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Filippa Eilhart

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  1. @RhaenysBee You’re not going to get a unified answer The rules themselves differ between countries and within the rules there is so much scope to interpret what they mean and what your own personal risks are. So the best thing to do is just do what feels safe to you. We put shopping in quarantine at the beginning but stopped doing it. We disinfect phones if we use them outside. But according to our authorities, the virus is spread in family and friend meetings or at work (when people forget to keep their distance) and we don’t meet with people or go to work (I met up with friends twice since March and we kept our distance both times). I mentioned before I don’t believe in closing borders. We went for a week’s holiday abroad and I believe we were much safer than many people staying at home. The only risky thing was eating out, which we don’t do when we’re home.
  2. I had a really badass avatar on ezboard. None of this cuddly monkey crap.
  3. He should also be sued by the Grimm brothers, Andersen and Thomas Mallory.
  4. We’re probably only be able to see what definitely works and what doesn’t when it’s all over. And obviously at first all cases were imported, but it’s different now for all of Europe. But I also wonder about the research regarding schools. Are those researchers claiming schools pose no risk happy to recommend full opening of schools in Florida? Or are schools not a risk only because lockdowns otherwise worked?
  5. yes, I doubt anyone is opening doors to the US any time soon.
  6. @The Anti-Targ most of the articles I saw concerned the situation in Europe which is obviously extremely different from countries such as NZ or Australia, which you can just close off to any international traffic. Or even USA vs Canada where the situation is vastly different. You just cannot close off a European country from other European countries, even in the deepest lockdown we still had cargo traffic on a daily basis, cross-border workers, even seasonal workers being transported by chartered flights, not to mention repatriation of citizens. That’s is why I find it ridiculous that some countries are shutting borders to other EU countries. If you think you’re surrounded by countries where cases are rising but somehow your country is being spared, you’re fooling yourself. Your country is just not testing enough, or not testing the right people.
  7. There’s been plenty of research indicating closing borders is the least effective tool in halting spread. Here’s a recent article I saw. https://www.liser.lu/?type=module&id=104&tmp=4471 Instead, we find no effects for international travel controls, public transport closures and restrictions on movements across cities and regions.
  8. in Luxembourg the test is done through the mouth, not the nose.
  9. Luxembourg is being penalised by some countries for testing aggressively and it’s pissing me off. https://today.rtl.lu/news/luxembourg/a/1547685.html
  10. It's definitely been suggested it may likely be a yearly vaccine similar to flu.
  11. Luxembourg's prime minister said we have enough Remdesivir stockpiled for our needs.
  12. maybe you’re not aware of this, but thousands of Poles were forced to join Wehrmacht against their will.
  13. https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-over-600-people-test-positive-at-german-slaughterhouse/a-53846038
  14. Orson Scott Card. And Enchantment is basically Russian fairy tale fantasy.
  15. I know we're not supposed to like Card anymore, but if you liked Uprooted then you'll like "Enchantment".
  16. I gave in to this panic and ordered one on German amazon. It only took a few days to arrive.
  17. on the other hand, based on a representative sample of 1800 people, only 2% of the Luxembourg population has antibodies.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. I remember reading that doctors in Italy retroactively thought they must have had cases in November...
  21. @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.
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