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Re: Coronavirus

Just saw there is a press conference in Bern today, at 14:00 with AMCS, SECO and OFSP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2CoYs9lSQk

Run of the mill, or something special?
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Old 19.01.2021, 11:06
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2000 was higher than 2020 when we're in the midst of a global pandemic. Don't remember too much (any) panic back then (I moved to Switzerland around this time). I do remember 2003, especially the sweltering summer (tip - vintage year for wine!). Interestingly, the UK also had the highest death rate in 2020 since 2003 too.
Current data shows that 2020 was the highest death rate in Sweden since... 2012.
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Old 19.01.2021, 11:23
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Current data shows that 2020 was the highest death rate in Sweden since... 2012.
There were almost 4% fewer deaths in Sweden in 2012 versus 2020.

According to the Swedish statistics office Sweden recorded its highest tally of deaths in the first half of 2020 for 150 years.
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Old 19.01.2021, 11:24
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Just saw there is a press conference in Bern today, at 14:00 with AMCS, SECO and OFSP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2CoYs9lSQk

Run of the mill, or something special?
Perhaps they are addressing the crowded ski lines that were a disaster over the weekend...?

https://www.20min.ch/story/politiker...n-574196631116

https://www.20min.ch/story/skigebiet...n-941710373724
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Old 19.01.2021, 11:25
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Re: Coronavirus

Has anyone used that PCR test from Roche/Viselio that can be done at home? They say it is accepted in several countries and is reliable.
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Old 19.01.2021, 11:27
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When the libraries here were closed they all offered a book pick service.
I’m sure they could do the same now.
Books are important but they are pretty easy to get online be that e-books, from online stores or from libraries.
Browsing the library in person looking for books doesn’t seem like an essential activity to me.

Do you know of an online library for English books? I prefer having a book to an e-book.
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Old 19.01.2021, 11:40
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There's everything online but serendipity

Back to what matters, distance among people, when have you seen a crowded bookstore?
Stauffacher has been absolutely packed in Bern on Saturdays and considering how many people were sitting reading books and milling slowly about, I understand why they were shut.

Plus quite a few people seemed to think that they couldn't read unless they took their mask off ...
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Old 19.01.2021, 12:11
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Just saw there is a press conference in Bern today, at 14:00 with AMCS, SECO and OFSP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2CoYs9lSQk

Run of the mill, or something special?
Just the regular Tuesday press conference I would imagine.
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Old 19.01.2021, 12:23
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Do you know of an online library for English books? I prefer having a book to an e-book.
Anyone can order a book from an online catalogue and then pick it up, that's how it works here. Libraries have a large register of books in English. You can order from Zentral Bibliothek for example but pick it up here in French speaking region. Return them here too.

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Has anyone used that PCR test from Roche/Viselio that can be done at home? They say it is accepted in several countries and is reliable.

I haven't heard of it, but to me it sounds quite implausible that a self-administered PCR test can be accepted anywhere (it has to be carried by professionals by inserting a long flexible stub into your nose down your throat and is quite uncomfortable, done it three times here for travel).
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Old 19.01.2021, 12:44
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Re: Coronavirus

In Neuchâtel Canton we also have a Bibliobus- which goes to smaller towns and villages that do not have a Library. They have a good selection of books, but you can also order any book you want from them in advance

Do other regions have a similar service?
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Old 19.01.2021, 12:45
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Re: Coronavirus

Here's a good example of why high school / uni should be changed to distance learning:

https://www.20min.ch/story/ich-habe-...n-949146110723
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Old 19.01.2021, 12:57
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Here's a good example of why high school / uni should be changed to distance learning:
Because of the rupture of the train connection in one location?
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:00
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Stauffacher has been absolutely packed in Bern on Saturdays and considering how many people were sitting reading books and milling slowly about, I understand why they were shut.
Perks on living in AG, never seen the local Orell Füssli packed

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Here's a good example of why high school / uni should be changed to distance learning:

https://www.20min.ch/story/ich-habe-...n-949146110723
I think the article says Berufsschule not Universität. Different needs I guess, possible to learn crystallography from a book, harder to learn to weld by watching a video and not practicing.
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:02
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Perks on living in AG, never seen the local Orell Füssli packed .
Ditto
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:05
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Because of the rupture of the train connection in one location?
No, because it is causing young adults to crowd together in public transport. It is happening everyday here in Bern without disruptions.
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:11
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Nearly a third of people who were discharged from hospitals in England after being treated for Covid-19 were readmitted within five months – and almost one in eight died, a study suggests.

The research is still to be peer-reviewed

Long COVID
According to recent figures provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a fifth of people in England still have coronavirus symptoms five weeks after being infected, half of whom continue to experience problems for at least 12 weeks.
We still have a lot to learn about this disease, especially the long-term effects.
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:18
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There were almost 4% fewer deaths in Sweden in 2012 versus 2020.

According to the Swedish statistics office Sweden recorded its highest tally of deaths in the first half of 2020 for 150 years.
You are both right - the population of Sweden has grown by nearly 10% since 2012 - so more deaths but a lower death rate.

FWIW I think the reason for this lower death rate is a large amount of migration into SE recently - which is predominantly young people dragging down the overall death rate. Comparing it to 2019 is more relevant - obviously since the population has not changed so much since then.
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:40
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We still have a lot to learn about this disease, especially the long-term effects.
It's only a correlation. There's no way to determine who caused diabetes or the heart problems, the virus or the habits of the virus' hosts?

It would be really interesting to determine if the virus contributes to diabetes or heart problems. Or simply the tests done during hospital admission lead to the diagnosis of an existing but previously unknown condition. Even before covid19, diabetes was not homogeneously distributed among the UK population, so why the surprise that one year after the heterogeneity is still there? https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-and-ethnicity.html
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:42
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Re: Coronavirus

Whoops!

Infected during a ski holiday in Switzerland - 5000 people in quarantine
A Belgian woman was infected with the mutated version of the corona virus on her ski holiday in Switzerland. She then disregarded the corona quarantine. 5000 people are now in quarantine.

https://www.20min.ch/story/belgierin...e-666548353523
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