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Well, yes, that's how it works. About a week, I guess, with what, 20 deaths expected?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Mar 16th, 2020 at 05:45:35 PM EST
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In France, the numbers are doubling every 72h/ 3 days as well. The Macron government just announced a complete lockdown "Spanish style" (or Italian style?), but any effect on the numbers shouldn't be visible until 10 days at least, most likely three weeks.
by Bernard on Mon Mar 16th, 2020 at 09:28:38 PM EST
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At the moment our hospital system is still working within capacity and so the deaths might remain low for longer. The two who died were in their 80's with pre-existing conditions (one terminal) and may not have had much longer to go anyway.

However more and more hospital staff are testing positive and we may end up without enough hospital staff sooner rather than later. My daughter works in St. James' Hospital (largest one in Ireland) and expects to get it sooner rather than later (close colleagues already down). She has sent fiance to his parents house and has totally self isolated.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Mar 17th, 2020 at 07:42:40 PM EST
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