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Post by Hermit » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:02 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:13 am
An example of one leader grabbing more power:

The Guardian view on Hungary's coronavirus law: Orbán's power grab
The pandemic has allowed one of Europe’s most authoritarian leaders to marginalise critics and political opposition

In functioning democracies, any request by a leader for “emergency powers” is rightly subjected to scrutiny. If granted, a suspension of normal constitutional practice will generally come with a strict time limit attached. Boris Johnson’s coronavirus bill, which gives sweeping new powers to ministers, was passed last week with the proviso that MPs would vote every six months on whether it should be renewed. In France, President Emmanuel Macron’s more wide-ranging and draconian emergency measures have a lifespan of two months.
This is more important than the number of cases.
Yes, governments all over the planet will get as much mileage in terms of increasing their power over the populace out of the Cocid-19 virus as they can, but that makes the pandemic any less of a disaster.
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Post by Tero » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:33 pm

Italy cases by region. There is actual flattening in Lombardy curve:
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not a log scale. The Lombardy cases will flatten at 45 000
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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:30 am

Now this:

'Feds: Price-Gouging Suspect Coughed on FBI Agents, Said He Had Coronavirus'
A Brooklyn man under investigation for hoarding medical supplies and then selling them at an outrageous markup made matters worse when he coughed on two FBI agents and told them he was infected with the new coronavirus, officials said.

Now Baruch Feldheim, 43, is in custody—charged with assaulting a federal officer and making false statements to law enforcement.

According to federal prosecutors in New Jersey, Feldheim sold the life-saving equipment at inflated prices to doctors and nurses even after they had been designated as scarce by authorities in Washington.

On March 18, a doctor who connected with Feldheim on a WhatsApp chat group called Virus2020! said he agreed to pay $12,000 for a thousand N95 face masks—a 700 percent markup.

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Post by Svartalf » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 am

The jackboot of neofascists is stomping over Europe, Hungarian ruler Viktor Orban just had the parliament give him full powers for an emergency state of unlimited duration... I suspect macron will follow suit soon.
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Post by NineBerry » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:53 am

Svartalf wrote:
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The jackboot of neofascists is stomping over Europe, Hungarian ruler Viktor Orban just had the parliament give him full powers for an emergency state of unlimited duration... I suspect macron will follow suit soon.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:08 am

The same is true of Johnson in the UK. Parliament has to rubber stamp it every 6 months.
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Post by NineBerry » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:02 pm

Both the US and France have now crossed the threshold of having more registered deaths than China. The Netherregions more than 1000 deaths. Germany at 700

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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:07 pm

But that's only government figures so they can't be trusted. And besides, Covid-19 isn't a problem in The Netherlands and the government is only playing along with the rest of the EU to humour them.
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Post by JimC » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:18 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
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The same is true of Johnson in the UK. Parliament has to rubber stamp it every 6 months.
Can't quite see the opposition laying down and letting Boris do whatever he wants...
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Post by Sean Hayden » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:13 pm

The coronavirus pandemic could take as many as 81,000 U.S. lives over the next four months, according to projections by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation that take into account protection orders already in place and warns the death toll could be higher if health care equipment falls short or social distancing guidelines are weakened.
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Post by NineBerry » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:08 pm

Sex workers get money for business losses in Germany due to the shutdown

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Post by JimC » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:28 pm

Telephone sex will be all the go...
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Post by Tero » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:20 am

March 29, King Co WA where my son lives)..click photo for a bit more sharpness
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the people in my age group, 60-69, had some 5% die of those diagnosed. Unlike China, there is not a huge group of men smokers, so men and women are quite similar
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Vietnam used the state to enforce quarantine and track cases. They had no facilities for thousands of cases.
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Post by Tero » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:03 am

Cont.
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