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  1. unzippy

    Face Masks

    That's a simple management/HR issue. The WFH is coming whether they like it or not. It would be prudent for them to tell staff to go home now and practice it before they need it.
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    Face Masks

    Really?! That's crap. Do they not trust you?
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    Corona Virus

    Just so I understand this. UK government is paying peoples wages that are unable to work due to the situation. All the Aus government are going to do is to allow people to access their own pension early? https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/financially-stressed-workers-to-be-able-to-take-20-000-from-super-20200322-p54cmt.html Seem very mean!
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    Corona Virus

    See, you can do it when you put your mind to it In other news:
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    Corona Virus

    Stick the facts. The meeting hasn't happened yet. From https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/push-to-shut-victorian-schools-restaurants-and-bars-20200322-p54co5.html "The Victorian and NSW governments are pushing for a widespread shutdown of schools, bars and restaurants as they seek a dramatic escalation in measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. A source has confirmed they will push for the extreme measures at a meeting of the national cabinet on Sunday evening."
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    Corona Virus

    Given I think Boris is a complete tw@t, in general, I think he’s done OK this week, but Rishi Sunak has come across very well, imho.
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    Corona Virus

    Just that flat earther, anti vaxxer perthbum
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    Corona Virus

    There’s been so much noise about “not enough being done” etc - it’s really good to see measured, well thought out things being done rather than reflexive “don’t think, just do something” nonsense. This is government governmenting like you hope they can. The lack of politics and inter party fighting has been really refreshing and has actually started to restore my faith that maybe not every single one of them is a self-serving c unit. Did anyone watch Question Time the other night? Matt Hancock and Andy Burnham having sensible, conversations and agreeing with each other on the joined up approach that’s being taken. Despite still managing to raise points specific to their own manifesto. It was actually like 2 reasonable and educated adults conversing. Was mind blowing. Even Eton are helping out. They closed to their pupils on Wednesday and as well as providing the below they’re making the boarding houses available to local medical staff who may not be able to get home, plus making their online courses available nationally. And according to the article, the school is picking up the tab for the lot.
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    Corona Virus

    Wow, just wow. UK Government to pay up to 80% of wages. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51982005 Has that ever happened before? If the message that this isn’t serious doesn’t get through now then I have no idea what will.
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    Corona Virus

    What I'm trying to say is that however important your points are to you, Quantas don't agree and have more important things to worry about.
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    Corona Virus

    They are in the same boat as everyone else - they will be working out their procedures whilst looking after their staff the best they can.
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    Corona Virus

    What does that mean?
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    He really is an absolute moron. "President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted that he had never underestimated or underappreciated the seriousness of coronavirus. But for two months he and some members of his administration downplayed the global threat even as world events and government and outside experts made clear that the health and economic impacts of this disease would be dire. Here are just some of those comments. JAN 22 “We have it totally under control. ...It’s going to be just fine.” — Donald Trump China had reported that there had been 440 cases and 17 deaths, a noticeable increase from the day before when there were only 300 cases and six deaths. Chinese officials are warning people to stay away from Wuhan, the province where the outbreak began. JAN 30 “We think we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully. But we’re working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for it. So that I can assure you.” — Donald Trump The CDC confirmed the first person-to-person transmission in the United States. CDC Director Robert Redfield says “the immediate risk to the American public is low.” FEB 24 “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. … Stock market starting to look very good to me” — Donald Trump While Rush Limbaugh tells his listeners that the “coronavirus is the common cold, folks” the World Health Organization reports nearly 80,000 cases and 2,600 deaths. Meanwhile the Trump administration prepares an emergency funding request from Congress and public health labs pressure the FDA to allow homegrown tests , after problems with a diagnostic developed by CDC prevented its widespread rollout. The S&P, meanwhile, closed 3,225. It would drop nearly 10 percent that week. FEB 25 “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. They’re all getting better. … As far as what we’re doing with the new virus, I think that we’re doing a great job.” — Donald Trump FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn says coronavirus will likely affect the nation’s medical supply chain. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases says an outbreak is inevitable. “Disruption to everyday life might be severe,” she warns. FEB 25 “We have contained this. I won’t say airtight, but pretty close to airtight. We have done a good job in the United States.” — Larry Kudlow The S&P ended the day at 3,128. There were 57 cases of coronavirus in the U.S. Three weeks later the S&P opened at 2,425 and U.S. cases topped 4,000. FEB 26 “And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that's a pretty good job we've done." — Donald Trump That same day, CDC Director Robert Redfield said it would be “prudent to assume this pathogen will be with us for some time to come.” FEB 28 “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” — Donald Trump Three days later, Tony Fauci, NIAID director, told CNN that that he was concerned that “as the next week or two or three go by, we're going to see a lot more community-related cases.” MARCH 2 "We had a great meeting today with a lot of the great companies and they're going to have vaccines, I think relatively soon.” — Donald Trump Fauci repeats that vaccines will take a year to 18 months. MARCH 6 “Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. They’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful.” — Donald Trump Advertisement Vice President Mike Pence, the day before, said “we don’t have enough tests today to meet what we anticipate will be the demand going forward." MARCH 6 [Holding rallies] “doesn't bother me at all.” — Donald Trump Within the week, Trump canceled events in Colorado, Nevada and Wisconsin. Fauci recommended against large crowds. MARCH 9 “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on.” — Donald Trump Hours after the president sent that tweet Santa Clara County banned large public gatherings. Two days later, the NBA suspended its season. The NHL, MLB and NCAA would soon follow. MARCH 10 “And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.” — Donald Trump Surgeon General Jerome Adams, that same day, warned that “this is likely going to get worse before it gets better.” MARCH 12 “It’s going to go away. ... The United States, because of what I did and what the administration did with China, we have 32 deaths at this point … when you look at the kind of numbers that you’re seeing coming out of other countries, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it.” — Donald Trump That same day Pence said “we’ll have thousands of more cases,” Since Trump tweeted, the number of deaths have more than doubled. MARCH 17 “Federal Government is working very well with the Governors and State officials. Good things will happen!” — Donald Trump The president’s prior tweet said “Failing Michigan Governor must work harder and be much more proactive. We are pushing her to get the job done.” The day before, he tweeted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “has to do more.” MARCH 17 "I've always known this is a real — this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic." — Donald Trump The president said he has “always viewed it as very serious” and denied that his tone in recent days had changed. "I feel the tone is similar, but some people said it wasn't," he concluded. "
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    Corona Virus

    Quite. It took nearly 6 years to get an Ebola vaccine for public consumption. Don't be holding your breath.
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    Corona Virus

    Quite relevant. Particularly for @Perthbum
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    Corona Virus

    Got a temperature?
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    Corona Virus

    What if he couldn't afford to stop working?
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    Corona Virus

    Incorrect If everyone gets it at once, the medical system wont cope. The slow down is to prevent the overloading of the medical system.
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    Corona Virus

    McLaren have pulled out of the Aus GP. A crew member has tested positive for Covid-19. As Hamilton says, “cash is king”.
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    Corona Virus

    You really don't have a clue do you? Countries that are prepared and take early measures to contain the virus have a lower number of cases and a death rate comparable to flu (about 0.5%, still around double flu but in the same ballpark). Unprepared countries have more cases and a higher death rate, up to 20x that of flu. The real problems begin when health services get overwhelmed and more and more health professionals get the virus and can no longer work. Sobering reading here: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca
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    Quad Bikes will no longer be sold in Australia

    Surely that's the issue then? Don't ban them, make sure people know how to use them safely, same as a car or motorcycle! Doesn't seem to be rocket science!
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    Corona Virus

    CNN: Trump address sparks chaos as coronavirus crisis deepens. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-europe-travel/index.html He appears to have no clue. Not what America needs.
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    Quad Bikes will no longer be sold in Australia

    What lessons are involved in getting a quad bike? Do you need a licences like bikes/cars?
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    Corona Virus

    Fascinating website: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
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    How is Post Brexit Britain Doing so Far?

    "Treasury figures from Budget confirm there was no £350m a week Brexit dividend. Brexit has in fact cost every person in the UK £1,200 so far" What a suprise! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/budget-rushi-sunak-treasury-figures-brexit-dividend-a9395476.html
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