Wuhan Coronavirus: Megathread -

Which country(ies) will fare the worst due to the WuFlu?


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Cosmos

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New Delhi: Criminal gangs in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, that have long held sway over the city’s favelas (slums), are enforcing their own lockdown to curtail the spread of coronavirus, even as President Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the pandemic as a “little flu”.

According to Brazilian media, threatening messages are being circulated in the slums of Rio de Janeiro by gangsters who have said they will “teach people to respect” an 8 pm shutdown.

One of the messages by a gang read: “Attention all residents of Rio das Pedras, Muzema and Tijuguinhal! Curfew from 8 pm…Whoever is seen on the street after this time will learn to respect the next one.”

Another read, “We want the best for the population. If the government does not have the capacity to fix it, organised crime will solve it.”

As of Tuesday, Brazil’s health ministry reported over 2,201 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Governor Wilson Witzel has warned that the state’s public health system was likely to “collapse” in the next 15 days.

‘Better to stay home doing nothing’
Apart from gangs and militias imposing curfews, ‘baile funk’ (a form of modern Brazilian music) dance parties have also been called off. “Open-air drug markets” have similarly been closed.

Rio-based newspaper Extra has reported that in the ‘City of God’ — a sprawling complex of slums made famous in 2002 by a movie of the same name — gangsters were driving around, blaring loud messages to residents.

One of their messages said: “We’re imposing a curfew because nobody is taking this seriously. Whoever is in the street screwing around or going for a walk will receive a corrective and serve as an example. Better to stay home doing nothing. The message has been given.”

‘Disease of the rich’
People in Brazil have dubbed the outbreak as a “disease of the rich“. They believe the viral illness has come from the country’s rich populace who had returned from Europe. It is now feared that the outbreak has reached poorer communities who have limited access to healthcare facilities.

Paulo Buss, director of the Center for International Relations, a public health research center at Fiocruz, said, “The irony is that the disease was brought to Brazil by plane, by the rich, but it is among the poor that it will explode.”

Vania Ribeiro, vice-president of the Local Neighbourhood Association, also said, “Here people are very afraid. The nearest health centre is the same that the elderly people in Copacabana and tourists from all over the world use.”

‘Terrible’ basic sanitation
A 27-year-old resident of the ‘City of God’, Jefferson Maia, has been quoted by Reuters as saying that the country’s basic sanitation is in a “terrible” condition.

“Sometimes, we don’t even have water to wash our hands properly. We are very concerned with the coronavirus issue,” said Maia.

According to Edmilson Migowski, an infectologist at Rio’s Federal University, the favelas are expected to pose a major public health challenge in the coming days.

“The entry of coronavirus into denser, less planned and less culturally assisted areas could be devastating. Where water, soap and detergent are lacking, it will be difficult to stop the spread,” Migowski said.
Imagine being so shitty at handling an international crisis/pandemic that fucking gangs and drug dealers have to impose measures that will hopefully slow down the transmission of the disease. That's Bolsonaro.

I feel really bad for Brazilians, they have a moron as a president who refuses to take the pandemic seriously. Given how much of the population lacks access to basic sanitation, COVID-19 could spread like wildfire.
 

EmuWarsVeteran

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So. Pre-sleep recap. After the union's press release the autonomy junta... "found" ejem some free tests to throw our way. Not nearly enough but enough to estimate what's coming. Seems outbreak's contained with a total of 4 ICU cases and 50 positives. The army bleaching areas of the hospital and a bunch of workers preemptively sent homes. So, buncha wounded, no losses, our boat can take a lot worse than this. We have dressed down the Inspectors. They literally deliberately avoided union members and known affiliates then sent everyone else to work the fucking bastards. Apparently they were already doing it before, which I find repugnant but at least not as incredible as doing it DURING A PANDEMIC. Seriously this outbreak was caused by the fucking medical inspectors, heads should fucking roll.

But nevermind that. Most of the country is doing well enough and now that we had enough aid to count our damages we are in... acceptable conditions. Given the circumstances at least. We still got no real masks, we decided to roll out the cloth props that were donated despite how fucking useless they are. But people seem happy enough, and we only need to hold while the pymes ramp up and madrid is at peak, once that's done shit'll be easier. I just hope we don't have another outbreak first. We're really on the ropes honestly.

Hey. Here's a meme:

*Coronavirus strikes.*

France: *prisons revolt*

French Government: Quick, we must surrender before anyone gets hurt!

USA: *nothing actually happens*

USA Government: Our cops are too scared due to corona! We must free the prisoners and legalize theft and home invasion!

Spain: *prisoners threaten revolt, due to lack of moroccan drugs mafias start shooting each other and get desperate.*

Spanish government:
I wouldn't recommend shooting at me, because your gun goes pew pew but my fucking gun goes brrr

Who would have thought muh land of the gun, home of the bloated military spending USA would have less teeth that our fucking small defensive army, low criminality, peaceful nannystate.

Pots and pans being banged outside right now. So we're copying Spain now apparently. Buncha sheep do whatever SocMedia tells them. <Grump>
Why you doin it though?
 

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Doctors call for a tobacco and vaping ban in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic
The New York State Academy of Family Physicians is calling for a ban of all tobacco and vaping products statewide due to the increased risk of COVID-19 in those who use tobacco.
Based on a study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, one factor that influences the progression of COVID-19 is a person’s history of smoking.
The study suggests that “patients who use tobacco are 14 times as likely to have COVID-19 progression.” According to The National Institute of Drug Abuse, this is because the coronavirus attacks the lungs, and people who vape or smoke tobacco are more susceptible to the virus becoming a serious threat.
“Now more than ever, it is critical for the State and medical community to take actions to prevent our youth from ever using these highly addictive, deadly products and to help our patients to reduce their risks through FDA-approved cessation and telehealth during this pandemic,” says Barbara Keber, president of the group that represents more than 6,000 family physicians and medical students in New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken previous measures to cut down on vaping. In late February, Cuomo launched campaigns to ban flavored tobacco products, announced a texting program for those who want to quit vaping, launched a website with non-smoking resources and created hashtag #NoVapeNY.
“New York is leading the nation in confronting this new and deadly epidemic,” says Cuomo.
The NYSAFP has supported the ongoing legislation to end the sale of flavored tobacco products and calls on Cuomo to consider their proposal in the budget.
“Bold, swift actions must be taken to protect our residents and we must follow the science which supports our call for a ban,” says Keber.
Wtf are these people thinking? Yeah, let's just immediately ban all smoking, what could go wrong...
These assholes want us to starve and now they want to ban cigarettes/vapes? They are commie scum, the person who warned they would use this to take away our rights was 100% correct.
 

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Who would have thought muh land of the gun, home of the bloated military spending USA would have less teeth that our fucking small defensive army, low criminality, peaceful nannystate.
Because we don't send MP out on the street like they do in South America and Euroland armed like they are going to war, we have civilian law enforcement for a reason.

We have average cops who are armed with enough weaponry to take down most criminals. SWAT teams are as close to MP's in other countries and the National Guard is as good or better than most countries standing armies. Then there's our Armed Services which, god help us all, will never be deployed locally. We American's love our guns but we don't want our cops to be fucking judge dredd here. That way leads to Socialism.

The cops don't want to die, they are civilians after all, and can't be everywhere at once (budget constraints done at the local/state level), and since it's fucking Ohio which is the equivalent of any dirthole 2nd world nation (Let's go with Portugal here), the savages will end up killing each other just for giggles and the cops won't let the contagion spread beyond the inner city or projects.

Contrast that with New York City where the governor has called in the National Guard and you see armored personal carriers on streets straight out of a movie. Each state is handling this crisis differently and that's both the beauty and downfall of our State vs. Federal goverments.
 

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I think some of the age discrepancies might go like: Young adults without children vs young adults with young families. Then you have the ones spending more time in the workforce as higher levels, middle management who has to be there, someone supporting a few teens/college kids vs. those who are likely to have the kids gone and resources available able to cut a certain amount of contact and still make it.
 

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That's Bolsonaro.

I feel really bad for Brazilians, they have a moron as a president who refuses to take the pandemic seriously. Given how much of the population lacks access to basic sanitation, COVID-19 could spread like wildfire.
Truly Brazil's Trump.

He is still refusing to let the Cuban doctors help. Probably worried that they may actually help Brazil's poor, rather than his effete bankster masters.
Because we don't send MP out on the street like they do in South America and Euroland armed like they are going to war, we have civilian law enforcement for a reason.

We have average cops who are armed with enough weaponry to take down most criminals. SWAT teams are as close to MP's in other countries and the National Guard is as good or better than most countries standing armies.
So what you saying is, the US doesn't need the military police because the police is militarized?

EDIT: As an aside, for those people suggesting the official Italian death rates are overestimates, Greg Cochran had a look at some Italian news sources and what he found may surprise you:
In nearby Caravaggio 50 against an average of 6 in previous years. Only 2 “officials” for Covid-19.
70 people have died in Dalmine, including 2 officially for coronavirus. A year ago they had been 18...
We have had 16 deceased people since February 27, of which 3 officially for Covid-19, but also others with very clear symptoms. Throughout 2019 there were 28 deaths
 
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MrBlueSocks

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Why you doin it though?
No idea. Kiwifarms is the total extent of my Social Media participation.
Just asked , and apparently it's been organised on Facebook as a 'support the NHS' gimick, starting last week when they saw the Spanish version.
I have no problem with spontaneous displays. But this reeks of Astroturfed Gay Ops from the government. I can feel some smug cunt PR wanker sat in London congratulating himself at getting the little people to dance.
 

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Guess what, the CCP not only sent the faulty tests to the Czech Republic but to Spain too. We should nuke Beijing from orbit.

Truly Brazil's Trump.

He is still refusing to let the Cuban doctors help. Probably worried that they may actually help Brazil's poor, rather than his effete bankster masters.

So what you saying is, the US doesn't need the military police because the police is militarized?
Finally! An upside to living in a police state.
 

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AMERICA #1!

Fuck you, Italy!

AMERICA FIRST!

Do we win?
Considering the number of states and the amount of people I'm not surprised. It was bound to happen.
 

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Considering the number of states and the amount of people I'm not surprised. It was bound to happen.
Yes, it makes perfect sense for China, with 1.43 billion people to have less cases than the US, with .33 billion people (admittedly illegal aliens probably bring that up to .37 billion). Especially given the Chinese gave the US government months of warning.
Guess what, the CCP not only sent the faulty tests to the Czech Republic but to Spain too. We should nuke Beijing from orbit.
Did you read the article where it is admitted these were random tests they bought from random Chinks? Of course not. As the Czech health minister pointed out, these tests bought from ChinkyChinaman1234 on AliBaba do at least work in some circumstances- unlike, for example, what Trump's CDC produced.
 

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Because we don't send MP out on the street like they do in South America and Euroland armed like they are going to war, we have civilian law enforcement for a reason.

We have average cops who are armed with enough weaponry to take down most criminals. SWAT teams are as close to MP's in other countries and the National Guard is as good or better than most countries standing armies. Then there's our Armed Services which, god help us all, will never be deployed locally. We American's love our guns but we don't want our cops to be fucking judge dredd here. That way leads to Socialism.

The cops don't want to die, they are civilians after all, and can't be everywhere at once (budget constraints done at the local/state level), and since it's fucking Ohio which is the equivalent of any dirthole 2nd world nation (Let's go with Portugal here), the savages will end up killing each other just for giggles and the cops won't let the contagion spread beyond the inner city or projects.

Contrast that with New York City where the governor has called in the National Guard and you see armored personal carriers on streets straight out of a movie. Each state is handling this crisis differently and that's both the beauty and downfall of our State vs. Federal goverments.
If your military won't even mobilize when the alternative is declaring a free for all and letting HOME INVASION go unpunished then what the fuck are they for? Iraq? Yeah that was totally worth it.

Face it. THIS is exactly why all armies have emergency units. But your stupid fucking government is doing shit.

Also yes, your cops are well armed enough to take down all criminals. And yes. They are scared. So, how the fuck can your state survive if the people meant to keep civil discipline are so undisciplined themselves that despite making 40k's arbites look peaceful they won't even have the balls to get out there and fucking help.

Meanwhile our statistics for cop lethality make yours look like murderous lunatics, and ours are double teaming as entertainers and local aid to keep morale up, and they do it with a fucking smile despite having to deal with the terrorists, the moroccan drug lords (which are better armed than most militias), and now german lunatics on cars of peace.

Honestly I think you have much to consider as to how your police force is drilled and employef. Almost as much as you have of your frankly abhorrent criminality rates. That's not freedom is anarchy. The USA has many good things and as I said before if anything I'm happy it's you leading the free world because oh god are the alternatives horrifying. But my god the things you suck at you REALLY suck at.
 

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Untrue. There are testing places all over the county. You can't get tested unless you are showing serious symptoms.


Carry on, carry on ....
You realize the poor and rich, generally speaking, will have completely different reactions to "serous symptoms", right?
The rich person will have the insurance to immediately take action when their symptoms get worse and call up the doctors; The poor can't afford the 3000$ testing bill, to say nothing about how much getting Aid at the hospital would cost them, and will just suffer in silence at their houses.
 
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