One Finite Planet

Covid-19 Cases

I plan to record snapshots of points in time where the epi/pandemic is up to at the those times. I will reference this data in updates. See the Q&A for why the data varies so much.

January 28th Status

March 17th Reports

Country

Norway

Cases

1,322 (but gov states infections will be more)

Fatalities

3(0.2%)

8,236 (274,000 tested)

75(0.9%)

181,000

7,128 (3.9%)

24,700

1,800(7.3%)

3,059

6(0.19%)

USA

4,077

71(1.7%)

UK

1,543

55(3.6%)

368

6(1.6%)

425

4(0.9%)

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Country

Cases

Deaths

Comment?

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Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Democracy is under threat, and a significant part of the problem stems for the distortion of the current model of ‘opposition’. While the politics of division and polarisation of the USA Trump republicans vs Biden democrats attracts most attention on the world stage right now, what happens in Australia following the recent election which saw democracy strike back (page coming soon), has the potential to provide the world with an alternate blueprint for the role of the opposition party, which could reinvigorate democracy and spread to the US and elsewhere.

Is there an alternative to the current Republicans vs Democrats style, where ‘opposition’ is about each party demonising the other?

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News In Brief.

It is now war until the end for Putin. If Putin is to win in Ukraine, he would simply have to start a new war elsewhere, as relations with Russia could never again return to ‘normal’ without charges of war crimes being held.

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The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

I recently watched an episode of “Comedians in cars getting coffee”,(C6:E4 11:55) where Ricky Gervais has a photo of Hitler as a baby. And relates, “I talk about sci-fi, and I always go back and kill Hitler”. And I go, I go, they go “well people tried all the time”, and they go “No I’d go back and kill him as a baby”. I go, “You’d go back, and kill baby Hitler, who hasn’t done anything wrong yet, and just strangle him? Have you seen Hitler as a baby” and I pull out this photo and I go “He was adorable”.

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