Coronavirus 2019-2020 thread (no unsubstantiated rumours!)


9dashline

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Whether viruses are living or not is an interesting topic and I don't think the answer is straightforward. Another interesting group is prions.
Just comes down to how you define life or alive... is the digital code in the game of Life alive or not? seems like it falls under the same category of biological viruses...

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OppositeDay

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Just comes down to how you define life or alive... is the digital code in the game of Life alive or not? seems like it falls under the same category of biological viruses...

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Oh how much I loved programming various versions of the Game of Life when I was a kid. Unfortunately, John Conway was the first person I knew (mere acquaintance from seating at the same table at a conference dinner, he definitely won't remember me) to die from Covid-19.
 

AssassinsMace

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I was out to dinner last night with some friends who were white. The conversation turned to COVID-19 and one them was lauding New Zealand's handling of COVID-19 pointing to how if just one case shows up, they shut down the area for a week. Isn't that the zero-tolerance policy the West criticizes China for doing...?
 

SteelBird

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I was out to dinner last night with some friends who were white. The conversation turned to COVID-19 and one them was lauding New Zealand's handling of COVID-19 pointing to how if just one case shows up, they shut down the area for a week. Isn't that the zero-tolerance policy the West criticizes China for doing...?
Locking down with one case emerge is Zero-Covid policy. If there's any other nation than China who can applies Zero-Covid policy, that's New Zealand. Many South-East Asian nations including Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia... are trying to open up their countries after vaccination coverage have reached certain level. These nations will acknowledge each others' vaccine visa.

I read the news Cambodia donates 200K doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam. Vow, when on earth the rich starts begging for help from the poor. It's ironic!
 

ansy1968

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Locking down with one case emerge is Zero-Covid policy. If there's any other nation than China who can applies Zero-Covid policy, that's New Zealand. Many South-East Asian nations including Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia... are trying to open up their countries after vaccination coverage have reached certain level. These nations will acknowledge each others' vaccine visa.

I read the news Cambodia donates 200K doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam. Vow, when on earth the rich starts begging for help from the poor. It's ironic!
@SteelBird bro it was what governance is all about. Us here in the Philippine had a lockdown for 3 weeks and the effect is profound, from a high case rate of 18,000 per day it's now 4,340 yesterday and we're able to do it with less resource. Brother its election fever here in the metropolis and my friend often ask me whom to vote, the obvious answer is Duterte like candidate, why? without Duterte as President we will have riots in the street which will target us Hua Qiao as the elites and its cohorts in gov't will often do to deflect the problem and absolved their incompetency.
 

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