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Title: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: Magnum on June 20, 2020, 11:55:13 AM
The number of covid cases have started to go back up again in Texas.

It's mainly caused by "dumnkopfs" who get too close to others.

Especially prevalent in bars.

It's inevitable that there will be some clowns to mess things up for the rest who are maintaining social distance.

Texas recently mandated that all business employees wear masks.

It looks like most, if not all fitness places will never return.

I feel for all those businesses.

Take care and stay safe,
                                          Andy






Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: raymond on June 21, 2020, 06:18:22 AM
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It's mainly caused by "dumnkopfs" who get too close to others.

And then you have their KING who encourages them to do it, even organizing a huge rally in an enclosed space, where you would expect thousands of worshipers to hail him shoulder-to-shoulder!!!! :sad: :thdn: :thdn: :thdn:
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: Magnum on June 21, 2020, 06:38:41 AM
I agree with you about Trump.

I feel he is arrogant and has caused much division in the U.S. and the world.

Andy
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: BugCatcher on June 23, 2020, 12:52:28 AM
We are free people who do what we want. If you dont like it, call your mommy and cry to her!
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: jj2007 on June 23, 2020, 02:33:19 AM
Yes, you are absolutely free to shoot yourselves in the foot :thumbsup:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-news-live-tulsa-rally-coronavirus-us-update-today-speech-empty-seats-a9577676.html

The U.S. death count is at 122,318 - congrats, your President is doing a brilliant job :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: caballero on June 23, 2020, 03:01:09 AM

Code: [Select]
          Cases     Death  Recovery   Inhabitants  Deaths per Million
USA   2,366,131   122,321   981,280   328.200M     372.702620353443
Italy   238,720    34,657   183,426    60.360M     574.1716368455931
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: daydreamer on June 23, 2020, 03:35:00 AM
Hi Andy
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: jj2007 on June 23, 2020, 08:04:30 AM

Code: [Select]
          Cases     Death  Recovery   Inhabitants  Deaths per Million
USA   2,366,131   122,321   981,280   328.200M     372.702620353443
Italy   238,720    34,657   183,426    60.360M     574.1716368455931

So what? Spain looks worse at 606 deaths per Million. I am German btw (107 dpm) :cool:
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: caballero on June 23, 2020, 04:50:04 PM
Yeah, you do not need to convince me of the disastrous management of the Spain's gov, it is worse than the official figures count, perhaps someday we will know them.

I just wanted to put in context your assertion about how bad the US government was doing.

So I finally feel that you are proud to be German?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: jj2007 on June 23, 2020, 05:24:58 PM
I just wanted to put in context your assertion about how bad the US government was doing.

So I finally feel that you are proud to be German?  :thumbsup:

I am proud to live in Italy. The virus circulated here months before the Chinese government informed the World that there might be a problem. Unfortunately it started in Lombardy, where a bunch of right wing fanatics had privatised a great share of the sanitary sector, almost as in the U.S., so the disaster was not really a surprise: over 1,600 deaths per Million. The rest of Italy is doing just fine.

Anyway, you should be familiar with the problem: In Spain, austerity legacy cripples coronavirus fight (https://www.politico.eu/article/in-spain-austerity-legacy-cripples-coronavirus-fight/) :cool:

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During the Spanish boom times ahead of the financial crisis, the country’s spending on health care was close to the EU average.

That changed in 2011, as the economy spiraled downward and a newly elected conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy embarked on a program of heavy spending cuts. He started by slashing a combined €10 billion from the health and education budgets and kept up an austerity program for much of his tenure, which ended in 2018.
Investment in the health care sector has dropped from 6.8 percent of GDP in 2009 to 5.9 percent in the government’s most recent draft budget — far below the current EU average spending of 7.5 percent of GDP.
Title: Re: Update on Texas etc.
Post by: caballero on June 23, 2020, 05:55:02 PM
The excuse for austerity is what this government has seized on. And it seems that everyone repeats this mantra. The next objective should be to wash the management of this government internationally.

Two of the countries with the best performance against covid with strong austerity measures, few countries outperform their good management against covid, with governments of different colors, by the way:

Portugal: 1,534 deaths, 10,28M. 149.221789 dpm
Greece:     190 deaths, 10,72M. 17.72388059701493 dpm

The supposed austerity is preceded by a disastrous management of Zapatero that left the country bankrupt, it is worth remembering this. Also, I don't know where that supposed austerity is, public salaries have been growing throughout the time of crisis, while private ones were reduced.