0658-COVID-19 (update)

VICTIM COUNTER FOR THE NETHERLANDS as per 29 March 06.00PM:

People tested positive: 10,866 (+1,104); deaths: 771 (+132). The death rate is 7.09% (+0.55%), but as the people having the infection of COVID-19 is estimated about 20,000, the death rate is about 50% lower. The numbers in brackets are the new cases in the past 24 hours. On 19 March 2020, so 10 days ago, the counter was: 2,460 people tested positive and 76 deaths. Compared to the present figures, there are 4.41 times more positive tested people and 10.14 times more people that died from this disease.

0656-No 112th birthday due to lock-up

Oldest man in the world is forced to celebrate 112th birthday alone, due to the coronavirus.

Bob Weighton (111), the oldest living man in the world, will not be able to celebrate his 112th birthday tomorrow because of the corona crisis. “Unfortunately everything has been canceled. There are no visitors and there is absolutely no party, ”said the Briton who was born on March 29, 1908. The very old man from the British town of Alton usually celebrates his birthday with a big party with friends and family, but that is not the case this year. Reason? The British government has issued strict rules to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Weighton, who also has to keep to the lockdown, is very concerned about the virus. “The world is a mess. No one knows what’s going to happen, ”the former teacher and technician tells British media. He has the courage. The father of 3 children and 25 grandchildren is doing relatively well, although he now needs to be more independent and arrange his own food and personal care. Still, the man remains positive and praises himself happily for his good health.
It is not the first time that he has experienced a pandemic. When he was ten years old, tens of millions died worldwide from the Spanish flu. Weighton states that he did not experience the virus outbreak at the time. “A child lives in a different world than adults. When you’re young, you don’t read newspapers and we didn’t have a radio back then. ” Weighton has been seen as the oldest man on Earth since last month. Then the Japanese Chitetsu Watanabe died at the age of 112.
The Brit also later experienced World War II. He says that it was a lot clearer then how the battle should be won. According to him, the virus is a completely different kind of enemy. “In World War II, you knew exactly what to do. You could fail, of course, but the goals were clear when Churchill called on the land. There was a goal we could achieve. But nobody knows exactly how we’re going to beat the virus. ”
According to the Brit, there is no secret to longevity. “I never intended to grow old. When you’re young, you don’t think about what’s going to happen when you’re old. You are confident, the only thing you think about is the here and now. ” He says he reads a lot and he is busy building model mills to keep himself mentally young.

0655-Somerset Dogs not infected with Covid-19

A Somerset cameraman observes his two dogs:

first jumping towards you, then jumping in front of you.

0654-COVID-19 (update)

VICTIM COUNTER FOR THE NETHERLANDS as per 28 March 06.00PM:

People tested positive: 9,762 (+1,159); deaths: 639 (+93). The death rate is 6.54% (-0.88%), but as the people having the infection of COVID-19 is estimated about 20,000 the death rate is about 50% lower. The numbers in brackets are the new cases in the past 24 hours.

0653-Dating sites

Flirt with a stranger in the supermarket or be linked by a joint acquaintance. Most young singles (45 percent) who are dating mainly arrange their date through a meeting in real life. At 16 percent, dates originate mainly through dating sites and apps. This is evident from research by 3Vraag, among young people between 16 and 34 years old. According to one in five (22 percent), their dates come about both offline and through online dating. Dating sites and apps are nowadays part of the search for a new partner. Still, young singles who are active on this question whether online is the place to find a partner. 38 percent think online dating is a good way to meet true love, 24 percent think not and another 38 percent don’t know.
Some see around them relationships arise from friends and acquaintances who date online: “I know people who got to know each other and have been together for a long time. So it is possible that you meet your true love through a dating site,” writes someone. Many young bachelors who completed the survey indicate that they themselves have experienced little success through dating apps. For example, a participant says: “The chance that you just swipe that one person to the right and he / she also is minimal. It is based on attraction to photos, not personality.” Another: “Online dating is easy for many people, but I think it’s a meat inspection.” Like this participant, more online daters feel that the conversations often fail or that people are looking for a hook-up rather than a serious relationship.
Most young people who are on dating apps or sites indicate that this is not the approach for them. When asked what they are looking for via dating apps or sites, seven in ten (71 percent) active online daters indicate that they are mainly looking for a relationship. A much smaller number of one in ten (12 percent) say they are mainly after sexual contact.

0652-Poor PM Boris (tested Covid-19 positive)

A nice contribution from a dear Companion.

0651-COVID-19 (update)

VICTIM COUNTER FOR THE NETHERLANDS as per 27 March 06.00PM:

People tested positive: 8.603 (+1,172); deaths: 546 (+112). The death rate is 6.35% (+1.87%), but as the people having the infection of COVID-19 is estimated about 20,000 the death rate is about 60% lower. The numbers in brackets are the new cases in the past 24 hours.

0650-COVID-19 (update)

VICTIM COUNTER FOR THE NETHERLANDS as per 26 March 06.00PM:

People tested positive: 7.431 (+1,019); deaths: 434 (+78). The death rate is 5.84% (+0,29%), but as the people having the infection of COVID-19 is estimated about 10,000 the death rate is about 50% lower. The numbers in brackets are the new cases in the past 24 hours.

0649-COVID-19 (update)

HRH Prince Charles of Wales tested positive

VICTIM COUNTER FOR THE NETHERLANDS as per 25 March 06.00PM:

People tested positive: 6.412 (+852); deaths: 356 (+80). The death rate is 5.55% (+0,59%), but as the people having the infection of COVID-19 is estimated about 10,000 the death rate is about 50% lower. The numbers in brackets are the new cases in the past 24 hours.