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by wvcbxl
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

they aren't going to test my uncle for the virus, because the Netherlands is short on test kits. Where in the Netherlands did your uncle live? Reports here say that the health care system in the province of Noord-Brabant can no longer cope and is having to move ICU patients to other parts of the co...
by wvcbxl
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

What happens in Illinois after 2.5 weeks if the hospitals are overwhelmed and more and more people are getting it? Another two weeks in lockdown? Additional time in lockdown is almost a certainty. Places are saying two weeks because that’s not so much time that people are totally going to lose thei...
by wvcbxl
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Simple and brilliant.

by wvcbxl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Belgium went to an (albeit incomplete) lockdown at noon today (that's three hours ago) scheduled to last until 04/05. Citizens must stay at home ( with limited exemptions) If anyone here is interested in the details, here's the government's FAQ page (in English): https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/f...
by wvcbxl
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

There's been a couple of recent studies this week (limited sample size, obviously) that indicate it is likely the spread of this will be constrained by increased heat and humidity. Of course, that's a LONG ways from it actually being gone or even under control, but it does bring hope that by summer...
by wvcbxl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Some hope on the horizon; Important milestone in the development of a COVID-19 drug

(UGent is my alma mater. 8-) )
by wvcbxl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I can’t even imagine the effect that a 2+ week lockdown will have on the economy. Totally understand the necessity, but really concerned about my job and my financial state 6-12 months from now. Am I overreacting? My significant other works for a university hospital in Brussels and has let me watch...
by wvcbxl
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Belgium is very quiet this weekend. Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent were ghost towns on Saturday evening.
by wvcbxl
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

The Belgian government just shut down public life effective from midnight tomorrow. Mandatory closure of schools, public events are cancelled and all bars and restaurants closed. Asks us to minimise use of public transport. meanwhile... https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1238255219521335301?s=2...
by wvcbxl
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

The Belgian government just shut down public life effective from midnight tomorrow. Mandatory closure of schools, public events are cancelled and all bars and restaurants closed. Asks us to minimise use of public transport.
by wvcbxl
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:30 day travel ban (incoming from Europe)


To and from.

To be fair, that's a very good move.


I guess it also ends the "more immigrants from Norway" policy.
by wvcbxl
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Denmark has gone to a two week lockdown - health and security services are the only exceptions. All other work places and schools closed down by the government. :shock:
by wvcbxl
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Here's a solid tracker to use to keep with where the tested US cases are showing up: http://coronavirusapp.site/ This site has been compromised. Used it yesterday, worked fine. Went to it in my phone today, said I needed to download an app. Didn't realize it wasn't the same site. Installed the app ...
by wvcbxl
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

The CDC and WHO are not Buzzfeed, you dolt If you don’t recognize the difference between what CDC and WHOs guidance is and what is currently going on in the world I don’t know what to say. The WHO guidance can be found here: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak From their Q&A: Illness due to...
by wvcbxl
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Whoever decided it was a good idea to program (and transmit) "Outbreak" (1995) on one of the local TV channels last night should be fired. :banghead:
by wvcbxl
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

People are BEGGING for martial law. I beg to differ. 8-) What people yearn for is reliable information (which should come from experts) Unfortunately, a bunch of horsefeathers with opinions exceeding their knowledge are messing up the communications with either “impending apocalypse - Toba style” o...
by wvcbxl
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Italy just practically quarantined 16 million in their homes in Lombardia and adjacent provinces. :shock:
by wvcbxl
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1235696925778653185 It's actually just the reverse. Conventional wisdom is that you can't really stop a pandemic virus infecting a certain number of people. The measures taken are supposed to delay the pandemic and spread it out over time, to limit the strain...
by wvcbxl
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3868
Views: 156668

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Next Saturday's Strade Bianche is cancelled (that's professional men's cycling for the uninitiated - and imho the first important race of the season). Too bad, that is a fun race to watch on television. Also, Italy shut down all schools and universities yesterday, and Calcio soccer can only go ahead...
by wvcbxl
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44957
Views: 2330052

Re: Politics & Current Events

WrigleyField 22 wrote:https://twitter.com/niki_paumi/status/1224335978514604034?s=19

I'd laugh, but they probably got about as close as most Americans.


It could be even funnier if they tried Kansas/Missouri. :wink:
by wvcbxl
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44957
Views: 2330052

Re: Politics & Current Events

Meanwhile



Wakanda was removed, either after media started asking questions or because it started a trade war (both explanations seem plausible 8-) )
by wvcbxl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 1901
Views: 171797

Re: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫

Swiss police department (kantonspolizei Bern) pitching in 8-)

by wvcbxl
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The History Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 58473

Re: The History Thread

OleMissCub wrote:I knew his story well from Battle of the Bulge history.


Lots of 75th anniversary commemorations going on this week in the area, and reading some great stories in the newspapers. :wink:
by wvcbxl
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 332
Views: 60021

Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Odd sports trivia item:

2010: World Cup soccer final: The Netherlands vs Spain with Rafael van der Vaart (Nl)

2019: World Cup handball final (women): The Netherlands vs Spain with Estavana Polman (Nl)

van der Vaart and Polman are a couple and parents of a 2 yr old daughter.
by wvcbxl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 299
Views: 41791

Re: The Travel Thread

Anyone ever been to Disney Paris? We're going to London & Paris around New Years and, long story short, we agreed to spend one day at what used to be Euro Disney. I already know to be careful about pick pockets. I have (albeit a long time ago). It was a fun experience. Not sure what the situati...

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