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A couple of people I know are mountain guides on Everest.

 

Everest is shut down from the Nepal and China sides. This is a big blow to the local business there (on the Nepal side, at least), the money people earn over the 3 month climbing season (i.e. NOW) will sustain them for the remainder of the year.

 

I've been to Everest a couple of times now (Base camp, no higher). The financial losses incurred by these business mean they may go broke. There is no other source of income in that part of the world other than tourism money through trekking/climbing.

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2 hours ago, EnterTheVoid said:

A couple of people I know are mountain guides on Everest.

 

Everest is shut down from the Nepal and China sides. This is a big blow to the local business there (on the Nepal side, at least), the money people earn over the 3 month climbing season (i.e. NOW) will sustain them for the remainder of the year.

 

I've been to Everest a couple of times now (Base camp, no higher). The financial losses incurred by these business mean they may go broke. There is no other source of income in that part of the world other than tourism money through trekking/climbing.

you said all that to say this "I've been to Everest a couple of times" ?

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I feel masks are ineffective if other people around arent wearing them. Masks help in preventing your germs from getting outside, rather than the other way around.

Nevertheless, masks can still helpful as you touch your face less which is very important to do...

 

Hopefully , in India, people start wearing masks and get more aware...

 

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WFH till next week for now. Originally was happy but now just came back from a grocery store it looks like I visited the set from Zombieland. Empty shelves.

 

Can’t go to a movie or any where else, No cricket matches or sporting events. Good bless PSL @MechEng :isalute: fine for now but it will start getting on nerves. It’s not like I want to go out all the time in this weather( South Desi genes , 16 degrees C is still miserable weather for me) but just the thought of not being able to do any outdoor activity is kind of making be anxious :wall: 

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1 minute ago, Vilander said:

*ing wallmart every shelf is barren lol. wtf.  costco people are going nuts buying stuff. 

I am going to hit Wegmans around 1130pm. Hopefully things will be calmer

 

i haven’t bought anything yet. 

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3 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

I am going to hit Wegmans around 1130pm. Hopefully things will be calmer

 

i haven’t bought anything yet. 

get some frozen veggies, pastas,some sauses , dry fruits, some finger food etc. I think people need to improvise. Best of luck man lol.. its crazy,

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1 hour ago, maniac said:

WFH till next week for now. Originally was happy but now just came back from a grocery store it looks like I visited the set from Zombieland. Empty shelves.

 

Can’t go to a movie or any where else, No cricket matches or sporting events. Good bless PSL @MechEng :isalute: fine for now but it will start getting on nerves. It’s not like I want to go out all the time in this weather( South Desi genes , 16 degrees C is still miserable weather for me) but just the thought of not being able to do any outdoor activity is kind of making be anxious :wall: 

Even walking outside is risky?

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7 hours ago, Stradlater said:

Can people in India access it by using a Italian VPN? 

I dont wanna pay for porn. That would be a new low for even a tharki like me. 

Pelle shaadi kar, bande, kab tak haathon ki chand lakeeron se khelta rahega. Jamhoore!

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Today in Chennai, I witnessed some govt guy spraying sanitizer over bus stops and pavements. I don't usually say this but thanks to Chennai Corporation for being proactive in these times :nice:. That's probably a good start as commuters, mall goers, shopping centers, movies are all usually packed with people. They have been encouraging people to wash their hands, don't go out. Some effort has been made :two_thumbs_up:

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8 minutes ago, Real McCoy said:

Today in Chennai, I witnessed some govt guy spraying sanitizer over bus stops and pavements. I don't usually say this but thanks to Chennai Corporation for being proactive in these times :nice:. That's probably a good start as commuters, mall goers, shopping centers, movies are all usually packed with people. They have been encouraging people to wash their hands, don't go out. Some effort has been made :two_thumbs_up:

I called my parents last night on the land line, it first took me to a  recorded message for a couple of minutes (about precautions to deal with coronavirus) before connecting.

 

good job by BSNL. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Real McCoy said:

Today in Chennai, I witnessed some govt guy spraying sanitizer over bus stops and pavements. I don't usually say this but thanks to Chennai Corporation for being proactive in these times :nice:. That's probably a good start as commuters, mall goers, shopping centers, movies are all usually packed with people. They have been encouraging people to wash their hands, don't go out. Some effort has been made :two_thumbs_up:

Whatever reports we are getting are just the official figures. I think the actual figures could be lot higher. The government knows a lot more than public and they will not reveal facts so people might panic. If the Indian government has put measures to ban schools, malls, public events for this whole month which is unprecedented as far as I could remember , this could be a very serious disease and not just like a new version of flu, like some reports are making you believe. Try to stay indoors as much as possible and be safe. 

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1 hour ago, kubrickian said:

Whatever reports we are getting are just the official figures. I think the actual figures could be lot higher. The government knows a lot more than public and they will not reveal facts so people might panic. If the Indian government has put measures to ban schools, malls, public events for this whole month which is unprecedented as far as I could remember , this could be a very serious disease and not just like a new version of flu, like some reports are making you believe. Try to stay indoors as much as possible and be safe. 

Its good to be precautionary but staying indoors is not practical. Even with this scare and most people have seen whats going on in Italy, Germany, USA and obviously China. I had to renew the license and had to go to the RTO. There were your odd coughs you can't do anything about it. Btw don't panic. March is usually the time of colds and coughs in Chennai.

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28 minutes ago, Real McCoy said:

Its good to be precautionary but staying indoors is not practical. Even with this scare and most people have seen whats going on in Italy, Germany, USA and obviously China. I had to renew the license and had to go to the RTO. There were your odd coughs you can't do anything about it. Btw don't panic. March is usually the time of colds and coughs in Chennai.

Stay indoors meaning avoid large gatherings and avoid crowd as much as possible. Obviously doesnt mean you shut yourself inside completely.

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5 minutes ago, OpeningBatsman said:

New positive found in kamothe (new Bombay) i stay 5 minutes from there. I work in Accenture and they are yet go give us any days off. 

 

Well guess I'm *ed. 

Stay safe man.

 

whats up with these consulting firms. A person I know works for Deloitte, he is an older person and kids are grown up 20+, so they told him that since  he doesn’t  have kids in school he has  to come to work  

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15 minutes ago, maniac said:

Stay safe man.

 

whats up with these consulting firms. A person I know works for Deloitte, he is an older person and kids are grown up 20+, so they told him that since  he doesn’t  have kids in school he has  to come to work  

Thanks.. And the management in these companies don't give a f really.. Ill show you an actual screenshot of the conversation they have in the offic group, even when provided with true facts.. 

 

 

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I think India's response has been fair including ban on foreign entry. 

 

Data Analysis and Intelligence should be used to trace travellers in past month and their contacts. 

 

In Pakistan, i think government is under reporting things. I hope summer comes down hard early and it turns true that virus is not able to survive in summers. 

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12 hours ago, Real McCoy said:

Today in Chennai, I witnessed some govt guy spraying sanitizer over bus stops and pavements. I don't usually say this but thanks to Chennai Corporation for being proactive in these times :nice:. That's probably a good start as commuters, mall goers, shopping centers, movies are all usually packed with people. They have been encouraging people to wash their hands, don't go out. Some effort has been made :two_thumbs_up:

They need to declare holiday for schools, colleges and malls. I don't know why edappadi is taking so much time to announce it. Almost all states around us have done so..

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2 hours ago, The Dark Horse said:

They need to declare holiday for schools, colleges and malls. I don't know why edappadi is taking so much time to announce it. Almost all states around us have done so..

Edappadi represents every govt worker. Velai pannanuma sirappa pannidalam sir koncham tea sappittu velaiya thodanguren. After tea, then bajji, then lunch :laugh:, then some rest, then next day and another. I'm saying the govt is proactive compared to earlier govts. Don't even compare TN to other states. I know KTK, MH and GUJ are better not just economically but also in disaster preparation. We all know how Chennai floods was being handled a few years ago. Admittedly Jaya was in hospital and she was hesitant to delegate control to lower authorities. I have to take this as a positive :dance:

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13 hours ago, Real McCoy said:

Its good to be precautionary but staying indoors is not practical. Even with this scare and most people have seen whats going on in Italy, Germany, USA and obviously China. I had to renew the license and had to go to the RTO. There were your odd coughs you can't do anything about it. Btw don't panic. March is usually the time of colds and coughs in Chennai.

I have observed this as well,anywhere you go there are bound to be 4 or 5 people coughing,they wont cover their mouth let alone wear a mask,how do you even distinguish between the normal cold and this coronavirus.

Health minister says that TN is corona free but this is hard to believe given the huge influx of people from other countries/states,I fear not having a strong leadership like Pinarayi or BSY would cost us.

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3 hours ago, Real McCoy said:

Edappadi represents every govt worker. Velai pannanuma sirappa pannidalam sir koncham tea sappittu velaiya thodanguren. After tea, then bajji, then lunch :laugh:, then some rest, then next day and another. I'm saying the govt is proactive compared to earlier govts. Don't even compare TN to other states. I know KTK, MH and GUJ are better not just economically but also in disaster preparation. We all know how Chennai floods was being handled a few years ago. Admittedly Jaya was in hospital and she was hesitant to delegate control to lower authorities. I have to take this as a positive :dance:

Actually edappadi is quite a good administrator in terms of getting things done. Now they have declared holiday upto grade 5, and malls in bordering districts..IMO he should have done it for all grades except for maybe public exams..

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5 hours ago, Real McCoy said:

Edappadi represents every govt worker. Velai pannanuma sirappa pannidalam sir koncham tea sappittu velaiya thodanguren. After tea, then bajji, then lunch :laugh:, then some rest, then next day and another. I'm saying the govt is proactive compared to earlier govts. Don't even compare TN to other states. I know KTK, MH and GUJ are better not just economically but also in disaster preparation. We all know how Chennai floods was being handled a few years ago. Admittedly Jaya was in hospital and she was hesitant to delegate control to lower authorities. I have to take this as a positive :dance:

 

2 hours ago, The Dark Horse said:

Actually edappadi is quite a good administrator in terms of getting things done. Now they have declared holiday upto grade 5, and malls in bordering districts..IMO he should have done it for all grades except for maybe public exams..

 

#EPS The Boss :dance:

#EPS The Mass :dance:

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1 hour ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

Meanwhile in UK...

 

 

Stay safe UK based ICFers.

What I heard from that bald headed cvnt is

1. even out the virus outbreak and spread it out so that they don't have a "peak" flu season in winter

2. 60% people having it constitutes "herd" immunity (Interesting word in quotes. Will talk about that later).

3. Virus is more dangerous in small groups rather than large gatherings :noidea:

My response to those points

1. If its an epidemic that threatens to affect population across the world and cause economic slowdown, would it matter if it spreads out until winter which is another 6+ months away. What if it kills a bunch of people in summer. Are they relying on broscience that warmer temps will slow down the virus. If its so, then it should be actual science not broscience and this needs to be taught in all schools. They are controlling information so that when we say it, its broscience and when they say it, its science because they have written some papers.

2. So if everybody gets the virus and becomes a seasonal flu, whats all the fuss then. This sounds like bro science from the chief scientific advisor of the great make benefit nation of englund. The herd keyword is troubling me. how can some expert come to the national news and utter a word that is meant for animals. So do the elite think of humans as cattle. Interesting choice of words there mr.advisor

3. I sincerely believe he is just BSing here. He is paid to get the info across to the masses. I don't think he is even a scientist either. Look at him talk. Looks like he is reading from a script. His eyes are down and moving slightly from the right to left from our POV.

 

This newscast is another type of propaganda where this will create a sense of panic among the people and they will demand antivirus vaccination which will have the virus. They are playing a game here. Tell them there is a boogie virus which will kill everyone and their mother in law. later they tell everyone to take it easy and receive virus and participate in large gatherings. people have seen too much scary news this month, they will be in the mythical region of panicstan right now. Its a 1-2 punch. Right before the blow from the right comes the hook from the left. In cricketing terms, set the field deep for the hook, bowl bouncers and slip a full one or a yorker to get the wicket.

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It seems like life is going on aa normal in Chennai. No reactions at all. Only today were holidays announced , and even then for only till class V. Everything's open still. TN govt doesn't want to do anything it seems until something actually happens. 

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I don’t know if I should be worried that the government are ok with millions dying here with their herd immunity theory..
UK showing the sort of clinical ruthlessness that made them rule the entire world..for their sake I hope they have made the right decision

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13 hours ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

 

It's all down to the next couple of weeks then.

Indian numbers wont change a lot if we are going to continue the rate of our current testing and that would lead us to a false sense of security which would be catastrophe.

 

So far, we have done what, may be 7000 tests overall,  which some countries arw doing in a daily basis. 100+ cases for 7000 tests,  is not a safer number. 

 

Hope we speed up the testing.

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On 3/13/2020 at 11:15 AM, someone said:

I feel masks are ineffective if other people around arent wearing them. Masks help in preventing your germs from getting outside, rather than the other way around.

Nevertheless, masks can still helpful as you touch your face less which is very important to do...

 

Hopefully , in India, people start wearing masks and get more aware...

 

I think N95 mask would protect against Germs entering from out side. So even if any  virus in surrounding would not infect through respiratory if one is wearing N95 mask.

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