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Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:19 AM

Here's the Tory coronavirus plan:

1. Close the NHS to all but "critical" cases;
2. Police to combat only social unrest and disobedience , some other "serious crime";
3. Military to be called in as necessary;
4. Provide travel advice and other propaganda;
5. Otherwise, tell people they are on their own.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-police-may-only-deal-with-serious-crime-in-case-of-mass-covid-19-outbreak-11948456

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Ghost Dog Mar 2020 OP
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muriel_volestrangler Mar 2020 #4
T_i_B Mar 2020 #5

Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:17 AM

1. #5. Why that's the same as the Republican Y.O.Y.O. health plan.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 12:23 PM

2. Yup. Also:

6. Delay, delay. Prevent "numbers" rising quickly (eg. by withholding tests, cf. US example) ;
7. Delay tax payments from struggling businesses (but not from individuals)...

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-britain/uk-sets-out-battle-plan-to-try-to-contain-spread-of-coronavirus-idUKKBN20P39P

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 10:36 AM

3. On a side note...

.is there any country affected with this where people actually do have full confidence in what their government is doing about Coronavirus?

I notice that we aren't the only country where people are panic buying bog roll for example. Although why people are doing that is a mystery to me. I don't recall chronic diarrhea being a symptom of Coronavirus.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:01 PM

4. Singapore's said to have done quite well, though it probably has advantages

In the global race to stop the new coronavirus outbreak, Singapore has been hailed by the World Health Organization as an exemplar of effective detection and containment.

For other countries, however, the answer to the epidemic may not be as simple as "do as the Singaporeans do."

The city-state accounted for 130 out of the roughly 100,000 infections reported worldwide as of Friday. Eighty-two of the patients had already been discharged, with not a single death. Local health authorities' carefully calibrated measures to control the outbreak are backed by some built-in advantages: a small territory, high medical standards, and the ability to impose somewhat draconian measures that might not fly elsewhere.

Late last month, the government revoked a 45-year-old man's permanent residency status because he had defied a "stay home" order.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/What-Singapore-s-coronavirus-tactics-can-and-can-t-teach-world

As for panic buying, the things about toilet paper is it doesn't go off. As the other items that are running out don't:

Shoppers are limited to buying no more than five of certain goods, including antibacterial gels, wipes and sprays, dry pasta, UHT milk and some tinned vegetables

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51790375

I went shopping today; they had indeed run out of dry pasta, and the own-brand tinned tomatoes.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 02:40 AM

5. I went in Home Bargains and Asda yesterday

All out of bog roll, hand wash and dried pasta. Running low on tinned food and surface cleaners.

The panic buying is selfish, foolish, counterproductive and unnecessary. But it is happening. Even if nobody will admit to having stocked up on these things.

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