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Message 2059944 - Posted: 24 Oct 2020, 4:40:42 UTC
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The world's daily case count set another record in the last reporting period of over 490,000 cases taking the total count past 42.4 million along with over 1,148,700 deaths with the U.S. tossing in over 81K of those as they continue to lead in both counts.

[edit] Meanwhile in the U.S. Texas became the 1st state to pass 900,000 cases closely followed by California to that mark, but on the whole that whole country is going wild (in more ways than 1), and even West Virginia has passed our worse state here case wise and even though they have just over half the deaths that our state of Victoria has Victoria has around 5 million more people living in it.[/edit]

Meanwhile, little Luxembourg (101st) looks set to be the next entry in the top 100, but how long can a country of just over 620,000 people can sustain their current pace is to be seen. Slovenia has jumped into 92nd place as Georgia jumps up to 88th, Bosnia and Herzegovina (78th) is picking up the pace to try and avoid being shuffled down the pack further while Myanmar has made it into 75th place as they begin their trek to close in on the next pack that Tunisia has just caught the tail end of. Jordan has jumped into 70th spot as Hungary moved into 67th.

Costa Rica became the 47th country to pass 100,000 cases only to have Switzerland come along and knock them out of 47th spot as Sweden puts in another burst to retake 43rd, Portugal is now up to 41st while Romania became the 31st country to pass 200,000 cases. Poland passed Canada to take 29th place while the Ukraine has taken up 23rd, Germany has turned up the screws to make a few moves to retake 17th place while becoming the 17th country to pass 400,000 cases as the U.K. became the 11th country to pass 800,000 cases and France became the 7th country to enter the >1 million club.

Well that half a million daily cases looks like it isn't far away now as a lot of countries are currently getting wildly out of control. :-(
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Message 2059980 - Posted: 24 Oct 2020, 22:51:46 UTC

put the items together.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/business/first-firefighting-robot-in-america-lafd-trnd/index.html
The Thermite RS3, the first robotic firefighting vehicle in the United States, was scheduled to arrive at the news conference the morning of October 13, but it was diverted to a major emergency structure fire in the fashion district in Downtown Los Angeles earlier that day.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is the first in the nation to add a robotic firefighting vehicle to its fleet. The roughly $277,000 purchase was made by the LAFD Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting the department.
"The point is we cannot afford to lose firefighters. We would much rather lose a piece of machinery, so we would put this into situations we would not put firefighters in due to significant hazards," Scott told CNN.


https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/05/trump-acknowledges-some-coronavirus-deaths-will-result-from-reopening.html
“It’s possible there will be some [deaths] because you won’t be locked into an apartment or house or whatever it is,” Trump told ABC’s David Muir in a rare network news interview. “But at the same time, we’re going to practice social distancing, we’re going to be washing hands, we’re going to be doing a lot of the things that we’ve learned to do over the last period of time.”
“There’ll be more death, that the virus will pass, with or without a vaccine. And I think we’re doing very well on the vaccines but, with or without a vaccine, it’s going to pass, and we’re going to be back to normal,” Trump said.
“The people of our country are warriors,” Trump said during a roundtable earlier in the day. “I’m not saying anything is perfect. Yes, will some people be affected? Yes. Will some people be affected badly? Yes. But we have to get our country opened and we have to get it open soon.”


https://ourworldindata.org/covid-health-economy
This chart shows the scale of the recent economic decline across 38 countries for which the latest GDP data is available.
US 9.5%

Calculus, LAFD willing to lose a $277,000 machine so that puts the value of a human life at least that much and likely considerable more. US Covid deaths 244,000. That is a $66,480,000,000.00 cost. Obviously the death count will be higher before it is done.
US GDP $20,540,000,000,000.00 loss = $1,951,000,000,000
Value of person $7,995,000.

Before you finish you math remember each person lost can't earn or spend, so more deaths means less possible sales later.

You hear the screams open it all up. Now you know what those people value human life at.
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Message 2060016 - Posted: 26 Oct 2020, 2:15:02 UTC
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Well as countries around the world go birko the world's cases total has passed 42.3 million and deaths passed 1,158,800.

Little Luxembourg has made it into 100th spot, Slovenia is up to 90th, Georgia is into 85th, Croatia is now at 82nd while Bosnia and Herzegovina grabbed 77th as Slovakia jumped into 76th. Tunisia is into 73rd, Jordan is into 69th, Ireland is up to 65th, Hungary jumped into 63rd and Austria moved into 55th.

Belgium not only moved into 28th, but they also joined the 300,000 club, Italy moved into 14th place while becoming the 15th to pass 500,000 infections while the U.K. takes up a position to make an assault on Peru (9th) and Mexico (10th). France became the 7th country to pass the 1 million mark (and is enjoying a provisional 5th spot until Spain's weekend numbers finally come in) while Colombia became the 8th to that mark.

Russia has passed 1.5 million cases, but even with their pick up in pace their 4th spot could be under threat, Brazil looks to be only adding their test numbers once a week now, but their 3rd place is safe as they approach 5.4 million cases. India has passed 7.9 million infections (that they know of) while what can 1 say about the U.S. as they approach 8.9 million cases and pass 230,000 deaths?

But what I can't understand are all the idiots all over the world protesting at lockdowns that they themselves have brought about by not following the safety instructions issued and then I guess that they will blame others for the further spread of this virus and even greater lockdowns. :-(
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Message 2060021 - Posted: 26 Oct 2020, 6:32:30 UTC - in response to Message 2060016.  

Well as countries around the world go birko the world's cases total has passed 42.3 43.3 million and deaths passed 1,158,800.

Little Luxembourg has made it into 100th spot, Slovenia is up to 90th, Georgia is into 85th, Croatia is now at 82nd while Bosnia and Herzegovina grabbed 77th as Slovakia jumped into 76th. Tunisia is into 73rd, Jordan is into 69th, Ireland is up to 65th, Hungary jumped into 63rd and Austria moved into 55th.

Belgium not only moved into 28th, but they also joined the 300,000 club, Italy moved into 14th place while becoming the 15th to pass 500,000 infections while the U.K. takes up a position to make an assault on Peru (9th) and Mexico (10th). France became the 7th country to pass the 1 million mark (and is enjoying a provisional 5th spot until Spain's weekend numbers finally come in) while Colombia became the 8th to that mark.

Russia has passed 1.5 million cases, but even with their pick up in pace their 4th spot could be under threat, Brazil looks to be only adding their test numbers once a week now, but their 3rd place is safe as they approach 5.4 million cases. India has passed 7.9 million infections (that they know of) while what can 1 say about the U.S. as they approach 8.9 million cases and pass 230,000 deaths?

But what I can't understand are all the idiots all over the world protesting at lockdowns that they themselves have brought about by not following the safety instructions issued and then I guess that they will blame others for the further spread of this virus and even greater lockdowns. :-(
I made a slight mistake with that total.
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Message 2060069 - Posted: 27 Oct 2020, 4:50:19 UTC

Love him or hate him, he does hit home at times.
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Message 2060082 - Posted: 27 Oct 2020, 13:02:38 UTC
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Is there a lesson to be learned here?

Edit.
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - Go away.
2020 Welcome, that'll do nicely.
Lesson learnt?
"Even after the coronavirus pandemic has ended and our normal lives are resumed, I think many people around the world have been traumatised by this experience and might have fears for future viruses.
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Message 2060112 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 2:34:28 UTC

Well yesterday's reporting period saw the world's total case numbers pass 44.2 million while deaths passed 1,171,000. :-(

The U.S. (1st) has now passed 9 million cases along with over 232,000 deaths while India (2nd) passed 7,988,800 cases with over 120,000 deaths as Brazil (3rd) records over 5,440,900 and almost 158,000 deaths. Russia (4th) now has France (5th) closing in on it followed by Spain, Argentina and Colombia while the U.K. has returned to 9th place as Mexico holds onto 10th spot.

Malaysia kicked Australia out of 86th place followed by North Macedonia that has taken 87th, Bulgaria has moved into 78th, Jordan is now up to 64th spot while Hungry jumped into 61st, Lebanon is now in 58th as Austria passed China for 54th spot and Belarus has taken up 50th place.

Switzerland is now in 39th place while the Netherlands moves up to 26th, Belgium has taken up 24th as the Ukraine moved into 22nd spot, Bangladesh became the 18th country to pass 400,000 cases and Germany has taken 16th place.

Asia still leads the regional count with over 13,312,000 cases (they do have the largest population count as well) with North America coming in 2nd with over 10,814,000 infections, but leads the death count with almost 346,000, followed by South America with over 9,465,000 cases while Europe is closing in fast with over 8,857,000 as Africa comes in 5th with over 1,747,500 while back in a lonely 6th place comes Oceania with 36,570 (but we're just a small group of islands).

Anyhow that's enough for me today and I'm going off to recover from this morning's mowing.
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Message 2060172 - Posted: 29 Oct 2020, 2:32:38 UTC

Well it has happened, the daily case count has passed 503,000+ (with almost half of those coming from Europe) taking the world's total past 44,740,000 along with over 1,178,500 deaths. :-O

The U.S. continues to lead the way with over 80,000 daily infections along with over 1,000 more deaths taking their totals past 9,119,800 and 233,000. India has passed 8 million infections and 120,000 deaths while Brazil continues to idle along in a clear 3rd place by cases and 2nd by deaths as Russia's 4th spot becomes increasingly under threat as France powers along at over twice Russia's daily cases count. Meanwhile the U.K. (9th) is on course to break the 1 million mark in 3 days while Mexico became the 10th country to pass 900,000 cases.

Anyhow I'll head back down the list.

Lithuania has surged up to 104th place and will be the next into the top 100 while Angola (111th) and Sri Lanka (112th) are in a race to see who'll be the next. Little Luxembourg has jumped up 2 spots to 98th while Slovenia did the same to gain 88th place, Georgia has moved up another spot to 84th as Serbia takes over 80th, Bulgaria is now up into 77th and Slovakia is up to 75th and now threatens Myanmar's place.

Jordan is now in 63rd place as Armenia takes 56th and now has its sights on China, Portugal moved into 40th spot while Switzerland jumped up 3 spots to 36th, Poland passed Czechia to take up 28th place and the Netherlands dumped Israel out of 26th. Belgium has removed Saudi Arabia from 23rd place while Indonesia became the 19th country to pass 400,000 cases and Italy has taken 13th place from Iran.

More moves are expected as many other countries are closing large gaps pretty quickly in this wild wild world.
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Message 2060243 - Posted: 30 Oct 2020, 3:16:32 UTC

The last reporting period was another record breaker with over 545,900 infections being reported so far for it (there are still several countries still to report, but Europe contributed over 279,000 of them) taking the total cases past 45,313,000 and deaths past 1,185,700. :-(

The U.S. continues to lead the way with their own record breaking daily count of 91,530 along with another 1,000+ deaths taking their totals well past 9,212,000 and 234,100, but Trump keeps lying by still telling everyone that they have rounded the corner (well if that's rounding the corner then it's certainly the wrong 1).

Lithuania has jumped up 2 spots to 102nd, little Luxembourg passed Zambia to take up 97th position, Slovenia jumped both North Macedonia and Malaysia into 86th, Georgia took 83rd from Greece, Croatia leapt over both Afghanistan and Serbia to take over 80th place, Bulgaria slipped past Ghana into 76th while Slovakia did the same to Myanmar to move into 74th spot as Jordan knocked Nigeria out of 62nd and Hungary didn't even blink as they jumped over Uzbekistan into 60th place.

Austria zoomed past Venezuela to take over 53rd spot, Costa Rica finally got a move done on Egypt to claim 46th while Sweden currently 43rd) is still trying to hide their ever increasing infection rate by overly late reporting (but they're getting close to making a passing move on both Kuwait and the Dominican Republic), Portugal put in a long jump past the U.A.E., Panama and Qatar to take up 32nd place as Switzerland leapt right on past Bolivia into 35th, Romania did Canada out of 30th as Poland blew right past Israel and into 27th place.

I'm sure that there'll be a few more moves put on by the Europeans tomorrow.
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Message 2060255 - Posted: 30 Oct 2020, 7:07:38 UTC

Trump keeps lying by still telling everyone that they have rounded the corner

But what if Trump's corner is the corner to unstoppable infection and death rates?
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Message 2060261 - Posted: 30 Oct 2020, 11:03:41 UTC - in response to Message 2060243.  

The U.S. continues to lead the way with their own record breaking daily count of 91,530 along with another 1,000+ deaths

Donald Trump Jr. said covid-19 deaths are at ‘almost nothing.’ The virus killed more than 1,000 Americans the same day.
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Message 2060282 - Posted: 30 Oct 2020, 16:42:08 UTC
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The covid-19 virus going around Europe and causing a spike in many countries has been traced to mutation that originated in Spain and was initiated at a superspreading event among farm workers during the summer.
So we thank those who insisted on a break in the sun for our present lockdowns in the rest of Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-54745196/page/2 at 12:08
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Message 2060283 - Posted: 30 Oct 2020, 16:44:14 UTC - in response to Message 2060255.  

Trump keeps lying by still telling everyone that they have rounded the corner
But what if Trump's corner is the corner to unstoppable infection and death rates?
Well his rallies are now being classed as "super spreader events", but maybe that's his plan, to see at what speed he can take that corner at before running off the rails. :-O
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Message 2060331 - Posted: 31 Oct 2020, 9:07:04 UTC

The world's case total sailed right on past 45.8 million care of another record breaking daily count of over 573,600 (with a few more to get added to that as yet) and along with a high of 7,490+ deaths (a number that hasn't been seen since last April and only 1K short of the early peak) taking that total to over 1,193,200. Europe put in just shy of 300K of those, but Sweden will push it above that when they finally report their ever increasing infection numbers, while also passing South America's total case numbers and are closing in fast on North America. :-(

Not to be outdone by India (who I thought would've been the 1st to do this) the U.S. has set a new daily case record that busted the 100K mark and setting the bar to at least 101,461 for the moment taking their massive case total to over 9.3 million while their death toll sailed past 235,000 (will they get to 240,000 by election day?), but I guess that that's just their "Dog Given Right" to spread the virus as they see fit to as many as possible in action. :-(

Croatia removed Denmark from 79th spot while Slovakia leapt 3 places into 71st, Tunisia scraped past Singapore into 68th as Jordan took 61st from Uzbekistan, Armenia breezed past China into 55th spot and Austria leapt 3 spots up into 50th place just missing out on adding Japan to that, but I guess that they need someone to pass tomorrow.

Poland blew past Pakistan into 26th spot (but they landed on the Netherlands' rear door) as Belgium also performed a 3 place leap into 20th while Indonesia removed Bangladesh from 18th place (but that will short lived if Belgium has it's way), Germany didn't even blink as they shot past Chile into 15th (they also became the 16th country to pass the 500,000 cases mark), Iran became the 14th country to pass 600,000 and Peru became the 11th country to pass 900,000 infections.

Meanwhile the U.K. is set to become the 9th country to join the 1 million club during this reporting period as France passes 1.3 million cases and is preforming like an Exocet missile as they zero in on Russia. :-O

There were a few other more small movements, but until the full numbers are in they'd only be provisional at this stage.

1 thing is for sure sadly, this madness gripping the world ATM will continue until a proven vaccine (or more) comes along and gets distributed world wide, but then just and as sadly we'll have to deal with the anti-vaccers, the conspiracy theorists and religious nutters to deal with. :-(
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Message 2060399 - Posted: 1 Nov 2020, 12:20:40 UTC - in response to Message 2060331.  

... but then just and as sadly we'll have to deal with the anti-vaccers, the conspiracy theorists and religious nutters to deal with. :-(
I'm none of those 3, however there is a grain of truth with the anti-vaccers. Several years ago I got given the Flu jab - never again, ended up with the worst dose ever experienced & I'm not the only in this city to experience that.

Meanwhile on this side of the pond...
The fiasco continues
"Actually a lockdown is only introduced when governments have lost control of the situation and we have to accept that."
I'm old enough to clearly remember the last time the government lost control - took them 3 decades to regain control.
When/if the world returns to some semblance of normalcy, will the world finally wake up & considering how much Covid-19 has already cost, invest more into medical science/research?

Personally, I think pigs will fly 1st.
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Message 2060403 - Posted: 1 Nov 2020, 13:02:25 UTC
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When this is all over, will Londoners continue with their "North of Watford" snobbery?
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Section 114 anyone?
Financial capitol of the world?
TfL documents show London is one of the only cities in the world that does not receive government funding to support the operating costs of its transport network.
L.T.E. had its fair share of problems but nothing like this.

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At least other nations are handling it better.
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Message 2060447 - Posted: 1 Nov 2020, 22:04:49 UTC

I was just looking at some stats and at current rates South Korea will take us out of 89th spot (by total cases) in about 8 days (but they do have about twice Australia's population of 25.5 million so who's going to argue with that?) while the U.S. state of West Virginia (population of around 1,778,000) looks to also pass us at around the same time, then there looks like a race could be on to see who'll pass us next between Luxembourg (population about 630,000 and currently 95th), who looks to do that in about 10 days time, and Lithuania (population 2.7 million and currently 100th), who is producing fast increasing daily numbers and currently set to do the job in 11 days, but could build up enough momentum yet do it in less.

Our Kiwi cousins across the ditch (population of about 5.5 million) are having a bit of a tussle with Lesotho (population around 2.1 million) over 160th and 161st places while Vietnam (97.3 million) is down in 165th spot.

Anyhow, I just thought that was something to ponder.
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Message 2060455 - Posted: 2 Nov 2020, 6:16:24 UTC

The last reporting period saw the world's total count case pass 46.8 million while deaths passed 1.2 million, :-(

Well Lithuania has made it into 100th place, Luxembourg jumped up to 95th while Slovenia took over 85th, Greece must of got sick of others passing them and retook 83rd spot back from Georgia, Serbia moved up to 79th as Croatia took over 78th place, Bulgaria leapt up to 74th place and Azerbaijan took up 72nd.

Slovakia leapt into 68th place as Tunisia into 67th, Hungary is up to 59th while Lebanon now has 57th, Austria put in a massive leap into 47th spot, the U.A.E. slipped into 39th and Portugal also must of got sick of being passed by others as well and are mounting a fightback up to 36th. Czechia slipped into 27th as the Netherlands moved into 25th, Poland leapt into 23rd spot while the Ukraine took over 21st, Belgium became the 20th country to pass 400,000 cases while leaping into 18th and Italy became the 13th country to pass 700,000 cases.

The next reporting period should have Spain's (6th) and Switzerland's (35th) weekend numbers added (unless there's a public holiday going on), which should be interesting, while we'll have to wait a further 36hrs later to get Sweden's (43rd), but I expect the later 2 to make moves up the list.

Will we see a daily case number for the world breaking the 600,000 case barrier this week?
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Message 2060499 - Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 1:12:34 UTC
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So far, for the UK, our expensive "Test and Trace" system has failed to be effective, as shown by the rampant increase in COVID-19 infections that are now racing to our latest scare that our hospitals are soon to become overwhelmed...


Might this new strategy redeem the idea of the Test-and-Trace?...

Liverpool to be regularly tested for coronavirus in first whole city testing pilot
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Everyone living or working in Liverpool will be offered COVID-19 testing, whether they have symptoms or not...

... new, rapid turnaround tests deployed

all residents and workers will be offered repeat COVID-19 testing, even if asymptomatic, to find more positive cases and break chains of transmission...



Of all the COVID-19 "hot spots" in the UK, Liverpool is likely the most 'difficult' example to try!...

Here's to some military determination and to good luck all round for at long last getting ahead of the superspreaders!!


In high hopes!!

Stay safe!
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Message 2060514 - Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 8:42:25 UTC - in response to Message 2060499.  

Might this new strategy redeem the idea of the Test-and-Trace?...

Liverpool to be regularly tested for coronavirus in first whole city testing pilot
Only if they live up to the second part of their name. I searched that Press Release for 'trace', and it turned up nine times - eight of them in the name of the organisation. The only reference to actual tracing in the whole document is this paragraph:

Anyone who tests positive, using either a lateral flow test or an existing swab test, must self-isolate along with their household immediately and their contacts will be traced. Those who test negative will need to continue to follow all national guidance.
Doesn't say who by, doesn't say how fast, doesn't say whether this is forward tracing (who am I going to give it to next?) or reverse tracing (which super-spreader did I get it from?).

There's more analysis in the BBC reporting, but still not enough.
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