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  12:42:46  15 April 2020
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So after observing their lack of common sense, are you still going? Are you taking sanitizer, gloves and mask?
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Still going - unprotected - but I avoid the rush hour and wash my hands after using the fingerprint reader. Of course you should never touch your face anyway while in risky areas.

Speaking of masks, some elderly home staff is now given surplus gas masks like this one: https://gasmaskandrespirator.fandom.com/wiki/Skyddsmask_90 (apparently all masks where ordered to be destroyed a few years ago, but fortunately some were kept anyway).
  06:35:44  18 April 2020
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well, this might be the final straw to break the European Union, which has been some time coming; no solidarity between member-states is the least of our issues at the moment, as more and more of the European nations are taking advantage of the situation to further push their own nationalistic agendas (history ain't taught Europeans nothing)

this is the beginning of something beautiful, the beginning of the end of this unholy union, consisting of a generations of rambling lunatics with too much money and power

and I for one will be dancing on the remains, saving billions of tax-moneys that's getting sunk into corrupt Eastern European nations to further push [their] own fascist agendas - this 'union' has been a crude experiment that wasn't prepared for the world of tomorrow.

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  06:49:12  22 April 2020
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how's that... 're-opening of society' working out for y'all...? 'cause over here in Sweden things have just been at a slow-burn, rather than complete lockdown, so... things are (on many levels) still much the same as always over here, at the very least from what I can see and I've been outside literally every day, shopping groceries, etc. like nothing's happened - going by subway to the dentist, like it's just another Monday morning (would seem as if though the rest of the city agreed with me, as there was the usual morning-rush at 7AM)

personally, I still remain very much unaffected by this whole ordeal; I've been exercising from home for the past 4-5 years and have no intention of ever going to a gym (never been there in the first place, wouldn't know what to do there)

I take my daily walks in the sunshine (gotta get that Vitamin D, y'know), still take strolls with the baby (and the wife) and life is pretty much normal... except (perhaps) that my neighbors seem even friendlier now than they usually are (i.e. they seem 'seem to 'care' a little extra these days, what with how is one's health/family, etc.)
  10:19:09  22 April 2020
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how's that... 're-opening of society' working out for y'all...? 'cause over here in Sweden things have just been at a slow-burn, rather than complete lockdown, so... things are (on many levels) still much the same as always over here, at the very least from what I can see and I've been outside literally every day, shopping groceries, etc. like nothing's happened - going by subway to the dentist, like it's just another Monday morning (would seem as if though the rest of the city agreed with me, as there was the usual morning-rush at 7AM)
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We just got another 3 weeks lockdown in the UK.


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personally, I still remain very much unaffected by this whole ordeal; I've been exercising from home for the past 4-5 years and have no intention of ever going to a gym (never been there in the first place, wouldn't know what to do there
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Fortunately I've got an exercise bike at home so I use that for an hour every other day at the moment, I also have some weights which I'll start including in my routine but for now the bikes enough
  05:03:49  23 April 2020
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Covid-19 Pandemic

It's been on the news several times lately comparing the differences between Norway & Sweden. Norway practicing a lockdown almost immediately with about 200 deaths now. Sweden not, with about 2,000 deaths. I think those numbers speak for themselves.

I went in to work for the first time in about 5 weeks. It was only to pick up my Laptop and other equipment to take home to start telework. Something they've been saying for years wasn't possible yet and we didn't expect it for another 5+ years. Funny how quickly they got that going. However it's good that once they've opened that door, they can't close it. No reason we shouldn't be able to do some telework in the future when things go back to normal.

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  07:44:48  23 April 2020
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Covid-19 Pandemic

It's been on the news several times lately comparing the differences between Norway & Sweden. Norway practicing a lockdown almost immediately with about 200 deaths now. Sweden not with 2,000 deaths. I think those numbers speak for themselves
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yeah - Sweden uses a different system to account for their covid-19 dead, compared to the most nations, as such we may seem to have a higher body-count, whilst in reality that may not necessarily be the case, only time (and more data) will tell

also, I was/am curious as to how everyone is going to 'open up' their respective nations, as it's rather easy to figure out that once nations 'open up' again (having had almost the entirety of Humanity locked inside for undetermined amount of weeks), the disease is gonna spread like... like... uhmmm..... like "a virus"?

of course, over here things will simply.... keep rolling as they are currently doing at the moment...


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when things go back to normal.
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much like once the office-party has ended and all the bottles of schnaps and expensive champagne has been drunk, the boss has had one too many speeches and all your coworkers have spilled all their dirty little secrets; someone's gotta clean up, someone's got to be held responsible and most importantly.... someone need to pay for all of this; I'm not sure how people perceive 'normal' these days, but I keep hearing that word get tossed around "once this has blown over and we back to normal", as if though that would mean anything at all, considering the millions of unemployed people who will start getting more and more desperate as they won't be able to afford to pay for the most basic needs

but hey... I for one am looking forward to the Global Society going back to 'normal' - it'll be quite the spectacle to behold; best bring some popcorn.
  10:06:13  23 April 2020
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Apparently we can't trust our Governments data in the UK, they claim there's been roughly 18,000 deaths here but they haven't included care home deaths & I read elsewhere that that was a significant number that could increase the total death toll by as much as 40%.
  13:45:19  23 April 2020
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Alas I lack the discipline to exercise at home, I need to go somewhere first.

In Sweden, half of the deaths seem to have taken place in the capital Stockholm, with only 10-15% in the second largest city Gothenburg and 5% in third largest Malmö. Even when taking into account the different population sizes, it seems Stockholm is still much worse off than the other two. So it seems the voluntary social distancing actually works to at least slow the spreading down.

Otherwise the thinking seems to be that all countries and regions will get it anyway sooner or later (unless a vaccine appears before that), and that any differences in death rate will depend on how well each country's health care system will cope (and the general health of the population).

It's interesting to behold the severe measures being taken even by some third world governments, that normally wouldn't care that much about their populations. Maybe it's because this disease can affect even the politicians themselves. It sure will cost those countries a lot financially.

Regarding work from home, I know office workers that have been doing it part time for years (using VPN software). Some may even work harder from home than in the office (where they use to spend most of their day on social media anyway).
  20:20:23  23 April 2020
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Covid-19 Pandemic

Not sure if those were actual numbers or per capita numbers. For example 200 out of every 100,000 for Norway and 2,000 out of every 100,000 for Sweden.

TS
  21:23:56  23 April 2020
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Covid-19 Pandemic

Not sure if those were actual numbers or per capita numbers. For example 200 out of every 100,000 for Norway and 2,000 out of every 100,000 for Sweden.

TS
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at the time of writing (April 23rd 8:23PM), we have 16,755 confirmed cases, 1,217 in intensive care and 2,021 diseased

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