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  1. This is what I mean, where are the figures today? Compare a Spanish newspaper with the guardian... they show all the data on a clear link on the first page while I can't find the data in the guardian today (where's the table that you kindly provided yesterday?)
  2. Yeah, thanks. My area was one of the early hotspots (Harpenden-St Albans) according to the news, but I only find the data for Hertfordshire (170 cases).
  3. Well, thousands of Atlético fans travelled to Liverpool and Madrid is the hottest spots in Spain while in the UK it is not Liverpool (not sure what numbers are there in Liverpool as the numbers on this country are difficult to find). Also, Valencia is not the region of Spain with highest numbers either, so not sure that football explains the patterns at European or national scale, but may explain some local foci.
  4. First, the virus has a proper name which is SARS-CoV-2, given by the virus taxonomists. So that "Chinese virus" denomination is not only as stupid and trumpian as it can get, but it does not help to know what you are talking about. Second, the fact that it emerged in China does not give you or anyone the right to insult an entire country by calling it "their virus". It just shows how racism is engrained in some people's mentality, unfortunately. We gave many countries measles, smallpox, cholera, typhus, you keep listing the diseases that we gave the word, should we call them the British/European diseases? Can't we just agree on calling it "SARS-CoV-2, a virus that first emerged in humans in Wuhan."
  5. Because there are some halfwits that are just happy to blame an entire country of their dislike for something that could have happened anywhere at any point.
  6. The 1918 "Spanish flu" or influenza A pandemic arose in the United States in March 1918 (first case), and swept through Europe brought by the US soldiers. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2720273/ Should we call it the American virus?
  7. If you work in a research centre, unless your centre works on Covid-19, it will be closed soon. We have started to work from home as of today, and last week we got message that the government will be closing down research centres and Universities pretty soon. Also, I got a colleague who was told by a company that they would stop providing reagents and consumables to the labs that are not involved in research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which to me makes sense.
  8. My family in Madrid are locked in in apartments, not even a backyard where to go out and walk other than a balcony. And my sister with an autistic boy. But she can go out with one kid to buy food or to the pharmacy.
  9. I can't see a Premiership with 22-23 teams. That would increase the number of games by 4-6 in a pretty much tight calendar already. The only way I'd see it happening is if they decided to get rid of one of the Cups, most likely the Carabao Cup, which they were already talking about.
  10. Very interesting read and easy to follow for nonscientists too from The Lancet on the influence of mitigation strategies on Covid-19. From the models, it seems that a social distancing early and throughout the epidemic flattens out the epidemic peak (allowing the health system to cope) and stops the reemergence expected with a very time limited distancing strategy. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30567-5/fulltext?rss=yes Also, I found this opinion in The Guardian very interesting to understand what the government is following, but also, where is the data to support their actions? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/13/why-is-the-government-relying-on-nudge-theory-to-tackle-coronavirus
  11. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/51867944?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5e6b68198d956f0669ae45e1%26Premier League suspended until 3 April%262020-03-13T11%3A01%3A46.359Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:d9e0d6c3-e949-425d-b909-f56bc01435ec&pinned_post_asset_id=5e6b68198d956f0669ae45e1&pinned_post_type=share PL suspended until 3rd of April, so I guess I won't be travelling tomorrow to Birmingham... Now, will we get the money back?
  12. PL suspended until 3rd of April https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/51867944?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5e6b68198d956f0669ae45e1%26Premier League suspended until 3 April%262020-03-13T11%3A01%3A46.359Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:d9e0d6c3-e949-425d-b909-f56bc01435ec&pinned_post_asset_id=5e6b68198d956f0669ae45e1&pinned_post_type=share
  13. Yeah, but the problem with Covid-19 is that if it peaks rapidly, the health system can't cope with it. And it is not only about the deaths by Covid-19. If all IC units are full with covid-19 infected people, other emergencies can't be treated reasonably, so car accident injuries, flu, TB or transplants will have to be postponed. That is why they are talking about flattening the curve to reduce the number of cases occurring at the same time.
  14. Don't think so, Brighton released the statement after knowing about Arteta's positive calling off the game, and they are in the relegation fight. The PL says that this has to be a decision made by all Clubs, which I agree with, but Arsenal has had now two games called off.
  15. I'm chilled, don't worry, but just wondered why Arsenal's has already been called off and we are still waiting for the PL officials to say something. If the PL decides to go ahead, and having heard Boris yesterday it wouldn't really surprise me, are we playing it with the full squad in self-isolation?

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