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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
12 March 2020
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That is one thing about the American Federal system that has its advantages, that with things like coronavirus and climate change there's a lot that can be done at State level without needing to heed the nonsense coming out of the White House.

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 ahead of starting a film in Australia, and are in hospital there. Are they Australia's first cases, @The Hole Got Fixed?

  

Far from our first - we have at least 150 iirc, I posted about one of them in the In My Life thread. 

A student at a school not too far from me has it as well apparently... I wonder how many degrees of seperation they have from me and thus how long it is before I get it 

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12 March 2020
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Sky999 said

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No cases in my home state of Mississippi. Hope it stays that way.

Montana and Alaska are looking good right about now.

 

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Mississippi just got it's first case tonight; furthermore, it looks like I'm boxed in Alabama for now. ahdn_george_01

  

Drats for Mississippi. 

I assume he was driving. Hopefully he didn't make a stop in Alabama.

12 March 2020
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The Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar has just shut all schools and colleges in the Republic (include universities, @AppleScruffJunior?) from tomorrow until the end of the month, as well as child care facilities and public buildings like museums etc., and has said that all mass gatherings above 100 people (indoors) and 500 people (outdoors) should be cancelled.

What will Boris do later today?

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12 March 2020
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The Republic of Ireland closing all schools, universities etc from tonight at 6pm. Advice is for all 100+ gatherings and outdoor events to be postponed/cancelled. 

Spain cancel La Liga.

Got to wonder when the UK do the same with large scale events and such. The current strategy cannot remain when everywhere else is taking more extreme measures.

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12 March 2020
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I hope the government go down the ’Help ’ intermission route when moving from stage one to stage two. Would lift the mood for a minute or so. 

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12 March 2020
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University and college are synonymous here @Ron Nasty . Am currently sitting in what will probably be my last undergrad lecture as by the time the curfew is finished, we’d have been on study week anyways.

I have all of my stuff in my car ready to go back to the hometown anyways. Looking forward to being around the family for a month, they’re a nice bunch.

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12 March 2020
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Scotland to cancel all gatherings of over 500 people from the beginning of next week. About time. Moves us ahead of the UK. 

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12 March 2020
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I wonder if that's a sign of what is going to come from Boris shortly. Things seem to have changed since the World Health Organisation said it was a pandemic yesterday evening and criticised unnamed countries (US and UK?) for not being proactive enough.

EDIT: Seems it is only a recommendation - advice and not a ban - at the moment, just to free up emergency services and not to control the spread of the virus...

Mass gatherings require to be policed, they require to have emergency ambulance cover, they require the services of voluntary health services.

At a time when we need to be reducing the pressures on these frontline workers - in order to free them up to focus on the significant challenge that lies ahead - I do think it's inappropriate that we continue as normal.

...and she still has no problem with schools and universities staying open.

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12 March 2020
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Three Leicester footballers self-isolating. Hard to see their game going ahead on Saturday. 

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12 March 2020
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Ahhh Girl said

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No cases in my home state of Mississippi. Hope it stays that way.

Montana and Alaska are looking good right about now.

 

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Mississippi just got it's first case tonight; furthermore, it looks like I'm boxed in Alabama for now. ahdn_george_01

  

Drats for Mississippi. 

I assume he was driving. Hopefully he didn't make a stop in Alabama.

  

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I am hoping we stay this way; however, I know spring break is right around the corner and people are going to head to the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL or Florida (so passing through here). a-hard-days-night-paul-3On the plus side, the snowbirds should be heading home.

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^I want to be in Montana

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I'd rather be in Alaska tbh.

 

Surprised about Wyoming, thought their low population would be a boon for them.

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12 March 2020
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive. The whole first team are now self isolating. Difficult to see any Arsenal games going ahead when they don't have a team.

The Australian Grand Prix, though still unconfirmed, has been cancelled.

UEFA will consider next week whether to make Euro 2020 into Euro 2021.

Broadway in New York has gone dark for a month, as has Disneyland in California.

Trump's speech last night tanked the whole world's economy.

Schools are closing all over Europe.

Boris has suggested those with a new cough or fever should stay home for seven days.

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12 March 2020
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RN, surely the UEFA aren't considering waiting 101 yearsa-hard-days-night-john-3a-hard-days-night-george-10

Trump met with someone who has since tested positive...

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12 March 2020
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I seem to be the only one in my course happy that we were shipped home. I can now work in peace, at my own time and not be in my mildly-claustrophobic college gaf on my own thinking about having a nap at 4pm.

If exams are all out cancelled in college there’s a good chance I won’t see both the very nice people and the one prick until October or so when we (hopefully) graduate. Sad times. 

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Arsenal v Brighton has been postponed. A Chelsea player is the latest to test positive for coronavirus. 

Premier League team's meeting today (hopefully all done thru face time) to discuss what they do. 

Not a chance in hell games in large football stadiums should be played. Get it all postponed.

 

Rangers v Celtic is this Sunday in Scotland. Government want all large gatherings banned from Monday. Coincidence?

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13 March 2020
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All levels of professional football in England & Wales shut down until at least April 3rd.

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Premier league and English football league postpone all football matches until 4th April. No other option considering what’s going on. 
Seems everyone is taking the steps everyone thinks should be happening whilst the government point to some science folk they believe (or want to believe) and continue to delay. 

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13 March 2020
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If UEFA do postpone the Euros by a year next Tuesday that could allow domestic leagues that have closed down across Europe to extend into the summer.

The Italian Grand Prix has just been postponed, so you gotta wonder - with China and Australia already postponed, Bahrain (at the moment) taking place closed doors - if there will be a Formula One season this year.

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