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More facts about why WE NEED TO STAND TOGETHER. Remember EYES WIDE OPEN.

Amid coronavirus, US is trying to 'squeeze' what it can from the Army's largest European exercise in 25 years

Early on Friday, a C-17 Globemaster transport plane landed in Bulgaria with medical equipment from China, made possible by the NATO-supported Strategic Airlift Capability, under which NATO and partner countries own and operate three C-17s, sharing flying hours and costs.

Through that and other programs, "we're able to lift and shift critical assets and get them to the vital point of need," Wolters said, adding that the US has provided medical equipment and supplies to locations across Europe and this week, in a first for the Pentagon, moved three Americans from Kabul to Germany for coronavirus treatment. 

Wolters also addressed disinformation regarding the coronavirus response in Europe, saying Russians have "attempted to insert themselves" into reporting on the delivery of medical goods and to "downplay the importance of one nation in NATO providing [personal protective equipment] to another."

Wolters said his command's reaction to that disinformation effort was two-pronged, consisting of recognizing and correcting falsehoods and of promoting allies' own activities and investments.

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April 17 (Reuters) - The number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus reached 150,000 on Friday, according to a Reuters tally. 

The first death came in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Jan. 9. It took 83 days for the first 50,000 deaths to be recorded and just eight more for the toll to climb to 100,000. It took another eight days to go from 100,000 to 150,000.

The death toll is still far short of the so-called Spanish flu, which began in 1918 and is estimated to have killed more than 20 million people by the time it petered out in 1920.

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3 hours ago, jabbath1987 said:

The UK is still a part of Europe. And nothing will change in that in the next million years...😁

As long as we are out of the corrupt and power hungry EU that will do for me :biggrin:  👍

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2 minutes ago, Robwin said:

As long as we are out of the corrupt and power hungry EU that will do for me :biggrin:  👍

well on your way to becoming virus free 😏

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2 hours ago, jabbath1987 said:

Guess this topic is pretty much useless now as nobody seems interested in Corona only related things because nobody even commented to my post about it earlier...

Well if the mods and you had done their job properly when it started going off topic it would never had got into this state. They have had plenty of requests and reports to do so but they have been a complete failure for this origonal thread. 

It seems only when it suits eh !!!!

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3 minutes ago, happyone said:

well on your way to becoming virus free 😏

EU wise yes sure is.

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Beijing has a population of 20.4 million and reports 8 deaths from the coronavirus. Shanghai has a population of 27 million and reports 7 deaths from the coronavirus. LMAO

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7 hours ago, jabbath1987 said:

Yep. Staying home and working from home. Only leaving house for grocery shopping for me and my grandparents. Thanks for asking. How are you holding up?

Good on you Jabs👍

P.S.Any chance of getting me a packet of Teabags😀😀

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5 hours ago, Robwin said:

Well if the mods and you had done their job properly when it started going off topic it would never had got into this state. They have had plenty of requests and reports to do so but they have been a complete failure for this origonal thread. 

It seems only when it suits eh !!!!

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9 hours ago, Ridgerunner said:

In that case, sounds like you need to be more concerned about what is happening in your country rather than what is happening in the U.S. 

I'm not in Sweden, I'm in the UK, where we are now past the peak of the virus because we have locked down. 

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8 hours ago, Ridgerunner said:

I apologize for my comment to you. I thought I was replying to a comment from Maturin.  

 Apology accepted.  I do care about what happens in the US though, I have many friends there who I want to stay safe. 

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3 minutes ago, Hornygirl said:

I'm not in Sweden, I'm in the UK, where we are now past the peak of the virus because we have locked down. 

I guess most European countries are now past the peak...

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Europe thinks it is past the peak of the first wave of the coronavirus

April 17, 2020 at 3:12 p.m. CDT

LONDON — All across Europe, the numbers are coming down.

In Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Britain, public health officials — their faces often drained by exhaustion — are now expressing cautious optimism that the first wave of Europe’s devastating pandemic is ending.

From Ireland to Greece, officials are seeing hopeful signs that coronavirus infections are peaking and have begun to plateau or recede, pointing to intensive care beds that are slowly opening up and a daily reduction in the number of new hospitalizations.

In Paris, Milan and Madrid, hospitals and staff that were stressed to their limits just a few weeks ago, as thousands of coughing, fevered, breathless patients surged through their doors, are now reporting empty beds in their ICUs. There are ventilators to go around.

 

The Severo Ochoa Hospital in Madrid made international news with images last month of sick patients sleeping on the floor, waiting to be seen by a doctor. Now there are a few spare beds in Spain.

Europe’s esteemed, pricey, generous health-care systems didn’t have to ration care. Europe held. But it’s not yet time to completely let up, officials caution. The continent is still seeing shocking numbers of fatalities. Members of the European Union and Britain account for almost two-thirds of the 150,000 deaths recorded worldwide. But infectious disease experts say Europe’s effort to slow the pandemic — instituting quarantines across the continent more widespread and draconian than those seen during the plague in the Middle Ages — has worked.

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9 minutes ago, jabbath1987 said:

I guess most European countries are now past the peak...

Lets Hope every contry past the peak

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29 minutes ago, Hornygirl said:

I'm not in Sweden, I'm in the UK, where we are now past the peak of the virus because we have locked down. 

24 minutes ago, jabbath1987 said:

I guess most European countries are now past the peak...

I doubt that Sweden is past its peak though. If so we've been very lucky and it is probably more to do with the weather or environmental factors (not proven) that is affecting the virus rather than the government's lack of action.

People are only being tested if they have symptoms that are serious enough to go to hospital so the figures can't be trusted regarding future projection and I read in a newspaper that Anders Tegnell (the government health minister, who has more power than the prime minister in a pandemic), believes that we are looking at early to mid May to hit the worst time.

Swedish people are quite socially distant to begin with, (I say that as a Brit who lives here) and they tend to follow the gov advice in most things, including to stay apart, so maybe it is working but it's too early to say. Like most countries we need mass testing to really say if we can see the light at the end of the tunnel but that's not happeneing here.

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