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You act like this is something new...  Talk about what's going on anywhere you like as long as you leave politics out of it. There are thousands of posts on the pandemic that have managed to

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7 hours ago, lamoe said:

The same Chinese study showed 25 percent of surveyed cases had type O blood, despite more than 33 percent of the population having that type of blood.

Italy has 46% Type O and 42% Type A.  Italy's infection numbers and death numbers are far worse than those admitted to in China.  They also have a higher percentage of people with Type A blood than in China

The blood type stats for China are 48% Type O and 28% Type A, and not 33% Type O as they stated.


This hypothesis could be checked fairly quickly by checking on what blood types were most vulnerable to infection and death due to the Wuhan Coronavirus in Italy. Blood types are not necessarily evenly distributed throughout a country's territory, so the apparent skew in China could be due to a skew in blood types in that specific part of the country where the most cases were located.

Since we don't know the true numbers of infections and deaths in China, or the blood types of all of the deliberately unreported cases and deaths, due to the CCP blockade of all information about the viral outbreak, the percentages of blood types infected could change dramatically if all of the cases and deaths had been reported. I'm not sure that just looking at blood type percentages tells you anything, unless you are looking at a lot of other factors as well.

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 Comparison update from yesterday to now

244,739 total

10,024 deaths

87,407 recoveries

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 178 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan)


Latest Updates

March 19 (GMT)

14 new cases and 1 new death in Argentina. The country will go into complete lockdown starting at midnight and until March 31. There will be no free movement on the streets, with prison terms for those who violate the measure. President Alberto Fernández to make the announcement soon [source] [source]

 146 new cases and 3 new deaths in Canada including 1 in Alberta, 1 in Ontario, 1 in British Columbia  [source] [source] [source]

New cases include: 

40 new cases in British Columbia [source] 

27 new cases in Alberta [source] 

43 in Ontario [source]  

4 in Saskatchewan [source] 

 5322 new cases and 427 new deaths in Italy. Italy's death toll surpasses China's, becoming the country with the highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world [source] [source]

Italian army trucks form a long line in the center of Bergamo to transport the coffins from the Bergamo cemetery to cremation sites in other regions, as morgues can't cope with more coronavirus deaths [source and video]

Obituaries in the local newspaper went from 1.5 pages (on Feb. 9) to 10 pages (on March 13)  [source and video]

 3308 new cases and 193 new deaths in Spain. [source]. A 37-year-old Spanish civil guard with no underlying health conditions has died of coronavirus yesterday. He had been admitted to the Quirón hospital in Alcorcón (Madrid) for several days before being admitted to the ICU a few days ago [source]

China: for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak, there have been 0 new cases in Wuhan and in the Hubei province, and no new and no existing suspected cases in Wuhan and in Hubei  [source]

14 new cases in Lithuania [source]

4478 new cases and 51 new deaths in the United States

Deaths include:

3 deaths in Illinois [source]

1 death in California, the first in San Benito County: a man in his 60s [source]

1 death in Louisiana: a patient in his 60s with underlying health conditions [source]

7 deaths in Georgia [source] [source] 

1st death in Maryland: a man in his 60s with an underlying medical condition  [source]

1 death in Washington State: a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions  [source] 

New cases include: 

256 new cases in Michigan [source] 

134 new cases in Illinois  [source] 

13 new cases in Oregon [source] 

16 new cases in Arkansas [source] 

1,238 new cases in New York [source]

46 in California, L.A. County [source] 

2 in Missouri, first 2 in Christian County [source] 

1 new case in Wisconsin, La Crosse County: a man in his upper 20s [source] 

27 new cases in Texas including 14 in Bexar County, 3 in Collin County, 1 in Van Zandt [source] [source] [source]

2 new cases in Idaho, 1 in Twin Falls County, 1 in Blaine County [source] 

2 new cases in Nevada, Washoe County: a man in his 30s who recently traveled to Europe and a man in his 30s who recently traveled to Washington [source] 

10 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine [source]

89 new cases and 1 new death in Peru, the first in the country, a 78-year old man   [source]

144 new cases and 2 new deaths in Portugal [source]

106 new cases and 3 new deaths in Brazil [source]

4 new cases in San Marino [source]

1107 new cases and 10 new deaths in Switzerland [source] [source]

5 new cases in Montenegro [source]

92 new cases in Ecuador [source]

168 new cases and 2 new deaths in Turkey. a former Turkish commander who reportedly had visited Iran a few weeks ago  and an 85-year old lady  [source] [source] [source]

29 new cases and 4 new deaths in Japan [source]

199 new cases and 1 new death in Norway [source] [source]

7 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia, including a 4-year-old girl who was infected in a kindergarten in England. The family returned to the country on March 14 [source]

22 new cases in Bahrain [source]

2 new cases in Equatorial Guinea [source]

533 new cases and 2 new deaths in Austria [source]

9 new cases in Morocco [source]

244 new cases in Israel [source]

14 new cases in Réunion [source]

Poland: after reviewing two cases who turned out to be negative, the Health Ministry has decreased the number of today's new cases by two [source] [source]

8 new cases and 3 new deaths in Kazakhstan [source]

 2993 new cases and 16 new deaths in Germany [source]

21 new cases in Andorra [source]

1 new case in Niger [source]

2 new cases in the Cayman Islands [source]

4 new cases in Channel Islands [source]

2 new cases in Gibraltar [source]

28 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq [source]

68 new cases in Poland [source] [source] [source]

1 new case in Namibia: a 61-year-old German national who traveled to Namibia [source]

147 new cases in Pakistan [source]

18 new cases in Costa Rica [source]

25 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina [source]

4 new cases in Mauritius [source]

2 new cases in Congo: an American national and a Congolese citizen, coming from Paris,  [source]

9 new cases in Vietnam. 9 cases had traveled to Europe [source]

8 new cases in Qatar [source] [source]

 21 new cases and 1 new death in Croatia: 1st confirmed case, a man from Istria region [source] [source]

9 new cases in Oman [source]

 1861 new cases and 108 new deaths in France [source]

 643 new cases and 40 new deaths in the United Kingdom [source]

6 new cases in Venezuela [source]

3 new cases in Barbados [source]

46 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt [source]

25 new cases and 1 new death in India: a 72-year-old person in Punjab [source]

36 new cases in Saudi Arabia [source]

24 new cases in Lebanon [source] [source]

191 new cases and 1 new death in Ireland [source]

15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria [source]

172 new cases in Czechia [source]

15 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria [source]

13 new cases in Jordan [source]

14 new cases in Serbia [source]

10 new cases and 1 new death in Tunisia [source] [source]

1 new case in Monaco: “Prince Albert II of Monaco is positive at Covid-19. His state of health does not cause any concern" said in a statement the princely palace, three days after Minister of State Serge Telle, equivalent of the Prime Minister in the Principality, also announced that he had been tested positive [source]

9 new cases in Cyprus [source]

15 new cases in Colombia [source]

46 new cases and 1 new death in Greece. Death of a 70-year-old man. 72 of the total cases (15%) have no travel history and had no contact with known or suspected cases. 78 of the total cases (17%) are hospitalized, 16 (20%) of which are being treated in intensive care,  with a median age of 69 years old and with underlying health conditions. 19 people have been discharged from the hospital so far [source] [source]

1 new case in Guatemala [source]

4 new cases in Ghana [source]

94 new cases and 2 new deaths in Denmark [source]

13 new cases in Moldova [source]

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1st case in Chad: a Moroccan national from Douala [source]

34 new cases in South Africa [source]

1 new case in Ethiopia: an Australian citizen [source]

19 new cases in Slovakia [source]

1 new case in Aruba [source]

138 new cases and 1 new death in Sweden: an elderly person with underlying health issues

104 new cases in Chile [source]

10 new cases in Azerbaijan: all imported cases [source]

409 new cases and 18 new deaths in the Netherlands [source]

27 new cases in the United Arab Emirates [source]

33 new cases in Slovenia [source]

4 new cases in Nigeria [source]

1 new case in Guyana: had been in contact with the first known case [source]

52 new cases and 1 new death in Russia [source]

9 new cases in Sri Lanka [source]

32 new cases in Singapore [source]

3 new cases in Bolivia [source]

41 new cases in Finland [source]

1 new case in the United States Virgin Islands [source]

2 new cases in Bahamas: from the same household as the first confirmed case [source]

17 new cases in Romania [source]

6 new cases in Burkina Faso [source]

80 new cases in Iceland [source]

5 new cases in Malta [source]

1046 new cases and 149 new deaths in Iran [source]

5 new cases in Albania [source]

15 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR [source]

9 new cases in Estonia [source]

309 new cases and 7 new deaths in Belgium [source]

113 new cases in Australia (NSW), including a 6-year-old child  [source] [source]

12 new cases in Armenia [source]

3 new cases in Tanzania [source]

3 new cases in the State of Palestine [source]

4 new cases in Bangladesh [source]

4 new cases in Guam [source]

5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam [source]

15 new cases in the Philippines [source]

7 new cases in the DR Congo [source]

132 new cases and 2 new deaths in Luxembourg [source]

15 new cases in Latvia [source]

 1st death in Russia: a 79-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions [source]

110 new cases in Malaysia [source]

14 new cases in Faeroe Islands [source]

6 new cases in Kuwait [source]

1 new case in Cuba:  a 57-year-old Canadian citizen who had entered the country on March 14 [source]

60 new cases in Thailand [source]

81 new cases and 6 new deaths in Indonesia. 1 previously reported case has been retracted. "There was a slight error and was clarified with the surveillance team at PHEOC," Agus said in his written statement to reporters on Thursday evening [source] [source]

1st death in Mexico: a 41-year-old man with diabetes [source]

15 new cases in Hungary [source]

2 new cases in Georgia [source]

8 new cases in Taiwan [source]

5 new cases in Uzbekistan, including 3 relatives of a woman who arrived from Paris and 2 passengers of flights from Istanbul and London [source]

3 new cases in Honduras [source]

2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago [source]

1 new case in French Polynesia [source]

 1st case in Nicaragua: a 40-year-old who had traveled to Panama from March 13 to 15 [source]

 1st case in El Salvador [source]

  1st case in Fiji: a Fijian Airlines flight attendant who briefly traveled through Auckland and had spent time in San Francisco, where it's believed he contracted the virus [source]

1 new death in Curaçao. Death of the first-diagnosed case in the country: a 69-year-old Dutch man from North Brabant (Netherlands) who was on vacation in Curaçao. His condition deteriorated on Monday, when he was admitted to the ICU. Curaçao has 2 more confirmed cases. One is his wife [source]

152 new cases and 7 new deaths in South Korea [source]

8 new cases in New Zealand [source]

34 new cases, 8 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 819 new discharges occurred in China on March 18, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China [source]


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1 hour ago, lamoe said:

Spring break 2020 - majoring in Stupid 101 - you may not die but don't visit granny

In the same vein .....


‘I’m young. I feel my body can handle it’: Tourists ignore social distancing plea

American backpackers in Australia are defying social distancing rules, saying they can “handle” the coronavirus because they’re young.

American backpackers in Australia are defying social distancing rules, saying they can “handle” the coronavirus because they’re young.

Among hordes of people who took to Bondi Beach on a 31C day yesterday, recently arrived US tourists mingled among those sunbaking and having a dip in the sea.

Some talked to The Daily Telegraph, saying they have been living, beaching, dining and socialising together despite the government requesting everybody stay 1.5m away from each other.

They made a pact that if one goes down with the coronavirus, they all go down.

“We figure none of us have any symptoms, due to our age the virus is unlikely to get us, and we’re more likely to get it in New York City where there are double the amount of cases than the 300 in Australia,” Lauren Titone told the newspaper. “I’m not nervous. I’m young. I feel my body can handle it.”

The heatwave will continue today with temperatures expected to climb to 36C in Sydney.


...... and much more stupidity then listed in that article - at the link above :wacko:

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This is important. Supplies of Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and zinc supplements may soon be scarce.

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3 hours ago, lamoe said:

Spring break 2020 - majoring in Stupid 101 - you may not die but don't visit granny

Gov finally closes beaches - took too long to do something jerk, same as NOLA



Personally I think there's a time when the North Korean approach is more appropriate


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4 minutes ago, JohnSurrey said:

Agree - unfortunately that kind of control - similar to China's - over people / news / internet - is like a tax - once you let a government have it, it's almost impossible to get rid of it.

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Tata just said to me "Did you know China is virus free?"

Where did you read that?

"It's on  Youtube from China"



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1 hour ago, Headshot said:

This is important. Supplies of Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and zinc supplements may soon be scarce.

I asked yesterday at TGP and Watsons re  Hydroxychloroquine  (it's for arthritis also) ....... "no stock, Sir"

Seems we may be as prepared here with that as we are with test kits and testing laboratories :unsure:

Plan B will be my 2 litres of Bourbon - it only hurts the next day then :lol:

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