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01-07-2020, 15:00   #361
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Well happy days!

Now ourselves and the UK are the only two countries in Europe accepting American tourists.
It's in the New York Times today that these are the only two options now for US tourists planning a holiday abroad in the EU.
That makes us the only sensible option for such tourists,as our virus levels are nothing compared to the UKs.
So we will all can expect to be enjoying our "staycations" sharing dining rooms and lounges with Americans/Covidians and coming home with more than a stick of rock as a souvenir.
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01-07-2020, 15:08   #362
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Well happy days!

Now ourselves and the UK are the only two countries in Europe accepting American tourists.
It's in the New York Times today that these are the only two options now for US tourists planning a holiday abroad in the EU.
That makes us the only sensible option for such tourists,as our virus levels are nothing compared to the UKs.
So we will all can expect to be enjoying our "staycations" sharing dining rooms and lounges with Americans/Covidians and coming home with more than a stick of rock as a souvenir.
You've been talking/worrying about spikes etc for well over two months, none have happened.
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01-07-2020, 15:22   #363
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You've been talking/worrying about spikes etc for well over two months, none have happened.
And let's hope sensible measures are in place, and are followed, to ensure that it stays that way.
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01-07-2020, 15:27   #364
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Black Lives Matter protest may have sparked new Covid spike among 20 to 30-year-olds in Birmingham | Daily Mail Online
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...irmingham.html

unreal. we were lucky this time.
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You've been talking/worrying about spikes etc for well over two months, none have happened.
To be honest i would have more time for someone being overly cautious, than i would a flippant and ignorant eejit.This virus can make people seriously ill, and i don't think that people who come across as worried, should be subjected to ridicule.
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02-07-2020, 07:36   #366
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To be honest i would have more time for someone being overly cautious, than i would a flippant and ignorant eejit.This virus can make people seriously ill, and i don't think that people who come across as worried, should be subjected to ridicule.
Don't think there was any ridicule, just facts.
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What do you make of this latest news today

https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2020/...-virus-report/
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https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2020/...-virus-report/
Unsurprising.

In the same way that pneumonia is the "old man's friend" Covid will have been the cause of death of some people who would have died of something else in the same time period.

The excess deaths id a better measure of the seriousness of this new virus, and is still large enough to be a problem worth addressing.
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https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2020/...-virus-report/
I think it should be in the main Covid thread not the galway chat
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https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2020/...-virus-report/

I think the last line in the article probably hits the nail on the head

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However, he also said that changes to healthcare delivery – like suspending elective activity in public acute hospitals – might have a lasting impact on health outcomes that could take years to be seen.
Anecdotally I've heard that a lot of people are avoiding going to doctors, A&E, etc. for things at the moment due to fear of Coronavirus infection. Similarly, I'm sure the provision of healthcare is being effected (regular appointments cancelled, etc.). I'm surprised it's having such an immediate effect. What's most worrying to me is the effect this will have long-term, since things like cancer screenings are not being done. Things where timely intervention are key to survival rates. Would rather they have been started back up before pubs and hairdressers.
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One new case in Galway yesterday according to the city tribune's Facebook. After a run of 14 days
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Actual conversation in city centre hotel:

Customer: Can I have two pints?
Manager: You must order a meal to get alcohol.
Customer: I had a meal here last night.

Thoughts are with hospitality staff during this difficult time.
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COVID Tracker Ireland App



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Apple:
https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/covid-...d/id1505596721

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Well happy days!

Now ourselves and the UK are the only two countries in Europe accepting American tourists.
It's in the New York Times today that these are the only two options now for US tourists planning a holiday abroad in the EU.
That makes us the only sensible option for such tourists,as our virus levels are nothing compared to the UKs.
So we will all can expect to be enjoying our "staycations" sharing dining rooms and lounges with Americans/Covidians and coming home with more than a stick of rock as a souvenir.
From my understanding of it, we were invited to participate in the ban but when it came down to it, the fact we share an open border with the UK who would not join in the ban, we were not included but we're still free to enforce our own.

I think our biggest threat is likely people from the England.
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Interesting article in the NY Times about Sweden that is summarised here. Links to the NY article within if you want to read the full one.

The gist : Despite it's lack of restrictions on normal life Sweden did no better economically than countries that enacted a full lock down. They had 40% more deaths per capita than the US with no economic gains to show. They're now expected to make a slower recovery than other Nordic states that locked down and that had up to 12 times less deaths than them.

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