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42 minutes ago, sisso said:

We'll be 75 points up at 3qtr time in the GF and they'll announce the game is cancelled and the season is a no result

Thanks for putting that out into the universe and into my rotation of recurring Dees related nightmares.

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6 hours ago, pitmaster said:

First, it's "Soylent". 

Second, why would (spoiler alert) feeding people to people stop a virus?

Soylent Green, yes my mistake

The ride has begun!!

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3 hours ago, sue said:

And I suppose you great grandfather blamed Spain for the Spanish flu and expected Spainiards to live in poverty forever.

(Actually the Spainsh flu is a  slander on Spain since news of it was supressed in the UK USA and Germany because of wartime censorship in WWI - didn't want to affect morale in that pointless war.  Spain wasn't involved and freely published info about it so they got stuck with the name.)

it's what you get for fighting bulls.

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I'm sure they'd just do what they are doing in Italy and play in empty stadiums.  It would definitely be interesting times if it got to that though.  Schools shut.  All those who can will be required to work from home.   Nothing like I've ever experienced.

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31 minutes ago, S_T said:

I'm sure they'd just do what they are doing in Italy and play in empty stadiums.  It would definitely be interesting times if it got to that though.  Schools shut.  All those who can will be required to work from home.   Nothing like I've ever experienced.

I'm experiencing it right now in Hong Kong.

Been working from home since the start of Feb and wont be back until at least the 20th of April.

Quite surreal.

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Darwin, Via Spencer, strikes back.

Get your P2 masks before Bunnings sells out....

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7 hours ago, Demanding Success said:

Storm in a teacup.

Exactly the attitude that has seen the virus “explode” in places like S Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran; and probably why it took hold on such a large scale in China where a late response amounted to too little too late. 

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Buy shares in this mob guys, Zoono. (ZNO ASX). Expected to announce soon that their products which are being tested in Germany, have been found to be effective against this strain of the Corona virus.

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I think all interstate games should be cancelled. No travel risk. Play 22 games in Victoria. Happy days. 

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44 minutes ago, Jaded said:

I think all interstate games should be cancelled. No travel risk. Play 22 games in Victoria. Happy days. 

Agreed.

If interstate clubs kick up a stink, let’s settle the matches by a coin toss.  50/50 for an interstate match are very good odds!

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3 hours ago, Dee Watcher said:

look for an offload properdee?

 

Not yet DW. Hold, hold, hold.

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Update from an overseas correspondent:
Things are starting to get tenser here in Japan. 
The event I am organizing which was mentioned in the 'To Hell and Back Pt 3.' thread had to be postponed due to the fact that numbers would be down and no-one knows how far this thing will spread. Certain people decry diversity in decision making but I nearly fell over when the Japanese government, basically made up of a council of well connected, out of touch, and elderly Japanese men, let all those people off the Diamond Princess without really performing comprehensive checkups. Alas, age and length of tenure in any unrelated position here is associated with 'wisdom' and competence, hence people without the specialized skills have been put in charge. (Point in case: the Olympic/Technology Minister admitted to not even having used a computer in his life until recently, yet was given this posting). With this in mind, and remembering the cockup at Fukushima, we are just hoping for serendipity. 
Pretty much all social events where crowds are expected to gather have been cancelled or postponed. School will be closed for the month. Two of those weeks overlap with school holidays, BUT Japanese schools have a long tradition of running club activities which 80% of the student body turn up to. My job has also put out guidelines for COVID-19 which include prohibiting visits from researchers from Hubei. 
While concrete measures were never really implemented until today,  Nagoya, where I live close to, has seen a huge drop off in people gathering in the entertainment and shopping districts. It's not quite like that scene from '28 Days Later' where Cillian Murphy wakes up from his coma, but you can get seats in coffee shops and restaurants way easier.
I have kept an open mind on much of this. The virus itself has killed mostly the elderly and infirm and while the death of anyone is tragic, it also means that contracting the virus isn't a death sentence as might be assumed. The big issue here is to contain this until the weather warms up and there is not such a strain on the hospital system (as is the case during Winter and early Spring). Hopefully, Australia can keep it under control and the monumental incompetence on display during the bushfires has been learned from.
@TeamPlayedFine39 what's the situation in HK?

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I can't for the life of me understand why the government hasn't gotten onto this Zoono product. My wife (GP) has used their local rep (Brisbane) to not only provide hand sanitiser but to also fog the clinic monthly with their product. She swears by it.

Following on from my earlier post, the company has announced this https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200228/pdf/44fkyyv38g7651.pdf

 

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All major sports/league have been given the heads up from Canberra that should any outbreak occur in Australia they'll be told to postpone the season or at best play in empty stadiums.


We joke but this is a major issue now and as they are winter sports a flu season the only winner might be Kayo! 

 

Do we get a membership refund if we can't get access to games?

 

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1 hour ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Update from an overseas correspondent:
Things are starting to get tenser here in Japan. 
The event I am organizing which was mentioned in the 'To Hell and Back Pt 3.' thread had to be postponed due to the fact that numbers would be down and no-one knows how far this thing will spread. Certain people decry diversity in decision making but I nearly fell over when the Japanese government, basically made up of a council of well connected, out of touch, and elderly Japanese men, let all those people off the Diamond Princess without really performing comprehensive checkups. Alas, age and length of tenure in any unrelated position here is associated with 'wisdom' and competence, hence people without the specialized skills have been put in charge. (Point in case: the Olympic/Technology Minister admitted to not even having used a computer in his life until recently, yet was given this posting). With this in mind, and remembering the cockup at Fukushima, we are just hoping for serendipity. 
Pretty much all social events where crowds are expected to gather have been cancelled or postponed. School will be closed for the month. Two of those weeks overlap with school holidays, BUT Japanese schools have a long tradition of running club activities which 80% of the student body turn up to. My job has also put out guidelines for COVID-19 which include prohibiting visits from researchers from Hubei. 
While concrete measures were never really implemented until today,  Nagoya, where I live close to, has seen a huge drop off in people gathering in the entertainment and shopping districts. It's not quite like that scene from '28 Days Later' where Cillian Murphy wakes up from his coma, but you can get seats in coffee shops and restaurants way easier.
I have kept an open mind on much of this. The virus itself has killed mostly the elderly and infirm and while the death of anyone is tragic, it also means that contracting the virus isn't a death sentence as might be assumed. The big issue here is to contain this until the weather warms up and there is not such a strain on the hospital system (as is the case during Winter and early Spring). Hopefully, Australia can keep it under control and the monumental incompetence on display during the bushfires has been learned from.
@TeamPlayedFine39 what's the situation in HK?

The LNP (?) are absolutely useless when it comes to emergencies. After the Kobe earthquake, they were so slow to respond that the local Yakuza were organizing assistance and temporary shelter for the affected. Same after the tsunami, the NGOs were at the forefront of assistance. They’re basically a bunch of entitled do nothings; I suppose parallels could be drawn with the fires response here, but let’s not digress 😉

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 JUST IN | Triple M's Tom Browne is reporting that this year's China game will not be going ahead due to Coronavirus fears.

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

 JUST IN | Triple M's Tom Browne is reporting that this year's China game will not be going ahead due to Coronavirus fears.

Wonder if the Saints will get their million plus ??

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The china games was the biggest junket for AFL and club officials anyway so not really a great loss.

 

 

 

 

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On 2/28/2020 at 9:54 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

Wonder if the Saints will get their million plus ??

Saints CEO basically confirmed they won't get the money if the game is moved to Marvel. And rightly so.

There's talk the game might be moved to Cairns, in which case they'd probably receive a little something.

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I'm still more scared of the effects of being bitten by a Collingwood supporter than getting coronavirus.

 

(Nevertheless, we would be foolish not to take the threat of the coronavirus seriously.)

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On 2/28/2020 at 2:19 PM, Dee Watcher said:

Do we get a membership refund if we can't get access to games?

 

If it gets to that point I reckon membership refunds will be the least of our problems 

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