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Some interesting things that is very telling as it pertains to the death rates of this virus. Men are dying at much higher rates than women, Men smoke at a rate of 35 % in Italy and 62% in China. Far far higher than female smoking rates. 

4 minutes ago, ReddFoxx said:

Went to the store earlier today and everything was wiped out. Milk, cheese, eggs, butter, etc. This situation is completely out of control and I'm worried about what is going to happen over the next month. My family should be ok for the next couple of weeks, but if the stores haven't replenished by then it's really going to be a problem.

Try smaller stores as opposed to big chains. Stores are getting shipments at normal intervals, there's just a lot of hoarding going on. Some stores here have instituted limits on purchases, 2 per item. It's working well. 

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4 hours ago, ReddFoxx said:

Went to the store earlier today and everything was wiped out. Milk, cheese, eggs, butter, etc. This situation is completely out of control and I'm worried about what is going to happen over the next month. My family should be ok for the next couple of weeks, but if the stores haven't replenished by then it's really going to be a problem.

It will likely be ok. People can only do so much hoarding before the run out of space, especially when it comes to perishables. I find articles like this one comforting:

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/03/20/food-supply-chain-groceries-colorado-coronavirus/

 

Short-terms shocks to the supply chain should correct themselves in the next week or so, said Jack Buffington, an assistant  professor of supply chain management at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.

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12 hours ago, Vee said:

 

Sure they have.

 

Gloomy ads like that one don't work. Look at Bloomberg's recent campaign. Some of Hillary's 2016 videos. Or watch the film "No" (Chile, 2012). It explains really well why these ads don't work. Trump did make a fool out of himself with those statements but that's not the right way to show his contradictions.

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On 3/19/2020 at 10:03 PM, Huntress said:

I guess more German states and counties – or even the whole country – will follow soon. The president of Bavaria already threatened to impose a lockdown on the entire state of Bavaria, while several virologists warned of the outcome of such drastic measures.

 

So finally Germany has woken up: Yesterday, Bavaria and Saarland were the first states to impose a complete lockdown for at least 2 weeks. In most other states, you are only allowed to meet in small groups (between 2 and 10 people, depending on the state). Everything except grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations and pharmacies is closed. Deutsche Bahn has reduced train connections by half.

 

People have apparently understood the necessity to stay home and the streets are empty. All tv stations work together to support the #WirBleibenZuhause (#WeStayHome) movement.

 

The number of infections is rising fast – we're closing in on Spain's numbers –, but the death rate is still really low.

 

As CNN reports:

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Germany has reported a further 2,705 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 16,662, according to the Robert Koch Institute, the country’s center for disease and control. There have also been 16 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 47, according to Saturday's update.

 

Officials are debating how best to respond to the continued spread of the virus. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman announced Friday that the government would re-evaluate its coronavirus containment measures, but dodged the question of if -- and when -- curfews should be imposed. 

 

Several German state premiers and local communities have raised concerns about the rate of the virus’s spread across Germany -- and have called for a nationwide lockdown. However, Germany is a federal state and decisions cannot be implemented nationwide by the Chancellor -- only in collaboration with state premiers.

 

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God forgive me, but I can't help but hope this outbreak, and his shitty way of handling it, will follow that man for the rest of his miserable life.

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