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Office announced mandatory working remotely except with explicit permission to come into the office. That being said without the free coffee and colleagues to interact with, my incentive to go in has definitely been reduced.
How does one work from home for an extended period of time without going insane? haha
 

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How does one work from home for an extended period of time without going insane? haha
Is it the same thing as me skipping all my lectures and tuts? because I seem to love doing it all from home :rolleyes:
 

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I actually feel more exhausted now. I'm also a bit over doing constant video calls with teams.
I feel like when working from home there should be a maximum time limits/amounts set on video calls.
 

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The US has become the first country to overtake China on number of infections gg
 

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China's cases are underreported by about 1/3rd. They quarantine but don't include asymptomatic cases in their official numbers, which goes against WHO guidelines (do a quick google search if you want articles). Their actual number of cases is about double that of Italy. I've also heard that China doesn't report certain deceased cases, i.e. if someone has died from flu-like symptoms who has not been tested when alive, their corposes do not get tested, but instead get sent to the crematorium. I don't have a source for this, but I wouldn't be surprised. Overall, you should always take numbers from official Chinese government data with nothing less than a truckload of salt.
 

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If you want to talk about the “true” number infected then both the US and Italy (to a lesser extent) are very under-reported as well. The US testing regime was a mess early on and only recently has picked up. Italy has only been testing when more severe symptoms arise so they’re missing a lot of mild cases (that’s why their case mortality rate is so high).
 

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The US has become the first country to overtake China on number of infections gg
Reported infections.Hard to get reliable figures for China and US at the moment.
 

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If you want to talk about the “true” number infected then both the US and Italy (to a lesser extent) are very under-reported as well. The US testing regime was a mess early on and only recently has picked up. Italy has only been testing when more severe symptoms arise so they’re missing a lot of mild cases (that’s why their case mortality rate is so high).
That's a bit different to intentional underreporting to hide the facts and figures. Yes, most countries around the world didn't react early enough, and not enough testing is being done, so the true numbers in those are likely to be higher. But that's not quite the same as knowing the true number and publishing suppressed numbers to make the data look better.
 

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Holy shit Boris Johnson just tested positive for the virus... 😮
 

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Holy shit Boris Johnson just tested positive for the virus... 😮
I have absolutely no idea who that is but alright haha

Also the Prince Charles has the Coronavirus as well..
 

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lol wtf who did you think was handling the Brexit mess a couple of months ago?
True that. I never thought of looking up who was actually doing it lol
 

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