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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:55 AM

'Very serious situation' unfolding in Europe, WHO warns, as cases rise dramatically

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/17/coronavirus-latest-europe-jittery-as-cases-rise-and-lockdowns-return.html

"We have a very serious situation unfolding before us," WHO's regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, said Thursday in a press briefing on the epidemiological situation in the region. "Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March."

"There have been growing concerns in Europe for a number of weeks at what is being seen as an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, with the number of new daily infections reaching record highs in some countries.
It linked the rise to the relaxation of physical distancing and other preventive measures."

"As schools reopen and more indoor activities are held, the increase of cases comes as a reminder that the pandemic is not over," the ECDC warned, as it reminded the public to continue basic measures to prevent the spread of the virus, including hand washing, face masks and self-isolation when feeling ill."

*France and Spain are seeing huge increases.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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BigmanPigman Sep 18 OP
safeinOhio Sep 18 #1
C_U_L8R Sep 18 #2
Le Roi de Pot Sep 18 #3
DFW Sep 18 #4
BigmanPigman Sep 18 #5
DFW Sep 18 #6
BigmanPigman Sep 18 #7
dalton99a Sep 19 #8
BigmanPigman Sep 19 #9

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 05:54 AM

1. Schools were opened too soon.

Looks a lot like that is the common factor.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:25 AM

2. In response, USA says 'hold my beer'

It's gonna get much worse. Thanks to ignorant magats.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 11:36 AM

3. Those are the rumblings of a Second wave - We are still in our first

 

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:31 PM

4. Now, Germany, too

My wife just returned from the village where her mom lives. Some "not-on-most-maps" town no one has ever heard of. Just last week, a couple of very minor soccer teams had matches in the area, and went out partying in this town. No masks, of course. Including outlying areas and a few farms, it has maybe 35,000 people. The place suddenly reported an explosion of new Covid-19 cases. I have lots I have to do all over the place in the next month, and I know my wife is going to freak out about it. Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Zürich. Spain is practically walled off again. Germany is having maskless Trump rallies (for real!) and will surely overwhelm the health care system (again) within ten days. I wonder where there is left to go? Grand Fenwick?

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:33 PM

5. Trump rallies in Germany....oh shit!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:35 PM

6. And not ex-pat Americans, either

Skin-head Germans. You wouldn't believe it without the photos.

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:18 PM

7. I believe it...

we have witnessed a lot of "normally" unbelievable crap in the 4 past years. This is just another one to add to the list. Oh joy.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:51 AM

8. Second wave in France:

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:01 AM

9. Worldometers said

France 13,000 and Belgium 2,000. Spain is all over the place. Europe is a mess. I follow the charts and this week I couldn't believe my eyes. The cases around the world are all increasing....this virus is not going away any time soon. The only good thing is that other countries seem to have gotten control of the high death numbers (so far).

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