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I can imagine smokers are more heavily hit by Corona as non smokers
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ETH Zurich has quite a few active projects in Costa Rica. I assume this guy is posted over there at the moment.
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Old 14.03.2020, 16:31
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The name or the country, Can't understand what you mean?
Didn't phrase that well. Nothing wrong with the name. All the others for ETH say ETH Zurich, Switzerland which makes sense. Or does ETH also have a branch in Costa Rica?
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Old 14.03.2020, 16:33
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I shopped yesterday evening at the Hieber's in Binzen, D, near Basel. I chose that store because it's relatively small and a little distant from large population areas.

Just about everything was available; plenty of veges, meat (some on special; 40% off!), fish, poultry, canned everything, bread. Just no toilet paper, and almost no kitchen towel, although this being Hieber's, they had a few rolls of bamboo-paper kitchen rolls at €20 each.

Oh, and I couldn't find the fajita kits. Full crisis mode.
This was the scene at Rewe in Weil am Rhein this afternoon, a rush on flour and pasta.
So now I know what to stock up on
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Didn't phrase that well. Nothing wrong with the name. All the others for ETH say ETH Zurich, Switzerland which makes sense. Or does ETH also have a branch in Costa Rica?
Very normal for such institutes to have a bunch of people spread out over the world on different projects.
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Old 14.03.2020, 16:38
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Re: Coronavirus

This Sky News UK Link gives some insight into why toilet paper is hoarders' choice.

TLDR : It's our only tool of control, longer shelf-life than many food items, is prominently featured in aisles and is big in size, we are psychologically drawn to purchasing the bigger they are, the more important we think they are.

"If we had an international sign for panic it would be a traffic warning sign with a toilet paper roll in the middle."
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Old 14.03.2020, 16:42
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Just got this from Mr Wishes. If you'd like to check flight cancellations, etc. this site has tons of info. It probably helps to search by route, for example Zurich New York, otherwise it's information overload.

www.routesonline.com

From this site we know my flight later this week is cancelled, but so far the airline hasn't contacted me with any information.
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Old 14.03.2020, 16:57
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This was the scene at Rewe in Weil am Rhein this afternoon, a rush on flour and pasta.
So now I know what to stock up on
Bread mix seems to be the one to go for here. Wanted to get another pack from Landi, but both don't have the one I wanted. A few for other types of bread mixes and plenty of farine de cuisine in both small and large packs. Already have 6 packs of pasta so didn't look at that.
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Old 14.03.2020, 16:59
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I can imagine smokers are more heavily hit by Corona as non smokers

You don't have to imagine.

Experts believe that this is the main reason why, for the Chinese fatalities, there are many more male deaths than female.

It's simply because a lot more men smoke in China than women.
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Old 14.03.2020, 17:00
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Breaking news out of Bern:

It's utter madness; we have run out of fennel in the supermarkets!
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Old 14.03.2020, 17:07
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Did anybody went today from Basel area to Weil-am-Rhein or St Louis for shopping? How it is?

I was in Geant last night, place was empty and very well stocked.
Went to Coop in Basel today, no-one keeping the safe distance at the tills.
Popped into Lidl (they do a weak beer I like) and the fruit and veg was decimated, as was the salads, everything else looked fine.
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Old 14.03.2020, 17:11
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I can imagine smokers are more heavily hit by Corona as non smokers

Oh I do hope so. I would not bat (or pangolin) an eyelid if a generation of smokers met their demise over this.

Maybe the rest of them would then wake up to it, however I doubt it. It's not like the risks of smoking are not already well publicised.
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Old 14.03.2020, 17:16
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People are still standing right next to each other, no masks, gloves, goggles, no cart handles being wiped, etc. Of course i wasn't wearing mask, gloves, or goggles either - even though its likely a good idea right now. Nobody wants to be 'that guy'.
Unless you are in the vulnerable group, why shouldn't you continue as normal? Wearing a mask, gloves googles won't help you unless when you return home and go into a decontamination shower.

The only thing to stop this decease is to stay quarantined and not go out. It's really important for those that are vulnerable. The rest will either not catch it, survive it without much symptoms or have the flu for few days.

They have stopped kids from going to schools - so kids will be out in parks. They can't stay home.

Who should stay home are the vulnerable groups and not go out. I was out by the lake this morning and all the geezers are out as if it is the first day of spring.
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Old 14.03.2020, 17:21
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Didn't phrase that well. Nothing wrong with the name. All the others for ETH say ETH Zurich, Switzerland which makes sense. Or does ETH also have a branch in Costa Rica?
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Old 14.03.2020, 17:22
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Unless you are in the vulnerable group, why shouldn't you continue as normal? Wearing a mask, gloves googles won't help you unless when you return home and go into a decontamination shower.

The only thing to stop this decease is to stay quarantined and not go out. It's really important for those that are vulnerable. The rest will either not catch it, survive it without much symptoms or have the flu for few days.

They have stopped kids from going to schools - so kids will be out in parks. They can't stay home.

Who should stay home are the vulnerable groups and not go out. I was out by the lake this morning and all the geezers are out as if it is the first day of spring.
Age group 50-59 and men are the most vulnerable
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Unless you are in the vulnerable group, why shouldn't you continue as normal? Wearing a mask, gloves googles won't help you unless when you return home and go into a decontamination shower.

The only thing to stop this decease is to stay quarantined and not go out. It's really important for those that are vulnerable. The rest will either not catch it, survive it without much symptoms or have the flu for few days.

They have stopped kids from going to schools - so kids will be out in parks. They can't stay home.

Who should stay home are the vulnerable groups and not go out. I was out by the lake this morning and all the geezers are out as if it is the first day of spring.
Ah, so all those pictures we've seen of people wearing hazmat suits must've just been a viral meme.. If you have to go out, yes, wearing the absurd PPE in the food store would help you from both potentially contracting the virus or spreading it or others. Of course, staying home is the safest option.
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No, they are not. The incidence of disease is highest in the 60-69 age group and most probably isn't higher in the 70+ age group because of a lack of candidates.

Vulnerability should also take into account the effects of the disease. It's far more serious for a 75-year-old to catch COVID-19 than for a school child.

Men do appear to be more susceptible to the disease and to suffer more serious consequences than women.
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Ah, so all those pictures we've seen of people wearing hazmat suits must've just been a viral meme. If you have to go out, yes, wearing the absurd safety gear in the food store would help you from both potentially contracting the virus or spreading it or others. Of course, staying home is the safest option.
The hazmat suit worker who was in the group of medical professionals when the first French citizens came back from Wuhan (and were quarantined on a military air base for 14 days) caught the virus....while wearing a hazmat suit
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No, they are not. The incidence of disease is highest in the 60-69 age group and most probably isn't higher in the 70+ age group because of a lack of candidates.

Vulnerability should also take into account the effects of the disease. It's far more serious for a 75-year-old to catch COVID-19 than a school child.

Men do appear to be more susceptible to the disease and to have more serious consequences than women.
I read in TA that its the 50-59 age group. Cant find the article now
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