Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #18061  
Old 16.12.2020, 12:21
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 8,999
Groaned at 283 Times in 224 Posts
Thanked 19,035 Times in 7,528 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
Are there any ski resorts in canton Zurich?
11 listed on bergfex.ch.
Reply With Quote
  #18062  
Old 16.12.2020, 12:38
komsomolez's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ausserschwyz
Posts: 988
Groaned at 29 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 1,870 Times in 721 Posts
komsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
11 listed on bergfex.ch.
Indeed. Too funny. Not sure I would call them resorts.

Reply With Quote
  #18063  
Old 16.12.2020, 12:44
Talk to you later's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: ZH
Posts: 778
Groaned at 42 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 1,383 Times in 544 Posts
Talk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

To add to my previous post (Per million rates)-

Switzerland vs German

44,777 cases (Death rate 722) vs 16,429 cases (Death rate 282)

German imposed hard lockdown vs Switzerland busy thumb twiddling.

We seem to be doing awful!
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank Talk to you later for this useful post:
  #18064  
Old 16.12.2020, 12:46
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Geneva
Posts: 526
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 480 Times in 225 Posts
MajorGrubert has earned the respect of manyMajorGrubert has earned the respect of manyMajorGrubert has earned the respect of many
Re: Coronavirus

Apparently, the Graubünden authorities had said that if any Zürchers came to GR to ski and had an accident, then they should be treated in Zürich hospitals.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank MajorGrubert for this useful post:
  #18065  
Old 16.12.2020, 12:54
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: LaCote
Posts: 624
Groaned at 6 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 1,041 Times in 409 Posts
Sigh has a reputation beyond reputeSigh has a reputation beyond reputeSigh has a reputation beyond reputeSigh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Todays published numbers are 5625 out of 38 k tests

241 hospitalisations
89 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview

And for "Talk to you later" the comparision to last week wednesday

Quote:
View Post
Todays published numbers are 5086 out of 34 k tests

190 hospitalisations
87 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview
Reply With Quote
The following 8 users would like to thank Sigh for this useful post:
  #18066  
Old 16.12.2020, 12:56
Axa's Avatar
Axa Axa is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Suhr, Aargau
Posts: 1,747
Groaned at 21 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 2,274 Times in 1,074 Posts
Axa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

No, but hospitals and mangers in Valais and Grubunden said they would need to send injured skiers back home because local hospitals are full....google translation of https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/st-gall...n-218819196275

Quote:
But at least one person in the canton is very worried about the prospect of thousands of winter tourists: the general director of the Valais hospitals, Eric Bonvin. He announced this to the cantonal government in a report on Monday. Bonvin says: «During the second Corona wave in autumn we had to postpone 400 operations. These interventions are now urgent. But there are no anesthetists in the operating theaters because they are still treating Covid patients in the intensive care departments. " Bonvin now warns that the tourists will put an additional strain on the health system in the coming months because skiers and ski tourers in particular suffer accidents and end up in the canton hospital with some serious injuries. "The increase in the number of Swiss tourists in summer already showed us that more serious accidents can occur," says Bonvin. Currently there is no capacity to deal with additional serious injuries. There is a great risk that injured people will have to be sent back to their home cantons, said Bonvin. However, it is questionable whether the withdrawal will work. The Graubünden health director Peter Peyer (SP) had the same idea and asked several hospitals in the home cantons of winter tourists. According to Peyer, the answers were “sobering”. Everywhere it was said that the hospitals were already full because of Corona.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Axa for this useful post:
  #18067  
Old 16.12.2020, 13:03
komsomolez's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ausserschwyz
Posts: 988
Groaned at 29 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 1,870 Times in 721 Posts
komsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
Todays published numbers are 5625 out of 38 k tests

241 hospitalisations
89 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview

And for "Talk to you later" the comparision to last week wednesday
Solid
Reply With Quote
  #18068  
Old 16.12.2020, 13:08
Talk to you later's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: ZH
Posts: 778
Groaned at 42 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 1,383 Times in 544 Posts
Talk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
Todays published numbers are 5625 out of 38 k tests

241 hospitalisations
89 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview

And for "Talk to you later" the comparision to last week wednesday

Thanks, you are a good boy! I will demand Editor Bob to gives you a pay rise

So compared to yesterday's 4271 cases, a jump of 1324 cases!!! Even though fewer tests were done today. We might hit 6000 soon?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Talk to you later for this useful post:
  #18069  
Old 16.12.2020, 13:59
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: la cote
Posts: 3,333
Groaned at 19 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 2,880 Times in 1,543 Posts
runningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond reputerunningdeer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
No, but hospitals and mangers in Valais and Grubunden said they would need to send injured skiers back home because local hospitals are full....google translation of https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/st-gall...n-218819196275
One of the criteron for ski resorts to operate is that there are enough beds available in the hospitals; not sure if its specified if these should be covid beds or ski accident beds.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank runningdeer for this useful post:
  #18070  
Old 16.12.2020, 14:53
swissotter's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ZH
Posts: 2,166
Groaned at 9 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 3,056 Times in 1,293 Posts
swissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

haven't kept up with all the posts, has someone posted this yet?


New Mutated Strain of Novel Coronavirus Found in England; Will It Render Vaccines Ineffective?
Scientists are investigating a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 that has infected over 1,000 people in South England, posing a risk to undergoing vaccine distribution

Like all viruses, the new SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease has also mutated multiple times since the outbreak began in Wuhan, late December 2019. Although the seven strains of the virus that have been detected so far aren't worrisome, another strain has scientists concerned. The new strain of the novel Coronavirus has been detected in the U.K. with over 1,000 people already infected by it.
The new strain containing several different mutations has been found in southern England in the country's genomic surveillance in the last two months. However, the virus has already spread to over 60 locations in England and the new cases are rising faster as per Matt Hancock, England's Health Secretary. Many parts of the U.K. are currently under strict lockdown due to rising cases of COVID-19.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank swissotter for this useful post:
  #18071  
Old 16.12.2020, 15:07
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bern
Posts: 1,022
Groaned at 185 Times in 114 Posts
Thanked 1,927 Times in 689 Posts
Susie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

I haven't seen it posted, but I am aware of it. I am trying not to follow too closely on this right now. I'm honestly tired of worrying about things I cannot fix or control. One day at a time...
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank Susie-Q for this useful post:
  #18072  
Old 16.12.2020, 17:15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Zürich
Posts: 295
Groaned at 25 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 299 Times in 157 Posts
vladest has a reputation beyond reputevladest has a reputation beyond reputevladest has a reputation beyond reputevladest has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
Currently, it is not definitely known if vaccinated people could be virus carriers or not
same as for asymptomatics
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank vladest for this useful post:
  #18073  
Old 16.12.2020, 17:17
Klostersgirl's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Stäfa and Klosters
Posts: 477
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 712 Times in 256 Posts
Klostersgirl has a reputation beyond reputeKlostersgirl has a reputation beyond reputeKlostersgirl has a reputation beyond reputeKlostersgirl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
I haven't seen it posted, but I am aware of it. I am trying not to follow too closely on this right now. I'm honestly tired of worrying about things I cannot fix or control. One day at a time...
What is really worrying me, is that there is nothing stopping people travelling and bringing the new strain over here. I am in touch with four English families with second homes in Klosters. They all live in London and the South East and no matter how many times I am in contact updating them with our situation, nothing is going to stop them coming over for their Christmas jolly.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Klostersgirl for this useful post:
  #18074  
Old 16.12.2020, 17:25
komsomolez's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ausserschwyz
Posts: 988
Groaned at 29 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 1,870 Times in 721 Posts
komsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond reputekomsomolez has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
What is really worrying me, is that there is nothing stopping people travelling and bringing the new strain over here. I am in touch with four English families with second homes in Klosters. They all live in London and the South East and no matter how many times I am in contact updating them with our situation, nothing is going to stop them coming over for their Christmas jolly.
There have be new strains before and it didn't make a difference really - so far at least.
Reply With Quote
  #18075  
Old 16.12.2020, 17:42
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bern
Posts: 1,022
Groaned at 185 Times in 114 Posts
Thanked 1,927 Times in 689 Posts
Susie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
What is really worrying me, is that there is nothing stopping people travelling and bringing the new strain over here. I am in touch with four English families with second homes in Klosters. They all live in London and the South East and no matter how many times I am in contact updating them with our situation, nothing is going to stop them coming over for their Christmas jolly.
I have one colleague who has his family in London - he travels every weekend to see them and comes back to Zurich on Monday and straight into the office. It is infuriating ... I know he pays zero attention to lockdown rules while he does it.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Susie-Q for this useful post:
  #18076  
Old 16.12.2020, 17:43
Klostersgirl's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Stäfa and Klosters
Posts: 477
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 712 Times in 256 Posts
Klostersgirl has a reputation beyond reputeKlostersgirl has a reputation beyond reputeKlostersgirl has a reputation beyond reputeKlostersgirl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
There have be new strains before and it didn't make a difference really - so far at least.
This strain is apparently more contagious though.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Klostersgirl for this useful post:
  #18077  
Old 16.12.2020, 18:04
swissotter's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ZH
Posts: 2,166
Groaned at 9 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 3,056 Times in 1,293 Posts
swissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond reputeswissotter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
What is really worrying me, is that there is nothing stopping people travelling and bringing the new strain over here. I am in touch with four English families with second homes in Klosters. They all live in London and the South East and no matter how many times I am in contact updating them with our situation, nothing is going to stop them coming over for their Christmas jolly.

Quote:
View Post
I have one colleague who has his family in London - he travels every weekend to see them and comes back to Zurich on Monday and straight into the office. It is infuriating ... I know he pays zero attention to lockdown rules while he does it.


I know Switzerland's high numbers are not mainly due to incoming travellers but these examples are disappointing. That is what happens when the ski resorts are open and there is no quarantine required here for UK visitors.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank swissotter for this useful post:
  #18078  
Old 16.12.2020, 18:16
Axa's Avatar
Axa Axa is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Suhr, Aargau
Posts: 1,747
Groaned at 21 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 2,274 Times in 1,074 Posts
Axa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond reputeAxa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
One of the criteron for ski resorts to operate is that there are enough beds available in the hospitals; not sure if its specified if these should be covid beds or ski accident beds.
It starts an important discussion. Who needs a surgery more? Someone who needs it from long ago, already waited several weeks, even months, in Valais due to the 2nd wave, or someone who was perfectly healthy?

I only hope no hospital manager/doctor has to face that question.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Axa for this useful post:
  #18079  
Old 16.12.2020, 20:42
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Zürich
Posts: 295
Groaned at 25 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 299 Times in 157 Posts
vladest has a reputation beyond reputevladest has a reputation beyond reputevladest has a reputation beyond reputevladest has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
For most of the world, Sweden and Switzerland are the same country anyway.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/03/spot...g-country.html
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank vladest for this useful post:
  #18080  
Old 16.12.2020, 20:57
gaburko's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BL
Posts: 995
Groaned at 158 Times in 106 Posts
Thanked 2,620 Times in 970 Posts
gaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
I have one colleague who has his family in London - he travels every weekend to see them and comes back to Zurich on Monday and straight into the office. It is infuriating ... I know he pays zero attention to lockdown rules while he does it.
This is something which you could (should?) report at least internally as it exposes not only you to Covid, but actually the company. If internally you (corporate "you", not Susie "you") know he's been doing this and not warned him, this won't be seen too nice by the authorities. Quarantine is a must and it's not a matter of personal choice.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank gaburko for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
cold, corona, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, flu, health, medical, virus




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 12 (2 members and 10 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0