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Filippa Eilhart

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  1. Luxembourg's prime minister said we have enough Remdesivir stockpiled for our needs.
  2. maybe you’re not aware of this, but thousands of Poles were forced to join Wehrmacht against their will.
  3. https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-over-600-people-test-positive-at-german-slaughterhouse/a-53846038
  4. Orson Scott Card. And Enchantment is basically Russian fairy tale fantasy.
  5. I know we're not supposed to like Card anymore, but if you liked Uprooted then you'll like "Enchantment".
  6. I gave in to this panic and ordered one on German amazon. It only took a few days to arrive.
  7. on the other hand, based on a representative sample of 1800 people, only 2% of the Luxembourg population has antibodies.
  8. I think Covid is supposed to cause specific changes that are different from other forms of pneumonia, but this is something I read months ago, so don't quote me on that.
  9. first case in Alsace dating back to 16 November, based on chest scans https://today.rtl.lu/news/world/a/1514676.html?fbclid=IwAR0wXw8qsbk8Tbk3dsc_7lpAputflb_SVUjOzxVu7_G01zVD4p_A-83lgro
  10. I remember reading that doctors in Italy retroactively thought they must have had cases in November...
  11. @JoannaL interestingly, I just saw a news item on a Polish life-ticker (no link) saying there is a 30% increase in the number of deaths in France compared to previous years. 93K compared to an average of 71K between 1 March and 17 April.
  12. a local pub will be delivering pints of guinness this weekend
  13. so here is a Daily Mail (yeah I know) article about ventilators and it’s making some interesting points about how covid is more similar to altitude sickness and you should be giving people oxygen rather then ventilating them. Which, I dunno, I thought was standard practice anyway and people were only put on ventilators if oxygen failed? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8230775/Is-proof-live-saving-ventilators-actually-deathtraps.html
  14. Belgium claims they’re just counting all the deaths. I think it was discussed in the previous thread.
  15. I just saw this: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20062463v1?fbclid=IwAR3yTQqS2GInnVVU_iikRQjrucsi1KYwWpV1UEEhiLTTXLvGnLfRc3tUy_g “The unadjusted prevalence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in Santa Clara County was 1.5% (exact binomial 95CI 1.11-1.97%), and the population-weighted prevalence was 2.81% (95CI 2.24-3.37%). Under the three scenarios for test performance characteristics, the population prevalence of COVID-19 in Santa Clara ranged from 2.49% (95CI 1.80-3.17%) to 4.16% (2.58-5.70%). These prevalence estimates represent a range between 48,000 and 81,000 people infected in Santa Clara County by early April, 50-85-fold more than the number of confirmed cases. “ not peered reviewed.
  16. Norway is expensive (although compared to Luxembourg it’s not that bad, lol) but all hotels we stayed in had free breakfast and some even had free dinner. So that’s something to look at when you book.
  17. meanwhile in Poland, people express their civic rights by queueing 2 m apart.
  18. London is awesome. We were supposed to visit over Easter. And go see Hamilton.
  19. thanks for mansplaining that. just kidding man, I just don’t think there are any internet savvy people left on the planet who haven’t heard of the word I want to go to Japan. And Iceland and Crete and Croatia.
  20. an hour? I thought the virus only stays up for a few minutes at the most. But anyway, it’s not to protect you, it’s to protect others from your coughing fit.
  21. to be fair, most countries that require or encourage wearing masks don’t want you to wear PPE, just any kind of home-made face covering.
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