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Coronavirus: More than 80% of patients have mild disease and will recover

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Quote from: SueC on June 03, 2020, 12:36:51It seems we're reading the same articles!

Yeah, I got friends from UK and some share these articles on FB or elsewhere...
If only I'd thought of the right words...


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Sadly it's the same thing (almost) everywhere...

QuoteGegründet haben wir die Initiative Künstler*innensoforthilfe als private Gruppe am Montag, 16 März.

Über Facebook/Instagram (Joe Bauer) und private Kontakte rufen wir zu Spenden für Künstler*innen und Kulturschaffende  im Raum Stuttgart auf, die aufgrund  der Pandemie-Krise in Not geraten sind. Viele sind  ohne jegliches Einkommen, oft haben sie auch noch ihren Nebenjob verloren.

Unsere kleine Initiative ist gedacht als Zeichen der Solidarität. Künstlerische und kulturelle Arbeit betrachten wir als unverzichtbar für ein humanes gesellschaftspolitisches  Leben und den kritischen Blick auf die Verhältnisse. Auch geht es uns darum, die Freiheiten eines internationalen, antirassistischen Miteinanders gegen die Feinde der Demokratie zu  verteidigen - und GEMEINSAM etwas zu TUN.

Den Begriff "Künstler*in" sehen wir keineswegs eng, vielmehr gilt unsere Unterstützung Kulturarbeit im weitesten Sinn: Wer z.  B. mit Veranstaltungsstätten zu tun hat, mit Veranstaltungstechnik und ähnlichen Tätigkeiten, gehört ebenso zu unserem Kreis.
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The Cure via FB:

QuoteYouGov poll shows that 31% of people want to see big changes in the way the economy is run coming out of the crisis, with a further 28% wanting to see moderate changes and only 6% of people wanting to see no changes.

If only I'd thought of the right words...


The story is infuriating, the way Crikey presented it is excellent, and I'm sure we're not the only country with such lunatics in charge.  From this morning's news email:


According to The New Daily, Scott Morrison will today announce a 10-year, $270 billion military package, to include long-range missiles, armed drones, and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.

The funding, which follows the $1.3 billion cyber-warfare boost outlined yesterday and comes as Australia grapples with a recession, is $75 billion more than a figure originally outlined in Malcolm Turnbull's 2016 Defence White Paper.

In his address at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Morrison will claim the record spending comes ahead of "a post-COVID world that is poorer, more dangerous and more disorderly".

FUN FACT: Permanently increasing JobSeeker to above poverty-levels would cost between $7-17 billion a year -- not including the net economic benefit from supporting low-income spenders -- while the ABC's job-destroying 2020-21 budget has been cut from $1.181 billion to $1.065 billion. Just some figures to keep in mind next time we are told what Australia can and cannot afford!

...JobSeeker is the new name for Australian unemployment support payments, which were well below the poverty line and resulted in much homelessness and despair before lots of people became unemployed with COVID-19 and the government then was forced to "temporarily" double the payments so people could eat and pay rent, now that they couldn't simply vilify the unemployed as "dole bludgers" and "leaners" and "entitled" anymore (because it would have cost them the votes of the many newly unemployed)... :evil:
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