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Gymkata wrote:
Number24 wrote:

Trump certainly says whatever he wants ……

China isn't trustworthy at all, but the fact that the President visited Wuhan and some of the domestic restrictions are being lifted indicates the worst is probably over. Correspondents from democracies also say things are getting better.

I really hope that the worst IS over and that we can all start living normal lives in a couple of months, but everything that I've read about this situation from actual experts in the field indicates the real possibilities of the following:
- the virus mutating and causing a second wave of infections.
- restrictions being dropped too soon, causing a second wave of infections as people grow complacent.

The best way to beat this, especially until a proven vaccine is created, is to keep up the social distancing/isolation for a while after the rate of new infections go down so as to KEEP those infections going down.  Rushing this will only cause secondary and tertiary epidemics.

I agree on what you say, but just to be clear I was talking about China.

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I was talking about 'in general' and could apply to China.

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OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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It could, but my impression is that China and possibly South Korea has passed the peak. S-Korea has done a great job fight ing the virus.

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Posted this on Facebook, and thought I would share it here.

I was cleaning out my wallet, and found this...I had bought myself and my brother T-shirts to commemorate our visit, where we saw an amazing Black Sabbath 50th Anniversary tribute show - and had an encounter with a (possible) femme fatale wanna-be, who ended up being ejected by security...seemingly in another century, another world, and another lifetime...the date on the receipt is 3 March 2020.

I had met and exchanged pleasantries with movie star Ron Perlman a few hours earlier, at Musso & Frank (an historic Hollywood restaurant/martini bar).

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency the next day...and the next Bond movie’s release was pushed back to November. At the time, I felt both moves were overreactions. But I have come to believe that I was wrong. That Wednesday night, I attended a sold-out KISS show at the Staples Center...I have since wondered if COVID-19 was in the room that night.

I had a cold shortly after my return, but have never spiked a fever, so I am 99.9% sure that I dodged it on the West Coast. But I am an ‘Essential Worker’ who stocks shelves in a local big-box retailer, which now feels a little bit like being a chopper pilot in Vietnam. I see customers hug, kiss, and shake hands with each other...and I know that people aren’t really taking it seriously.

Yet.

Take it seriously, dear friends. Stay well.  ajb007/cheers

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Higgins wrote:

That‘s exactly what my wife says.
She loves Jogi Löw!

How certain are you, that I'm not her, mein schatz?  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Everyone knows she's really Asp9mm..
.

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Gymkata wrote:

He can say whatever he wants; closing the states is not up to him, it's up to the governors, and most of the sane ones are looking at the big picture in terms of flattening the curve.  I mean, I agree that we don't want to demolish the economy BUT we absolutely cannot say that lives are less important than the stock market.

And then there are these kind of people...

"Texas Lt. Governor Thinks Old People Are Happy to Sacrifice Themselves to Coronavirus to Save the Economy"
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akw8 … he-economy

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"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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Barbel wrote:

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Everyone knows she's really Asp9mm..
.

She could never pull strings like Asp9mm does with his blunt and natural stupidity  ajb007/mad

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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0073 wrote:

And then there are these kind of people...

"Texas Lt. Governor Thinks Old People Are Happy to Sacrifice Themselves to Coronavirus to Save the Economy"
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akw8 … he-economy

Only in Texas.....

We‘ve seen this some days ago and watched it basically with our mouths open  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed
And people have been voting those kind of people into office. Stunning!

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Gro Harlem Brundtland, a doctor, former PM (the Utøya terrorist planned to cut her head off) and former leader of the World Health Organisation, says:

"Most countries have failed to make the necessary preperations and [improve] readiness to handle global outbreaks and pandemics - in spite of clear warnings from WHO and other central institutions and competent Professional communities".

She was in charge of the report that was delivered to the World Bank and WHO in September 2019 called «A World at Risk from Deadly Pandemics». The leaders of the world were warned.

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Sadly, too many people, companies, governments are not very good at being proactive and mediocre when reactive.

The first question (and deal breaker) business usually asks itself when it comes to introducing proactive Business Continuity planning and Health & Safety measures is not how much will this SAVE our company in the event but how much will this COST our company to set-up.. ajb007/rolleyes

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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It has been just reported, that Boris Johnson has been infected with Corona

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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In Finland we have laws for preparedness in case of crisis. For example pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and distributors are required by law to maintain stock in case of crisis. This is because of, well you all know our geopolitical position....

Also our National Emergency Supply Organization maintains stockpiles of supplies needed in any armed or civilian national emergency. The need for these came apparent in this current crisis, because already those stockpiles were dug into for certain supplies that threaten to run out in hospitals.

There seem to be a very narrow marginal for any increase in the need for emergency hospital care in any of the western countries these days.

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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Finland has a good reputation when it comes to readiness. If I'm not mistaken every Finn of working age gets a letter each year stating their role in case of crisis or war.

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Same in the UK, Working Class like myself are eh ? .... what's the word again ..?
In time of War, we're ..... Cannon Fodder  ajb007/wink

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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0073 wrote:

In Finland we have laws for preparedness in case of crisis. For example pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and distributors are required by law to maintain stock in case of crisis. This is because of, well you all know our geopolitical position....

Also our National Emergency Supply Organization maintains stockpiles of supplies needed in any armed or civilian national emergency. The need for these came apparent in this current crisis, because already those stockpiles were dug into for certain supplies that threaten to run out in hospitals.

There seem to be a very narrow marginal for any increase in the need for emergency hospital care in any of the western countries these days.

After the current events, will toiletpaper be added to those lists?

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Higgins wrote:
0073 wrote:

In Finland we have laws for preparedness in case of crisis. For example pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and distributors are required by law to maintain stock in case of crisis. This is because of, well you all know our geopolitical position....

Also our National Emergency Supply Organization maintains stockpiles of supplies needed in any armed or civilian national emergency. The need for these came apparent in this current crisis, because already those stockpiles were dug into for certain supplies that threaten to run out in hospitals.

There seem to be a very narrow marginal for any increase in the need for emergency hospital care in any of the western countries these days.

After the current events, will toiletpaper be added to those lists?

Good question. After all the country is full of pine forest and not deciduous (leaf) forest  ajb007/shifty

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Higgins wrote:
0073 wrote:

In Finland we have laws for preparedness in case of crisis. For example pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and distributors are required by law to maintain stock in case of crisis. This is because of, well you all know our geopolitical position....

Also our National Emergency Supply Organization maintains stockpiles of supplies needed in any armed or civilian national emergency. The need for these came apparent in this current crisis, because already those stockpiles were dug into for certain supplies that threaten to run out in hospitals.

There seem to be a very narrow marginal for any increase in the need for emergency hospital care in any of the western countries these days.

After the current events, will toiletpaper be added to those lists?

We all have bidés, no need to hoard tp.  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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What's the most controversial anti-Corona meassure among our hardy Nordic neighbours in the east?

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Boris Johnson has been found guilty, er, positive and is now self-isolating. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, too.

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The irony is, that he‘s probably caught the virus at a time when he stated that it was the birth right for every Brit to hang out in a pub.

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Higgins wrote:

It has been just reported, that Boris Johnson has been infected with Corona

Barbel wrote:

Boris Johnson has been found guilty, er, positive and is now self-isolating. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, too.

And old news, Barbel, use the search function before posting  ajb007/tongue

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President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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I only hope that Anyone who has it, can pull through and  recover   ajb007/martini

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Higgins wrote:

And old news, Barbel, use the search function before posting  ajb007/tongue

But then I wouldn't have been able to get my joke in, Higgy.

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I  hope no AJB members or their families and friends are infected. My cousin has Corona. I haven't seen him in years, but I haven't heard any talk of it being a serious case. If anyone here or theirr family is infected I'm sure they'll get nothing but support and kind words here in AJB  ajb007/smile