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Fever broke last night. I'm going to be okay.

I tested positive.

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8 hours ago, Old Man said:

 

I looked at that but the video and article attached were not saying that mass burials were taking place but that the city was preparing the area. The island is actually where the city does it's burials in non pandemic times so I hope its just a case of unneeded precaution.

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This weekend is going to be a huge challenge for practicing Chirstians.

 

On one hand, in some states some churches are legally hosting Easter services this coming Sunday. These are usually medium-to-large churches with no oversight from their denomination (or that are their own denomination for most purposes). Their members, and especially those with families, will have to balance their desire to attend worship with their desire to protect themselves and their families from the virus. Unfortunately many (including their leaders) really don't care about the latter, which leads to the public health issues that would result from an outbreak related to the event. After all, it takes only one asymptomatic infected person to spread the disease to hundreds in a situation like that.

 

On the other, most denominations which have the authority to do so are telling their membership to stay home and celebrate privately. In two particular cases (Catholics and "Mormons"), the very highest level of authority (Pope Francis and President Russell M. Nelson) have orders home worship. But how to do you maintain reverence if your five-year-old doesn't understand and is wreaking havoc? 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52241221

 

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Normally, about 25 bodies a week are interred on the island, according to the Associated Press news agency.

But burial operations have increased from one day a week to five days a week, with around 24 burials each day, said Department of Correction spokesman Jason Kersten.

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, death tribble said:

I was a little concerned about the number of casualties that Britain was getting but then I noticed for most countries is 10% deaths to total cases. And that means Britain is in line with other countries.

 

 

It looks like Britain's in line with the countries that couldn't/wouldn't/didn't do enough early on, yes.  I think a core aspect of keeping things somewhat controlled is testing early and extensively, as well as the willingness to embrace the restrictions.  

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The WHO estimates that normal influenza strains kill between 290,000 and 650,000 people per year world wide, depending on the severity of the strain and the effectiveness of the vaccine for it. And the Spanish 'flu pandemic of 1918 killed 50,000,000.

 

CORVID--19 is significantly deadlier than the seasonal 'flu. The casualties would have been vastly higher if the world hadn't started taking action. And a single life lost that could have been saved is a tragedy. But we can't let the numbers push us into despair. This is part of the world's life cycle. It's happened countless times before, and it will almost certainly happen again. We'll come out of this bloodied, but we've come out of worse.

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45 minutes ago, Lord Liaden said:

The WHO estimates that normal influenza strains kill between 290,000 and 650,000 people per year world wide, depending on the severity of the strain and the effectiveness of the vaccine for it. And the Spanish 'flu pandemic of 1918 killed 50,000,000.

 

CORVID--19 is significantly deadlier than the seasonal 'flu. The casualties would have been vastly higher if the world hadn't started taking action. And a single life lost that could have been saved is a tragedy. But we can't let the numbers push us into despair. This is part of the world's life cycle. It's happened countless times before, and it will almost certainly happen again. We'll come out of this bloodied, but we've come out of worse.

 

Yeah, one thing I have been keeping in mind.  The Spanish Flu has been laughing at this.

 

 

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