Posts by Volleygirl17

    :( big problem with this earthquake was not just how strong it was but it also seemed to last foreverfrom what i hear. I saw many Turkish and Greek people unite in the YT comments in a way I haven't seen in years now though. It's sad that only moments like this is what it takes to humble people but at least that was nice... (not taking any sides btw, just a general statement)

    It did indeed last forever!It just wouldn't stop!And here in Athens we're 300 km away, so I can't even imagine how people in Samos/Izmir felt it!

    You are right...unfortunately it does take tragedies like this for people to come together and put their differences aside...

    I was gonna comment about the match today, which was quite entertaining, but right now I'm in complete shock after that huge earthquake....I live in Athens and both its duration (I personally felt like it lasted forever!) and its intensity made everyone here think that the epicenter was somewhere close...only to learn that it actually originated from Samos, 300 km away!I hope and pray everyone in Greece and Turkey is safe,and that there are no casualties!

    Starting tomorrow at 6 am local time, Greece is in lockdown as well. Civilians are able to leave home only for the usual "necessary reasons" (work, supermarket, pharmacy, doctor etc) and only carrying the proper identification and certificate. Greece also had 94 new cases in the past 24 hours,counting 624 in total,as well as 2 additional deaths (bringing the toll to 15).

    Thank you!Well said!

    Troll aside,there's a misconception that the people that died that had "other illnesses" were like,at home in bed seriously ill and then the virus came and killed them.That is wrong.People with diabetes,hypertension,asthma etc are fully active people that go to work,have families and some of them are even doctors or nurses.It says absolutely nothing to me that 99 % of the people that died had other illnesses.Not to mention that many, fully healthy or not,people that get the virus and develop pneumonia,even if they recover,are left with irreversible damage to their lungs.So death is not the only complication that should be concerning us.

    THIS is what is mind boggling to me, really!
    We aren’t even talking about a two month span we are really sitting around discussing a league to resume in a matter of weeks... at the PEAK of this pandemic.... Madness.

    Exactly.We are in the middle of a pandemic that we can only guess when is gonna end.And even if someone could tell us "You know,folks,this whole chaos is gonna end-let's say- on June 1st.After that no more cases,no more deaths etc.",people have the illusion that things will just magically return back to normal from one day to another.Yes,at some point we will start getting out of our houses and students will return to school/ university and hopefully we will again be able to hug our loved ones without having to wear protective gear.But the repercussions on pretty much every level for the whole world and each country separately-the economy,the industry,the tourism etc- will be huge,and are still unpredictable.So we have to keep in mind when discussing about literally anything "after" the coronavirus,that situations,and facts and circumstances will not be the same as "before".(I hope what I said makes sense 😁)

    There is lines but many cases that are not severe are being ignored. Actually this happens everywhere, Netherlands press is just free enough so the people know it. The reason is simply because there is a shortage of tests worldwide atm compared to the Coronavirus cases.

    I send Greece and the whole world a lot of love, we all closed borders but are also working together as 1 as never before. Many people ignored us (who were raising awareness) for weeks and now Biologists are finally openly speaking of 'the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu in 1918' which let's remind ourselves killed 50-100 million people. It doesn't have to mean it will happen again, but why are we taking a guess, there is also sadly enough people that don't care and see this simply as a matter of natural selection :O

    Yeah indeed that's the situation everywhere...Not only a shortage of tests,but also labs,personell etc...There are cases in which if you are not considered a suspicious enough patient,you have to pay 300+ euros to get tested in a private lab (and even that is not always possible).

    At least now many people have come together.I'm in a facebook group and people were volunteering to go shopping for groceries for their elderly/sick neighbors,for example.There is hope.We may have to physically distance ourselves from one another,but it is evident that,mentally,all of us are in this together.

    I'm hoping every single one of you is healthy and safe and stays that way <3.And that,soon enough,we finally can hear some good news...

    In the Netherlands they are basically not testing people anymore. I have a friend with serious symptoms aside being ignored.

    The major reason for this is probably that there aren't enough tests in the world right now available. :( the numbers are way higher worldwide moee than we know

    Isn't there an emergency number or something like that for people that have suspicious symptoms or travel history to call and be told what to do?Or are you guys being advised to just self quarantine if you exhibit symptoms?

    Somewhat irrelevant,but in Greece people at 9pm all applauded for the doctors,nurses and hospital staff from their balconies-it was something really emotional to watch.I know it has already happened in China/Italy/Spain,but seeing it with your very own eyes was different.At least not all Greeks are ignoring the safety orders....