> 99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says
> More than 75% had high blood pressure, about 35% had diabetes and a third suffered from heart disease.
> The average age of those who’ve died from the virus in Italy is 79.5. As of March 17, 17 people under 50 had died from the disease. All of Italy’s victims under 40 have been males with serious existing medical conditions.
Fortunately, I'm rather used to heavily armed security forces, from my travels. For some of the tourists here, this is probably a bit scary.
Getting really serious over here, with still less than 150 reported cases: *all* private transport (i.e. cars) is now banned, and there's a curfew in effect between 8pm and 5am.
Earlier today I saw military on the coastal road, stopping all cars and checking permits. The soldiers were even walking around the empty shopping mall, where I went to the supermarket, armed with M16 assault rifles. Very weird experience.
Some more good #COVID19 news:
> Recent guidelines from South Korea and China report that chloroquine is an effective antiviral therapeutic treatment against Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Aaaand I'm now officially stuck in this country:
The first cases were also healthy, young people, who got infected at work. So that was before considerable community spread, which would reach the higher-risk individuals.
I saw people speculating about why so few people in Germany have died from #COVID19 as of yet. So, it takes about 17-18 day on average from infection to death, and this arrow I drew points to the number of known cases in Germany 17-18 days ago:
Arrival involves handing over the form, being double checked for if you were in Europe during the last 2 weeks (honesty system), and taking your temperature with a device that doesn't require contact with your body.
High #Temperature and High #Humidity Reduce the Transmission of COVID-19 | #climate #COVID19 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3551767
Just had to cancel my plans for the Europe return. The situation is just looking way too bad, and if you extrapolate from China and Italy, then Germany, France, UK, etc. will also be on complete and utter lockdown in 10 days time. Has already begun, just not drastic enough to actually curb the spread, so it will have to become more drastic soon.
The Pandemic Ventilator https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pandemic-Ventilator/
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