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Old 01.11.2020, 14:16
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Re: Coronavirus

Interesting approach here from Slovakia - test the entire country (or at least all over 10). Possibly a short to medium way forward for here as well

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-covid-one-day
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Old 01.11.2020, 14:19
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I read that you can take the Covid-19 test at pharmacies starting Monday...is it all pharmacies?
No. Heard on the radio it would be 1/3 or ca. 600 pharmacies that participate. They also said very clearly that you need to make an appointment - they don't want people to just show up coughing and asking for a test.
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Old 01.11.2020, 14:24
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I wonder how many people in the US are still waiting for it to just go away "like a miracle."
For some, but not many. Usually aligns with political persuasion.
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Old 01.11.2020, 14:33
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No. Heard on the radio it would be 1/3 or ca. 600 pharmacies that participate. They also said very clearly that you need to make an appointment - they don't want people to just show up coughing and asking for a test.
You need an appointment for everything here, not really surprising.

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Interesting approach here from Slovakia - test the entire country (or at least all over 10). Possibly a short to medium way forward for here as well

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-covid-one-day
Yes. I'm very curious to read about their findings, it is a good experiment that not many countries can afford.

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The defence minister, Jaroslav Naď said on Sunday 2.58 million Slovaks had taken a test on Saturday, and 25,850 or 1% tested positive and must go into quarantine.

I know it's a high number if you look at it through the health system's lenses, but 1% positive of all the people who were tested doesn't sound so terrific...

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Old 01.11.2020, 14:40
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Interesting approach here from Slovakia - test the entire country (or at least all over 10). Possibly a short to medium way forward for here as well

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-covid-one-day
They have very low positivity. I wonder if they should worry about running out of testing kits when the infection really hits? Or what the accuracy is, will be interesting. I think they hoped for higher numbers already.

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Old 01.11.2020, 15:20
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Re: Coronavirus

Hunger Hits Colombian Families Who Used to Eat Three Meals a Day

Millions of Colombians can no longer afford to feed themselves properly after lockdown measures devastated the economy.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ee-meals-a-day
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Old 01.11.2020, 15:27
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Hunger Hits Colombian Families Who Used to Eat Three Meals a Day

Millions of Colombians can no longer afford to feed themselves properly after lockdown measures devastated the economy.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ee-meals-a-day
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Old 01.11.2020, 15:40
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Re: Coronavirus

It looks like that Czech supermarket chains will stop bombarding people's mailboxes with marketing materials, brochures and sales - to deter older customers and retired population from travelling from one store to another, following sales. Instead, the supermarkets might re-open on Sundays again, for more space.
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Re: Coronavirus

Geneva will start closing down

This Monday, 7:00 p.m. The measures will be active until November 29, to be reassessed.

What measures?
Closure of non essential stores.
Please see link below for exact details.

Bars and restaurants will be closed. (Take-out may continue.)

Hairdressers, barbers and tattooists closed.

Cinemas, museums, concerts, ice rinks, etc. will also be closed.

Etc.

"Antonio Hodgers adds: "We note, however, that the progression of the epidemic is not significantly different among our neighbors." The latter suggests that the measures taken in Geneva could be effective in the canton of Vaud in the coming days"

https://www.ge.ch/document/lutte-con...rictes-geneve#

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It's not easy to reallocate medical staff. Pediatricians for example are nigh on useless in adult wards and ICU requires an extremely high level of training to be borderline useful, people who are not trained for ICU are worse than useless in an ICU.


Exactly what OH said (retired, UCH 1969) - last thing you want in ICU in a crisis, are doctors, nurses or assistants who do not have a clue and get in the way more than anything else.
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Re: Coronavirus

wow. kind of surprised to see them taking this step on their own, even if other cantons follow suit shortly...

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Geneva will start closing down

This Monday, 7:00 p.m. The measures will be active until November 29, to be reassessed.

What measures?
Closure of non-food stores.

Bars and restaurants will be closed. (Take-out may continue.)

Hairdressers, barbers and tattooists closed.

Cinemas, museums, concerts, ice rinks, etc. will also be closed.

Etc.

"Antonio Hodgers adds: "We note, however, that the progression of the epidemic is not significantly different among our neighbors." The latter suggests that the measures taken in Geneva could be effective in the canton of Vaud in the coming days"

https://www.ge.ch/document/lutte-con...rictes-geneve#
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Old 01.11.2020, 15:53
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Hunger Hits Colombian Families Who Used to Eat Three Meals a Day

Millions of Colombians can no longer afford to feed themselves properly after lockdown measures devastated the economy.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ee-meals-a-day
There is no lockdown, it was stopped on Sept 1st.
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Old 01.11.2020, 16:07
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Geneva will start closing down

This Monday, 7:00 p.m. The measures will be active until November 29, to be reassessed.

What measures?
Closure of non-food stores.

Bars and restaurants will be closed. (Take-out may continue.)

Hairdressers, barbers and tattooists closed.

Cinemas, museums, concerts, ice rinks, etc. will also be closed.

Etc.

"Antonio Hodgers adds: "We note, however, that the progression of the epidemic is not significantly different among our neighbors." The latter suggests that the measures taken in Geneva could be effective in the canton of Vaud in the coming days"

https://www.ge.ch/document/lutte-con...rictes-geneve#
"Closure of non-food stores" is not quite correct:

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The points of sale for food and basic necessities (including for animals) as well as the food markets remain open; pharmacies, drugstores and suppliers of medical aids such as opticians, sellers of hearing aids and orthopedic equipment; essential service and repair shops (bank branches, postal offices, exchange offices, real estate agencies, sales outlets of telecommunications and public transport operators, bookstores, florists, hardware stores, shoemaking, DIY and gardening stores, laundries , sewing workshops, locksmiths, car garages, cycle shops with repair shops); health institutions; company canteens with protection plan. Places of worship can also remain open, however without religious services, with the exception of weddings and funerals, with limitation of participants. These establishments are required to ensure the follow-up of all the planned preventive measures (disinfection with hydroalcoholic gel at the entrance, wearing a mask, maximum number of people). Also open are establishments with free access to the public (gas stations) and outdoor sports facilities, sports centers and cultural establishments, within the limits of authorized activities.
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Old 01.11.2020, 16:08
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wow. kind of surprised to see them taking this step on their own, even if other cantons follow suit shortly...
Like they said in the article, if the ppl from Geneva come to canton Vaud to do what they now cant do in Geneva, it will not work.

So will see how Vaud will react & then the next and next.....
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"Closure of non-food stores" is not quite correct:

(Google translation from your link)

The points of sale for food and basic necessities (including for animals) as well as the food markets remain open; pharmacies, drugstores and suppliers of medical aids such as opticians, sellers of hearing aids and orthopedic equipment; essential service and repair shops (bank branches, postal offices, exchange offices, real estate agencies, sales outlets of telecommunications and public transport operators, bookstores, florists, hardware stores, shoemaking, DIY and gardening stores, laundries , sewing workshops, locksmiths, car garages, cycle shops with repair shops); health institutions; company canteens with protection plan. Places of worship can also remain open, however without religious services, with the exception of weddings and funerals, with limitation of participants. These establishments are required to ensure the follow-up of all the planned preventive measures (disinfection with hydroalcoholic gel at the entrance, wearing a mask, maximum number of people). Also open are establishments with free access to the public (gas stations) and outdoor sports facilities, sports centers and cultural establishments, within the limits of authorized activities.
It was translated from a news feed, not the link.
You are right and I edited my post to avoid confusion.
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Old 01.11.2020, 16:15
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Geneva will start closing down
Anyone surprised? I'm only surprised they didn't start earlier.
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Old 01.11.2020, 16:18
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Anyone surprised? I'm only surprised they didn't start earlier.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Neuchâtel didn’t announce similar measures tomorrow.

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Exactly what OH said (retired, UCH 1969) - last thing you want in ICU in a crisis, are doctors, nurses or assistants who do not have a clue and get in the way more than anything else.
Mine said exactly the same.
They’d be more of a hindrance than a help.
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I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Neuchâtel didn’t announce similar measures tomorrow.
Yup or all us Vaudoise will bring the Genevoise along for a visit to Neuchâtel
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Old 01.11.2020, 16:42
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Anyone surprised? I'm only surprised they didn't start earlier.
It's the stepwise approach alluded to earlier, now we see it has become necessary
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Old 01.11.2020, 16:57
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Re: Coronavirus

I suppose it is necessary to give a little notice, 7PM tomorrow but I am surprised that Boris has given the Brits until Thursday.

This with a 700 person rave party ongoing in Bristol as well. Anyone want to bet there will be lockdown parties every evening till Thursday?
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