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First of all, wiki has an article under "2019–20 coronavirus pandemic".

While the outbreak started around New Year's Day (12/31), it's picking up steam around the Asia-Pacific region especially since Mainland Chinese people tend to travel a lot.

For reference, the BNO Newsroom twitter has a special feed for any info on the coronavirus:

https://twitter.com/bnodesk?lang=en


The WHO has page about COVID-19 and any other concerns people may have. I suggest peeps go to the Q&A page to check for official details.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Edited by nombretomado on Jun 3rd 2020 at 3:21:48 AM

Lazlo74 from A tropical hell-hole
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:07:40 AM

There is still no widespread evidence that people caught this virus twice, although there are sketchy reports in Israel about a few people who were deemed clear of COVID and then tested positive some months later.

WoodyAlien3rd from Persimmon Land (Italy) Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:21:03 AM

It seems that most of the countries that seemed to have the situation under control (Australia, Japan, Israel, Hong Kong...) are now having resurgences of the virus, and the same is happening in various parts of Europe. Italy for now is relatively OK but, given the changing attitude of the general people, it could not be for long (also because many people are rabid against migrants while overlooking foreign tourists). On top of that there's also the other pandemic, the misinformation one, thanks to careless celebrities spreading bullshit, gullible idiots believing the most absurd conspiracies and trolls doing their job.

It seems almost like some kind of They Live/Body Snatchers type situation, with seemingly rational people completely changing attitude either by stupidity, carelessness, fatigue or being jerks. How will it be possible to stay alert but at the same time not living life like rats in a cage? Seems like a no-win situation.

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Jul 31st 2020 at 6:57:04 AM

So after a while of not having anymore case, Vietnam suddenly have 45 more new cases. All of them in the city Da Nang, where the first new patient was discovered. There also some possibility that this is a new strain that is more contagious. The govt is still try to figure how the virus return, many point to a group of recently caught smuggler which illegally transport people from China to Vietnam.

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Lazlo74 from A tropical hell-hole
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:20:38 AM

Is it the same as the ones last month reported to be spreading across Europe and the Americas, though?

Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:33:26 AM

Internet Historian strikes again, this time with tales of Covidiocy.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:35:06 AM

[up]x4. “I didn’t think their were actual face eating tigers!” Says the man who Proudly demanded that tigers eat his face.

Edited by megaeliz on Jul 31st 2020 at 10:40:32 AM

HailMuffins Professional Wanker from Ceará, Brazil Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Professional Wanker
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:47:57 AM

A discussion, focused on Brazil, that proposes that incompetent national leadership is fuelling the outbreaks in Russia, India, Brazil and the USA.

Who would've thought

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Jul 31st 2020 at 8:45:45 AM

From What the Fuck Just Happened Today:

Dr. Anthony Fauci will testify today before a Congressional coronavirus subcommittee. Fauci was initially prevented from testifying by the Trump administration by saying he was unavailable for the entire month of July, but his appearance was approved only after House Majority Whip James Clyburn wrote to Mike Pence. Fauci’s testimony comes two days after the U.S. experienced its 150,000th death from the virus, more than any other country in the world.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fauci-idUSKCN24W1GS?utm_source=reddit.com

raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perú Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Jul 31st 2020 at 9:38:04 AM

@ Woody

That’s the entire dilemma, a pandemic is like an earthquake, there’s no positives that come out of it, only damage control and repairs. Life will return to normal, but it will take time, a time that some are unwilling to accept.

Instead of focusing on relatives that divide us, maybe we should try to find the absolutes that tie us.
Jul 31st 2020 at 9:39:41 AM

wrong forum

Edited by megaeliz on Jul 31st 2020 at 12:40:07 PM

raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perú Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Jul 31st 2020 at 9:53:46 AM Instead of focusing on relatives that divide us, maybe we should try to find the absolutes that tie us.
WoodyAlien3rd from Persimmon Land (Italy) Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Jul 31st 2020 at 9:57:21 AM

[up][up]I get what you are saying, but an earthquake doesn't make you stay on alert forever. Maybe I'm too pessimistic, but what's the point of living if you have to live in terror of all other people and can't do almost anything of what you were doing before? The vaccine will still not be the elixir that resolves everyting, not to mention there's more and more retards that won't take it because nanobots or whatever stupid shit they believe in.

Now I regret not having traveled more when I could because I can't see how I could do it again in the future.

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My Hair Provides Affordable Healthcare
Jul 31st 2020 at 10:12:28 AM

Pew Research: Americans Fault China for Its Role in the Spread of COVID-19

Americans are highly critical of the way China has handled the coronavirus outbreak. Around two-thirds (64%) say China has done a bad job, including 43% who say it has done a very bad job. (When a slightly different question was administered online in April and May, 63% of Americans said China was doing only a fair or a poor job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, including 37% who said it was doing a poor job.)

Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are significantly more likely than Democrats and Democratic leaners to say China has done a bad job dealing with the coronavirus: 82% vs. 54%, respectively. And they are about twice as likely to think China has done a very bad job (61% vs. 30%). Older people, too, are more critical, with 73% of those ages 50 and older finding fault in China's pandemic response, compared with 59% of those 30 to 49 and 54% of those under 30'. But education has little relationship to how people think China has handled the novel coronavirus: Around two-thirds of those with and without a college degree say China has not done well in its response.

Around three-quarters of Americans say the Chinese government's initial handling of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan contributed either a great deal (51%) or a fair amount (27%) to the global spread of the virus. Republicans are particularly critical: 73% believe China's early handling of the pandemic contributed a great deal to its spread, compared with 38% of Democrats who say the same. Older people, too, are especially likely to lay the blame on China.

Half of Americans think the U.S. should hold China responsible for the role it played in the outbreak of the coronavirus, even if it means worsening economic relations, while 38% think the U.S. should prioritize strong U.S.-China relations, even if it means overlooking any role China played in the outbreak. (The 8% of adults who say the Chinese government's initial handling of the virus is not at all to blame for the global spread of the virus were not asked this foll0w-up question, while 5% expressed no opinion, either to the first or second question.) Republicans and those who lean toward the GOP are about twice as likely (71%) as Democrats and Democratic leaners (37%) to say the U.S. should hold China responsible even at the expense of worse economic relations.

Those who think China has done a poor job handling the outbreak or who fault its role in the virus's global spread are significantly more likely to have negative views of the country. For example, 85% of those who say China had done a poor job handling the COVID-19 pandemic have an unfavorable view of the country, compared with 53% among those who think it's doing a good job dealing with the outbreak.

TheLovecraftian from Software Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Jul 31st 2020 at 10:28:17 AM

[up][up][up]I haven't been paying too much attention to the discussion, but why is that tone-deaf again? It seems like a factual statement to me.

Edited by TheLovecraftian on Jul 31st 2020 at 2:28:10 PM

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Fourthspartan56 from Georgia, US Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Jul 31st 2020 at 10:30:00 AM

Republicans and those who lean toward the GOP are about twice as likely (71%) as Democrats and Democratic leaners (37%) to say the U.S. should hold China responsible even at the expense of worse economic relations.

Holding China responsible just means "cutting off your nose to spite your face".

Thank goodness most Democrats don't support that nonsense,

Edited by Fourthspartan56 on Jul 31st 2020 at 11:14:21 AM

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jul 31st 2020 at 11:06:10 AM

It was a beautiful, rather hot summer day today, and people have been going to beaches and swimming lakes en masse. People clearly have been itching for a day of relative normalcy, and normally popular locations are especially busy.

People are doing their best to keep social distance, but that was sometimes difficult when it was this busy. People are mostly wearing masks in public transport (conforming to government rules), although some ignore the rules.

Vote for Biden, or constitutional Chernobyl will come.
AngrokVa TRUST NO ONE from The Bottomless Pit Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
TRUST NO ONE
Jul 31st 2020 at 12:30:09 PM

Just heard that my stepbrother, Matt, tested positive for Covid; he was exposed by someone else who had it. He says he's had it for about a week now, and that's he's feeling better and better over time, so I'm not too worried right now. Still, he should've worn a mask.

I don't feel like sharing things right now...
luisedgarf from Mexico Relationship Status: Hiding
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:23:31 PM

Pew Research: Americans Fault China for Its Role in the Spread of COVID-19

Knowing American vindictviness, this is not going to end well.

raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perú Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:44:56 PM

@ TheLovecraftian

Because even when you are saying facts you need at least the minimum of tact, Tedros's statement doesn't mention any sort of mitigation that a government could do in the face of this plague nor if a vaccine could help speed up recovery and shorten that time. He's basically saying "We are all screwed for two or more generations and nothing we do can change that", which is the last thing that you want to say to a population that is already under stress between the lockdowns and economic depression.

@ FourthSpartan56

Don't sing victory too soon, the paragraph before that says that around half of the entire population of the USA thinks that something has to be done with China even at the cost of worse relationships, only a 38% thinks that it's better to overlook China's role in this pandemic.

Edited by raziel365 on Jul 31st 2020 at 7:45:11 AM

Instead of focusing on relatives that divide us, maybe we should try to find the absolutes that tie us.
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Jul 31st 2020 at 7:49:58 PM

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200731/p2a/00m/0na/006000c#cxrecs_s

WTF. Okinawa police pulled over an airman for drinking outside his base and he's confirmed positive for the virus.

"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
Fourthspartan56 from Georgia, US Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Jul 31st 2020 at 8:02:52 PM

Don't sing victory too soon, the paragraph before that says that around half of the entire population of the USA thinks that something has to be done with China even at the cost of worse relationships, only a 38% thinks that it's better to overlook China's role in this pandemic.

True enough.

Jul 31st 2020 at 10:14:44 PM

COVID Specific news from https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2020/07/31/day-1289/

    Day 1289: "We cannot test our way out of this pandemic." 

😷 Dept. of “We Have It Totally Under Control.”
Global: Total confirmed cases: ~17,422,000; deaths: ~676,000

U.S.: Total confirmed cases: ~4,543,000; deaths: ~153,000

Source: Johns Hopkins University

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Dr. Anthony Fauci told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis he is “cautiously optimistic” that a “safe and effective” coronavirus vaccine will be available to the public by the end of 2020, but warned that “one can never guarantee the safety or effectiveness unless you do the trial.” Fauci said that the Trump administration’s decision to leave coronavirus shutdown decisions to the states created a patchwork of policies that essentially imposed restrictions on about half of the country, and that “There were some states that did it very well, and there were some states did not.” Fauci also contradicted Trump’s past statements that the coronavirus would eventually vanish, saying “I do not believe it would disappear because it’s such a highly transmissible virus.” Fauci testified alongside Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, and Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration testing czar. Giroir told Congress the U.S. “cannot test our way out of this or any other pandemic” and that “testing does not replace personal responsibility,” such as wearing a mask or washing hands. Redfield, meanwhile, testified that he was not consulted or given advance warning that the Trump administration was going to direct hospitals to stop reporting data to the CDC. (New York Times / Washington Post / CNBC / Politico / The Guardian / NBC News)

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/31/fauci-virus-rampant-inadequate-shutdowns-389512

TheLovecraftian from Software Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Jul 31st 2020 at 10:35:14 PM

@raziel365

Wait, you want the president of the World Health Organization to be nice? That's not his job. His job is talking to literally every adult in the world about the state of world health, and right now, sadly, the state of world health is that a massive plague is sweeping through, and that'll affect us for a long time. It's what global plagues do. That's something we're going to have to deal with, and no amount of being nice and comforting is going to change that.

And people already know ways to mitigate this kind of thing and what kind of difference a vaccine and it's eventual discovery will do; large parts of the current problem is that people around the world are refusing to deal with this stuff properly. How exactly to deal with this is something that varies from case to case, country to country, so handing out broad strokes advice to soften the fact of how things are is actually precisely the opposite of what he should be doing.

He just made a comment about how this is going to affect us for a long time. Which it will, regardless of how we deal with it. Better we face that truth now than try to act like it isn't so because we're stressed out about it.

Not to mention that people have been stressed out about for five or so months now, so there's really no time where one can go "ok, everyone is feeling better, now we can tell them more depressing news". Stuff's harsh everywhere, there's no real helping that right this moment.

Edited by TheLovecraftian on Jul 31st 2020 at 2:42:08 PM

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Porky
Jul 31st 2020 at 10:50:03 PM

[up] The issue is that the WHO was nice to...China when it really shouldn't have be.

Add to stuff as denying masks worked or that human to human trasmision was unlikely and well, people mistrust

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