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I saw this coming, claims man who said it was going to be fine in january.

"We're seeing this coming" says world health organization in January.

No one saw this coming, says man who shows images of... err...

regional news sources and gaming news websites downplaying the virus and other websites mentioning that it doesn't kill everyone and spreads quickly, or at the time of writing hasn't spread very far.

Gee it's almost as if this virus wouldn't have been as much of a big deal because everyone counted on proper measures being taken!

You know mabye it's better if JR2 leaves the thread considering how much of an embarrassment this is. It's like he hasn't even read what any of those snippets say!

jr2 is an idiot but you have to understand that that's the fault of the chinese communist party
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Less personal attacks plox.

* Colonol Dekker completes his GD moderation quota for the duration of the lockdown.

 
i am sorry, i retract my personal attacks on the author and merely note that in substance jr2's posts are exclusively either a) mindbogglingly wrong or 2) totally inane regurgitations of some random news article

in fairness to him he has stuck entirely to category a) in this thread as he has been in Trump Defence Mode throughout

edit to add: in further fairness to him this is still, of course, all the fault of the chinese
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 07:45:15 am by Phantom Hoover »
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Oh look, Trump has tried to divert PPE manufacturing bound for allied countries into the US alone. Y'know, including in linked, integral supply chains like those between the US and Canada.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/us-politics/article-3m-to-make-more-face-masks-ramp-up-imports-to-us-after-trump-order/

Thankfully 3M is pushing back.
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i am sorry, i retract my personal attacks on the author and merely note that in substance jr2's posts are exclusively either a) mindbogglingly wrong or 2) totally inane regurgitations of some random news article

in fairness to him he has stuck entirely to category a) in this thread as he has been in Trump Defence Mode throughout

edit to add: in further fairness to him this is still, of course, all the fault of the chinese

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Meanwhile, on the Chinese tarmac:

https://www.google.fr/amp/s/amp.rfi.fr/en/europe/20200402-china-coronavirus-face-mask-france-stolen-us

At the same time to be fair, I suppose that’s a form of karma, given that we appropriated 50% of a Swedish load transitioning in Lyon.

All this will have long lasting political implications post covid. I wish that virus could at least rid us of a number of lunatic ****ers responsible for these decisions.

Last thing we need is a full blown price war on those wares.

 
It's okay the dutch had to reject half the masks becuase they weren't good enough.

 

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Just got both a flu and coronavirus test today at the doctor here in DC. I didn't even need to make an appointment (but I did call the doctor's office in the morning to give them a head's up). I guess someone in DC is getting their act (slightly) together because I thought it was going to be a lot more trouble to arrange a coronavirus test.

Both tests were done with a nose swab each, which took all of a minute. Influenza test came up negative (it only took a few minutes to finish the flu test, of course) so it turns out I probably just had a common cold when I got a sore throat and cough last week. It's gonna take another week to find out about the coronavirus test, but seeing as how I never got a fever or shortness of breath, either I didn't get it or I was lucky enough to have a really mild case of it. The really good news is, I feel fine now, almost fully recovered from that cold.

In any case, I told work that I was gonna continue to self-quarantine for another week while I waited for the coronavirus test. Essential profession or no, the supermarket managers were fine with me staying home for another week. No point in taking chances if I'm asymptomatic or not.
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Oh look, Trump has tried to divert PPE manufacturing bound for allied countries into the US alone. Y'know, including in linked, integral supply chains like those between the US and Canada.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/us-politics/article-3m-to-make-more-face-masks-ramp-up-imports-to-us-after-trump-order/

Thankfully 3M is pushing back.

This is outrageous (of the US). I'd like to see anyone try to defend it.

 

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Oh look, Trump has tried to divert PPE manufacturing bound for allied countries into the US alone. Y'know, including in linked, integral supply chains like those between the US and Canada.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/us-politics/article-3m-to-make-more-face-masks-ramp-up-imports-to-us-after-trump-order/

Thankfully 3M is pushing back.

This is outrageous (of the US). I'd like to see anyone try to defend it.

To be fair, it's outrageous of the Trump administration. Most of the US voted against the orange sh!tgibbon. But your point is taken. The Republican Party has been outdoing itself lately defending the indefensible (though they've been doing it for a long time now).
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Oh look, Trump has tried to divert PPE manufacturing bound for allied countries into the US alone. Y'know, including in linked, integral supply chains like those between the US and Canada.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/us-politics/article-3m-to-make-more-face-masks-ramp-up-imports-to-us-after-trump-order/

Thankfully 3M is pushing back.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52161995

Not always successfully. Meanwhile, China is busy trying to position themselves as the global leaders in the fight against the pandemic by giving out masks to everyone they can.
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To be fair, it's outrageous of the Trump administration. Most of the US voted against the orange sh!tgibbon.

Yeah, when I say "the US", I mean the Trump administration. Just like when I say "China", I mean the CCP.

 

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well I am a dentist and now I have to wear this **** at work

**** you COVID!!





Otherwise situation is still good here in Slovakia, only 471 confirmed infected in a country of 5.5 million. Almost all of them have either a history of coming from abroad or contact with known infected, no community spread confirmed yet. There is a ban on all non-essential businesses and gatherings. And a mandatory 2 week quarantine, either at home or in government centers, for everyone coming in from abroad or everyone who came in contact with suspected infected. There are talks of general ban on going outside your house during easter holidays because people often travel to visit family and friends at that time. Number of tests increased sixfold to 1800/day during last week while number of new infected cases decreased slightly, so I feel quite optimistic we may be actually getting this virus under control. This must be done sooner rather than later because while our economy can handle a month of almost complete shutdown, we certainly cannot afford to prolong this for a year at all...
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Don’t complain. At least you have protective gear.

 

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That's better protective gear than we get in the actual COVID wards.

I presume a lot of dental procedures aerosolise the particles hence the spacesuit?

 

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The thing that's really disturbing about jr2 is that he still doesn't give a **** about the disease. He's never managed to make the leap to talking about the pandemic as a serious issue. All he cares about is whether Trump did good or bad and what the liberals think about it.

 

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It's crazy to watch people, in real time, turn into that character in disaster movies who cares more about some petty political/interpersonal bull**** than the Actual Disaster. I never believed in the military guys in The Stand who cared more about covering up the source of the virus than about stopping it, but it turns out they're a documentary!

 

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When they'll make movies about this in a few decades they'll have to tone everything down because people born after the facts would never believe it.
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That's better protective gear than we get in the actual COVID wards.

I presume a lot of dental procedures aerosolise the particles hence the spacesuit?

Exactly. We try to postpone everything that we can but sometimes creating aerosols is inevitable. Also the patient is literally breathing onto you and cannot wear any mask himself. Dentists are among the most endangered medical professionals during this pandemic, except for those working on actual covid wards.

Also, I was lucky to see this coming before **** hit the fan and bought this gear before it was hopelessly sold out. Many of my colleagues are lucky to even have FFP2 respirators and are baking them in an oven for reuse..

EDIT: where are you from if I may ask? How does it look like on the wards?
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I work at the main covid hospital in regional South Western Australia. Cases are manageable but it is a pretty small hospital with limited resources. The remoteness helps and we have relatively few cases compared to other states.
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