For the most part leftist millennials are not dying. Their conservative parents and grandparents are dying. The only thing I can blame President Trump for is the unwillingness to learn from other nations' mistakes.
You saw Italy descend into chaos.
When you had a month's advance notice, the resulting devastation is on you.
Its not just the US who were slow to act to be fair.
Had the US army not failed so badly, america would have proboly bombed a lot of infants in its invasion of cuba.
I could never hit what I was aiming for but had great grouping.
Friend just lost her grandfather to it.
Almost 2.5k deaths in the UK now.
The crisis did in some way bail out the UK goverment on both sides of the isle.
Boris is unlikely to face any real leadership challenge or heavy critisim from his own side (for now) and the lefts lack of leadership is also out of the public eye.
No one is talking about Brexit anymore.
Then again, this is a real crisis and political wrangling should take a back seat.
Its going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
Maby other nations have accepted that, America must too.
Dyson is working on a low cost vent over here along with a few others IIRC.
Also animal vents can be adapted to humans with some modification I read.
Yeah buts its Florida, if you added the remaining life expantancy of the entire population together its like what 7 minutes.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street.
He said he had experienced mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough, but would continue to lead the government.
England's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he had also tested positive while England's Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty, has shown symptoms.
Another 181 people died with the virus in the past day, figures showed.
It takes the total number of UK deaths to 759, with 14,543 confirmed cases.
The daily coronavirus news conference was led by Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove, alongside deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries and NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens.
Small towns may have five thousand people, but they don't have five hundred ventilators... They don't even have five.
There is the rub, and what happens when most of these people are older.
There is not a healthcare system in the world that can handle something like this if it gets bad.
What about the post I made do you not agree with wee jewrose? How is giving money to people who are third generation welfare drug addicts the same as hard working Americans who were told to leave their jobs to save the world the same?
Break it down any way you like... Hopefully in your free education system they discussed.... logic?
Welfare is Welfare. Tax payers money is tax payers money.
Basically what Trump is saying is that he wants to get states and areas not affected much by this back to work as soon as possible. He actually did say that he did not "want the cure to be worse than the virus"
Again... he is ahead of the curve on this. The two weeks was to flatten the curve. at this point tho it looks like we are handling it well.... we need to get areas not so affected back to work. that is what he is saying... and maybe extend the quarantines in areas that are high hit with high infection rates.
A lot of doctors are not on board with this tho.
We are still in the very early stages of this crisis, the focus needs to be on production of medial equipment such a ventilators and a focus on medical research, also drafting of medical personnel such as final year medial students and retired doctors/nurses.
Also we need to prepare for the 2nd wave come winter.
Its far to early to talk about restarting the economy, maybe this time next year if we are in a better position. But we still don’t know what the total casualty rate is going to be.
America is behind the curve on the timeline is this crisis, and due to its population will most likely be one of the last to recover.
See also Russia and India.
Its too late to close borders, the best thing now is to hunker down and get through this as best we can, fuck the economy, this is a global pandemic.
Right now in various countries people are going to work and coming back and dying or infecting the family, you can dice roll it and your 21 year old healthy kid dies, or you mother or whatever, this is what is happening in the rest of the world and is/will happen in America.
This is going to be the new normal for a least a year and a half, get used to it.
The government is giving you back some of your money to stay home cause they told you that you had to in order to save the world = not socialism
The government is giving you other peoples money to stay home because you are lazy and stupid but vote for them = socialism
Mental gymnastics gold medal winner.
That shitbag Trump is a total disaster.
A bit late but we are there, Schools and universities are mostly if not fully shut, Non-essential buissness told to close their doors, you are only permitted out of your home for:
- Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible
- One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk, or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. This includes moving children under the age of 18 between their parents' homes, where applicable. Key workers or those with children identified as vulnerable can continue to take their children to school
- Travelling to and from work, but only where work absolutely cannot be done from home
And thats it pretty much, police will enforce it as best they can, goverment is telling people with dangerous conditions to stay home and is arranging for food parcels and any needed medicines to be delievered, army is helping out with that.
If you cannot due your company being shutdown for the virus, the goverment will give you 80% of your pay.
Thankfully my company has put us on full pay for the next few months.
Well, I guess I can catch up on my games and reading.
No idea who long this will go on for, I think its three weeks at the moment.
And demanded ID, to search your vehicle etc. Would you let them?