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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner
Replies: 57
Views: 3922

Re: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

What does a 217 nm range help if you have to recharge the batteries before taking off again? This will only work if the battery packs are swappable during turnaround. Fast charging is getting to the point that automobiles can go 20-80% in under 20 minutes. The limit is usually not the battery but t...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner
Replies: 57
Views: 3922

Re: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

What does a 217 nm range help if you have to recharge the batteries before taking off again?

This will only work if the battery packs are swappable during turnaround.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 13336

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

Excellent news. We need more positive news these days.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11058

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

The question is then if only 4-5 y/o aircraft are affected by this, did the construction of the IPC blades change after that, or are they similar on newer engines as well? If so they will have to be fixed down the line also.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 45
Views: 4654

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

If it has been covered by sand or mangrove or anything for the last two decades, I think it clearly could be wreckage from Aeroperú Flight 603.

I've seen wreckage from the 1950s laying out in the open in better condition than this piece.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 59
Views: 3930

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

The interesting thing is that Norway can afford to implement cutting edge tech advancements like electric aircraft infrastructure, thanks to the petroleum industry. At the same time, using "oil money" to reduce dependence on oil by being the pioneers and risk takers is a good thing. If we ...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29118

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

And in 2023-2024 they will start to reverse this multi billion dollar process to stay competitive and fill the market demand.

Meanwhile production lines have been closed and workers have been laid off and found new jobs somewhere else.

But what's the alternative.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25530

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

FR24 data shows a sudden climb from 34,000ft 34,600ft then descent back to 34,000ft over around a five minute period 1610-1615 UTC approx. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1286399405701107712 According to the FR24 data, at 16:13 UTC they made a sudden dive from 34,000 to 33,875 and back up ...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26298

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Icelandair must have a massive surplus of pilots. For a 757 they will need at least 4 FAs maybe more depending on Iceland's regulations. Typically, they would only need 2 pilots for the 757. They need at least 5 FAs for the 767 and 757-300. Only 2 pilots usually needed for those. Pilot groups are u...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 7031

Re: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

Some interesting points in this thread. The fact that aircraft leasing companies now own the majority of stock in Norwegian means a lot. It creates massive leverage in any lawsuit against Boeing. The other interesting point is about the Gold Care package Norwegian bought for the Dreamliners. Boeing ...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 7031

Re: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

Hmm - If Norwegian do survive do you think that relations with Boeing are going to be tainted for a long time? It's difficult to say, I think this was expected by many in the business. I don't think Boeing is in the position to pick and choose at this point. Clearly Boeing needs to sell airplanes m...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 7031

Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

"Norwegian accuses Boeing of fraud and breach of contract" "The airline makes sharp accusations against Boeing in the lawsuit after the cancellation of an order for 97 aircraft." The lawsuit has 7 different points, where 4 have to do with the cancellation of the 737 MAX. The oth...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23814

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

I would think Norwegian will only fly with leased hardware from their new lessor owners in the future. It's the only way the leasing companies can make their money back on their Norwegian rescue.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13974

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/easa-su ... ring-bloc/


That was about time. In effect from July 1st.
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CrimsonNL wrote:
EASA now suspends PK for 6 months from operating in European Airspace..

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/easa-su ... ring-bloc/


That was about time. In effect from July 1st.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13974

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ealed.html
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This is absolutely incredible.

How is this even possible? How bad is the regulation in Pakistan? Why is PIA still allowed to fly anywhere outside Pakistan?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ealed.html

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125426

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

It is extended to 20th August now for other European countries ? Damn! I was hoping to go in September/October (for work) and I'm not even in EU. Norway didn’t extend the entry ban. It has been 20 August from the beginning. I think that is the travel advisory to Norwegians and in general to people ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4873

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

I keep hearing various versions of the "why should Norway help SAS" questions, followed by suggestions that Widerøe (which is a tiny airline) should expand and take over the market. The domestic market in Norway is huge. Larger than Sweden and Denmark combined. This is not something Widerø...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125426

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://youtu.be/zHN8ZpgCF38
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Sas crew has made a very cute song and video to keep the spirits and hopes up. Seems professionally made.

https://youtu.be/zHN8ZpgCF38

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?
Replies: 38
Views: 3701

Re: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?

Agree that is very close! The article above mentions some very close previous intercepts and shows this behaviour has been going on for a long time! https://2k8r3p1401as2e1q7k14dguu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/7-17.jpg A Soviet MiG-19 Farmer D less than 20 feet off the wing o...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7509

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

German Military is often looking for multinatinal solutions: C130J with France and the A330MRTT. Why not the P8 together with UK......?? P-8 together with both UK and Norway. I believe the P-3 extension program was done in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Air Force as well. Article written abou...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4891

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

I think it's a great idea. It's ridiculus this isn't the norm already.

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by JetBuddy
Sun May 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4429

Re: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

Even 15 years ago, OSL made more money on duty free and other shops than they made from the airlines via taxes and landing fees.

So, I don't think that will stop. Not at all.

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by JetBuddy
Sat May 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5305

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

Just like with SAS and Thai. SAS helped build Thai, and in the beginning the liveries were very similar. Both variations of the Dragon livery with the same fonts and everything.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6242

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

A340 + A330 the old ones from 2003/2004 will go - agree both B737 and older A320 family can risk to be phased out A319/320/321 ... SAS might cut 2 to 3 routes Hong Kong is gone - Miami ? Los Angeles ? SAS will receive 3 new A321LR soon - one is almost ready for delivery SAS is only (or was supposed...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to layoff half of their staff
Replies: 30
Views: 6242

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

I think the 737 phase out will be expedited. Same thing with A340. There's something to be said for operating an older yet fully paid for fleet, especially for legacy airlines with a really good maintenance system like SAS Teknisk. And the low oil prices helps. But the process of phasing out the 737...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31269

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

The US government won't let Boeing fall. Too much on the line in terms of jobs, taxes, and technology knowhow. Same thing with Airbus in Europe. The Germans and the French won't let Airbus go down. I'm quite certain of it. We might end up with higher government stakes in both airlines and aircraft m...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 involved in a shooting
Replies: 29
Views: 16198

Re: Air France A330 involved in a shooting

To be fair though, Congo has struggled with Ebola for many years now, and the disease was finally nearly beaten. I do understand why they would be worried about COVID-19 getting a foothold in Congo as well. Well, but the Congo that is struggling with Ebola is "Democratic Republic of Congo"...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 involved in a shooting
Replies: 29
Views: 16198

Re: Air France A330 involved in a shooting

Apparently some police officers fired at the aircraft because they believed that the aircraft was bringing the coronavirus to the Congo. The plane was going to fly in and fly out immediately. Now the plane "that is bringing the coronavirus" is going to be there and the Congolese is going ...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67214

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

I highly recommend this video about how China is dealing with the virus. It's from SerpentZA, a South-African man who's been living, travelling and running a business in China for 12 years. He's married to a Chinese doctor and knows more about China than 99% of Chinese people. https://youtu.be/KQaNd...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67214

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

South Korea and Israel has been doing this tracking for nearly a month now. If not longer.

The Norwegian government started talking about it around three weeks ago. They're developing an app that tracks your movement and also warns you of Corona contagion hotspots.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67214

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Interesting read on Covid-19 and the Genealogy behind it. Most of the NY cases came from Europe. Not China. https://news.yahoo.com/most-york-coronavirus-cases-came-120729916.html New research indicates that the coronavirus began to circulate in the New York area by mid-February, weeks before the fi...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67214

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The Norwegian Medical Association has stated that the current Coronavirus regulations of the Norwegian health care system is leading to more suffering and death than if the rules and regulations were not implemented. The reason is that only 47% or so of other necessary medical treatment has been hal...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12329

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

SAS can convert a 737-800 into a flying hospital with 12 beds in only six hours. And half the beds are intensive care beds. Image from training last year: (See Image above) From Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/367990506625644/ That's only because they have an existing stockpile of a...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12329

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/367990506625644/
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SAS can convert a 737-800 into a flying hospital with 12 beds in only six hours. And half the beds are intensive care beds.

Image from training last year:

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From Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/367990506625644/

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67214

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The Norwegian Minister of Health is now saying the Corona-situation is under control. The quarantine / social distancing has worked. Before the quarantine, each Corona infected individual was spreading the virus to 2.5 other individuals. Now, after three weeks of quarantine / social distancing, each...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67214

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

This has become the most useless thread on Coronavirus I've ever come across. And I include the comment sections under certain tabloid newspapers.

It's just political bickering back and forth. Trying to trigger each other. Every single post is attacked by either side. It's just sad.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155838

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I don't think the future of aviation after Corona is going to be as dark as some people seem to think. After this crisis is over, it's going to be all about getting the economy started and keeping a technological edge over competitors, especially China. I think we'll see economic packages for both A...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99644

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

SAS is shutting down the last two remaining long haul routes: Copenhagen - Tokyo (Haneda) Stockholm - New York (Newark) They will remain closed until April 19th at the earliest. Article translated into English for your convenience: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=da&tl=en&u=https%3...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67214

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

During today's Coronavirus press conference (March 31st), Dr Birx basically stated that China lied. She said that when she and her collegues were looking at the developments in China, they thought this was an Ebola type of situation because of the low reported numbers. If her and Dr Fauci thought so...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Olympics Games off, Japan Cases Spike. Or how suppressing the real number of Coronavirus cases in Japan backfired spectacularly. With the Olympics now off, many are voicing suspicion that the numbers are rising because Japan suddenly has no reason to hide them. https://www.boston.com/news/health/20...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Is Total Lock Down The Answer To Killing Corona Virus?

I see, I debunked your claim that Germany tests more than the US, and now you need to mock other parts of my responses. You have a very thorough comprehension of math, if you keep claiming your points without really looking at data. ??? You didn't even respond to the info I sent you. Let alone debu...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Sorry the link in swedish :-) The number of new cases in sweden in need of health care does not seem to increase. It is still to early to get a specific conclusion from only a few days of statistics https://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/tegnell-ser-positiv-trend-men-siffror-kan-slapa-efter/ The Public ...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Scientific advisors to the UK Government is saying China has downplayed their Coronavirus figures by a factor of 15 to 40. Meaning 1,200,000 and 3,200,000 real cases. Take the source for what it is. A tabloid. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8163707/Chinas-efforts-blame-coronavirus-army-de...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The Czechs have tried a different approach to this virus. A private individual started a campaign of making masks. And in 3 days, Czechia had 10 million masks. Sown on sewing machines at homes, in elderly homes and elsewhere. One for each individual. There's an interesting video of it here: https://...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Imagine what could have been accomplished if the WHO were a functioning, uncompromised organization, and there was unity and leadership in the west - we’d have a consistent global containment and mitigation effort and be halfway to nipping this thing in the bud by now. Unfortunately, such will neve...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Scientific advisors to the UK Government is saying China has downplayed their Coronavirus figures by a factor of 15 to 40. Meaning 1,200,000 and 3,200,000 real cases. Take the source for what it is. A tabloid. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8163707/Chinas-efforts-blame-coronavirus-army-de...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Scientific advisors to the UK Government is saying China has downplayed their Coronavirus figures by a factor of 15 to 40. Meaning 1,200,000 and 3,200,000 real cases. Take the source for what it is. A tabloid. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8163707/Chinas-efforts-blame-coronavirus-army-del...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Any suggestions why numbers are still going up in the USA. For the most part, people are maintaining social distance, still not making a dent on infections. Not in South Carolina they're not! Here it's mostly still treated as a non-issue with people out of work actively gathering. I've been deemed ...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164534

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Guys (and ladies), please help me understand the math here. Current total confirmed infected today (29th of March): 700,000 Current total confirmed deceased at this point: 35,000 35k of 700k is 5%. That means a 5% death rate. However, the COVID-19 sickness doesn't work like this. There's a two week ...

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