Coronavirus crisis open thread - March

Just came back from hospital, had to be there on Monday too, ramp up in entry procedures today. Everyone had to punch their insurance card when entering and fill out a “I haven’t been overseas or coughing” form.

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SARS was nothing like this, c’mon…

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You can now officially take Xi’s position, sir

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Yet their NO₂ and SO₂ emissions are still low

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I’d almost given up on Time, and then they publish this…

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Disgusting. I don’t doubt we could hear some Chines…cough, Taiwanese rich folks repeating that soon

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Wishing you a good day, too.

Guy

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Must’ve been a really bad break-up… :open_mouth:

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“New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) yesterday said that he would ask borough wardens not to travel overseas after one last week took a group of local residents on a trip to Europe that had been organized in December last year.”

Is that how they make some extra cash?

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Perfect! My already “COVID19247” feed can now have even more updates about COVID19!

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Costco Xingjhuan is PACKED with carts lined up for mines trying to check out…

I am confident the gov is going to start rationing stuff.

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My wife said they were stuck 2h at the checkout line in a Carrefour in Nantou.

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Is this just today? I was at Carrefour just yesterday and there wasn’t a huge line.

I managed to get out of costco with my items because I only bought 2 items, and so I was able to skip the miles of carts.

I told them to go yesterday evening because I anticipated the rush. They went and it was fine.

Not sure why they went today one more time…

What changed? 100th COVID-19 celebration?

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It is anticipated that more returnees from abroad will be infected. Some might ignore the quarantine rules. And tomb sweeping is on the horizon. More returnees…
If there are more confirmed cases then shopping malls will become war zones.
Will be worse than singles day in Costco.

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My coworker said they’ve reappropriated a number of hotels in the Neihu area for housing the quarantined.

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I just hope that, if a partial lockdown comes, they’ll be sensible enough to allow bike riding. It looks like in much of America heading out for exercise or walking your dog is still fine, as long as you keep distance from others. I confess I’m skeptical Taiwan would make allowances like that.

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