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Coronavirus Disease Information - Covid-19

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by Amulet, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. SunPa

    SunPa Platinum IL'ite

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    Two weeks ago when DD had a trip to NJ , I was worried. Singapore was just then raised the level from Yellow to Orange and we didnt know how bad it could get. My worry was what if US suddenly introduces a ban/quarantine for visitors from Singapore , she could find herself stuck there, all alone.

    And look and how things have flipped. The situation at US is rapidly worsening and things have sort of stabilized here .Boy, was I glad when she boarded the flight and reached here this morning.

    Things have kind of more stable now. BCP ( Business Continuity Plan) has been implemented at a lot of workplaces, temp checks, and aggressive testing and contact tracing of patients - with close contacts under quarantine or Stay home orders have helped spread.
     
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    Thanks @Amulet , you overestimate my level of intellect.
    @startinganew , do read it, it is precisely the kind of heavy stuff that helped me doze off. :-D
    and this is precisely why I love you @Amulet
     
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    You know.... the annual influenza season starts in September, and in colder climates people go off to their doctors, and pharmacists, and get their influenza vaccine injections. And then in larger populations a few thousand people die (these are never counted as abnormal, because they fall close to the expected life span) each year. Come spring-time, all is back to normal. And the influenza vaccine developing laboratories continue to monitor for genetic variations (within their own labs) and develop vaccines for the next season. When something unusual crops up, with a higher mortality rate (a clinical term to soften the impact of saying "death"), there is more of a challenge for these vaccine developers.

    And eventually when warm weather rolls in, in the northern hemisphere, there'd be no more influenza. The really odd absence of Covid-19 in Africa and India (for the most part...) makes me wonder about the viral influenzas and hot weathers. What happens in the northern hemisphere summers, when the southern hemisphere is colder and more receptive to viruses ?

    Happy to see that your child is safe. Many in the west are now beginning to appreciate the stupidity of shaking hands when we meet strangers. Our tendency to touch our own face has to be trained out. How to touch a chin (to help think) and how to scratch a nose, when not gloved are all things that will soon be trending. Put iphone on vibrate and use it to soothe wherever it itches? I am sure there'd be app's galore to help people deal with this.

    I am hearing rumors that USA is planning to offer more time to income tax return filers. Some other countries are doing that too.
     
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    :hello:Thousands of handshakes inside the diamond princess could be the cause of spread of virus in other nations in northern hemisphere and Italy.
    Yokohama harbour Covid19?,?,!.
     
  5. Amulet

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    You may be right. However, when whoever on the ship was allowed to get off on terra_firma, people keep at least 1 meter inter body distance and bow. No touching at all in Japan.
    If you have a chance to watch a family drama on TV, watch a Korean or Japanese episode of one of those. Even in extremely serious mental anguish among close relatives who are completely certified to HUG as tightly as they want, they don't do it in front of camera. PDA is totally and absolutely anathema to the cultures. [PDA=public display of affections] Sometimes two young lovers would be shown on screen, full of affectionate emotion, rushing at each other from a distance, and as TV watchers and physicists who know what momentum can do, we'd expect those two to meld into one another in a collision and proceed onwards to whatever that might follow --- but NO ! THEY WILL STOP just in time, at a respectable distance, and the TV cameras would zoom on their faces, forcing them to express whatever they feel using facial isometric exercises. It would be painful to watch for a western taste, but that's what floats the boat in the east!! Weird behavior!!
     
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    :hello:I read @Amulet FB “ that is what keeps ...afloat”
    In the context of Indian culture, I have stated this differently in post

    Keep At Bay Coronavirus I9
    No touch among orthodox Brahmins in southern India a practice in vogue since centuries.
    Likewise our parents used to insist that whenever we enter home from outspdoors first thing is to wash feet even before entering our home.

    There are temples where devotees before entering the main praharam wash their feet and hands for which running water facility exists. In Vadapalani chennai temple famous for its size dedicated to Lord Muruga, at the entrance there is wide channel at the large entrance through which continuous running water would flow and the devotees entering would automatically get their feet washed.
    One can understand how difficult for authorities to contain this virus by reading in the link
    Telangana in combat mode after its first COVID-19 case
    Thanks and Regards.
     
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    The conclusion to this Vox video is that the human race is buggered.
     
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    I have ordered thermos water bottles in Amazon .. Afer opening it I saw it’s made in China wuhan .. I washed them .. do I need to worry about it .. it could have been imported to. uS long back only but it’s making me worried .. any one worried about making online purchases on amazon ..?
     

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