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  1. Xlot

    Boris Johnson - Down With the Sickness

    Aw c’mon, he’s only got a 1% chance
  2. Xlot

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Just like they used to do in Cuba, Hasta siempre Comandante Che Guevara Fond memories
  3. And in any case, total lockdown will be followed by a quarantine for seniors. This will have the positive effect of getting Dalts (OK, and Bertelli) out of the way
  4. Xlot

    Corona Virus

    All the more striking since Lombardy is Italy’s richest region, with notably the best public health infrastructure
  5. Xlot

    Corona Virus

    Yes, that does shed some light - german meticulousness, kudos! Unbelievable the difference it made. But just today I got a confirmation from two adjoining regions in Italy: Lombardy relied on hospitalization and got an awful 15% death rate, while Veneto pushed extended testing and home assistance, resulting in 3.5%. The locals’ fondness for alcohol may also have been a factor ... @RobG: it’s not a matter of health services being overwhelmed, the problem seems to be that hospitals themselves appear to become hotspots of infection
  6. Xlot

    New protocol

    ^ He correctly points out the government may well have the final word
  7. Xlot

    Corona Virus

    Nobody - including Rennie - seems to know. Even this CNN piece is far from conclusive https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/opinions/germany-low-death-rate-for-coronavirus-sepkowitz/index.html
  8. Xlot

    Corona Virus

    And that’s CNN. Now, anything is possible, but I cannot find one mention of “death panels” in the Italian press - and you understand that this would be a deeply emotional subject, with relatives and opposition parties jumping on it - but no What has happened is that the lack of ventilators in the near future, unless drastic measures were taken, was used as a scare tactic to make the general public accept them. But things are slowly improving, in Lombardy they say they now have sufficient ER capacity to home monitor also patients with apparent common cold We are paying a heavy price though, with 33 doctors dead - including 2 who volunteered out of retirement
  9. What hasn’t changed is three hard-nosed team principals, who haven’t sunk in excess of 100M each for a charade with a preordained winner I expect that if by Sept 1 - or by when ETNZ resume sailing - the Challenger bases are not ready / there are no more restrictions on travel by foreigners / the Corona virus has miraculously vanished (@tRump) and/or a vaccine has been found, the proverbial organic matter will impinge the axial impeller The AP is not as much fun as the NYSC, though
  10. Xlot

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    ^ That’s in the North/mountain part of Sardinia But locusts are next
  11. Clearer now http://opendatadpc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/b0c68bce2cce478eaac82fe38d4138b1 After two weeks lockdown, s.l.o.w.l.y seeing the inflection. One more week to he peak, apparently
  12. Xlot

    Corona Virus

    And yet https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/donald-trump-gallup-approval-polling/index.html Makes one despair
  13. ^ Right - and in the meantime, the Defender gets to develop b2 and train at their heart’s content ... What you say might indeed be applicable to the Optimist After-Work Invitational, but this is the AC! Alessandra Pandarese would/will have a field day, no way Challengers will be brought to the slaughterhouse like lambs
  14. Xlot

    Corona Virus

    Best Italian stock, obviously