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  1. Coronavirus

    I'm not anti-American. I'm anti stupid. I'm anti-Trump. America is vast (I should know, I crossed it by train in my youth and have visited more than half of the states through work or privately) with all manner of people living there. Most Americans recognise that mass prescription of opioids has created a catastrophe of addiction that you don't find in Europe to anywhere near the same extent.   In case you haven't noticed, most Americans on here hate Trump too! You're on the wrong forum trying to beat the 'Murica drum. The people here are for the most part not the sort of people you'll find at a Trump rally. They can see the balls Trump has made of Covid19. His own CDC were telling him if the risks at the same time he was vainly promulgating that the whole thing was a second attempt at impeachment! It's ALWAYS about him in his black and white mind.
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    Somebody is particularly touchy about mentions of Trump's utter incompetence, petulance and dangerous ignorance. Even Johnson realised earlier that he couldn't gaslight a virus.    This poster wants all talk of Trump's handling of this crisis to be quarantined in the Trump thread.   The nightly circus in the WH where Trump denies ALL responsibility for the way things have turned out in the country he is in charge of is a sick joke. Journalists posing serious questions of the President's behaviour are ridiculed. He's a wanker. But he's your wanker.
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    Brexit has not happened in practice as the UK is still in the transition phase. Let's see how things are in January when it ends and the UK is all on its own. Trump has bigger concerns than a trade deal right now.
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    Hands up who's got the BCG vaccination? <raises hand>   Unreviewed study finds countries with mandatory TB vaccination have lower death rates to Covid 19.   Ireland mandated that vaccination until 2015 when it became difficult to obtain. I still remember the day I got it in school as it hurt like hell. I was five years old so it's one of my earliest memories in fact.   Obviously I hope there is some veracity to the claims made.
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    He also said nobody would die in respiratory distress, which is code for sedation I guess. That the man still thinks a human being's hand should be held shows his own humanity.
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    Eminent mental health professionals once again try to warn the American public about the mind of the man in charge:   Scroll down a bit. The video is worth half an hour.
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    I can't verify the authenticity of this but it's shocking if it's real:
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    The UK is in the transition phase. Wait till January before declaring Brexit a huge triumph. I expect it will make the Covid19 recovery significantly more difficult (how are the essential trade negotiations going with the world right now???) but rather than accepting the blame, Brexiteers will now blame an invisible virus for all their ills. Now that's a scapegoat!
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    Trump makes a tasteless joke about the model (of expected deaths!!):     "The professionals were involved in the model, I was never involved in the model, well at least this type of model"
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    It's reached one of the remotest places on earth now:
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    Interestingly it seems Fauci was excluded from the press briefing at the last minute. Too much telling the truth from him.
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    Oh man Trump is melting down and this crisis is just getting started. Americans are gonna realise that electing this man child was a big mistake.
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    And now blaming the states for not anticipating something he has repeatedly said could not be anticipated. What a fucking weasel.
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    Trump blaming the lack of PPE on the previous administration. Eh, you've been president for over 3 years now dickhead!
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    A homemade mask is very effective at catching everything. The trick to the masks is getting people to behave as if they already have it and are trying to prevent passing it on rather than preventing themselves catching it.
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    We've been misled (partly unintentionally I feel) about both the effectiveness of face masks and the impact the virus can have on younger people. Nobody is really safe from this thing.
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    ICU doc in Gwent, Wales told C4 news today that all their patients in ICU are in their fifties or younger and many have no underlying medical conditions that they knew about.   He promised that a doctor or nurse would hold the hands of people as they die as their relatives are not allowed in. Pretty moving stuff.   2 NHS nurses in their thirties were among the almost 700 dead in the UK yesterday.
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    Inforadio reporting that an order for facemasks at a US manufacturer for the Berlin police has been seized on behalf of the US government in Thailand. So much for Trump's bullshit promises to help poor Europe.   Anyone who voted for that guy deserves everything they get.
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    The US healthcare system simply doesn't have the capacity to treat all its people because a significant minority of US residents never use the system due to financial constraints. The hospitals haven't built the capacity to treat people who never come through their doors. Those people will be coming through their doors now though.   Even the worst European healthcare systems are generally free/cheap for the "big stuff" where you need to go to hospital. The hospitals are therefore at least able to treat the entire sick population in "peace time" which is more than can be said in the US.   The US is starting from a position of catch up. Prescribing a bunch of opioids won't hide this problem either.   I'd sooner be in Ireland than the US right now and our health system is garbage compared to Germany.   We've come a long way from this "Democrat hoax" in a matter of weeks.    
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    Trump reading his notes: "c.o.v.i.d.19" instead of "Covid 19". What a dumb fuck.
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    Yeah he's like a dog with a bone on that and all based on hearsay. 
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    I wouldn't mind (it's each country for itself in many ways) if Trump wasn't lying almost every night about the US helping poor Europe with equipment when the US produces more than it needs.    The US needs probably the most help of any developed nation at the moment. The best case scenario projection is for at least 100k people to die over the next couple of weeks!
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    As in other countries, universities and industry in Germany are partnering to build positive airway pressure devices (as was pioneered in Italy) to put less ill patients on in the hope of sparing them the need of intubation and full on ventilation under sedation. This obviously has the knock on effect of freeing up real ventilators for more critical patients.   Meanwhile in Ireland a tragic example of the kind of death and funeral thousands of elderly people in nursing homes are experiencing right now right across Europe:
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    Trump trash talking Europe again. The man is such an abject failure of a president he has to continually deflect from his failures by highlighting how bad things are elsewhere.   Last night he was claiming the US would be sending ventilators to Spain. Meanwhile the governor of New York is screaming for more ventilators.   Look after your own country you fucking wanker.
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    Some people supposed to be in quarantine here (near Berlin) have been caught M.I.A. by the Gesundheitsamt. They discovered 10 out of 55 people were not at home during random checks. That's pretty unnerving.