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    1. Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 28

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      11 votes
    2. "How will rural areas be affected by the virus?"

      Rural Towns Insulated From Coronavirus Now May Take A Harder Hit Later (They will almost certainly get the virus. When they do, they'll realize they're less prepared than cities and their people...

      Rural Towns Insulated From Coronavirus Now May Take A Harder Hit Later (They will almost certainly get the virus. When they do, they'll realize they're less prepared than cities and their people are disproportionately more likely to be a high risk group.)

      The Coronavirus may hit rural communities later but it will certainly hit them harder (very similar to the one above)

      Are suburbs/rural areas safer from the Coronavirus? Probably not. (also pretty similar but it talks about precedent during the 1918 and earlier pandemics and also that people are apparently renting their houses on the notion they're safe, which is wrong.)

      5 votes
    3. Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 29

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      9 votes
    4. New social isolation rules implemented in Australia

      Frustratingly (and in keeping with how confusing the messaging has been from the Australian government on all aspects of this pandemic), there is no single easy source that lists these new...

      Frustratingly (and in keeping with how confusing the messaging has been from the Australian government on all aspects of this pandemic), there is no single easy source that lists these new restrictions in a nice simple format.

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-29/public-gatherings-limited-to-two-people-coronavirus-covid-19/12101162

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-29/scott-morrison-coronavirus-covid19-two-person-rule-explained/12101212

      https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/elderly-australians-told-to-self-isolate-at-home-outdoor-gatherings-restricted-to-two-people-20200329-p54f1g.html

      • All gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, are limited to 2 people. Exceptions apply for people you're living with (you're already sharing germs with them). However, previous limits of 5 people for weddings and 10 people for funerals still apply.

      • People should only leave the house for necessary activities, such as: shopping for supplies, exercising, medical care, work, school.

      • Elderly people should stay home and self-isolate. This applies to: healthy people over 70; unhealthy people over 60; indigenous people over 50. (And if we ever needed evidence that indigenous people have worse health than everyone else, this announcement proves it.)

      • Public playgrounds, outside gyms, and skate parks will close.

      These rules are all advisory, rather than legal. However, individual states can choose to enforce them legally.

      7 votes
    5. Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 26

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      13 votes
    6. Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 27

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted daily, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      11 votes