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You mean his graduation party?
That was funny. No, mine. It is just an official ceremony but she wants us to go.
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Old 04.03.2020, 18:58
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My two would have been devastated to have to miss my Graduation Ceremony. So I totally get it. They were 8 and 10, and I, 32. Gown, mortar, stage .. all the pomp and circumstance of a UK graduation ceremony at De Montfort Hall.

Now for a laugh that sort of makes sense - an article in the Romand newspaper '24 Heures' gives the opinion from the famous Immunologist, Beda Stadler, that Corono will probably spread more quickly over the 'Röschtigrabe' - because Swiss German explodes with gutural sounds. Makes sense, but oh I giggled.
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My two would have been devastated to have to miss my Graduation Ceremony. So I totally get it. They were 8 and 10, and I, 32. Gown, mortar, stage .. all the pomp and circumstance of a UK graduation ceremony at De Montfort Hall.
Did one of mine In Absentia. The gowns are uncomfortable and the hat ridiculous. First one was pretty special though: York Minster. There was enough time to nip out the side door to the pub and back before doing the handshake/scroll thing.
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Old 04.03.2020, 19:08
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Re: Coronavirus

Italy will ban tourists from Switzerland. Tom, it's either lunch-time shopping tomorrow or no fish for a while.
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Old 04.03.2020, 19:10
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Italy will ban tourists from Switzerland. Tom, it's either lunch-time shopping tomorrow or no fish for a while.
Tom is not a tourist
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Old 04.03.2020, 19:12
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Yeah congresses and such become tricky to know what is wise atm, my wife has 6 planned in the next 3 months and all are congresses with hundreds of people from dozens of countries
On a side note, how are you and your family feeling today? Any improvement?
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Old 04.03.2020, 19:16
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Tom is not a tourist
He is Swiss. He should have thought of his gourmet-cravings before he went for that red booklet.

I wonder if his craving is so bad that he now regrets having returned the US passport.
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Old 04.03.2020, 19:23
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He is Swiss. He should have thought of his gourmet-cravings before he went for that red booklet.

I wonder if his craving is so bad that he now regrets having returned the US passport.
Never.

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Old 04.03.2020, 19:33
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Re: Coronavirus

The situation in Italy is rather sad. Over 100 casualties. And the number grew fast, too fast I think.

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• The Italian government has ordered the closure of all schools and universities until 15 March as it grapples to contain Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus that has claimed 107 lives, an increase of 28 in 24 hours.
“We are focussed on taking all measures for direct containment or delaying the spread of the virus,” the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “The health system risks going into overload, and we will have a problem with intensive care if an exponential crisis continues.”
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Re: Coronavirus

Arrived today by air in Zürich. We had a potential Corona patient. Flight was full. They let him use two different toilets, changed his seat to the last row (still with people next/near him)

I did sit in the row behind him (on his original seat, for about 1hr) so I would get the full "treatment" had the Corona been confirmed.

On arrival in Zürich, dozens of Kantonspolizei, generic airport vehicles and 3 ambulances stood ready.

Of course a remote stand. Eventually, a heavily-protected doctor entered the aircraft. Since he was now sitting in the last row, had to go through the whole aircraft (on departure, we borded from both front and rear entry, seems Zürich wasn't able to provide a rear entry door.. ), then back out, then back in, then back out, then back in, then back out. 3 or 4 times. Situation stayed relatively calm (mind you, full A321, with kids, aircon off and it getting rather warm inside) but people started feeling hot.

After almost an hour, they told us "tested negative", but then that anyone having been +/- 2 rows of both his initial seat as well as his last-row seat will have to stay. Then they changed their mind to "fill out cards". Then they just let everyone go. Into a bus. Yes, they tried squeezing the whole A321 into a single Cobus 3000. After about 2/3rds squeezed into that thing (maybe just 1/2, it was crazily tight at the point) they got the idea that squeezing in 200 people into a single bus won't work, closed doors, kept us waiting like that for another 10 minutes.. till another bus arrived.

In short, not impressed at all with the show they did there. Had there been a real Corona case, or actually should there have been - I don't trust their result after 1hr to be "100% guaranteed correct" - you can literally guarantee half the aircraft having it now.

That's some Swiss experience I'd like not to repeat myself. What a bunch of amateurs.
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Re: Coronavirus abroad

Eric Cantona is well prepared at his Bunker

Eric Cantona is asking - Is it safe to venture out of his Brexit Bunker yet, or is it best to hunker
down for the duration due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Apparently he's well stocked up with the basic necessities of life.

Eric Cantona reports from his Brexit Bunker
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On a side note, how are you and your family feeling today? Any improvement?
Bit better and my wife and the boy have good temperatures. Now probably a couple of days to cough all the shit up :P

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The situation in Italy is rather sad. Over 100 casualties. And the number grew fast, too fast I think.

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I wonder if it's actually under-reported, hence the larger percentages.

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I wonder if it's actually unde-rreported, hence the larger percentages.
Under-reported in Italy/Europe surely not, maybe under-diagnosed.
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In the beginning it already hit a bunch of elderly/weak people by spreads in hospitals which also explains why they so quickly had a bunch of deaths and they still have 295 people in serious/critical condition.

I trust the Italians with their numbers, but I also think they just like the Swiss do not know what is all still out there.
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In the beginning it already hit a bunch of elderly/weak people by spreads in hospitals which also explains why they so quickly had a bunch of deaths and they still have 295 people in serious/critical condition.

I trust the Italians with their numbers, but I also think they just like the Swiss do not know what is all still out there.
The Patient Zero camped out freely in the hospital while they had emergency meetings trying to figure out what to do before he finally got tested. After 36 hours.

There isn't much preventative thinking, the "no panic" attitude switches to "holy molly....what now".
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Re: Coronavirus

Kinda feels like we're just about to hit a major explosion of cases in Europe.. Exponential.

Wether China were reporting correctly or not, they're radical containment methods have probably worked ..
Here in Europe it feels pretty half hearted, a bit too little, too late.. Travel is still largely unrestricted, people seem quite laid back still.. Cancelling big events and closing schools is fine but many of these people are likely already infected and largely free to wander and travel.
What are all these Italian school kids gonna do for two weeks? Stay home??
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Old 04.03.2020, 20:35
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Bit better and my wife and the boy have good temperatures. Now probably a couple of days to cough all the shit up :P

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Glad to hear it.
You're almost at the point when you can have a toddy of your favourite tipple, for medicinal purposes of course, and to aid a restful night's sleep.
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I trust the Italians with their numbers, but I also think they just like the Swiss do not know what is all still out there.
Same, and I think family structure might be a factor too. Perhaps they have closer contact, or live with their elderly relatives. I don't know, but something made them have significantly higher numbers than other European countries. Mind you, I thought Geneva would have had more cases as the first UK 'super spreader' passed through GVA twice.
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Re: Coronavirus

Another live press-conference about change of rules.

Bunch of talk about these times and how they have to balance and don't want to forbid social life etc.. etc..

Events with more than 1.000 people are forbidden. (already was like that)

Events with 150 to 1.000 people need cantonal approval and there should be a risk analysis, These events should also have clear prevention rulings and education towards the visitors, people who are ill should be kept out.

Journalist asks: What changed?
Answer: Nothing.



(they actually want to streamline the procedures so not each kanton has their own set of rulings)

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