COVID-19 in other countries

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    This is heartbreaking - a Madrid (Spain) doctor "tell it how it is" as they're having to take anyone over 65 off ventilators, and simply sedate them and let them suffocate to death, so they can save younger people

    We need to take this seriously - and much be incredibly devastating for those on the front line, who have pledged their lives to save life ... share and get the word out to everyone, so we don't suffer the same fate

     
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    Damn
    Only third of the population is in lockdown. Surprised they are not all third world countries

    Lets see how it all pans out over the next two months
    I think our PM is doing pretty good atm, showing leadership
     
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    At least now the US is acknowledging that the lockdown may be needed past Easter.

    And they have invoked the Defense Production Act in order to have more ventilators manufactured.
     
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    Yes amazing that private business coming to the table
    GM kicking snd screaming, DP Act came in handy
     
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    Daily new cases dropped three days in a row here, now under 7000 a day, so that's a good sign. Still hovering around 800 deaths a day though that lags new infections. Total population confinement tightened up, now illegal to travel to work (except essential workers) . They said confinement would start working after 10 days and were spot on, now entering third week.
    Touch wood on all this.
     
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    Gee... that's still a lot of daily deaths. Hope you stay safe.
     
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    Has anyone noticed they are trialling scuba diving masks fitted with a 3d printed valve as a substitute for ventilator masks in Italy?

    I guess I'd prefer a real ventilator mask but it does make me feel a bit better that people are being creative with solutions.

    The Decathlon Easybreath Snorkeling mask (of which I imagine there'd be a few in Australia) is the one they're converting.

    Of course you still need the actual ventilator machine!
     
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    Singapore's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

     
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    For obvious reasons I'm watching UK: my sister is worried sick: for herself, husband and our mum (88). What is shocking is the discrepancy in deaths - UK: 2921, here: 26 (as I write this)
     
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    Bit of a wake up call for those of the younger "won't affect me" sect ... still low in comparison, but still very serious. I did read somewhere, this morning, that scientists had discovered 8 mutations of Covid19, which is a little worrying

    Coronavirus leaving more young people severely ill
     
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    I was curious to see infection and death rates per head of population to see how they compare to Australia.

    I've just done a selection of the top countries and did a quick spreadsheet using population data taken from List of countries and dependent territories of the World by population:

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    Despite the US having far higher population than any of the other countries with lots of cases, their overall infection rate isn't as high (yet), and their death rate relatively low so far too.

    Australia is doing relatively well - thanks to our small, well spread out population, just over 20 cases per 100,000 people and with only 28 deaths so far, we barely rate on the deaths per head of population measure.

    Interestingly, Spain and Italy are seeing similar death rates. I'm not sure if that means much. The percentage of Spain's population infected is the highest out of all of the countries I looked at.
     
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    That information is available on Worldometers and scroll down - though for daily information for a full day, click on "yesterday" at the top of the list.

    The US numbers are growing rapidly. Since Monday, their numbers have almost doubled while Spain and Italy have gone up 50%. My screenshot from Monday doesn't include Australia. This could be as a result of increased testing, however the proportion of positive to negative tests is quite high
    Most recent data - about 24%.

    Australia's positive rate is 1.9% despite high testing rates
    Australia's virus testing rate leads world
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