I was on the task force of my company and started self isolation 2.5 weeks ago, cos I saw it coming . The figures were on the table and with a daily factor of 1.2 per day, everybody could do the maths.I hope you are keeping safe. I know some people in Heidelberg and Dusseldorf in Germany and it is exploding pretty bad right now. If it wasn't for the low death rate, I would said it is on the path to becoming the next Italy which is sadly what is happening to Spain right now. I pray for the world, Italy, Spain, Iran and the all the world that is being really hit hard with coronavirus. I feel like keeping inside, washing my hands regularly, and just becoming a total hermit is me doing my bit for world peace.
That's one way to describe Macron.^ our friendship was short! 🤭
Yes. Read in the local.de that Germany is now testing 500K people a week. That's a lot of people. Good job. I have a lot of faith in German efficiency.I was on the task force of my company and started self isolation 2.5 weeks ago, cos I saw it coming . The figures were on the table and with a daily factor of 1.2 per day, everybody could do the maths.
I think Germany's advantage is, that they are pretty heavily testing for 2 weeks now and ppl are aware. One of my colleagues who tested positive wasnt back in the building, but called authorities upon returning from Austria and told them, she might have it. She was even on TV. lol
How come?As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK. Good news.
Germany is doing quite fine, lots of testing and lots of beds available. The country should be also applauded for offering help to those whose systems are overwhelmed - some German hospitals have reportedly accepted patients from France and Italy. I'm also glad that our govt is now sending 10,000 protective suits to both Italy and Spain.While we are still in a pretty comfortable situation in Germany, the impacts are also heavy on Germany.
On a positive note, we had been informed today, that 11,000 intense care beds are free to be used (as a comparison: a German news outlet reported, that Italy has an overall of 5,000 and the UK 4,100).
On a negative note, hundreds of thousands of ppl including me are sent home on "short term labor". That means your working hours are cut down to a certain percentage, for which you get your salary. Of the missing net to your usual monthly income, you will get 60% from the state. Example: You earn 2000€ net and are down to 20%, meaning your company pays you 400 net. Of the 1600€ net missing, you get 960€ from sthe state. So you have 1360€ for the time being. This can be expanded up to 2 years.
In my company of 800, now 4 ppl are positively tested, 3 of them brought it home from skiing vacation in Austria.
Lol, trust me, with the economy in shambles nobody will have the luxury to focus on this shit anymore for a long time.
Lockdown for the climate, the next movement on the horizon