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Coronavirus in Poland


mafketis 23 | 8,360
12 Mar 2020 #271
I notice that the travel ban doesn't include the UK

Which is insane since the plan is essentially to let the virus do its worst so that the survivors will get 'herd immunity'....

The idiots think that they can control the speed of infection? Pure hubris.....
cms neuf - | 1,573
12 Mar 2020 #272
Looks like my 29 jars of pickled maslaki might come in handy after all

I think the plan is rather to slow the rate to avoid too much pressure on the health service and make more masks, make more flu medicine etc.
jon357 63 | 15,214
12 Mar 2020 #273
The idiots think that they can control the speed of infection?

Sadly they do.

Looks like the virus has been around a little longer than thought. A long and slow incubation period.
mafketis 23 | 8,360
12 Mar 2020 #274
I think the plan is rather to slow the rate

how? that's what Poland is doing now... what are they closing or cancelling in the UK?
Miloslaw 7 | 3,216
12 Mar 2020 #275
Nothing at the moment but there is a meeting this afternoon that may or may not change that.
Atch 17 | 3,221
12 Mar 2020 #276
the PIS government is considering total closure: not only schools but also airports, offices, all commercial facilities etc.

That sounds most unlikely as it would be unsustainable and if carried on for long would have a disastrous effect on the country. SMEs would go out of business for a start - and what about the self-employed and B2B contracts?? They're not entitled to any welfare payments and nobody will be paying them a salary.............as Jon says, seems extreme, but then with PIS at the helm, I suppose the usual hysterical approach isn't such a surprise after all.
jon357 63 | 15,214
12 Mar 2020 #277
Logistically it would be a huge undertaking. They may well do something to ensure the supply chain for food shops, however in the end they'll do what is possible and practical.

with PIS at the helm, I suppose the usual hysterical approach isn't such a surprise after all.

The bookies are already giving odds on the election being delayed. That would actually be a sensible thing to do, since stability and continuity is essential over the coming weeks/months.
cms neuf - | 1,573
12 Mar 2020 #278
I doubt it is that bad - I think more something like in Italy - shut what you can but keep the country ticking over.

There are not enough army to do that and in any case the easiest way to keep people supplied is to rely on retailers who have locations, trucks, fridges, and experience rather than a bunch of untrained soldiers.

One problem for PiS is they have gone out of their way to punish retailers over the last five years and now will have to eat some humble pie.
johnny reb 23 | 4,467
12 Mar 2020 #279
And some of you guys use to mock us preppars.
I have nothing to do and no place to go and can pay all my Wi-Fi, electric and telephone bills on line.
Looks like the Polish Forum will be our hang out until the vaccine gets developed.
I may actually get some work done around my house for a change.
They are now saying by July and August this will be full blown out of control world wide.
We take so much for granted don't we.
jon357 63 | 15,214
12 Mar 2020 #280
And some of you guys use to mock us preppars.

Yep, a friend laughed last year when he saw our stores. He said I'd read too much post-apocalyptic fiction. This morning he messaged me to tell me how empty the shops in his part of town are.

Looks like the Polish Forum will be our hang out

Assuming the internet works freely here. There have been Poland-specific Twitter outages a few times this week.
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,583
12 Mar 2020 #281
Soon the UEFA will announce that the European Championships will be delayed till 2021 (also the Champions League).....

lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Coronavirus-l-uefa-devrait-annoncer-la-semaine-prochaine-la-suspension-des-coupes-d-europe-et-le-report-de-l-euro-a-2021/1119058
PolAmKrakow 1 | 429
12 Mar 2020 #282
@pawian
urdupoint.com/en/world/poland-not-planning-lockdown-over-coronavirus-862585.html
Atch 17 | 3,221
12 Mar 2020 #283
European Championships will be delayed till 2021

I wonder what will happen with the Eurovision?? Can't see that going ahead as it's usually in May. I suppose they'll have it later in the year. The UK entry goes by the rather unfortunately apt title of 'My Last Breath'!
cms neuf - | 1,573
12 Mar 2020 #284
No restaurants, no football, no music, no pubs :( this better be worth it !
pawian 170 | 11,264
12 Mar 2020 #285
poland-not-planning-lockdown-over-coronavirus

hahaha
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,583
12 Mar 2020 #286
I wonder what will happen with the Eurovision??

Oh god...yeah....and all the parties in front of the big screens....all need to be delayed.....

I really really start to hate that virus!
pawian 170 | 11,264
12 Mar 2020 #287
No need to despair. Conchita Wurst wouldn`t appear anyway. He has changed his image.
Cargo pants 2 | 470
12 Mar 2020 #288
I and my friends just put signs in my building & lifts ,where most elderly live to call a number for them or ask the porter in Polish to do there chores.My friends will get the calls and we( 3 of my friends) will buy and do the work and deliver free so they can stay in there flats.
pawian 170 | 11,264
12 Mar 2020 #289
Yes, such initiatives are propagated and taken all over Poland.
Cargo pants 2 | 470
12 Mar 2020 #290
nice, a good gesture to serve the community.
Barney 14 | 1,472
12 Mar 2020 #291
@pawian
"I have the latest news from confidential sources"

This is true, it's also suggested that there will be a 5000 PLN fine for breaking the quarantine not sure how this can be enforced
Miloslaw 7 | 3,216
12 Mar 2020 #292
Ludicrous panic-buying going on in my part of Warsaw today

I had a similar experience in a local supermarket here today.
Not quite as bad as you described, but whole aisles were empty.
They mainly went for tissue paper,cleaning products, tinned produce and anything with a long shelf life.
I couldn't even find a tin of tomatoes!
I have never seen this type of panic, not during the Muslim terrorist attacks nor in the IRA days.
Londoners are usually very much, "Don't panic and just carry on as normal",
But this virus has really scared them.
I am no longer throwing newspapers away as we are nearly out of toilet roll......
johnny reb 23 | 4,467
12 Mar 2020 #293
this better be worth it !

We are hearing about all the hype but nothing about the actual death numbers.
Here in Michigan we have had TWO reported cases, no deaths and they have closed all sporting events in the entire State !
From pro sports to high school sports.
This shows just how dumbed down the public has become by the media.
People need to get a grip.
pawian 170 | 11,264
12 Mar 2020 #294
Londoners are usually very much, "Don't panic and just carry on as normal",

Yes, like during the Blitz - Business as usual notices.
jon357 63 | 15,214
12 Mar 2020 #295
We are hearing about all the hype but nothing about the actual death numbers.

Johnson admitted today on TV that the real figures for those infected are certainly higher.

but whole aisles were empty.

Meat, poultry, nions, potatoes, rice, milk all gone today. The rest of the shopping mall was almost empty.

People were snatching the last of the pasta. All that was left was the lurid coloured stuff they sell to tourists in Italy.

What struck me was how deserted the whole place was. Of the few people we saw, several looked ill and were coughing.
pawian 170 | 11,264
12 Mar 2020 #296
This is Armageddon.
jon357 63 | 15,214
12 Mar 2020 #297
Or hopefully people just being safe and staying at home.
OP Braveheart16 18 | 194
12 Mar 2020 #298
Any further news on how Poland is dealing with the virus....how are supermarkets coping....are people aware of what is needed to combat the virus....there does seem to be quite a lot of information around and I think the government by closing schools, universities etc is a good start.....however are the hospitals up to speed with dealing with increasing numbers of patients?
jon357 63 | 15,214
12 Mar 2020 #299
how are supermarkets coping.

See above. Not ideal, however there's usually something (though today not much meat) if you get there early enough.
Miloslaw 7 | 3,216
12 Mar 2020 #300
Meat, poultry, nions, potatoes, rice, milk all gone today

Strangely enough, the meat shelves here were as full as normal.


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