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NZZ reports that 10,000 passengers arrived in Geneva from the UK this last weekend before the ban...
Well lets hope they are all healthy considering our already streched to the max hospitals.
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Old 21.12.2020, 12:38
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They knew last Monday (six days ago) that the outbreak there was due to a mutation that causes the virus to spread more easily.
Who is the "they" and what's your source for that? The statement on Saturday said that the government was officially informed only on Friday afternoon. Maybe there were labs noticing a change at the start of the week but this didn't filter through for some days. Presumably they have to consolidate data and be sure that the new strain wasn't just a blip.
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Old 21.12.2020, 12:41
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I would have thought that, particularly given the time of year, all facts need checking twice?
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Old 21.12.2020, 13:03
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NZZ reports that 10,000 passengers arrived in Geneva from the UK this last weekend before the ban...
Selfish idiots ... so many people unable to see their families this year & these knobheads can't take one year off of skiing.

BAG will be soon seeing how dumb it was not to close the ski lifts universally now. Leaving it up to the cantons means some will close and everyone else will crowd into the ones stupid enough to stay open.
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Old 21.12.2020, 13:17
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Re: Coronavirus

Numbers for fri, sat & sun combined 10 002 out of 93 k tests

391 hospitalisations
201 death

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

Compared to last monday

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Numbers for fri, sat & sun combined are 10 726 out of 75 k tests

445 hospitalisations
193 death

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

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Old 21.12.2020, 13:28
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Re: Coronavirus

A retrospective quarantine for all those Brits.

https://www.20min.ch/story/bundesrat...n-870848946083
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A retrospective quarantine for all those Brits.

https://www.20min.ch/story/bundesrat...n-870848946083
It writes for all foreigners.
Would that mean that foreigners with a Swiss permit need to go into quarantine but the Swiss not?
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Re: Coronavirus

Official press release: https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/do...-id-81777.html

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Coronavirus: Entry ban and retroactive quarantine for persons from the UK and South Africa

Bern, 21.12.2020 - Following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa, the Federal Council today decided to take steps to prevent the further spread of this new virus strain. All persons who have entered Switzerland from these two countries since 14 December must go into quarantine for 10 days. The Federal Council has also introduced a general entry ban from today for all foreign nationals seeking to enter Switzerland from the UK and South Africa. This is intended in particular to stop travel from these countries for tourism purposes.
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Old 21.12.2020, 13:47
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NZZ reports that 10,000 passengers arrived in Geneva from the UK this last weekend before the ban...
Like..really
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Like..really
Money talks. The Swiss took a calculated risk I suppose, to keep the tourism going.
I bet there's some panic now it's been exposed as a cluster.
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Money talks. The Swiss took a calculated risk I suppose, to keep the tourism going.
I bet there's some panic now it's been exposed as a cluster.
Do you think it is for tourism or to get the numbers in, when most people will have 2wks off here anyways?

The opened slopes would agree with you.
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Do you think it is for tourism or to get the numbers in, when most people will have 2wks off here anyways?

The opened slopes would agree with you.
As I've previously mentioned, the locals will probably keep the smaller resorts afloat, but the mega resorts of Zermatt, Verbier, Wengen etc need foreigners to make them viable.
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Old 21.12.2020, 14:11
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A retrospective quarantine for all those Brits.

https://www.20min.ch/story/bundesrat...n-870848946083
Good luck following up on all those!

Another case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. I wouldn't be surprised if we soon find out that this new mutation isn't actually that bad.
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Old 21.12.2020, 14:12
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Good luck following up on all those!

Another case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. I wouldn't be surprised if we soon find out that this new mutation isn't actually that bad.
I think everyone is hoping that is the case
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I wouldn't be surprised if we soon find out that this new mutation isn't actually that bad.
last time i was trying to say that i was marked as troll
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Old 21.12.2020, 14:22
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As I've previously mentioned, the locals will probably keep the smaller resorts afloat, but the mega resorts of Zermatt, Verbier, Wengen etc need foreigners to make them viable.
I would love to keep the local one afloat. When there is snow.

What are the tourists going to do if there isn't enough snow? Shopping? I cannot see people going for hikes every day.
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Old 21.12.2020, 14:36
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Who is the "they" and what's your source for that? The statement on Saturday said that the government was officially informed only on Friday afternoon. Maybe there were labs noticing a change at the start of the week but this didn't filter through for some days. Presumably they have to consolidate data and be sure that the new strain wasn't just a blip.
Absolutely, the trick is not identifying a new mutation but determining if it is a dangerous variation..

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COG-UK says that there are currently around 4000 mutations in the spike protein.
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Old 21.12.2020, 16:44
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last time i was trying to say that i was marked as troll
I called you a troll because you made a claim without any evidence and when I asked you for the info you then told me "because that's how it works".

I posted a quite factual article about what is known and what is not about this variant in the morning. Of course you didn't pick up on that because you are not interested in a factual discussion.
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Old 21.12.2020, 17:07
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It writes for all foreigners.
Would that mean that foreigners with a Swiss permit need to go into quarantine but the Swiss not?
Maybe it's changed in the interim but it now refers to all passengers on some 90 identified flights. No mention of nationality.
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Old 21.12.2020, 17:15
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Good luck following up on all those!

Another case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.
Well this time they actually acted as fast as anyone could reasonably expect. and even if the variant is here this will still slow the spread and win some time for vaccinations. Even with a R of about 3 instead of about 2 it takes a while for the case numbers to build up if you're starting from only 1 or 2.

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I wouldn't be surprised if we soon find out that this new mutation isn't actually that bad.
...despite the fact the increased infectiousness has now been confirmed by a number of sources. Usual blinkered view from you.

Or are you even referring to the complete nonsense vladest is trying to propogate that a mutation that makes the virus more infectious must make it less dangerous?
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