 5 months she no longer had any antibodies. The new positive test came cack yesterday.
Is she in Team Clifton?
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:19
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Is she in Team Clifton?
I don't think so, works for Swiss TV
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Well, the culture around here is not compatible with authoritarian benevolent rulers. It may not control a pandemic in an optimal way but it prevents uglier stuff in the long term. We can leave in peace in spite of differences.
The German speaking cantons would probably be much more in favour of stricter rules than the French ones. I think even Ticino would cooperate.
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I always do my best to keep distance while for example waiting in line at the cashier. However on more than one occasion the ppl behind me were not. Astonishingly 90% of those were ppl well above 60. The ones we are suppose to protect extra, it is somewhat difficult to do if they themselves dont seem to respect distancing....
From observation I'd guess the best observation is in people in their 30s and 40s.
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The German speaking cantons would probably be much more in favour of stricter rules than the French ones. I think even Ticino would cooperate.
You have this wrong. The Germans don't want rules, but if they are imposed they will be followed to the letter.

The French want to have loads of rules and then ignore all of them.

Brits are in the middle - we don't want rules and don't follow them.
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:23
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I don't think so, works for Swiss TV
The one case I know of who tested positive for 2 separate infections had it mild both times. But I do not think there is any pattern we could draw from this yet, it is so individual.
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:31
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A friend of mine in Geneva has got COVID for the second time, after 5 months she no longer had any antibodies. The new positive test came cack yesterday.
Mild or severe symptoms each time?
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From observation I'd guess the best observation is in people in their 30s and 40s.
It was just a personal observation on who was glued to my behind
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:36
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A friend of mine in Geneva has got COVID for the second time, after 5 months she no longer had any antibodies. The new positive test came cack yesterday.
The Covid test could be false positive. Did she have the antibody test recently?
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:37
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Re: Coronavirus

I had a big flu in December. Was down for 2 weeks and then cough lasted 5 weeks. I wonder if it was Corona

Since then I wake up with runny or blocked nose regularly but only for few hours and never with fewer.
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I had a big flu in December. Was down for 2 weeks and then cough lasted 5 weeks. I wonder if it was Corona

Since then I wake up with runny or blocked nose regularly but only for few hours and never with fewer.
Did you live in Wuhan in December?
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:44
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I had a big flu in December. Was down for 2 weeks and then cough lasted 5 weeks. I wonder if it was Corona

Since then I wake up with runny or blocked nose regularly but only for few hours and never with fewer.
If immunity is short and people reinfect, what would change to know whether you had it last Dec or not, though. Not much. It just means we have to stick to hygiene and social distancing, no matter what.
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The French want to have loads of rules and then ignore all of them.
I'm very, very familiar with this way of thinking...

...or, alternatively "the rules are very important and we must have rules, lots of rules, and they must be followed....by others!"
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:51
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The German speaking cantons would probably be much more in favour of stricter rules than the French ones. I think even Ticino would cooperate.
Based on my observations from both sides of the rœstigraben I think the opposite. The romands appear to be much more compliant than the German speaking areas around these parts at least.
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Old 28.10.2020, 13:56
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Re: Coronavirus

I also see high compliance in suisse romandie. That's because we had many cases here before (VD, GE), people know what it translates to in terms of ICU and ER depts.

Today most people walk outside in masks, train stations masks only and most people actually walk from the stations instead of hopping on the bus for a few stops.
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Re: Coronavirus

Does anyone know if it's possible to watch today's press conference / announcements (scheduled for 14:00, I believe) where what is being said is automatically translated into English?
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