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by Cat on Fri Apr 10th, 2020 at 07:20:40 PM EST
We had no choice. New cases and deaths have plateaued but there is no clear sign of the infection rate declining. Emergency departments are busy but generally not full and emergency extended capacity has not yet had to be used, but medics are still worried about a surge next week. Increasing numbers of medics are also sick or self isolating so the decision made itself, really. However for the first time there is some talk of a graduated return to "normality" from May onwards.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Apr 10th, 2020 at 08:05:55 PM EST
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What rates of hospitalization, fatalities, workload of medical caregivers, etc. are going to be the operational target for the next two years while a vaccine is, perhaps, developed and tested?
by asdf on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 02:35:39 PM EST
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Technically speaking a disease causing virus having no vaccine is a Biolevel 4 Hazard.  In labs people working with the virus would be wearing full body containment suits.

Opening up in May only means another wave of infections and death.

BUT having people die is more/better than actually addressing a failure of Neo-liberal Capitalism.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 02:52:58 PM EST
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Neo-Liberal Capitalism morphing into Neo-Fascist Capitalism.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 03:12:50 PM EST
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Fascism is good for the 1%.

Until they piss-off The Leader.  Then it's up against the wall time.  As the German 1% discovered.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 07:30:11 PM EST
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