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Lady Ice

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  1. BTW here is about sneezing... though sneezing is not part of covid19, people who might have it and inadvertently sneeze can spread it
  2. Yes - and think we cab begin to redefine how we want the New World order to be Here is a WHO guideline about Personal Protection etc for infectious diseases: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331498/WHO-2019-nCoV-IPCPPE_use-2020.2-eng.pdf
  3. The UK has a 2m distance. My tyre provides a 2m distance ;)...... but stay away from my tyre - no play play When going running, have been taking a 10m distance from people, don't want to be running into their viral breath Think Singapore will be learning from the Spanish Flu. From what have read, in 1918 Australia was very successful in controlling the Spanish Flu as they closed their borders, doing isolation, etc. In 1919 Australia got hit very badly when they got re-infected. It will be interesting what sg govt will implement along the timeline. The UK will try to get everyone infected over an extended period of time so that everyone eventually has immunity. Think they wanted to originally have a great big infection party (herd immunity), but with the potential that more than the old folk will die, they have changed their tactic and will go for a trickle which means discipline is required to keep the curve flat. So the UK is doing catch and currently trying to change the yellow curve to purple! Personally think Sg has got it right. So now watch which govts care for their people and watch those that care much more for the money of the very rich..... opps sorry the economy
  4. haha trust you @kohpapa to find pck with a new song
  5. @kohpapa - have a read of the spanish Flu. Seems history is repeating itself. These initial social distancing, lock downs, quarantines, etc are all practice for the next 2 deadlier waves.
  6. Can a chair make an interesting tool for training? Have a Chairocise challenge for you:
  7. @StarFinder - hope Singapore continues to keep its people safe and never goes along the same tag line as the Trump. Right now the USA wants to focus on the economy rather than the people. I pray that all world leaders turn their back on the US if they thinks it is okay to sacrifice their people for a capitalist economy. It won't just be the old that die. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/25/donald-trump-coronavirus-response-richard-wolffe
  8. @RaijinFJ - yah I feel the same way about everything you have said. I will not be booking anything this year as believe mass events will continually be cancelled unless Singapore's population all become infected with covid19 and develop an immunity. Have put some thoughts down here: https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/diary-entry-an-evolving-world/
  9. Ahh thanks @kohpapa @RaijinFJ am lucky I have a park with 25 hectares but am ensuring I have a 10 metre distance between anyone close to me. Will be also doing some of the online exercise classes
  10. Nah not a sad year for runners or anyone..... a time to be grateful for the freedom we had, a time to reflect on what we can do and how we can make our world a better place The longer this goes on, the more time our world has time to heal. If we go back too fast, it will be just like when we try to return back to running when we think the flu is gone. Mother Earth needs us to back off for awhile and let her heal
  11. So now @KohPapa you see people prefer directions rather than wishy washy advice. The UK people petitioned the government to enforce a lock down so that we do not follow Italy's death rate.... but we are now locking down at roughly the same time as Italy! As they say here - the horse has already bolted! New Zealand has done good, taking strict decisive action. Good that the Olympics has been postponed. Now how to stay fit and not fat
  12. Thank you @kohpapa. Thankfully have a lot of open space around me and can work from home. Will do some virtual marathons and start challenging you all
  13. Thank you @kohpapa family is in sg.... Me in UK and miss the proactive actions of the sg govt. Will stay here until this is over as don't want to infect anyone..... anyway at some point we all will have to develop an immunity to this or get a vaccine when it comes out in maybe 18 months. Am expecting if the SCSM does run it will mainly be locals + anyone who can prove they have had covid and are no longer a risk. So numbers will be down.
  14. Haha @RaijinFJ - may come to that. Hope your govt is taken tough measures. Ask them to look at Singapore, South Korea and now China. @lonewolf - some countries have also done okay from the Olympics. Humans need to be inspired to get off their arses and the Olympics does at least achieve that. Getting countries to compete against each other helps national unity. Perhaps at this point, postponing the Olympics to say 2 years later would be an adaptable thing to do so that Japan has not simply wasted resources. Many events we participate in have also had to spend money and then cancel. (outlay is on t-shirts, medals, administration, bank charges if nothing else) @kohpapa - despite all and in my worldly view, Sg govt is one of the best govts (if not the best) in the world. Yes there are many rules and regulations and they are strict and rightly so for the people. You are in safe hands and doubt there will be a lock down whereby you cannot go to the park. There are still many Europeans who are unable to understand what is going on / do not consider this serious, hence covid continues to spread. Sometimes govts have to be hard and Sg is not afraid to do so despite the potential economic consequences. Italy is only learning to do so, and so will the rest.
  15. @kohpapa - you are in safe hands. Sg govt is a good govt. Will reply to you on the covid thread
  16. Japan Olympics also very optimistic. Sadly don't think it will happen. Wonder if they can postpone to autumn?
  17. Huat @kohpapa - your abs strong @RaijinFJ come come..... but unfortunately think there will be restrictions due to covid for at least 12-18 months until a vaccine can be found. Everyone in Singapore is lucky as they have a proactive govt so much safer than traveling to the apathetic countries!
  18. when I can come back to Singapore safely, I will join you
  19. FYI - from this article will expect lock down etc and event uncertainties for 12-18 months until a vaccine can be found https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf
  20. @RaijinFJ check out machritchie reservoir- love running in that area. Or If don’t like trail maybe see if you can follow a pcn from Kent ridge into town and back...
  21. @lonewolf agree environment is a low priority for many..... but the young who have campaigned for governments to respond to a climate emergency will be seeing this differently. @RaijinFJ agree - a rethink by all our societies Here is Bill Gates at TedEx bringing a warning in 2015
  22. Also Dutch scientists have discovered the antibodies to the coronavirus and maybe have a cure. Still needs months of testing. https://www.thepatent.news/2020/03/15/coronavirus-holland-cure-antibody/ In the Netherlands, a team of researchers at the University of Utrecht has identified an antibody that will allow the development of a cure for the Coronavirus in a short time. Good news from the Netherlands. A team of researchers from the Universities of Utrecht and Rotterdam has identified an antibody that will allow the development of an effective cure for the Coronavirus in a relatively short time. The particle is called 47D11 and is a monoclonal antibody capable of recognizing the spike protein that the virus uses to attack the cells of the human respiratory system and propagate in the body. The researchers explained that spikes function as “tiny picks” that allow Covid-19 to unhinge the entrance doors of human respiratory system cells to penetrate them and multiply. Inhibiting these proteins means disarming the virus: and this is the “task” of the antibody discovered in Holland. This is the most effective treatment system, after the vaccine, to contain the Coronavirus. You may also be interested in -> Coronavirus, stress and panic lower the immune system. Coronavirus, from Holland the cure thanks to an antibody Dutch researchers – coordinated by the Chinese Chunyan Wang – have discovered that the 47D11 molecule binds to the Spike protein and prevents it from “locking in” other cells. In this way, the antibody prevents the coronavirus from penetrating inside the cells and multiplying. For this reason, researchers in Utrecht are convinced that a cure based on this antibody has important potential “for the treatment and prevention of Covid-19”. The Dutch team’s research has been published in the BioRxiv database. The researchers presented the results of the first tests conducted in the laboratory and made it clear that the antibody must undergo a long testing phase before it can be used to create a cure for millions of people. It will take months, in short, before the drug is actually available.
  23. This is a useful site to watch the countries: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ The lock downs in different countries has caused a slow down in economic growth. A global recession could be happening soon. Airlines, restaurants, cafes, hotels, event organisers and anything touristy are struggling thus any businesses connected with those businesses will also be struggling. More concerning is to ensure the elderly are not isolated and to help each other thru this economic time. More companies are learning to cope with the social distancing by allowing more workers to remote in.... hopefully this will be normalised and we learn to use technology to meet rather fly to meetings. On the positive side China's air has cleared due to a reduction in manufacturing and reduced travel, Northern Italy's pollution levels are down as well due to their lock down.....other European countries are following suit to lock down so expect further levels of global pollution to reduce plus the amount of waste will be reduced from events and if more runners try out virtual marathon running - then they all at least learn to BYO.... Then no big deal if asked to at any event
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