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Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:22 am

The whole country awaits with bated breath.

Even the Remainers want Brexit over with.. preferably with a deal, but done and gotten over with none-the-less.

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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:05 am

The e-Brexit Digest gets delivered to my e-letterbox in a few hours.. what updates will it hold?

This is starting to feel like a romance gone wrong.. a bad romance, where the fallen-out-of-love is being held onto far too tightly by the now-undesired non-object of desire.

Just let go and move on, with dignity intact..
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby Meno_ » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:54 pm

Doesn't it appear as if international politics is paralleling Trumpism and Need it?

The indecisiveness of Need it may hold it's breath alongside the increasingly speculative growth of opinion of US internal conflict over Trump's fate.

The net's of how this goes down, reflect a dual allegiance problem in British politics to the continent or America, as the NWO procedure is attempting to substantiate a universal politic.
Is this a fair order assumption, or off kilter?
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:14 am

Meno_ wrote:Doesn't it appear as if international politics is paralleling Trumpism and Need it?

The indecisiveness of Need it may hold it's breath alongside the increasingly speculative growth of opinion of US internal conflict over Trump's fate.

The net's of how this goes down, reflect a dual allegiance problem in British politics to the continent or America, as the NWO procedure is attempting to substantiate a universal politic.
Is this a fair order assumption, or off kilter?

I can’t.. I just can’t, even. No words.. no Deal reached, a snap General Election called, PPCs standing down from all sides due to non-pc verbalities. What next..?

America’s current list of offerings aren’t going down too well with the British public.. chlorinated chicken, toxic pharmaceuticals/meds/jabs, over-processed produce, and etc. aren’t endearing deals for the end user, as they are to the profiting supplier.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:14 pm

Nigel has had a lot of criticism in doing this, but seeing that he made us lose most of London, in dividing the votes last GE, perhaps he knew it was the common sense thing to do.. otherwise, good people are going to leave the country, because the alternative of remaining under a different Government is unfathomable to want to have to comprehend.

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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:50 am

Brexit digest

Looking ahead:

29 - 30 January: Plenary session of the European Parliament.
31 January: The date in law for the UK’s exit from the EU.
11 March: Chancellor of the Exchequer will present the budget.
4 April: New Labour Party leader announced.
1 July: Deadline for the Joint Committee to decide if the transition period should be extended.
31 December 2020: Date in law for the end of the implementation period.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:26 pm

Brexit digest

Looking ahead:

29 - 30 January: Plenary session of the European Parliament.
31 January: The date in law for the UK’s exit from the EU.
11 March: Chancellor of the Exchequer will present the budget.
4 April: New Labour Party leader announced.
1 July: Deadline for the Joint Committee to decide if the transition period should be extended.
15 July: New Liberal Democrat Leader announced.
31 December 2020: Date in law for the end of the implementation period.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:01 pm

Brexit digest
Following the UK’s exit from the EU on Friday 31 January, the Article 50 process is now complete! On 1 February the Withdrawal Agreement entered into force which means the new legal basis for our negotiations with the EU is Article 218 of the EU treaties, which sets out the EU’s rules for conducting negotiations, in the coming months.


Looking ahead:
11 March: Chancellor of the Exchequer will present the budget.
4 April: New Labour Party leader announced.
1 July: Deadline for the Joint Committee to decide if the transition period should be extended.
15 July: New Liberal Democrat Leader announced.
31 December 2020: Date in law for the end of the implementation period.


New Brexit-related briefings:
- Farm policy is in the news: looking at the Agriculture Bill’s longer-term proposals.
- Following exit from the EU on 31 January, the UK’s 73 MEPs have vacated their seats in the European Parliament. Some of these seats will be taken up by new MEPs from the remaining 27 EU Member States.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:23 pm

Brexit digest

This week the new Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, will deliver his Budget statement outlining the state of the economy and the Government’s proposals for changes to taxation. MPs usually debate the Budget for four days and then scrutinise the subsequent Finance Bill, which enacts the Chancellor’s proposals. This is the first budget since the UK formally left the EU.


Looking ahead:

11 March: Chancellor of the Exchequer will present the Budget.
4 April: New Labour Party leader announced.
June: UK and EU high level conference to take stock of the progress of the future relationship negotiations
1 July: Deadline for the Joint Committee to decide if the transition period should be extended.
15 July: New Liberal Democrat Leader announced.
31 December 2020: Date in law for the end of the implementation period.


Insights from Parliament:

- The UK and EU began negotiations over their future relationship last week.
- The UK has been a key player in influencing the EU’s approach to foreign policy crises.
- What will happen with the European Arrest Warrant during the transition period, and prospects for new arrangements.
- Will there be changes to fisheries policy during the transition period? and what will happen to policy after 2020?
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby Meno_ » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:20 am

MagsJ:


Is the viral infection threat effecting political considerations in the U.K.?
Are there mountic ramifications or voices of doubt arising?
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:10 pm

Meno_ wrote:MagsJ:


Is the viral infection threat effecting political considerations in the U.K.?

The short answer is No.

Are there mountic ramifications or voices of doubt arising?

The short answer is Yes. Isolated cases unrelated to travel or contact with any affected parties, are mystifying the medical profession, and self-quarantine isn’t adhered to by All and so will hinder the virus containment.

I saw information, on the consideration of making knowingly spreading the virus through breaching self-quarantining, a Manslaughter offence.. just like with AIDS and other such illnesses.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby phyllo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:30 pm

Some people can't afford to sit at home for 2 weeks. They need to go to work and get a paycheck. Without it, they can't get food or pay their rent.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:27 pm

phyllo wrote:Some people can't afford to sit at home for 2 weeks. They need to go to work and get a paycheck. Without it, they can't get food or pay their rent.

If quarantine is enforced, all UK employees will be obligated to pay their employers.. we have mass coercion, but god forbid we need mass cooperation. :icon-rolleyes:

Those that can work from home are working from home, and those that can’t, should be following UK protocol on how to minimise the spread of the virus.. so recommended hygiene practices, minimal contact with others etc. etc. etc..
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby phyllo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:33 pm

all UK employees will be obligated to pay their employers
Fucking capitalists.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:39 pm

Right kinda mask: :handgestures-thumbupleft:

“This should make me feel less anxious about travelling on public transport.”

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Wrong kinda mask: 8-[

“Here’s one I had earlier”

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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby Tab » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:28 pm

Nah, the plague-doctor mask is waaay cool.
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Re: Brexit Digest - Brit PM has virus

Postby Meno_ » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:03 am

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RIGHT NOWThe British health minister who has tested positive for coronavirus attended a reception on Sunday at the prime minister’s residence.
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Here’s what you need to know:
Britain’s health minister says she is infected.
Delays in testing set back the U.S. coronavirus response.
No audience for the debate in Arizona on Sunday.
Getting people off the Grand Princess cruise ship is going slowly.
Wall Street bounces back a bit from Monday’s plunge.
From a port in California to Columbia University in New York City, a sense of crisis grows in the U.S.
New York creates a “containment zone” in New Rochelle.
Britain’s health minister says she is infected.
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Nadine Dorries, center, the British health minister, tested positive for the virus.Credit...Henry Nicholls/Reuters
Nadine Dorries, the British health minister, confirmed reports late on Tuesday that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. She had attended a reception at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence two days earlier.

Ms. Dorries said in a post on Twitter that she had felt “pretty rubbish,” but hoped that the worst of the viral illness had come and gone. British news reports said she was the first member of Parliament to test positive.

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Health officials were rushing to trace her contacts, which included dozens of constituents and lawmakers, as well as co-workers at the Department of Health and Social Care, according to British news outlets. She was at 10 Downing Street, Mr. Johnson’s residence, on Sunday for International Women’s Day.

The news sparked discussion in Britain about whether Parliament would need to be suspended. Lawmakers meet in the cramped House of Commons, sitting shoulder to shoulder on green leather benches and often spilling into the aisles and standing room areas, creating fertile conditions for illness to spread.

Ms. Dorries started feeling ill on Friday as she was signing a statutory instrument that declared coronavirus to be a “notifiable disease,” a step that allowed British companies to obtain insurance coverage.

Some observers noted that Ms. Dorries appeared to have voted in the House of Commons about a week ago, meaning she had at least brief contact with other lawmakers at a time when she may have been contagious.

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But her most dangerous contact may have been with her 84-year-old mother, who is staying with her, Ms. Dorries wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night. “Thanks for so many good wishes,” Ms. Dorries wrote, adding that her mother had developed a cough. “She is being tested tomorrow,” she wrote. “Keep safe and keep washing those hands, everyone.”

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A research project in Seattle tried to conduct early tests for the new coronavirus but ran into red tape before circumventing federal officials and confirming a case.Credit...Grant Hindsley for The New York Times
Delays in testing set back the U.S. coronavirus response.
Dr. Helen Y. Chu, an infectious disease expert in Seattle, wanted to repurpose tests from a flu research project to monitor the coronavirus after the first confirmed American case landed in her area in late January.

But nearly everywhere she turned, state and federal officials repeatedly rejected the idea, interviews and emails show, even as weeks crawled by and outbreaks emerged in countries outside of China, where the infection began.

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By Feb. 25, Dr. Chu and her colleagues could not bear to wait any longer. They began performing coronavirus tests, without government approval.

What came back confirmed their worst fear. They quickly had a positive test from a local teenager with no recent travel history. The coronavirus had already established itself on American soil without anybody realizing it.

“It must have been here this entire time,” Dr. Chu recalled thinking with dread. “It’s just everywhere already.”

In fact, officials would later discover through testing, the virus had already contributed to the deaths of two people, and it would go on to kill 20 more in the Seattle region over the following days.

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Federal and state officials said the flu study could not be repurposed because it did not have explicit permission from research subjects; the labs were also not certified for clinical work. While acknowledging the ethical questions, Dr. Chu and others argued there should be more flexibility in an emergency during which so many lives could be lost. On Monday night, state regulators told them to stop testing altogether.

The failure to tap into the flu study was just one in a series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more widespread testing during the early days of the outbreak, when containment would have been easier. Instead, local officials across the country were left to work blindly as the crisis grew undetected and exponentially.

MISSED CHANCESRead our full article on how existing regulations and red tape — sometimes designed to protect privacy and health — have impeded the rapid rollout of testing nationally
No audience for the debate in Arizona on Sunday.
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The stage at last month’s Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times
There will be no live audience. No spin room. Virtually no traveling members of the press. This is a presidential primary debate in the age of coronavirus.

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CNN and Democratic officials announced on Tuesday that “at the request of the campaigns and out of an abundance of caution,” the Democratic debate in Phoenix on Sunday between Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders would be a significantly pared-down affair.

The live audience — whose jeers and cheers can be a major variable for the candidates onstage — will be missing. Instead, Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders will debate each other in an empty theater, joined only by a handful of moderators and television crew members.

The spin room, where campaign aides scramble after the debate to declare their candidates a winner in front of packs of deadline-addled reporters, is scrapped as well, along with the media filing center, the often-cavernous space where hundreds of political reporters gather to watch the television broadcast and write their reports.

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The Democratic National Committee, which oversees the debates, said Arizona officials had told them the event “could proceed as planned.” But the party said it wanted to take additional measures to ensure “the safety of our staff, campaigns, Arizonans and all those involved in the debate,” a party spokeswoman, Xochitl Hinojosa, said in a statement.

The debate, scheduled for 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, was expected to follow a town hall-style format, where the candidates would respond to some questions posed by voters. CNN said that, at the moment, there were no plans to modify the format.

A prime-time debate with no in-house audience would be a highly unusual moment in the age of mass media campaigns, although it hearkens back to earlier days when presidential debates occurred in the privacy of closed television studios.

Mr. Sanders and Mr. Biden both called off primary night campaign events Tuesday as they awaited the results of voting in six states.

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Getting people off the Grand Princess cruise ship is going slowly.
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Passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship were set to disembark in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday.Credit...Jim Wilson/The New York Times
After loitering at sea for days because of coronavirus cases on board, the Princess Grand cruise liner docked in Oakland, Calif., on Monday so that passengers could debark, be screened and move on to quarantine or treatment as needed. But the process is going very slowly.

For the past two mornings, Denise Morse and other passengers have followed protocol to prepare for disembarking: Dress in their cleanest clothes, eat a big breakfast and pack their suitcases. By Tuesday afternoon, she was still on board, and growing frustrated.

“I don’t want to start crying, but I’m stressed,” said Ms. Morse, from Davis, Calif., who has been quarantined in her stateroom since Friday. “This is very exhausting to experience.”

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Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said that by 1 p.m. Pacific time, about 700 of the 2,400 passengers had left the ship. “We want to see that processing stepped up,” he said, adding of the ship: “We don’t want to see it here more than a week.”

Authorities initially said it would take around two to three days to remove all passengers from the cruise ship, an operation that federal authorities are handling in an area of the port that has been cordoned off. The crew of 1,100 would stay on board. But Mr. Newsom said the authorities were now in negotiations with the home countries of crew members to send some of them there on charter flights.

Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human services, said at a White House briefing that at least 171 Californians who have left the ship have been moved to Travis Air Force Base for a mandatory quarantine period. Mr. Azar said that 26 people were found to be sick and were being treated; he did not specify whether it was for the virus or other ailments.

At least 21 people aboard the two-week cruise to Hawaii have tested positive, and the figure is likely to rise. Non-Americans who leave the ship are being repatriated.

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“We’re seeing the countries with socialized medicine getting their people out of here like lickety-split,” said Ms. Morse, 67. She said she had been learning more from news reports than from the captain, who told passengers he was receiving conflicting signals from authorities.

A spokesman for Princess Cruises said the company had been operating under the direction of state and local agencies, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that “our primary focus continues to be on the health, safety and well-being of our guests under these extraordinary circumstances.

Wall Street bounces back a bit from Monday’s plunge.
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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.Credit...Richard Drew/Associated Press
Shares on Wall Street recovered some of the ground on Tuesday that they lost on Monday in the sharpest single-day drop in more than a decade, as investors seemed to take comfort in proposals from Washington to soften the economic blow from the coronavirus outbreak.

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The S&P 500 ended a wobbly day with a gain of nearly 5 percent.

“Markets are always enamored with tax cuts, or even the hope thereof. Steve Sosnick, chief strategist at Interactive Brokers in Greenwich, Conn., said in an email. “Yesterday’s sell-off was so extreme that it’s not at all surprising to see a bounce.”

The White House has not announced any specific measures yet, and analysts and traders cautioned that financial markets remained fragile.

President Trump is also considering using the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a vehicle for delivering funds to stimulate the economy, a move that would not require approval from Congress.

From a port in California to Columbia University in New York City, a sense of crisis grows in the U.S.
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The Butler Library at Columbia University, on Monday. The school is one of many across the U.S. that has cancelled in-person classes.Credit...Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times
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Ohio State University and Harvard University on Tuesday joined the growing list of universities and colleges that have suspended in-person classes — just one of many fronts in the battle to slow the spread of virus across the United States.

In Oakland, Calif., the cruise ship that was isolated for days off the coast continued to unload passengers, who were taken to nearby Travis Air Force Base to be quarantined.

Employers have temporarily closed down or asked people to work at home, and Santa Clara County, Calif. — which includes the city of San Jose and much of Silicon Valley — banned large public gatherings. On Tuesday, Google recommended that tens of thousands of its North American employees work from home. Previously, it had only extended that policy to workers in the Seattle area.

The number of confirmed infections in the United States surged past 950, with at least 31 deaths linked to the coronavirus.

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Harvard, whose spring break begins on Saturday, asked students not to return to campus when the break ends on March 23, a decision few schools have made so far. On Monday, Amherst College asked all students to leave campus by as early as next week.

Some of the best-known fixtures in higher education have mandated a switch to online-only classes to keep people apart, hoping it will slow the spread of the virus: Cornell University, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Washington, Stanford University, American University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Barnard College, Hofstra University, Rice University and the University of California, Berkeley.

U.S. OUTBREAKHere’s what else to know about how officials in the United States are ramping up measures to limit the spread of the virus.
On the other side of the country, where at least 21 people aboard the Grand Princess have tested positive for the virus, everyone who was aboard the ship — about 2,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members — is being quarantined for at least 14 days.

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New York creates a “containment zone” in New Rochelle.
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The Young Israel of New Rochelle synagogue is at the center of a one-mile containment zone created on Tuesday by New York State officials.Credit...James Keivom for The New York Times
New York State officials established a “containment zone” on Tuesday in a suburb with one of the country’s largest outbreaks, closing schools, community centers and houses of worship and deploying National Guard troops to decontaminate schools and deliver meals to people under quarantine.

The zone, announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, covers a one-mile radius around the Young Israel of New Rochelle synagogue, which is believed to be at the center of the large cluster of cases.

Beginning Thursday, major gathering places within that circle will be closed for two weeks. The area is mostly within New Rochelle, a small city just north of New York City, but part of it lies within the neighboring town of Eastchester.

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Streets will not be closed, and businesses like grocery stores and delis will remain open, the governor said.

Noam Bramson, the mayor of New Rochelle, said that some businesses were suffering, in large part “because a fair percentage of the customer base is already quarantined” — including his own mother, who lives in a nursing home.

The creation of the containment zone was just one of many ways the virus was disrupting life in the region.

The New York Road Runners club said on Tuesday that it was canceling the New York City Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile race that typically draws about 25,000 participants and was scheduled for Sunday.

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A CLOSER LOOKThe case of a New York lawyer shows how the virus can wreak havoc on a health facility and spread anxiety across a region.
Across Europe, no consistency in containment tactics.
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A checkpoint at a Milan train station on Tuesday. People going to or from locked-down areas may be asked to prove why they need to travel.
With the first reported cases in Cyprus, the coronavirus is now present in every country in the European Union, health officials said on Tuesday. Neighboring Turkey later announced its first case, a citizen who had traveled in Europe.

The news came the day after Italy imposed sweeping travel restrictions across the whole country.

The measures taken by the union’s member states to contain the virus varied widely from country to country, often with little relation to the actual size of the outbreaks, reflecting a lack of international coordination.

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Greece and the Czech Republic announced that all schools and universities would close, though each country’s caseload is in the dozens, far fewer than some of their neighbors.

“We may decide on additional emergency measures later,” the Czech prime minister, Andrej Babis, said in a statement on Tuesday. “It is necessary to take active, exceptional measures at the start of an epidemic.”

Spain, with one of the largest outbreaks, closed all education centers in the Madrid region, but not nationwide. In Poland, Poznan, a city in the west of the country, closed schools, swimming pools and other public places after a single infection was discovered.

Worldwide, schooling has been disrupted for more than 300 million students.

Across the Continent, countries also increased travel regulations and guidelines.

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Austria barred travelers from Italy without health certificates, and Switzerland was considering a similar measure.

Serbia has temporarily barred travelers from the worst-affected places, including Italy, while Croatian officials said that people entering from “highly infected areas” would face a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Italy, with the worst outbreak outside of China, had more than 10,000 infections and 600 deaths by Tuesday. France and Spain each reported on Tuesday that they had more than 1,600 cases; Germany, had more than 1,200.

The authorities in France were resisting taking the kind of sweeping preventive measures seen in Italy or Japan.


“We are only at the beginning of this epidemic,” President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday after visiting an emergency call center in Paris. “We have anticipated, we have prepared ourselves.”

VIRUS IN THE E.U.The illness is testing the bloc’s unity.
Nursing homes should bar most family and friend visits, the industry says.

A patient being transported from the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., on Tuesday.Credit...David Ryder/Reuters
Nursing homes and assisted living centers should take action to curtail most social visits, and should even take steps to keep some employees away, to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, the industry said on Tuesday.


The recommendation follows an outbreak of the virus in the region around Seattle, where five long-term care facilities have been hit with cases, including a facility in Kirkland, Wash., where 18 residents have died.

“The mortality rate is shocking,” said Mark Parkinson, president and chief executive officer of the American Health Care Association. He said that the death rate might well exceed the 15 percent reported in China for people aged 80 and older who were infected.

The challenge of the virus “is one of the most significant, if not the most significant” issues the industry has ever faced, he said.

Industry officials said they are recommending that nursing homes should allow people to enter only if it is essential.


Staff members, contractors and government officials should be asked, “Do you need to be in-building to operate?” said Dr. David Gifford, the health care association’s chief medical officer.

As for family members, he said, “Our recommendation is they should not be visiting.”

Anyone who does visit, he said, should be screened carefully at reception and anyone who has signs of illness should be turned away.

READER REACTIONWith nursing homes hard-hit by the coronavirus outbreak, The New York Times wants to hear from readers with loved ones in long-term care facilities in the U.S. Are you worried that your family member’s nursing-care center could be next? Or are you considering moving a loved one out of the facility altogether? Please contact [email protected]. Thank you.
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Re: Brexit Digest

Postby MagsJ » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:55 pm

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all UK employees will be obligated to pay their employers
Fucking capitalists.
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You mean the s&m gimp mask.. minus the suit? You know he goes to those kinda parties. I think he felt quite underdressed in that casual ensemble, and was projecting his future self being at a dress-up party in the rubber suit, in which he feels safe and comforted in.
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