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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #100 on: March 17, 2020, 05:53:09 PM »
Channel 7 had an "expert" on just now.

Asks him how do you catch it?
Him.  Just like any other virus, sneezing etc...

Me thinks.  HIV is a virus.  I'm going to get AIDS through sneezing!!!!


HIM. Good hygiene, wash hands....

Me thinks.  So if I wash my hands I can't get AIDS?


FFS get an "expert" who makes it straight forward for the numpties


 
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« Reply #101 on: March 17, 2020, 06:30:07 PM »
News article said today most airlines are Close to, if not already in, bankruptcy

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« Reply #102 on: March 17, 2020, 06:49:27 PM »
News article said today most airlines are Close to, if not already in, bankruptcy

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« Reply #103 on: March 17, 2020, 06:57:27 PM »
One thing to consider if you're working from home for a long period of time is make sure you go for a daily walk of at least an hour to get your vitamin D, and ensure you drink at least 2L of water a day. It is easy to just stay inside all day working from home, however you're typically more active at work and you need to maintain that balance.
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« Reply #104 on: March 17, 2020, 07:07:41 PM »
So the Americans have just done the first human trials on the vaccine..... hmmm....
It was all a hoax 3 days ago and then today, oh look we have this vaccine here, anyone want to buy some??

Perhaps the official Chinese statements on the virus origins where on to something.... ;)















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« Reply #105 on: March 17, 2020, 07:14:39 PM »
So the Americans have just done the first human trials on the vaccine..... hmmm....
It was all a hoax 3 days ago and then today, oh look we have this vaccine here, anyone want to buy some??

From what I have read, making a vaccine is actually pretty easy (for those that do it), the process to make sure it is safe an effective is what takes the time, and there is no real short cuts too it.

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« Reply #106 on: March 17, 2020, 08:01:54 PM »
A HIV drug and Malaria drug are working in test tubes.
So they will trial them soon. 
If that works then it will be full steam ahead as they are already tested and approved. Still months away though.
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« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2020, 09:04:47 AM »
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And maybe the next couple of months of online working from home might make some companies wake up and realize that you don't all need to be in one building, or even all in the same city?
... beat me to it. Another nail in the local airlines.
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« Reply #108 on: March 18, 2020, 09:28:28 AM »
Now that USA has the Covid-19 virus in its country, the Mexicans are pleading with Donald Trump to hurry up and finish building the Wall.
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« Reply #109 on: March 18, 2020, 09:48:22 AM »
PM talking this morning about new wave of restrictions being made likely to be inplace for atleast 6 months .. Gatherings  limited to 100 people  inside buildings unless its for visiting essential  places and  500 outdoors .. 
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/live-coverage-cinemas-pubs-face-100person-limit-under-corona-crackdown/live-coverage/705b48cadb35364c40449aa736b79daa
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« Reply #110 on: March 18, 2020, 10:28:25 AM »
I didnt realise that Australia had so many experts on the virus....regardless of their knowledge on the subject!!!!


Between the media, the govt, the "experts" and social media its no wonder people are carrying on as though the sky is falling!!!
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« Reply #111 on: March 18, 2020, 11:20:38 AM »


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« Reply #112 on: March 18, 2020, 12:04:23 PM »
Love it ..Well done Tent world for being Proactive  ....  :cheers:
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« Reply #113 on: March 18, 2020, 12:13:59 PM »
Aussie post has Implemented the following limitations on its delivery staff.

No overtime permitted (most posties average 1 to 2 hours a day to meet service standards).
Part time employees not permitted to work additional hours
Casual staff being stopped/dramatically reduced.this is to reduce wage costs in preparation for services potentially being reduced to almost zero due to the restricted movement of product

There's a crap load of mail not being delivered now.
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« Reply #114 on: March 18, 2020, 12:39:07 PM »
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There's a crap load of mail not being delivered now.
so no changes for aussie post. :D
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« Reply #115 on: March 18, 2020, 12:41:06 PM »
Aussie post has Implemented the following limitations on its delivery staff.

Online purchasing is only going to increase, the government have come out today and say there is no plan to do a full shutdown any time soon.

Australia Post then decides to cut back and let a backlog build up because they might not be able to do deliveries in the future? Makes perfect sense to me 🙄

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« Reply #116 on: March 18, 2020, 12:54:24 PM »
Online purchasing is only going to increase, the government have come out today and say there is no plan to do a full shutdown any time soon.

Australia Post then decides to cut back and let a backlog build up because they might not be able to do deliveries in the future? Makes perfect sense to me 🙄

There's been limited product coming out of China for over a month (that's where a lot of your ebay stuff originates). A lot of the letters posted for interstate (and even intrastate) are transported as cargo on domestic flights (by Qantas), so a 60% cut to domestic flights means significant disruption to the movement of product domestically. There may not be capacity in the road fleet to compensate (cant just conjour up trucks and drivers, and all the subbies are flat out carting toilet paper)

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so no changes for aussie post. :D

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« Reply #117 on: March 18, 2020, 01:02:38 PM »
One thing to consider if you're working from home for a long period of time is make sure you go for a daily walk of at least an hour to get your vitamin D, and ensure you drink at least 2L of water a day. It is easy to just stay inside all day working from home, however you're typically more active at work and you need to maintain that balance.

I've been 'working from home' for the last 3 days and it's not overly busy, so while my Wife isn't happy I'm home to see how many 'Coffee catch ups' she has with other Mum's, she is happy that I'm doing all those small jobs around the house that I've been putting off for months.

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« Reply #118 on: March 18, 2020, 01:34:46 PM »
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« Reply #119 on: March 18, 2020, 01:37:34 PM »
Aussie post has Implemented the following limitations on its delivery staff.

No overtime permitted (most posties average 1 to 2 hours a day to meet service standards).
Part time employees not permitted to work additional hours
Casual staff being stopped/dramatically reduced.this is to reduce wage costs in preparation for services potentially being reduced to almost zero due to the restricted movement of product

There's a crap load of mail not being delivered now.

I'm struggling with all of this. Coles cancels home deliveries and shortens hours the shops open, Aus Post effectively reducing hours so slowing deliveries. It seems like they are forcing people to go out to the shops and creating potential crowds by lessening opening hours. I thought we were trying to minimise contact  ???
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« Reply #120 on: March 18, 2020, 05:01:05 PM »


There's a crap load of mail not being delivered now.

When was the last time they delivered much anyway ?  The only things I get are bills that haven't been transferred to emails yet.
E bay deliveries are generally by third party companies....and to be fair, are no quicker than aus post snail trail !!
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« Reply #121 on: March 18, 2020, 06:35:25 PM »
Unfortunately it's not the virus that's doing the damage but social media is in a frenzy. People believe everything they read.

This is more damaging than the virus itself. It really shows how stupid our society has become.

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« Reply #122 on: March 18, 2020, 06:44:22 PM »


Unfortunately it's not the virus that's doing the damage but social media is in a frenzy. People believe everything they read.

This is more damaging than the virus itself. It really shows how stupid our society has become.

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Stupidly is spreading faster than the virus :(
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« Reply #123 on: March 18, 2020, 07:05:49 PM »

Stupidly is spreading faster than the virus :(
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« Reply #124 on: March 18, 2020, 07:21:43 PM »
Comparing the virus's toll with other causes of death from NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/16/upshot/coronavirus-best-worst-death-toll-scenario.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage