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MacGyver

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MacGyver last won the day on October 18 2019

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  1. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    Sorry to hear that Simmo, hope you're back on your feet posting lots of things I can disagree with as soon as possible. Take care mate
  2. MacGyver

    How is Trump doing so far?

    This graphic (from the New York Times) showing unemployment claims in the US is startling. Big challenges ahead for the US economny and in turn, the global economy
  3. MacGyver

    British visitors during corona virus

    It may be tricky/almost impossible for them to get home even if they wanted to, given airlines grounding their fleets and borders closing. If the whole family is self isolating and staying home (Which it sounds like they are), it may be safer to stay put. Very tough call, I'd personally be worried about any family members with health issues flying anywhere at the moment.
  4. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    Haven't seen you post in a few days Simmo. Hope you and your family have recovered and are well again
  5. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    I don't think you received any acknowledgement about how accurate this information was. Please do share any further insights from your source going forwards
  6. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    I wonder if the Australian Government will introduce additional measures as things progress. They seem to be introducing measures incrementally, while signposting what the next steps will be, then announcing those steps and signposting the next one's. Australia is around 2 weeks (I think) behind the UK in terms of infection rates. It seems plausible that within the next week or two Australia will instruct everyone to stay home as the UK and others have done (early signs of that in NSW and Vic). I hope they look to the UK and other European countries and see the support for workers and emulate that.
  7. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    Very bold and commendable action indeed. It's been interesting to see politicians coming together, blurring the lines of left and right and getting rid of the petty bickering normally seen in politics. Not a fan of Mr Johnsons political leanings but have to applaud this move as it will be of huge relief to many families. It would be nice to see it extended to self employed individuals as well but it's an excellent start.
  8. Reading between the lines it sounds like the border will be closed completely in the near future. If the decision is to travel and it's at all possible, I'd look to do it asap: https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-17/coronavirus-all-australians-should-return-home-from-overseas/12065050 What part of Australia are you heading to?
  9. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    I read somewhere that if the trials go perfectly, it will take 12-18 months for any vaccine to be ready for public use
  10. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    I'm sure you already know, but just in case you don't, I had read that anti-inflammatory medications (eg ibuprofen) can make the symptoms worse. The advice was to stick to paracetamol for pain relief. Hope you're ok Simmo
  11. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    Rest up Simmo, hope it's unrelated or just mild symptoms. Wishing you a speedy recovery
  12. MacGyver

    Bridging visa A cancelled Help

    Raul is a registered migration agent and like others on this forum, gives a lot of free and helpful advice. For detailed information on the application process (if the infromation cant be found online as suggested above) it would be best to contact him (or other agents) directly to discuss their fees (which I'm sure are not excessive for what you describe).
  13. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    Indeed, it's very worrying. It's also quite callous when those below 65 quote low mortality rates (Less than 1% for some age groups), failing to mention the estimated 10%-15% mortality rate for over 65's
  14. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    It's unclear why it's spread so quickly in Italy (possibly cultural factors eg more tactile greetings etc), but the high death rate seems linked to Italy having an unusually high percentage of the population aged over 65
  15. MacGyver

    Corona Virus

    Not for the majority of us no, we’ll skip through and hardly notice. But for the elderly and those with underlying health issues it seems to be significantly worse than flu, and the infection rate far higher. I think that's why authorities seem to be reacting so strongly to something that most of us will brush off easily. The infection rate is so high that it's concerning. There are 12 million people in the UK over 65, the mortality rate for that age group is estimated at 10-15%. If only 10% of that age group were infected that's 1.2 million people, if only 10% of those people died or were seriously ill, that's 120,000 people. Health services would struggle to cope. It's a bit like a major recession, for most people life goes on as normal, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a massive life changing impact on significant numbers of the population. Edited to add - the estimated mortality rate for under 49 year Olds is a sliding scale from 0.4% to 0.1% which is like flu, for other age groups it is far worse than flu
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