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3 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Domestic violence IS increasing

Most crime is about opportunities... the opportunities for most crimes will go down as more people are at home. Domestic violence cases will probably increase sharply because there are more opportunities for that specific crime. That is a terrible thing but you can’t equate that with a breakdown of law and order.

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They  should  just  accept  the death rate and  carry  on,  instead  they'll  lose  more through the economic  crash.

I know I'm not.   https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-coronavirus-lockdown-long-term-plan     I think it's obvious by now that the hopes and promises of this virus situati

Well I'm with Jingthing on this. It's likely going to be 2 years just to get the first wave of infections worked through globally and that's assuming that places like Russia and N Korea divulge what's

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8 minutes ago, CygnusX1 said:

OK, so going for a drive’s OK provided I stop off at a supermarket instead of staying in the car. Which do you think is going to expose people to a greater risk of virus transmission?

The act of driving the car is the same level of risk either way, but going for essential shopping could be considered as necessary whereas "joyriding" is not.

So overall, the shopping trip could be considered a calculated risk but the joy ride is just foolhardy. (Please see my comments above about WHY driving the car is considered risky in present times)

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22 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

The Spanish flue killed millions and people carried on.

Here’s a report about the economic impact of the Spanish Flu.

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/pandemic-economy-lessons-1918-flu/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+inside-the-world-economic-forum+(Inside+The+World+Economic+Forum)&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

 

would be interested in knowing your source for saying there was no economic downturn.

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12 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

It is however the only real solution;
let nature take its course even if tens of millions of people will die faster than expected.
There are too many people on this earth who can no longer bear it;
would you prefer a big meteorite to crash and kill 1 billion?

What is 10 or 20 million compared to 7 billion?
It's peanuts
and at least the world economies would continue to function normally because the vast majority of those who must die are retired (I am one of them)

 

No thats not the only real solution. Its quite fortunate you are not a decision maker !

 

As soon as you compare the response to controlling this virus and limiting its spread to something which is completely out of or control, such as a ‘big meteorite’ you’ve lost any semblance of intelligent argument. 

(you meant asteroid by the way !).

 

Cancer kills about 10 million people each year, about $90 billion has been spend on fighting cancer, yet we are still unable to cure it or control it with any firm degree of predictability. 

Everyone knows someone who has been severely impacted by cancer, either died or had their life turned around. 

 

These are the numbers you are talking about Assuranctourix - it is acceptable to you for someone you know to have their life turned around. Maybe not because perhaps you don’t know many people - with such disregard for the wellbeing of others it would no be surprising if you didn’t have many friends. 

 

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12 hours ago, Henryford said:

I am assuming that Pattaya/Thailand will be pretty much wiped out for 2020. I doubt they will get a vaccine any time soon either. They haven't for the cold/flu/HIV virus in 100 years. Eventually they will have to raise the lockdown and accept the impact of further infections. The longer they leave it the more people will suffer.

Women it Pattaya accept their fate. They live with being a circus 9f communicable disease. They don't care at least ignore the fact they might be carrying hiv over the last decade. They don't care about this virus. They want money and they don't care the damage they cause along the way.

 

Their families have resigned that they prostitute themselves and may very well contract HIV, hepatitis, syphilis or cervical cancer.

 

Wake up Pattaya isn't Chidlom or Ratchaprasong or wherever Bangkok. Pattaya is where people go to essentially die to put it bluntly. Prostitution in Pattaya doesn't need to reopen any time soon.

 

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Occasionally I make a reference to one of the main reasons that I can live well in Thailand.

The health care system may not be "first world"  to some expats,  but I have found it capable

enough and VERY AFFORDABLE.   

The hardships to come as the virus runs its course will certainly see health care destroy the

quality of life for millions.  I have never seriously considered moving out of Thailand back to the States because ( other than the fact i don't like it)  I would be bankrupt after a week in a hospital.   Now a large percentage of those who thought the tens of thousands of dollars they have paid for health insurance would protect them are facing some hard truths.

https://news.yahoo.com/looming-collapse-private-health-insurance-095002916.html

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30 minutes ago, VBF said:

The act of driving the car is the same level of risk either way, but going for essential shopping could be considered as necessary whereas "joyriding" is not.

So overall, the shopping trip could be considered a calculated risk but the joy ride is just foolhardy

So, to stay within the law, I’m forced to visit supermarkets more often than I would have. Not very smart.

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1 minute ago, CygnusX1 said:

So, to stay within the law, I’m forced to visit supermarkets more often than I would have. Not very smart.

How the **** do you work that out from what I said? Or am I missing some deep-rooted sarcasm?

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3 minutes ago, CygnusX1 said:

So, to stay within the law, I’m forced to visit supermarkets more often than I would have. Not very smart.

The selfless thing to do would be to stop going out for your drives. 

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3 hours ago, Brunolem said:

You are already accepting the possibility of death by a multitude of more likely illnesses, starting with cancer.

 

Why would you want to make a special case for the coronavirus?

Few healthy people view death as an immediate probability.

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No, I’m just pointing out that a “joyride” becomes legal if I go to a supermarket to track down some toilet paper. Hence instead of 2 trips, one just going out for a drive, nowhere near any other people, and the other going to a supermarket and being near people, I have to visit a supermarket on both trips, doubling my risk of transmitting the virus, should I be infected. Hope that makes it clear. I’d much prefer to obey the spirit of the law instead of the letter of the law.

Sorry, have to go to bed now, Cheers.

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47 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Domestic violence IS increasing and that's from the news, not talkback, and vigilantes not being arrested IS a breakdown of law and order. It is here and now, not in the future. Police are warning of an increase in breakins and not nearly enough cops to do much at all to stop it.

 

Don't really care about this issue anywhere in the world. Of course I don't want anyone being given a thrashing. Love the one you're with or leave. Sticking around...yeah feminist have 60000 excuses.

 

Anything in life if you don't like it go. But you're dumb enough to be living with a bad man that pays your bills. Well tough choices.

 

Cops. You must not be taking about Thailand bc there is zero proactive policing.

 

Yeah it's gonna get ugly. Suggest you remind your wives and GF who's paying the bills. Love and care for the women around you or move them on.

 

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1 hour ago, chessman said:

Models predict that the virus will peak in the worst hit countries this month. If that happens, then along with greater scientific knowledge things will start to get back to (kind of) normal this summer. 

 

Kind of, as you say...

 

By summer, still 3 months away, there will be no more economy to speak of, hundreds of millions of unemployed and countless more having joined the ranks of the poor.

 

As soon as the doors will open, criminality will explode, because people will be desperate and will have no other choice, not to mention the many that will seize the opportunity as usual...

 

Kind of...

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I'dd rather have a lifelong deadly virus pandemic than return to my life in the UK.  Waiting for the next dole payment only to find they have cut me off again.  Getting attacked by feral teenagers.

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